Celebrate the Holiday Season All Month Long
Celebrate the Holiday Season All Month Long At
Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady
Schenectady, NY (December 1, 2022) – Every day is a holiday in December at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady where guests can enjoy spectacular live entertainment, a chance to win big with exciting gaming promotions, and delicious holiday dining offerings.
This month’s highlights include a chance to win a 2022 Infiniti QX80 SUV during the New Year’s Eve Grand Finale Drawing, a New Year’s Eve Hollywood Bash with the Refrigerators, a chance to win a FREE hotel suite stay during The Landing Hotel’s Elf on the Shelf Giveaway, a $50,000 Midweek Mayhem Poker Tournament, a FREE UFC pay-per-view event at the Rivers Sportsbook, Country Nights at Van Slyck’s, Rock-aoke, and other great live entertainment.
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 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 along with Holiday Bonus Hands.
$50,000 Midweek Mayhem Poker Tournament – From Sunday, December 11 until Wednesday, December 14, Rivers will be holding a no-limit hold ‘em poker tournament with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool. Registration begins 2-hours prior to scheduled start time of each Day 1 flight, with late registration and re-entries allowed until the beginning of level 9 of each Day 1 flight. Tournament start times are at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 12:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 13, and 12:15 p.m. on Day 2’s tournament restart (only players that advance from a Day 1 flight can play on Day 2). Tournament fees are $300 for Flights A, C, and E and include 30,000 in chips, and $160 for Flights B and D for 15,000 in chips. Double Bag Bonus allows players to enter as many flights as they want, and if they qualify more than once for Day 2 they will only be allowed to play with their largest stack, and get paid $1,200 for each non-playable stack.
Monday Poker Tournaments – On Monday, December 5 and Monday, December 19 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.
$18,000 Lights…Camera…CASH! – Guests in December will have a chance to win CASH and entries to win a 2022 Infiniti QX80 SUV during the Rivers $18,000 Lights…Camera…CASH! promotion. Until Friday, December 30, 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 also be available every Thursday. Every Friday in December at 8 p.m., 5 guests will be selected to win their share of $3,750 CASH! Each winner will also receive an entry ticket for the Rivers New Year’s Eve Grand Finale Drawing for a chance to win a 2022 Infiniti QX80 SUV OR a share of $10,000 CASH. Guests must be present to win and have five minutes claim.
New Year’s Eve Grand Finale Drawing – Guests will have a chance to win a 2022 Infiniti QX80 SUV OR a share of $10,000 CASH during the Rivers New Year’s Eve Grand Finale drawing. Until Saturday, December 31, Rush Rewards members can earn 1 entry for every 250 points on eligible slot and video poker machines, and 2 entries for every 250 points earned on table games for a chance to win. On Friday, December 30 only, bonus 23X entries can be earned for every 250 points on eligible slot and video poker machines, and 46X entries for every 250 points earned on table games. On Saturday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve), 10 winners will be selected for their chance to win the Grand Prize of a 2022 Infiniti QX80 SUV, or their share of $10,000 CASH. Winners must be present and will have five minutes to claim.
$23,000 Double Feature Hot Seats – Starting on Friday, December 30 at 5 p.m. until 2 a.m on Saturday, December 31, and from Noon until 8 p.m on January 1, 2023, Rush Rewards members who are actively playing with their Rush Rewards card at a valid slot or video poker machine will have a chance to win $100 Slot Play! 115 winners will be randomly selected on each day of the promotion for a total of 230 winners.
Royal Flush Bonus – Throughout December, 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 an additional $500 Slot Play! A minimum bet of $5 is required to be eligible and slot play is valid for 24 hours.
Young at Heart Giveaway – Rush Rewards guests who are 55 and older can pick up a complimentary gift item at the Rush Rewards center on Wednesday, December 14. Guests must show a valid ID and Rush Rewards card to pick up gift. Limit one gift per guest.
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, 25 guests will be selected to win $55 Slot Play during the $17,000 Young at Heart Hot Seat drawings between Noon and 5 p.m. (winners must be actively playing to win); and on the second Wednesday of this month, enjoy live music at Van Slyck’s from 2 p.m. until 3:30 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.
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 Friday and Saturday night. Bands are on from 8 p.m. until midnight with DJ’s from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. On the second 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. This month guests can also enjoy live holiday entertainment on Sunday, December 25 and Saturday, December 31. 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 again at Van Slyck’s in December when fans will be treated to three fun-filled nights with live bands and a DJ. Local favorites Skeeter Creek will hit the stage on Friday, December 2, Big Sky Country on Friday, December 9, and Martin and Kelly will entertain guests on Saturday, December 10. CMA winner and local radio personality Kevin Richards will keep the music going between sets on all three nights. Bands start at 8 p.m. and finish at midnight.
