|Address:||1 Rush St, Schenectady, NY 12308, USA|
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I just found out the date when Rivers Casino in Schenectady will be open for business, it will be on February 8, 2017. I heard it on the news on TV on November 16, 2016. When the Rivers Casino & Resort opens on February 8, 2017 for business in Schenectady, it will become a new tourist attraction, and even a major tourist attraction for downtown Schenectady, and for the city of Schenectady itself just like Proctors Theatre, and miSci, and just like Baseball Hall of Fame as for Cooperstown; the Enchanted Forest Water Safari water theme park as for Old Forge, NY; the Great Escape, and cruises as for Lake George; horse racing as for Saratoga; Howe or Secret caverns, or the Old Stone Fort for Schoharie; Fort Ticonderoga as for Ticonderoga; and Empire State Plaza (NYS Museum) as for Albany. This new casino will soon also become a new major tourist attraction for the city of Schenectady once it opens in February of 2017. To me, I will say, BOY!, this new casino is going to be great here in Schenectady. This new Rivers Casino in Schenectady will be like any other casinos that I have been to years ago in the past, such as Turning Stone, Saratoga, or at Foxwoods, or Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Rivers Casino in Schenectady will be very similar to those casinos that I have mentioned above. Im looking forward to see it open in Schenectady this year in 2017, and to celebrate the opening of the new Rivers Casino in Schenectady in February 8, 2017, I bought myself a tabletop version of the craps layout (replica version seen in a casino), set of dice, set of poker chips (like those used in a casino), a deck of cards, and the replica version of a slot machine. With Rivers Casino now in Schenectady, the casino itself will become a premier location in downtown Schenectady, and for city of Schenectady. To me, when that Rivers Casino opens in Schenectady, Downtown Schenectady, or the city of Schenectady, esp downtown, will be like a "tourist mecca." like Cooperstown, Lake George, New York City, Boston, or Orlando, because downtown Schenectady will be at a close proximity to that casino, which will be located on Erie Boulevard, about over a mile away. In January 2017, just one month before the opening of the Rivers Casino in Schenectady, the advertisement for that new Schenectady casino has began to appear on CDTA buses (both inside and outside), on billboards that you see along a road or a highway, and on top of buildings throughout Schenectady, (see photos in maps app taken by Walter Clark) and on highway signs when you travel on the Thruway near Exits 25 and 26, or near I-890s exit 4B (Erie Blvd.) towards GE. (see photos in this maps app taken by Walter Clark - me). When I see that rivers casino ad or logo on the billboard, on or in a bus, on TV, or on a sign along the highway, I would or will be very excited, or even surprised, because it will be right in my hometown. The theme songs from the 70s classic game show "The Price Is Right," and the 80s game show "Match Game/Hollywood Squares hour" remind me of the Rivers Casino in Schenectady. To me it will be major, major exciting. When the Rivers Casino in Schenectady opens, it will stay open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Ive been to the casino 3 times so far, and I feel its pretty good for the size of the area its in. Some of the dealers are VERY inexperienced, unfortunately, Ive had to be sure to check the math when they get a good hand at the blackjack tables. I have a few dealers who are VERY good at the job, and they are definitely NOT interested in the house winning, as theyre always willing to give you a good piece of advice on what you should and shouldnt be doing, which is very helpful in the case of someone whos new to the game. The tables are ok, but they are not in the habit of an inexpensive table where youd stand a chance to win a lot. Im going to be a regular there, as I feel like theres no reason to be a high roller to stand a chance of winning big amounts of money. Id like to say it is a few things shy of being a good experience all around though, as much as I like it. The 2 biggest problems with it, so far as I can see, from my somewhat limited time to explore the rest of the place, and lack of experience with the other casinos in the area, are the drinks. I have a hard time getting a comped drink, though I HAVE had them comped, but it was after I had spent about 8 or 9 hours at the same table, and I had won QUITE a bit more than I came in with. However, when I did start getting the free drinks, I was told by the waitress that the drinks were free, and I was actually supposed to be getting them free for a while already, she had given me the money I had spent on my drinks back to me, which was nice, but Id rather know about the drinks being free when they are, not like 2 hours later. The second complaint, is a common one, from what Ive seen in the reviews. The dealers are inexperienced to the point that I have to say that theyve got the math wrong. As an example, I was playing last night, and the guy next to me had a good hand, and beat the dealer by a point, for a decent payout, but the dealer had called it a losing hand. It wasnt, and I corrected the dealer, and the guy got paid, but only after calling the pit boss over. The good dealers that are there, are looking to get you a win, and will often just about argue with you to get you the best chance of winning. It has its faults, but Im pretty sure that theyre going to get it in order before too long, and the experience is still fun.
Well Some things were out of the control of the casino like parking and traffic so i cant blame them but the things within there control were not good. 1.) I was there for 5 hours and was not offered a drink by any of the drink girls at the tables or the slots... 2.)because i was not offered a drink i went to buy them at the bar for a very high premium. On top of that the drinks were weak. 3.) wanted to have a good meal so i went to the only sit down restaurant and asked for a table. The restaurant was more than half empty. I was told they were full with reservations for the entire day and i can eat here. I could not get any food to go or even eat the food in the bar area i was very angry. 4.) so i went to the burger place. Waited in line for a while (it was busy not their control). I ordered the BBQ bacon burger. They forgot the BBQ sauce and the Bacon not only that but the bottoms of both patties were black and i mean BLACK!!! 5.) i had an email for a 20 comp that i won i guess when i signed up but they gave me a $10 on one my card. I tried to fix this but "nothing we can do"... 6.) I was also carded at the door and i can understand that. I am 30 and look 30 years old But to top it off i was forced to wear some sort of wristband my vist... just embarrassing who does that?. 7.) all the card tables were full and i would say that was because they were busy but they hard a few tables closed and an entire section by the bar. Why close them when there are no seats? So that was all the stuff within their control. Like i said i was there for 5 hours. I was not impressed. The place is small and service is not good. No one cares for the players and that will be their downfall. I have to agree Turning stone is 10x better but what i didnt expect is that the Saratoga casino is better even if they only have electronic card games. I will most likely be back in a few weeks to give them another shot and i will post my review. Thanks for reading... I invite the casino to respond to this