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RIVERS CASINO ANNOUNCES JANUARY EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

Jan 3, 2017, 18:16 PM
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RIVERS CASINO ANNOUNCES JANUARY EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

Kick-Off the New Year with All-New Events and Promotions at Pittsburgh’s Casino 

PITTSBURGH — Jan. 3, 2017 — Start off 2017 the right way with unforgettable live entertainment acts and the best dining specials on the North Shore. We’ve added all-new gaming promotions, including chances to win a Penguins’ Golden Ticket, to make this is your winningest year yet – talk about a happy New Year!

Gift Giveaways

Penguins Golden Ticket Promotion — All Rush Rewards members are invited to participate in the Penguins’ Golden Ticket promotion for a chance to win $50,000 worth of Free Slot Play and a Pittsburgh Penguins Golden Ticket. Rivers Casino has two Pittsburgh Penguins Golden Tickets to give away to two lucky guests. The Pittsburgh Penguins Golden Ticket is a chance to win two season tickets to Pittsburgh Penguins home games for up to 20 years.

There are two ways to win a Golden Ticket from Rivers Casino:

  • Pull Tab Golden Ticket Qualifier — Beginning Jan. 5 on Thursdays through Sundays, from 8 a.m.—midnight, and ending on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 11:59 p.m., all Rush Rewards Club Card members can earn a pull tab for a chance to win. Receive pull tabs by presenting a cash or credit card receipt of $30 or more from Wheelhouse to the Players Club, by hitting a suited blackjack on a live blackjack table or by hitting any jackpot over $1,200 on a slot machine. Those who earn a Golden Ticket Qualifier pull tab will receive a winner’s letter instructing them to come back for the finale drawing on Sunday, Feb. 26 for their chance to win the Golden Ticket and $1,000 in Free Slot Play per month for 50 months, totaling $50,000 in Free Slot Play.
  • Earned Entries for the second Pittsburgh Penguins Golden Ticket — For every 25 base points earned from Jan. 1—March 4, guests will earn one entry into the finale drawing on Saturday, March 4. On March 4, 20 qualifying guests will be called each drawing hour at noon, 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m., to receive an automatic Golden Ticket entry for the finale drawing at 9 p.m. that night. At 9 p.m., ten winners will be selected to pick an item to determine the top prize winner of $1,000 in Free Slot Play per month for 50 months, totaling $50,000 worth of Free Slot Play, and a Pittsburgh Penguins Golden Ticket.

New Year, New Money Drawings — Beginning Jan. 3, guests are invited to participate in a prize drawing every Tuesday throughout the month. At 8 p.m., five total winners will be called. One winner will receive the top prize of $10,000 cash and the remaining four winners will receive $2,500 in Free Slot Play. Guests must check in from 6—7:59 p.m. Guests who participate in the first four weeks in January can activate their entry for the 9 p.m. second chance drawing on Tuesday, Jan. 31, when ten winners will be called to split $10,000 in Free Slot Play.

Ziploc Sealer or Free Slot Play Gift Giveaway — On Thursday, Jan. 26, starting at 6 a.m., guests who earn 2,250 same-day base points will receive a Ziploc sealer gift or $25 in Free Slot Play. (While supplies last.)

Ultimate Pick a Gift Giveaway with Free Slot Play — On Thursday, Jan. 19, guests who earn 1,250 same-day base points from 6 a.m.—8 p.m. can receive a free gift. Guests must have a valid ID to claim their gift. (While supplies last.)

Online Retail Gift Card or Free Slot Play Gift Giveaway — On Sunday, Jan. 22, guests who earn 1,250 same-day base points from 6 a.m.—8 p.m. can receive a free online retail gift card or $15 in Free Slot Play.

Rivers Reel Slot League — The Rivers Reel Slot League walk-up tournament will begin on Jan. 10 and continue on the second Tuesday of each month up until March 14. The tournament will start at 4 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. All Rush Rewards Members who earn 100 same-day base points can register to play in the walk-up tournament at any time within the three hour period. Guests must print their registration slip at any promotional kiosk from 1—6:45 p.m. Those who have the top 50 scores will win Free Slot Play, with $1,000 in Free Slot Play awarded to the first place scorer. The top 100 scores will be invited to the Quarterly finals on April 18, where the top prize will be $10,000 cash.

$100K Pigskins Pick’em Finale Drawing — On Hometown Game Days and Wednesdays throughout football season, all Rush Rewards members can earn an entry into the finale drawing on Sunday, Jan. 29 with a top prize of $100,000 cash. Guests who earn 10 points between 6 a.m.—11:59 p.m. on those days will earn one entry into the finale drawing. On Jan. 29, 20 winners will be called at noon, 2, 4, 6, and 8 p.m., to pick a football to win prizes. A total of 100 winners will be called to split $150,000 in cash and Free Slot Play prizes. At 8 p.m. on Jan. 29, one grand prize winner will be chosen to receive $100,000 in cash and any rollover cash from the previous drawings.

Penguins Lucky 7’s “Pens Score, You Score” Hockey Promotion — During each second period regular season home game that the Pens score, fans over 21 in attendance will earn $7 in Free Slot Play. Players with an actual ticket will have 48 hours to redeem their prize from the scheduled start of the game and must have valid ID.

