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Rivers Casino Philadelphia Announces December Promotions And Entertainment

Rivers Casino
Press Release
Dec 01, 2022



Welcome the holiday season with live music, dining specials, giveaways, and more

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 1, 2022 — Celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year at Philly’s first casino. This December, guests can enjoy holiday music performances, an ’80s-themed New Year’s Eve party, holiday dining specials, promotions, and more. Join the month-long party countdown to 2023 happening at Rivers Casino Philadelphia, and finish out the year with a bang!

Events and Entertainment

The Event Center stage continues to host a diverse performance lineup. Tickets are on sale at

Debbie Gibson — Saturday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m.

From No. 1 hits and platinum albums to starring roles on stage and screen, Debbie Gibson is a true entertainer with timeless talent and charisma. Gibson has sold more than 16 million albums and has starred in 17 musicals in 17 years, from Broadway’s “Les Misérables” to the West End’s “Grease.” She’s bringing her Winterlicious holiday hits tour to The Event Center, and tickets are on sale now starting at $29.

Kenny G — Saturday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. – SOLD OUT

Kenny G’s sold-out show of The Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour 2022 celebrates the magic of the season Dec. 10 at The Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia.

Aunt Mary Pat — Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.

Aunt Mary Pat first came onto the scene in early 2018 through a viral video after the historic Birds championship. Since then, she’s performed more than 100 unique shows for thousands of people. In early 2019, after a successful Kickstarter campaign, she released her debut comedy album “Talk of the Township.” Tickets are on sale now starting at $20.

Legs N’ Eggs Drag Brunch — Sunday, Dec. 18, at 1 p.m.

From the creators of Aunt Mary Pat, SoulJoel Productions presents Legs N’ Eggs, hosted by Miss Troy. Through the artists’ multiple costume changes, guests will enjoy performances by look-alikes of Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and more.

The breakfast menu features bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys, eggs, sausage, French toast, potatoes, juices, and coffee and tea. Guests will enjoy cabaret-style seating at their own dedicated tables. Tickets are on sale now for $45.

Morris Day and The Time — Friday, Dec. 30, at 8 p.m.

Ring in the New Year with Morris Day and The Time. Morris Day burst onto the public scene with the group’s self-titled album, “The Time,” which included “Get It Up,” “Cool,” and “Girl.” Soon after the world was introduced to the prolific Minneapolis music marvel, the group went on to record three more albums, including “What Time Is It?” (Featuring the hits “777-9311,” “Wild and Loose,” “Walk,” and “Gigolos Get Lonely Too”) and “Ice Cream Castle” (which included the hit “Jungle Love”). Tickets are on sale now starting at $59.

The Spazmatics — Saturday, Dec. 31, at 10 p.m.

Celebrate New Year’s with Rivers Casino and The Spazmatics! Internationally renowned as “The Ultimate ’80s New Wave Tribute,” the Spazmatics come with all the awesome sounds, styles, and way-cool dance steps from the decade we’d love to forget. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style make for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. Tickets for the ’80s New Year’s Eve Party featuring the Spazmatics are on sale now starting at $119.

Jack’s Bar + Grill Live Music

Guests can move and groove to live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays in December from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Guests can also enjoy Young at Heart ’60s & ’70s on select Wednesdays in December from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sing Like a Star Live Band Karaoke on Thursdays in December from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Jack’s Stage Lineup

·         Thursday, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29: Sing Like a Star Live Band Karaoke

·         Friday, Dec. 2: Gypsy Wisdom

·         Saturday, Dec. 3: Lady Supreme

·         Friday, Dec. 9: Cheers the Band

·         Saturday, Dec. 10: Xtreme Queen

·         Friday, Dec 16: 3am Tokyo

·         Saturday, Dec. 17: FM Band

·         Friday, Dec. 23: Breck

·         Friday, Dec. 30: ’80s Revolution

·         Saturday, Dec. 31: M80


Promotions, Contests, and Sweepstakes

December Jackpot Sweepstakes — Every day in December, any Rush Rewards member who hits a jackpot valued at $1,200 or higher will earn one entry into the December Jackpot Sweepstakes. On Friday, Dec. 30, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., five winners in each drawing will be randomly selected to win $1,000 in cash.

Rush the Halls — Beginning on Thursday, Dec. 1, and until Saturday, Dec. 10, guests can earn shopping credits for the Rush the Halls Shopping Extravaganza by playing their favorite slot machines and table games while using their Rush Rewards card. Based on their gameplay, participants will receive shopping credits in the form of $20 vouchers that can be used to purchase an assortment of cataloged items.

