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RIVERS CASINO ANNOUNCES JULY EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

Jun 30, 2017, 11:11 AM
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RIVERS CASINO ANNOUNCES JULY EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

Shake up your summer routine with brand-new events and promotions at Rivers Casino

PITTSBURGH — June 30, 2017 — Beat the heat this summer at the North Shore’s premiere entertainment destination! Enjoy all-new gaming promotions, dining specials and live entertainment including the free Live on the River summer concert series and a special ticketed concert performance by Pittsburgh favorite, Donnie Iris and The Cruisers on Saturday, July 29. Come enjoy the laughs on Thursdays at the new stand-up comedy series “A Funny Thing Happened at Rivers Casino” hosted by local comedian T-Robe and don’t miss the next action-packed Rivers Rumble Boxing event returning for a second time this year on August 12.

Gift Giveaways

Rivers Reel Slot League — The Rivers Reel Slot League walk-up tournament will continue on Tuesday, July 11. Tournament play will start at 4 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m. All Rush Rewards Members who earn 100 same-day points can register to play in the walk-up tournament during 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.

$500,000 Pyramid Drawing Finale and Wild Cards — Qualifying guests from the previous month’s drawings will return on Saturday, July 1 to participate in the finale drawings to compete for the top prize of $500,000 cash at 2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Qualifying guests must check in at a kiosk between noon and 7:59 p.m. to participate. Ten wild card winners will be selected at noon, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., for their chance to compete, as well. Wild card winners must check in at a kiosk between 10 a.m.-6:59 p.m. to participate. One lucky guest is guaranteed to win $50,000, if no guest wins the $500,000.

July 4th 2017 Ford F-150 FTX Tuscany Truck Drawings — On Tuesday, July 4, truck drawings will be held at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Ten winners will be selected at each drawing to receive $250 in Free Slot Play and a physical entry into the finale drawing. Guests can earn entries into the truck drawings for every 25 points earned from January 1-July 4. At the finale drawing, ten winners will be selected to determine if they win $1,000 Free Slot Play or the top prize of a 2017 Ford F-150 FTX Tuscany truck. Guests must check in at a promotional kiosk from 11 a.m.-6:59 p.m. to participate.

Queen of Hearts Drawings — On Saturday, July 15 the Queen of Hearts drawings will be held at 2:15, 7:15 and 8 p.m. and be followed by the finale drawing after the 8 p.m. featuring a guaranteed top prize of $50,000 cash. At the 2:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. drawings, five winners will be called and ten winners will advance to the finale drawing. At the 8 p.m. drawing, ten more winners will be selected and all twenty winners will have a chance to compete for the top prize of $50,000 cash. Guests can earn entries into the Queen of Hearts drawings for every 25 points earned from January 1-July 15 at 7:59 p.m. Guests can activate their drawing entries at any promotional kiosk from noon-2:14 p.m. for the 2:15 p.m. drawing, from 5-7:14 p.m. for the 7:15 p.m. drawing and from 5-7:59 p.m. for the 8 p.m. drawing.

$10,000 Exclusive Video Poker Drawing — All guests who played video poker between June 1-30 will earn one entry into a drawing for every 50 video poker points earned. There will be two drawings on Sunday, July 23 occurring at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., when 10 lucky winners will be selected each hour to win $500 Free Slot Play.

Gift or Free Slot Play Giveaways — Guests who earn 1,250 same-day points on the selected dates below from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. will receive a free gift:

  • Thursday, July 6: Christmas in July holiday tree/gift wrapping set (no Free Slot Play option)
  • Thursday, July 20: Rolling duffle or $15 Free Slot Play
  • Sunday, July 23: Cast iron skillet or $15 Free Slot Play

New Member Giveaways — New members who sign up for a Rush Rewards Players Club Card in July will receive a free buffet offer to use on their next visit. New members who earn 250 same-day points on the day they sign up will be eligible to play a kiosk game to win various amounts of Free Slot Play.

July 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. All guests can swipe once at a promotional kiosk during their birthday month to play the Rivers Casino Birthday Wheel Game. Guests will win offers ranging from buffet coupons to various amounts in Free Slot Play.

July Birthday Drawing — All Rush Rewards Players Club Members with a birthday in July will be able to participate in the monthly birthday drawing on Saturday, July 8, at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. All guests will receive one free entry and can earn one additional entry on Saturday, July 8 for every 25 points earned. Guest must check in at a promotional kiosk between 1 p.m. and 4:59 p.m. During each drawing, 20 winners will be chosen to select an item to determine what prize they win. During each drawing, 17 contestants will win $150 Free Slot Play, two contestants will win $750 Free Slot Play and one lucky winner will receive $1,000 in cash.

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

Goodwill $10 for $10 Free Slot Play or Match Play — On Thursday, July 6 and Saturday, July 8, from noon-8 p.m., guests can donate $10 cash to Goodwill and get $10 Free Slot Play or $10 Match Play. The donation table is located in front of Cíao.

Table Games

Hot Shooters — Each day from noon-11:59 a.m. the following day, Rush Rewards Members will have the chance to win three daily prizes of $100 cash and $100 Match Play, $50 cash and $50 Match Play and $25 cash and $25 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 — Guests can learn to play Craps, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and Blackjack from 5-6pm Thursday-Saturday. Rush Rewards members will receive two $5 Match Play coupons of each game learned. (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.)

