Stay Cool and Win Big
Schenectady, NY (August 1, 2022) – Guests can beat the August heat and win big with exciting giveaways and promotions, and see incredible LIVE music at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady.
This month’s highlights include the return of poker tournaments, a chance to win cash during the Sizzlin’ Spin$ giveaway, the final two nights of the free summer concert series – Harbor Jam, live music at Van Slyck’s, Dukes Chophouse and the Landing Hotel, a FREE UFC pay-per-view event at the Rivers Sportsbook and more.
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 4 a.m. and Friday and 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 $600 in chips.
Poker Tournaments – Poker Tournaments return this month at Rivers Casino! Every Monday in August, Rivers will be holding a no-limit hold ‘em tournament with a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool and re-entries. Tournaments begin at 6:45 p.m. with registration starting at 4:15 p.m. Tournament fee is $200 for 15,000 in tournament chips, and any player that purchases their entry before 5:45 p.m. will receive an extra 2,500 chips. Players will also earn 500 bonus chips for each hour played up to three hours and another 1,000 bonus chips for the fourth hour, for a maximum of 2,500 extra chips. Players may also re-enter as a new player until the beginning of level 7. All fees apply for re-entry.
Sizzlin’ Spin$ - Guests in August will have a chance to win up to $5,000 CASH during the Sizzlin’ Spin$ promotion. From August 1 through August 26, Rush Rewards members can earn 1 entry for every 50 points on eligible slot and video poker machines, and 2 entries for every 50 points earned on table games for a chance to win. Every Friday in August at 8 p.m., 5 guests will be selected to spin the prize wheel for a chance to win up to $5000 CASH. Entries must be activated on each drawing day between 5 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. to be eligible. Guests must be present to win and have 5 minutes to claim.
Hot Slots 2X Multiplier – Every Monday through Thursday in August Rush Rewards members carded in on a specific bank of slot machines will be awarded 2X the play points on those machines. 2X multiplier is not valid for tier points or earned entry promotions.
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, 5 guests will have a chance to win their share of a $750 CASH prize during our Young at Heart progressive payout drawing at 4 p.m. (winners must be present to win and any unclaimed cash prizes will be rolled over into a final progressive drawing on August 28); 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.
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.
Van Slyck’s - Guests can dance the night away with LIVE bands and DJs at Van Slyck’s bar every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Bands are on from 8:30 p.m. until midnight on Thursday’s, with DJ’s on from 8 p.m. until midnight. Friday, and Saturday night, bands are on from 8 p.m. until midnight with DJ’s from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. On the second and last Wednesday of this month, Young at Heart guests can also enjoy live music from 2 p.m. until 5 p.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 – Sunset Sips at The Landing Hotel patio has live music every Friday and Saturday night from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Latin Nights at Van Slyck’s – Every Thursday night in July guests can enjoy live Latin music, DJs, and specialty drinks. $10 drink specials include Cuba Libre with Bacardi, Pepsi, and a lime wedge; Margaritas with Patron, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, Simple Syrup, and a lime wedge; and Mojito with Bacardi Reserve Ocho or Captain Morgan, fresh lime juice, Simple Syrup, Sierra Mist, and a lime wedge. Bands are on from 8:30 p.m. until midnight, with DJs on from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Harbor Jam: Night 3 – Harbor Jam, Rivers Casino’s free summer concert series at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater, continues Friday, August 26. Guests can enjoy live music, food trucks, vendors and more from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Music lineup includes DJ Jay Pierre, Skeeter Creek, and Separate Ways, the Band – performing the music of Journey. Participating food trucks include Mike’s Hot Dogs, Seasons Catering, Muddaddy Flats, and Ben & Jerry’s. PYX 106 will also be on-site providing stage announcements. There are no age restrictions to attend Harbor Jam. Concertgoers are welcome to bring chairs and blankets for seating.
Harbor Jam: Night 4 (Final Night) - Harbor Jam, Rivers Casino’s free summer concert series at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater, concludes Saturday, August 27. Guests can enjoy live music, food trucks, vendors and more from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. followed by a fireworks show. Music lineup includes DJ Ketchup, Scars N’ Stripes and Shining Star – a tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire. The firework display will follow the headliner. Participating food trucks include Roy’s Caribbean, Alotta Empanadas, Flavors of Lebanon, The Unknown Food Truck, and Ben & Jerry’s. 99.5 The River will also be on-site providing stage announcements. There are no age restrictions to attend Harbor Jam. Concertgoers are welcome to bring chairs and blankets for seating.
Previously announced entertainment:
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, 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 starts at 8 p.m.
The popular Rivers Sportsbook is open for guests to place bets and catch the action on all major sporting events including Major League Baseball. Self-betting kiosks are open 24/7. Manned betting windows are open daily from 11 a.m. until midnight.
UFC 278 Pay-Per-View – On Saturday, August 20, guests will be able to enjoy the UFC 278 Pay-Per-View featuring Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Sunset Sips at The Landing Hotel – Relax by the Mohawk River on The Landing Hotel patio with free LIVE music every Friday and Saturday night. In addition to live music, guests can enjoy delicious charcuterie boards from Grazin’ 518 and drink specials. Music runs from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. For lineup information check out The Landing Hotel’s website.
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.
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
Al Roney - (518) 986-6650
Andre Claridge (518) 424-2575