Vegas Strip Coming to Schenectady as Ultra Magician Steve Wyrick Attempts to Make a Helicopter Appear at Grand Opening Event for The Landing Hotel on July 25th

Wyrick’s appearances include The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, American Chopper, and thousands of headline performances at premiere Las Vegas venues


SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is bringing the Vegas Strip to the Electric City with ultra magician and illusionist Steve Wyrick, known for taking the art of magic to new heights. Wyrick will stunningly make a full-size helicopter appear on stage inside the Event Center before a live VIP audience to officially open The Landing Hotel on July 25th.

Wyrick has performed ‘breathtaking magic’ around the world and has performed live for kings, queens, princes, presidents, and the Sultan of Brunei.  He has headlined thousands of shows at top mega resorts in Las Vegas and has wowed the hosts of top Talk and Reality TV Shows. TV Guide called Wyrick’s grand illusions “unparalleled.” the illusion that made him famous, “The Blades of Death Challenge,”

“Rivers Casino is bringing Las Vegas icon Steve Wyrick to Schenectady because we want entertainment that awes and dazzles, just like the The Landing Hotel,” said Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady General Manager Mary Cheeks. “Steve is an amazing illusionist and this performance for our opening will go down in Capital Region history!”

“I couldn’t be more excited to bring my mind blowing illusions to Rivers Casino & Resort to make The Landing Hotel’s grand opening celebration a truly magical event,” Wyrick enthused. “My new multimedia show merges the art of illusion with the most advanced video technology available. I’ll also be performing audience interactive illusions so guests can experience magic at their fingertips. I promise an unforgettable and totally original and captivating performance that Schenectady won’t forget!”

In a never-before-seen illusion in the Capital Region, Wyrick will attempt to magically make a full-size helicopter appear from thin air at Rivers Casino and Resort Schenectady, a spectacular “landing” that will launch the grand opening for The Landing Hotel – the area’s newest boutique destination featuring luxury accommodations, amenities, and unrivaled views of the Mohawk River. Wyrick will also perform other highlights from his acclaimed act, including sleight-of-hand, going inside a Ms. Pac-Man game and his groundbreaking underwater magic all of which will astound and mesmerize.

The 165 room Landing Hotel is the final component of the $330 million Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady to come online, and was developed in partnership with Rotterdam-based The Galesi Group. Reservations and additional hotel information are available at:

The Landing Hotel offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, chic lounge, outdoor patios and meeting space, as well as dining in the hotel lobby and bar area, adjoining patio or contemporary, inviting sunroom. Guests will be able to order room service from any of the five restaurants at Rivers Casino & Resort, or book in-room treatments from Splash Spa.

The Landing Hotel is steps from the Capital Region’s only full-service casino, with a state-of-the art mix of 1,150 slot machines, 67 table games and a 16-table poker room.


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 (opening July of 2017). For more information on Rivers Casino & Resort, visit