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Address: 810 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers, NY 10704-2030
Phone Number: +1 914-968-4200
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Gaming is average, Food is subpar

I only visit once or twice a year, almost never win, that is not the problem for me. The food in the restaurants is just not good. If you order when you are watching the horses... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Yonkers, New York
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43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I live close to the casino and decided to go to the casino with my husband on a Saturday night. I like to play the slots but my husband really doesn't like to play any of the games. The good thing is that this place has everything. They have live music being played, they have restaurants, and they have bars... More 

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NEW YORK
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78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I only visit once or twice a year, almost never win, that is not the problem for me. The food in the restaurants is just not good. If you order when you are watching the horses, the food is really subpar. The other two I have tried were almost average, not quite. I guess it is not fair to compare... More 

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Thank NYNYLOVESTHESUN
Eileen R, Manager at Empire City Casino, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and continued patronage. We are sorry to hear that you have not always had the best experiences with our food. We will be sure to pass along this info to our management. Thanks. More 

New York City, New York
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96 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok place to go gamble. Slots and video macjines no dealers. They charge for the alcoholic drinks, that wasn't the problem I have a problem when I go to one bar and they charge me 18 for two drinks and then go to another bar and they charge me 24 for the same drinks.....no tip for you

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Thank Jaime O
Eileen R, General Manager at Empire City Casino, responded to this review

Jaime-Thanks for taking the time to share your review with us. We are glad to hear you enjoy gambling with us. We hope that you will give us another chance to earn your business! More 

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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really have enjoyed going to empire casino in Yonkers it has all of the really big games of chance and many different slot machines to choose from all of the casino personal there are very politely help you in every way possible so you can enjoy your fun filled day and even have lunch or dinner in their famous... More 

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Thank Rhonda B
Eileen R, Manager at Empire City Casino, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Rhonda! We're glad you enjoy playing on our variety of machines and are happy with the service provided by our staff. We're also thrilled to hear that you think so highly of our dining areas. Don't be stranger - please be sure to come in again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

this CASINO is like a city,it is huge the largest U have ever been in I actually went three times but my luck really wasn't great. I learned the second time u will save 24 dollars on valet parking if you get a players card so be sure to do that.tbe food was also good at the restaurant.

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Thank U4736CJmelanies
Eileen R, Manager at Empire City Casino, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed our restaurant and casino amenities. We hope you'll come in again soon. You never know, you could win big during your next visit! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a no frills casino, food is okay, drinks taste slightly watered down and be ready for all the noise

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Thank Velesha B
Eileen R, Manager at Empire City Casino, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, Velesha. We’re always looking for ways to improve our casino and would love to have a chance to speak with you and hear more about your visit. Please feel free to reach out to us directly. Thank you. More 

Connecticut
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121 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Empire Casino is the better of the two State run casinos in the New York City area. The staff is more friendly than Resorts and the their dinning options are a lot better. However as Resorts the slots just suck away your hard earned money with their highly outrageous max bets and 80% of your wins being less than your... More 

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Thank peacefullpete
Eileen R, Manager at Empire City Casino, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback, Steve. We're glad you prefer us over the other state run casino, but are sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with our max bets. We do hope you'll come back again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Typical casino except no real dealers. All games are either machines or computer operated. And since it's run by the state you have a lower percentage of winners. Take my advice. If you want to gamble try Atlantic City or Vegas

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Thank Vinny C
Eileen R, Manager at Empire City Casino, responded to this review

Vinny- We appreciate the honest feedback. We have thousands of winners every day. Just last week our patrons took home their share of $10,441,639, with all of those winners hopefully your day will be very soon. Thank you for your patronage and good luck! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I love going to Empire Casino The staff has always been friendly to me I haven't won a jackpot since 2009...that doesn't make it a bad casino as I see people making it out to be ...it's just the luck of the draw ...I go to have fun ...love the entertainment ...the food is good ...the drinks are delicious ...there... More 

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Thank Arletta C
Eileen R, Manager at Empire City Casino, responded to this review

Arletta- Thanks for the wonderful review about your many experiences with us. We are happy to hear that you always have a good time with us and feel comfortable in the casino. We hope to have you back again soon! More 

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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I am firts time in Yonkers. Casino was great and atmosphere was amazing. Only problem with live game. Empire city casino is beautiful and lots of machines. People around are friendly.

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Thank Tigran M
Eileen R, Manager at Empire City Casino, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, Tigran! We’re glad you enjoyed your visit to our casino. We hope you’ll come back again soon! More 

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