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RIVERS CASINO MAKES $4.6 MILLION S.E.A. PAYMENT FOR CONSOL ENERGY CENTER

May 26, 2015, 09:31 AM
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Apr 1, 2015, 00:00 AM

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RIVERS CASINO MAKES $4.6 MILLION S.E.A. PAYMENT FOR CONSOL ENERGY CENTER
Rivers’ Stadium Contributions Total $45 million as of April 1, 2015

PITTSBURGH April 1, 2015 — Rivers Casino and the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA) announced today that $4.6 million has been received from Rivers and put toward construction expenses for CONSOL Energy Center.

With two annual installments in April and October, Rivers Casino contributes $7.5 million to the SEA each year. To date, Rivers has generated $45 million to help fund construction expenses for CONSOL Energy Center, one of the city’s premier entertainment venues and home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

When the agreement concludes in 2038, Rivers Casino will have contributed $225 million to the SEA for CONSOL Energy Center’s construction.

 “CONSOL Energy Center delivers top-notch entertainment and action-packed sporting events, making it a destination for fans from across the region,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “We are proud to support all of our hometown teams, including the Pittsburgh Penguins.”

Rivers Casino contributes approximately $161 million each year to various organizations across Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the Commonwealth, including Pittsburgh’s economic development and tourism fund.

“Rivers Casino’s commitment to CONSOL Energy Center helps us deliver the very best entertainment experience for Pittsburgh residents and visitors,” said Wayne Fontana, chairman of the SEA and Pennsylvania State Senator.

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ABOUT RIVERS CASINO:
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a 2014 “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, “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. More than $406 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit riverscasino.com

MEDIA CONTACT:  
Emily Watts
For Rivers Casino
267-932-8760, ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com