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Celebrate Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

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Rivers Casino
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May 02, 2024

Schenectady, NY (May 2, 2024) – Guests in May can celebrate Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo, enjoy delicious food & drink specials, win big with exciting giveaways and promotions, and enjoy amazing live music and entertainment.

 This month’s highlights include a chance to win diamond jewelry, including a 3-carat diamond ring, from Eden Jewelers during the Diamonds are Forever Drawings, FREE Cast Iron Cookware, hilarious comedy from Tim Dillon, the return of Sunset Sips at The Landing Hotel, Country Weekends and Latin Nights at Van Slyck’s, Cinco de Mayo drink specialsRivers Salutes giveaways, Poker Tournamentsa free UFC pay-per-view event at the Rivers Sportsbookand a spectacular Mother’s Day Brunch at Dukes Chophouse.

 

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.

 Diamonds are Forever Drawings - Guests in May will have a chance to win slot play or diamond jewelry, including a 3-carat diamond ring, from Eden Jewelers during the Rivers Diamonds are Forever Drawings. Until Friday, May 31 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. Guests can also receive FREE bonus entries by swiping daily at the promotional kiosk. On Fridays at 8 p.m., 5 winners will be selected to win up to $550 in slot play or diamond jewelry. Winners will also receive a Diamond entry for the Grand Prize drawing to be held on Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m. for a chance to win a 3-carat diamond ring!

 Cast Iron Cookware Giveaway - Every Tuesday in May from Noon until 8 p.m. Rush Rewards members who earn 75 points, and invited guests, will be eligible to pick up free cast iron cookware. Best of all, guests get to keep their points too! Cookware includes a braiser, 5-quart dutch oven, skillet, and grill pan. Guests must visit a promotional kiosk to receive gift voucher. Rush Rewards card and valid ID are required to redeem a gift. Limit one gift per promotional day while supplies last.

 Mother’s Day Point Multiplier - On Sunday, May 12, Rush Rewards guests can swipe at a promotional kiosk to activate a 5x point multiplier.

 Memorial Day Point Multiplier - On Monday, May 27, Rush Rewards guests can swipe at a promotional kiosk to activate a 5x point multiplier.

 Royal Flush Bonus - Throughout 2024, 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 visit a promotional kiosk to print a voucher 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 play in a free kiosk game from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. for a chance to win prizes. Guests can also enjoy LIVE music EVERY Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 3:30 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 promotional kiosk for a chance to win up to $500 in Slot Play or Free Bet. Valid for new Rush Rewards members only.

 Buddy Bonus - Current Rush Rewards members that bring a friend to sign up for a NEW Rush Rewards card can earn up to $25 in slot play. Offer valid up to five times a month and only if a friend is a new Rush Rewards member.

 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

 Tim Dillon - Comedian and podcaster Tim Dillon will bring his no-holds-barred humor to the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Dillon, whose unique brand of incisive social commentary and satire has established him as one of the nation's top comedic voices, will treat guests to an unforgettable evening of laughter. Tickets start at $69 and are available at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

 Sunset Sips at The Landing Hotel - Live entertainment returns to The Landing Hotel patio in May! Every Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. guests can enjoy live DJ’s and specialty cocktails on The Landing Hotel patio. Entertainment will move indoors to the hotel lobby in case of inclement weather. For lineup go to TheLandingHotelNY.com.

 Country Weekends at Van Slyck’s - Country music weekends are back once again at Van Slyck’s when fans will be treated in May to three fun-filled nights with live bands and a DJ. The Beadle Brothers will hit the stage on Friday, May 3, and Grit ‘N’ Whiskey will entertain guests on Saturday, May 4 and Friday, May 31. CMA winner and local radio personality Kevin Richards will keep the music going between sets all three nights. Bands start at 8 p.m. and finish at 1 a.m.

 Latin Nights at Van Slyck’s - Latin music nights are back at Van Slyck’s where guests will be treated to live Latin music and a FREE salsa lesson. Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra will hit the stage on Sunday, May 5 and the Rafy Cabrera Band will entertain guests on Sunday, May 19. DJ AYO will keep the fun going between sets both nights. The music starts at 7 p.m. and runs until midnight. Salsa lessons with Felix Ortiz are from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.

 Van Slyck’s - Guests can dance the night away with LIVE bands at Van Slyck’s bar every Friday and Saturday night. Bands are on from 9 p.m. until 1 a.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.

 

Upcoming entertainment:

 POP 2000 Tour - It will be a pop vocal hits extravaganza when the POP 2000 Tour rolls into the Rivers Casino Event Center on Friday, June 28, 2024. Hosted by Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSYNC, and featuring performances by platinum-selling artists O-Town, BBMak, Ryan Cabrera and LFO, the POP 2000 Tour delivers the MTV TRL moments that will bring guests right back to the early 2000s. Tickets start at $29 and are available at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

 Cage Wars 66 Cage Wars mixed martial arts returns to the Rivers Casino Event Center on Friday, July 19, 2024. Cage Wars 66 features local and regional amateur MMA fighters squaring off in the octagon to determine the Cage Wars 66 champion. Fight fans can expect another night of intense and exciting matchups. Tickets available at CageWarsMMA.com and start at $65 plus fees. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the fights begin at 7 p.m. 

