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Springtime is Win-Big-Time

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Rivers Casino
Press Release
Apr 01, 2022

Schenectady, NY (April 1, 2022) – Guests in April can celebrate Easter, enjoy delicious food & drink specials, win big with exciting cash giveaways and promotions, and enjoy amazing live music and entertainment.

This month’s highlights include a chance to win CASH during the Spring Cash Grab Giveaway, the return of professional boxing featuring a Cruiserweight title fight with Star Boxing, intense mixed martial arts action at Cage Wars 52, a free UFC pay-per-view event at the Rivers Sportsbook, the return of Country Nights at Van Slyck’s, Schenectady Restaurant Week specials and a spectacular Easter Sunday dining experience at Dukes Chophouse, and an Eggcellent Offer at The Landing Hotel.

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

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 now available Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 3 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 a.m. Beginning Friday, April 22, table games will be available Sunday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 4 a.m. and Friday & 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. Along with the casino’s gaming floor, the poker room offers our guests a complete gaming entertainment experience. This month’s poker room promotions include daily High Hand giveaways where players have the chance to win up to $500. On Saturday, April 16, Sunday, April 17 and Friday, April 29 players will have the chance to win up to $1,000.

Spring Cash Grab Giveaway – Every Friday at 8 p.m. in April, 5 Rush Rewards guests who are actively playing with their Rush Reward card at a valid slot or video poker machine will be selected to choose a briefcase for a chance to win cash prizes. Top prize is $5,000 Cash!

Play & Dine at Mian – Every Sunday through Thursday in April Rush Rewards guests who are actively playing in the Baccarat pit between 8 a.m. and midnight with their Rush Rewards card and earn 500 points will receive $25 in dining credit at Mian. Dining credit valid for 24 hours from the day it was awarded and can be used during Mian’s regular hours of operation.

Black Tier Slot Play Bonus Days – Every Monday in April Black Tier Rush Rewards members who are actively playing on an eligible slot machine and earn 2,000 base points will receive $100 in slot play.

Hot Slots 2X Multiplier – Every Monday through Thursday Rush Rewards members playing with their Rush Rewards cards on selected slot machines will earn 2X the points on those machines. Eligible slot machines will be designated with signage.   

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 guests will have a chance to win a share of $1,375 in Slot Play during Hot Seat Drawings from noon until 6 p.m. (55 guests will win $25 in Slot Play each week); and, on the second and last Wednesday of this month, enjoy live music at Van Slyck’s from 2 p.m. until 5 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.

Rush Rewards New Member Drawings – Throughout 2022 new Rush Rewards members will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a complimentary one-night stay at The Landing Hotel and their choice of $100 dining, $100 slot play, or $100 match play. Three new Rush Rewards members will be selected to win on the first Monday of each month.

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.

Entertainment

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 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. with DJs from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. On the second and last Wednesday of this month, Young at Heart guests can enjoy live music from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Full entertainer schedule is 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.

Country Nights at Van Slyck’s – Country music nights are back at Van Slyck’s in April when fans will be treated to a pair of fun-filled nights with live bands and a DJ. Local favorites Skeeter Creek will hit the stage on Saturday, April 2 and Big Sky Country will entertain guests on Saturday, April 16. CMA winner and local radio personality Kevin Richards will keep the music going between sets on both nights. Bands start at 9 p.m. and finish at 1 a.m.

Star Boxing (Saturday, April 9, 2022) - For the first time since September of 2017, professional boxing returns to the Rivers Casino Event Center. Presented by Star Boxing®, the action-packed seven-card fight night includes an epic battle for the WBC Continental Americas & NABA Gold Cruiserweight Title featuring Italy’s Simone Federici (18-2-1 8KO’s) and Ukraine native Lyubomyr Pinchuk (14-2-1 8KO’s). Roberto Duran’s son also features on the undercard. Tickets start at $50 and are on sale at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the fights start at 8 p.m.

Aaron Lewis (Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, 2022) (SOLD OUT) - Outlaw country star Aaron Lewis brings his acoustic Frayed at Both Ends tour to the Rivers Casino Event Center for two SOLD OUT shows. Known for his impassioned live shows, Lewis will electrify fans with his critically acclaimed country tunes. Doors for both concerts open at 7 p.m. and the shows start at 8 p.m.

