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RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH SURPASSES $100 MILLION IN PAYMENTS TO THE SPORTS & EXHIBITION AUTHORITY FOR PPG PAINTS ARENA

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Press Release
Sep 30, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH SURPASSES $100 MILLION IN PAYMENTS TO THE SPORTS & EXHIBITION AUTHORITY FOR PPG PAINTS ARENA

PITTSBURGH — Oct. 1, 2022 — Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA) announced today that Rivers Casino has now paid $101.5 million toward construction of PPG Paints Arena.

Rivers Casino contributes $7.5 million annually to the SEA, with installments occurring in April and October each year. The casino paid $4 million on October 1.

Rivers Casino has honored this community commitment without interruption despite pandemic shutdowns throughout 2020 and early 2021 that halted the casino industry nationwide.

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 to support the Pittsburgh Penguin’s home ice and our community partners at the SEA,” said Bud Green, general manager at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. “PPG Paints Arena is a terrific facility and a tremendous community asset.”

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.

“Our thanks to Rivers Casino for reaching this milestone and for its ongoing support of PPG Paints Arena,” said Aaron Waller, executive director of the Sports & Exhibition Authority. “We appreciate this great public and private enterprise collaboration that significantly benefits our region.”

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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 2,500 slot machines, 99 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. For additional information and current offerings, please visit RiversCasino.com/Pittsburgh.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Hunter Dougherty
For Rivers Casino Pittsburgh
267-884-2307
[email protected]

 

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