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Chris Doubleday of Long Island, a technician with (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Chris Doubleday of Long Island, a technician with International Game Technology, works on gaming machines in part of the new area at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

Expanding Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway

The long-awaited $50-million expansion and renovation at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is seen during a tour Friday, before parts were scheduled to be opened to the public. (Jan. 25, 2013)

Chris Doubleday of Long Island, a technician with
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Chris Doubleday of Long Island, a technician with International Game Technology, works on gaming machines in part of the new area at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

Part of the long-awaited $50-million expansion is seen
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Part of the long-awaited $50-million expansion is seen at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

The new porte-coch�re structure which will cover valet
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

The new porte-coch�re structure which will cover valet parking, which is part of the $50-million expansion, is seen at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

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Part of the long-awaited $50-million expansion is seen
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Part of the long-awaited $50-million expansion is seen at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

People gamble on gaming machines, as part of
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

People gamble on gaming machines, as part of the $50-million expansion can be seen behind them, at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

Empire City Casino CEO Timothy Rooney, left, and
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Empire City Casino CEO Timothy Rooney, left, and his son, General Counsel Timothy Rooney Jr., right, talk with restaurant General Manager Brian Ingram during a visit in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

Part of the long-awaited $50-million expansion is seen
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Part of the long-awaited $50-million expansion is seen nearing completion at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

A contractor works on the large glass front
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

A contractor works on the large glass front wall as part of the $50-million expansion at Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

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Cleaner Juan Nunez of Brooklyn vacuums part of
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Cleaner Juan Nunez of Brooklyn vacuums part of the new gaming-machine floor before its opening as part of the $50-million expansion at Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

The Manhattan skyline is detailed with pieces of
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

The Manhattan skyline is detailed with pieces of cut polycarbonate installed at different angles as part of the $50-million expansion at Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

Contractors work on part of the $50-million expansion
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Contractors work on part of the $50-million expansion at Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

Part of the long-awaited $50-million expansion is seen
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Part of the long-awaited $50-million expansion is seen nearing the end of construction at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

The New York City skyline is outlined with
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

The New York City skyline is outlined with nails of varying color and installation as part of the $50-million expansion at Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

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Contractors work on part of the $50-million expansion
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Contractors work on part of the $50-million expansion at Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

The new porte-coch�re structure which will cover valet
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

The new porte-coch�re structure which will cover valet parking, right, is seen opposite restaurant and bowling space at left at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

A newly-added car-bank is set up in middle
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

A newly-added car-bank is set up in middle of a ring of existing gaming machines at Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

Part of the long-awaited $50-million expansion, left, is
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Part of the long-awaited $50-million expansion, left, is seen next to existing signage at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

Joe Pqleo of Modena, with Ferrante Manufacturing, installs
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Joe Pqleo of Modena, with Ferrante Manufacturing, installs the sign for Dan Rooney's Irish Pub as part of the $50-million expansion at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

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Chris Doubleday of Long Island, right, a technician
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Chris Doubleday of Long Island, right, a technician with International Game Technology, works on gaming machines in part of the new area at the Empire City Casino in Yonkers. (Jan. 25, 2013)

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