Rivers Casino Des Plaines, the joint venture between Churchill Downs Incorporated and Rush Street Gaming, has opened its new 4,840 square foot state-of-the-art BetRivers SportsBar this week. The facility features a 47-foot-wide ultra HD LED video wall and 10 86-inch and four 75-inch HD televisions placed throughout, offering patrons a panoramic view of live sports events. 

The new bar 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.

“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.”

Rivers Casino Des Plaines has also added a new table-game area on the casino floor adjacent to the BetRivers SportsBar. Additional slot machines and table games have been added throughout the facility along with new viewing screens in the Lotus cocktail lounge in the center of the casino for watching sporting events. 

In total, this phase of the site’s expansion has resulted in an increase of 115 slot machines and eight table games.