American casino firm Rush Street Gaming unveiled and lit the entrance sign for its $330 million Rivers Casino And Resort At Mohawk Harbor on Wednesday and revealed that the coming upstate New York venue is set to officially open for business ahead of schedule from February 8.
Due to feature a 50,000 sq ft gaming floor complete with 1,142 slots as well as 67 gaming tables, the Schenectady casino located on the banks of the Mohawk River is expected to create up to 1,000 new jobs with around 40% of these already filled.
Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming stated that its Rivers Casino And Resort At Mohawk Harbor will also offer 15 poker tables alongside a 165-room hotel and 10,000-sq ft banqueting facility while all of its games are to benefit from the Synkros gaming enterprise management system from Konami Gaming Incorporated.
Rush Street Gaming additionally operates the Rivers Casino Pittsburgh alongside the SugarHouse Casino and Rivers Casino Des Plaines and declared that its imminent Schenectady enterprise on 60 acres of land that was once home to an American Locomotive Company plant is serve as the centerpiece of a $480 million mixed-use building project that will moreover include a marina with 50 boat slips and five restaurants.
“I knew it was going to be spectacular but I have to say, I thank all of you folks in Schenectady,” said Greg Carlin, Chief Executive Officer for Rush Street Gaming. “When we sort of got a little off track and said “okay, we’re going to do an industrial-themed casino” and it kind of went over like a thud and we quickly said “okay, yeah, we’re going to switch back to contemporary” and I’m really glad we did because the place looks great. You should see it inside, the place looks spectacular.”
Rush Street Gaming is partnering with Rotterdam-based Galesi Group for the project, which won the right to feature a casino in December after beating out rival bids from the nearby cities of Rensselaer and Saratoga Springs as well as the town of Florida.
“The sun always shines on this place,” said Dave Buicko, Chief Operating Officer for Galesi Group. “It’s been five years since we bought a bunch of dilapidated buildings; about 60 acres. Who would have ever thunk this, huh.”