Enjoy the Summer Ride With a Chance to Win A Harley-Davidson Motorcycle or Thousands in Cash and Prizes at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady
Schenectady, NY (June 28, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady guests will have a chance to win thousands in cash, Free Slot Play, and various prizes, including a 2019 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, during the $330K Build-A-Casino promotion.
Throughout the month, Rush Rewards members can exchange points earned between June 24 and July 31 for three different levels of peel-and-win tickets. Peel-and-wins may reveal Rivers-branded items, Free Slot Play, food credits, Landing Hotel suite stays, drawing entries or casino-themed game pieces.
Guests who collect casino-themed game pieces and complete each slot bank or table game on the $330K Build-A-Casino game board will win corresponding prizes. Grand prizes include $5,000 Free Slot Play at the 100-point level, a 2019 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim FLSL motorcycle at the 200-point level, and $25,000 (paid out as $15,000 cash and $10,000 Free Slot Play) at the 300-point level.
Guests may forego their peel-and-wins to instead use them as tickets to enter a daily drawing for a chance to win up to $5,000 cash on the prize wheel. Winners will have 3 minutes to claim their prize and must be present to win.
Additional promotions and events include:
Gaming Promotions and Giveaways
$10,000 Beat the Heat Hot Seats – Every Wednesday in July, at 10 random times between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., 1 slot machine or video poker machine will be chosen via Hot Seat to be visited by the prize patrol. The guest sitting at the drawn slot machine will receive $200 cash. If there isn’t a guest at the drawn slot machine, the first player to the right will be selected as the winner. Guests must be playing with their Rush Rewards card to be eligible to win.
Harbor Jam Drawings – Guests who visit the Rivers promotional booth at the Harbor Jam Summer Concert Series during each show will 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 their share of $1,500 Free Slot Play. 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 July 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 August 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 July, 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 July, 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 or Sunday each week, based on availability and exclusions.
Food and Beverage
World Chocolate Day – In celebration of World Chocolate Day on July 7, guests will be able to enjoy delicious chocolate chip pancakes as part of the $10 hot breakfast buffet at the Landing Hotel, $5 chocolate martinis at Dukes Chophouse, and $2 chocolate eclairs at Villa Italia. 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 French Fry Day – Guests can celebrate National French Fry Day on July 13 at Flipt where French fries and waffle fries will be available for just 99 cents. The special will be available during Flipt’s regular hours of operation.
Events and Entertainment
4th of July Celebration – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is thrilled to present an Independence Day celebration to remember. The festivities will kick-off Thursday, July 4 at 7 p.m. at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater with a free concert by the most revered Bruce Springsteen tribute band in the world, Tramps Like Us, followed by a firework spectacular queued to classic celebration songs at 9 p.m. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase from the Rivers To Go, Flavors of Lebanon and Wagon Train BBQ food trucks. The concert and fireworks are free and open to the public.
Country Weekend – Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, 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 Martin & Kelly will hit the stage on Saturday. Bands will start at 8 p.m. and finish at midnight, and CMA Winner and local radio personality, Kevin Richards 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+.
ABBAMANIA – On Friday, July 5, Rush Rewards members will experience a rock musical at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center that will take them back to the disco-era of one of the best pop bands in history – ABBA. ABBAMANIA features nine incredible musicians performing more than 20 of ABBA’s hits with the costume changes, choreography, and big studio sound the original band made famous. The show is free and exclusively for Rush Rewards members. All Rush Rewards members may receive 1 complimentary ticket at the Rush Rewards Center on the day of the show starting at 8 a.m. Limited first-come, first-served seating will be available. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Ambrosia (Harbor Jam) – 5-time Grammy nominated band, Ambrosia, will kick-off the 2019 summer concert series, Harbor Jam, with their unique brand of smooth rock music at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater on Saturday, July 6. Fans will hear Ambrosia classics “How Much I Feel,” “Biggest Part of Me,” “You’re the Only Woman (You & I)” and more when the band takes the stage at 6 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.
Luau Dinner Show – Guests will be enthralled by the sights, sounds and tastes of island culture during the Luau Dinner Show, featuring an authentic Polynesian dance group, at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Tuesday, July 9. With Polynesian drums and the allure of seductive Tahitian dancers, guests will be treated to Samoan, Fijian, Tongan, New Zealand and Hula dance styles, along with great Hawaiian and Polynesian music, all while enjoying a delicious island-themed 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 salad with Mandarin oranges, spinach, toasted coconut, sliced almonds, cucumbers and carrots with a sesame ginger vinaigrette; a Huli Huli chicken entrée with pineapple glaze, roasted sweet potato mash, and island string beans; and a pineapple upside-down cake for dessert. Each guest will also receive a complimentary Mai Tai. Coffee, tea and soft drinks will also be served. Tickets are $30 and are available online at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org, or at the Proctors Theater Box Office in Schenectady.
David Victor, formerly of BOSTON, “The Hits of Boston & Styx” (Harbor Jam) – Hear all the hit songs of classic rock mainstays, Boston & Styx, when David Victor, formerly of BOSTON, takes the stage at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater on Saturday, July 13. Victor, the lead vocalist on BOSTON’s #1 classic rock single, “Heaven on Earth”, and his amazing band are sure to impress fans with an evening filled with some of the greatest rock songs from the 70’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.
Comedy Night with Shuli Egar – Howard Stern Show regular, Shuli Egar, will headline a night of comedy at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Friday, July 19. Shuli will be joined by fellow comedians Mike Morse, James Mattern, and Mike Feeney for a side-splitting evening of laughter. Tickets are only $25 and are available at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org, or the Proctors Theater Box Office in Schenectady. Meet & Greet packages are also available for $35. Doors for the event open at 8:30 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m.
John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band (Harbor Jam) – The summer concert series continues Saturday, July 20 with triple-platinum roots rock ‘n’ roll band, John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band. Best known for the smash album, “Eddie & The Cruisers – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”, fans can expect to hear the band’s classics “On The Dark Side,” “Wild Summer Nights,” and “Tender Years”. The concert starts at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.
Electric City Championship, Madden NFL Summer Series – The best Madden NFL 19 video game players in the country will be squaring-off on the virtual gridiron at Van Slyck’s on Saturday, July 20. In addition to being able to watch the exciting finale with the top 4 players live, guests will be treated to a meet & greet with former Packers “Hall of Fame” running back, Ahman Green, former Jets and Ravens star linebacker, Bart Scott, and the voice of Madden Football, Larry Ridley. The event goes from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Must be 21+ to participate or attend. For more information and to sign up for the tournament go to https://compete4ever.com/riverscasino.
Psychic Medium Katie Manning – On Tuesday, July 23, Psychic Medium Katie Manning will be performing two shows, at 6 p.m. and 8p.m., at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center. Schenectady-native, Katie Manning, has sold out over 10 shows at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady since 2018. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org or at the Proctors Theater box office in Schenectady.
Beats & Balance: Silent Yoga – On July 25, and the last Thursday of every month through 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.
CSN Songs (Harbor Jam) – Fans of the legendary Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young will be singing along to all the band’s classic folk-rock hits when CSN Songs hits the stage at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater on Saturday, July 27. CSN Songs reproduce live the band’s catalog as closely as possible to how the songs were originally written, recorded and performed throughout Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young’s musical legacy. Concert starts at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.
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.