Empire Resorts on Preliminary Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 Index Lists

  Empire Resorts on Preliminary Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 Index Lists

Business Wire

MONTICELLO, N.Y. -- June 20, 2014

Empire Resorts, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, “Empire”)
(NASDAQ-GM:NYNY) has been added to the preliminary lists of companies
scheduled to become part of the Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 Indexes when
Russell Investments (“Russell”) reconstitutes its U.S. and global equity
indexes on June 27, 2014.

Empire’s addition to the Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 Indexes is part of
Russell Investments’ annual index reconstitution process that is done to
maintain a true representation of global equity markets, capitalization and
style. Russell posted the annual list of preliminary index additions, which
includes Empire, on www.russell.com, on June 13, 2014. Russell will provide
updates to the list of additions and deletions on June 20 and 27. The lists
will be finalized when Russell formally reconstitutes its equity indexes after
market close on June 27, 2014 and the final membership lists will be posted
for the indexes on June 30.

About Empire Resorts

Empire Resorts owns and operates, through its subsidiary Monticello Raceway
Management, Inc., the Monticello Casino & Raceway, a harness racing track and
casino located in Monticello, New York, and is 90 miles from midtown
Manhattan. Further information is available at www.empireresorts.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify
for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995.These statements include statements about our
plans, strategies, financial performance, prospects or future events and
involve known and unknown risks that are difficult to predict. As a result,
our actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from
those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. We caution you
not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made
as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update
publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results,
new information or future events, changes in assumptions or changes in other
factors affecting forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by
applicable laws. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no
inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to
those or other forward-looking statements.


Empire Resorts, Inc.
Charles Degliomini, 845-807-0001
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