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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 »

Tioga Central School District Receives Generous Community Donation

Tioga Central School District Receives Generous Community Donation

June 11, 2015

June 10th, 2015 Tioga Central school officials and students are thanking a community member for a generous donation to their district. Wednesday, owner and CEO of Tioga Downs Casino Jeff Gural announced he would make a nearly $300,000 donation to the district. This after voters rejected a budget in may… Read more »