Baseball Party Pit — On Thursdays in July, guests will have the chance to win in the 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. Guests can earn entries for a chance to win a pair of Pittsburgh Pirates tickets on Thursdays throughout the month. Entries can be earned by receiving a suited Blackjack, making two passes at Craps, or anytime a Roulette player hits a straight up wager paying 35-1. The drawings for the Pirates tickets will be held on Thursday, July 27, at 9 p.m.

Poker

Mad Money Mondays High Hand — On Mondays throughout July, Rush Rewards Members playing at a live, qualifying cash table are eligible to win the High Hand prize. Players must have a full house or better, and the player who has the highest hand during the qualifying period will win $200 cash. The qualifying period lasts one hour and begins at 4 p.m., with the first payout at 5 p.m., and ends at 10 p.m.

July Tuesday and Wednesday High Hand — On Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July, Rush Rewards members playing at a live, qualifying cash table are eligible to win $100 cash between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. The qualifying period begins each Tuesday and Wednesday at 4 p.m. with the first payout at 5 p.m. Each qualifying period will last one hour.

Thursday High Hand — On Thursdays in July, Rush Rewards Members with a full house or higher at a live, qualifying cash table are eligible to win $500 cash. The qualifying period begins at 4 p.m. and lasts an hour, with the first payout beginning at 5 p.m. The player who has the highest hand during the qualification period will win $500 cash. Players must use at least one card in their hand in order to qualify.

Friday High Hand — On Fridays in July, Rush Rewards Members playing at a live qualifying cash table will have a chance to win $500 each hour between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. The player who has the highest hand during the qualifying period will win. Players must have a full house or better and must use at least one card from their hand. The qualifying period begins at 7 p.m. with the first payout occurring at 8 p.m.

Saturday High Hand — On Saturdays in July, Rush Rewards members playing at a live, qualifying cash table can win $500 cash. Players must have a full house or higher to win. The qualifying period begins at 3 p.m. with the first payout at 4 p.m. Each qualifying period will last one hour and will reset at the end of that time period until 2 a.m.

Sunday High Hand — On Sundays in July, Rush Rewards members playing at a live, qualifying cash table will have a chance to win up to $200 cash. Players are eligible to win each hour from 2-8 p.m. Players must have a full house or higher and must use at least one card in their hand to win.

Dining and Entertainment

Live on the River — The summer’s best tunes can be found right on the shores of the Ohio River. “Live on the River,” Rivers Casino’s free summer concert series is back this summer at the casino’s amphitheater. Guests can catch their favorite Pittsburgh bands and other popular groups live all summer long. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are free to the public.

This month’s performers include:

  • July 2: Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers with Billy Price
  • July 3: Beatlemania Magic
  • July 4: No Bad Juju with special guest Chris Jamison
  • July 7: Satisfaction (Rolling Stones tribute)
  • July 21: Rockin’ the Paradise (Styx tribute)
  • July 22: Shining Star and Get Ready (Earth, Wind & Fire and Temptations tribute)
  • July 28: Chris Higbee with The Hobbs Sisters opening

A Funny Thing Happened at Rivers Casino — Pittsburgh’s premier casino continues to present the new stand-up comedy series “A Funny Thing Happened at Rivers Casino,” on Thursdays through July 20. The stand-up comedy acts will be presented in Wheelhouse Bar & Grill and hosted by local comedian Tony “T-Robe” Roberson. Each night’s comedy act begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $20, which includes $10 Free Slot Play or Match Play.

This month’s performers include:

  • July 6: Day Bracey and Matt Wohlfarth
  • July 13: J. Russ and Mike Jones
  • July 20: Terry Jones and Bill Crawford

Donnie Iris and The Cruisers — Rivers is hosting a special ticketed concert with Donnie Iris and The Cruisers on Saturday, July 29, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the Donnie Iris and The Cruisers concert cost $20 and include $10 Free Slot Play or Match Play.

Rivers Rumble VI Boxing — The popular, fast-paced Rivers Rumble Boxing returns for a second round this summer in Rivers Casino’s amphitheater with a full card of action-packed boxing on August 12. Rivers Rumble Boxing tickets start at $30 for the entire night and include $10 Free Slot Play or Match Play. The amphitheater opens at 5 p.m. and the first bell rings at 7 p.m.

Visit Levels in July to hear:

  • July 1: Juan and Erika
  • July 6: Hewlett Anderson Duo
  • July 7: Kevin Howard Trio
  • July 8: Stevee Wellons Band
  • July 13: The Vagrants Acoustic
  • July 14: Right Turn Clyde
  • July 15: Olga Watkins Band
  • July 20: Scott and Rosanna
  • July 21: Rick Purcell & Shari Richards
  • July 22: Etta Cox Trio
  • July 27: Lee Alverson
  • July 28: Darryl & Kim
  • July 29: On The Level

Visit Drum Bar in July to hear:

  • July 1: Justin Fabus
  • July 7: The Lava Game
  • July 8: Brighton Boys (8 p.m.-11 p.m.); VDJ Rambo (11 p.m.-1 a.m.)
  • July 14: Tres Lads
  • July 15: Artistree
  • July 21: Totally 80s
  • July 22: Terrance Vaughn
  • July 28: Jeff Jimerson and Airborne
  • July 29: Velveeta (10 p.m.-1 a.m.)

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, 92 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine 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 $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, ext. 303
garrett@hornercom.com