Celebrate Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo
Celebrate Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo at
Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady
Schenectady, NY (April 28, 2023) – Guests in May can celebrate Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo, enjoy delicious food & drink specials, win big with exciting cash giveaways and promotions, and enjoy amazing live music and entertainment.
This month’s highlights include a chance to win CASH during the Freedom Spin and Win promotion, the return of Live Music at The Landing Hotel patio, Country Nights at Van Slyck’s, Rivers Salutes giveaways, Cinco de Mayo drink specials, Poker Tournaments, a free UFC pay-per-view event at the Rivers Sportsbook, and a spectacular Mother’s Day Brunch at Dukes Chophouse.
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. A Big Monday High Hand Giveaway will also be available on Monday, May 29 where players will have a chance to win up to $600 in chips.
Sunday Survivor Bounty Poker Tournaments - Sundays in May, 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 May (except for May 29), 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.
Omaha High-Low Tournament – Tuesday, May 30, Rivers will be holding a fixed limit Omaha High-Low (8 or better) tournament. Tournament begins at 12:15 p.m., with registration starting at 10:15 a.m. Tournament fee is $160 for 15,000 in tournament chips, and any player that purchases their entry before 11:15 a.m. will receive an extra 2,500 chips. Players may also re-enter as a new player until the beginning of level 7. Winners will receive prizes in chips. All fees apply for re-entry.
Freedom Spin and Win - Guests in May will have a chance to win CASH during the Rivers Freedom Spin and Win promotion. Until Friday, May 26, Rush Rewards members can earn 1 entry for every 50 points on eligible slot and video poker machines, and 2 entries for every 50 points earned on table games for a chance to win. Bonus 5X entries will be available every Monday in May. Every Friday in May at 8 p.m. five guests will be selected to spin the cash wheel for a chance to win up to $5,000 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 May, 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.
Cruise into Rewards - Rush Rewards members can now 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 Card and Platinum Card 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.
The Landing Hotel - Live music returns to The Landing Hotel patio in May! Every Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. guests can enjoy live music, drink 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. Jamie Lee Thurston will hit the stage on Friday, May 12 and Martin & Kelly will entertain guests on Saturday, May 13. 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.
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 - Save the Dates! Harbor Jam, Rivers Casino’s free summer concert weekend at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater in Schenectady, NY will take place on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30. Performers and more details to be announced soon.
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 Salutes T-shirt - Monday, May 1 between Noon and 8 p.m. Rivers Salutes Rush Rewards members can visit Rush Rewards to receive a FREE Rivers Salutes T-shirt. Limit one per guest while supplies last.
Free Drink - Every Monday in May, Rivers Salutes Rush Rewards members can visit a promotional kiosk to claim a free regular coffee or fountain drink at Flipt, Villa Italia or Johnny’s To Go between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Free Breakfast – Throughout the month, Rush Rewards members can “Go All In For Our Vets” and redeem 1300 points at a promotional kiosk for a breakfast certificate that will be donated to a veteran in need.
The popular Rivers Sportsbook is open for guests to place bets and catch the action on all major sporting events including the NBA and NHL playoffs. 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.
Kentucky Derby – On Saturday, May 6, guests will be able to watch the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby live at the Rivers Sportsbook and make bets on all the action at the Capital District OTB outlet located at Van Slyck’s.
UFC 288 Pay-Per-View - On Saturday, May 6, guests will be able to enjoy the UFC 288 Pay-Per-View featuring Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo and bet on all the action LIVE at the Rivers Sportsbook. Main card scheduled to begin at 10 p.m.
Preakness Stakes - On Saturday, May 20, guests will be able to watch the 148th running of the Preakness Stakes at the Rivers Sportsbook and make bets on all the action at the Capital District OTB outlet located at Van Slyck’s.
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 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.
Mother’s Day Brunch at Dukes Chophouse – Treat mom to a dining experience she’ll never forget on Mother’s Day at Dukes Chophouse on Sunday, May 14. The spectacular menu with an amazing array of appetizer, entrée and dessert options includes a salad/cold station, omelet/pasta station, assorted breads, breakfast favorites, carving and seafood stations, a hot buffet (starting at 1 p.m.), and dessert station, along with mimosas, champagne, coffee, and fountain drinks. Complete menu available at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and is $75 per person +tax and gratuity. Reservations suggested at (518) 579-8850. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
Hot Dog Cart at the Rivers Sportsbook – Every Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. until midnight guests can purchase a hot dog at the Rivers Sportsbook for $3. Only $2 for Rush Rewards members.
Cinco de Mayo Weekend Drink Specials - Guests at Van Slyck’s, Dukes Bar or The Landing Bar can celebrate Cinco de Mayo with an ice-cold bottle of Corona or Corona Light for $5 or a Casamigos Blanco Margarita for $10. Offers available Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7 during regular outlet hours of operation, while supplies last.
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. 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.
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