The New York State Gaming Commission approved regulations for table games Tuesday, clearing the way for four new casinos — including the one in Schenectady — to open.
The regulations include official terminology and rules governing card dealing, shuffling and various games. New casinos are being built in Schenectady, the Catskills, the Finger Lakes and the Southern Tier.
The approved rules provide in-depth regulations on roulette, poker and other table games. They also define dozens of gambling terms. Specific rules for card dealing and shuffling are also included, both for human dealers and automated machines.
The rules are set to go into effect once they are published in the state register.
The Rivers Casino & Resort is expected to open in February. The facility, located on the Mohawk Harbor site along Erie Boulevard, will feature about 65 table games and more than 1,000 slot machines.
Adjacent to the casino will be a 165-room hotel. The complex will include a steakhouse, several smaller dining options and an events center.
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