Cage Wars 52 (Friday, April 29) - Following a series of prior sold-out competitions, Cage Wars returns to the Rivers Casino Event Center. Cage Wars 52, sponsored by Sticker Mule, features both local and regional amateur MMA fighters squaring off in the octagon to determine the Cage Wars 52 champion. Fight fans can expect another night of intense and exciting matchups. Tickets on sale at CageWarsMMA.com and start at $56 plus fees. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the fights begin at 7 p.m.

Previously announced entertainment:

Melissa Etheridge (Friday, June 17, 2022) - One of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters, Melissa Etheridge, will be rocking the house at the Rivers Casino Event Center. Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge is sure to thrill guests with her deep catalog of award-winning hits. Tickets start at $45 and are available at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the shows start at 8 p.m.

En Vogue (Saturday, September 3, 2022) - It’s sure to be an unforgettable night of R&B pop classics when En Vogue hits the stage at the Rivers Casino Event Center. En Vogue’s pristine vocal harmonies, a legacy of hits and stellar stage show is a sure bet to have guests singing and dancing all night long. Tickets start at $50, plus taxes and fees, and are available at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the shows start at 8 p.m.

Frank Caliendo (Saturday, September 24, 2022) - Comedy’s top impressionist Frank Caliendo will bring his hilarious observations, impressions, and characters to the Rivers Event Center. Described by the Hollywood Reporter as "a combination of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey," Caliendo is known for his high energy and family-friendly act that starts at a frenetic pace and never lets up. Tickets start at $40, plus taxes and fees, and are available at RiversCasino.com/Schenectady. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show start at 8 p.m.

Rivers Sportsbook

The popular Rivers Sportsbook is open for guests to place bets on all major sporting events. 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.

UFC 273 Pay-Per-View – On Saturday, April 9, guests will be able to enjoy the UFC 273 Pay-Per-View featuring Alexander Volkanovski and Chan Sung Jung and bet on all the action LIVE at 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 a regular menu from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m.

Mian, the casino’s fast-casual Asian dining restaurant, is now open daily 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 now open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 a.m.

Schenectady Restaurant Week at Dukes Chophouse – In addition to the regular menu, guests at Dukes Chophouse can also enjoy a specialty three-course meal for just $25 to celebrate Schenectady’s Restaurant Week from April 4 until April 10. The meal includes a choice of Caesar salad OR soup du jour for an appetizer; braised beef short rib OR chicken marsala OR lightly crusted pan seared chicken breast entrée; and a choice of molten chocolate lava cake OR apple crisp for dessert. Price is per person and does not include tax or gratuity. Offer available during regular outlet hours of operation, while supplies last.

College Basketball Tournament Beer Specials – Guests can enjoy beer specials sponsored by Miller Coors at Van Slyck’s and The Landing Bar throughout the College Basketball Tournament until April 4. Guests can purchase buckets of Miller Lite, Coors Light, or Blue Moon for $22, pints for $5 at Van Slyck’s, and 16-ounce cans for $5 at The Landing Bar. Specials available during game times only, except after 7 p.m. on Friday or Saturday night.

NFL Football Draft Beer Specials – During the NFL Football Draft from April 28 until April 30, guests can watch the NFL draft at the Rivers Sportsbook and purchase buckets of Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella Artois, or Michelob Ultra for $22, and Bud Light and Michelob Ultra drafts for $5 at Van Slyck’s. River’s promo team members will also have samples and swag for giveaways. Offer available during regular outlet hours of operation on April 28, and until 6 p.m. on April 29 and April 30.

Easter Sunday Dinner at Dukes Chophouse – On Sunday, April 17, guests can celebrate Easter Sunday with a specialty three-course meal including wilted spinach salad with warm bacon dressing; roasted leg of lamb with basil & mint pesto, spring greens and garlic-lemon and rosemary smashed potatoes; and chocolate mousse for dessert for $58 +tax and gratuity. Offer available from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. while supplies last. Advance reservations suggested, but not required, at 1 (518) 579-8811. Regular menu also available.

Dukes Birthday Cake - Throughout the year 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.

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.

Eggcellent Offer – Guests who book a room at retail rate for a stay during Easter week will be able to pick an egg during check-in for a chance to win free stays, food credits and more. Offer available from April 17 until April 22. Call 1 (518) 579-8840 or go to TheLandingHotelNY.com for reservations.

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.comcall 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

Media Contacts:

Al Roney - (518) 986-6650

[email protected]

Andre Claridge (518) 424-2575

[email protected]

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