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Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway

810 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, New York  [view mapview map]   

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Casino opened:October 11, 2006
Gaming machines:5300
Minimum Bet:$0.01
Maximum Bet:$2,500
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:160,000 sq/ft


Hotels: Yonkers Hotels
Venues: Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway Summer Concert Series, Bars & Lounges
Attractions: Yonkers Raceway


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Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway Review

Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is located at 810 Yonkers Avenue, in YonkersNew York, near the New York City border just off the 87 Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway. The venue first opened in 1899 as  the Empire City Race Track. The first phase of the casino development opened in 2006 and has seen several enhancements and expansins since.

Today, the casino covers over 150,000 square feet of floor space with more than 5,000 slots and video poker machines along with electronic roulette, craps, baccarat, and sic bo tables. There several restaurants, and three bars/lounges, with live entertainment 5 nights a week in the Gotham Palace Entertainment lounge.

The race track features live harness racing all year through with 5 race days per week. Simulcast betting is open daily. The casino is open from 9am until 4am daily.

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Gaming at Empire City Casino

Whether you come to bet on live harness racing, make wagers on thoroughbred and harness tracks all over the nation via the simulcast facilities, or to try your luck on more than 5,000 slots and video poker games or electronic table games - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway  is your one stop entertainment hub for gambling seven days a week.

Empire City has a betting range and game for everybody from penny slots to progressive games to big bets on the electronic roulette up to $3500 a spin. Try your hand at the sic bo table where three dice are popped and you predict the outcome from dozens of possibilities. The biggest payouts are for guessing a specific triple such as 1-1-1, 2-2-2 etc.

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Dining & Restaurants

Dan Rooney’s Sports Pub

  • Serving: Bar/Pub, Irish Fare, Gourmet Burgers

This was the first restaurant to open with the expansion and it has proven to be a popular spot. Here you'll see the Empire City owners' roots as this pub was styled after the original Dan Rooney’s Café & Bar which opened in the early 1900's in Pittsburgh. The menu was created by a two-time Michelin star winner, and the atmosphere is simply awesome - a train car dining room.

Dan Rooney’s Sports Pub offers free valet parking with any bill over $50.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (914) 457-2531
  • Good for groups


Sunday11:30am / 11:00pm
Monday11:30am / 11:00pm
Thursday5:00pm / 11:00pm
Friday5:00pm / 11:00pm
Saturday11:30am / 11:00pm

Nonno's Trattoria

  • Serving: Italian, American

Enjoy a warm trattoria atmosphere at Nonno's in the Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. Follow the brick path and let  the aromas of freshly prepared Italian and American fare lead you the rest of the way in. From chicken marsala to filet mignon and seafood cioppino with fresh shrimp, clams, mussels, and calamari soffritto, herbs, fire roasted tomatoes and riesling broth, there is an item for every sophisticated palate in your party.

  • Price range: Upscale
  • Reservations: (914) 457-2457


Sunday12:00pm / 10:00pm
Tuesday11:00am / 11:00pm
Wednesday11:00am / 11:00pm
Thursday11:00am / 11:00pm
Friday11:00am / 12:00am
Saturday11:00am / 12:00am

Pinch American Grill

  • Serving: American, International

Pinch American Grill at Empire City offers a fun and relaxed 1950's American diner atmosphere with an upscale take on the classics that also includes international menu items. The name is a playful take on a type of true tapa from the basque region and the wine list features 80 bottles from New York and California and the beer program offers selections for 30 NY breweries along with a self serve tap and growlers to go.

  • Price range: Average
  • Alcohol: Beer, Wine
  • Ambience: 50's Diner


Sunday5:30pm / 10:30pm
Wednesday5:30pm / 10:30pm
Thursday5:30pm / 10:30pm
Friday5:30pm / 11:00pm
Saturday5:30pm / 11:00pm

Empire Terrace Restaurant

  • Serving: Steak, Seafood, American

Enjoy your dinner while watching the live harness races from this classic terrace view raceway dining venue. Start with a Baked Seafood Oreganata including clam, mussels, and shrimp then round the first bend with a savory French onion soup.The choices from there are manifold and may we suggest the spinach and meat ravioli with sun dried tomato pesto or perhaps a Cowboy Ribeye for the more hearty appetites, with your choice among Potatoes, Onion Rings, Mushrooms, or Caramelized Onions?

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (914) 457-2457


Sunday12:00pm / 5:00pm
Monday11:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday12:00pm / 5:00pm
Thursday11:00am / 12:00am
Friday11:00am / 12:00am
Saturday11:00am / 12:00am

International Food Court

  • Serving: International

The late night gambler has the option of hitting the grab and go venue in the Grand Victorian Hall for wings, fries, pizza, deli sandwiches and more or opting for more variety and visiting the International Food Court up until 3:30am every day of the week. A wide variety of fare is offered including deli, Asian, Italian, grill, and bakery treats with several options for coffee, hot or cold.

  • Price range: Average


Sunday9:00am / 3:30am
Monday9:00am / 3:30am
Tuesday9:00am / 3:30am
Wednesday9:00am / 3:30am
Thursday9:00am / 3:30am
Friday9:00am / 3:30am
Saturday9:00am / 3:30am

Empire City Casino Venues & Hotspots

Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway Summer Concert Series

Visitors are treated to a series of about ten concerts in the summer, held on the apron just outside of the racetrack. Every year top bands perform their greatest hits and old favorites. Patrons who purchase Platinum tickets will receive the best seats as well as have a chance to meet and greet the bands. This is unprecedented access and makes every Platinum ticket holder a VIP. The series runs every weekend in July and August. Click the link above to see this year's line-up.

Bars & Lounges

Empire City Casino and Yonkers Raceway offer several entertainment and relaxation venues. The Winner's Circle Bar is located in the Empire Terrace Restaurant overlooking the racetrack. The Grand Victorian Bar is conveniently located on the first floor of the casino. For live entertainment head into Gotham Palace where you will find the Entertainment Lounge with live music 5 nights per week.

Empire City Casino Attractions & Entertainment

Yonkers Raceway

Race Track

Yonkers Raceway is a one half-mile standardbred harness racing track that began as the Empire City Race Track in 1899. It is located at the intersection of  Yonkers Avenue and Central Park Avenue in Yonkers, New York. The track features live races 5 nights a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The  first post time at 7:10pm on all nights. This is one of the last remaining year round harness racing tracks in the country and offers a rich venue to enjoy the history of this impressive sport.

Simulcast betting is available daily with evenings complementing the live race schedule. Bet on top thoroughbred and harness race from around the country. Online race betting is also available, please see the Yonkers Raceway site for more details.

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Casino hours

Sunday 9:00am to 4:00am
Monday 9:00am to 4:00am
Tuesday 9:00am to 4:00am
Wednesday 9:00am to 4:00am
Thursday 9:00am to 4:00am
Friday 9:00am to 4:00am
Saturday 9:00am to 4:00am

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