Some fans are on their way to December 2, home game vs the Los Angeles chargers might be able to place their first legal wager on the game of a few hundred yards away at the Rivers Casino.
Casino officials, who received a tentative approval Wednesday morning from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control board to begin offering sports wagering under the state’s gambling expansion. In the states, only five casinos are now approved to take sports bets. Once they are set with different things like they need to set up a site, staffing and technology that receive final approval from the gambling board’s staff.
A permanent location in the centre of gaming floor expected to be ready in the spring of 2019, replacing the Levels Lounge.
“Essentially sports is in Our DNA at the property here in Pittsburgh,” said Andre Barnabei, vice president of Slot Operations. Bets will be taken on wide ranging professionals and collegiate sports, including wagers that can be made on the games as they are in progress.
The temporary sports betting space at the Rivers was described as consisting of more than 3,000 square feets that will include 98 seats, 15 wall televisions to view games, a bar with video poker games, self servicing betting kiosks and a counter with staff taking wagers.
Rivers earlier this month withdrew its application to offer new online gaming that stimulates the slot machines, table games and Poker taking place within the bricks and mortar Casino.