You don't need to gamble to get a kick out of Empire City Casino. You can just grab a chair, buy a drink and soak up the energetic atmosphere.
White Plains, where it is to be found, is 120 miles (193 kilometers) from the state capital, Albany.
If you're after a quality hotel that is reasonably close to Empire City Casino, the Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers, is your best option. It's located just 0.7 miles (1.1 kilometer) away.
Within easy commuting distance, there are several reasonably priced accommodations to select from. Some of your choices are the Howard Johnson Bronx Near Stadium and the Rodeway Inn Bronx Zoo.
Have a seat, give your legs a break and enjoy a snack at G & M Coffee Shop Inc, a great coffee house a hop, step and a jump from Empire City Casino. Are you still feeling hungry? Nonno's is also close by and offers a more comprehensive dining experience. For those that love rounding out the day with a relaxing drink just down the road, the bartender at Dan Rooney's Café & Bar will be serving up drinks until late.
To get to Empire City Casino, you should try taking a train. The closest station, Mount Vernon West, is only 0.9 miles (1.4 kilometers) away.