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Lights, Camera, Action: Nationally Televised Poker Night in America Set to Film at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady August 22-25

Posted: August 16, 2017

‘Poker Brat’ Phil Hellmuth, Doug Polk, Daniel Cates, and Frank Kassela headline FIRST EVER Poker Night in America $200K winner-take-all ‘King of the Hill’ competition; The big-name action coincides with the Capital Region Classic $100K Guaranteed No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament SCHENECTADY, NY – It will be lights, camera, action at Rivers Casino & […]

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Registration Opens August 12 for Second Installment of the Wildly Popular Capital Region Classic $100K Guaranteed No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament

Posted: August 9, 2017

Poker Night in America set to roll cameras for first time in Schenectady August 22-25 SCHENECTADY, NY – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today announced the return of its wildly popular Capital Region Classic $100,000 guaranteed No Limit Texas Hold’em poker tournament. The big money tournament action returns to the Rivers Casino Event Center from […]

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Dukes Chophouse at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Receives Open Table’s Diners’ Choice Award

Posted: August 3, 2017

SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today announced Dukes Chophouse is the winner of the Open Table Diners’ Choice Award, just six months after opening its doors. The Diners’ Choice Award recognizes outstanding restaurants based on customer feedback, and signals Dukes Chophouse as one of the most-praised restaurants in the Capital Region. Since […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Announces August Events and Promotions

Posted: August 1, 2017

The $100,000 Guaranteed Capital Region Classic Poker Tournament returns to Rivers; The Electric City Food Truck Festival comes to the Rivers patio August 19   SCHENECTADY, NY – The wildly popular Capital Region Classic $100,000 guaranteed No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament will be returning to Rivers this month! The big money action returns to Rivers on […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Celebrates the Grand Opening of The Landing Hotel, the Capital Region’s Newest Upscale Boutique Destination

Posted: July 25, 2017

The Landing Hotel celebrates in style with ultra-magician and illusionist Steve Wyrick “wowing” guests by making a helicopter appear on stage   SCHENECTADY, NY – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady celebrated the grand opening of The Landing Hotel with a VIP event and Vegas-style magic show that left guests spellbound. The Landing Hotel is the […]

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Vegas Strip Coming to Schenectady as Ultra Magician Steve Wyrick Attempts to Make a Helicopter Appear at Grand Opening Event for The Landing Hotel on July 25th

Posted: July 18, 2017

Wyrick’s appearances include The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, American Chopper, and thousands of headline performances at premiere Las Vegas venues   SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is bringing the Vegas Strip to the Electric City with ultra magician and illusionist Steve Wyrick, known for taking the art […]

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The Landing Hotel at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Begins Taking Reservations

Posted: July 11, 2017

First guests will arrive at The Landing Hotel on July 19, in time for the Saratoga racing season   SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today announced reservations are being taken for The Landing Hotel, the 165-room, upscale boutique hotel on the Rivers Casino & Resort property. The first guests will arrive at […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Celebrates $10,000,000 in Jackpot Payouts Since Grand Opening

Posted: July 7, 2017

Major jackpot milestone is reached as Rivers readies The Landing Hotel for first overnight guests   SCHENECTADY, NY — Slots players at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady have been hitting it big, taking home more than $10,000,000 in jackpot payouts less than five months since the property’s grand opening. The milestone was recently passed when […]

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RIVERS CASINO & RESORT ANNOUNCES JULY EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

Posted: July 1, 2017

Rush Rewards members have the chance to win a Jaguar XE; The Cash Cube comes to the Rivers gaming floor   SCHENECTADY, NY – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will be giving players a chance to win a brand-new Jaguar XE, or $25,000 in cash this month! The Giveaway will take place on Saturday, July […]

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Details on Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Independence Day Fireworks – July 3 and 4

Posted: June 30, 2017

Free community fireworks will start at 9:15 p.m. both nights – Casino parking reserved for Rush Rewards members only starting at 3 p.m.   SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today released the following details on its upcoming fireworks shows on July 3 and July 4 on the Mohawk River. Members of the […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Draws Back the Curtain on The Landing Hotel, Offering a Sneak Preview of the Capital Region’s Newest Upscale Boutique Destination

Posted: June 28, 2017

Guests of The Landing Hotel will know they have arrived, and something great is about to happen SCHENECTADY, NY — Members of the media and VIPs were given today the first look inside The Landing Hotel at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady. Property executives led a tour through the Capital Region’s newest boutique destination, highlighting […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Partners with Manufacturers for First Ever ‘Slot Showcase’ Allowing Public to Tryout the Most Popular and Latest in Slot Machine Technology

