NYE Countdown at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Guests will be able to bid good riddance to 2020 and welcome in the New Year at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady on New Year’s Eve. Due to the early closing time (10 p.m.), the casino will begin a countdown to the New Year on the gaming floor just before 9 p.m. Guests will receive special edition New Year’s facemasks, noisemakers and party favors while supplies last to ring in the New Year.

The casino’s event center will also be open, via access from the casino floor, for guests to enjoy small bites and to purchase beverages from 5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.

  • What: Rivers Casino & Resort’s Countdown to 2021
  • Where: Rivers Casino & Resort gaming floor
  • When: Thursday, December 31 at 9 p.m. (countdown will start 10 seconds prior to 9 p.m.)
  • Who: Open to the public (must be 21+)

The casino’s current daily hours of operation are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. with downtime being used for intensive property-wide deep cleaning in addition to the continuous sanitizing taking place throughout the day. All guests are required to wear face coverings (masks).

In addition to slots throughout the gaming floor, guests are able to play on all of the casino’s table games including craps and roulette. Plexiglass barriers separating slot machines, players, and dealers have been installed for safety, and guests will be required to sanitize their hands before and after play. The casino’s poker room has been converted into a gaming lounge.

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