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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Starts Daily Poker Tournaments

Addition of weekday No Limit Hold’em tournaments rolled out in Rivers’ 15-table poker room SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is holding its first-ever poker tournament today, in its premier 15-table poker room. No Limit Hold’em Poker Tournaments will be held Monday through Thursday, and will be in addition to cash games that […]

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March Promotions at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Include Range Rover Giveaway, $10,000 Drawing

Rush Rewards Players Club members continue to earn multipliers, giveaways, and loyalty card upgrades SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will be kicking off the month of March by giving one Rush Rewards Players Club member $10,000 in cash! The drawing, which will take place on March 1, is the culmination of the […]

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Rivers Casino and Resort Opens Doors at Noon Today

$330 Million Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady opens with ‘unlocking’ ceremony SCHENECTADY, NY — The $330 million Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady opened its doors to the public today, becoming the first Las Vegas style casino to ever operate in New York’s Capital Region. Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady was built and is operated by […]

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Rivers Casino and Resort Donates $21,000 in Proceeds from Pre-Opening Appreciation Night to Local Nonprofits and Groups

Donation will be split equally between The SEAT Center, The Schenectady Police and Fire Departments and The Veterans Miracle Center SCHENECTADY, NY —Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced today the donation of $21,000 to a number of local charities and public service organizations on the eve of its Grand Opening. Rivers Casino held a special […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Announces Opening Date

$330 Million Gaming and Entertainment Facility Will Open its Doors to Guests on February 8, 2017   SCHENECTADY, NY – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady officials announced today the $330 million gaming and entertainment facility will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening will be well in advance of […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Starting Dealer Interviews in Advance of Free Dealer School Classes

Prospective team members can apply now at www.riverscasinoandresort.com/careers   SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced today the start of the interview process for dealer positions in advance of the first session of its free Dealer School classes. Applicants will be invited to interview over the coming days and weeks leading up to […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Now Accepting Applications for All Positions Through Website

Prospective team members can apply now at www.riverscasinoandresort.com/careers   SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced today applications are being accepted for all positions at the $330 million gaming facility. Applicants can see all positions and job descriptions at www.riverscasinoandresort.com/careers.   Rivers Casino & Resort will be hiring in stages for all positions […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Rolls Out Rush Rewards Player’s Club

Rewards program launches with “Rush to Rewards,” an online contest, and chance to win free slot play, comp dollars or a $10,000 grand prize   SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced today the roll out of its Rush Rewards Player’s Club, a player loyalty program that will let players earn rewards such […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady to Host a Series of Local Information Sessions for Vendors

Events will ensure local businesses have an opportunity to hear from and interact with Rivers Casino & Resort representatives, and will be held throughout the Greater Capital Region   SCHENECTADY, NY —Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today announced it will hold a series of local informational sessions across the Greater Capital Region to speak with […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Announces Hiring for New Management, Specialist and Director Level Positions

Casino now accepting resumes for a number of new positions at www.riverscasinoandresort.com/employment SCHENECTADY, NY —Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced today the next step in its hiring process, and another milestone in bringing hundreds of jobs to the Capital Region. Interested candidates can now apply for a number of Management, Specialist and Director Level positions. […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady to Hold Matchmaker Vendor Event for MWBE and Local Suppliers in Targeted Areas of Interest

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will work with Purchasing Management International, LP, to present a Minority- and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise Matchmaker Event for vendors in specific areas of interest. The event will be held at the Mallozzi Banquet & Ballroom, 1930 Curry Road in Rotterdam, on Friday, June 24. Registration will open at 10:00 a.m. […]

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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 […]

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Albany Business Review: What the casino means to Schenectady

Tens of millions in tax revenue, 1,200 new jobs, 2.8 million annual visitors and jumps in property value across Schenectady.

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Submits $50 Million Gaming License Fee

Fee translates to $10 million for local governments SCHENECTADY, NY —Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady submitted today a $50 million gaming license payment to the New York State Gaming Commission. Under New York State’s gaming law, a portion of the fee will be distributed to local governments. The City and County of Schenectady will each […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Now Accepting Resumes for Select Open Positions

Select careers now posted and resumes being accepted at www.riverscasinoandresort.com/employment SCHENECTADY, NY —Rivers Casino & Resort has announced the next step in its hiring process, and another milestone in bringing hundreds of jobs to the Capital Region. Starting today, descriptions for select positions are being posted at www.riverscasinoandresort.com, and resumes are being accepted for certain […]

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Albany Business Review: Schenectady casino construction ahead of schedule

Construction of the $330 million Rivers Casino & Resort is ahead of schedule in Schenectady, New York, with an expected opening in the first quarter 2017, officials said today.

