As I write this article, there are just 24 days until the Rivers Casino opens in Schenectady.

This is huge for the Capital Region.  While we don’t know exactly how many people will be there on February 8th to celebrate the grand opening, I would BET that it’s going to be packed….get it.. BET…Casino…OK bad joke.


But, as I countdown the days to the grand opening here is what we know so far:

  • There are 67 table games and 15 poker tables
  • Each table has an extra-wide armrest with cup holders
  • Each table is wired up with phone chargers
  • Table players can order food directly to their tables when connected to the table
  • There will be 1,142 slot machines
  • 165 Room Hotel
  • 1100 new jobs have been created

With the upgrades in technology, this sounds unlike any casino I have been to.  I can’t wait to see it.

Stay tuned to my countdown, I’ll report the latest until it’s open!