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Every Day Is Valentine’s Day At Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady During The Month Of February

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Rivers Casino
Press Release
Jan 30, 2020

Schenectady, NY (January 30, 2020) – Feel the love at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in February, where guests will have a chance to win big during the Rush to Riches promotion.

Throughout the month, Rush Rewards guests will be able to receive 1 entry for every 20 points earned on slots and video poker, and 2 entries for every 10 points earned on table games for the Rush to Riches drawings and a chance to win thousands in cash!

Every Saturday in February, each hour from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., 5 guests will be drawn to split $4,000 in cash. The number of guests who show up to claim their prize will determine the amount won.

In addition, guests who win on multiple drawing days will have their newest prize matched in Free Slot Play!

Additional promotions and events include:

Gaming Promotions and Giveaways

Big Game Sunday Poker Room Cash Giveaways – Guests playing in the Rivers Casino Poker Room during the Big Game on February 2 will be eligible for special hot seat drawings. Hot seat drawings include $1,500 for every safety (double if it happens in the 3rd quarter), $300 for every touchdown, $200 for every field goal, and a $100 table share if seated at the winning table. Guests must be actively playing in the Poker Room to be eligible.

Leap Year Loot Slot Tournament – Every Thursday in February Rush Rewards guests will be eligible to play in an exclusive Konami True Time Slot Tournament, where the top 20 winners will win a share of $10,000 Free Slot Play.

$5 Blackjack – Every Thursday In February, 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 since opening in February 2017.

Rush Rewards New Member Promotion – New members win all month long! Rush Rewards members who sign up in February 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 February, 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 February, 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 (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

Big Game Shirt Giveaway – Guests who make one $100 – $999 bet on any sport at the Rivers Sportsbook between 8 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on February 2 can bring their betting voucher to the Rush Rewards Center to receive one Rivers Sportsbook t-shirt. Limit 2 t-shirts per guest. Guests who make a $1000 or more bet will be eligible to receive a Rivers Sportsbook Polo. Shirts and sizes available while supplies last. Vouchers must be redeemed by 12:15 a.m. on February 3.

Big Game Sunday $2 Hot Dog Special – Guests at the Rivers Sportsbook and Van Slyck’s lounge will be able to purchase $2 Hot Dogs during the Big Game on February 2.

UFC 247 Pay-Per-View – On Saturday, February 8, guests will be able to enjoy the UFC 247 Pay-Per-View of Jon “Bones” Jones vs. Dominick Reyes and bet on all the action LIVE in the Rivers Sportsbook.

Food and Beverage

“Hail Mary” Platter – On Big Game Sunday, February 2, guests at Dukes Chophouse will be able to purchase a “Hail Mary” platter for two for $100. This spectacular meal includes a bone-in 30 oz. prime rib, 6 blackberry BBQ duck wings, half rack chipotle St. Louis ribs, lobster mashed potatoes, and buffalo cauliflower. Offer available during dinner hours from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Big Game Sunday Poker Room Draft Beer Special – Guests playing in the Rivers Casino & Resort poker room during the Big Game on February 2 will be able to purchase a draft beer for $2. The $2 draft special will run from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. and guests must be actively playing to be eligible.

Anniversary Cocktail – In celebration of Rivers Casino’s 3rd year anniversary on February 8, guests at Dukes Bar and Van Slyck’s will be able to purchase a celebratory Ginger Peach cocktail for $3. A non-alcoholic version will also be available for $2.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Dukes – A very special four-course Valentine’s Day Dinner will be served at Dukes Chophouse on Friday, February 14 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The prix fixe menu includes a tuna tartare and ginger coconut soup appetizer duet; Caesar salad; an entrée selection of filet Oscar, butter poached crab and hollandaise or pistachio encrusted salmon, crab cake and lobster beurre blanc; and a fruit and berry chocolate fondue for two for dessert. Dinner is $135 per couple, or $75 per individual, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can made by calling (518) 579-8850.

Valentine’s Day Mega Milkshake – On February 14, guests at Flipt will be able to purchase a 25 oz. vanilla milkshake served in a collectible mug for $12. Offer available during regular hours from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. while supplies last.

