Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady to Hold MWBE Vendor Event in Albany

ALBANY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is calling minority-, women- and disadvantaged-owned business enterprises to take advantage of an upcoming opportunity to hear from and interact with officials from Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady as it relates to procurement.

The MWBE Vendor event will be held at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road in Albany, on Tuesday, April 19. Registration will open at 9:30 a.m. and the event will start at 10 a.m. RSVP is encouraged to [email protected].

“It is important for us to build a robust and diverse vendor database as we look toward the opening of Rivers Casino & Resort in early 2017,” said Rivers Casino & Resort General Manager Mary Cheeks. “The gaming industry is a unique environment, so we hope businesses come to learn more about working in gaming and working with us.”

Rivers Casino & Resort will be looking to vendors for a wide variety of products and services, including but not limited to:

  • Advertising / Publishing / Printing
  • Beverages (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Chemicals and Allied Products
  • Entertainment
  • Floral Services
  • Food – Baked goods / Produce / Candy / Dairy
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Signs
  • Landscaping
  • Office Supplies and Equipment
  • Plumbing / Electrical Services
  • Promotional Gift Items / Marketing Prizes
  • Restaurant Supplies
  • General Maintenance Supplies / Cleaning Supplies
  • Tobacco Products
  • Uniforms Apparel

Rivers Casino & Resort is a $330 million project that will have a 50,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,150 slot machines, 63 gaming tables and 16 poker tables attached to a 163-room hotel and a 10,000-square-foot banquet facility capable of hosting up to 600 people for conventions and special events, one of the largest spaces in the region. Additionally, the property will have a steakhouse, a marketplace with light fare eateries, an entertainment lounge and a day spa. The casino will take full advantage of its riverfront position with outdoor patios and pre-function spaces. It is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017.

Rivers Casino & Resort will be located adjacent to a new mixed-use Mohawk Harbor development currently under construction by the Galesi Group, which constitutes an additional $150 million investment in the 60-acre riverfront property. The mix of residential, retail and commercial space will include a 124-room Courtyard by Marriott and a 50-slip harbor on the Mohawk River and Erie Canal.

For more information on Rivers Casino & Resort, visit www.riverscasinoandresort.com.

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About Rush Street Gaming – Founded by Neil Bluhm and Greg Carlin, Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates have developed and operate successful casinos in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Des Plaines, IL (Chicago area). By placing an emphasis on superior design and outstanding customer service, Rush Street Gaming has become one of the leading casino developers in the United States. Existing casinos generate over $1 billion in annual gaming revenues, and all Rush Street Gaming casinos were voted a 2015 “Best Place to Work” or “Top Workplace” by their team members.