Celebrate the Holiday Season all Month Long at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady
Celebrate the Holiday Season all Month Long at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady
Schenectady, NY (December 1, 2021) – Every day is a holiday in December at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady where guests can enjoy delicious holiday dining offerings, a spectacular New Year’s Eve party, fantastic live entertainment, and a chance to win big with exciting gaming promotions.
This month’s highlights include a chance to win CASH during Rivers $22,000 GloWIN Cash Giveaway, Christmas and New Year’s Eve dining specials at Dukes Chophouse, a chance to win a FREE hotel suite stay during The Landing Hotel’s Elf on the Shelf Giveaway, a free UFC pay-per-view event, and a New Year’s Eve Glow Party with Funk Evolution.
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 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 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.
$22,000 GloWIN Cash Giveaway – Guests will have a chance to win up to $10,000 CASH in the $22,000 GloWIN Cash Giveaway. From December 4-January 1, Rush Rewards members can earn 1 entry for every 100 points on eligible slot and video poker machines, and 2 entries for every 100 points earned on table games for a chance to win. Guests can also win bonus entries in the GloWIN Kiosk Game. On Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 8 p.m. 10 guests will be selected to win their share of $22,000 CASH, including the grand prize of $10,000. Entries must be activated on the drawing day between 5 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. to be eligible. Guests must be present to win and have 3 minutes to claim.
GloWIN Kiosk Game – On Sundays and Wednesdays in December, Rush Rewards members who earn 25 points will be eligible to play a game at a promotional kiosk for a chance to win drawing entries into the $22,000 GloWIN Cash Giveaway, bonus points, dining prizes, slot play or up to $500 CASH! Points must be earned on the day of promotion to be eligible to play that day. Slot play valid for 24-hours.
$10,000 Point Stack Challenge – Throughout the month, Rush Rewards members can earn points on eligible table games for a chance to win their share of $10,000 in match play. Each Monday in December the Top 25 point earners will be posted at the Rush Rewards Center and on Saturday, January 1, the final Top 10 point earners will win their share of $10,000 in match play. Top point earner will win $2,500 in match play. Guests must have an open rating with their Rush Rewards
card at eligible table games to earn points. Winners must claim their match play by noon on January 2, 2022.
Young at Heart Mondays - Every Monday in December, Rush Rewards members ages 55 and older can participate in a True Time Slot Tournament between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. where the Top 10 high scorers each week will win a share of $1,375 in cash. Guests can also print a voucher at a promotional kiosk for a free regular coffee or fountain drink at Flipt or Villa Italia between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. and book a Sunday or Monday night stay at The Landing Hotel for just $55, based on availability and exclusions.
Rush Rewards New Member Promotion - Throughout the month, 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.
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 (except for December 24 and 25). Bands are on from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. with DJ’s from 10 p.m. until 2 a.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 - Guests can enjoy LIVE music in the Landing Hotel lobby every Friday and Saturday night from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Schedule posted on TheLandingHotelNY.com.
Previously announced entertainment:
Johnny Gill - It’s sure to be an unforgettable evening of R&B classics when Johnny Gill hits the stage at the Rivers Casino Event Center on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Guests will be groovin’ to Gill’s unmistakable and unique trademark style that has altered the sound of R&B music for over three decades with a signature sound that pairs superior singing with extraordinary showmanship. Tickets for Johnny Gill are on sale now and start at $45. Tickets are available at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.
Cage Wars 50 - Following a series of prior sold-out competitions, Cage Wars will return to the Rivers Casino Event Center on Friday, January 21, 2022. Cage Wars 50, sponsored by Sticker Mule, will feature both local and regional amateur MMA fighters squaring off in the octagon to determine the Cage Wars 50 champion. Fight fans can expect another night of intense and exciting matchups. Tickets on sale now at CageWars.com and start at $56 plus fees. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the fights begin at 6 p.m.
Aaron Lewis (Limited Tickets Remaining) - Outlaw country star Aaron Lewis will bring his acoustic Frayed at Both Ends tour to the Rivers Casino Event Center for two shows on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, 2022. Known for his impassioned live shows, Lewis will electrify fans with a special evening filled with his critically acclaimed country tunes. Tickets for both dates are available at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady and start at $55. Doors for both concerts open at 7 p.m. and the shows start at 8 p.m.
