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$1- Million Yonkers International Trot at Empire City Casino Set for Saturday afternoon, October 13th

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(Yonkers, NY) — The $1-Million Yonkers International Trot at Empire City Casino will be contested on Saturday afternoon, October 13, at Yonkers Raceway when 10 of the world’s elite trotters converge on the historic harness oval for the 40th edition of the 1¼- mile global classic. It will be the fourth straight year that the purse is the richest in the history of New York State harness racing, since Empire City President and CEO, Timothy J. Rooney, brought back the International in 2015 after a 20-year hiatus.
The 2018 Yonkers International Trot has attracted the world’s best from seven countries: Canada, Italy, and Sweden with two entrants apiece, and the United States, Norway, Denmark, and France with single entrants.
First post time is at 1:00 p.m., with the post time for the Yonkers International Trot scheduled for 3:40 p.m. The spectacular card also includes a pair of $250,000 Invitational races: the Harry Harvey Trot [10 starters, 1¼ miles, post time 2:40 p.m.] and the Dan Rooney Pace [8 starters, 1 mile, post time 3:10 p.m.].
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Off to the Races! Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway Galloping Up for the Mane Event of the Year: The 2018 Yonkers International Trot

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FREE TO ATTEND: Multinational event features the world’s greatest trotters racing for $1,000,000
Enjoy the Trot and the Trackside Beer Garden with craft beers and international concessions inspired by the countries represented in the Trot
(Yonkers, NY) – And they’re off! The finest trotters from across the globe will converge on Yonkers Raceway with glory on their minds and a $1-million prize up-for-grabs. The 2018 Yonkers International Trot, taking place at the historic Yonkers Raceway at Empire City Casino on Saturday, October 13, 2018, invites all to travel the world without leaving the country at one of the most iconic raceways in the nation.
Ten horses from seven countries will race on the mile-and-a-quarter dirt track, as the ‘mane’ event kicks-off at 12:00 p.m. at the Trackside Beer Garden, featuring 16 specialty craft beers and international concessions such as beer bratwurst and Bavarian pretzels. Food & drink tickets are available for purchase at the event, starting at 10 tickets for $10, with a beer sampling wristband available for $50, plus tax. For guests looking for a more traditional racing experience, the Empire Terrace restaurant, which overlooks the racetrack, will also be open starting at 12:00 p.m. with an a la carte menu available (reservations are encouraged: 914-968-4200 ext. 649.)
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From Buckets of Ice to Barrels of Laughs, Empire City Casino to Host Inaugural Quinn for the Win Comedy Benefit in Support of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Co-Founder & Yonkers Native Pat Quinn

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(Yonkers, NY) — Supporting a few comedic jokes may help finally put ALS on ice. Empire City Casino, the host venue for one of the area’s largest simultaneous ice bucket challenges occurring every August in support of ALS research, is taking the fight against the debilitating disease one step further by hosting the inaugural Quinn for the Win Comedy Benefit on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the casino’s Good Time Room. One hundred percent of ticket sales benefit Yonkers native Pat Quinn, who was diagnosed with ALS more than five years ago, and his charitable organization Quinn for the Win.
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A Music Battle Like No Other! Duel of the Decades Concert Jamming at Empire City Casino Sunday, October 28

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Two of the Greatest Cultural Eras – 80s versus 90s – Battle It Out On Stage in an Interactive Music Competition. Tickets on Sale Now!
(Yonkers, NY) – Team 80s or Team 90s? Big hair and spandex or ripped jeans and slap bracelets? Music lovers will descend on Empire City Casino, Manhattan’s closest casino and one of the largest entertainment gaming destinations in the northeast, on Sunday, October 28 to rock out in their greatest vintage attire for the ultimate Duel of the Decades, an interactive live music competition pitting the best of the 80s against the best the 90s has to offer.
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Forget Big Pumpkins! It’s All About Giant Laughs at Empire City Casino This October as Wednesday Comedy Nights Return

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(Yonkers, NY) – Empire City Casino has the best remedy to relax after weekends full of strenuous apple-picking and vigorous pumpkin-carving this fall. Take a break from watching the leaves change color and enjoy a date with your partner or night out with friends at the casino’s Wednesday Comedy Nights, featuring the best comedians from around the tristate and across the country. This October, a pair of local comics will headline the shows, as Bronx-born “Goumba” Johnny Sialiano tops the bill on October 17 and Brooklyn’s Dante Nero takes center stage in a special Halloween edition on October 31. Tickets start at just $5 for Empire Club members and come with a complimentary beverage.
 
