Rush Street Gaming Announces Portsmouth Casino Amenities

What's New Rivers Casino Portsmouth

  • Rush Street Gaming has announced seven restaurants and amenities for the upcoming Rivers Casino Portsmouth.
  • The seven are Admiral’s Steak and Seafood, Mian Asian restaurant, Slice Pizzeria, Crossings Cafe, Topgolf Swing Suite, Starbucks and BetRivers Sportsbook.
  • The $300 million casino project began last December and is expected to open in 2023.

Rush Street Gaming’s Rivers Casino Portsmouth project unveiled a variety of restaurants and other amenities that will be part of the project last Monday.

The reveal took place at the casino’s interim office in Portsmouth city centre, where elected officials, workforce development partners and members of the business community gathered for the announcement.

Rivers Casino Portsmouth managing director Roy Corby said:

“From day one, we were committed to developing a high-quality, state-of-the-art games and entertainment complex, and with this impressive range of restaurants and amenities, we continue to deliver on that promise. “

Seven new restaurants and amenities

According to Rush Street Gaming, Portsmouth Casino will have both familiar and exclusive Portsmouth brands, ranging from fine dining to takeaway. Food and beverage options include Admiral’s Steak and Seafood, Mian Asian Restaurant, Slice Pizzeria, Crossings Cafe, Topgolf Swing Suite, and Starbucks.

Rush Street also revealed that Admiral’s Steak, Slice Pizzeria and Crossings Cafe are Portsmouth exclusives and therefore cannot be found at any other Rush Street Gaming property.

In addition to food and drink options, Portsmouth Casino will also offer a BetRivers-branded Sportsbook. The bookmaker will be equipped with high-definition screens and will have live counters, self-service terminals, club chairs and benches for groups.

1,300 permanent jobs and 1,400 temporary jobs in construction

Rivers Portsmouth Casino is a $300 million project which will include a casino, BetRivers Sportsbook, live entertainment lounge, hotel and events centre. It will create 1,400 construction-related jobs and hire 1,300 permanent employees once operational.

The casino company has held monthly job fairs since May to fill positions in various departments such as IT, security, human resources, marketing, hospitality, slot machine technicians and training table/dealer games (blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, etc.), and more.

Following the announcement of queues for restaurants and other amenities, Rivers Casino expects more candidates to come to their next job fair which is scheduled for this coming Saturday August 20 at the Portsmouth Sportsplex.

The Rivers Casino in Portsmouth will open in early 2023

Last year, the company paid the City of Portsmouth $10 million for the 57-acre land just south of Interstate 264 between McClean Street and Victory Boulevard where the casino will be built. Construction began last December and is expected to be completed early next year, making it the first permanent casino to open in Virginia.

The casino is expected to inject over $200 million a year into the local Portsmouth and Hampton Road economy. Since the casino is not seeking tax incentives from the city, an independent consultant would have to pay over $16 million in annual taxes to the city of Portsmouth. These taxes include payments from casino revenue, property taxes, sales and use taxes, and hotel and entertainment taxes.

Rush Street Gaming is one of the fastest growing entertainment and casino companies in the United States. It operates casino properties in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Plains, Ill.; Schenectady and New York.

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