12/15/2018 - News Release

RIVERS SPORTSBOOK SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES TEST AND OFFICIALLY OPENS FOR BUSINESS TODAY

Pittsburgh’s first licensed sportsbook goes live Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 a.m.

PITTSBURGH — Dec. 15, 2018 — Rivers Casino Pittsburgh announced today that its new “Rivers Sportsbook” has successfully completed a two-day operational test period, and received approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to officially open for business.

“We’ve had a great reaction from our guests and the community to our soft launch, and we’re very excited to begin daily operations,” said Rivers Casino General Manager Bill Keena. “Many, many people have collaborated to make Rivers Sportsbook a reality, and we thank each and every one of them.”

Rivers Sportsbook will be open daily: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to midnight; Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.; and Sundays from 9 a.m. to midnight. Guests must be at least 21 years old to wager. No one under 21 is permitted on Rivers Casino’s gaming floor.

Rivers Casino’s Sportsbook will offer betting on a wide array of sporting events including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, college sports and more. Bets include but are not limited to straight bets, parlays, totals and in-game betting.  

Initially, bets are cash only, and winning tickets can be redeemed at the Rivers Sportsbook during operating hours or at the casino’s cashiers’ cage when the Sportsbook is closed.

The Rivers Sportsbook is located next to the High Limit Tables. This new addition occupies approximately 3,000 square feet, designed in the style of a luxury sports lounge. Club chairs and table seating accommodate approximately 98 guests. A state-of-the-art 14’ x 7’ LED video wall anchors the viewing area, along with 15 additional flat-screen, high-definition monitors. Food and beverage service is available.


The Rivers Casino’s sports wagering operator is Rush Street Interactive PA, LLC, and its affiliates. Rush Street Interactive owns and operates PlaySugarHouse.com, an online casino and sportsbook in New Jersey, and was the first U.S. gaming operator to launch sports betting in South America.

 

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ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features 2,823 slots, 124 table games (including nine Interblock games and a 30-table poker room), nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. More than $767 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com.

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