New Schenectady casino expects crowds on opening day

01-24-2017

When SugarHouse Casino opened in Philadelphia, the long line of gamblers included a man who had stood waiting at the front of the queue for more than 12 hours.

At Rivers Casino in suburban Chicago, so many showed up on opening day that the gambling floor quickly hit its 3,600-person capacity, forcing officials to ask others to consider delaying their visit.

Both casinos are owned by Rush Street Gaming, the same company that will open the $330 million Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady in about two weeks.

There’s no telling how many people will be there Feb. 8 when the doors open at noon, but Rush Street is confident of one thing: it will be a lot.

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DeMasi, Michael. “New Schenectady Casino Expects Crowds on Opening Day.”Bizjournals.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2017. <http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/2017/01/24/new-schenectady-casino-expects-crowds-on-opening.html>.