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All the games being played were for training, a dry run for the opening.
There are a lot of slot machines.
Duke's is the casino's high-end steak house. It, like the other food options, is being run by the Mallozzi Restaurant Group.
Those are old Schenectady photos on the wall.
The high-limit games are set off to the side in their own area.
The lounge for the high-limit area.
At one of the end of the casino floor there's a food court with a handful of options.
There's a poker room set off to the side.
A casual bar area with pool tables and a small stage.
Most of the table games -- like blackjack -- are in the middle of the casino floor.
The casino also has a large ballroom space, just across from the hotel (which is not yet ready).
The ballroom is said to be able to accommodate 900 for a conference and 600 for dinner.
The windows in the back of the space look out onto the Mohawk River.
So, this is kind of loopy, but we found ourselves being drawn to the carpet and flooring around the casino. (Maybe we just needed a visual break.) So here's a bonus tour of the various flooring patterns.
The Rivers Casino and Resort is set to open next Wednesday, February 8 at the Mohawk Harbor site on Erie Boulevard in Schenectady -- as you've no doubt heard.
There was a tour for members of the media yesterday as the casino continued its final preparations and trainings. So we went to have a gawk at the project that's gotten so much hype since the state's December 2014 selection of Rush Street Gaming to build and run a casino at the site.
Here are a bunch of photos...
Photos are at the top in large format -- click or scroll all the way up.
+ Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady picked for Capital Region casino (2014)
+ New set of renderings for the Schenectady casino
+ A glimpse into the workings of the casino
Rivers Casino and Resort
1 Rush Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
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