Empire City Casino celebrates $50M expansion

The renovation features 30,000 square feet of new gaming and restaurant space.

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YONKERS - A $50 million expansion at Empire City Casino is complete. It features 30,000 square feet of new gaming and restaurant space.

Empire City teamed up with renowned Chef Alain Ducasse for Pinch American, which offers a raw bar, pastry counter and 100 New York beers on tap.

The new Rooney's Sports Bar has 40 televisions and a live betting window.

Nearly 8 million people visited the casino last year. Yonkers Raceway opened in 1899. 

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