Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor

695 Rotterdam Industrial Park, Schenectady, New York 

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Opening Date:February 8, 2017
Table games:63
Gaming machines:1150
Poker tables: 16
Open 24/7:Yes
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:50,000 sq/ft


Poker Room: Rivers Casino Poker Room
Hotels: Schenectady Hotels


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Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor Review

Foundation work began in March 2016 on the Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady, New York. The project, which is ahead of schedule, will be nearly 150,000 square feet and feature an entertainment lounge, outdoor patio, a steakhouse, marketplace restaurant, and day spa. Also included at the casino will be a 10,000-square-foot banquet facility, which will be operated by the Mallozzi Group. A number of restaurants will be featured at the casino and include Schenectady favorites, Villa Italia Bakery and Johnny’s.

The development's 50,000-square-foot casino will have a poker room with 16 tables, 66 table games, and 1,150 slot machines.

The luxury hotel adjacent to the $330 million Rivers casino will feature 163 rooms, a parking structure, and a remodeled pool. The hotel has yet to be named.

Rivers Casino & Resort at Mohawk Harbor, the $480 million retail-residential building project, includes a second hotel, a 50-boat-slip harbor, condos, and a bike path and pedestrian walkway. The project is a joint venture between Rush Street Gaming and the Galesi Group.

Job seekers will find open listings for management as of April 2016 with dozens of other application processes starting soon.



Update 12-17-2014

Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor was chosen by the New York Gaming Facility Location Board to be allowed to apply to the NYS Gaming Commission. This virtually guarantees they will be granted the sole casino license for the Capital region. The Board recommended the casino approval only be granted if the entire resort property is built.


SCHENECTADY, N.Y.May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surrounded by supporters from city and county government, the community and local businesses, Neil Bluhm, Chairman of Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, joined Galesi Group COODavid Buicko today to unveil plans for Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor. The casino and entertainment project will be located on Schenectady's riverfront, next to land being transformed by the Galesi Group for the $150 million mixed-use Mohawk Harbor.

Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor

Bluhm, whose companies own and/or operate award-winning casinos in PittsburghPhiladelphiaChicago/Des Plaines, andNiagara Falls, Ontario made the announcement at the GE Theater at Proctors in downtown Schenectady.

"When we visited Schenectady and its historic waterfront, we knew we had found a perfect location for our next casino," said Rush Street Gaming Chairman Neil Bluhm. "A tremendous transformation is happening right now in Schenectady. Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor will greatly enhance the city's reputation as a destination for entertainment, and boost the current positive momentum by creating new jobs and generating millions of dollars in tax revenue."

In addition to the gaming facilities, the property will include restaurants, a banquet facility, a hotel and attached parking garage. As outlined by New York State's regulations, Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor will provide millions of dollars to the city and county of Schenectady, as well as surrounding Capital Region counties.

"The Mohawk Harbor site, along the Erie Canal, once bolstered New York's status as The Empire State. We want to take this 60-acre waterfront and turn it into a vibrant, productive destination not only for today, but for future generations," said Galesi Group COO David Buicko. "Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor will bring millions of new visitors to Schenectady by river, road and rail, revitalizing one of our State's great heritage corridors – the Mohawk River and Erie Canal."

Galesi's Mohawk Harbor will consist of a mix of residential housing options along with hotel, retail and commercial space on the site of the former ALCO Locomotive site, a brownfield that will be transformed by the project.

"Rush Street Gaming is a world-class company and they impressed us immediately with their absolute dedication to getting things done right," said Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy. "Their other properties demonstrate they are committed to running first-class, upscale and right-sized casinos."

Schenectady County Legislature Chairman Anthony Jasenski said, "Schenectady County is very excited about the possibility of welcoming a nationally respected and proven casino operator. If approved, this project could create jobs, expand the tax base and result in a real riverfront redevelopment that would be a major asset to the entire Erie Canal Corridor and Capital Region. It may also offer tremendous new resources and opportunities for our residents, including students in Schenectady County Community College's Casino and Gaming Management program."

Jasenski said Rush Street Gaming will also work with Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) to provide opportunities for students in upstate New York's only casino and gaming management program, as well as SCCC's renowned culinary and hospitality programs.

The venue for today's announcement, Proctors, was fitting because Rush Street Gaming plans to work directly with it and the Upstate Theater Coalition for a Fair Game to support the arts and cultural community.

"More than 650,000 people come to downtown Schenectady to shows, movies and special events at Proctors every year, and growing our downtown as a destination is the right strategy," said Proctors CEO Philip Morris. "In addition, Rush Street Gaming's commitment to the agenda of the Upstate Theater Coalition for a Fair Game means the arts community of the entire region will win."

About Rush Street Gaming – Recognizing the potential for regional gaming destinations, Neil Bluhm and Greg Carlinfounded Rush Street Gaming and since then have developed more casinos in major U.S. markets than any other competitor. By placing an emphasis on superior design and outstanding customer service, Rush Street Gaming has emerged as one of the fastest-growing casino developers in the United States. Existing casinos generate over $1 billion in annual gaming revenues.

Media Contact: 
Jack Horner
Rush Street Gaming
267-932-8760 Ext. 302

Tom Nardacci (518) 326-6400

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.


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Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor will offer 1,150 gaming machines, 63 table games, and 16 poker tables on a 50,000 square foot gaming floor.

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