Celebrate Father’s Day and Win Big in June
Schenectady, NY (June 1, 2022) – 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 FREE Slot Play during the Beat the Heat Hot Seats giveaway, a Sip & Savor Wine Pairing Event and spectacular Father’s Day Dinner at Dukes Chophouse, live music at Van Slyck’s, Dukes Chophouse and the Landing Hotel, singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge at the Event Center, and a free UFC pay-per-view event at the Rivers Sportsbook.
Rivers Casino is open 24/7. Masks are optional for fully vaccinated guests. Guests who are not vaccinated, or only partially vaccinated, from COVID-19 must continue to wear a mask.
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 until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. 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. Along with the casino’s gaming floor, the poker room offers our guests a complete gaming entertainment experience. This month’s poker room promotions include daily High Hand giveaways where players have the chance to win up to $1,000 in Poker Chips.
Beat the Heat Hot Seats - Every Friday in June at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., 200 Rush Rewards guests who are actively playing with their Rush Reward card at a valid slot or video poker machine will be selected to win $25 Slot Play.
Hot Slots 2X Multiplier – Every Monday through Thursday Rush Rewards members playing with their Rush Rewards cards on selected slot machines will earn 2X the points on those machines. Eligible slot machines will be designated with signage.
Young at Heart Wednesdays – Every Wednesday, 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.; after earning 55 points guests will have a chance to win a share of $1,375 in Slot Play during Hot Seat Drawings from noon until 6 p.m. (55 guests will win $25 in Slot Play each week); and, on the second and last Wednesday of this month, enjoy live music at Van Slyck’s from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
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.
Rush Rewards New Member Drawings – New Rush Rewards members will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a complimentary one-night stay at The Landing Hotel and their choice of $100 dining, $100 slot play, or $100 match play. Three new Rush Rewards members will be selected to win on the first Monday of each month.
Complete promotional details and/or official rules available at the Rush Rewards Center.
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.
Van Slyck’s - Guests can dance the night away with LIVE bands and DJs at Van Slyck’s bar every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Bands are on from 8:30 p.m. until midnight on Thursday’s, with DJ’s on from 8 p.m. until midnight. Friday, and Saturday night, bands are on from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. with DJ’s from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. On the second and last Wednesday of this month, Young at Heart guests can also enjoy live music from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Full entertainer schedule posted on RiversCasino.com/Schenectady.
Dukes Chophouse - Dukes Chophouse presents LIVE music 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.
The Landing Hotel – Sunset Sips is back at The Landing Hotel patio with live music every Friday and Saturday night from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Latin Nights at Van Slyck’s – Every Thursday night in June guests can enjoy live Latin music, DJs, and specialty drinks. $10 drink specials include Cuba Libre with Bacardi, Pepsi, and a lime wedge; Margaritas with Patron, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, Simple Syrup, and a lime wedge; and Mojito with Bacardi Reserve Ocho or Captain Morgan, fresh lime juice, Simple Syrup, Sierra Mist, and a lime wedge. Bands are on from 8:30 p.m. until midnight, with DJs on from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Country Nights at Van Slyck’s – Country music fans are in for two fun-filled nights in June with live bands and a DJ. A local favorite (TBD) will hit the stage on Friday, June 3 and Whiskey Highway will entertain guests on Saturday, June 4. CMA winner and local radio personality Kevin Richards will keep the music going between sets on both nights. Guests on June 4 will also have a chance to win two lawn tickets to see the sold-out Morgan Wallen show at SPAC on July 7 courtesy of Wild Country 99.9. Bands start at 9 p.m. and finish at 1 a.m.
Melissa Etheridge (LIMITED TICKETS REMAIN) - One of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters, Melissa Etheridge, will be rocking the house at the Rivers Casino Event Center on Friday, June 17. Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge is sure to thrill guests with her deep catalog of award-winning hits. Tickets start at $45 and are available at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the shows start at 8 p.m.
Previously announced entertainment:
En Vogue (Saturday, September 3, 2022) - It’s sure to be an unforgettable night of R&B pop classics when En Vogue hits the stage at the Rivers Casino Event Center. En Vogue’s pristine vocal harmonies, legacy of hits and stellar stage show is a sure bet to have guests singing and dancing all night long. Tickets start at $50, plus taxes and fees, and are available at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the shows start at 8 p.m.
Frank Caliendo (Saturday, September 24, 2022) - Comedy’s top impressionist Frank Caliendo will bring his hilarious observations, impressions, and characters to the Rivers Event Center. Described by the Hollywood Reporter as "a combination of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey," Caliendo is known for his high energy and family-friendly act that starts at a frenetic pace and never lets up. Tickets start at $40, plus taxes and fees, and are available at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
The popular Rivers Sportsbook is open for guests to place bets and catch the action on all major sporting events including the NBA Finals, NHL Playoffs, and Major League Baseball. Self-betting kiosks are open 24/7. Manned betting windows are now open daily from 11 a.m. until midnight.
Belmont Stakes – On Saturday, June 11 at 5 p.m., guests will be able to watch the 154th running of the Belmont Stakes live at the Rivers Sportsbook and make bets on all the action at the Capital District OTB outlet located at Van Slyck’s.
UFC 275 Pay-Per-View – On Saturday, June 11, guests will be able to enjoy the UFC 275 Pay-Per-View featuring Glover Teixeira and Jiří Procházka for FREE 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 is open with 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 daily from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m.
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.
Dukes Chophouse Sip & Savor Wine Pairing Event - It’s sure to be an unforgettable evening during the Dukes Chophouse Sip & Savor Wine Pairing Event on Thursday, June 9. Guests will enjoy an amazing specially curated four-course dining experience with a pairing menu from E. & J. Gallo Winery that includes a shrimp & artichoke salad with a lemon vinaigrette appetizer – J Vineyards Pinot Noir; Thai chicken breast, grilled summer vegetables with Thai basil oil - Locations Sauvignon Blanc; Wagyu burger with Arugula, beefsteak tomatoes, Maui onion slice and horseradish pickles - Orin Swift Papillion (Red Blend); and rice pudding with golden raisins and lemon and orange fresh cream for dessert - William Hill Chardonnay. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Cost is $125 per person, tax and 20% gratuity included. Advanced purchase recommended with tickets available here. Walkups permitted based on availability. All ticket sales final.
Father’s Day Dinner at Dukes Chophouse – Treat dad to a dining experience he’ll never forget during Father’s Day weekend from Friday, June 17 until Sunday, June 19. Dad can enjoy a 22-ounce Porterhouse steak with a loaded baked potato and fresh sweet white corn on the cob for $85 +tax and gratuity. Offer available during regular dinner outlet hours of operation, while supplies last. Reservations suggested at (518) 579-8850.
Dukes Birthday Cake - Throughout the year guests that dine at Dukes Chophouse on their birthday will receive a complimentary slice of chocolate cake with the purchase of a dinner entrée. Guests must show proof of birthdate.
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.
Sunset Sips at The Landing Hotel – Relax by the Mohawk River on The Landing Hotel patio with free LIVE music every Friday and Saturday night. In addition to live music, guests can enjoy delicious charcuterie boards from Grazin’ 518 and drink specials. Music runs from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. For updated lineup information check out The Landing Hotel’s website.
Suite Escape – 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.
$100 Resort Credit – 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.
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
Al Roney - (518) 986-6650
Andre Claridge (518) 424-2575