Rivers Casino to offer live horse betting

Rivers Casino partnered with OTB. Credits: PETER R. BARBER
Rivers Casino partnered with OTB. Credits: PETER R. BARBER

The Upstate New York facility garnered its OTB to bring live on-site horse betting to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady.

US.- Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced a partnership with Capital Off-Track Betting (OTB), which will bring the latter’s complete horse wagering services to Rivers Casino. Rivers will become the first and only casino in New York State to offer live on-site horse betting to players.

The partnership is set to bring additional tax revenue to Schenectady and the surrounding area. Capital Off-Track Betting will have a “branch” inside the casino at Van Slyck’s, adjacent to the gaming floor. A total of 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. TVs in the bar area will also be specifically designated for horse racing, airing four tracks at a time.

Justin Moore, Rivers Casino & Resort Vice President and Assistant General Manager, said: “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. We are always looking for new ways to bring excitement to our guests, and the addition of OTB is a win-win for both parties. 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.”

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