According to Times Union the first Slot machines have arrived at the Rivers Casino which is slated to open on February 4th. It seems like this is one of the finishing touches on building a nightlife in Schenectady.

The first slot machines arrived Tuesday morning at the Rivers Casino & Resort Tuesday morning.

The operator of the soon-to-open casino says its the first time that commercial slot machines have been installed in the region.

"This is another milestone for our opening on February 8th," General Manager Mary Cheeks said.

Will this new casino rejuvenate Schenectady ? Or will it have a negative impact raising gambling addiction and prostitution. Two of the alleged side effects of Casino's and gambling in general. Schenectady is already town plagued with drug and crime problems. Is a casino really what the people of Schenectady need ?