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Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts marks milestone 15th anniversary

The northeast entertainment destination was acquired by MGM Resorts in January 2019 and boasts the sixth largest gaming floor in the country, representing the largest in the MGM Resorts portfolio.

Rivers Casino Schenectady resume 24/7 operations on 22 October

Rivers Casino’s daily hours of operation have been from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., and the casino hasn’t been open 24-hours a day since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020.

Turning Stone Casino Resort named Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York

Turning Stone Resort Casino has earned 24 Best of Gaming Awards for 2021 from Casino Player Magazine, which includes the #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York for the sixth consecutive year.

Cage Wars returning to New York resort in November

Following a series of prior sold-out competitions, Cage Wars 49 will take place at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Saturday, 20 November.

Rivers Casino Schenectady poker room to reopen

Opening back up on Wednesday, the New York poker room has been closed since March 2020 and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

New York City to require vaccination proof for casinos

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday a new vaccination mandate for casinos, indoor dining, entertainment and other venues that will start today, 17 August.

Vapor at Saratoga Casino Hotel to reopen on 30 September

Vapor closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic and although they could have reopened earlier this year, Saratoga Casino Hotel chose to keep the entertainment venue closed so they could renovate the space.

Rivers Casino Schenectady ready for August with promotions

Beat the August heat and win big with exciting giveaways, promotions, and incredible live music at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady.

Johnny Rivers coming to Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady

The 10 September concert, originally scheduled for April 2020, will be the first at the casino's Event Center since its reopening in September of 2020.

Royal flush jackpot hits at Rivers Casino Schenectady

An East Greenbush, New York man celebrated more than Independence Day after hitting a royal flush for over $295,000 at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady on 4 July.

Top 10 openings and expansions for summer 2021

While the Resorts World Las Vegas stole many of the headlines in recent weeks, we have plenty if other openings and expansions to report on from across the U.S. since our last edition.

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announce July promotions

Win big and celebrate the Fourth of July with exciting giveaways, promotions, and live music at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady.

$500,000 track renovation to Yonkers Raceway

MGM Resorts invested $500,000 in the regrading and reconstruction of Yonkers Raceway, the first renovation at the track since 2006.

Rivers Casino Schenectady names Rick Richards as General Manager

Richards began his casino career more than 40 years ago on notable gaming floors throughout Nevada, including Caesars Palace, Bally's - Las Vegas and more.

Spectators returning to Yonkers Raceway

Starting 9 June, Fans will be permitted trackside with a limited capacity to ensure social distancing requirements can be maintained.

Rivers Casino Schenectady named Top Workplace by the Times Union

This is the fourth year in a row that Rivers has received this distinguished award and follows the casino’s celebration of its fourth year of operations in February.

Rivers Casino Philadelphia names Justin Moore as General Manager

Moore joined Rivers in Schenectady soon after the property opened in 2017. He helped establish the brand in a new and competitive market, operated The Landing Hotel, and debuted New York’s first sportsbook.

Casino City's Friday Five: Sports betting and vaccine perks

This week around the gambling world we have a variety of news to share, highlighted by two more states in the U.S. approving online sports betting.

New York approves legal online sports betting

Governor Andrew Cuomo included the framework of a mobile sports betting deal in the state's 2022 Fiscal Year budget, saying it "could be the largest sports wagering market in the U.S."

New hours of operation for Rivers Casino and Resort Schenectady

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady’s new daily hours of operation will be from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily starting Monday, 5 April. The casino has been open from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m.

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