Group calls on lawmakers to make Empire City Casino full-scale gaming complex
There are calls to make Empire City Casino in Yonkers a full-scale gaming complex.
A group of more than 20 businesses, labor unions and community organizations called on state lawmakers to grant Empire City the license that would allow live table games and mobile sports betting.
At a virtual press conference Thursday, "A Sure Bet for New York's Future" Alliance said the casino would help fill in financial gaps and provide more local jobs.
A spokesperson for Empire City Casino says it was the largest private employer in Yonkers before the pandemic, and "can play a pivotal role in New York's recovery by bringing back well-paying jobs, investing hundreds of millions of dollars in capital development."
A moratorium is currently in place that would prevent Empire City from applying for a full license until 2023.