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Celebrate Father’s Day and Win Big

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Rivers Casino
Press Release
May 31, 2023

Celebrate Father’s Day and Win Big at

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in June

 

Schenectady, NY (May 31, 2023) – Guests in June can celebrate Father’s Day, enjoy delicious food & drink specials, win big with exciting giveaways and promotions, and see amazing live music and entertainment.

 

This month’s highlights include a chance to win CASH during the Sprinkle on the Cash promotion, the return of Latin Nights at Van Slyck’s, an amazing Father’s Day dinner at Dukes Chophouse, weekly poker tournaments, and a free UFC pay-per-view event at the Rivers Sportsbook.

 

Gaming

 

Gaming Floor - The Rivers Casino gaming floor with slots, video poker and more is open 24/7. Full beverage service is available Sunday through Thursday until 2 a.m. and on Friday and Saturday until 4 a.m. Non-alcoholic beverage service available 24/7.

 

Table Games - Table games are available Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 4 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 a.m.  

 

Poker Room - Rivers Casino’s Poker Room is open daily from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m. The Poker Room includes 16 tables and offers a variety of poker games. This month’s poker room promotions include daily High Hand Giveaways where players have the chance to win up to $600 in chips.

 

Sunday Survivor Bounty Poker Tournaments - Sundays in June, Rivers will be holding a no-limit hold ‘em tournament where 1 in 10 receive $700 with $50 knockout bounties. Tournaments begin at 5:15 p.m., with registration starting at 2:15 p.m. if playing a cash game, and 3:15 p.m. otherwise. Tournament fee is $160 for 15,000 in tournament chips, and any player that purchases their entry before 4:15 p.m. will receive an extra 2,500 chips. Players will also earn 500 bonus chips for each hour played up to three hours and another 1,000 bonus chips for the fourth hour, for a maximum of 2,500 extra chips. Players may also re-enter as a new player until the beginning of level 11. All fees apply for re-entry.

 

Monday Poker Tournaments - Every Monday in June, Rivers will be holding a no-limit hold ‘em tournament with a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool and re-entries. Tournaments begin at 6:45 p.m., with registration starting at 3:45 p.m. if playing in a cash game, and 4:45 p.m. otherwise. Tournament fee is $200 for 15,000 in tournament chips, and any player that purchases their entry before 5:45 p.m. will receive an extra 2,500 chips. Players will also earn 500 bonus chips for each hour played up to three hours and another 1,000 bonus chips for the fourth hour, for a maximum of 2,500 extra chips. Players may also re-enter as a new player until the beginning of level 7. All fees apply for re-entry.

 

Sprinkle on the Cash - Guests in June will have a chance to win CASH during the Rivers Sprinkle on the Cash promotion. Until Friday, June 30, Rush Rewards members can earn 1 entry for every 75 points on eligible slot and video poker machines, and 2 entries for every 75 points earned on table games for a chance to win. Every Monday in June, Rush Rewards members can also swipe at a kiosk for 1 free entry and every Thursday bonus 6X entries will be available. Every Friday in June at 8 p.m. three guests will be selected for a chance to win up to $2,500 CASH! Winners must be present and have three minutes to claim.

Royal Flush Bonus - Throughout 2023, any guest who hits a Royal Flush while actively playing with their Rush Rewards card in a video poker machine at Van Slyck’s will win up to $500 Slot Play! A minimum bet of $5 is required to be eligible and slot play is valid for 24 hours.

 

Young at Heart Wednesdays - Every Wednesday in June, Rush Rewards members ages 55 and older can print a voucher at a promotional kiosk for a free regular coffee or fountain drink at Flipt, Villa Italia or Johnny’s To Go between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., and earn 25 points to play a kiosk game for a chance to win drawing entries, bonus points, slot play, dining credits and CASH prizes. Guests can also enjoy LIVE music with The Rogues on Wednesday, June 14 starting at 2 p.m. at Van Slyck’s.

