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Crack That Case And Win Big In March At Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Rivers Casino
Press Release
Feb 27, 2020

Schenectady, NY (February 27, 2020) – Guests at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will have a chance to win thousands in cash and Free Slot Play during the $120,000 Crack That Case promotion.

Throughout the month, Rush Rewards guests will be able to receive 1 entry for every 5 points earned on slots and video poker, and 2X entries on table games for the Crack That Case drawings. Plus, Rush Rewards members can receive 1 free entry every day from March 1-28 by swiping their card at a Promotional Kiosk.

Every Friday and Saturday in March, at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., 5 guests will be drawn to select a briefcase that will reveal cash and Free Slot Play prizes, up to the grand prize of $10,000 cash! One winner on Friday and Saturday is guaranteed to win $10,000 in cash!

Signature Rush Rewards guests may also multiply their Crack That Case entries up to 25X by visiting a Promotional Kiosk on Wednesday’s between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Additional promotions and events include:

Gaming Promotions and Giveaways

Ladies Blackjack Night – On Wednesday, March 4, ladies will be able to play on $5 minimum Blackjack Tables in Pit 9 (located outside of Van Slyck’s Lounge) and enjoy $5 Cosmos and live music from That 80’s Band in Van Slyck’s. $5 blackjack and $5 Cosmos will be available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the band will perform from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

$5 Blackjack – Every Thursday in March, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., guests may play on $5 minimum Blackjack Tables in Pit 9 (located outside of Van Slyck’s Lounge). Also, at least one $5 minimum Blackjack Table will be available 24/7 on the casino gaming floor. This is the lowest Blackjack minimum wager on Rivers Casino & Resort’s gaming floor.

Rush Rewards New Member Promotion – New members win all month long! Rush Rewards members who sign up in March will receive $10 Free Slot Play upon sign up OR they can elect to spin the prize wheel for a chance to up to $250 Free Slot Play! All new Rush Rewards members will also receive an instant $10 Match Play Coupon.

Friends with Benefits – Throughout March, current Rush Rewards members who bring in a friend to join the Rush Rewards program will receive $10 in Free Slot Play instantly. Limit of 1 redemption per month.

Senior Days–Young at Heart – Every Monday in March, Rush Rewards members ages 55 and older will enjoy free valet parking from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., free live entertainment at Van Slyck’s from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., complimentary regular coffee or fountain drink at Villa Italia between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., and $5 off lunch at any food outlet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., excluding Villa Italia and Mian (must swipe Rush Rewards card at a Promotional Kiosk for drink and lunch vouchers). Guests will also receive an entry into an exclusive slot tournament between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. each Monday, where the 10 high scorers will win a share of $2,500 Free Slot Play. Guests may also book a one-night $55 hotel stay on Sunday or Monday each week, based on availability and exclusions.

Rivers Sportsbook Specials and Events

UFC 248 Pay-Per-View – On Saturday, March 7, starting at 10 p.m. guests will be able to enjoy the UFC 248 Pay-Per-View of Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero and bet on all the action LIVE in the Rivers Sportsbook.

March Mayhem – Guests are invited to watch the tournament and bet on certain games LIVE in the Rivers Sportsbook.

Food and Beverage

Schenectady Restaurant Week – As part of Schenectady’s restaurant week, a special three-course dinner will be available at Dukes Chophouse from March 2 through March 8 for just $25. In addition to Dukes regular menu offerings, the special will be available Sunday through Thursday from 4-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4-11 p.m. The three-course menu includes a choice of Dukes Chophouse salad or Soup du Jour for an appetizer; an entrée choice of Duke’s 12 oz. certified Angus Beef New York strip with wild mushroom demi-glace, parmesan risotto, and seasonal vegetables or a sautéed chicken breast with peppercorn cognac sauce, Yukon mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables or a marinated portobello mushroom over creamy vegetable risotto; and a choice of limoncello gelato parfait or flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Dinner is $25 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can made at the hostess stand or through Dukes Chophouse at (518) 579-8850. Guests must be 21+.

St. Patrick’s Weekend Drink Specials at Van Slyck’s – During St. Patrick’s Day weekend from March 13 through March 17, guests at Van Slyck’s will be able to purchase a Guinness draft for $2 and a Jameson cocktail for $3.

St. Patrick’s Day Food & Beverage Specials – In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, March 17, guests will be able to purchase a Beef Shank entrée with new world potatoes and cabbage at Dukes Chophouse for $35; a Rueben sandwich with fries for $10 at Flipt; and a 25 oz. mint flavored Mega Milkshake served in a collectible mug for $12 at Flipt. Offers available during regular hours of operation.

Milkshake Special – Throughout March, guests at Flipt will be able to purchase 2 regular milkshakes for $5. Offer includes regular vanilla, chocolate or strawberry milkshakes only. Available during hours from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Winter Warm Up Special – Throughout March, guests may purchase a cup of soup and a half sandwich during lunch hours at Dukes Chophouse for $9.99. Special includes Soup du Jour and choice of chicken sandwich, turkey wrap or portobello burger. Offer available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Events and Entertainment

(SOLD OUT) Night Ranger – Guests will be treated to an unforgettable night of classic 80’s arena rock when Night Ranger hits the stage at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady’s Event Center on March 6. Having earned widespread acclaim with a string of multi-platinum and gold albums, Night Ranger’s instantly recognizable hit singles include “Sister Christian,” “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” “When You Close Your Eyes”, and the anthemic “(You Can Still) Rock In America”. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. This event is sold out!

