mpire City Casino by MGM Resorts announced last week the appointment of gaming and hospitality veteran Ed Domingo as president and chief operating officer (COO). He will oversee the day-to-day operations of the gaming floor and the 120-year-old Yonkers Raceway, and its more than 1,000 employees.
"Ed’s extensive experience and passion are assets that will serve Empire City and the community greatly," said Jorge Perez, Regional Portfolio President, MGM Resorts International. "Empire City is a cornerstone in Yonkers, and it has been a privilege to introduce MGM over the last year and continue to support more than 1,000 jobs and bring exceptional experiences to our guests. Ed’s vision will continue moving us forward."
Domingo is taking over the position which had been held by Uri Clinton, whose resignation was announced in December. He had served in the position for less than a year. In addition to overseeing Empire City, which MGM acquired along with Yonkers Raceway in 2018 for about $850 million, Clinton was involved with MGM’s effort to seek approval to build a $675 million casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Westfair Online reports.
Domingo originally joined MGM Resorts International as senior vice president and CFO of the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas. His two decades include overseeing casino resort upgrades and openings for Caesars Entertainment and Rush Street Gaming.
"This is a very exciting time as we work towards securing a full commercial casino license that will expand our offerings and grow Empire City into a full-fledged entertainment and gaming destination," Domingo said. "Having worked in casino resorts in major metropolitan areas, I recognize the extraordinary opportunity the downstate New York market presents. I’m also grateful to be part of the vibrant Yonkers community and the exceptional team at Empire City."
Domingo, a first-generation Filipino American born and raised in Dallas, has lived all over the United States, including New York City, Raleigh-Durham, Boston, Chicago, and Las Vegas. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a law degree from New York University School of Law and a master’s from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is a Westchester resident.