Asian Table Game Hot Seat — All Rush Rewards card holders who are actively playing at select Asian Table Games with their Rush Rewards card will be eligible to be selected as part of our Asian Gaming Hot Seat. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., one winner, actively gaming, will be randomly selected every 30 minutes. A prize patrol team will visit the winner at their table and award them with $500 cash.

Bodacious Bonus Drawing — On Saturday, Dec. 31, all Rush Rewards members who have an open active rating at a table game or slot machine with their Rush Rewards card will be eligible to be selected as part of the Bodacious Bonus Drawing. To qualify, Rush Rewards members must play with their Rush Rewards card at any table game or slot machine during the drawing. At 1:30 a.m., 23 winners, actively gaming, will be randomly selected to win an amount of Free Slot Play.

Young at Heart — On Wednesdays in December from noon to 8:00 p.m., all Rush Rewards members ages 50 and older can swipe their player’s card at a Rush Rewards kiosk to win free swag or Free Play.

Young at Heart: Jack’s Bar + Grill — Young at Heart members ages 50 and older will receive unlimited soup and salad for $9.99 at Jack’s Bar + Grill on Wednesdays in December.

For more details on promotions, contests, and sweepstakes, please visit

Dining and Drink Offerings

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard — It’s cold outside, but Rita’s is still serving “Ice Custard Happiness” at Rivers Casino Sunday through Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.

Mian Guests can enjoy a Vietnamese beef meal of wok-seared beef filet cubes, onions, peppers, black peppers, and butter served with steamed white rice for $33, seven days a week during December. Mian is open Sunday through Thursday from noon to midnight and Friday and Saturday from noon to 2 a.m.

Jack’s Bar + Grill — Jack’s opens daily at 4 p.m. throughout December, except on Wednesday where the restaurant opens at noon for the Young at Heart promotion; the restaurant closes at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with the bar staying open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Guests can enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to midnight. 

December Jack’s Bar + Grill Holiday Specials

Christmas Day, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. — $19.99

·         Soup of the day or house salad

·         12-ounce prime rib au jus

·         Mashed potatoes

·         Grilled asparagus

New Year’s Eve, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. — $24.99

·         Soup of the day or house salad

·         6-ounce filet mignon

·         Mashed potatoes

·         Grilled asparagus

New Year’s Eve late-night bar menu, 11 p.m.-2 a.m.

·         Chicken wings — 8 wings with choice of sauce (hot, mild, honey bourbon BBQ, or sweet Thai chili): $18

·         Onion ring tower with Jack’s house dipping sauce: $10

·         Bang bang shrimp with dry Asian slaw, bang bang sauce, sesame seeds, and scallions: $15

·         Loaded nachos with cheddar cheese, jalapenos, pico de gallo, black beans, pickled red onions, sour cream, and guacamole for $12; add chicken or ground beef: $5

December Specials

  • Young at Heart — All-you-can-eat soup and salad, Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.: $9.99 (ages 50 and over)
  • Burrito bowl: $15 (add beef or chicken for $5)
  • Food delivery from Jack’s Bar + Grill menu to the sportsbook:

Football Specials

Available in the BetRivers Sportsbook, Jack’s bar, and Jack’s restaurant (dine-in only), Sundays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

·         1 pound of chilled, easy-peel shrimp: $16

·         All-you-can-eat chips and salsa: $15

·         Pretzel bites basket: $12

Happy Hour, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • $7 select appetizers
  • $2 Miller Lite cans
  • $3 frozen drinks

Geno’s Steaks Philly’s iconic cheesesteak spot is serving a variety of sizzling steaks and hearty hoagies, all made with carefully selected fresh ingredients. During the month of December, guests can get a pepper steak for $13 daily. Geno’s is open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

For complete menus and additional information, please visit

BetRivers Sportsbook

The BetRivers Sportsbook is the place to watch and wager on all the December sports action. Guests can play Home Field Advantage: Spin to Win when the Birds have home games this month:

  • Sunday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. vs. Tennessee

Sports bettors who place qualifying game-day bets can enter the contest for a chance to win Free Play, cash, and two tickets to a Birds home game.

Also, guests can have Jack’s Bar + Grill menu items delivered right to their seat. The restaurant’s full menu will be available in the sportsbook and includes game-day favorites such as Liberty Bell pretzels, chicken wings, and loaded nachos. Menu service in the sportsbook also will be available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

UFC 282 will be on the big screens in the BetRivers Sportsbook when Jan Blachowicz faces Magomed Ankalaev on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10 p.m.

