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CAGE WARS RETURNS TO RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY

Posted: May 15, 2018

SCHENECTADY, NY (May 15, 2018) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady welcomes the return of Cage Wars, a high-energy and intense Mixed Martial Arts competition. Coming off of a sold-out first event, Cage Wars will host three more events at Rivers in the Event Center on Saturday, July 14th, Saturday, September 15th and Saturday, November […]

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RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER HARBOR JAM CONCERT SERIES

Posted: May 10, 2018

Schenectady, NY (May 10, 2018) – Rivers Casino & Resort will be kicking off summer with its new Harbor Jam concert series at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater. Harbor Jam is the first entertainment booked at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater since its completion by the Galesi Group at the end of 2017. Harbor Jam will feature […]

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RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY PARTNERS WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF SCHENECTADY

Posted: May 8, 2018

SCHENECTADY, NY (May 8, 2018) – Rivers Casino & Resort team members took part in Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County’s Women Build Week, with Rivers volunteers participating in their first build day on Wednesday, May 9. Rivers also signed on to be the water sponsor for the Schenectady Habitat affiliate for the duration of […]

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ROLL INTO RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY’S CAR SHOW & AUCTION

Posted: May 7, 2018

SCHENECTADY, NY (May 7, 2018) – The inaugural Rollin’ on the River Car Show & Auction at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will be held in the employee parking lot on Saturday, May 19th, with a rain date of Sunday, May 20th. The event will include a 50/50 and raffle prizes, a DJ and concessions. […]

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RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY AND CAPITAL OFF-TRACK BETTING ANNOUNCE NEW GAMING PARTNERSHIP

Posted: May 3, 2018

SCHENECTADY, NY (May 3, 2018) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is excited to announce a truly historic partnership with Capital Off-Track Betting, which will bring OTB’s complete horse wagering services to Rivers Casino. With this partnership, Rivers will become the first and only casino in New York State to offer live on-site horse betting […]

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MAY BLOSSOMS AT RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY WITH A $45K FLIP & WIN BACKYARD MAKEOVER

Posted: April 30, 2018

SCHENECTADY, NY (April 30, 2018) – May brings the heat at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, where Rush Rewards members will have the chance to win a backyard transformation, free slot play and cash during its $45K Flip & Win Backyard Makeover promotion. Guests will receive one entry for every 10 points earned on slots, […]

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Every day is Earth Day at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: April 20, 2018

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (April 20, 2018) — Earth Day is more than just a day to raise awareness and promote environmentally friendly initiatives — it’s a concept the property has embraced since its inception. Built on the site of a decades-old brownfield on the Mohawk River, it’s now home to a hub for business, living, recreation […]

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RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY CELEBRATES AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY WITH CONCERTS & FIREWORKS

Posted: April 16, 2018

SCHENECTADY, NY (April 16, 2018) – There is no better way to celebrate America’s birthday than with a collection of concerts featuring some of the most iconic hits from an era of big hair and even bigger parties. Enjoy two nights of rock ‘n’ roll classics at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady on Tuesday, July […]

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RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY NAMED TOP WORKPLACE

Posted: April 12, 2018

SCHENECTADY, NY – April 12, 2018 – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is proud to announce that it has been named a Top Workplace by the Times Union. The Top Workplace recognition is based entirely on results from a survey provided to employees and their opinions related to their work environment. The coveted recognition comes […]

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RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY HOLDS 3rd $100,000 GUARANTEED CAPITAL REGION CLASSIC

Posted: April 9, 2018

SCHENECTADY, NY (April 9, 2018) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will go all-in during its third $100,000 guaranteed Capital Region Classic Poker Tournament, the largest poker event in the area, from May 23 through May 27 in Van Slyck’s. Poker players will compete for a chance to win a piece of the $100,000 prize […]

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REMINISCE ABOUT THE DAYS OF THE RAT PACK WITH DEAN TRIBUTE SHOW & DINNER

Posted: March 26, 2018

Schenectady, NY (March 26, 2018) – The good old days of the Rat Pack are back with impressionist Tom Stevens, who will channel the legendary Dean Martin in the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on May 9, 2018. Enjoy a night of music and classic Italian dishes during this tribute to an original […]

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INDULGE IN A GOURMET EASTER BRUNCH AT RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY

Posted: March 19, 2018

Schenectady, NY (March 19, 2018) – Dukes Chophouse at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will be offering a gourmet Easter brunch menu on Sunday, April 1. Champagne and mimosas will be handed out upon entry and the tables will be set with beautiful baskets full of fresh and delicious pastries, croissants, and breads accompanied by […]

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ROCK ON IN TRUE 80’S FASHION AT RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY

