Expanded gaming floor and BetRivers SportsBar debut in Des Plaines casino

Rivers Casino Des Plaines has debuted an expanded gaming floor and a new sports bar, with further developments slated for completion midway through next year.

The Churchill Downs Incorporated and Rush Street Gaming joint venture has added a new table game area on the casino floor adjacent to its BetRivers SportsBar

Additional slot machines and table games have been added throughout the facility along with new viewing screens in the Lotus cocktail lounge, located in the centre of the casino for watching sporting events. In total, this phase of the expansion has resulted in an increase of 115 slot machines and eight table games.

Furthermore Illinois’ first land-based casino has also opened its new 4,840 square foot BetRivers SportsBar, featuring a 47-foot-wide ultra HD LED video wall and ten 86-inch and four 75-inch HD televisions placed throughout, offering patrons a panoramic view of live sports events. 

The new entity will also have a full service island bar with seating for 32, 26 bar-top video poker games, 32 leather lounge chairs and additional table seating options.

The BetRivers SportsBar space was designed to provide an “ultra-luxury viewing experience for Chicago’s sports fans looking for an engaging game-day experience,” and will eventually be home to the casino’s sportsbook pending Illinois Gaming Board regulatory approval.

Expansion of the Rivers Casino Des Plaines parking garage is expected to be complete by summer of 2020.

“The BetRivers SportsBar will provide an experience that rivals a live game-day stadium,” said Corey Wise, general manager of Rivers Casino Des Plaines. “We will offer sports fans a premium luxury experience with great visuals, acoustics, service and comradery with fellow sports fans.”