MEETING CANCELLED - The New Future for the Facility and Raceway

IFMA - Westchester Hudson Valley is keeping with our tradition of providing prominent guest speakers, and is very proud to announce that Jim Bates, Director of Risk Management and Safety at MGM Resorts will be presenting his facility’s future plans for the MGM Resorts / Empire City Casino in Yonkers, NY. Jim has a successful track record in protecting corporate assets, mitigating and reducing claim frequency and severity in the fast paced 24 hour a day operation. He also has litigation expertise and is focused on employee growth, guest recovery, and brand development.

Following the presentation, we will be hosting a special event called Night at the Races, which will take place on the Empire Terrace, overlooking the horse track.  You will be able to name a horse race that will be taking place that evening and the name of your race will be printed onto racing programs that you can take home for purchase.  Also, at the conclusion of the race you named, up to 12 guests will be able to go down to the winner's circle and take a photo with the winning horse.  It is something fun, different, and enjoyable for you and your guests to enjoy.

About Yonkers Raceway & Empire City Casino: Founded in 1899 as the Empire City Trotting Club later became Yonkers Raceway an expansive property situated on 97 acres.  In 2006, New York State approved the installment of video lottery terminals that would fuel the facility’s growth.  In 2013, an expansion took place to add 65.000 feet of floor space, a grand entrance, two new restaurants, two bowling lanes, and new gaming space.  The expansion created 200 construction jobs and 100 permanent jobs.  In 2019, the New York Gaming Commission approved MGM’s acquisition of the property.  Today, Yonkers Raceway & Empire City Casino is a major entertainment hub in Yonkers, New York, near the New York City border and attracts over 9 million visitors a year. It is owned by MGM Growth Properties and operated by MGM Resorts International.  MGM Resorts International is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable brands in the gaming and hospitality industry, with 30 unique hotels and casinos worldwide, employing 1,200 people in Yonkers, NY, and consistently winning accolades as a leader in corporate social responsibility.  Since the facility first opened, it has provided over $500 million in aid to the horseracing industry and has generated $3.5 billion for NYS Education.

Note: This meeting will be held jointly with BOMA Westchester.

Parking: General and Valet Parking Available 24/7. Enter into West Entrance, Meeting is in Grand Victorian Hall, 2nd Floor, 810 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers NY 10704. 


March 12, 2020
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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MGM Resorts - Empire City Casino
810 Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
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