In a major development for Yonkers, MGM Resorts International announces its grand vision to transform the Empire City Casino into the spectacular MGM Empire City pending the acquisition of a commercial casino license. The proposed makeover aims to redefine entertainment and gaming, turning the venue into an unmatched destination.
Bigger and better
At the core of this transformation is the extensive redevelopment of the casino floor. The revamp promises a dynamic space with vibrant slot machines and live-dealer table games. Quality and variety take precedence, including a high-limit gaming area for exclusive experiences. Beyond gaming, MGM Empire City aspires to be a culinary hub with renowned chefs curating diverse dining experiences.
Entertainment will take center stage with a 5,000-capacity venue, a regional first, designed for A-list performers. The resort’s BetMGM Sportsbook & Lounge, featuring a 112-foot LED screen and VIP areas, promises a premier sports viewing experience.
Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts’ President, underscores the project’s significance, emphasizing job creation and substantial economic growth. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano envisions MGM Empire City as a cornerstone of the city’s prosperity.
With 31 destinations globally, MGM Resorts is synonymous with best-in-class hotels, casinos, and entertainment experiences. Empire City, already home to MGM’s largest domestic casino floor, is poised to strengthen its status as a premier destination.
The pursuit of a commercial casino license isn’t just an expansion. This is a strategic move to retain New York’s entertainment dollars, competing with neighboring states. Anticipated to generate over $1 billion in new economic activity, MGM Resorts eagerly awaits the license decision.