MGM Resorts unveils vision for upcoming Empire City Casino in New York

MGM Resorts unveils vision for upcoming Empire City Casino in New York

The transformation of Yonkers, New York-based Empire City Casino is underway, courtesy of MGM Resorts International, which intends to reshape the property into the opulent and all-inclusive destination for gambling and hospitality enthusiasts. The revamped MGM Empire City Casino Resort, pending the acquisition of a commercial casino license, promises to redefine unmatched gaming and luxury entertainment experience.

As per plans revealed by the operator, MGM Empire City will undergo a remarkable facelift, starting with a comprehensive redesign. The initial phase of the project involves expansive enhancements, including an engorged casino floor and an entertainment venue that will be capable of hosting up to 5,000 visitors. The introduction of a state-of-the-art BetMGM sportsbook, and curated culinary experiences by renowned chefs at various dining outlets, complemented by cocktail bars, lounges, meeting spaces, will make visits to the venue unforgettable.

Transitioning from its prior status as a video lottery terminal racino, MGM Empire City will raise its offerings to incorporate live-dealer table games, modern slot machines, and a swanky high-limit gaming area. In addition, there will be a new parking garage accessible to all guests.

The focal point of the revamped venue will provide an exceptional gaming experience, by hosting top-tier A-list performers and events. The operator is quite confident that it will cement its status as a premier entertainment hub in the region. Leveraging MGM Resorts' status as the third-largest ticket seller for live performances in the United States, the venue will boast impeccable acoustics and an array of amenities dedicated to curating remarkable experiences for visitors.

Pending the attainment of the commercial license, the BetMGM Sportsbook & Lounge will be a unique feature, offering guests an immersive gaming experience with a 112-foot wrap-around LED screen, VIP areas, a number of betting kiosks, and a diverse range of food and beverage options.

Bill Hornbuckle, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MGM Resorts, stated, “MGM Resorts has a long-standing legacy of delivering world-class entertainment and gaming experiences. The development of MGM Empire City will offer unparalleled experiences, generate employment opportunities, bolster the state's economy, and redefine the entire region's landscape.”

Emphasizing the transformative potential of the project, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano highlighted its capacity to create thousands of new jobs and fortify the city's position as an entertainment hub, ushering in a new era of prosperity for the city as well as its residents.

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