MGM Resorts International announced last month that it has appointed Uri Clinton President & Chief Operating Officer of Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York.
In his new role, Clinton will oversee daily operations at Empire City Casino and provide strategic direction and leadership for the property. For the past several years, Uri has managed MGM Resorts’ efforts to explore development opportunities in Connecticut and New York, and he will maintain an active role in these development efforts.
“Uri’s proven leadership and wide range of skills have been instrumental in the Company’s development efforts in New York and Connecticut, and he will continue to build on those successes with this new role,” said MGM Resorts President Bill Hornbuckle. “Empire City is already known for its world-class integrated gaming, racing and dining experience, and we are thrilled to welcome Empire City to the MGM Resorts family. We look forward to further solidifying MGM Resorts’ presence as the entertainment leader on the East Coast and in the New York City region.”
Uri joined MGM Resorts as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel in 2014 and was promoted to Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel in 2016. During this time, he provided legal advice and counseling on gaming jurisdictions before transitioning to Global Development in 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Uri held leadership roles in legal affairs with several companies, including Baha Mar, Ltd., Multimedia Games, Inc. and Caesars Entertainment Corporation.
Uri holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, received a juris doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law and received a master’s degree in Management from Vanderbilt University. Clinton will assume his new role at Empire City later this month upon closing of acquisition and completion of licensing requirements.
Empire City Casino is one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the northeast. Featuring 5,300 of the hottest slots, electronic three card poker, blackjack, craps, 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. The Westchester casino offers dining options that 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.
MGM Resorts International is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings.
MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company in 2018 opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau, and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai.