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Rivers Casino gets OK for sports betting

Jeff Himler
| Saturday, December 15, 2018 10:27 a.m.
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Gamblers place bets on various sports at Rivers Casino, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 after the North Shore casino’s sports book went live.

Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino has received a green light from the state Gaming Control Board to continue with its new sports betting operation after successfully completing a two-day testing period .

Rivers Sportsbook began regular operations Saturday and set ongoing hours: 10 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to midnight Sunday.

Cash bets only initially will be accepted on sports including football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer. Bets on horse racing aren’t offered.

“We’ve had a great reaction from our guests and the community to our soft launch, and we’re very excited to begin daily operations,” Rivers Casino General Manager Bill Keena said in a statement.

The North Shore casino’s sports wagering operator is Rush Street Interactive PA, LLC, and its affiliates. Rush Street Interactive owns and operates PlaySugarHouse.com, an online casino and sports book in New Jersey.

Pennsylvania in November became the seventh state to allow sports betting.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, jhimler@tribweb.com or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

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