Buicko family gathers for special dice toss before Rivers opening

02-07-2017

SCHENECTADY — Dave Buicko and his father, Frank, used to drive around the Mohawk Harbor development every Saturday morning and watch as the old industrial site slowly evolved into the home of Rivers Casino and Resort.

The weekly drives stopped when Frank’s health deteriorated recently. The 93-year-old has Parkinson’s Disease and had one of his legs amputated about a month ago, Dave said.

On Monday, surrounded by family, Frank got to see the finished product.

Dave rolled his father in a wheelchair up to the side of the craps table. The dealer took Frank’s bet and handed him the dice. Frank cradled them in his right hand, gave them a shake and tossed them along the felt.

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Samuels, Brett. “Buicko Family Gathers for Special Dice Toss before Rivers Opening.” The Daily Gazette. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Feb. 2017. <https://dailygazette.com/article/2017/02/06/buicko-family-gathers-for-special-dice-toss-before-rivers-opening>.