Empire City Casino Hosts Kentucky Derby “Day at the Races” Hat Contest

By Joe Meny

Empire City Casino, one of the northeast’s premier entertainment destinations, and with one of the largest gaming floors in the country, hosted a “Day at the Races Hat Contest” on Saturday, May 4, 2019 in celebration of the 145th running of thoroughbred racing’s most iconic event. Empire’s “Day at the Races Hat Contest” coincided with a Race Ticket Giveaway with the first 1,000 Empire Club Members to visit any Promotions Booth between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. receiving one $2 Exacta Box ticket for the big race.

Between noon and 4:00 p.m., guests were showing off their finest, funniest, and wackiest race day hats by entering the social media contest, and by having their photo taken at the casino’s photo booth, conveniently located by the valet entrance. Photos were then posted to Empire City Casino’s Facebook page. It was here where the entries were then voted on by Empire’s on-line followers. On Monday, May 6, the top three entered guests with the most interactions on their photo each won $500 cash. The 3 lucky winners are seen here.

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