Jan 4, 2016, 13:03 PM
Jan 4, 2016, 00:00 AM



A Warm Winter Heats Up Even More with New Events and Promotions at Pittsburgh’s Casino

            PITTSBURGH – January 4, 2016 – The confetti’s cleaned up and the holiday decorations are stored away, which means it’s time to get the ball rolling on 2016! Visit Rivers Casino this January to check out the all-new 2016 gaming promotions, dining specials and live entertainment.

Gaming Promotions

Win a Trip Wednesday Drawings – On Wednesdays in January, Rush Rewards members will have a chance to win the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii! Players can earn entries between Jan. 1 and Jan. 27. Drawings for cash and Free Slot Play will lead up to the finale at 9 p.m. on Jan. 27, when a trip for four to Hawaii will be awarded to a lucky winner. Winners from each drawing will win an automatic entry into the finale. Weekly drawings will take place at 2 and 8 p.m. and check-in will take place from noon—1:59 p.m. and 6—7:59 p.m.

Mario Lemieux Foundation Charity Poker Tournament – The annual Mario Lemieux Foundation Charity Poker Tournament will take place at Rivers Casino on Jan. 20 with cash and autographed prizes from Pittsburgh Penguin greats, including Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Sergei Plotnikov and others. Buy-in is $200, with $50 going directly to the Mario Lemieux Foundation. Tournament starts at 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh Penguins® Lucky 7’s – When the Penguins shoot, players score! For each second period regular season home game that the Penguins score, fans 21 years of age and older who attended the game can redeem that game’s ticket for $7 Free Slot Play for each goal scored. Guests have two days after the game to redeem at the Rush Rewards club.

Pittsburgh Penguins® $777 Progressive Jackpot – For each second period goal scored by the Pittsburgh Penguins during every regular season home game, Rivers Casino will add $777 into a grand prize progressive cash jackpot, given away April 9 at 8 p.m. (Must be a Rush Rewards Players Club member to participate.)

  • Drawing Details:
    • Drawings for participants will take place at 7 p.m. on Jan. 7, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and March 10.
    • Check-in at the designated kiosk for each drawing day will begin at 5 p.m. and will close at 6:59 p.m.
    • On each drawing day, seven winners will be called at 7 p.m. to pick an item to be awarded cash or Free Slot Play, with a top prize of $2,500.
    • During the finale drawing on April 9, 20 winners will be announced every other hour from noon—8 p.m. A total of 100 winners will be called throughout the day to split $100,000 in cash and Free Slot Play. At 8 p.m., the grand prize winner will win the Penguins® Progressive Jackpot.

$250K Hometown First Down – Each Tuesday throughout football season, Rush Rewards members can participate in a free football kiosk game from 6 a.m.—11:59 p.m. to have a chance at winning a top prize of $7,000 cash. Based on how many first downs our pro home team has during each game, guests can also swipe at any kiosk to earn seven times the number of entries for the finale drawing. The finale drawing will take place on Jan. 23, when 100 winners will receive prizes, including a top prize of $100,000 cash. Drawings will be held at noon, 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Each new Rush Rewards member will automatically receive 100 entries into the finale drawing.

Gift Giveaways – Throughout January, invited guests and players who earn 1,250 same-day base points are eligible to pick up a gift. Receive a Chef Tony Healthy Bacon Cooking Pan on Jan. 3; an Elite Cuisine 17-piece personal drink blender system on Jan. 17; and a heated car seat and massage cushion on Jan. 21. Guests must visit kiosks between 6 a.m.—8 p.m. to reserve their gifts. Gifts are available for pick-up from 10 a.m.—8 p.m. (While supplies last.)

Mystery Gift Giveaway – On Tuesday, Jan. 12, invited guests and Rush Rewards players who earn 1,250 same-day base points are eligible to receive a free mystery gift. Gifts are available for pick-up from 10 a.m.—8 p.m. (While supplies last.)

