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RIVERS CASINO ANNOUNCES JUNE EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

Jun 3, 2016, 15:37 PM
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RIVERS CASINO ANNOUNCES JUNE EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

Splash into Summer with Rivers Casino’s New Events and Promotions

PITTSBURGH – May 31, 2016 – Start your summer vacation with a visit to Rivers Casino and check out the all-new gaming promotions, dining specials and live entertainment.

Gaming Promotions

Fun in the Sun – Starting June 1, Rush Rewards Players Club Members can earn one entry for every 25 same-day base points for a chance to win during the Fun in the Sun drawings. Guests can win Free Slot Play and other great prizes, including a John Deere mower, ATV, outdoor shed, patio set or grill. Entries can be activated between 10 a.m.— 7:59 p.m. Drawings will take place at noon, 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. each Tuesday.

Over $60,000 Extreme Crazy Cash – On Thursday, June 30, Rush Rewards Players Club Members who earned entries since December can participate in drawings for an opportunity to receive up to $12,000 cash. Drawings will take place at 2:15 and 7:15 p.m., with a second chance drawing occurring at 9 p.m.

$50K Round the Bases with Aces – On Sunday, June 12, Rush Rewards Players Club Members who earned entries starting on June 1 can swing for the fences and win up to $5,000 cash! Selected guests will draw playing cards, looking for an ace, for various amounts of cash and Free Slot Play. Drawings will take place at noon, 4 and 8 p.m.

Road to Becoming a Millionaire Finale Slots Tournament – On June 25, guests who qualified in one of the lead-up slot tournaments will compete for a trip to Las Vegas to take part in the 2016 TournEvent of Champions for a chance to win $1 million. Tournament play begins at noon with rounds taking place every hour until 4 p.m. A wild card drawing will take place at 5:15 p.m. for a $5,000 cash prize.

$100K Hole in One Payout – Each Wednesday and Thursday from June 1—16, guests who earn 150 same-day base points starting at 6 a.m. can swipe to play a golf-themed game with a top prize of $100 Free Slot Play. Entries can be earned for finale drawings on June 17, taking place every other hour from noon—8 p.m.

Queen of Hearts Drawings – On Saturdays in June, Rush Rewards Players Club Members who “Get the Queen, Get the Green.” For every 500 same-day base points earned each Saturday, guests will earn one entry for a chance to win cash and Free Slot Play. Entries earned each Saturday are only valid for that week’s drawing. One winner will pull a playing card looking for the Queen of Hearts and the drawing will take place at 9 p.m. Entries must be activated between 7—8:59 p.m. The grand prize each week is $10,000 cash, with $10,000 cash being added to the progressive jackpot each week the Queen of Hearts is not drawn. Since the start of the promotion in February, nearly $200,000 cash has been added to the progressive jackpot.

Gift Giveaways – Throughout June, invited guests and Rush Rewards players who earn 1,250 same-day base points are eligible to pick up a gift. Receive a $15 Lowe’s gift card Thursday, June 16; a 40-piece tool set on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19; and a jumbo cooker on Thursday, June 23. Guests must visit kiosks between 6 a.m.—10 p.m. to reserve their gifts. Gifts are available for pick-up from 10 a.m.—10 p.m. (While supplies last.)

In Case You Missed It Gift Giveaway – On Sunday, June 5, invited guests and Rush Rewards players who earn 1,250 same-day base points are eligible to receive a free gift. Guests must visit kiosks between 6 a.m.—10 p.m. to reserve their gifts. Gifts are available for pick-up from 10 a.m.—10 p.m. (While supplies last.)

June 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.

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 swipe 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.

$10 for $10 – On June 1 and 2, guests who visit Rivers between noon and 8 p.m. have the option to donate $10 cash to the Alzheimer’s Association to receive $10 Free Slot Play.

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

Table Games

$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!

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.

Shuffle Master Classic – From June 1—August 31, guests who hit a qualifying hand (five card Royal Flush) in Let It Ride, Ultimate Texas Hold’Em, Mississippi Stud, Crazy 4, Four Card or Three Card Poker will win $1,250 toward a trip to Las Vegas to play in the $250,000 Shuffle Master Classic Three Card Poker National Championship.

Learn to Play – Join in from 1—2 p.m. every day to learn a new game. Guests can learn to play Craps, Mississippi Stud and Three Card Poker. 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.)

Baseball Party Pit – On Wednesdays and Thursdays in June 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 June, 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 two tickets to see the Pittsburgh Pirates play at home. The drawing will take place at 9 p.m. on June 30. Entries must be submitted from 6—8:59 p.m. on the date of the drawing.

Poker Room

$6K High Hand – Every Saturday in June, Rush Rewards members playing at live, qualifying cash tables with the highest hand (full house or higher) will win $200 cash. Qualifying periods begin at 10 a.m. each day with the first payout taking place at noon. Payouts will continue every other hour until 2 a.m.

$16K High Hand – On Sundays in June, players participating at live, qualifying cash tables with the highest hand (full house or higher) will win $400 cash. Qualifying periods begin at noon with the first payout taking place at 1 p.m. Payouts will continue every other hour until 10 p.m.

$50K High Hand – Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in June, Rush Rewards members playing at live, qualifying cash tables with the highest hand (full house or higher) will win $300 cash. Qualifying periods begin at 11 a.m. each day with the first payout taking place at noon. Payouts will continue every other hour until midnight.

$16K Hot Seat – Guests playing at live, qualifying cash tables on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June will have a chance to receive $200 cash in hot seat drawings. Hot seats will be drawn every other hour from 10—2 a.m.

$8K Race at the Stakes – Guests playing in the Poker Room on Saturday, June 11 will have a chance to win up to $3,200 cash at 5 p.m. Hot seat winners will be paired with a horse in the Belmont Stakes. The player paired with the winning horse will take home the $3,200 grand prize, with second place winning $2,200, third placed winning $1,000, and all hot seat winners taking home $100 cash.

Leader Board Poker Promotion – All guests with a Rush Rewards Players Club Card are eligible to earn leader board points starting Wednesday, June 23. Points are acquired and accumulated by finishing in the payout portion of any tournaments that are part of the Three Rivers Poker Challenge. The player at the end of the Three Rivers Poker Challenge with the most points will win a seat into the next Pittsburgh Poker Open Championship Event, plus $250 cash!

Dining and Entertainment

Live from the River – Rivers Casino’s annual free, live, outdoor concert series is back with Pittsburgh’s local favorites and tribute artists performing in the outdoor amphitheater along the riverfront. Guests of all ages are welcome. Shows start at 7 p.m. (Access to the parking garage and casino building will remain limited to guests ages 21 and up.)

  • June 17: Disco 54
  • June 18: Tumbling Down (John Mellencamp Tribute)

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

  • June 2: The Vagrants (Acoustic)
  • June 3: Shelley Duff
  • June 4: Nick Fiasco
  • June 9: Hewlett Anderson Duo
  • June 10: Rebecca Kaufman and the Groove Doctors
  • June 11: Etta Cox Trio
  • June 16: Abacus Jones Duo
  • June 17: Darryl & Kim
  • June 18: Kevin Howard Trio
  • June 23: Jeff Jimerson Duo
  • June 24: On the Level
  • June 25: Bill Henry Duo
  • June 30: Right Turn Clyde

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

  • June 3: Antz Marching
  • June 4: VDJ Rambo
  • June 10: VDJ Jack Millz
  • June 11: Artistree
  • June 17: DJ Digital Dave
  • June 18: DJ NIN
  • June 24: The Lava Game Trio
  • June 25: MCG Jazz Presents: Mark Jackovic and Friends

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 $542 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit riverscasino.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Emily Adams
For Rivers Casino
267-932-8760 x 308
emily@hornercom.com