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Celebrate Father’s Day, The Belmont Stakes and Win Big at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in June

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Rivers Casino
Press Release
May 31, 2024

Schenectady, NY (May 31, 2024) – Guests in June can celebrate Father’s Day, enjoy delicious food & drink specials, win big with exciting giveaways and promotions, and see amazing live music and entertainment.

This month’s highlights include a chance to win a new Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack during the Rivers Full Throttle promotion, picnic items and tools, Belmont Stakes Weekend entertainment and drink specials, the SOLD OUT POP 2000 Tour featuring Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSYNCSunset Sips at The Landing Hotel, Country Weekends and Latin Nights at Van Slyck’s, a free UFC pay-per-view event at the Rivers Sportsbook, and a spectacular Father’s Day dinner 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.

Wild Winnings Drawings - Guests in June will have a chance to win CASH during the Rivers Wild Winnings Drawings. Until Friday, June 28 Rush Rewards members can earn 1 entry for every 25 points on eligible slot and video poker machines for a chance to win. Guests can also receive FREE bonus drawing entries by swiping twice daily at the promotional kiosk. Every Friday at 8 p.m. one winner will be selected to win $1,000 CASH, and on Friday, June 28 the winner will receive $5,000 CASH!

Rivers Full Throttle - Table games players in June will be able to start earning for a chance to win a brand new 2023 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack during the Rivers Full Throttle promotion. Until Saturday, July 6 Rush Rewards members can earn 1 entry for every 75 points on table games. Guests can also receive FREE bonus entries by swiping daily at the promotional kiosk. On Saturday, July 6 at 9 p.m. one winner will be selected to win a 2023 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack courtesy of Goldstein Auto Group.

Picnic Fanatic by Caribbean Joe Gift Giveaway - Every Tuesday in June from Noon until 8 p.m. Rush Rewards members who earn 75 points, and invited guests, will be eligible to pick up Picnic Fanatic by Caribbean Joe items. Best of all, guests get to keep their points too! Giveaways include an insulated basket with handle, water resistant picnic mat, melamine tray and 4-piece dessert plate set, and melamine bowls and glasses set. Guests must visit a promotional kiosk to receive a gift voucher. Rush Rewards card and valid ID are required to redeem a gift. Limit one gift per promotional day while supplies last.

Tools of the Trade Gift Giveaway - Every Thursday in June from Noon until 8 p.m. Rush Rewards members who earn 75 points, and invited guests, will be eligible to pick up free tool items. Best of all, guests get to keep their points too! Giveaways include a 4-volt cordless screwdriver set, collapsing storage crate, 37-piece socket set, and 39-piece tool set. Guests must visit a promotional kiosk to receive a gift voucher. Rush Rewards card and valid ID are required to redeem a gift. Limit one gift per promotional day while supplies last.

$12,500 Summer Slot Tournaments - Rush Rewards members are eligible to play in a Slot Tournament for CASH prizes every Sunday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. First-come, first-served registration for each 20-player half-hour session begin at 10:30 a.m. at Rush Rewards. Top 10 finishers for the day win CASH prizes.

High Limit 3X Point Multiplier - Every Saturday in June, Rush Rewards guests actively playing in the High Limit slot area will receive a 3x point multiplier. Rush Rewards cards must be properly inserted at a designated slot machine to be eligible.

Father’s Day Point Multiplier - On Sunday, June 16, 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 June, 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.

New 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.

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.

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 

POP 2000 Tour (SOLD OUT) - 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. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Sunset Sips at The Landing Hotel - Live entertainment is back at the The Landing Hotel in June. 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 to fun-filled nights with live bands and a DJ. Grit ‘N’ Whiskey hits the stage Friday, May 31 and Whiskey Highway will entertain guests on Saturday, June 1. 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, June 2 and the Rafy Cabrera Band will entertain guests on Sunday, June 16. 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:

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.

Belmont Stakes Weekend

Belmont Stakes Kick Off Party - Guests are invited to kick off the Belmont Stakes races during a FREE party at Van Slyck’s on Friday June 7 from Noon until 3 p.m. Enjoy sampling, branded Belmont swag, and a chance to win two general admission tickets to the Belmont Stakes courtesy of DeCrescente Distributing.

Belmont Stakes Weekend Entertainment - Guests can enjoy live music and DJ’s all weekend long during Belmont Stakes weekend. At Van Slyck’s on Friday, June 7 the Lucid Street Band will be on from 9 p.m. until 1 p.m. and on Saturday, June 8, Dashboard Anthem will rock the houseOver at Dukes Chophouse Dan Sherwin will entertain guests both nights from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. and DJ Tomb will be out on The Landing Hotel patio from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Belmont Stakes - On Saturday, June 8, guests will be able to watch the 156th running of the Belmont Stakes at the Rivers Sportsbook and make bets on all the action at the Capital District OTB outlet located at Van Slyck’s.

Belmont Weekend Drink Specials - During Belmont Stakes weekend guests at Van Slyck’s, Dukes Bar or The Landing Hotel Bar can purchase Miller drafts for $5, Miller cans for $6, Modelo Drafts for $7, and White Claw cans for $7. Offers available Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9 during regular outlet hours of operation, while supplies last.

Starbucks Belmont Drink Specials - During Belmont Stakes weekend guests at Starbucks can enjoy specialty drinks including a double, triple, or quad shot Belmont Cortado; the Belmont Jewel with blended lavender lemonade and strawberry puree; or a Triple Crown with three shots on ice and a golden cold foam. Prices vary and drinks available Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9 during regular outlet hours of operation, 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 June, 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 June, Rivers will be holding a no-limit hold ‘em tournament with a $7,500 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 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.

UFC 302 Pay-Per-View - On Saturday, June 1, guests will be able to enjoy the UFC 302 Pay-Per-View featuring Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier for free 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 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. 

Father’s Day Dinner at Dukes Chophouse – Treat dad to a dining experience he’ll never forget during Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16. Dad can enjoy a 32-ounce grilled tomahawk ribeye steak with foie gras demi, au-gratin potatoes, asparagus, and a vanilla bean cheesecake with bourbon cherries for dessert. Cost is $99 +tax and gratuity. Offer available during regular dinner outlet hours of operation, while supplies last. Reservations are required at 1 (518) 579-8850. Regular menu also available.

Slots Beverage Promotion - 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.

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. Check out our newly opened 21 Rush gift shop near the front desk with snacks, local products, Rivers Casino swag and more!

BetRivers Offer - BetRivers players can receive 20% off retail room rate. Use online code BETRIVERS or call 1 (518) 579-8840 and mention code for reservations.

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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