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Celebrates Start of Construction with Ceremonial Groundbreaking

SCHENECTADY, NY — Representatives of Rush Street Gaming were joined by local and state officials, members of the business community and local partners today on the banks of the Mohawk River to celebrate the start of construction on Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady with a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony. Rush Street Gaming was awarded a license […]

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New York State Gaming Commission Approves Licensure of Rivers Casino & Resort

Statement from Rush Street Gaming CEO Greg Carlin on the New York State Gaming Commission’s Licensure Decision SCHENECTADY – “We thank the New York State Gaming Commission for its consideration and thorough review of applications, and the City of Schenectady for its continued support. We look forward to beginning construction as anticipated, to bringing jobs […]

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The Daily Gazette: Job seekers see hope in Rivers Casino

Employment fair draws more than 1,000 people to SCCC  

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Rivers Casino to Hold Job Opportunity Fair and Vendor Forum at Schenectady County Community College

Learn about careers in the casino industry; explore available resources for job readiness and educational programs SCHENECTADY — Rivers Casino will hold a Job Opportunity Fair at Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) on Saturday, July 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., for residents of the Capital Region to explore future careers in the gaming […]

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Rush Street Gaming Announces its General Manager for Rivers Casino in Schenectady

Mary Cheeks, CFO of Rush Street’s Pennsylvania casinos, to lead new Upstate NY gaming venue SCHENECTADY—June 1, 2015—Rush Street Gaming has tapped the CFO of its two Pennsylvania casinos to lead the company’s newest property in Upstate New York. Mary Cheeks, who currently serves as chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance for […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort to Open Information Center in Downtown Schenectady

  Offices in Center City will serve as point of coordination during construction of Rivers Casino & Resort in Mohawk Harbor SCHENECTADY —Rivers Casino & Resort in Mohawk Harbor will be opening a Schenectady office in coming weeks. The office will serve as an important resource and hub of activity during the development and construction […]

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The Daily Gazette: SCCC casino program hits the jackpot

Changing careers could be a gamble, but sometimes pursuing something new is worth the risk. Michael Favata, 43, was looking for a new job after retiring as a Navy officer and moving back to Schenectady.

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Your Niskayuna: Casino plan boosting interest in property

The casino planned to be built in Schenectady is expected to attract more people to the city, and interest in homes near — and even at — Mohawk Harbor is already heating up.

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NY State Gaming Facility Location Board Recommends Rivers Casino & Resort in Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady

Board cites strong evidence of local support, workforce development plans, track record of Rush Street Gaming and the Galesi Group in its unanimous recommendation SCHENECTADY – The New York State Gaming Facility Location Board unanimously recommended today Rush Street Gaming’s Rivers Casino & Resort in Mohawk Harbor for a gaming facility license from the New […]

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Albany Business Review: Amsterdam city leaders throw support behind Schenectady casino

City leaders in Amsterdam, New York, who saw their hopes for a resort casino get dashed by a state gambling oversight board, are backing a $350 million casino 18 miles away in Schenectady.

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The Daily Gazette: Schenectady casino group praised

Schenectady casino group praised Host communities say Rush Street Gaming lives up to billing

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SCCC Board of Trustees Supports Rivers Casino & Resort in Mohawk Harbor

Board of Trustees passes resolution of support for Schenectady casino site Job Training for New Schenectady Casino to be offered at SCCC locations in downtown Albany and Schenectady SCHENECTADY – The Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution this evening supporting Rivers Casino & Resort in Mohawk Harbor.  SCCC offers Upstate […]

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TimesUnion.com: Schenectady County votes to support casino plans

The Schenectady County Legislature voted 13-0 to support the proposed $300 million Rivers Casino & Resort in Mohawk Harbor that a gaming operator and local developer wants to build on the former Alco brownfields site in Schenectady as part of a waterfront mixed used building project.

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Schenectady Business Owners Back Rivers Casino & Resort in Mohawk Harbor

SCHENECTADY- Schenectady business leaders, led by the 1,000 member strong Chamber of Schenectady County, today announced their strong support for the Rivers Casino & Resort in Mohawk Harbor. “The Board of Directors of the Chamber of Schenectady County unanimously passed a resolution in support of Rivers Casino & Resort in Mohawk Harbor,” said Charles Steiner, […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort in Mohawk Harbor, A Premier Entertainment Destination, Unveiled for Schenectady’s Historic Riverfront

Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming announces plans to build Rivers Casino & Resort in Mohawk Harbor, an entertainment destination on the Mohawk River and Erie Canal, located next to the Galesi Group’s $150 million mixed-use development SCHENECTADY, NY – May 20, 2014 – Surrounded by supporters from city and county government, the community and local businesses, […]