 

Cruise into Rewards - Rush Rewards members can take a vacation at sea with MSC Cruises! Rivers’ Cruise into Rewards program grants Rush Reward members at all Rivers Casino locations an annual cruise benefit that applies to most of the company’s sailings worldwide. The tier status of each Rivers Casino Rush Rewards member determines the level of their yearly MSC Cruises reward. Black Tier and Platinum Tier Members will all receive benefits. For more information about the program, and annual cruise benefit, visit RiversCasino.com/Schenectady.

 

Rush Rewards New Member Promotion - Any guest who signs up for Rush Rewards and earns 5 points on the same day as their sign-up will unlock a mini-game on a slot machine for a chance to win up to 10,000 bonus points. Valid for new Rush Rewards members only.

 

Complete promotional details and/or official rules available at Rush Rewards.

 

There is no cost to join Rush Rewards, and members earn points for their slot play and table game play by inserting their card into the slot machine or presenting it to table games dealers before starting the game. The more points earned, the more reward benefits members will receive.

 

Entertainment

 

Latin Nights at Van Slyck’s – Every first Thursday of the month, starting on June 1st, guests can enjoy live Latin music and a FREE salsa lesson. The music starts at 7 p.m. and runs until midnight. Salsa lesson is from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.

 

The Landing Hotel - Every Friday and Saturday in June (except for June 3) from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. can enjoy live music, drinks, and food from local food trucks on The Landing Hotel patio. Live music will move indoors to the hotel lobby in case of inclement weather. For lineup go to TheLandingHotelNY.com.

 

Van Slyck’s - Guests can dance the night away with LIVE bands and DJs at Van Slyck’s bar every Friday and Saturday night. Bands are on from 8 p.m. until midnight with DJ’s from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. Full entertainer schedule posted on RiversCasino.com/Schenectady.

 

Dukes Chophouse - Guests can enjoy LIVE music at Dukes Chophouse every Friday and Saturday night from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Performers include local jazz musicians, pianists and more. Full entertainer schedule posted on RiversCasino.com/Schenectady.

 

Country Nights at Van Slyck’s - Country music nights are back at Van Slyck’s in May when fans will be treated to two fun-filled nights with live bands and a DJ. Whiskey Highway will hit the stage on Friday, June 2 and Dirtroad Ruckus will entertain guests on Saturday, June 3. CMA winner and local radio personality Kevin Richards will keep the music going between sets both nights. Bands start at 8 p.m. and finish at midnight.

 

Upcoming Entertainment

 

Cage Wars 59 - Following a series of prior sold-out competitions, Cage Wars mixed martial arts returns to the Rivers Casino Event Center on Friday, July 7, 2023. Cage Wars 59 features local and regional amateur MMA fighters squaring off in the octagon to determine the Cage Wars 59 champion. Fight fans can expect another night of intense and exciting matchups. Tickets on sale at CageWarsMMA.com and start at $56 plus fees. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the fights begin at 7 p.m.

 

Harbor Jam – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is thrilled to announce the return of Harbor Jam this summer at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater. The Harbor Jam weekend performance lineup includes headliners Forever Sege- The Silver Bullet Experience – a tribute to Bob Seger on Saturday, July 29, and Philadelphia Freedom - A Tribute to Elton John on Sunday, July 30. Each night’s FREE entertainment kicks off at 6 p.m. with DJ Ketchup, followed by the headliner performance at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday, July 30 concert will also be followed by a special firework show. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. There are no age restrictions to attend, and concertgoers are welcome to bring chairs and blankets for seating.

