PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For Pittsburgh hockey fans and sports enthusiasts alike, there’s a new branded, hi-tech addition to PPG Paints Arena. The all-new BetRivers Lounge at PPG Paints Arena will officially open on Saturday, April 24, for the 12:30 p.m. Penguins game vs. the New Jersey Devils. The lounge is located on the FedEx level, third floor, section 119.
Last fall, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and Rush Street Interactive’s BetRivers.com announced an exclusive deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins to build a sportsbook-style lounge at PPG Paints Arena. The new space features two rows of ticketed bowl seats, a lounge area with club chairs, a generous bar top, hi-def video screens, and streaming odds boards. The BetRivers Lounge at PPG Paints Arena is designed to elevate the game-day experience by integrating BetRivers, the market-leading retail sportsbook and popular online casino, into the arena.
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and BetRivers.com are the “Official Casino” and the “Official Sportsbook” of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Guests 21 or older who have BetRivers.com accounts can watch and wager on Penguins games and other sporting events from BetRivers Lounge, anywhere in PPG Paints Arena, at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, and elsewhere throughout the Commonwealth. All wagering is via personal mobile devices using the BetRivers Pennsylvania app. In addition, while in attendance, in-game betting allows fans to continue to stay engaged throughout the game.
The sportsbook-style lounge at PPG Paints Arena matches the look and feel of the popular in-casino sportsbook at Rivers Casino on the North Shore, and it’s created by the same designer, DMAC Architecture of Chicago.
“The BetRivers Lounge is yet another investment delivered under our Rivers partnership to enhance fan experiences inside PPG Paints Arena,” said David Morehouse, president and CEO of the Penguins. “The lounge will provide a safe and exciting space for fans to enjoy an innovative and multimedia experience while attending Pens games and other live sporting events year-round.”
“Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is particularly proud of our longstanding relationship with the Penguins, and we’re delighted that the BetRivers Lounge is now open,” said Bill Keena, general manager of Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. “The architectural renderings have come to life perfectly, and the views of the ice are terrific.”
“The BetRivers Lounge symbolizes our strong partnership with the Penguins, five-time Stanley Cup champions, and our commitment to Pittsburgh sports generally,” said Mattias Stetz, chief operating officer of Rush Street Interactive, the operator of BetRivers.com. “The new lounge enhances the experience of watching live and wagering in real-time. We are proud to be the exclusive sportsbook of this winning franchise.”
Rush Street Interactive was the first online gaming company to launch online sports wagering in Pennsylvania. It also operates online sportsbooks in Illinois, New Jersey, Indiana, Virginia, Iowa, Michigan, and Colorado.
RSI is a trusted online gaming and sports entertainment company focused on regulated markets in the United States and Latin America. Through its brands, BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com, RSI was an early entrant in many regulated jurisdictions and is currently live with real-money mobile, online and/or retail operations in ten U.S. states: Pennsylvania, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Indiana, Virginia, Colorado, Iowa and West Virginia. RSI is also active internationally, offering its online casino and sportsbook in the regulated gaming market of Colombia on RushBet.co. RSI offers, through its proprietary online gaming platform, some of the most popular online casino games and sports betting options in the United States. Founded in 2012 in Chicago by gaming industry veterans, RSI was named the 2020 Global Gaming Awards Digital Operator of the Year and the 2020 EGR North America Awards Casino Operator of the Year and Customer Service Operator of the Year. RSI is committed to industry-leading responsible gaming practices and seeks to provide its customers with the resources and services they need to play responsibly. For more information, visit www.rushstreetinteractive.com.
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH
Located along the Ohio River's North Shore, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh features an action-packed gaming floor which includes slots, table games, hybrid gaming seats, poker room, and BetRivers Sportsbook for live sports betting and viewing. The casino offers four distinctive restaurants—Martorano’s Prime, FLIPT, Mian, and Wheelhouse Bar & Grill—a multipurpose Event Center, a riverfront Ballroom and free self-parking. Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates. For the latest information, including new hours of operation, visit RiversCasino.com/Pittsburgh.