Beat the Heat and Win Big in August – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is Giving Away a Brand-New Subaru Legacy or Jeep Cherokee Every Weekend, Guaranteed!
Schenectady, NY (July 29, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady guests will have a chance to win thousands in cash, Free Slot Play, or their choice of a brand-new 2019 Subaru Legacy or Jeep Cherokee during the $260,000 CAR-nival promotion.
Throughout the month, Rush Rewards members can earn entries between July 29 and September 1 for the $260,000 CAR-nival drawings. Guests will receive 1 entry for every 10 points earned on slots and video poker, and double entries on table games. Guests will also be able to receive 1 FREE bonus entry every day they visit the casino by swiping their Rush Rewards card at a Promotional Kiosk.
Drawings will be held at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in August, and on September 1. During each drawing, 5 guests will be selected to reveal cash, Free Slot Play or the grand prize containing a choice of 2 brand new vehicles – a 2019 Subaru Legacy or Jeep Cherokee.
Guests who win the grand prize may choose to keep a vehicle or take $19,000 cash or $30,000 Free Slot Play instead, or receive a split of $10,000 cash and $15,000 Free Slot Play.
Winners will have 3 minutes to claim their prize and must be present to win.
Additional promotions and events include:
Gaming Promotions and Giveaways
Five Card Fortune – From August 1 to August 27, Rush Rewards members will be eligible to receive 1 entry into the Five Card Fortune drawing for every 10 points earned on table games for a chance to win cash prizes. At 9 p.m. on every Tuesday, 5 drawn guests will be selected to punch a hole on the punchboard and remove an envelope containing a winning poker “hand”. Each winner will receive the cash prize corresponding to their hand, ranging from $250 – $2,500. Winners will have 3 minutes to claim their prize and must be present to win.
Mystery Point Multiplier – Every Wednesday in August, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., all Rush rewards members can swipe their card at a promotional kiosk to play a game to reveal a point multiplier ranging up to 100X points. Once activated, point multipliers will last until 11:59 p.m. that day.
Harbor Jam Drawings – Guests who visit the Rivers promotional booth at any Harbor Jam Summer Concert can receive 1 drawing voucher for a chance to win a share of $1,500 Free Slot Play. Guests will have to sign up for a free Rush Rewards card and exchange their voucher for an entry ticket between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. the night of the concert in the casino’s valet lobby. At 10 p.m., 3 guests will be selected to win $500 Free Slot Play each. Winning guests will have 3 minutes to claim their prize.
Rush Rewards New Member “Summer Scratch & Win” Promotion – Rush Rewards members who sign up throughout the month of August will receive a scratch-off ticket to reveal a Free Slot Play prize ranging from $5-$100. Once scratched, all tickets may be deposited into a drawing drum for a chance to win $5,000 Free Slot Play on September 1. The winning guest does not have to be present to win and will have 30 days to claim their prize. All new Rush Rewards members will also receive an instant $10 Match Play Coupon.
Friends with Benefits – Throughout August, 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 August, 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., an unlimited soup & salad lunch special for $9.99 at Dukes Lounge from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, and a complimentary regular coffee or fountain drink at Villa Italia between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Guests will 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 Monday each week, based on availability and exclusions.
Food and Beverage
Chocolate Chip Cookie Day – In celebration of Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on Sunday, August 4, guests will be able to enjoy 2-for-the-price-of-1 delicious chocolate chip cookies at Villa Italia and a $4 warm chocolate chip cookie dessert at Dukes Chophouse. The specials are available during regular hours of operation at each respective outlet. Villa Italia’s offer is available beginning at 8 a.m.
National Filet Mignon & Prosecco Day – Guests can celebrate National Filet Mignon & Prosecco Day on Tuesday, August 13 at Dukes Chophouse where a glass of prosecco will be available for just $2 with every order of Filet Mignon. The special will be available during Duke’s regular hours of operation.
Events and Entertainment
Country Weekend – Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3, country fans at Van Slyck’s lounge will be treated to a pair of fun-filled nights with live bands and a DJ. Local favorites, The Beadle Brothers, will take the stage on Friday, and Whiskey Highway will hit the stage on Saturday. Bands will start at 8 p.m. and finish at midnight, and DJ Ayo will be entertaining country music lovers from 9 p.m until 2 a.m. on both nights. $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon specials will also be available. Must be 21+.
