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Rooney On His Upcoming Retirement

October 14, 2018:

“I’ve always been busy working, and now I have to figure out what I’m going to do. Maybe I’ll become a good golfer.”...read on

New York Breeders Comment On Yonkers

June 5, 2018:

The Harness Horse Breeders of NY has commented on the recently-announced pending sale of Yonkers Raceway and the Empire City Casino....read on

Horsepeople’s Org On Yonkers Deal

May 30, 2018:

The Standardbred Owners Association of New York has issued an announcement in regard to the deal to sell Yonkers Raceway and Empire Casino....read on

Deal Struck To Sell Yonkers, Empire City

May 29, 2018:

It has been announced that a deal is in place that will see Yonkers Raceway and the Empire City Casino sold to well-established gaming interests....read on

Yonkers Raceway To . . . Move?

December 16, 2017:

According to The Journal News of White Plains, N.Y., the owners of Yonkers Raceway are considering options for development of the 100-acre site of Empire City Casino, including talks of relocating the racing operations to Belmont Park or elsewhere in the state....read on

Empire City To Explore Partnerships

November 15, 2017:

Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway announced on Wednesday (November 15) that it has initiated a process to explore alternatives, including strategic partnerships, to best position this leading gaming and entertainment facility for the future....read on

Hunger Action Month Recognized

September 20, 2017:

September is Hunger Action Month and the food bank is able to feed four people for every $1 they receive. SOA of NY President Joe Faraldo and Executive Director Alex Dadoyan made the cheque presentations along with Empire City Casino CFO Joel Daum at Dan Rooney's Sports Pub....read on

Another Sponsor For Dan Patch Awards

December 23, 2016:

The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), harness racing's largest and leading membership organization for industry communicators, has announced that Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York (SOA/NY) are partnering with USHWA in sponsoring the Cocktail Party and Open Bar at its annual Dan Patch Awards Banquet Presented by Hoosier Park....read on

Toy/Coat Drive Presentation This Thursday

December 14, 2016:

In what has become an annual tradition and much-anticipated by social-service organizations, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway ‎President & CEO Timothy J. Rooney will present the hundreds of new toys and gently-used coats collected in Empire City’s 10th annual ‘Christmas Spirit’ Toy and Coat Drive....read on

Racino Customer Hits $961K Payday

November 15, 2016:

It has been announced that a patron netted a $961,411.81 windfall this past Sunday (November 13) when she hit pay dirt at a slot machine at a harness racing racino....read on

Racino Patron Nails $1.47M Jackpot

November 17, 2015:

It has been announced that a lucky racino patron turned $20 into a massive $1.47-million windfall just a few weeks ago....read on

Empire's Big Donation To Backpack Drive

August 20, 2015:

Summer has flown by in typical fashion and parents and students are gearing up for the beginning of the school year. For most, that means new clothes, shoes, and lots of school supplies. But for many, getting the school supplies their children need to start the year off right can be a financial burden....read on

New York Marketing Alliance Announced

April 9, 2015:

Empire City Casino, Saratoga Casino and Raceway, and Batavia Downs/Western Off-Track Betting Corporation have announced that they are forming a unique and unprecedented alliance....read on

Yonkers Evacuated

December 20, 2010:

According to a report, the Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway was evacuated for a period of time on...read on


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