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Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway

810 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers, NY 10704
914 968 4200
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Ranked #7 of 9 Attractions in Yonkers
Type: Horse Tracks, Casinos
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North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Maybe if I went back with a big group of people or enjoyed playing slots it would be better. Only "casino" I've ever been to. The grounds were nice.

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Salina, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Very nice casino. Lots of slots, great service and food court has great choices! Liked the variety of slots

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Westchester County, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I love a good trip to the casino, but empire city is too close for comfort! The machines never, ever pay and I leave with an empty wallet every time I got there. The staff at the food court is horribly rude and I've witnessed employees fighting with customers several times. I'd rather give my hard earned money to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Was there for some house racing, and play the slots. The had live entertainment, "Big House Band." Great dance party band. Food was ok, but a little pricy.

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Bronx, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This casino "wants to milk the cow and does not want to feed the cow!!!" the drinks are watered down with mostly water or soda, the slot machines are fixed, the food is not all that great I think I will start going back to Atlantic city where you enjoy yourself win or lose. The waitress are "RUDE" as well... More

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Eileen R, Manager at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, responded to this review

sabrina j- We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our casino. We appreciate all of your suggestions and will look into them further on our end! Our customer’s opinions mean the most to us and we thank you for the feedback. More

New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have been going to this casino since they have opened. I average about two trips per month. No, this casino does not pay as much as Atlantic City. No, it does not have a fancy hotel. No, it does not have a spa, pool or health club. Empire is not meant to be a destination casino -it's meant as... More

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Eileen R, Manager at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, responded to this review

KittyLaFluff- Thank you for your five star review, it means so much to us! We are happy to hear that you like our casino and even happier to hear that you visit so frequently! We are sorry that your host did not respond to your email and we will look into this further on our end. We are looking forward... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was excited when I first heard a casino was coming to Yonkers, needless to say I know longer am. To me there is nothing in the casino that is exciting. No live table games, the food is mediocre. They did try having concerts in the summer, but I for one do not appreciate sitting out in the heat watching... More

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Eileen R, Manager at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, responded to this review

sheagirl911- We are so sorry to hear that your recent experience was anything less than 5 stars. Unfortunately due to New York State regulations, we cannot have live tables at our casino. We do appreciate your suggestions about the food as we are always looking for areas to improve upon. Thank you for the feedback! More

Mahopac, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

You can gamble on slots or on virtual machines, no real tables. Honestly I don't think many people win here, but it's a fun place. They have live bands on Friday and Saturday nights 10pm-2AM and people can dance or have a drink and watch. You have to be 18 to play.They have expanded and have a restaurant inside. There's... More

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Eileen R, Manager at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, responded to this review

beachbum10541- Thank you for the 4 star review. We appreciate your feedback and are so happy to hear you like our casino. We hope to see you in again soon! More

1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

And one more thing... I'm Asian .. the waitress didn't say anything to Americans. They get 2 sodas.. but she told me, "I can't give you 2 sodas.." I didn't want share my soda with my husband.... and she got very upset .. so many people watched me .. I was very embarrassed. And she shout at me..."Shut up!" and... More

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Eileen R, Manager at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, responded to this review

0kyg- We would like to discuss this matter further please call Eileen at your earliest convenience, (914) 968-4200. More

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I visit Empire and Resorts World often and am satisfied with the many comps extended in free plays. If you want comps. you must play. If you win and don't play some back, you will not get free comps ...and you will pay the IRS at the end of the year. As far as folks begging, you only need to... More

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Eileen R, Manager at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, responded to this review

Sara G, We are glad to hear you like the free play offers and your experience at our casino. Thank you for the feedback! More

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