The 80’s Strike Back – Every Thursday in March, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Van Slyck’s lounge, guests can experience the ultimate 80’s tribute band, The DeLoreans. The DeLoreans will transport guests back in time to one of the most celebrated decades in music and pop culture and, with their flashy 80’s costumes and upbeat retro tunes, make guests feel as though they were 18 years old again and watching their first-ever MTV music video! Must be 21+.

Country Weekend – Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, country fans at Van Slyck’s lounge will be treated to a pair of fun-filled nights with live bands and a DJ. Martin & Kelly will hit the stage on Friday and Skeeter Creek will take the stage on Saturday. Bands will start at 9 p.m. and finish at 1 a.m. DJ Ketchup will be spinning between band breaks until 2 a.m. on both nights. $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon specials will also be available. Must be 21+.

Little Black Dress Party – It’s time for the ladies to gather some friends, throw on that little black dress, and hit the dance floor for the ultimate night out during The Little Black Dress Party on Saturday, March 7 at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center. The party runs from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. and features live entertainment with DJ K Stones, light bites and sweets, local vendors, including Beekman 1802, who will be providing free samples, and more. Advance tickets are only $20 and available by calling 1 (518) 579-8811, or $30 on the day of the event at the door.

Chinese Spring Festival – A very special performance featuring live music, martial arts, acrobatics and traditional Chinese dance will be held at the Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center on Sunday, March 8. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event starts at 8 p.m. The festival is free and open to the public of all ages.

Yellow Brick Road (Elton John Tribute) – Rush Rewards guests will be able to experience an amazing tribute to the legendary Elton John with Yellow Brick Road at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Friday, March 13. Featuring trained jazz pianist, Gerald Brann, this show is as close as you can get to an actual Elton John concert. Fans can expect to hear Brann and his band perform John’s beloved classics including “Rocket Man,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” and more. All Rush Rewards members may receive 1 complimentary ticket at the Rush Rewards Center on the day of the show starting at 8 a.m. Limited first-come, first-served seating will be available. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Guests must be 21+ to receive a ticket at the Rush Rewards Center.

The McKrells – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with regional Celtic music favorites, The McKrells. The popular Irish band led by Capital District Music Hall of Fame inductee, Kevin McKrell, will perform live at Van Slyck’s lounge on Tuesday, March 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Must be 21+.

Aunt Mary Pat’s “Fish Outta Wooder” Tour – Guests will experience a hilarious night of stand-up comedy when Aunt Mary Pat brings her “Fish Outta Wooder” tour to the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Thursday, March 19. An aunt to all, mom to some, and wife to one, Aunt Mary Pat is well-known for her hilarious social media videos discussing topics like the Philly accent, the “Friggin’ Iggles,” Wawa, and the “Ackame”. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are general admission for only $20. Tickets are available at

Music Mayhem Weekend – Guests can enjoy FREE live music every night from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. during the weekend of March 20 – 22 at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center. The lineup includes Nine Deeez Nite on Friday, March 20, Funk Evolution on Saturday, March 21, and Scars N’ Stripes on Sunday, March 22. DJ Tomb will also perform through 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Still Surfin’ Dinner Show – Fans of the fabulous surf sounds of the Beach Boys are in for a treat during the Still Surfin’ dinner show Wednesday, March 25 at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center. Still Surfin’ features the incredible five-part harmonies, authentic costuming, choreography, and songs as performed by the original Beach Boys during their live shows in the 60’s. This fantastic show starts at 7 p.m and includes a delicious meal with an “I Get Around” Caprese salad; a “Good Vibrations” BBQ platter entrée (BBQ chicken, grilled corn, mac & cheese, grilled zucchini, cornbread, and coleslaw); and a “Surfin’ USA” fruit tartlet for dessert. All dietary restrictions can be accommodated by request. Coffee, tea and soft drinks will also be served. Tickets are $30 and available at, or the Proctors Theater Box Office in Schenectady.

The Landing Hotel Specials

For more information about The Landing Hotel room packages go to Rush Rewards members must book directly by calling 1 (518) 579-8840 for the best discount.

Go Green, Get Green – Guests who stay two or more consecutive nights at The Landing Hotel can decline housekeeping service for their room in exchange for $10 Free Slot Play voucher. Voucher must be redeemed at the Rush Rewards desk. Limit 1 redemption per stay, per week. Free Slot Play valid for 48 hours.

$100 Resort Credit Package – Guests can receive $100 credit to be used at The Landing Hotel bar, Dukes Chophouse, Villa Italia, Johnny’s to Go, Flipt or Mian. Tax and gratuity are not included.
Date Night Package – Includes room, a bottle of red wine, cupcakes, $20 breakfast credit for The Landing Hotel Bar, and 2 p.m. checkout.

Family Fun with VIA Aquarium & Entertainment – Package includes accommodations, breakfast for four at The Landing Hotel bar, four admissions to VIA Aquarium, $10 Credit to Via Entertainment, & transportation.

Bed ‘N’ Bettor Package – Includes a discounted room night, a 4-hour reservation block for a table for 2 at the Rivers Sportsbook, 15% off your food & non-alcoholic beverage bill at the Rivers Sportsbook and a complimentary breakfast for 2.

Entertainment Packages – Includes a discounted room night, breakfast for two, and 2 preferred tickets to eligible events. Limited Packages are available per event. The package will only populate online using the link if you are staying on a show night.

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. These include free play, food offers, entries into promotional drawings, discounted room rates, valet parking, personalized casino host services and much more.


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