The Rivers Casino in Schenectady is one of four Rivers Casino properties owned and operated by Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming. Based in the Capital Region of New York state in the heart of downtown Schenectady, the Rivers Casino is within easy driving distance from Albany, as well as southern Vermont and Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
It offers a sportsbook and a full Vegas-style casino with slots, poker and table games. There’s also a hotel, several dining options and entertainment options. There are also a number of entertainment venues, meeting areas and ballrooms designed to host weddings.
The Landing Hotel offers a luxurious experience with panoramic views of the new Mohawk Harbor. This semi-private hotel includes an outside patio, a sun room adjacent to the lobby bar and a state-of-the-art fitness center featuring LifeFitness equipment.
The Landing Hotel connects directly with the Rivers Casino by a grand entryway so guests are only steps away from a night of video gaming, live table games, a variety of dining options and New York State’s first ever sports betting lounge, Rivers Sportsbook.
This boutique luxury hotel features spacious king rooms, bay suites with wrap-around balconies, king suites with views of the Mohawk Harbor and ADA accessible rooms with roll-in showers.
There’s also a number of entertainment options on the hotel and casino property. The Rivers Casino events center hosts popular entertainment acts, as well as dinner shows. There’s a 10,000-square foot ballroom, a 9,000-square foot outdoor terrace and 9,000 square feet of pre-function space. Five smaller meeting rooms range in size between 1,000-3,000 square footage. Two lounges offer live musical entertainment options.
Rates start at $145 a night.
The 51,000-square foot gaming floor at the Rivers Casino touches all the bases when it comes to betting options. Slot players will delight in their selection of more than 1,150 games. There’s brand new and exclusive games, classic selections and fan favorites, everything from penny slots to their well-stocked high limit slots area. There’s even an all-season smoking patio complete with slot machines. Popular titles include 88 Fortunes, Lightning Luck and Walking Dead 2. There are also eight video poker options and more than 20 keno games.
If you’re into table games, there are nearly 70 live tables to choose from. Featured games include black jack, mini midi baccarat, EZ baccarat, blazing 7’s blackjack, craps and roulette. There are high roller tables for players who like to play for big stakes.
As well, the Rivers Casino offers 16 poker tables. Card games to choose from include three card poker, let it ride Pai Gow poker, Mississippi stud and heads up hold’em.
The Rivers Casino also offers Casino4Fun. It’s an online web gaming platform that enables players to play some of their favorite casino games from the comfort of their own home. These games are free to play and no money exchanges hands. The games can be played through a laptop or desktop computer, or via the Rivers Casino mobile app.
When the Rivers Sportsbook opened inside the Rivers Casino Schenectady in 2019, it was the first retail sportsbook to be operational in the Empire State.
It delivers a luxury-styled sports lounge furnished with individual VIP club chairs and table seating, including five private booths with TV monitors, each accommodating up to six people and available to reserve.
There’s an impressive state-of-the-art 53′ LED video wall, along with 22 additional TV screens. The sportsbook also includes 14 betting kiosks, and staffed betting windows to accommodate guests.
The Rivers Sportsbook offers betting on a wide array of sporting events including professional baseball, tennis, golf, soccer, football, basketball, hockey, and more. Bets include, but are not limited to, straight bets, parlays, totals and live in-play betting.
Wagers can be placed at the betting counter with a live sportsbook writer during Rivers Sportsbook hours of operation, or at a sports betting kiosk. The Rivers Sportsbook is open 10-12 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 10-1 a.m. Friday, 9-1 a.m. Saturday and 9-12 a.m. Sunday. Betting kiosks are operational daily from 6-2 a.m.
Promotions & Loyalty Programs
All Rivers Casino players are eligible to sign up for their Rush Rewards program. New members who sign up for a Rush Rewards players card instantly earn five points on the day of their sign-up and are entered for a chance to win up to 10,000 bonus points. Points can be redeemed for slot play, food and hotel credits.
There are always ongoing promotions at the Rivers Casino. They offer special discounts to seniors 55 years or older and military service personnel. There are spin multipliers promotions for slot players and bonus draws for those who wager in the sportsbook. The Rivers Casino also offers food and beverage discounts to regular players.
Mobile App The Rivers Casino Schenectady app is compatible with both Android and iOS systems. Links to download the app are at the bottom of their web page