Rivers Casino and Resort Schenectady, in New York, US, has started construction on its new Rivers Sportsbook betting lounge.
Construction is expected to be completed later this summer and, pending New York State Gaming Commission approval, the sportsbook will be up and running before the start of the NFL season in September.
It will cover 5,000sq.ft and be located directly off the casino’s main gaming floor. Featuring club chairs and table seating, the lounge will accommodate approximately 80 guests and includes five private booths with TV monitors – each accommodating up to six people, 18 individual VIP seats and 32 tabletop seats.
Also included will be a 53ft by 9ft LED video wall that will anchor the sportsbook viewing area, along with 22 additional TV monitors measuring 86ins each. The sportsbook will also include 16 betting kiosks and six staffed betting windows.
“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 and Resort Schenectady,” said Rivers Casino and 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.”