Posted: March 12, 2018

Schenectady, NY (March 12, 2018) – Lovers of Rock ‘n’ Roll will enjoy a night of music straight from the Glam Band era at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady’s Event Center on Saturday, March 17th. Proven to be THE Premier Rockers for hair band fanatics, Mullett recreates classics from the 80’s with unrivaled conviction. Guests […]

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LONESTAR SET TO ‘AMAZE’ CROWD AT RIVERS CASINO AND RESORT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Posted: March 7, 2018

Schenectady (March 7, 2018) – Lonestar, the multi-platinum and award-winning recording country music group behind the iconic love song and smash hit “Amazed” will rock Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady this Memorial Day weekend. The chart-topping quartet will play the Event Center on Saturday, May 26. Self-described as the good ol’ Texas boys who came […]

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CAGE WARS COMES TO RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY

Posted: March 5, 2018

Schenectady (March 5, 2018) – Cage Wars will be hosting a high-energy evening of Mixed Martial Arts at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady’s Event Center on Saturday, April 7. Amateur fighters from all over will come head to head to determine who will become the Cage Wars 36 Champion. Fans can expect a night of […]

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LAUGHTER LIVES FOREVER WITH ROBIN WILLIAMS TRIBUTE DINNER SHOW

Posted: March 1, 2018

Schenectady, NY (March 1, 2018) – The audience won’t believe their eyes and ears when Roger Kabler takes the stage at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Friday, March 9th. Dubbed as “The Ultimate Robin Williams Tribute Experience” Kabler is so much more than an impressionist – his voice, his look, and […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Celebrates First Anniversary

Posted: February 6, 2018

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 […]

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RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY WITH MONTH-LONG CELEBRATION OF EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

Posted: February 1, 2018

Celebrate Rivers’ one-year anniversary all month long with cash prizes, thrilling entertainment, special events and giveaways SCHENECTADY, NY – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is celebrating its one-year anniversary by throwing a month-long party filled with entertainment, promotions, and specials. Guests will also be treated to birthday cake on the property’s actual anniversary date, Thursday, […]

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Rivers Casino & Resort with A Taste for Love

Posted: January 25, 2018

Special Valentine’s Day dinner and entertainment by local favorite Mia Scirocco for just $40 per guest; Specials at Splash Spa and The Landing Hotel make for the perfect Valentine’s Day experience SCHENECTADY, NY — Love is in the air at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady with dining, spa and hotel stay specials.  Couples are invited […]

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Rivers Casino Announces All-Star Bands Concert as Part of One Year Anniversary Celebration

Posted: January 17, 2018

Seven guest favorites return to rock the stage at the Rivers Casino Event Center on Saturday, February 10; Tickets now on sale  Rivers’ First Anniversary Celebration marked by a full month of events, promotions and parties SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort announced today an All-Star Bands Concert that will bring seven performances to […]

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Country Music Superstar Randy Houser to Celebrate Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady’s First Anniversary

Posted: January 8, 2018

Academy Award- and County Music Association- Nominated Randy Houser to play the Rivers Casino Event Center on Friday, February 9; Tickets now on sale Rivers’ First Anniversary Celebration marked by a full month of events, promotions and parties  SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced today country music superstar Randy Houser will appear […]

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RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY ANNOUNCES JANUARY EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

Posted: January 1, 2018

Start 2018 right with cash prizes, special events and giveaways all month long, building to the property’s one-year anniversary in February SCHENECTADY, NY – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is launching into 2018 with a January full of events, giveaways and promotions. The action all month long will build towards the casino’s one-year anniversary and […]

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Escape the Holiday Hustle & Bustle with Seasonal Inspired Treatments at Splash Spa at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: December 13, 2017

Cranberry and Peppermint collections are the perfect way to relax and detox during the busy holiday season   SCHENECTADY, NY — Splash Spa, located at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, is offering festive holiday collections to help guests relax and rejuvenate during the busy holiday season. Whether seeking a facial, massage, manicure or pedicure the […]

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ROB LONG NAMED GENERAL MANAGER FOR SCHENECTADY’S RIVERS CASINO & RESORT

Posted: December 8, 2017

Respected casino executive draws from nearly four decades of gaming leadership SCHENECTADY—December 8, 2017—Rush Street Gaming announced today that Rob Long, formerly president and CEO of Bally’s and Resorts casinos in Tunica, Mississippi, has joined Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady as general manager, effective immediately. Long began his career in gaming in the late 1970s […]

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RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY TO CAP A DECEMBER FULL OF HOLIDAY EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS WITH THE BIGGEST AND BEST NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH IN SCHENECTADY HISTORY

