- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Officials with Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino told state gambling regulators they hope to begin building a $50 million hotel next year.

David Patent, president and chief operating officer of parent company Rush Street Gaming, revealed the plans during a three-hour hearing before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Tuesday. The board is considering a three-year license renewal for the casino, which is expected to be granted.

Assuming it is, Parent says the casino hopes to break ground early next year on the 200-to 250-room hotel that would be connected to the casino.

Parent says the hotel would create 1,400 construction jobs and 105 jobs. It’s also projected to generate $29.2 million in new casino tax revenues and $4.7 million in county hotel and sales tax revenue within five years.


This story has been corrected to change the spelling of the casino company president’s last name to ‘Patent’ instead of ‘Parent.’



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