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Empire Resorts Subsidiary Sponsors Bethel Woods Third Annual Wine Pairing Fundraiser

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On Friday, October 10th, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts will host its third annual Wine Pairing Dinner, which has been underwritten by Montreign Operating Company, LLC (“Montreign”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM:NYNY).

The sold-out event is the not-for-profit’s primary annual fundraiser and the money raised helps support the organization’s mission to inspire, educate, and empower through the arts and humanities.

Support for the event also comes from Moore Insurance, Choice Words, Ovations Food Service, and Vining Sparks, with further donations from the Stuart Salenger Foundation and Hudson Valley Cattle Company.

Guests at this year’s dinner, held in the venue’s intimate Event Gallery, will enjoy a selection of California wines provided by Deutsch Brands and carefully chosen to compliment a four-course gourmet meal. The evening will also feature live entertainment, a silent auction, and the opportunity to learn more about the positive impact that Bethel Woods’ educational, community and museum programs are having on our community, especially our youth.

Montreign will generously support this year’s event, which was underwritten by its parent company, Empire Resorts, last year. Montreign, which has proposed to develop the Montreign Resort and Casino as part of the master-planned, $1 billion four-season destination resort, Adelaar, is the only Sullivan County applicant for a gaming facility license that has signed a cooperative agreement with Bethel Woods and Upstate Theaters for a Fair Game, the coalition that represents live entertainment venues in New York State that would be impacted by the emergence of casinos.

“As the only Sullivan County applicant to sign the Fair Game cooperative agreement to date , Empire Resorts has once again demonstrated its decades-long commitment to our community and its desire to have a lasting, positive impact on Sullivan County,” said Chief Executive Officer of Bethel Woods, Darlene Fedun.

“Montreign is proud to continue our support for Bethel Woods and their mission,” Charles Degliomini, Executive Vice President, Government Relations and Corporate Communications for Empire Resorts added. “We have been a part of this community for over 55 years so our roots are deep, which is why we understand how vital Bethel Woods is to the region, and the value of the positive impact their programs have on the lives of children and families within the community.”

“We are so very grateful to all of the businesses, foundations, and individuals who have helped to make this year’s Wine Pairing Dinner a success. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the night will be used to not only sustain, but expand our education, community, and museum programs. We depend on events like these, and the generous support of those who underwrite and attend, to continue to present and expand meaningful programming,” concluded Fedun.

For more information please visit BethelWoodsCenter.org or call 845.295.2500.

About Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and The Museum at Bethel Woods

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit cultural organization, located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY. Located just 90 miles from New York City on a lush campus featuring bucolic countryside views, the Center is comprised of the Pavilion Stage amphitheater that accommodates 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, and the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods. The Center offers a diverse selection of popular artists, culturally-rich performances, and educational, community, and museum programs committed to inspiring expression, creativity and innovation through the arts. Bethel Woods is exemplary in its efforts to engage, inspire and advocate for the accessibility of the arts for all ages and to connect with community partners to broaden programmatic reach and to strengthen support and resources for its activities.

The Museum at Bethel Woods is dedicated to the study and exhibition of the social, political and cultural events of the 1960s, including the Woodstock festival, and the legacies of those times, as well as the preservation of the 1969 Woodstock festival site. More than a nostalgic celebration of a colorful decade, the award-winning Museum provides a focus for deeper issues and lessons of the decade. The Museum is a dynamic and vibrant community resource where individuals and groups of all ages participate in tours, lively lectures, cinematic conversations, changing exhibitions and special events. The Museum features include a permanent exhibit space, Special Exhibit Gallery, Corridor Exhibit Gallery, Museum Theater, Event Gallery, retail store, caf’e, and the Woodstock Monument.

For more information please visit www.BethelWoodsCenter.org.

About Empire Resorts

Empire Resorts, Inc. owns and operates, through its subsidiary Monticello Raceway Management, Inc., the Monticello Casino and Raceway, a harness racing track and casino in Monticello, N.Y., and is 90 miles from midtown Manhattan. For additional information, please visit www.empireresorts.com.

Upon the awarding of a casino license from the New York State Gaming Commission, Empire, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Montreign, will begin construction on Montreign Resort and Casino – an 18-story casino, hotel and entertainment complex with 61 table games, 2,150 state of the art slot machines and 391 luxury rooms designed to meet 4-star and 4-diamond standards. For additional information, please visit www.montreign.com.

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