Empire casino has change when it comes to winning. The machines are not good, barley win money and if you do, it's never over $ 50.00 dollars if you win big over $ 100.00 and you put $20.00 in machine. I say you lucky! They got to do better and they only give you few dollars free play. I'm from NJ they should pay everyone who crosses the bridge money and free play. I started going to Wind Creek Casino they got better machines and they give you $35.00 free play when you come In by bus They giveaway monthly gifts. I never say I wouldn't go Empire again I just going to stop coming for a wild. I play more then I win over the years I been coming their. Everybody I talk today the same thing. It's one thing if I win and gamble my winning back but that's not the case the machines are not paying off.hope this help somebody.