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This story is a story you must read, if you gamble and you can’t seem to win, if you have spent $20.00 dollars or $200.00 dollars, the odds are the more you spend the more you will lose at Empire Casino. The patrons come in bus loads from Long Island, and many come from the Bronx weekly to try their luck at winning a Jackpot. Unfortunately, almost everybody leaves broke, aside from a few smart ones, who play fugal. If anyone wins in this Casino they just end up putting it back into the machines. The casino can bring in 75 million in one night! They advertise on Fox News at Ten, and 106.7 radio. The element has changed at the casino and there is a hostile environment among the employees, although, most of the security guards are upbeat, friendly and try to be helpful and want to do the right thing for the patrons, but unfortunately, they are limited by casino management, and are told to mislead patrons and look the other way, a close source told The Westchester News.
The Teamsters Union Local 456 is trying to take control of the Security Guards by trying to recruit the Casino Security Guards into Local 456. The Teamsters Local 456 have men out of work who have been in this union for 30 years and not working, men without steady work, no jobs and no power.
The people that I have interviewed in the past year are extremely disappointed in the service, and one hispanic man told me that a black woman screamed at him for calling her to help him with the machine, she was talking to a security guard laughing, and he interrupted her conversation, and she cursed at him. Then another hispanic woman told me when she took the shuttle bus to her car in the parking lot, the bus driver a black man was very rude and nasty to her. Then one night I had the honor to meet that bus driver, and trust me, she wasn’t exaggerating. The parking lot could be a scary place, drunk men pissing on people’s cars, vomiting, and rudeness is just a few of the observances.
The bathroom’s smell like urine at times, one woman said they didn’t have proper disinfectant for the bathrooms. The women’s bathroom has urine all over the seats, women are not using the toilet seat covers, they are pissing all over the seats and floor, it’s really disgusting. This could be a disease incubator because thousands of people are using these facilities, and without the proper cleaning products, people could end up spreading diseases. Do they wash down the seats and machines daily? This is disgusting hygiene, and it’s not only happening at the Empire Casino, it’s happening all over. Why do women urinate on the toilet seats? Who does this?
This is a complete story about the Empire State Casino at Yonkers Racetrack, it’s about the truth, what really goes on behind the scenes, the screens, and behind the machines at Empire Casino. Why do the slot machine “Screens” roll out of control when people are playing them? Well, I recall that’s why they are under investigation for fixing a contest, and that’s what happened when a woman won twice two times in a row.
The contestants complained and felt the contest was fixed, and witnesses came forward acknowledging that the “Empire Casino Marketing Department” is shady and contests can easily be fixed with these computerized games. My advice to anyone going to any Casino, just go to play for fun, don’t go thinking you’re gonna win big because the odds are not in your favor. The only thing that you are going to try to win, is your hardworking money back.
Ex- employees have come forward saying that they have lost their jobs for complaining. The financial numbers are not meeting up, and security lay-offs have been discussed, this casino needs more security officers. Patrons have to pay for drinks, a Martini is $9 dollars, Beer $5 dollars, Rum & Coke $7 dollars. There is no happy hour in this place. The Empire Casino can be fun for the moment, it’s a lot of bells and whistles and smoke and mirrors, and party goers beware it’s a very costly night. There has been fights inside the casino, a man was brought out in an Ambulance after passing out one night and that can be scary when you are dealing with crowds of this multitude, a male kicked the taxi sign in anger and then got on a packed bus, no security to be found. People fighting over handicap parking and the list of complaints continues to go on and on. However, all the security guards have always made me and my crew feel comfortable, but, sometimes the crowd can get a little rough, you have to keep your guard up at all times at this casino.
The Empire Casino Television Commercial that you see advertised is very misleading to the public. The element has changed there it’s a stressed environment. There are less whites going there on a daily basis, the majority of its clientele are blacks and hispanics. The Latino music is very loud. The food is not that good either, the buffet tastes like dried up leftovers, the buffet had dried up rice and beans, mac and cheese, beef, and more, it seems that the casino is catering to a Latino clientele. The Restaurant buffet manager is a very nice man, however, we did tell him about complaints that we received from patrons, and about the restaurant service and quality of the food, and when we returned to casino restaurant after a couple of weeks, the casino did nothing about any of the complaints, absolutely nothing was done. Now, about the other restaurant at the casino, its expensive, but from what I understand you can get a good steak for $39.99 a person, although everything on the menu is a’ la carte. The Casino knows how to lore people in by sending the locals $5 & $10 dollar coupons monthly for a free play, and the discount coupons are to eat in the cafeteria, by the way the pizza is pretty good, and they hand out cheap gifts, meanwhile, people are maxing out their credit cards to try and win back their losses.
The best advice I can give you is if you win a few bucks, get out leave, hold on to your wallets tight. It’s definitely over crowded inside the casino, once a machine pays it will then suck you in and in the end, you will definitely lose a lot of money if you are not careful, and the parking lot has it’s problems too. People are coming out of the casino long faced, feeling deceived, angry, depressed and broke. The machines hypnotize you so make it a point to print out your ticket when you win, and put a smaller bill in the machine, if you decide to keep playing the same machine.
There is a lot of shady things going on in this casino, we saw on a couple of occasions scamming going on. People putting a twenty in the machine, then, they hit the button and win, and quickly pull the winning ticket out of the machine, and then they another twenty off the pile of twenties in their hand and put it into the machine, and they win a large amount of money again, and repeat the same gesture over and over, we reported it to the management. We wrote down the time, the number of the machine, and the day and a description of the people, so management can investigate these scammers, remember the casino has camera’s too bad they don’t pay attention to the cameras and react more quickly. I understand security is investigating a lot of shady activity that seems to be going on inside and outside the casino. We’ll keep you posted on the scams that we are informed about.
Maybe instead, you might want to go buy yourself something special that can make you feel happy inside, get something for the money you’re spending, maybe go see a Broadway Show or go have a nice quiet dinner somewhere nice or maybe pay for your children’s education because the casino certainly isn’t going to pay for your children’s education or your household bills.
Local politicians have their fundraisers there, recently, Nick Spano had a fundraiser at the Casino. I wonder did the taxpayer pay for his party or did the casino do it for free? Where is all the money that is supposed to be going for Yonkers Schools from the profits of this casino, I’ll say it again 75 million in one night!
One customer said, “You cannot win in this place, forget about it.” They come from all over to Yonkers Empire Casino, and they all say the same thing you can’t win. The General Manager Bob is a very nice guy, but that doesn’t change the fact that people are not happy with their visit to this Casino.
This guy Fredrick Zappulla killed his roommate in New York City, and then he cleaned himself up and came to Yonkers to play the slots before getting arrested. Can Yonkers get any worse?
Empire City Casino in Yonkers is a losers playground it reeks of disappointments and losses.
One thing that I saw there that I though was very sweet was a mentally challenged adult group home, and a mentally challenged man started screaming I won, I won, I win the money, I won, and he did will $300.00 dollars on a .75 cents bet. I was so happy for him, and it made me feel good inside to see that precious moment.
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