Rock-aoke at Van Slyck’s – Every Thursday in December at Van Slyck’s guests can enjoy LIVE band karaoke with The High Rollers from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Entertainment and Dining
New Year’s Eve Hollywood Bash with the Refrigerators - Guests can ring in 2023 at Rivers Casino’s New Year’s Eve Hollywood Bash with The Refrigerators - the Capital Region’s original horn-fueled party band. The perfect way to close out 2022, this unforgettable Hollywood style dance party will be held at the Rivers Casino Event Center on Saturday, December 31, 2022. Admission includes live music, dancing, party favors, cash bar, and a champagne toast at midnight all inside a spectacular Hollywood-themed Event Center. Tickets are on sale now for the advance purchase price of just $25 at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady. Tickets will also be available on the day of the event while supplies last. Doors open at 10 p.m. and the party goes until 1 a.m. Open to the public. Must be 21+.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Dukes Chophouse – Guests can celebrate New Year’s Eve at Dukes Chophouse on Saturday, December 31 with a special three course dinner that includes a choice of Seafood Louie with chilled crab, shrimp and lobster tossed in a Louie dressing over butter lettuce OR Duck Confit Crostini with goat cheese, red onion jam and pomegranates; a choice of Classic Steak Diane with twin 6-ounce sauteed tournedos of beef tenderloin, cognac cream and green peppercorn sauce served with whipped potatoes and roasted asparagus OR 3-pound Baked Stuffed Whole Main Lobster with stuffed seasoned bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, fresh parsley and lobster tomalley served with whipped potatoes and roasted asparagus; and a flourless chocolate almond torta for dessert. Guests will also be able to enjoy live entertainment with Jeff Brisbin from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Cost per person is $125 +tax and gratuity. Dinner available from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. Regular menu will also be available. Advanced reservations required at 1 (518) 579-8850.
New Year’s Eve Entertainment at Van Slyck’s – Guests can enjoy FREE live entertainment all New Year’s Eve weekend at Van Slyck’s. Friday, December 30 Aquanett will rock the stage with DJ Jay Pierre keeping the party going between sets and on Saturday, December, 31 local favorites KICK will jump start the new year with DJ Ayo between sets. Bands are on from 8 p.m. until midnight with DJ’s from 9 p.m. until midnight.
$22K Light Up the Floor NYE Weekend Hot Seats – Rush Rewards members who are actively playing with their Rush Rewards card at valid slot or video poker machines on December 31 and January 1, 2022, will have a chance to win $220 slot play. 5 winners will be selected each hour between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. on both days.
The popular Rivers Sportsbook is open for guests to place bets and catch the action on all major sporting events including the NFL, NBA 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.
UFC 282 Pay-Per-View – On Saturday, December 10, guests will be able to enjoy the UFC 282 Pay-Per-View featuring Jan Błachowicz vs. Magomed Ankalaev 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 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.
Holiday Dinner at Dukes Chophouse – In addition to its regular menu, Dukes Chophouse is offering special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners. Guests can enjoy a pan seared halibut with crab risotto and roasted asparagus with lemon caper butter for $58 OR an 8-ounce filet mignon and 8-ounce roasted lobster tail with whipped potatoes and garlic spinach served with bordelaise and drawn butter for $89. Price is per person and does not include tax or gratuity. Dinner available on Friday, December 24 from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. and on December 25 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Advanced reservations required at 1 (518) 579-8850.
Villa Italia Drink Specials – Until January 1, 2023, guests can purchase a tasty Peppermint or Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate for $4.50 at Villa Italia. Offer available during outlet regular outlet hours of operation.
Flipt Winter Milkshake Special - Until January 1, 2023, guests can purchase a special Gingerbread Milkshake at Flipt for $5. Offer available during outlet regular outlet hours of operation.
Football Beer Specials – Throughout December guests can enjoy Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Stella Artois drafts and Bud, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra cans for $4. Offer available at Van Slyck’s, Dukes Bar and the Landing Hotel bar (cans only) on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Thursday 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.
Elf on the Shelf Giveaway – Guests who find The Landing Hotel’s resident elf on the shelf, Chip Rivers, and take and post a photo of him on social media with the hashtag #ChipRivers will be entered to win a FREE hotel suite stay with in-room champagne and a $50 resort credit OR $50 comp to Dukes Chophouse and 25% off a room reservation. Photos can also be entered directly on the Landing Hotel’s website at www.thelandinghotelny.com/elfontheshelf. Photos must be posted between December 1 until December 24. Drawing will be held on Monday, January 2, 2023.
Poker Tournament Rate – Guests who register for the Midweek Mayhem Poker Tournament will be eligible for an $88 room rate from December 11 through December 14. Guests will receive a code to receive room rate upon tournament check-in.
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.
For more information about The Landing Hotel room packages or to make reservations go to TheLandingHotelNY.com, call 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
Al Roney - (518) 986-6650
Andre Claridge (518) 424-2575