Added in Casino News on October 21, 2019 by Jim Murphy

Earlier this month, Chicago based Rush Street Gaming opened a new sportsbook at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. They’ve now done the same at their Philadelphia property. The BetRivers Sportsbook at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia is now open for business. The property is in the process of being rebranded as Rivers Casino Philadelphia and that is reflected in the name of the sports betting operation.

The $5 million sportsbook replaces a much smaller temporary location. Here’s how a press release from the property described it:

The new sportsbook, called “BetRivers Sportsbook,” reflects Rivers branding and the upcoming transition from SugarHouse Casino to Rivers Casino Philadelphia as previously announced. The all-new 5,700-square-foot space features a luxury viewing area with a massive HD video wall capable of showing more than a dozen games at once, comfortable seating and an electrifying game-day atmosphere.

BetRivers Sportsbook is three times the size of its previous, temporary location and is located in the space formerly occupied by Lucky Red bar. Designed by DMAC Architecture of Chicago, the ultra-luxurious sports lounge includes club chairs and table seating for approximately 115 guests and a state-of-the-art 56.5-foot by 10.5-foot LED central monitor. The video wall is accompanied by eight additional 80-inch flat-screen, high-definition monitors that enhance the overall viewing area.

The sportsbook also includes 22 self-service betting kiosks and six betting windows. Food and beverage service, including text-to-order menus, is available.

The sportsbook isn’t the company’s only sports betting presence in the Philadelphia area. Last week, The Wells Fargo Center launched the Sports Lounge and the Rivers Casino Philadelphia Sports Lounge at the Flyers home opener. The lounges are essentially sports books minus the betting component and the intent is for fans to watch the action and wager via their mobile/online platform. The lounges are part of a multiyear deal between the Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center and Rush Street Gaming.

Here’s what Mattias Stetz, COO of Rush Street Interactive, had to say about the new BetRivers Sportsbook Philly:

“We made sure the new BetRivers Sportsbook and the sports lounges at the Wells Fargo Center have everything Philadelphia sports fans need to have fun with their friends, enjoy the games and get in on the action. Rush Street Interactive is a proven leader in sports betting, and we know guests will be thrilled with the new in-casino sportsbook and when playing on their mobile devices in the lounges.”

Rob Long, GM of the SugarHouse Casino made these comments:

“The brand-new BetRivers Sportsbook is a must-see venue for every passionate Philly fan. If they can’t make it to the game, our guests will love watching the action in Philadelphia’s ultimate game-day destination.”

BetRivers Sportsbook will be open daily, Mondays through Thursdays 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.

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