Rivers Casino Gains Board Approval, Opens Tomorrow In Pittsburgh
The preliminary walkthroughs are now complete and it is time for gambling at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. The casino gained approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board after two days of test runs.
Tomorrow at noon, the casino will open its doors to the public for the first time. It has been a long time waiting for many of the Pittsburgh residents, and the crowds are expected to be large.
"I will definitely be there when those doors open," said Brian Fisher, "I can't believe the time is finally here, and I hope to be one of the first people to play the slots at the Rivers, just to say I was a part of opening day."
The casino will be in walking distance from the Steelers Heinz Field. That should get plenty of customers through the doors with the NFL team selling out all of their games. Even without the football crowd, the casino is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of customers from the state of Pennsylvania.
Included in the casino are several different options even for non-gamblers. There are top of the line dining options and lounges. For people that are there to gamble, there are 3,000 slot machines.
The casino had been in the works for years but ran into some financial difficulty along the way. Finally, after years of construction and delays, the casino will be open tomorrow. The Board gave final approval after everything ran smoothly at test nights on Wednesday and Friday.
August 8, 2009
Posted By April Gardner
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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