Empire City Casino Overhauls its Gaming Floor As it Prepares to Compete for Full Casino License

Real Estate In-Depth | February 14, 2023

Aerial View Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts in Yonkers

YONKERS—Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts in Yonkers has announced the addition of more than 1,000 new state-of-the-art games to its gaming floor, the sixth largest casino floor in the country and the largest in the MGM Resorts portfolio.

Casino officials state that the upgrade delivers a new experience for guests offering the most recently released titles in gaming, and replaces almost 20% of the nearly 5,000 slots and electronic table games.

“If you think the casino floor looks different, you are right,” said Ryan Munroe, Executive Director of Slot Operations for Empire City Casino. “In my 15 years working at Empire City, I can’t remember a time when we’ve had so many new games hit the gaming floor over a relatively short time period. MGM Resorts continues to make the necessary investments to ensure a top-tier experience for our guests.”

In his current role, Munroe has been actively engaged in MGM Resorts’ preparations to compete for one of the three commercial casino licenses currently available in New York. A commercial casino license will allow Empire City to transition from a limited lottery facility offering video lottery terminals and electronic table games, to offering live-dealer table games, retail sports betting, Vegas-style slots, new and elevated amenities, and world-class entertainment options.