Schenectady, NY Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady has started construction on the new “Rivers Sportsbook” betting lounge. Construction is expected to be completed later this summer; and pending NYS Gaming Commission approval, the new sportsbook will be up and running before the start of the upcoming NFL football season in September.
The new Rivers Sportsbook is adjacent to Van Slyck’s lounge, located off the casino’s main gaming floor. The sportsbook will occupy 5,000 s/f and will be a luxury-styled sports lounge.
Club chairs and table seating will accommodate 80 guests and includes five private booths with TV monitors–each accommodating up to 6 people, 18 individual VIP seats, and 32 tabletop seats.
“We couldn’t be happier to start construction on our new sportsbook and we’re looking forward to opening one of the first licensed sportsbooks in the state of New York at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady,” said Rivers Casino & Resort acting General Manager, Justin Moore. “We think sports fans and sports bettors throughout the Capital Region and beyond will be thrilled with the new sportsbook and are looking forward to welcoming them into the casino to place legal wagers for the first time.”
The luxury-styled sports lounge will have a 53 feet long by nine feet high LED video wall that will anchor the sportsbook viewing area, along with 22 additional TV monitors measuring 86” each. The sportsbook will also include 16 betting kiosks, and six staffed betting windows to accommodate all sports bettors and guests.
Subject to NYS Gaming Commission approval, the new Rivers Sportsbook will offer betting on a wide array of sporting events including professional football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, college sports and more. Bets are expected to include, but not be limited to, straight bets, parlays, totals, and in-game betting.