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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.

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Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.