Added in Gaming Business on October 1, 2019 by Jim Murphy

Chicago based Rush Street Gaming has opened a brand new sportsbook at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. The $5 million betting facility replaces a temporary facility that had been in operation since the state legalized sports betting.

The new sportsbook has been branded ‘BetRivers Sportsbook’ and is an impressive setup. The 5,500 square foot space was designed by Chicago based DMAC Architecture and includes club chairs and table seating for approximately 195 patrons. The focal point of the sportsbook is a pair of 50.5 foot by 7 foot LED monitors surrounded by 24 flat screen, high definition 86 inch monitors. Betting is provided by six betting windows along with 33 self service betting kiosks. The sportsbook is open Monday through Thursday from 10 AM to midnight, Friday’s from 10 AM to 2 AM, Saturdays from 9 AM to 2 AM and Sundays from 9 AM to Midnight.

The Rivers Casino opened in 2009 and features 2,708 slots, 128 table games, a 30 table live poker room along with nine restaurants and bars. Rush Street Gaming owns the property. Rivers Casino General Manager Bill Kenna evoked Pittsburgh’s local sports teams with this comment upon opening:

“We expect to see a lot of black and gold in our new sportsbook, today and every day. Pittsburgh’s incredibly loyal fans, who include not only guests but our own Team Members, are what make our BetRivers Sportsbook truly special.”

In addition to the new sportsbook at the Rivers Casino, the property also announced improvements to what they call the ‘Rush Table Zone’ which features interactive touchscreen gaming featuring live dealers offering blackjack, roulette and baccarat.

Rush Street Gaming owns three casinos in addition to their Pittsburgh property–the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, the Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, NY and the Rivers Casino Des Plains in Illinois. They have opened sportsbooks in three of these properties with one likely to launch in the Des Plains property as soon as the state of Illinois works out their regulatory framework.

Rush Street Gaming has also been expanding their interactive offerings for other properties. They are in the process of launching the first online betting platform in the state of Indiana and also provide interactive betting services in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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Jim Murphy

For more than 25 years, Jim Murphy has written extensively on gambling theory and practice. Jim Murphy has been quoted in media from the Wall Street Journal to REASON Magazine. Murphy worked as a radio and podcasting host broadcasting to an international audience that depended on his expertise and advice.

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