RIVERS CASINO PHILADELPHIA SPORTSBOOK SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES TEST AND OFFICIALLY OPENS FOR BUSINESS

First licensed sportsbook in Philadelphia goes live Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 15, 2018 — Rivers Casino Philadelphia announced today that its new “Rivers Casino Philadelphia Sportsbook” has successfully completed a two-day operational test period and received approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to officially open for business.

“We’re thrilled to make Philly history as the city’s first licensed sportsbook,” said Cheryl Duhon, general manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia. “If our soft launch was any indication, there’s a big demand among Philly sports fans and gamers to get in on the action.”

Rivers Casino Philadelphia’s Sportsbook will be open daily: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to midnight; Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.; and Sundays from 9 a.m. to midnight. Guests must be at least 21 years old to wager. No one under 21 is permitted on Rivers Casino Philadelphia’s gaming floor. 

Rivers Casino Philadelphia’s Sportsbook will offer betting on a wide array of sporting events including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, college sports and more. Bets include but are not limited to straight bets, parlays, totals and in-game betting. 

Initially, bets are cash only, and winning tickets can be redeemed at the Rivers Sportsbook during operating hours or at the casino’s cashiers’ cage when the Sportsbook is closed. 

The Rivers Sportsbook is located just inside the north entrance, across from the Poker Night in America Poker Room. This new addition occupies approximately 1,800 square feet, designed in the style of a luxury sports lounge. Club chairs and table seating accommodate approximately 70 guests. A state-of-the-art 14’ x 7’ LED video wall anchors the viewing area, along with 12 additional flat-screen, high-definition monitors. Food and beverage service is available. 

Rivers Casino’s sports wagering operator is Rush Street Interactive PA, LLC, and its affiliates. Rush Street Interactive owns and operates PlayRivers.com, an online casino and sportsbook in New Jersey, and was the first U.S. gaming operator to launch sports betting in South America.

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ABOUT RIVERS CASINO PHILADELPHIA
Rivers, which opened in September 2010 as Philly’s casino, features 1,891 slots, 103 table games, a 28-table poker room, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views, and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,500 people and has been voted a “Best Place to Work” by the Philadelphia Business Journal for seven consecutive years and a “Top Workplace” by Philly.com for six straight years. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jeff Shurilla
For Rivers Casino Philadelphia
267-962-8760 ext. 304 (office)
215-764-2376 (cell)
[email protected]