3rd January, 2019 / News & Events

A planned vote by the New York State Gaming Commission on licenses related to MGM Resorts International $850 million purchase of Empire City Casino in Yonkers has been put on hold.

The commission was scheduled to vote on licenses for MGM that would have allowed it to conduct harness racing, simulcasting, account wagering on racing and video lottery gaming at the Yonkers raceway.

The approvals are part of the regulatory review process for MGM’s Empire City takeover. The company announced its plan to buy Empire City in May from the Rooney family, who has owned the racetrack and casino for more than 46 years.

MGM has previously said the deal would close by early 2019. The company did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the commission’s delay.

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