Empire City vs. Atlantic City

You’ve probably seen Empire City Casino’s slogan, “The Jackpot Next Door,” likening itself to a viable alternative to Atlantic City. But, with AC so (relatively) close by, we wanted to know—how do the chips stack up?

Empire City
Slots: 5,300
Table Games: 4 electronic roulette games (live tables are prohibited by New York State law)
Total Annual Visitors: Data withheld
Total Casino Square Feet: 175,000
Number of Employees: 1,100
Live Harness Racing: 50 weeks/year
Bars/Restaurants: 6
Theaters/Entertainment Venues: 1
Distance from Westchester: Located in Yonkers

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Atlantic City
Slots: 30,782
Tables: 1,602
Total Annual Visitors: 30,381
Total Casino Square Feet: 1,161,219
Number of Employees: 36,377
Live Harness Racing: N/A
Bars/Restaurants: 52
Theaters/Entertainment Venues: 6
Distance from Westchester: 3 hours by car