FORM 4 [X] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Horn Keith 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol EMPIRE RESORTS INC [ NYNY ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O MONTICELLO CASINO AND RACEWAY, ROUTE 17B, P.O. BOX 5013
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
11/15/2019
(Street)
MONTICELLO, NY 12701
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, par value $.01 per share  11/15/2019    D    20250  D $9.74 (1) 0  D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units   (2) 11/15/2019    D        6400    (2)  (2) Common Stock, par value $.01 per share  6400   (2) 0  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Disposed of pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, by and between Empire Resorts, Inc. (the "Company"), Hercules Topco LLC, and Hercules Merger Subsidiary Inc. (the "Merger Agreement"), on the effective date of the merger.
(2)  On May 6, 2019, Mr. Horn was granted 6,400 restricted stock units ("RSUs") under the Empire Resorts, Inc. 2015 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, which were to vest on May 15, 2020. Each RSU represented the right to receive one share of the Company's common stock. On the effective date of the merger, all outstanding RSUs, whether or not then vested, were canceled, extinguished and converted into the right to receive the merger consideration issuable to holders of common stock pursuant to the Merger Agreement.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Horn Keith
C/O MONTICELLO CASINO AND RACEWAY
ROUTE 17B, P.O. BOX 5013
MONTICELLO, NY 12701
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Signatures
/s/ Nanette L. Horner, by Power of Attorney 11/15/2019
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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