The air may be cold, but the slots are hot in February at Empire City Casino. On the heels of the near-$400,000 jackpot score by “Tracie B.” earlier in the month, a player identified as “Pavel” had the hot hand on February 18th, hitting for $105,778 on the Bally 777 Wild Jackpot Quick Hit slot machine in the casino’s Gotham Palace at 6:40pm.
Pavel made a $5 wager on the $1 denomination slot machine at Empire City, which is one of the largest entertainment destinations in the northeast located less than two miles north of New York City.
Tracie’s $388,311.84 score on February 5th was registered on the Blazing 7’s slot machine, and was the biggest jackpot of the year thus far. It was the largest hit since the all-time Empire City record of $1,473,503 brought home by Suffolk County resident Howard G. on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 11:00am. That jaw-dropping score was won on the popular IGT Wheel of Fortune® Triple Stars® slot machine, located just a few hundred feet from the casino’s valet entrance.
Jackpot Record History: Howard G’s record jackpot exceeded the previously held record by nearly one million dollars, hit by Manuel Esteche of Port Chester hit for $571,000 in February 2015. Esteche’s haul broke the previous record jackpot of $509,000 won in November 2014 by Moosue Stefern of Bergenfield, New Jersey.
About Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway:
Empire City Casino, one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the northeast, features 5,300 of the hottest slots, electronic blackjack, three card poker, craps, roulette, baccarat and sic bo; year-round harness racing & International simulcasting; live entertainment including the best party, tribute and Latin bands, comedy, & more. A plethora of dining options will satisfy even the most discerning palate with Italian cuisine at Nonno’s Trattoria; trackside dining with live betting at Empire Terrace Restaurant; and convenient delicious options at the International Food Court or Lil’ Cocina. A new $50 million expansion added Dan Rooney’s, a high-energy sports bar, and Alley 810, a craft cocktail lounge rounds out the entertainment options with retro bowling lanes. Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (off I-87 at Central Avenue) Yonkers, NY, Westchester County, open seven days a week from 10:00am to 6:00am. Visit www.empirecitycasino.com or call 914.968.4200 for information.