A Sure Bet for New York’s Future

A Sure Bet for New York’s Future 2021-04-21T15:06:29-04:00


A Sure Bet for New York’s Future is an alliance of businesses, community organizations, labor groups, and other local groups who are in support of providing Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts in Yonkers with a full gaming license and ensuring Empire City can participate in mobile sports betting, should the state legalize it.


The Issue:

Empire City has long been both an invaluable asset and member of our community. Prior to the pandemic, Empire City was the largest private employer in Yonkers and a large employer of Bronx residents. Even more, Empire City has demonstrated their commitment to spending and investing locally.

Each year, New Yorkers statewide directly benefit from the more than $300 million Empire City generates for state education. But, as competition intensifies with neighboring states aggressively pursuing new casinos and gaming opportunities to create or expand full-gaming facilities right in our backyard, there is a threat to New York’s existing casino revenues and jobs. We must move to provide Empire City with a full gaming license now.

In a time when New York is struggling to recover from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the benefits of a full gaming license for Empire City for our Yonkers, Bronx, and greater Westchester community are immeasurable. A full-scale casino license will create thousands of new, family-sustaining union jobs and millions in additional annual wages. In addition, through operating live table games and mobile sports betting, should the state allow it, Empire City will generate significantly more tax revenue, directly benefiting our communities.

Alliance Members:


Join our Alliance!

We are confident that a full-scale license for Empire City Casino will positively impact economic development in our Westchester and Bronx communities. If you would like to join our alliance, please fill out this form:

Empire form
Do you agree to allow your logo to appear on the Alliance website? *
Do you agree to receive email updates and important information from the Alliance? Information will be sent to the email address you provided no more than once a month. *
When needed, are you able to reach out to state legislators and other elected officials on behalf of the Alliance to voice your position on this important economic development project? *
Are you able to support the Alliance externally through press opportunities, such as statements to the media, authoring an op-ed, etc.? *

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