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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Now Operating at Full Capacity

News Release | Schenectady, NY Posted on 06.16.21

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Now Operating at Full Capacity


Schenectady, NY (June 16, 2021)  – Following New York Governor Cuomo’s announcement yesterday of the relaxation of COVID-related restrictions, and approval from the New York State Gaming Commission, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is now back to operating at full capacity. Rivers had been operating at a reduced capacity (25 and 50 percent) since reopening in September of 2020.


In addition, all plexiglass safety barriers have been removed from all slot machines and table games, and Van Slyck’s bar (near the Rivers Sportsbook) will reopen this Friday, June 18 for beverage service only from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. Van Slyck’s will open every Friday and Saturday moving forward. The casino’s daily hours of operation will remain 6 a.m. until 2 a.m. until further notice.


The health and safety of our guests and Team Members continues to be a high priority and our  “Sure Bet Sanitized” cleaning program will remain in place. Pursuant to the CDC and the Governor’s mandate, masks are still required for guests and Team Members who are not fully vaccinated, and optional for guests who are fully vaccinated.


Rivers is also working on bringing back live entertainment to the Event Center and Van Slyck’s, reopening the Poker Room, and bringing back beverage service on the casino floor as soon as possible. Updates will be provided.


The popular Rivers Sportsbook is open for guests to place bets on the NBA and NHL playoffs and all major sporting events. Self-betting kiosks are open during the casino’s regular hours from 6 a.m. until 2 a.m. daily. Manned betting windows are open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until midnight, Friday from 10 a.m. until 1 a.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 a.m, and Sunday from 9 a.m. until midnight.


Dukes Chophouse is open with dinner available Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. Dukes Chophouse also has LIVE music every Friday and Saturday night from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Dukes Bar is open for beverage and bar menu service every day from noon until midnight.


Flipt, the casino’s burger and sandwich restaurant, is open with an enhanced menu, including select favorites from Dukes Chophouse and pizza from Johnny’s To-Go. Breakfast served daily from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. and regular menu from 10:30 a.m. until 2 a.m.


Mian, Rivers Casino’s fast casual Asian dining, is currently open Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m., and Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until midnight.


Villa Italia is currently open daily from 6 a.m. until 2 a.m. Johnny’s To-Go is not open at this time.


The Landing Hotel is open 24-7. The Landing Hotel Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until midnight. Happy Hour is 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. daily. The Landing Hotel also offers live music every night this summer at the new “Sunset Sips bar and patio. Live music runs Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

About Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady: Located at the picturesque Mohawk Harbor near the heart of downtown Schenectady, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady features 1,150 slots, 67 live table games and a 16-table poker room and a live, in-casino luxury sportsbook lounge. The casino offers five distinctive restaurants—among them are Dukes Chophouse, Flipt, Johnny’s To-Go and Mian. Rivers features a multipurpose Event Center space, a lively entertainment lounge—Van Slyck’s, live music performances, free parking and daily promotions and giveaways. The Landing Hotel is a 165-room, six-story boutique hotel with riverfront views located adjacent to the Event Center. Rivers, which opened in 2017, employs approximately 1,200 team members and has been voted a great place to work in Schenectady. Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates. For more information, visit


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