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RIVERS CASINO ANNOUNCES MAY EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

May 1, 2017, 12:17 PM
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RIVERS CASINO ANNOUNCES MAY EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

With All-New Events and Promotions at Pittsburgh’s Casino, ‘May’ the Odds be with You 

PITTSBURGH — May 1, 2017 — Celebrate better weather and test your luck with all-new gaming promotions, dining specials and live entertainment at the North Shore’s premier gaming destination!

Gift Giveaways

Rivers Reel Slot League — The Rivers Reel Slot League walk-up tournament will continue on May 9. Tournament play will start at 4 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. All Rush Rewards Members who earn 100 same-day 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 scorers will be invited to the quarterly finals on July 18, when the top prize will be $10,000 cash.

Triple 7’s Hot Seat Drawings — On Tuesdays in May, all Rush Rewards Members playing with their card, will have a chance to win $777 in Free Slot Play every 30 minutes from 5—8 p.m.

$500,000 Pyramid Drawings — The $500,000 Pyramid drawings will take place Tuesdays and select Saturdays in May and June, offering all Rush Rewards Members the chance to win a top cash prize. On drawing days, 10 winners will be called at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. to roll the die for a chance to win a top prize of $5,000 cash on Tuesdays and $10,000 cash on Saturdays.

Finale Drawings & Wild Cards — Qualifying guests will return on Saturday, July 1 to participate in the finale drawing to compete for the top prize of $500,000 cash at 2 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 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.

$40,000 Derby Drawings — On Saturday, May 6, three drawings will take place at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., where 20 winners will be called at each hour to win their share of $40,000 cash and Free Slot Play. All Rush Rewards Members can earn one entry into the derby drawings for every 25 points earned from 6 a.m. on November 1 through 7:59 p.m. on May 6. Guests can activate entries at a promotional kiosk between 4—7:59 p.m. for the drawings. The top prize at each drawing is $5,000 cash.

Queen of Hearts Drawings — On Saturday, May 20, one lucky guest will win the top prize of $50,000 cash. Drawings will take place at 2:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. where five guests will be selected at each drawing hour to receive Free Slot Play. The selected ten guests will advance to the 8 p.m. drawing, where ten more guests will be called to compete in the finale drawing. A total of 20 guests will have a chance to compete for the top prize of $50,000 cash in the finale drawing. To activate their drawing entries, guests must swipe at a promotional kiosk between noon—2:14 p.m. for the 2:15 p.m. drawing, 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. Guests can earn entries into the Queen of Hearts drawings for every 25 points earned from December 1, 2016—May 20 at 7:59 p.m.

Corvette Stingray Drawings — On Sunday, May 28 ten guests will be selected at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to win $250 in Free Slot Play. For every 25 points earned from May 1—May 28, guests will earn entries into the drawings. Each guest selected for the qualifying drawings will receive a physical entry into the finale drawing, where ten guests will be selected to compete for the chance to win a 2017 Corvette Stingray or $1,000 in Free Slot Play. Participating guests must check in at a kiosk between 11 a.m.—6:59 p.m.

Gift or Free Slot Play Giveaway — Guests who earn 1,250 same-day points on Thursday, May 11, Sunday, May 14 and Thursday, May 18 between 6 a.m.—8 p.m. will receive a free gift or $15 in Free Slot Play, while supplies last. Guests have the opportunity to receive a solar light set on Thursday, May 11, a Mother’s Day necklace on Sunday, May 14 and a picture frame set on Thursday, May 18.

Drill Set or Free Slot Play Giveaway — Guests who earn 1,750 same-day points on Thursday, May 25 between 6 a.m.—8 p.m. will receive a drill set gift or $20 in Free Slot Play. (While supplies last.)

New Member Giveaways — New members who sign up for a Rush Rewards Players Club Card 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.

May 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.

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

Muscular Dystrophy $10 for $10 Free Slot Play — On Thursday, May 4 and Saturday, May 6, 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.

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, $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. The top three scorers 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, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and Mississippi Stud from 2—3 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.)

Baseball Party Pit — On Thursdays in May, 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 set 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 May 25 and June 29 at 9 p.m.

Table Game Tuesday $25 Buy-in Tournaments — On Tuesdays in May, guests can buy-in to play the table game tournaments. Registration to play will run from 6—8 p.m. Guests can buy-in an unlimited number of times and will receive a match play voucher each time they buy-in. The table games consist of:

  • May 2: $25 buy-in blackjack tournament
  • May 9: $25 buy-in craps tournament
  • May 16: 10 hands for $10 blackjack tournament
  • May 23: $25 buy-in three card poker tournament
  • May 30: $25 buy-in blackjack tournament

Poker

Thousand Dollar Thursday High Hand ($28,000)
— On Thursdays in May, Rush Rewards members playing at a live, qualifying cash table will have the chance to win $1,000 cash each hour. 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 the last at 11 p.m.

$18,000 Mad Money Mondays High Hand Poker — On Mondays throughout May, 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 $400 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.

$12,000 Friday High Hand — On Fridays in May, Rush Rewards Members with a full house or higher at a live, qualifying cash table are eligible to win $500 cash every other hour. The qualifying period begins at 6 p.m. and lasts two hours, with the first payout beginning at 7 p.m.

May Wheel Spin Tuesday and Wednesday Poker — On Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May, Rush Rewards members playing at a live, qualifying cash table can win anywhere from $100—$1,000 cash by spinning the prize wheel. Drawings will occur at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. where one lucky guest will be selected each time to spin the wheel.

Saturday High Hand (May 6) — On Saturday, May 6 from 2 p.m.—2 a.m., Rush Rewards members playing at a live, qualifying cash table can win $500 or $1,000 cash. Players must have a full house or higher to win. The qualifying period begins at 11 p.m. on Friday, May 5 with the first payout beginning at midnight on May 6. Each qualifying period will last 30 minutes and will reset at the end of the 30 minute time period until midnight on Sunday, May 7.

Saturdays High Hand (May 13, 20 & 27) — On Saturday, May 13, 20 and 27 from 2 p.m.—2 a.m., 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 1 p.m. with the first payout beginning at 2 p.m.

Sunday Hot Seat Poker
— On Sundays in May, Rush Rewards members playing at a live, qualifying cash table will have a chance to win up to $300 cash. Every other hour from 2—10 p.m., a hot seat drawing will take place, when a selected player will win $300.

Dining and Entertainment

Visit Levels in May to hear:

  • May 4: Chris Higbee Duo
  • May 5: Kenny Blake Trio
  • May 6: Scott and Rosanna
  • May 11: Kevin Howard Trio
  • May 12: Darryl & Kim Duo
  • May 13: Stevee Wellons Band Trio
  • May 18: On the Level
  • May 19: Hewlett Anderson Duo
  • May 20: Etta Cox Trio
  • May 25: Nina Sainato
  • May 26: Mark Ferrari
  • May 27: Rick Purcell and Shari Richards

Visit Drum Bar in May to hear:

  • May 5: Tres Lads
  • May 6: Artistree
  • May 12: VDJ Millz
  • May 13: Ferris Bueller’s Revenge
  • May 19: DJ Digital Dave
  • May 20: The Bill Henry Band
  • May 26: Jeff Jimerson and Airborne
  • May 27: Random Play

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 x 303
garrett@hornercom.com