Company History


Monticello Raceway began operations on its lightning-fast half-mile track June 27, 1958.


Empire Resorts, Inc. was organized as a Delaware corporation on March 19, 1993.


New York State passes legislation allowing race tracks to host electronic slot machines.


The Company joins Nasdaq via a reverse merger under the Empire Resorts, Inc. name and ticker symbol “NYNY.”


The Company received regulatory approval to open a casino at the Monticello Raceway site. A $34 million renovation is completed in six months and the new Monticello Casino & Raceway began operations on June 30, 2004. The casino operations ceased on April 23, 2019.


New York State legislature enacts the Upstate New York Gaming and Economic Development Act and New York voters approve a constitutional amendment to permit destination gaming resorts in New York.


The Company is awarded a gaming facility license to develop, own and operate the Montreign Resort Casino.


Montreign Operating Company, LLC, an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Resorts, Inc. enters into a license agreement to rebrand Montreign Resort Casino a Resorts World property.


The company received regulatory approval to open to the public Resorts World Catskills casino on February 8, 2018. Resorts World Catskills casino features approximately 100,00 square feet of casino space, 10 food and beverage experiences, the 2,500 seat RW Epicenter and 332 luxury suites.


The company’s shareholders approved the merger of the company which resulted in the delisting of the company’s stock from the Nasdaq Global Market.