For Pittsburgh hockey fans and sports enthusiasts alike, there’s a new branded, hi-tech addition to PPG Paints Arena. The all-new BetRivers Lounge at PPG Paints Arena will officially open on Saturday, April 24, for the 12:30 p.m. Penguins game vs. the New Jersey Devils. The lounge is located on the FedEx level, third floor, section 119.
Last fall, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and Rush Street Interactive’s BetRivers.com announced an exclusive deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins to build a sportsbook-style lounge at PPG Paints Arena. The new space features two rows of ticketed bowl seats, a lounge area with club chairs, a generous bar top, hi-def video screens, and streaming odds boards. The BetRivers Lounge at PPG Paints Arena is designed to elevate the game-day experience by integrating BetRivers, the market-leading retail sportsbook and popular online casino, into the arena.
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and BetRivers.com are the “Official Casino” and the “Official Sportsbook” of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Guests 21 or older who have BetRivers.com accounts can watch and wager on Penguins games and other sporting events from BetRivers Lounge, anywhere in PPG Paints Arena, at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, and elsewhere throughout the Commonwealth. All wagering is via personal mobile devices using the BetRivers Pennsylvania app. In addition, while in attendance, in-game betting allows fans to continue to stay engaged throughout the game.
The sportsbook-style lounge at PPG Paints Arena matches the look and feel of the popular in-casino sportsbook at Rivers Casino on the North Shore, and it’s created by the same designer, DMAC Architecture of Chicago.
“The BetRivers Lounge is yet another investment delivered under our Rivers partnership to enhance fan experiences inside PPG Paints Arena,” said David Morehouse, president and CEO of the Penguins. “The lounge will provide a safe and exciting space for fans to enjoy an innovative and multimedia experience while attending Pens games and other live sporting events year-round.”
“Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is particularly proud of our longstanding relationship with the Penguins, and we’re delighted that the BetRivers Lounge is now open,” said Bill Keena, general manager of Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. “The architectural renderings have come to life perfectly, and the views of the ice are terrific.”
“The BetRivers Lounge symbolizes our strong partnership with the Penguins, five-time Stanley Cup champions, and our commitment to Pittsburgh sports generally,” said Mattias Stetz, chief operating officer of Rush Street Interactive, the operator of BetRivers.com. “The new lounge enhances the experience of watching live and wagering in real-time. We are proud to be the exclusive sportsbook of this winning franchise.”
Rush Street Interactive was the first online gaming company to launch online sports wagering in Pennsylvania. It also operates online sportsbooks in Illinois, New Jersey, Indiana, Virginia, Iowa, Michigan, and Colorado.