Rivers Casino & Resort Celebrates First Anniversary
1,100 new jobs, $26 million in jackpots, $53 million in new tax revenue, 350 events to date
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – February 5, 2018 – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is celebrating its First Anniversary on Thursday, February 8, and is marking the occasion with a full month of special events, entertainment, promotions and concerts.
The Capital Region’s only casino has welcomed more than 1.5 million guests since opening its doors. Gaming enthusiasts have come in droves to experience the region’s only table games, poker room, and best slot machine action in the area. Guests have also enjoyed headline entertainment, award-winning dining, pampering spa treatments and beautiful accommodations at The Landing Hotel, Schenectady’s newest upscale boutique hotel.
During its first year of operation, players have hit more than 11,000 jackpots, which collectively paid out more than $26 million.
“I am incredibly thankful to our guests, our many community partners and our dedicated team members as we mark this important milestone,” said Rivers Casino & Resort General Manager Rob Long. “Rivers’ first year has been simply tremendous, and we look forward to the years to come.”
Getting the Party Started
Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is celebrating its First Anniversary by throwing a month-long party filled with entertainment, promotions, specials and of course birthday cake. The Mallozzi Family is creating a special cake to celebrate this momentous occasion that will be served property-wide on Rivers’ anniversary date, Thursday, February 8.
A special event will be held on February 8 to thank Team Members for all their efforts leading up to and during Rivers’ first year of business, at which a mural will be unveiled that features the handprints of the entire Rivers team: “The Hands That Built Rivers.”
The anniversary weekend will be highlighted by a special performance by Country Music Superstar Randy Houser, who will appear Friday, February 9 in the Event Center. On Saturday, February 10, the Rivers All-Star Bands will take the stage of the Event Center. Fan favorites who have performed throughout Rivers’ first year will return for one night of non-stop excitement, with six different bands performing from 6:00 p.m. to midnight.
For more information on other events, promotions, giveaways, and entertainment, as well as Splash Spa specials and room packages at The Landing Hotel, visit riverscasinoandresort.com.
Great Place to Work, Proud Community Partner & Strong Economic Engine
In its inaugural year, Rivers Casino & Resort and The Landing Hotel have proven to be great places to work. The property employs more than 1,100 Team Members, who have earned more than $43 million in wages. Team Members receive great benefits, including tuition reimbursement and immediate vesting in a 401(k). It’s a workplace that celebrates diversity in a fun and exciting environment.
Rivers Casino Team Members have volunteered hundreds of hours in the community, including with the dozens of groups and organizations Rivers has partnered with since opening. Rivers has also become a gathering place for the community – the property has hosted more than 350 events in its first year.
Rivers has supported local businesses through programs like Gift Day Partners, which features giveaways from local companies like Stewart’s Shops, Kernal Cravings and Bow Tie Cinemas.
Rivers Casino & Resort and its community partners have transformed one of the oldest brownfields in the country into a world-class entertainment destination that has generated more than $53 million in taxes.
NOTE FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY: Rivers invites the media to attend a special Team Member appreciation event on February 8, at 2:00 p.m., at which “The Hands That Built Rivers” mural will be unveiled. Rivers’ leadership will be on-hand to congratulate Team Members and thank the community.
About Rivers Casino & Resort
Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady features a 50,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,150 slot machines, 67 gaming tables and 16 poker tables. The floor is attached to a 10,000-square-foot Event Center capable of hosting more than 900 people for conventions and special events, one of the largest spaces in the region. Also on the property are five restaurants, Splash Spa and the 165-room The Landing Hotel. For more information on Rivers Casino & Resort, visit www.riverscasinoandresort.com.