 

98 Degrees – Male R&B vocal group 98 Degrees brings its smooth four-part harmonies and pop hits to the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Thursday, September 21, 2023. 98 Degrees will celebrate 25-years with an evening of catchy melodies, chart-topping songs, and fan-favorites including “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche),” “Because Of You,” “The Way You Want Me To,” and more. Tickets on sale now at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady and start at $75 plus fees. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

 

Great White and Slaughter - Rock fans will be pumping their fists, singing along, and breaking out the air guitars when Great White and Slaughter hit the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event center stage on Friday, October 27, 2023. Both bands will be bringing the hits for an unforgettable night of hard rock classics. Tickets go on sale on Monday, May 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $45, plus taxes and fees, and will be available at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

 

Rivers Sportsbook

 

The popular Rivers Sportsbook is open for guests to place bets and catch the action on all major sporting events including the NBA, MLB and NHL. Self-betting kiosks are open 24/7. Manned betting windows are open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until midnight, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until midnight. Rush Rewards members can also earn Reward Points on all wagers placed at the Rivers Sportsbook.

 

UFC 289 Pay-Per-View - On Saturday, June 10, guests will be able to enjoy the UFC 289 Pay-Per-View featuring Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana and bet on all the action LIVE at the Rivers Sportsbook. Main card scheduled to begin at 10 p.m.

 

Food and Beverage

 

Dukes Chophouse has dinner available Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m.

 

Dukes Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m.

 

Flipt, the casino’s burger and sandwich restaurant, is open daily with breakfast served from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. and regular menu from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m.

 

Mian, the casino’s fast casual Asian dining restaurant, is open from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m daily.

 

Johnny’s To Go, the casino’s pizza, pasta, and specialty sandwich outlet, is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 a.m.

 

Villa Italia is open Sunday through Thursday from 6 a.m. until 2 a.m. and 24 hours on Friday and Saturday.

 

Van Slyck’s bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 a.m.

 

Father’s Day Dinner at Dukes Chophouse – Treat dad to a dining experience he’ll never forget during Father’s Day on Sunday, June 18. Dad can enjoy a 32-ounce grilled Tomahawk Ribeye steak with potatoes au gratin, sweet corn on the cob with bone marrow butter, and a brownie fudge sundae for dessert. Cost is $99 +tax and gratuity. Offer available during regular dinner outlet hours of operation, while supplies last. Reservations are required at 1 (518) 579-8850.

 

The Landing Hotel

 

The Landing Hotel is open 24/7. The Landing Hotel Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until midnight.

 

Happy Hour – Guests at The Landing Hotel can purchase drinks for half-price at The Landing Bar every Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

 

Weekday Rush Rate – Rush Rewards members are eligible for a starting rate of $65 for weekday reservations. This rate is available until June 22. Call 1 (518) 579-8811 for reservations.

 

Suite Escape Package - Includes Suite, $150 credit at Dukes Chophouse, welcome champagne, cupcakes in room, and a 1 p.m. late checkout time. Use online code PKLUX or call 1 (518) 579-8840 and mention code for reservations.

 

Casino Rate Package - Guests can receive $100 credit to be used at The Landing Hotel bar, Dukes Chophouse, Mian or Flipt. Use online code PK1HCR or call 1 (518) 579-8840 and mention code for reservations. Tax and gratuity are not included.

 

For more information about The Landing Hotel room packages or to make reservations go to TheLandingHotelNY.comcall 1 (518) 579-8840, or e-mail [email protected].

About Rivers Casino & Resort

Located at the picturesque Mohawk Harbor near the heart of downtown Schenectady, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady features 1,050 slots, 66 live table games, a 16-table poker room and a live, in-casino luxury sportsbook lounge. The casino offers five distinctive restaurants—among them are Dukes Chophouse, Flipt, Johnny’s To-Go and Mian. Rivers features a multipurpose Event Center space, a lively entertainment lounge—Van Slyck’s, live music performances, free parking and daily promotions and giveaways. The Landing Hotel is a 165-room, six-story boutique hotel with riverfront views located adjacent to the Event Center. Rivers, which opened in 2017, employs approximately 1,000 team members and has been voted a great place to work in Schenectady. Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com/Schenectady

Media Contacts:

Al Roney - (518) 986-6650

[email protected]

Andre Claridge (518) 424-2575

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