James from The Bronx Hits $149,931 Jackpot on Wheel of Fortune at Empire City Casino Sunday; $1.6 Million Record-Breaker Still up for Grabs

James from The Bronx Hits $149,931 Jackpot on Wheel of Fortune at Empire City Casino Sunday; $1.6 Million Record-Breaker Still up for Grabs

Yonkers, New York — Bring it home, James! A lucky man made the short trip from The Bronx to Yonkers a winning journey on Sunday afternoon (May 21) when James M. hit a $149,931 jackpot at Empire City Casino. The six-figure score was made in the Gotham Palace section of the casino on the Wheel of Fortune slot, just yards away from the slot machine where a New York State racetrack casino record $1,680,471 jackpot is still waiting to be hit.

James made a $6 wager on a $1 denomination machine to score at 4:23 PM, capping off a lucrative weekend.

The Empire City life-changer still looming continues to soar. On May 9, it eclipsed $1.6 for the first time in history. On April 17, it had soared past $1.5 million for the first time, and on April 10, when it reached $1,480,045, it eclipsed the previous all-time Empire City and New York racetrack casino jackpot record hit by Howard Gershowitz of Suffolk County, Long Island ($1,473,503 on October 25, 2015).

Meanwhile, Howard G. continues to remain in the “slot-light” as advertising pitchman for Empire City’s television ad campaign entitled “Real Winners, Real Money, Real Deal” which continues to air on local sports television networks (View the commercial at http://bit.ly/HowardG).

This record-breaker is ripe again for winning and is only available on two Wheel of Fortune slots at Empire City Casino. Who will be the next Howard G.?!

About Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway: Empire City Casino is one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the northeast. Featuring 5,300 of the hottest slots, electronic craps, three card poker, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and sic bo, Empire City Casino also offers guests  year-round harness racing and International simulcasting, live entertainment including the best party, tribute and Latin bands, comedy, New York’s hottest DJ’s, and more. A plethora of dining options will satisfy even the most discerning palate with Italian cuisine at Nonno’s Trattoria; Dan Rooney’s, a high-energy sports bar; Alley 810, a craft cocktail lounge with retro bowling lanes;  and  convenient delicious options at the International Food Court or Lil’ Cocina. Visit Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (off I-87 at Central Avenue) Yonkers, NY, Westchester County, open seven days a week from 10:00 am to 6:00 am. Visit www.empirecitycasino.com or call 914.968.4200 for information.

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