After a mild winter, construction of the new Rivers Casino is ahead of schedule.

The Times Union is reporting Greg Carlin, the CEO of Rush Street Gaming (The company that will run the casino) says the casino could open in February. He added the project is running ahead of schedule.  The article says casino will feature 66 table games, 1,150 slot machines, a steakhouse, entertainment lounge, restaurant with light fare, spa and banquet hall. There will also be a 150-room hotel and parking garage will be attached to the casino. A second hotel and apartments are also in the works.

It's pretty exciting that we will have our own casino opening close by, and I am more excited to see what the 'entertainment lounge' will bring as far as entertainment. Maybe it will be another great place for some country shows?!?!?  Here's to hoping that comes true!