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RIVERS CASINO MAKES $3.1 MILLION PAYMENT TO SPORTS & EXHIBITION AUTHORITY

Sep 30, 2016, 11:33 AM
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Sep 30, 2016, 00:00 AM

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RIVERS CASINO MAKES $3.1 MILLION PAYMENT TO SPORTS & EXHIBITION AUTHORITY
To Date, $55.6 Million in Total Contributions from Rivers Casino to Penguins’ Arena

PITTSBURGH Sept. 30, 2016 — Rivers Casino and the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA) announced today that $3.1 million has been received from Rivers and put toward construction expenses for CONSOL Energy Center.

Rivers Casino contributes $7.5 million annually to the SEA, with two installments occurring in April and October. To date, Rivers has generated $55.6 million to help fund construction expenses for CONSOL Energy Center, one of the city’s premier entertainment venues and home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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

“Our annual contributions help ensure the CONSOL Energy Center remains a high-profile, leading entertainment venue in our city,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “With pre-season underway, we’re already looking forward to another exciting year with our 2016 Stanley Cup Champions.”

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

“Rivers Casino continues to demonstrate its commitment to Pittsburgh and its positive impact on our community,” said Mary Conturo, executive director of the Sports & Exhibition Authority.

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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 $631 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 x308
Emily@hornercom.com