RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH MAKES $4.2 MILLION PAYMENT TO THE SPORTS & EXHIBITION AUTHORITY FOR PPG PAINTS ARENA
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Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Makes $4.2 Million Payment to the Sports & Exhibition Authority for PPG Paints Arena
PITTSBURGH — Oct. 2, 2023 — Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA) announced today that Rivers Casino has now paid $109.2 million toward construction of PPG Paints Arena.
Rivers Casino contributes $7.5 million annually to the SEA, with installments occurring in October and April each year. This week’s $4.2 million payment will be followed by a $3.3 million installment on April 1, 2024.
By 2038, Rivers Casino will have contributed a total of $225 million per agreement with the SEA for the arena’s construction, which was completed in 2010. Rivers Casino opened in August of 2009.
“We’re always proud of the Pittsburgh Penguins and pleased to support their home ice,” said Bud Green, general manager at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. “We thank the SEA for its partnership and look forward to another exciting season of hockey and other entertainment at PPG Paints Arena.”
Rivers Casino generates approximately $160 million annually for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, including the city’s economic development and tourism fund.
“Rivers Casino continues to demonstrate a steadfast commitment to our community and to the citizens of Allegheny County,” said Aaron Waller, executive director of the Sports & Exhibition Authority. “We appreciate Rivers’ ongoing partnership and its support of PPG Paints Arena.”
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, located on the city’s North Shore and open 24/7, is one of Western Pennsylvania’s premier gaming and entertainment destinations. Rivers offers over 2,200 slot machines, 95 table games, 55 hybrid gaming seats, and a 30-table poker room—which holds the record for the largest Bad Beat Jackpot in U.S. history (over $1.2 million). Home of BetRivers Sportsbook, Pittsburgh’s first and only licensed sportsbook, Rivers is the spot for any and all sports fans and bettors. Other amenities include a diverse lineup of eight distinct bars and restaurants, including Martorano’s Prime, the Italian-American steakhouse by celebrity cook Steve Martorano, and a 25,000 square foot, second-level Event Center that hosts concerts, weddings, and more. Guests of The Landing Hotel adjacent to the casino have immediate access to the gaming floor. For additional information and current offerings, please visit RiversCasino.com/Pittsburgh.
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