Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Submits $50 Million Gaming License Fee

SCHENECTADY, NY —Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady submitted today a $50 million gaming license payment to the New York State Gaming Commission. Under New York State’s gaming law, a portion of the fee will be distributed to local governments. The City and County of Schenectady will each receive a payment of $2.5 million. Additionally, $5 million will be distributed among surrounding counties in the Capital Region. Rivers Casino & Resort will be operated by Rush Street Gaming, which operates award-winning casinos in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Des Plaines, IL (outside of Chicago). “Rush Street Gaming is looking forward to adding Rivers Casino Schenectady to its growing portfolio of successf

Rivers Casino & Resort Now Accepting Resumes for Select Open Positions

SCHENECTADY, NY —Rivers Casino & Resort has announced the next step in its hiring process, and another milestone in bringing hundreds of jobs to the Capital Region. Starting today, descriptions for select positions are being posted at www.riverscasinoandresort.com, and resumes are being accepted for certain open positions. Interested parties can find job listings under the “Employment” tab on the website, and by clicking “Job Opportunities.” “Rivers Casino & Resort will create hundreds of jobs in the Capital Region,” said Mary Cheeks, General Manager of Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady. “Today marks an important milestone for our property. I look forward to announcing more career opportuni

Mallozzis to feed casino crowd; Family gearing up to run several Mohawk Harbor food operations

SCHENECTADY — Schenectady’s new casino will feature two well-known restaurants — Johnny’s and Villa Italia. The Mallozzi family is planning to open scaled-down versions of Italian restaurant Johnny’s on State Street and Villa Italia Bakery on Broadway at the future Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor. Bobby Mallozzi said the family-owned company, the Mallozzi Group, would also operate a burger joint and Asian restaurant as part of the casino’s marketplace. The smaller versions of Johnny’s and Villa Italia at the casino at Mohawk Harbor off Erie Boulevard would have smaller menus with customer favorites, Mallozzi said. Johnny’s would offer options like chicken parmigiana, lasagna, green

Lieutenant Governor Hochul visits, says Schenectady is going places

SCHENECTADY — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul said she believes the Schenectady casino will be a “destination” and that the future Electric City Apartments is a “hip” project. Hochul visited Schenectady on Tuesday, touring construction at Mohawk Harbor, new companies at the New York BizLab, an apartment project at State Street and Erie Boulevard and workforce training programs at YouthBuild Schenectady. Hochul, a former congresswoman from Buffalo, compared Schenectady to Buffalo, saying the Electric City is experiencing a revival “on steroids.” “I’ve witnessed a transformation like this only one other place and that was the hardest hit place in the state of New York, which is Buffalo, my hometown, wit

Mohawk Harbor bike trail to be named after Alco

SCHENECTADY — The Schenectady County Legislature plans to name a new bike trail at Mohawk Harbor after the American Locomotive Company as the City Council mulls street names on the site. The Legislature is scheduled to vote on a resolution during a meeting Tuesday evening naming the future bike-hike trail at the old Alco site along the Mohawk River the “Alco Heritage Trail.” The decision on naming the bike path after Alco, which manufactured locomotives there until 1969, comes as the City Council is faced with a decision on more modern street names within the property. “Part of the plan for the Mohawk Harbor site has always been recognition for Alco on the site,” said Legislator Gary Hughes.

Inside the old Alco site's quick transformation

SCHENECTADY — A majority of the buildings slated for the Mohawk Harbor site in Schenectady will be built or under construction by the end of the year. Work is underway on a Courtyard by Marriott hotel and apartment building on the 60-acre riverfront property. The Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor is also starting to be erected on site. By the beginning of next year, the casino will be up and running, the Marriott will be welcoming guests, the apartments will be leased, townhouses will be available and office and retail tenants will be moved in. The Galesi Group of Rotterdam and casino operator Rush Street Gaming of Chicago are investing a total of $480 million into revitalizing the o

Steel already rising for $330 million Schenectady casino

The outlines of a new $330 million Schenectady casino are visible along the Mohawk River in Schenectady, New York. Steel is already rising on the site, less than three months from when state regulators approved a license for the operator, Rush Street Gaming of Chicago. Rivers Casino and Resort is expected to open in early 2017, ahead of schedule. The mild winter weather, and extensive preparations in the months prior to the licensing, have accelerated the construction schedule. Read the full story: here DeMasi, Michael. "Steel Already Rising for $330 Million Schenectady Casino." N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Mar. 2016.