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RIVERS CASINO ANNOUNCES DECEMBER EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS
All-New Events and Promotions mean More Chances to Win at Pittsburgh’s Casino
PITTSBURGH — Nov. 30, 2016 — ‘Tis the season at Rivers Casino! All-new gaming, dining and event promotions are sure to spread some holiday cheer.
New Year’s Eve Queen of Hearts Cadillac Escalade Drawings — On Dec. 31, one lucky guest will win a 2017 Cadillac Escalade. Guests who earned 25 points between Jul. 1 and Jan. 1 will receive one entry into the drawing. Guests must visit a kiosk from 7 p.m. on Dec. 31—1:29 a.m. on Jan.1 to activate their entries. At 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., 20 guests will be called, and ten of those guests will be selected to move onto the finale drawing featuring the Cadillac Escalade grand prize, and the remaining ten will receive Free Slot Play. There will be a wildcard drawing followed by the Grand Finale drawing at 1:30 a.m. One person will win the car during the finale drawing at 1:30 a.m.
$300,000 Pigskins Pickem — On Wednesdays throughout the football season, all Rush Rewards members who earn 250 same-day base points can make their picks for the upcoming weekend’s football matchups from 8 a.m.—11:59 p.m. The top 50 contestants with the most correct picks each week will win cash and Free Slot Play. Guests who play all season long will have a chance to participate in the finale drawing in January, with a top prize of $100,000.
Extreme Crazy Cash Drawings — On Thursday, Dec. 29, guests who earned entries from June 1 through Nov. 30 have a chance to win cash and Free Slot Play. Drawings will take place at 2:15 and 7:15 p.m. with a second chance drawing at 9 p.m. Check-in takes place at promotional kiosks from noon—2:14 p.m. for the 2:15 p.m. drawing and 5—7:14 p.m. for the 7:15 p.m. drawing. The top prize in each drawing is $12,000 cash!
$100,000 Great Gift Exchange Drawing — On Tuesdays in December, Rush Rewards members have a chance to win their share of $100,000-worth of cash and Free Slot Play in the Great Gift Exchange. Starting Dec. 1 at 6 a.m.—7:59 p.m. on Dec. 27, Rush Rewards members will earn one entry towards the $100,000 Great Gift Exchange drawing with every 25 points that they receive. Guests will be able to activate their entries on drawing days from 10 a.m.—7:59 p.m. at a promotional kiosk. Drawings will be at noon, 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. every Tuesday throughout December and five winners will be called each drawing hour.
Pittsburgh Penguins® Lucky 7’s — The Pittsburgh Penguins® Lucky 7’s promotion is back for the 2016—2017 season. 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 their ticket at the Rush Rewards club.
Pittsburgh Penguins® Lucky 7’s Monthly Drawings — During the Penguins’ 2016—2017 season, Rush Rewards members can earn one entry into the monthly drawing for every 25 base points earned. Drawings will take place every second Thursday of each month (Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and March 9). Entries can be activated at kiosks from 5—6:59 p.m. During the drawing, seven winners will be selected at 7 p.m. to split a $7,000 cash or Free Slot Play prize.
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, to be given away April 9 at 8 p.m. (Must be a Rush Rewards Players Club member to participate.)
- Drawing Details:
- 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.
$100,000 Mad Money Mania Drawings — On Saturday, Dec. 17, two drawings will take place at 2:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. as a part of the Mad Money Mania drawings. Guests who have earned 25 base points from June 1—Nov. 30 earned one entry towards the drawing for a chance to win cash or Free Slot Play.
- Drawing Details:
- Check in at the designated kiosk on Dec. 17 to activate entries will begin at noon—2:14 p.m. for the 2:15 p.m. drawing and from 5—7:14 p.m. for the 7:15 p.m. drawing.
- At 2:15 and 7:15 p.m., 20 winners will be selected to compete for a top cash prize of $20,000.