Posted: June 12, 2017

SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today kicked off two days of its first ever “Slot Showcase,” a partnership with major global slots manufacturers allowing the public to tryout free of charge the most popular and latest in slot machine technology. Approximately two dozen of the industry’s most popular machines were on display […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Unveils ‘The Landing Hotel’ and sets Mid-July Opening for Capital Region’s Newest Upscale Boutique Destination

Posted: June 3, 2017

Hundreds of job seekers attend Hiring Fair; Rivers looking to fill more than 100 positions in hospitality and gaming SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today unveiled “The Landing Hotel,” and set a Mid-July opening date. As the Capital Region’s newest upscale boutique destination, the 165-room hotel includes four-star-caliber amenities with a focus […]

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RIVERS CASINO & RESORT ANNOUNCES JUNE EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

Posted: June 1, 2017

This Could Be a Million-Dollar Month for a Guest Who “Cracks the Code” SCHENECTADY, NY – June 1, 2017 – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will be offering lucky Rush Rewards members a chance to win $1 million with its Crack the Code Giveaway! Every Friday in June, 40 lucky Rush Rewards guests will be […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Crowns Champion of First-Ever Capital Region Classic Poker Tournament as More then One Thousand Players Drive Prize Pool to more than $270,000

Posted: May 29, 2017

Robert Saladin of Montgomery, NY Wins $46,034, second place takes home $32,258.   SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today announced player turnout for the $100,000 Guaranteed Capital Region Classic eclipsed all expectations with 1,095 entries from seven states and Canada generating a prize pool of $272,655. Robert Saladin of Montgomery, NY went […]

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Help Wanted: Rivers Casino & Resort to Hold Hiring Fair on June 3 Ahead of Grand Opening of 165-Room Hotel

Posted: May 24, 2017

Prospective team members encouraged to apply online and arrive at the Rivers Event Center with resumes for on-the-spot interviews  CDTA bus service provides easy access to Rivers Casino & Resort SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today announced it will be holding a Hiring Fair to fill more than 100 hotel and casino […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Announces Largest Poker Event Ever Held in the Capital Region

Posted: May 11, 2017

The Capital Region Classic $100,000 Guaranteed No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament will draw hundreds of players to Rivers from May 24 to 28 and signal the start of high profile poker tournaments at Rivers SCHENECTADY, NY – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today announced details of the first-ever $100,000 guaranteed Capital Region Classic Poker […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Celebrates Mother’s Day with All Inclusive Brunch

Posted: May 8, 2017

SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is making it easy to treat mom to the best this Mother’s Day, with a sumptuous brunch on Sunday, May 14, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Rivers Event Center. The brunch includes unlimited access to a Smoked Seafood Display, Carving Station, Crepe Station with […]

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May Promotions at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Include $30,000 Getaway Giveaway

Posted: May 3, 2017

Rush Rewards Players Club members will also earn food vouchers, gift cards, point multipliers   SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will be sending lucky Rush Rewards members on vacation this May, with its $30,000 Getaway Giveaway! The drawing will take place on May 20, and is open to all Rush Rewards guests. […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Starts Daily Poker Tournaments

Posted: April 10, 2017

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

Posted: February 27, 2017

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

Posted: February 8, 2017

$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

Posted: February 7, 2017

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

Posted: November 29, 2016

$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

Posted: August 29, 2016

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

Posted: August 18, 2016

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

Posted: August 8, 2016

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

Posted: August 4, 2016

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

Posted: June 28, 2016

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

Posted: June 16, 2016

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

Posted: April 12, 2016

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

Posted: April 8, 2016

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

Posted: March 31, 2016

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

Posted: March 29, 2016

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

Posted: February 4, 2016

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

Posted: February 3, 2016

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

Posted: December 21, 2015

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

Posted: July 19, 2015

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

Posted: July 6, 2015

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

Posted: June 1, 2015

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

Posted: April 23, 2015

  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

Posted: February 22, 2015

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

Posted: January 8, 2015

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

Posted: December 17, 2014

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

Posted: September 17, 2014

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

Posted: August 3, 2014

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

Posted: June 16, 2014

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

Posted: June 12, 2014

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

Posted: June 4, 2014

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

Posted: May 20, 2014

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, […]