Legalized sports betting in New York has officially broken ground. Construction has begun inside Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady on their new “Rivers Sportsbook” betting lounge. If everything goes as planned with the pending New York State Gaming Commission approval, the new sportsbook will be up and running in time for football season.

For many of us, the idea of being able to enhance our sports viewing experience by adding some "action" has felt like it might never get here. Rivers' plans and timeline are detailed in their press release:

The new Rivers Sportsbook is adjacent to Van Slyck’s.

Subject to New York State Gaming Commission approval, the new Rivers Sportsbook will offer betting on a wide array of sporting events including professional football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, college sports and more. Bets are expected to include, but not be limited to, straight bets, parlays, totals, and in-game betting.

Courtesy of DMAC Architecture
Courtesy of DMAC Architecture
Courtesy of DMAC Architecture