Mardi Gras Cajun Buffet – On Tuesday, February 25 and Wednesday, February 26, guests will be able to experience the amazing tastes of Mardi Gras during a spectacular Mardi Gras Cajun Buffet at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center. The expansive buffet features Cajun crawfish etouffee; jambalaya; fried catfish; chicken and sausage gumbo; cornbread; king cake and other delicious Cajun classics. The buffet will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on both days, with seatings every 15 minutes. Tickets for adults are $30 plus tax and gratuity, $15 plus tax and gratuity for children ages 6-12, and children 5 and under are FREE. Pre-paid reservations for the buffet can be made by calling 1 (518) 579-8811.

Winter Warm Up Special – Until March 31, 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.

Lunar New Year Combo – Throughout February, in celebration of the Lunar New Year, guests may purchase a General Tso’s chicken combo meal with white rice and egg roll at Mian for $12.99. Offer available during Mian’s regular hours from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Events and Entertainment

Country Weekend – Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 1, country fans at Van Slyck’s lounge will be treated to a pair of fun-filled nights with live bands and a DJ. Regional favorites, Skeeter Creek will hit the stage on Friday and Tompkins Drive will take the stage on Saturday. Bands will start at 9 p.m. and finish at 1 a.m. DJ AYO 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+.

The 80’s Strike Back – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is kicking off its brand new weekly The 80’s Strike Back music series with a special opening night celebration at Van Slyck’s lounge on Thursday, February 6. The FREE kick-off celebration will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and includes live music from the ultimate 80’s tribute band, The DeLoreans, complimentary munchies from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and drink specials. The 80’s Strike Back will continue every Thursday night from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Van Slyck’s lounge throughout 2020. Each week, 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+.

Eli Young Band – Country music fans will be thrilled when multi-platinum hitmakers Eli Young Band take the stage at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady’s Event Center on Saturday, February 8. Their top-charting hits include “Drunk Last Night,” Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” “Crazy Girl,” and the recent #1 “Love Ain’t,” off their latest project, This Is Eli Young Band: Greatest Hits. With smash singles claiming Billboard’s #1 Country Song of the Year and the American Country Music Awards Song of the Year, Eli Young Band has also earned multiple Grammy, Country Music Award, Country Music Television, Academy of Country Music, and Teen Choice Award nominations. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are limited and start at $29 and are available at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org or the Proctors Theater Box Office in Schenectady.

(SOLD OUT) December ’63 Dinner Show – It’s sure to be a special Valentine’s Day treat when December ’63 brings the timeless music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to life in a one-of-a-kind concert experience at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14. December ’63 showcases all the favorite songs from Frankie Valli with classics that have been thrilling audiences for decades including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man”, and more. This stunning re-creation of a Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons concert starts at 7 p.m. and includes a fantastic meal with a bruschetta tomato soup bread bowl & fontina grilled cheese; a choice of chicken & artichoke française or veal osso bucco entrée; and tiramisu for dessert. All dietary restrictions can be accommodated by request. Coffee, tea and soft drinks will also be served. This event is sold out!

Al B. Sure! – Platinum recording artist and music industry innovator, Al B. Sure! will wow guests with his chart-topping R&B hits and other fan favorites at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Saturday, February 15. Al B. Sure!’s award-winning career as a singer, writer, and producer spans over two decades and began with his debut album, In Effect Mode. The album launched him to the top of the Billboard R&B charts and included the hit singles “Nite and Day,” and “Off on Your Own (Girl)” which earned him an American Music Award for Best New R&B Artist and a Soul Train Award for Best New Artist. He’s also received numerous Grammy nominations, several New York Music Awards and more than 35 ASCAP Awards for his work. Doors open at 7 p.m., the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org or the Proctors Theater Box Office in Schenectady.

Shuli & Friends Comedy Night – Howard Stern Show regular, Shuli Egar, will headline a night of comedy at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Friday, February 28. Shuli will be joined by fellow comedians Mike Cannon and Pedro Gonzalez for a side-splitting evening of laughter. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are general admission for only $20. Meet & Greet packages are also available for $30. Tickets are available at https://nightout.com/events/shuliandfriendsfeb28/tickets.

The Landing Hotel Specials

For more information about The Landing Hotel room packages go to thelandinghotelny.com/room-packages. Rush Rewards members must book direct by calling 1 (518) 579-8840 for 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 available per event. Package will only populate online using 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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