FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RIVERS CASINO MAKES $4.4 MILLION PAYMENT TO SPORTS & EXHIBITION AUTHORITY
Rivers Casino’s Contributions to Penguins’ Arena Total $60 Million as of April 2017
PITTSBURGH — March 31, 2017 — Rivers Casino and the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA) announced that $4.4 million has been received by Rivers Casino and put toward the construction expenses for the PPG Paints Arena.
Rivers Casino contributes $7.5 million annually to the SEA through two installments occurring in April and October of each year. To date, Rivers Casino has generated $60 million to help fund construction expenses for PPG Paints Arena, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins and one of the city’s premiere entertainment venues.
By the time the agreement concludes in 2038, Rivers Casino will have contributed a total of $225 million to the SEA for PPG Paints Arena’s construction.
“The PPG Paints Arena delivers top-notch entertainment and sporting events, making it a high-profile, leading entertainment destination in Pittsburgh,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “We are proud to have our contributions continue to make the PPG Paints Arena a great place to watch and celebrate the Pittsburgh Pens.”
Rivers Casino generates approximately $161 million in tax revenue annually for the Commonwealth, Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, including the city’s economic development and tourism fund.
“Through this generous commitment, Rivers Casino continues to demonstrate its adamant support for the City of Pittsburgh,” said Mary Conturo, executive director of the Sports & Exhibition Authority.
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.
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