 Harbor Jam - Rivers Casino is thrilled to announce the return of Harbor Jam this summer at the Mohawk Harbor AmphitheaterThe Harbor Jam weekend performance lineup includes headliners Night Fever - a tribute to the Bee Gees on Saturday, July 20, and Hotel California - a tribute the Eagles on Sunday, July 21. Each night’s entertainment kicks off at 6 p.m. with a DJ (DJ MixItUp NY on Saturday and DJ Ketchup on Sunday), followed by the headliner performance at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday, July 21 concert will also be followed by a special fireworks 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.

 

Rivers Salutes

 Rivers Salutes - All military veterans and active-duty enlisted can visit Rush Rewards to pick up a new and exclusive Rivers Salutes Rush Rewards Card, which can be used for special discounts and offers. Must show valid military ID.

 Free Starbucks Coffee - Every Monday in May, Rivers Salutes Rush Rewards members can visit Starbucks near the Event Center for a free Grande coffee. Offer valid during outlet regular hours of operation.

 Rivers Salutes T-shirt - Sunday, May 26 between 11 p.m. and 6 p.m, guests can visit Rush Rewards to receive a FREE Rivers Salutes T-shirt. Limit one per guest, while supplies last.

 

Poker Room

 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.

 Rebuy No Limit Hold ‘em Tournaments - Sundays in May (except for May 26), Rivers will be holding rebuy no limit hold ‘em tournaments with a $2000 guaranteed prize pool. Tournaments begin at 5:15 p.m. with registration starting at 3:15 p.m. Buy-in is $25, with $10 rebuys, for 2000 chips. Players may re-enter as a new player until the beginning of level 9. Winners will receive prizes in chips.

 Monday No Limit Hold ‘em Poker Tournaments - Mondays in May (except for May 27), 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 1,500 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.

 Rivers Revival No Limit Hold ‘em Tournament - Sunday, May 26, Rivers will be holding a no-limit hold ‘em tournament with a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool and re-entries. Tournament begins at 12:15 p.m., with registration starting at 10:15 a.m. Tournament fee is $200 for 15,000 in tournament chips, and any player that purchases their entry before 11:15 a.m. will receive an extra 1,500 chips. Players may also re-enter as a new player until the beginning of level 13. All fees apply for re-entry.

 

Rivers Sportsbook

 The popular Rivers Sportsbook is open for guests to place bets and catch the action on all major sporting events including pro basketball, baseball, and hockey. 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 4, guests will be able to watch the 150th 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 301 Pay-Per-View - On Saturday, May 4, guests will be able to enjoy the UFC 301 Pay-Per-View featuring Alexandre Pantoja vs. Steve Erceg for free 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 18, guests will be able to watch the 149th 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 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.

 Starbucks is open Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 a.m. until 1 a.m. Starbucks offers a complete menu including freshly brewed coffee and hot teas, blended beverages, smoothies, pastries, sandwiches, and other grab-and-go snacks. Guests can also use the Starbucks mobile app to place orders.

 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.

 Slots Beverage Promotion - May 1 until June 30, Rush Rewards guests actively playing at a slot machine can purchase a cocktail for just $5. Options include Vodka Lemonade, Vodka Cranberry, Long Island Iced Tea, Whiskey Sour, and Amaretto Sour.

 Cinco de Mayo Weekend Drink Specials - Guests at Van Slyck’s, Dukes Bar or The Landing Hotel Bar can celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Modelo Especial Pilsner Drafts or Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila Margarita, Paloma, and Bloody Maria cocktails for $6. Offers available Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5 during regular outlet hours of operation, while supplies last.

 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 12. The spectacular menu includes assorted quiche, stuffed French toast, cheese blintz with fruit sauce, bacon, sausage, waffle station with toppings, omelet station with fillings, bagels, pastries, croissants and lox with sides; lunch items including chicken Française, chicken marsala, chipotle glazed salmon, stuffed sole, pasta with spinach and artichoke, shrimp cocktail, oysters, braised short rib and select salads; and Villa Italia pastries, cookies, tiramisu, cheesecake and chocolate cake for dessert. 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. Advanced reservations required. Visit the Host Stand or call (518) 579-8850. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

 

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.

 May Flowers Offer - Guests who book a room from Wednesday May 1 through Friday, May 31 can receive 10% off retail room rate. Use online code FLOWERS or call 1 (518) 579-8840 and mention code for reservations.

 Patroons Basketball Special - Guests can book a room for Sunday, May 26 and receive a special $82 room rate and 4 FREE tickets to that evenings Albany Patroons basketball game. Use code PATROON526. Room must be booked no later than the Friday prior to game night. Offer available while supplies last.

 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].

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