Posted: December 1, 2017

Grammy-winning performers The Commodores, Comedian Frank Caliendo, and 12 Days and Nights of Christmas giveaways highlight the month SCHENECTADY, NY – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady’s December promotions and events will let guests celebrate the holiday season all month long, culminating in a two-day New Year’s Eve celebration featuring Comedian Frank Caliendo, The Commodores and […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort’s First-Ever New Year’s Eve Bash Promises to be the Biggest and Best Party in Schenectady History

Posted: November 10, 2017

The party starts on December 30th with world-renowned impressionist, Fox NFL Sunday and MADtv alum Frank Caliendo New Year’s Eve features the region’s best entertainment with music from legendary Grammy-winning performers The Commodores Tickets and The Landing Hotel packages go on sale today   Dukes Chophouse will WOW revelers with its New Year’s Eve menu   SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Celebrates the Thanksgiving Holiday with Full-Scale Feast and Property-Wide Specials and Promotions

Posted: November 7, 2017

Two fixed menus, special all-holiday season, gaming events and promotions on tap for the holiday weekend SCHENECTADY, NY — Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with friends and family and Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is making that easy, enjoyable and exciting.  The Rivers family wants to invite families to start a new Thanksgiving tradition […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort to Take Office Space at Harbor Center in Mohawk Harbor

Posted: November 6, 2017

SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort is already having positive economic impact on its Mohawk Harbor neighbors by leasing nearby office space. Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady and The Galesi Group announced today that Rivers will be among the first tenants to move into Mohawk Harbor’s Two Harbor Center. Rivers Casino will be taking […]

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Statewide ‘I Love New York’ Empire State Tourism Conference to Be Held at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: November 2, 2017

Three-day event will bring tourism industry from all corners of New York to Schenectady   SCHENECTADY, NY – Discover Schenectady and Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced today that the New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) has selected Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady as the site of the “I Love New York” Empire State […]

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RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY CELEBRATES A GOLD RUSH WITH NOVEMBER EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

Posted: November 1, 2017

November is a golden month at Rivers Casino, with chances to win gold bars, gold coins, cash, and a special Thanksgiving Feast   SCHENECTADY, NY – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced today a “Gold Rush” in the month of November, with special events, promotions and giveaways all month long. The $25,000 Go for Gold […]

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The Capital Region is Invited to ‘Supper With Sinatra’ at Rivers Casino & Resort

Posted: October 31, 2017

Nationally-touring ‘Strictly Sinatra’ to bring the legendary music of Frank Sinatra to the Rivers Event Center; Event open to the public SCHENECTADY, NY — Frank Sinatra fans are invited to return to the days of the Rat Pack on Friday, November 17, in the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center, with a special “Supper […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Pays Out Nearly $500,000 Jackpot to Lucky Three Card Poker Player

Posted: October 29, 2017

SCHENECTADY, NY — One lucky guest became nearly a half-million dollars richer in an instant at the Three Card Poker table at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady this weekend. The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, won $497,152 on a single hand on Saturday night after hitting the table’s progressive jackpot. He drew a 10, […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Receives Chamber of Schenectady County Community Impact Award

Posted: October 19, 2017

 SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady was presented last night with the Chamber of Schenectady County’s Community Impact Award. The award was presented at the Chamber’s 29th Annual Business Awards, which was attended by the Capital Region business community and held at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. The Chamber of Schenectady County […]

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RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY ANNOUNCES OCTOBER EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

Posted: September 29, 2017

Rivers Casino celebrates October with Columbus Day giveaways, Oktoberfest celebration and a chance to win a free car   SCHENECTADY, NY – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is celebrating everything October has to offer with an Oktoberfest celebration with Sam Adams brewery, $20,000 worth of giveaways during Columbus Day weekend and a Halloween bash to […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Celebrates Oktoberfest with Samuel Adams & Stein Hoisting Competition

Posted: September 28, 2017

Shaky-Armed Competitors will Vie for Crown and Trip to Boston for Brewery Tour, Bruins Game and More SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is celebrating Oktoberfest on the banks of the Mohawk River on Friday, October 6, with Samuel Adams Brewery. The event is open to the public – no cover charge – […]

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Dukes Chophouse at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Now Serving Up Weekend Brunch

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Indulgent creations, six-egg omelets and Bloody Mary bar await weekend guests SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced today the start of brunch service at the award-winning Dukes Chophouse. A brunch menu filled with original creations and traditional mainstays will be served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guests […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady to Kick Off the NFL Season with Giants Legend Rodney Hampton

Posted: September 5, 2017

Van Slyck’s entertainment lounge at Rivers will be the place for NFL action this season SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced today that Van Slyck’s entertainment lounge off of the Rivers gaming floor will be the Capital Region’s home for NFL action all season long. Rivers will kick of the season in […]

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RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS

Posted: September 1, 2017

Rivers Casino is the place to be for Labor Day, with fireworks, giveaways and promotions all weekend   SCHENECTADY, NY – Rivers Casino and Resort Schenectady is ending the summer on a high note with a Labor Day weekend packed full of promotions, giveaways, events and even fireworks on the Mohawk River! Fireworks will light […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Crowns Champion of Capital Region Classic Poker Tournament as 733 Entries Drive Prize Pool to More Than $181,000

Posted: August 28, 2017

Shaun Deeb of Wynantskill, NY, Wins $36,559, second place takes home $20,600 SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today announced that the second installment of the wildly popular $100,000 Guaranteed Capital Region Classic drew 733 entries to the Rivers Casino Event Center, generating a prize pool of $181,565. Shaun Deeb of Wynantskill, NY, […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Presents: Rumble on the River

Posted: August 25, 2017

The Rivers Event Center will host seven bouts of boxing action on Saturday, September 23; Tickets start at $40, available today SCHENECTADY, NY – Rivers Casino & Resort is bringing an action-packed night of boxing to the Rivers Event Center for the first time ever on Saturday, September 23. The Rumble on the River will […]

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Phil Hellmuth Takes Home $200K as the First Ever Poker Night in America ‘King of the Hill’ Winner

Posted: August 24, 2017

Poker contest taped at Rivers Casino & Resort featured biggest names in poker; The poker action continues at Rivers with Poker Night in America cash games and the Capital Region Classic $100K Guaranteed No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament SCHENECTADY, NY – In a dramatic comeback last night, “Poker Brat” Phil Hellmuth overcame a more […]

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Lights, Camera, Action: Nationally Televised Poker Night in America Set to Film at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady August 22-25

Posted: August 16, 2017

‘Poker Brat’ Phil Hellmuth, Doug Polk, Daniel Cates, and Frank Kassela headline FIRST EVER Poker Night in America $200K winner-take-all ‘King of the Hill’ competition; The big-name action coincides with the Capital Region Classic $100K Guaranteed No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament SCHENECTADY, NY – It will be lights, camera, action at Rivers Casino & […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady General Manager Mary Cheeks Named as One of the Capital Region’s Women Who Mean Business by the Albany Business Review

Posted: August 14, 2017

SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today announced that General Manager Mary Cheeks has been honored with the prestigious “Women Who Mean Business” award by the Albany Business Review. The award, now in its tenth year, celebrates five local women who have made a difference in their communities, blazed a trail for others, […]

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Registration Opens August 12 for Second Installment of the Wildly Popular Capital Region Classic $100K Guaranteed No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament

Posted: August 9, 2017

Poker Night in America set to roll cameras for first time in Schenectady August 22-25 SCHENECTADY, NY – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today announced the return of its wildly popular Capital Region Classic $100,000 guaranteed No Limit Texas Hold’em poker tournament. The big money tournament action returns to the Rivers Casino Event Center from […]

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Dukes Chophouse at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Receives Open Table’s Diners’ Choice Award

Posted: August 3, 2017

SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today announced Dukes Chophouse is the winner of the Open Table Diners’ Choice Award, just six months after opening its doors. The Diners’ Choice Award recognizes outstanding restaurants based on customer feedback, and signals Dukes Chophouse as one of the most-praised restaurants in the Capital Region. Since […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Announces August Events and Promotions

Posted: August 1, 2017

The $100,000 Guaranteed Capital Region Classic Poker Tournament returns to Rivers; The Electric City Food Truck Festival comes to the Rivers patio August 19   SCHENECTADY, NY – The wildly popular Capital Region Classic $100,000 guaranteed No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament will be returning to Rivers this month! The big money action returns to Rivers on […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Celebrates the Grand Opening of The Landing Hotel, the Capital Region’s Newest Upscale Boutique Destination

Posted: July 25, 2017

The Landing Hotel celebrates in style with ultra-magician and illusionist Steve Wyrick “wowing” guests by making a helicopter appear on stage   SCHENECTADY, NY – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady celebrated the grand opening of The Landing Hotel with a VIP event and Vegas-style magic show that left guests spellbound. The Landing Hotel is the […]

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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

Posted: July 18, 2017

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 […]

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The Landing Hotel at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Begins Taking Reservations

Posted: July 11, 2017

First guests will arrive at The Landing Hotel on July 19, in time for the Saratoga racing season   SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady today announced reservations are being taken for The Landing Hotel, the 165-room, upscale boutique hotel on the Rivers Casino & Resort property. The first guests will arrive at […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Celebrates $10,000,000 in Jackpot Payouts Since Grand Opening

Posted: July 7, 2017

Major jackpot milestone is reached as Rivers readies The Landing Hotel for first overnight guests   SCHENECTADY, NY — Slots players at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady have been hitting it big, taking home more than $10,000,000 in jackpot payouts less than five months since the property’s grand opening. The milestone was recently passed when […]