Gift Giveaways — On the first three Thursdays in December, Rush Rewards members who earn 1,250 same-day base points are eligible to pick up a free gift. Receive a holiday tree on Dec. 1, a holiday gift-wrapping set on Dec. 8 and a $15 Macy’s gift card on Dec. 15. Guests must visit kiosks between 6 a.m.—8 p.m. to reserve their gift. Gifts are available for pick-up from 10 a.m.—8 p.m. (While supplies last.)
In Case You Missed It — On Tuesday, Dec. 20, Rush Rewards members who earn 1,250 same-day base points are eligible to pick up a free gift. Guests must visit kiosks between 6 a.m.—8 p.m.to reserve their gift. Gifts are available for pick-up from 10 a.m.—8 p.m. (While supplies last.)
Lottery Ticket with Free Slot Play Gift Giveaway — On Tuesday, Dec. 27, Rush Rewards members who earn 1,250 same-day base points are eligible to pick up a free gift. Guests must visit kiosks between 6 a.m.—8 p.m. to reserve their gift. Gifts are available for pick-up from 10 a.m.—8 p.m. (While supplies last.)
New Member Giveaways — New members who sign up for a Rush Rewards Players Club Card and earn 250 same-day base points on the day they sign up will be eligible to pick a pull tab to win various amounts of Free Slot Play, Match Play, food vouchers or gifts. The top prize is $100 in Free Slot Play every week for an entire year.
December Birthday Celebrations — Happy Birthday to you! Any guest who visits the Rush Rewards Players Club on his or her birthday will receive a free coupon to visit Grand View Buffet.
Hot Shooters — Each day from noon—11:59 a.m. the following day, Rush Rewards members will have the chance to win $100 cash and $100 Match Play, if they have the highest number of rolls in the Craps Pit. Guests will have seven days to claim their prize at the cashier. In addition, if a guest rolls the dice 60 or more consecutive times, they will win $500 cash. The bounty will increase by $100 each day if no one rolls the dice 60 straight times.
Learn to Play — Join in from 1—2 p.m. every day to learn a new game. Guests can learn to play Craps, 3 Card Poker and Mississippi Stud. 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.)
Football Party Pit — On Thursdays in December from 6 p.m.—2 a.m., hot seat drawings will be held every 30 minutes to receive great prizes. The Party Pit features $5 Craps, Blackjack and Roulette. Throughout the month, Rush Rewards members who receive a suited Blackjack, make two passes at Craps or hit a straight up wager paying 35-1 on Roulette will receive an entry to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming professional hometown football game. The finale drawing will take place at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29. Entries must be submitted from 6—8:59 p.m. on the date of the drawing.
Service Industry Night — Each Monday in December, hot seat drawings will take place every half hour from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m. to give away great prizes. The pit features $5 Craps, Blackjack and Roulette. Enjoy food and drink specials throughout the event. There will be a drawing on Dec. 26 at 10 p.m. where one guest will win a trip to Las Vegas. Entries must be submitted from 7—9:59 p.m. on the day of the drawing.
Blazing 777 Blackjack — The more sevens in your hand, the more you win. Blackjack players can take part in a progressive side bet that wins based on how many sevens the player receives in their hand. Any lucky seven is a winner and the progressive is based on the player’s first three cards only. More than $725,000 has been handed out since the start of the promotion in March!
$25,000 Blazing 7’s Blackjack Tournament — Guests who hit a winning wager on Blazing 7’s Blackjack table in December will receive an entry into a drawing for complimentary entry into the Blazing 7’s Blackjack tournament on Saturday, Dec. 10. Any guest who hits a progressive Blazing 7 payout will be entered into the tournament automatically. Buy-in for the tournament is $50 cash.
$1 Million Craps — Rush Rewards members playing craps have the chance to win $100,000 or even $1 million cash! If a guest is able to roll the dice 100 consecutive times, they’ll take home $100,000 cash. Roll 155 consecutive times and win the $1 million grand prize! December is your final chance!
