Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts Ed Domingo Selected as Recipient of Prestigious 2022 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award
Domingo recognized for leading a company that drives the local, regional and state economy, providing high quality jobs to New Yorkers, top-notch hospitality to an estimated 9 million annual visitors, and prioritizing philanthropic initiatives
Domingo, a first-generation Asian American, represents parent company MGM Resorts’ commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment
Photo Credit: Justin Grasso, Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts
YONKERS, NY – Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts’ (“Empire City”) is pleased to announce that Senior Vice President and General Manager Ed Domingo was named a recipient of the 2022 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award. Domingo will receive the award at a gala held at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan on Thursday, September 22. The Asian American Business Development Center established the award program in 2001 to highlight the critical role Asian American entrepreneurs, professionals and corporate executives play in driving the U.S. economy.
Domingo was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of the world-renowned Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada, before joining Empire City in 2019 when MGM Resorts acquired the gaming and hospitality destination. Under Domingo’s leadership, Empire City reached the historic economic milestone of surpassing $4 billion in education contributions to New York State since its opening. Empire City generates over $25 million on average per month for New York State’s education fund. The property also generates hundreds of millions more in funds to support the sport of harness racing and New York State’s agriculture industry, as well as state and local governments. As Manhattan’s closest casino, Empire City welcomes more than nine million annual visitors from across the tri-state area, more than double the number of visitors to the iconic Statue of Liberty.
Domingo symbolizes the strong culture of diversity and inclusion MGM Resorts actively cultivates. In 2000, MGM Resorts became the first gaming company to declare a formal diversity initiative as a core business value and priority. MGM Resorts actively recruits, engages, develops and retains a diverse workforce while providing equitable access to employment, career growth opportunities and diverse representation across all job levels from entry level to senior leadership positions. MGM Resorts’ commitment to diversity extends off property to the suppliers used by the global hospitality and entertainment company. Its much-lauded Supplier Diversity Program provides enterprise opportunities for businesses owned by minority, women, veteran, LGBTQ+ individuals and persons with disabilities. Domingo leads a workforce at Empire City that is majority minority throughout all levels and is also majority female.
Domingo’s parents immigrated to New York from the Philippines before relocating to Dallas, Texas where Domingo was born and raised. He has lived all over the United States, including New York City, Raleigh-Durham, Boston, Chicago, and Las Vegas. Domingo’s inspiration as a business leader is derived from his father who, like many immigrants, started his own small business, which allowed him to support his family through hard work while always prioritizing giving back to his community.
“This is truly an honor to be recognized among such an esteemed group of dedicated professionals and by an organization that strongly supports Asian-American communities,” said Domingo. “The values of diligence, collaboration and commitment to community are shared across many of those communities. I am so proud to represent a company that shares those same values and am grateful to be honored by the Asian American Business Development Center which does as well.”
Domingo’s decades of experience in law, finance, gaming, and hospitality are critical to his position at the helm of the day-to-day operations of the largest casino in the MGM Resorts fleet. As Empire City looks toward competing to secure one of the remaining commercial casino licenses in New York State, Domingo will oversee the anticipated expansive development of the 97-acre property.
When not working, Domingo can be found traveling and spending time with his wife, twin daughters, and two dogs. For more information about Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts, please visit www.empirecitycasino.com.
About Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts
Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts is one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the northeast, featuring nearly 4,700 of the hottest slots, electronic three card poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat and sic bo table games. Empire City Casino also offers guests year-round harness racing and international simulcasting. A selection of dining options will satisfy even the most discerning palate with fan favorite fare at The Pub, and convenient delicious options at Lil’ Cocina and the Big Kitchen International Food Court. Visit Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (off I-87 at Central Avenue) Yonkers, NY, Westchester County, open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Empire City Casino is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit www.empirecitycasino.com or call 914.968.4200.
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