Celebrate the Holiday Season All Month Long at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Schenectady, NY (November 30, 2018) – Every day is a holiday in December at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, where guests will have a chance to win cash, Free Slot Play, and other fantastic prizes all month long.

Twelve lucky winners will walk away with grand prizes including a big screen TV, a vacation package, $5000 in cash, kitchen appliances, diamond earrings, a snow blower, Free Slot Play for a year, and more during Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady’s 12 Days of Christmas giveaway.

From December 1 through December 17, Rush Rewards members will be able to purchase one drawing entry for every fifty points earned on slots, video poker or table games for a chance to win the 12 Days of Christmas grand prize of their choice. Each grand prize winner will be drawn at 8:30 p.m. on that prize’s assigned day, every evening from December 6 through December 17.

Guests who are present to claim their prize on the night of their drawing will be eligible to win a bonus Free Slot Play prize, based on their Rush Rewards tier level. After each grand prize winner is drawn, four additional winners will be drawn from that night’s entries to win a Bluetooth speaker. Bluetooth speaker winners must be present to claim their prize.

Additional promotions and events include:

Gaming Promotions and Giveaways

Secret Santa Hot Seats – From Saturday, December 1 through Wednesday, December 5, Rush Rewards guests have a chance to win gift card prizes ranging from $25 – $1000. One hot seat per hour will be selected from the casino floor between 6 p.m and 10 p.m. on each drawing day. Winners will choose 1 of 24 envelopes to determine their prize!

Deck the Halls Hot Seats – At 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. every Thursday and Friday in December, Rush Rewards guests with an active, open rating on any qualifying table game have a chance to win $100 worth of New York Lottery Scratch-Off Tickets, as well as $100 in Match Play. Each winner, selected via Hot Seat, will select a prize stocking containing their winnings.

2019 Cash Countdown – From Wednesday, December 26 through Sunday, December 30, 1 guest will be selected each evening to win $2019 in cash! Guests will receive 1 entry for every 20 points earned at the casino between December 18 – December 30, with double entries being earned on Tuesdays, December 18 and 25. Each night’s drawing will be held at 8 p.m. and guests must activate their entries between 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. to be eligible for that evening’s drawing.

New Rush Rewards Member Promotion – Throughout December, every new Rush Rewards member, upon sign-up, will be able to choose between an instant prize of $10 Free Slot Play OR risking that instant prize to spin a wheel for their chance to win up to $250 Free Slot Play instead. All new Rush Rewards members will also receive an instant $10 Match Play coupon.

Friends with Benefits – Throughout December, every current Rush Rewards member who brings in a friend to join Rush Rewards will receive $10 in Free Slot Play instantly. Limit of 1 redemption per month.

Pro League Pick N’ Win – During the regular football season, Rush Rewards guests can select the teams they believe will win the upcoming Sunday and Monday pro football games, as well as the combined score for the tiebreaker game. The top 200 scorers each week will split $10,000 in prizes. Guests who participate in all 17 weeks will be eligible to win larger prizes at the end of the season. The season-long top scorer will win a 2019 Mercedes Benz.

Senior Days – Young at Heart – Every Monday in December (except for December 31), Rush Rewards members ages 55 and older will enjoy free valet parking from 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., an entry into an exclusive slot tournament where the 10 high scorers will split $2,500 Free Slot Play, free live entertainment at Van Slyck’s from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., an unlimited soup & salad lunch special for $9.99 at Dukes Lounge from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, and a complimentary regular coffee at Villa Italia between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Guests may also book a one-night $55 hotel stay on Monday or Sunday each week, based on availability and exclusions.

Food and Beverage

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinner – A three-course Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner will be served at Dukes Chophouse on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The prix fixe menu will include a choice of soup or salad; an entrée selection of roast pork, grilled salmon, or pasta with mushroom Bolognese; and a cheesecake dessert. Dinner is $45 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can made through Dukes Chophouse at (518) 579-8850. Guests must be 21+.

Seasonal Drinks at Villa Italia – a special seasonal beverage menu will be available for guests until February 2, 2019 at Rivers Casino & Resort’s Villa Italia location. Offerings include classic hot cocoa; peppermint hot cocoa; Mexican hot chocolate (made with chocolate syrup, cinnamon, and a pinch of chili powder); and egg nog. All seasonal beverages are available in both traditional or “naughty” versions (with alcohol).

Events and Entertainment

Psychic Medium Katie Manning – On Wednesday, December 5, Psychic Medium Katie Manning will be performing two shows in the Event Center. Katie Manning consistently sells out her shows at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, with this December date being no exception. SOLD OUT.

Jazzy Holiday Dinner Show – On Thursday, December 13, guests will enjoy a heartwarming and interactive Christmas jazz concert featuring the music of Vince Guaraldi – made famous in the Peanuts holiday specials. Featuring local favorite, Mia Scirocco, and wrapped in the theme of a 1940’s radio drama, the concert takes the audience on a holiday ride through the decades of great classic music and fun radio serial interludes. A three-course dinner will be served during the show and includes: butternut squash soup, chicken Française with capellini cake and broccolini, and a chocolate mocha mousse cake. Coffee, tea and soft drinks will also be served. Guests who bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Bethesda House in Schenectady will receive a complimentary drink ticket, redeemable for a free glass of house wine. Limit two drink tickets per guest. Tickets are $30 and available for purchase online at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org, or through the Proctors Theater Box Office.

Joel McHale – On Saturday, December 29, guests will enjoy a performance from famed comedian and actor Joel McHale. McHale has held numerous TV and movie roles, including the popular comedy series Community, E! Network’s The Soup, and smash hit movie TED. He now performs his stand-up comedy to audiences all over the country. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $40 and are available at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org and through the Proctors Theater Box Office.

Rick Springfield – Sunday, December 30, Grammy Award-winning musician Rick Springfield will take the stage with his full band and delight the audience with classic hits such as “Jessie’s Girl,” “I’ve Done Everything for You” and “Love Somebody.” Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $55 and are available at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org and the Proctors Theater Box Office.

New Year’s Eve Bash with Funk Evolution – On Monday, December 31, the Capital Region’s premier horn-fueled party band, Funk Evolution, will wow guests with their unique and high-energy musical stylings. Funk Evolution has toured all throughout the United States and has played at some of the world’s most famous venues. This funkadelic dance party will be the perfect way end 2018 and kick off the new year. Each $50 admission will include two drink coupons, a buffet of small bites, as well as an unforgettable dance party! The doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the band hits the stage at 10:00 p.m. Tickets are available at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org and the Proctors Theater Box Office. Guests must be 21+ to attend.

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.