Food Bank $10 for $10 Free Slot Play — On Tuesday, Dec. 6 and Wednesday, Dec. 7, all Rush Rewards members can donate $10 cash to receive $10 in Free Slot Play. Donations will be accepted at the tables in front of Cíao from noon—8 p.m. on both days.
Pittsburgh Proud – All month long, guests can donate their extra slot vouchers and table chips to the Food Bank organization.
$1,000,000 Bad Beat — From now until the end of 2016, Rush Rewards members are eligible to win the $1,000,000 Bad Beat in any pot-raked Texas Hold ‘Em game. To win the $1,000,000 Bad Beat, the winner must be holding a queen high straight flush of any suit and must lose to a Royal flush of the same suit. The hole cards of the player with the royal flush must be the Ace and King. The flop must contain a Queen, Jack and ten. There must be a minimum of four players dealt in the hand. December is your final chance!
$35,000 Thursday High Hand — On Thursdays in December, Rush Rewards members playing at a live, qualifying cash table will have the chance to win $1,000 cash. Players must have a full house or higher to win. The qualifying period begins at 4 p.m. with the first payout taking place at 5 p.m.
$28,000 Mad Money Mondays High Hand — On Mondays throughout December, Rush Rewards members playing at a live, qualifying cash table are eligible to win the High Hand. Players must have a full house or better, and the player who has the highest hand during the qualifying period will win $1,000 cash. The qualifying period begins at 11 a.m. on each Monday with the first payout beginning at noon and ending at 6 p.m.
$26,000 Saturday High Hand — On Saturdays in December from 11 a.m.—midnight, Rush Rewards members playing at a live, qualifying cash table can win $400. Players must have a full house or higher to win. The first payout takes place at noon.
$12,800 Sunday High Hand — On Sundays in December, Rush Rewards members with a full house or higher at a live, qualifying cash table are eligible to win $400 cash if they have the high hand. Players must have a full house or better. The qualifying period begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. with the first payout taking place at 3 p.m.
$11,200 Hot Seat Poker — On Tuesdays and Wednesdays in December, Rush Rewards members playing at a live, qualifying cash table can win $200 cash. Drawings will occur every other hour from noon—midnight.
$7,000 Friday High Hand — On Fridays in December, Rush Rewards members with a full house or higher at a live, qualifying cash table are eligible to win $200 cash every other hour. The qualifying period begins at 11 a.m. and ends at midnight.
Dining and Entertainment
“KISS 2016 Goodbye” New Year’s Eve Bash — Hosts of the 96.1 KISS “Morning Freak Show,” Mikey and Big Bob, will emcee the “KISS 2016 Goodbye” bash, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 31 from 9 p.m.—1 a.m. Tickets are available now for $50 each and can be purchased at riverscasino.com or at the Gift Shop.
Visit Levels in December to hear:
- Dec. 1: Mark Ferrari
- Dec. 2: Darryl & Kim
- Dec. 3: Terrance Vaughn Duo
- Dec. 8: V&R Classic
- Dec. 9: The Lava Game Duo
- Dec. 10: On the Level
- Dec. 15: Jason Kendall Duo
- Dec. 16: Rick Purcell and Shari Richards
- Dec. 17: Juan and Erica
- Dec. 22: The Vagrants
- Dec. 23: Hewlett Anderson Trio
- Dec. 24: The Hawkeyes (Acoustic)
- Dec. 29: Nick Fiasco
- Dec. 30: Tony Janflone Jr.
Visit Drum Bar in December to hear:
- Dec. 2: DJ Digital Dave
- Dec. 3: VDJ Rambo
- Dec. 9: DJ Nugget
- Dec. 10: DJ NIN
- Dec. 16: DJ Stasko
- Dec. 17: VDJ Millz
- Dec. 23: Holiday Jazz Party with Thomas Wendt Quartet featuring Don Aliquo Jr.
- Dec. 30: Artistree
For complete gaming promotion rules and regulations, stop by the Rush Rewards Players Club. To learn more about Rivers Casino, visit riverscasino.com.
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
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 $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit riverscasino.com.
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