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Empire City Named Best Casino by ‘Casino Player Magazine’

Empire City Named Best Casino by ‘Casino Player Magazine’

November 3, 2015

Award-winning Empire City Casino has earned five more honors – including Best Casino – from Casino Player Magazine, America’s premier gaming lifestyle magazine based in Las Vegas, NV, in its “Best of Gaming” Awards in 2015 (October issue).  The Yonkers-based casino, which is celebrating its Ninth Anniversary (first opened October 2006), received top honors in a quintet of… Read more »

Resorts World Casino Prez Honored For Philanthropy

Resorts World Casino Prez Honored For Philanthropy

November 2, 2015

Queens Gazette – Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNY) President Ryan Eller was honored at the City & State Reports Hospitality, Gaming and Tourism Awards on Tuesday, October 20. Eller received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Fostering Community Engagement Through Corporate Philanthropy, Volunteerism & Emergency Preparedness, in recognition… Read more »

Tioga Downs casino project wins approval

Tioga Downs casino project wins approval

November 2, 2015

Times Union – A special Gaming Facility Location Board gave its approval Wednesday for Tioga Downs in rural Nichols, Tioga County, to be the site of state’s fourth Las Vegas-style casino. The ruling, which allows for the expansion of the harness track-racino venue, was made despite an earlier ”no” vote amid worries… Read more »

Racing continues this fall at Vernon Downs

Racing continues this fall at Vernon Downs

October 19, 2015

Racing continues this fall at Vernon Downs At Vernon Downs, fall means an extended season of harness racing and activities for the whole family, beginning with a special “pumpkin patch” giveaway and continuing through the final race of the season in late November. The autumn celebration begins today when each… Read more »

Yonkers Raceway owner to be honored Tuesday

Yonkers Raceway owner to be honored Tuesday

October 19, 2015

Yonkers Raceway owner to be honored Tuesday Timothy J. Rooney, president & CEO of Empire City Casino, will be honored at City & State Magazine’s Corporate Social Responsibility Awards (CSR) Breakfast, which will recognize leaders in the Hospitality, Gaming and Tourism industries. Rooney will receive the special award for Excellence in… Read more »

Parking garage project continues at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel

Parking garage project continues at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel

December 30, 2014

Rome Observer Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel topped off the facility’s new parking garage on Dec. 11. The “topping off” represents a Scandinavian tradition where builders ceremonially place the final beam in the main frame of the structure. There is still remaining work on the parking garage, but the project… Read more »

Empire City Toy & Coat Drive Assists Less Fortunate Through December 17

Empire City Toy & Coat Drive Assists Less Fortunate Through December 17

December 14, 2014

Patch For the eighth consecutive year, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway President and CEO Timothy J. Rooney and Catholic Charities will team up to make the holiday season happier for the less fortunate. Empire City will host the “Christmas Spirit Toy and Coat Drive” now through Wednesday, December 17th.… Read more »

Saratoga racino gives $100K to local charities

Saratoga racino gives $100K to local charities

December 9, 2014

Daily Gazette Saratoga Casino and Raceway presented 16 local charitable organizations with donations totaling $100,000 Tuesday. The gifts included $10,000 donations to Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, and the SUNY Adirondack Foundation. In addition, the racino provided $7,500 donations to the Franklin Community Center, Shelters of Saratoga;… Read more »