Empire City Casino hopes to get a full commercial gaming licence

New York Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts is hoping to get a full commercial gaming licence from the state commission.
New York Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts is hoping to get a full commercial gaming licence from the state commission.

New York Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts is in the process of obtaining a full commercial gaming licence.

US.- Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts, the Yonkers-based casino that marked its 15-year anniversary as the sixth largest gaming floor in the country, is in the process of obtaining a full commercial gaming licence that casino officials say would generate billions of dollars in revenue for the Bronx.

The casino currently operates with a licence that allows for only electronic games on the casino floor with virtual hosts and dealers. Empire City Casino is seeking a full-scale gaming license from the state’s gaming commission, which would mean gaming tables would be manned by real people, according to News12. 

Ed Domingo, of Empire City Casino, said the economic impact of a full gaming licence would not only benefit Yonkers, but also the Bronx. At least 30 per cent of the casino’s workforce is from the Bronx.

Lisa Sorin is with the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, and she said allowing Empire City to become a full-scale casino would create thousands more jobs for those in the Bronx.

Empire City Casino is the largest private employer in Yonkers and employs hundreds of Bronx residents.

Allowing it to become a full-scale casino would create more than 2,500 new jobs at the casino and generate an additional 10,000 indirect and induced jobs, driving over $1bn in economic activity that will benefit local businesses throughout the region.

Empire City Casino will also be an incubator for permanent workforce development in the region.

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