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Timothy J. Rooney, Owner of New York’s Empire City Casino & Son of NFL Steelers Founder, Recognized as One of Westchester’s Most Influential People

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Owner & Operator of Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway Named One of City & State’s Westchester Power 50
(Yonkers, NY) – Empire City Casino President & CEO Timothy J. Rooney, who has owned and operated Yonkers Raceway since 1972, has been selected among the most influential people of the Hudson Valley in City & State Magazine’s Westchester Power 50.
The Westchester Power 50 list honors the fifty most influential people in business, government relations, culture, and social services. All were saluted Monday, September 17 at an invite-only reception at the Radisson Hotel New Rochelle. Additional Power 50 honorees can be found here.
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WFAN Radio Steps Out from Behind the Mic at Monday Night Live Broadcasts With Special Co-Host & New York Giants Super Bowl Champ Carl Banks

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WFAN & NFL Network Correspondent Kim Jones to Host Live Broadcasts from
Dan Rooney’s Sports Pub at Empire City Casino This Football Season
(Yonkers, NY) – The field isn’t the only place where the action can be seen live this football season as WFAN Radio (660 AM/101.9 FM) gets set to host Monday Night Live broadcasts surrounded by sports fans at the Dan Rooney’s Sports Pub inside of Empire City Casino beginning Monday, September 17.
Co-hosted by New York Giants Super Bowl champion, Carl Banks, and WFAN & NFL Network correspondent, Kim Jones, WFAN will air nine shows beginning at 6:30 p.m. prior to Monday Night Football games on September 17, October 1, 8 and 15, November 5, 19 and 26, and December 10 and 17. Another Big Blue champ, David Diehl, will sub for Banks on the October 15 show.
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Film, Food & Wing Festivals, Horse Racing and More: Fall Full of Fun at Manhattan’s Closest Casino

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(Yonkers, NY) –  With summer coming to an end this weekend, Empire City Casino is gearing up for a busy Fall. Making the most of its 100-acre property, which includes the historic Yonkers Raceway, Empire City Casino has a robust lineup of Fall events both inside the nation’s sixth largest casino floor, as well as trackside, with live horseracing five nights a week. From the YoFiFest kick-off party with film industry insiders, to the second annual Westchester Wingfest, where wing fanatics flock to the property for all-you-can-eat wings, to the world-renowned International Trot, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy this Fall at Empire City Casino.
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Playdate with Playboy Playmate at Empire City Casino

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Meet Playmate Raquel Pomplun at the Bally’s Playboy Blackjack Machines Thursday, September 6
(Yonkers, NY) – Bally’s Playboy Blackjack slot machines at Empire City Casino will come to life on Thursday, September 6, when 2013 Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun visits the casino to meet & greet guests beginning at 3:00 p.m. Pomplun will be at the Bally’s Playboy Bonus Blackjack machines in Empire City Casino’s largest electronic table game area, adjacent to the valet entrance, signing autographs and posing for fan photos. All Empire Club members who attend the promotion will also receive a free t-shirt.
Pomplun, a San Diego native, has appeared on numerous magazine covers and print advertising for major companies such as Mercedes-Benz. She also has an extensive acting career, having held minor roles in several television & film projects including 2014’s The Gambler starring Mark Wahlberg, ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and most recently, FOX’s Lucifer.
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It’s Back to Laughs This September at Empire City Casino

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(Yonkers, NY) – While the kids head back to school, it’s back to laughs at Empire City Casino with a pair of Comedy Nights on September 12 and September 26, headlined by Comedy Central’s Tony Woods and Inside Amy Schumer alum, Carmen Lynch. Comedy Night at Empire City Casino is Westchester’s best-kept secret, featuring some of the nation’s funniest performers. Tickets are sold the night of the show starting at just $5 for Empire Club members and include a complimentary cocktail.
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