January Birthday Celebrations – Happy Birthday to you! Any guests who visit the Rush Rewards Player Club on his or her birthday will receive a free coupon to visit Grand View Buffet.

New Member Giveaways – New members who sign up for a Rush Reward’s Players Club Card and earn 250 same-day base points will be eligible to swipe to win various amounts of Free Slot Play, up to $500.

$10 for $10 – On Jan. 6 and 7, guests who visit Rivers between noon and 8 p.m. have the option to donate $10 cash to the Lupus Foundation of Pittsburgh to receive $10 Free Slot Play.

Pittsburgh Proud – All month long, guests can donate their extra slot vouchers and table chips to the Lupus Foundation of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Proud donation box is located between the two elevators that lead to the parking garage.

Table Games

Aces and Faces – On Saturdays in January, from 4—7 p.m., Rush Rewards members playing in the High Limits Tables room will have the opportunity to win cash. Players who receive blackjacks will be given a ticket from the dealer. At 7 p.m., the player with the highest number of blackjacks will win $1,000 cash. On Jan. 30, the player that received the highest number of blackjacks across all days of play, as well as one lucky wildcard winner, will receive $5,000.

Learn to Play – Join in from 1—2 p.m. every day to learn a new game. Guests can learn to play craps and blackjack. Rush Rewards members will receive two $5 match play coupons. (Match play coupons can be picked up at the Rush Rewards Players Club. Vouchers can only be redeemed once for each game learned throughout 2016.)

Hot Shooters – Hot Shooters is Rivers’ exciting craps promotion. Every day, the top five “hot shooters” will win match play and cash prizes.

  • First Place: $100 match play and $100 cash
  • Second Place: $50 match play and $50 cash
  • Third Place: $25 match play and $25 cash
  • Fourth Place: $10 match play and $10 cash
  • Fifth Place: $10 match play and $10 cash

Football Party Pit – On Thursdays in January from 6 p.m.—2 a.m., hot seat drawings will be held every 30 minutes to receive great prizes. The Party Pit features roulette, as well as $5 craps and blackjack.

Poker Room

$18K High Hand – Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in January, guests playing at live, qualifying cash tables with the highest hand will win $200 cash. Qualifying periods begin at 11 a.m. with the first payout taking place at noon. Payouts will occur every other hour until midnight.

$20K Cash Wheel – On Saturdays in January, lucky winners playing at live, qualifying cash tables are eligible to spin the wheel for a chance to win up to $1,000 cash. Hot seat drawings will occur at noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m.

$40K Puck Drop – On Tuesdays and Thursdays in January, guests playing at live, qualifying cash tables will be eligible to be selected to drop a puck down the big board to win up to $1,000 cash. Hot seat drawings will occur at noon, 3, 6 and 9 p.m.

Dining and Entertainment

Visit Levels on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in January to hear:

  • Jan. 7: The Lava Game Duo
  • Jan. 8: Juan and Erica
  • Jan. 9: Nick Fiasco
  • Jan. 14: Michael Christopher Trio
  • Jan. 15: Antoinette Trio
  • Jan. 16: Shelley Duff
  • Jan. 21: Jason Kendall Duo
  • Jan. 22: Etta Cox Trio
  • Jan. 23: Jeff Jimerson Duo
  • Jan. 28: Rebecca Kaufman and the Groove Doctor
  • Jan. 29: Hewlett Anderson Duo
  • Jan. 30: Matt Barranti and Bill Ali Duo

Visit Drum Bar on Fridays and Saturdays in January to hear:

  • Jan. 8 & 29: DJ NIN
  • Jan. 9 & 15: DJ Kingfish
  • Jan. 16 & 30: DJ Rambo
  • Jan. 22 & 23: DJ Digital Dave

For complete gaming promotion rules and regulations, stop by the Rush Rewards Players Club. To learn more about Rivers Casino, visit



Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Best Overall Gaming Resort" in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and "Best Overall Casino" in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 83 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multipurpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $542 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit

Emily Adams
For Rivers Casino
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