Empire State Casino

Empire state casino, also known as Empire City Casino (at Yonkers Raceway), is a land base casino, and as you can guess from the name and location mentioned above, it also has race wagering available in addition to the casino games of course. Another nice little touch for this casino as oppose to many other casinos in the United States, is that you only need to be 18 years old or older to be able to play and wager there (at least for the slots and races), which means no more traveling overseas or across borders for some easier entry casinos - if you are near by of course.


Empire City casino is located in New York State, USA, and actually pretty close to New York City, so much so that you can take the subway and bus to Yonkers Raceway.


As mentioned, Empire City casino comes with a nice variation of games for all their players and visitors, such as: Wheel of Fortune, Wheel of Gold, Deal or No Deal, Wolf Run, Mr. Cashman, Tower of Poker/Tower of Cash, Red Hot Jackpot Progressives, American Original, Blazing 7's Hot Shot Progressives, Jackpot Party, and Wall Street Winners. If that were not enough within the casino area games, they carry over 5,300 slots machine games! These vary from $0.01 to $100 games, where the $100 games are obviously part of the high stake selection, which you can enjoy at their VIP lounge area with a nice decoration, and flat-screen TV's, called 'Gotham Palace'.

Entertainment and Benefits

The Gotham Palace lounge is not only great for high stake games, but you can also find some nice live music and shows there all week long; different themes to each day though, such as Wednesdays oldies, Thursdays cover hits, and so forwards - great fun for all.

You can also enjoy a great dining experience with International food from their four (4) restaurants, with even a terrace ambience if you wish, or at the bar/lounge for some good old fashion bar food.

In addition, there are some great benefits to your loyalty and visits at Empire State Casino, such as the membership points, which you can redeem for discounts, merchandise, coupons, and so forwards…

This is not it! - Ladies can enjoy every Tuesday on December with $7 free play, 10% off food, and 2-for-1 drink specials and Karaoke at the Entertainment Lounge! - What better time to kick it with the girls on stressful Tuesdays than to head over to Empire for some good time and treatment?

Obviously being the holidays, Empire State Casino will have plenty more promotions and benefits going on, such as special prizes on Tuesday nights, such as iPods, Gas Cards, electronics, books, jewelry, and more; as well as 55+ years of age VIP treatment with a free gift, $5 free play, 10% off food, and even half price valet! This, and much, much more for all players; but remember, most of the promotions are seasonal, so keep track of them coming up every so often, and enjoy the membership perks.


Yonkers Raceway is one of the few year-round racetracks around, where you will be able to enjoy some high class racing and betting. Five (5) nights per week with posting times at 7:10pm ET, Yonkers is one of the only places where they host legs of each gait's Triple Crown too, with major events such as the Yonkers Trot, Art Rooney Pace, and the Messenger Stakes. You can also check out some live feeds and races there from all over the World, as well as bet on them, with the comfort and treatment of a high quality casino and racetrack/lounge.

Extra Information

The casino is open from 10am to 2am from Sunday to Thursday, and open until 4am on Friday and Saturdays - with plenty of hotels nearby too. You will need to bring a valid state or photo ID in order to play and take your winnings with you, so do not forget it at home.

Apart from that, all you should worry about is having a great time, both at the games, and with the numerous shows and experiences available at Empire State Casino!