Penguins Lucky 7’s Monthly Drawings — Throughout the Penguins’ season, Rivers Casino will add $777 into a progressive jackpot with each second period goal the Pens score. On the second Thursday of each month, 7 winners will be drawn at 7 p.m. to split $7,000. All Rush Rewards members who earn 25 base points on Thursdays throughout the Penguins’ season can earn one entry into these monthly drawings. On these drawing dates, guests must activate their entries from 5—6:59 p.m. at the promotional kiosks located on the casino floor. On April 9, 100 total winners will be selected throughout the day starting at noon to split $100,000 in cash and Free Slot Play. All drawings lead up to the finale at 8 p.m. when one lucky winner will win the Pens Progressive Jackpot.

Queen of Hearts Drawings — On Saturday, Jan. 21, a total of ten guests will be selected from the Queen of Hearts Drawings at 2:15 and 7:15 p.m. to compete for the top prize of $50,000 cash in the finale drawing. Guests can earn entries into the Queen of Hearts Drawings for every 25 base points earned from July 1—Jan. 21. A total of 10 more guests will be selected at the wildcard drawing at 8 p.m. to compete in the finale drawing. A total of 20 guests will be selected to compete for the top prize of $50,000 cash. Guests must swipe at promotional kiosks to activate their entries.

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. 

January 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.

The Pittsburgh Project $10 for $10 Free Slot Play — On Tuesday, Jan. 3 and Wednesday, Jan. 4, from noon—8 p.m., guests can donate $10 cash to get $10 Free Slot Play. The donation table is located in front of Cíao.

Pittsburgh Proud — All month long, guests can donate their extra slot vouchers and table chips to The Pittsburgh Project organization.

Table Games 

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. The top three scores will win cash and match play. 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
— Guests can learn to play Craps, Blackjack and Three Card Poker from 1—2 p.m. every day. 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 2017.) 

Football Party Pit — On Thursdays in January, guests will have the chance to win hot seat drawings every 30 minutes from 6 p.m.—2 a.m. to receive great prizes. The Party Pit features $5 Craps, Blackjack and Roulette. 

$10K Lucky 7’s Table Games Drawings — Guests who play with their Rush Rewards Players Club card will be able to earn one entry into the Lucky 7’s drawings for every 10 table games points earned from Sunday, Jan. 1—Friday, Jan. 27 at 8:59 p.m. Six winners will be selected on Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. to receive $500 cash and $500 match play. At 9 p.m., one winner will receive $7,000 cash and two tickets to the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers game on Sunday, March 26. 

Slot Promotions           

New Slot Additions This January, Rivers adds to its lineup of slot offerings. Fan-favorite characters from Zorro and the Walking Dead 2 are new to the casino floor this month.   

Poker Promotions 

$35,000 Thursday High Hand — On Thursdays in January, 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. and lasting until 11 p.m.

$28,000 Mad Money Mondays High Hand — On Mondays throughout January, 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 $500 cash. The qualifying period begins at 1 p.m. on each Monday with the first payout beginning at 2 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. 

$26,000 Saturday High Hand — On Saturdays in January from 11 a.m.—midnight, Rush Rewards members playing at a live, qualifying cash table can win $400 cash. Players must have a full house or higher to win. The first payout takes place at noon. 

$11,200 Hot Seats Poker — On Tuesdays and Wednesdays in January, Rush Rewards members playing at a live, qualifying cash table can win $100 cash. Drawings will occur every hour from noon—midnight. 

$7,000 Friday High Hand — On Fridays in January, 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 lasts two hours.

Sunday Puck Drop — On Sundays in January, Rush Rewards members will have a chance to win up to $1,000 cash! Every other hour from noon until midnight we will have a hot seat drawing. 

Dining and Entertainment 

Walt Sanders & the Cadillac Band — Celebrate “The King,” Elvis Presley, with Walt Sanders & the Cadillac Band on Sunday, Jan. 8 in the Banquet Space. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Rivers Gift Shop and at riverscasino.com.

Visit Levels in January to hear:

  • Jan 5: Chris Higbee Duo
  • Jan. 6: Stevee Wellons Band Trio
  • Jan. 7: Terrance Vaughn Duo
  • Jan. 12: Ezra John Acoustic
  • Jan. 13: Scott and Rosanna
  • Jan. 14: The Hitchhikers
  • Jan. 19: Rebecca Kaufman and the Groove Doctors
  • Jan. 20: Hewlett Anderson Duo
  • Jan. 21: Justin Fabus Acoustic
  • Jan. 26:  Nina Sainato
  • Jan. 27: On the Level
  • Jan. 28: Mark Ferrari

Visit Drum Bar in January to hear: 

  • Jan. 6: Totally 80s
  • Jan. 7: Tres Lads
  • Jan. 12: DJ NIN
  • Jan. 14: Artistree
  • Jan. 20: VDJ Millz
  • Jan. 21: Jeff Jimerson & Airborne
  • Jan. 27: VDJ Stasko
  • Jan. 28: Saddle Up

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

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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

MEDIA CONTACT:
Garrett Allen
For Rivers Casino
267-932-8760 x 303
garrett@hornercom.com