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve Glow Party with Funk Evolution - Guests are invited to ring in 2022 at Rivers Casino & Resort’s New Year’s Eve Glow Party with Funk Evolution - the Capital Region’s premier horn-fueled party band. The perfect way to close out 2021, this unforgettable funkadelic neon and
glow light dance party will be held at the Rivers Casino Event Center on Friday, December 31, 2021. Admission to the New Year’s Eve Glow Party with Funk Evolution includes live music, dancing, party favors, cash bar, and a champagne toast at midnight all inside a spectacular neon and glow light filled Event Center. Tickets are on sale now for the advance purchase price of just $25 at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady. Tickets will increase to $30 on the day of the event. 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 Friday, December 31 or Saturday January 1, 2022 with a special three course dinner that includes a choice of fresh oysters with red caviar OR shrimp cocktail, an 8-ounce Angus filet with butter and creamed poached lobster, and a chocolate souffle for dessert. Cost per person is $120 +tax and gratuity. Dinner available both days from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. Regular menu will also be available. Advanced reservations required at 1 (518) 579-8850.
$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.
22X GloWIN Multiplier – Rush Rewards members will earn 22X entries into the $22,000 GloWIN Cash Giveaway starting midnight on Friday, December 31 until 7:45 p.m. on New Year’s Day.
The popular Rivers Sportsbook is open for guests to place bets on major sporting events including pro and college football. Self-betting kiosks are open 24/7. Manned betting windows are open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until midnight, Friday from 10 a.m. until 1 a.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 a.m, and Sunday from 9 a.m. until midnight.
Wager to Win: Football Edition - Rush Rewards guests who make one (1) pro football sportsbook wager for $50 or more at the Rivers Sportsbook using the Rivers Bet Slip Builder will receive an entry for a chance to win an autographed football jersey and Sportsbook Prize Pack. Drawings will be held Thursdays at 7 p.m. throughout football season. The $50 minimum wager must be placed via Bet Slip Builder QR Code at a writer window during regular hours of operation and drawing tickets must be dropped into the entry drum by 6:45 p.m. each Thursday to be eligible. Prizes available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Limit one drawing entry per eligible wager and guests must be present to win.
ESPN Radio Giveaway - Guests will have a chance to win a pro football jersey on Sunday, December 5 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. during a giveaway from local ESPN radio affiliate Radio 104.5 “The Team”.
UFC 269 Pay-Per-View – On Saturday, December 11, guests will be able to enjoy the UFC 269 Pay-Per-View featuring Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier and bet on all the action LIVE in the Rivers Sportsbook.
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 with breakfast served daily 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 Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until midnight, and Friday and Saturday 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 Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m.
Christmas Specials at Dukes Chophouse – In addition to its regular menu, Dukes Chophouse is offering two special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners. Guests can enjoy a pan seared halibut with lemon butter sauce, Peruvian potatoes, roasted baby tomatoes and sauteed spinach for $60 OR a 16-ounce bone-in filet mignon with sauteed broccolini, and garlic mashed with black peppercorn reduction for $80. 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 10 p.m. Advanced reservations required at 1 (518) 579-8850.
Football Beer Specials - Throughout the college and pro football season guests can enjoy $4 Bud, Bud Light, Bud Light Seltzer and Michelob Ultra cans at Van Slyck’s Bar and The Landing Bar. Guests can also purchase $3 Bud Light and Michelob Ultra drafts at Van Slyck’s Bar. Offer available during regular outlet hours while supplies last.
Dukes Birthday Cake - Throughout the month 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.
Dukes Chophouse Sip & Savor Wine Pairing Event - It’s sure to be an unforgettable evening for wine and food lovers during the Dukes Chophouse Sip & Savor Wine Pairing Event on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Guests will enjoy a specially curated five-course dining experience with an amazing pairing menu from Banfi Vineyards that includes shrimp ceviche with candied onions with an avocado puree - Pacific Rim J Riesling; pan-seared lemon tilapia with parmesan risotto - San Angelo; lemon ricotta ravioli with wilted green - Banfi Brunello di Montalcino; Lamb with garlic roasted fingerling potatoes with haricots verts and a Chianti reduction - Chianti Superiore; and hot molten chocolate cake - Rosa Regale. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Cost is $130 per person, with tax and 20% gratuity automatically applied to all purchases. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 1 (518) 579-8811.
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. Guests can also enjoy LIVE music in the Hotel Lobby every Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
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 January 3, 2022.
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/room-packages, call 1 (518) 579-8840, or e-mail [email protected].
About Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady: Located at the picturesque Mohawk Harbor near the heart of downtown Schenectady, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady features 1,150 slots, 67 live table games and 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 1,200 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 or [email protected];
Andre Claridge (518) 424-2575 or [email protected]