The sportsbook features 33 kiosks that are open 24/7 throughout the casino, and writer windows are open during select times. 

Rivers Poker Room

The Rivers Casino Philadelphia Poker Room features nearly $200,000 in high-hand promotions, including $500 every 30 minutes on select days and times in December. Philly’s first poker room is open 24/7 and features the following tournaments:

$560 Mega Rush — $200,000 Guaranteed 

  • Dec. 7-11:
  • $560 entry (registration closes before the start of level 13, ~6.5 hours after the tournament starts)
  • 40K starting stack, 30-minute (Day 1) and 45-minute (Day 2) levels

              *Play for Day 1B, Day 1C, Day 1D, and Day 2 begins at 11:15 a.m.

$125 Satellite Into Ultra Rush, Green Chip Bounty (5 Seats Guaranteed)

·         Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 12:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

·         $125 entry (registration closes before the start of level 10, ~3.5 hours after the tournament starts)

·         20K starting stack, 20-minute levels

Weekly Poker Tournaments

Weekly no-limit Texas Hold’em poker tournaments continue in December with the following schedule:*

  • Sundays, 11:15 a.m. — $230 Deep Stack NLH ($10,000 guarantee)
  • Mondays, 1:15 p.m. — $100 NLH ($2,000 guarantee)
  • Mondays, 7:15 p.m. — $130 NLH, Double Green Chip Bounty ($4,000 guarantee)
  • Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. — $130 NLH ($6,000 guarantee)
  • Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. — $50 NLH (seniors ages 50+)
  • Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. — $130 NLH ($5,000 guarantee)
  • Saturdays, 10:15 a.m. — $65 (beginners)
  • Saturdays, 1:15 p.m. — $160 Deep Stack NLH ($5,000 guarantee)

*From Tuesday, Dec. 6, through Sunday, Dec. 11, all weekly tournaments will be replaced by the Mega Rush tournament and satellites into the event. No tournaments will be held on Saturday, Dec. 24, or Sunday, Dec. 25.

$50,000 Free Roll Tournament — Players who earn 100 or more hours playing in cash games from Thursday, Dec. 1, through Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6 a.m. qualify for the $50,000 Free Roll tournament on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 12:15 p.m. The top prize will be $10,000, with 40 places being paid. Guests will earn double free roll hours on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays.


$200 Instant High Hands — Every Wednesday in December from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., guests can win $200 with a qualifying high hand. The minimum qualifying hand is a full house, aces full of tens; players must use at least one hole card and must have the best hand. At least four players must be dealt into the hand, and the pot must meet the minimum threshold for a high-hand jackpot contribution.

Daily High Hands Rivers Casino’s daily high-hand promotions total $180,000 and range from $200 to $500 every 30 minutes at select times.

Bad Beat Jackpot The $50,000 Bad Beat Jackpot runs 24/7, with a current minimum qualifier of quad 10s.

Employment Opportunities and Rivers Gives

Rivers Casino Is Hiring

Martorano’s Prime featuring celebrity chef and South Philly native Steve Martorano is opening at Rivers Casino Philadelphia in early 2023. Rivers Casino Philadelphia is now hiring a room manager, a room chef, a shift manager, a sommelier, a sous chef, cooks, bartenders, servers, and more to join Philly’s soon-to-be-hottest restaurant. The restaurant is currently offering a $5,000 sign on bonus for the following positions: room chef and room manager.

Additionally, Rivers Casino continues to host walk-in interviews for part-time and full-time positions every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Available career opportunities include roles in security, table games, slots, food and beverage, operations, paid dealer school, and more. Visit the casino careers page on the website at for more information regarding positions and benefits, which include medical and dental plans, 401(k), paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Rivers Gives

Rivers Gives is a unique community relations program and steadfast commitment by the casino that includes having its Team Members volunteer service hours in the Fishtown neighborhood and surrounding areas. Guests can join Rivers Gives in supporting monthly initiatives that benefit local nonprofits through donation options when cashing their gaming tickets.

The monthly and quarterly organization recipients are as follows:

·         December: Salvation Army

·         Q4 2022: JEVS Human Services

Rivers Casino continues to follow all city, state, and CDC health and safety protocols.


Jeff Shurilla
For Rivers Casino Philadelphia

215-764-2376 (cell)
[email protected]


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