Community Benefits

Allowing Empire City to become a full downstate casino will create thousands of high-quality jobs for New Yorkers across the state. Learn more below about the impacts of embracing a new full casino in Yonkers.

Significant community and state benefits are within reach. Thousands of new jobs will be created. Empire City Casino can add to the hundreds of millions of dollars it already offers to fund education for the City of Yonkers and the state, helping young people to realize their dreams. Get the facts below.

  • 5,844 Additional Jobs
  • $10.2 Million In Additional Payroll Taxes
  • Potential for over 22,000+ Indirect Additional Jobs
Yonkers Impact
Popular Support

New Yorkers, particularly Yonkers residents and leaders, are supportive of conversion to create jobs and revenue.

“YONKERS WE KNOW WILL SUCCEED. IT’S POSITIONING IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA IS KEY. WE KNOW THAT THE CASINO WOULD DO VERY WELL.”

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano (Lohud.com, 3/13/19)

“YONKERS NEEDS THE ECONOMIC VITALITY AND BOOST OF HAVING A MAJOR CASINO. THIS IS A SOURCE OF JOBS AND INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO ME. I’M HOPEFUL THIS IS A TARGETED SOURCE OF REVENUE FOR THE YONKERS PUBLIC SCHOOLS.”

Shelley Mayer (D) Yonkers (FIOS1 News, 3/14/19)

“IT’S NOT DIMINISHING ANYTHING THAT’S HAPPENED UPSTATE, BUT WHEN YOU HAVE A PROVEN COMMODITY LIKE MGM WHO’S SAYING WE’RE HERE TO MAKE A COMMITMENT TO THE STATE, WE’RE HERE TO MAKE A COMMITMENT TO THE COUNTY, WHY WOULD YOU TURN THAT DOWN?”

John Ravitz, Vice President of the Business Council of Westchester(Lohud.com, 3/13/19)