Construction has started on Rivers Casino’s Sports Betting Lounge. Once conversion of the Van Slyck’s bar area is over, the 5000-square-foot space will feature a 53-foot long video wall, 22 televisions, 16 betting kiosks and six staffed betting windows.
“This is a milestone for Rivers Casino because we will be able to do legalized sports betting in the state. We are extremely excited about that and this is the very first step in that process. The sports book is going to bring a whole new energy to the casino. We are going to get guests that have never come to the casino before because they are not blackjack players or slot players but they are sports bettors,” Rivers Casino vice president of gaming operations Jeff Cutri said.
“When people come into the building to bet, we are pretty much restricted to the region, how far someone is willing to drive. If we have mobile betting, anywhere in the state of New York, if you are a member of our sports book, you can gamble anywhere you want on your personal device,” Cutri added.