YONKERS, NY — December 2, 2019 — MGM Resorts International President and COO Uri Clinton of Empire City Casino in Yonkers who had been lobbying New York lawmakers has stepped down from the firm. That he is no longer president of the company’s billion dollar casino in the City of Hills was confirmed by MGM late Monday.
Uri Clinton — the most visible MGM Resorts International executive resigned his post as president and chief operating officer of MGM Empire City in New York, less than a year after taking the job.
In an email to the Hartford Courant, MGM added: “However, he continues to support our development efforts as a consultant.”
Mayor Mike Spano has yet to comment over this unexpected news.
There is much unfinished business to contend with in the upcoming 2020 session with Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Yonkers’ Assembly Gaming Chairman J, Gary Pretlow.
MGM Resorts named Clinton president and COO of Empire City about a year ago, shortly before closing on its $850 million purchase of the property, which includes Yonkers Raceway.
MGM has urged the New York Legislature to allow Empire City to introduce table games prior to the scheduled 2023 lifting of a moratorium on new casinos in New York.
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