John Waite (Harbor Jam) – Number 1 hit artist, John Waite, will keep the sounds of summer going strong with a performance at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater on Saturday, August 3. The former lead singer for the bands The Babys and Bad English, Waite began his solo career in 1982. Guests can expect to hear Waite’s hit singles including “Missing You”, “Change”, “Every Time I Think Of You”, “When I See You Smile” and more. The show starts at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.
The Magic of Motown Dinner Show – Guests will be able to experience the classic sounds of Motown during the Magic of Motown show, featuring an award-winning 11-piece band, at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Wednesday, August 7. This US and international touring show will perform those unforgettable Motown hit songs while guests enjoy a fabulous 3-course meal. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the entertainment begins at 7 p.m. Dinner will be served during the show and includes a classic Caesar salad; a chicken marsala entrée with wild mushroom sauce, green bean bundles, and roasted red pepper capellini cake; and a triple chocolate cake with raspberry sauce, fresh berries and whipped cream for dessert. Tickets are $30 and are available online at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org, or at the Proctors Theater Box Office in Schenectady.
The Georgia Satellites (Harbor Jam) – Southern rockers The Georgia Satellites will have fans on their feet at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater on Saturday, August 10. With original member Rick Richards on lead guitar and vocals guests will experience the band’s rock classics including smash hit “Keep Your Hands to Yourself”, “Battleship Chains”, rousing cover of “Hippy Hippy Shake” and more the way they were originally performed in the 80’s. The show starts at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.
Jerrod Niemann – Prolific country music hitmaker Jerrod Niemann will bring his electrifying live show to the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Friday, August 16. Known for his clever wordplay and attention-grabbing lyrics, Niemann, will delight fans with an evening packed full of his inspirational and patriotic country tunes including his PLATINUM-certified #1 smash “Lover, Lover” and GOLD-certified Top 5 “What Do You Want.” Tickets start at $35 and are available at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org or the Proctors Theater Box Office in Schenectady. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.
Rivers Wine Walk – Sip your way through pinots, cabernets, ciders and more as you stroll along the picturesque Mohawk River during the Rivers Wine Walk on Saturday, August 17. Guests will be able to enjoy tastings from more than 15 area wineries, including Heron Hill Winery, Saratoga Winery, Cavazza, Angry Orchard Ciders and more, and shop with local vendors, as they make their way along the bike path behind the casino. The walk is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and, in case of rain, will take place inside the Event Center. Guests can pre-purchase tickets for just $20 by calling (518) 579-8811, or purchase on the day of the walk for $25. All tickets include a Prosecco welcome and 5 tastings, with additional tastings available for purchase. Cash bars and food concessions will also be available.
The Lords of 52nd Street (Harbor Jam) – One of pop music’s most famous bands, the Lords of 52nd Street, will be making their triumphant return to the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater on Saturday, August 17. Following a packed show at last years’ Harbor Jam, the band that backed Billy Joel on his biggest hits and Grammy award-winning albums is sure to excite fans once again with the original piano man’s hits including “Only The Good Die Young”, “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”, “Just the Way You Are”, and more. The show starts at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.
George Lopez – Acclaimed television, film and comedy superstar George Lopez will bring his hilarious stand-up show to the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Saturday, August 24. Lopez is always a sure-fire hit with comedy fans and will treat guests to an unforgettable evening of laughs. Tickets start at $55 and are available at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org, or the Proctors Theater Box Office in Schenectady. VIP packages (meet & greet and merchandise package options with premium seating) are also available. Doors for the event open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.
Beats & Balance: Silent Yoga – On Thursday, August 29, and the last Thursday of September, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will be hosting silent yoga in the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater. The one-hour yoga class, from 6:30 p.m until 7:30 p.m. is free and open to the public. Music will be brought to guests by DJ Trumastr, and the class will be instructed by Yoga Bliss on The Boulevard studio. Participants will receive headphones that block out all other noises so they can listen to music and the instructor. Guests should bring their own yoga mats.
The Woodstock Festival Experience – Guests will be able to go back to the time where an artist’s songs and music shaped our society more than any period in classic rock history at the Woodstock Festival Experience on Friday, August 30. The free and high energy concert includes a cast that brings back to the stage original 1969 Woodstock performers Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Santana, Neil Young, John Fogerty and more. This evening to remember is free and takes place on the Rivers Casino patio. Show runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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.