Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway

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Deep in the heart of Yonkers is a bustling casino that has room for thousands. Join us as we explore all that the casino and racetrack have to offer. Before we dive in, here are a couple of things to know.

Yonkers Raceway opened in 1899 and grew into Empire City Casino. It’s time for a new experience as Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway transitions into MGM Empire City. You're welcome to play here if you’re 18 or older and have a valid ID to prove it.

How Many Games Does the Casino Have?

Enjoy a selection of more than 4,600 casino games that include electronic table games, video poker, Keno, and slots. Games offer denominations starting at a penny and going up to $100, which makes it the perfect New York land-based casino for beginners and high rollers alike. Yonkers Raceway is also on the casino grounds. Place bets on harness races and watch the games live. Here are some of the popular video slots.

  • Magic of the Nile

  • Prosperity Link – Cai Yun Heng Tong

  • Ultimate Fire Link – By the Bay

Are There Promotions?

There are promotions, but they’re tied to the MGM Rewards program. It’s free to enter, so make that your first stop when you arrive.

Players are welcome to join the free MGM Rewards program. Earn comp points each time to place a bet, pay for a meal in one of the restaurants, or stay in an MGM hotel. Use those points for meal discounts, air travel, free meals, discounted hotel stays, free hotel stays, and gift shop discounts. MGM Reward Gold members also enjoy half-price valet service.

MGM Rewards members get free entries into the monthly contests. At the time of the review, the $600,000 Mega Madne$$ contest was underway with Free Play casino vacations, a 2024 Jaguar E-Pace, and a variety of cash prizes.

On Wednesday, your MGM Rewards comp points double after you swipe your card at an MGM Rewards Kiosk. Monday is a Mystery Slot Dollar Multiplier Day. You could get a boost of up to 10x.

Each Tuesday and Saturday, receive free play to start your day. Plus, Saturday is the day when you “Collect the Set.” If you visit the Red Room from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (the highest VIP tiers get VIP-only early bird hours of 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) each Saturday, you’ll collect part of a gift at the end of five weeks, you’ll have an amazing collection of gifts like these:

  • A 6-piece coffee mug set

  • A stainless-steel coffee grinder

  • A coffee maker

  • An 8-piece barista kit

  • A sunrise alarm clock

On Friday, you get up to $500 in free play. Head to a kiosk and swipe your membership card every Sunday. You could end up with $2 in slots free play or the highest prize of $750 in free play.

What Amenities Are Offered?

Enjoy meals and beverages at four on-site restaurants.

  • The Big Kitchen (International Food Court) - Noon to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and noon to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

  • Empire City Chophouse (Steakhouse) – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

  • Lil’ Cocina (Grab and Go) – 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday

  • The Pub (American) – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

There’s also an Entertainment Lounge with live music or shows from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Currently, the casino doesn’t have its own hotel, but several are available nearby. MGM does plan to add a hotel soon.

Does Empire City Casino Have an App?

The BetMGM app is a free download compatible with iOS and Android phones and tablets. Use it to place sports bets from qualifying states. Those states are:

  • Arizona

  • Colorado

  • Indiana

  • Iowa

  • Michigan

  • Mississippi

  • New Jersey

  • Pennsylvania

  • Tennessee

  • Virginia

  • Washington, D.C.

  • West Virginia

  • Wyoming

If you want to place bets on sports, you can also access a BetMGM kiosk on the gaming floor. It’s a quick, easy way to place bets without having to stand in line on the sportsbook floor.

Where Is Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway?

Plenty of other area attractions will keep you busy. The casino is at 810 Yonkers Avenue in Yonkers, New York. It’s right off the I-87 and Central Park Avenue. The Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Garden are minutes to the south. St. Andrews Golf Club is to the north.

The casino is open from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. every day. Some areas and amenities have different hours and we’ve listed them when possible.