Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady to Host First Ever Sports Betting EXPO

Schenectady, NY (October 9, 2019) – It’s a sports fan’s dream come true as Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady invites guests to attend its first-ever Sports Betting EXPO on Saturday, October 26. The EXPO will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes discussion panels and meet & greets with professional athletes, sports betting and horse betting seminars, a Madden 20 NFL eSports tournament, sports memorabilia and more. The EXPO will be held at the Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center and is FREE and open to the public. Must be 21 and up to attend the EXPO or take part in the eSports Tournament.

Set to take place during the greatest weekend in sports (NFL and NCAA College Football in full swing, along with NHL Hockey, the NBA Basketball season just underway and, of course, MLB’s World Series), the Rivers Casino & Resort Sports Betting EXPO offers a unique opportunity and special experience for every sports fan. Fans will be able to meet with legendary pro players, learn the “ins and outs” of sports betting from the experts, and take part in the casino’s 2nd Electric City Classic – a live Madden 20 NFL eSports tournament.

Former professional athletes scheduled to appear at the EXPO include New York Knick’s forward Bernard King; New York Yankees outfielders and 2-time World Champions, Mickey Rivers and Roy White; Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame pitcher, Bill Lee; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker and 5-time Pro-bowler, Greg Lloyd; WBA and WBC Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Tim Witherspoon; and Albany Patroons Head Coach and former NBA and Euro League player, Derrick Rowland. Players from the 2019 ArenaBowl Champion Albany Empire and the Albany Empress Dance Team are also scheduled to appear.

Panels and sports betting seminars will be moderated by WNYT NewsChannel 13 Sports Anchor and WTMM-FM/ESPN Radio host, Chris Onorato. They include a session with Albany Patroons Head Coach, Derrick Rowland; Sports Betting 101 with Rush Street Interactive COO, Mattias Stetz, Rivers Casino Sportsbook Manager, “Harborside” Hal Wafer, and the New York Post’s, John DaSilva; and “A Day On The Diamond With World Champions” with former New York Yankees Mickey Rivers and Roy White, along with Boston Red Sox pitcher, Bill Lee.

Players can register online for the Compete4ever Madden 20 Electric City Classic eSports Tournament at this link. In-person registrations for a wild card in the tournament will start at 10 a.m. on the day of the EXPO at the Event Center, with play to begin at 11 a.m. The tournament finals will start at 1:30 p.m. and be broadcast live on Twitch.TV by famed sportscaster and the voice of Madden Football, Larry Ridley.

Media is welcome to attend for photos/video/interviews.

The Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center is just steps away from the casino gaming floor and The Landing Hotel, which will be welcoming sports fans for the EXPO.

For Reservations at The Landing Hotel visit riverscasinoandresort.com.