Former NY Giants Star Quarterback And World Champion Phil Simms To Host Big Game Viewing Party

January 16, 2018

Okay, Harlem football fans, we know Phil Simms may have coined the phrase “I’m going to Disney World” following his Big Game win in 1987, but the legendary quarterback is ‘going to Empire City Casino’ for this year’s Big Game.

Simms is going to host a viewing party, hang out with football fans and watch the biggest game on the planet Sunday, February 4th, 2018.

The free festivities begin in the casino’s Entertainment Lounge at 6:00 p.m. on game day, where Simms will mingle with fans, participate in a Q+A session, and sign autographs before watching the Big Game and testing out his throwing arm with fans. During the event, Simms will reflect on his career, offer his game day predictions and share what it takes to win the Big Game. Empire City Casino will display the Big Game on LED jumbo screens to bring football fans as close to the action as possible. Seating will be first-come, first-served with beer and food specials all game long.

Most fans know Phil Simms as one of the greatest quarterbacks in football history, and who was recently nominated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Over his 15-year career with the New York Giants, Simms set numerous records and won two world championships in 1987 and 1991. Currently, Simms is a football analyst on TV, radio and online.

Phil Simms fits the bill as the perfect game day host for our guests,” said Taryn Duffy, director of public affairs for Empire City Casino. “We’re excited to have that same energy and excitement Phil brought to the football field here at Empire City Casino with fans meeting and hearing from the football icon.”

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As an added bonus, the first 5,000 Empire Club Members to check in at the main promotions booth will receive a free football-themed beanie hat. Fans who are not yet Empire Club members can sign up for free in a matter of minutes at any promotions booth.

Empire City is Manhattan’s closest casino, a short drive from the George Washington Bridge and easily accessible via Metro North, Bus, Shuttle Bus and more (exact point-to-point directions provided here). For more information on Empire City Casino and the viewing party, visit

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