FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF 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 * Hercules Topco LLC 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
11/15/2019 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol EMPIRE RESORTS INC [NYNY]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
C/O GENTING MALAYSIA BERHAD, 24TH FLOOR, WISMA GENTING, JALAN SULTAN
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                          ___X___ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
(Street)
KUALA LUMPUR, N8 50250      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. 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 Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock  28914606  D (1)(2)  

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Pursuant to an executed binding term sheet (the "Term Sheet"), dated as of August 5, 2019, by and among Kien Huat Realty III Limited ("Kien Huat"), Genting Malaysia Berhad ("GenM") and Genting (USA) Limited ("Gen USA"), (i) Kien Huat contributed 15,714,606 shares of Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Issuer ("Common Stock") to Hercules Topco LLC ("Parent") and Gen USA contributed 13,200,000 shares of Common Stock to Parent and (ii) Gen USA contributed 49% of amounts required to be paid by Parent pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger by and among Parent, Hercules Merger Subsidiary Inc. and the Issuer (the "Merger Agreement") plus $9,429,839.44 and Kien Huat contributed 51% of amounts required to be paid by Parent pursuant to the Merger Agreement, less $9,429,839.44.
(2)  Following such contributions, Kien Huat will continue to hold a 51% membership interest in Parent and Gen USA will continue to hold a 49% membership interest in Parent. $9,429,839.44 was contributed to Parent by Gen USA, and deducted from Kien Huat's contribution, in order for Gen USA to maintain a membership interest of 49%, assuming that all shares of Common Stock contributed to Parent had a value of $9.74 per share.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Hercules Topco LLC
C/O GENTING MALAYSIA BERHAD
24TH FLOOR, WISMA GENTING, JALAN SULTAN
KUALA LUMPUR, N8 50250

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Signatures
/s/ Gerard Lim, Vice-President and Secretary, Hercules Topco LLC 11/15/2019
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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