Jan 2, 2015, 10:10 AM
Jan 2, 2015, 00:00 AM
Welcome a New Year with Exciting Events and Promotions

PITTSBURGH Jan. 2, 2015 — Welcome the New Year at Rivers Casino! Kick off 2015 with gaming promotions, food and beverage specials and live entertainment.

Gaming Promotions

$500K Shootout Payout
– From Jan. 4—Feb. 21, between 8 a.m.—9:30 p.m., all Rush Rewards members can swipe once per day at a promotional kiosk to see if they can play on the Shootout Payout Machine. Lucky guests will receive an instant win message on a kiosk receipt telling them to visit the Shootout Payout Machine from noon—10 p.m. for a chance to instantly win $1,000 cash. Guests with an instant win message will then select a hockey puck on the screen of the Shootout Payout Machine that an animated player will “shoot” toward the goalie. Guests can win various amounts of Free Slot Play or cash. Guests who do not receive an instant win message will receive extra entries into the Saturday drawings.

Saturday Drawings:
Drawings will take place on Saturday, Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Feb. 7, 14, and 21. At noon, 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. 20 winners will be named. Players have a chance to win up to $1,000 cash or various amounts of Free Slot Play.

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 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. To be eligible to win, fans must attend a Penguins home game and attend a drawing at Rivers Casino. (Must be a Rush Rewards Players Club member to participate.)

 Drawing Details:

  • Drawings will take place at 8 p.m. on Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 5, April 2 and April 9.On April 10, the seven finalists from the monthly drawings will participate in an on-ice contest following the Penguins game.
  • Every $1 Free Slot Play redeemed from the Penguins Lucky 7’s promotion equals 1 entry into the quarterly drawings.
  • Kiosk check in each drawing day will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will close at 7:59 p.m.
  • On each drawing day, seven winners will be called at 8 p.m. to pick an item to be awarded a cash amount. First winner: $777 cash, second winner: $677 cash, third winner: $577 cash, fourth winner: $477 cash, fifth winner: $377 cash, sixth winner: $277 cash, seventh winner: $177 cash.
  • Top cash winner on each drawing day will be eligible for the grand prize on April 10. Winners will also receive two tickets to the April 10 Penguins game.

Wild & Crazy Cash Drawing
– Guests who earned entries from Oct. 1—Dec. 31 have the chance to split $56,000 cash during the final Wild & Crazy Cash drawing on Jan. 29. During the early bird drawings at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., 12 winners have a chance at $17,000 cash and Free Slot Play. Entries must be activated by 7:14 p.m. Six winning names will be randomly selected at 7:15 p.m. The winners will be asked to select a numbered case on the promotional stage with a mystery cash prize inside each case. Prizes include: 

  • First Place: $12,000
  • Second Place: $7,000
  • Third Place: $3,000
  • Fourth Place: $2,000
  • Fifth Place: $1,000
  • Wild Card: $1,000 Free Slot Play

Walk-Up Slot Tournament On Tuesday Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, Rush Rewards members who earn 100 same-day base points are eligible to play in Rivers’ walk-up slot tournament. Registration begins at 11 a.m. for the 11 a.m.—2 p.m. tournament and at 6 p.m. for the 6—9 p.m. tournament. The top 20 scores in each tournament will win a prize.

Learn to Play – Next to Levels Bar, join in from 1—2 p.m. Monday through Friday to learn a new game. Guests can learn to play Craps, 3-Card Poker and Mississippi Stud. Rush Rewards members will receive for 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 2015.)

Table Games Hot, Hot, Hot Seats – On Wednesdays in January, every 15 minutes from 6—10 p.m., Rush Rewards members are eligible to win $100 cash and $100 match play coupons. All players at the winners’ bank will receive an entry for a $1,000 drawing at 10:15 p.m. At 10:15 p.m., a winner will receive $1,000 cash and any rollover money from previous hot seats. (Player must be in seat at time of drawing. Must be at a winning table in order to receive an entry into the 10:15 p.m. drawing.)

Hot Shooters – Hot Shooters is Rivers’ exciting new craps promotion. Every day, the top five “hot shooters” 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

Plus, players can try the all-new Hot Shooters Progressive Bounty. The bounty starts at $500 and adds $100 each day until it is hit and 60 or more rolls wins the bounty. Each time it is hit, the bounty resets to $500.

2-on-1 Black Jack – On Mondays throughout 2015, Rush Rewards members are eligible to participate in the $10 buy-in Black Jack 2-on-1 vs. the dealer. Registration will be held from 5:45—9:30 p.m. and games will be played from 6—10 p.m. Buy-in is $10 and guests must check in at the Rush Rewards Players Club with a valid I.D. At 10 p.m., the top six scores are eligible to win the top prize of $250.

Party Pit - Table Games – On Thursdays in January from 6:30 p.m.—1:30 a.m., hot seat drawings will be held every 30 minutes.

Gift Giveaways – Throughout January, invited guests and players who earn 1,250 same-day base points starting at 6 a.m. are eligible to pick up a gift. Receive a 22’’ rolling duffel bag on Jan. 4, a 90 x 90 fleece blanket on Jan. 11 and a Pittsburgh Penguins® hoodie on Jan. 18. Gifts are available for pick-up from 10 a.m.—8 p.m. at the Gift Giveaway Center. (While supplies last.)

Pick A Gift On Thursday, Jan. 8, Rush Rewards members, invited guests and players who earn 1,250 same-day base points are eligible for a special gift. Gifts are available for pick-up from 10 a.m.—8 p.m. at the Gift Giveaway Center.

In Case You Missed It Gift On Thursday, Jan. 22, Rush Rewards members, invited guests and players who earn 1,250 same-day base points starting at 6 a.m. are eligible for a special gift. Gifts are available for pick-up from 10 a.m.—8 p.m. at the Gift Giveaway Center.

Dining and Entertainment

Grand View Buffet – Same great taste, with a new price. Starting Monday, Jan. 5, guests can feast on Grand View’s delicious offerings for just $14.99 all day, every day (plus tax). Try glazed baked ham, Italian made to order pasta, fresh pizza and so much more. Add on crab legs for just $6.99 plus tax.

Visit Levels on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to hear:

  • Scott and Pete Duo: Jan. 2
  • Artistree: Jan. 3
  • Nieds Hotel Combo: Jan. 8
  • Jason Kendall Duo: Jan. 9
  • The Hobbs Sisters: Jan. 10
  • Rebecca Kaufman Duo: Jan. 15
  • Joe Materkowski Duo: Jan. 16
  • Bobby V: Jan. 17
  • Michael Christoper Trio: Jan. 22
  • Nick Fiasco: Jan. 23
  • Kenny Blake Trio: Jan. 24
  • Darryl and Kim Askew: Jan. 29
  • The Lava Game Duo: Jan. 30
  • Sputzy: Jan 31

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


Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a 2014 “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, "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, eight distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $406 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit

Emily Watts
For Rivers Casino
267-932-8760 Ext. 308