A new partnership between Rivers Casino & Resort and Capital Off-Track Betting (OTB) is bringing new guests to the casino and tax revenue to Schenectady. Rivers is now the first (and only) casino in the state of New York to offer live on-site horse betting. The partnership rolled out in time for the Kentucky Derby, and patrons of Rivers were able to watch Justify win the first leg of the Triple Crown while enjoying games on the casino floor.
“We are proud to be the first casino in the state to offer OTB services, and would like to thank Capital OTB and the New York State Gaming Commission for helping make this a reality,” said Justin Moore, Rivers Casino & Resort Vice President and Assistant General Manager, in a recent press release. “The Capital Region has a tradition of playing the ponies locally and across the country, so we couldn’t be happier to bring the thrill of off-track betting to our guests.”
Visit Van Slyck’s For On-Site Betting at Rivers
The OTB branch is located inside the casino at Van Slyck’s, adjacent to the gaming floor. Three betting terminals will be available, with two terminals at the bar and a kiosk window with a live teller available to take bets and provide customer service. The bar area will also provide televisions specifically designated for racing, airing four tracks at a time.
“We are thrilled to join forces with The Rivers Casino team in offering horse wagering inside the magnificent Rivers facility,” said John Signor, Capital OTB President and CEO.