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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Remains Temporarily Closed – All April Entertainment and Events Postponed or Cancelled

Posted: March 30, 2020

Schenectady, NY (March 30, 2020) – Following New York Governor Cuomo’s executive orders, and in partnership with the New York State Gaming Commission, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, including The Landing Hotel, will remain temporarily closed until April 19, 2020. All entertainment and events scheduled at the casino for April have been postponed or cancelled. […]

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RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS OPERATIONS

Posted: March 16, 2020

SCHENECTADY, NY—March 16, 2020—In the best interests of our Team Members, guests and the greater Capital District, we are temporarily closing Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, including The Landing Hotel, effective immediately for fourteen days. Although there have been no known cases of COVID-19 at the property, we are suspending operations out of an abundance […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Partners with Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County During Women Build 2020

Posted: March 5, 2020

Schenectady, NY (March 5, 2020) – Rivers Casino & Resort team members partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County for Women Build Week for a company build-day on Wednesday, March 4th. Rivers Casino team members worked side-by-side with the future Habitat homeowner along with other habitat volunteers. “Rivers Casino understands what it means to […]

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Outlaw Country Star Aaron Lewis and Australia’s “Thunder from Down Under” Coming to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in June

Posted: March 2, 2020

Schenectady, NY (March 2, 2020) – Outlaw country star Aaron Lewis returns for a two-show stand as part of his widely acclaimed “State I’m In Tour,” and Australia’s Thunder from Down Under will make the ladies hearts swoon when they take the stage at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center in June. Tickets […]

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Crack That Case and Win Big in March at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: February 27, 2020

Schenectady, NY (February 27, 2020) – Guests at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will have a chance to win thousands in cash and Free Slot Play during the $120,000 Crack That Case promotion. Throughout the month, Rush Rewards guests will be able to receive 1 entry for every 5 points earned on slots and video […]

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Progressive Rock Master Alan Parsons, the Soulful Sounds of Motown, and a Tribute to Boy Bands Coming to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in May

Posted: February 3, 2020

Schenectady, NY (February 3, 2020) – Guests will experience the unparalleled fusion of blues, folk, and progressive rock when 11-time Grammy nominated artist and producer Alan Parsons takes the stage at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center with the Alan Parsons Live Project on Friday, May 8. Also, in May, guests will travel […]

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Cage Wars Mixed Martial Arts Returns to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in April

Posted: January 31, 2020

Schenectady, NY (January 31, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is thrilled to announce the return of Cage Wars, a high-energy evening of Mixed Martial Arts action. Following a series of prior sold-out competitions, Cage Wars 46 will take place at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Friday, April 10, 2020. […]

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Every Day is Valentine’s Day at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady During the Month of February

Posted: January 30, 2020

Schenectady, NY (January 30, 2020) – Feel the love at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in February, where guests will have a chance to win big during the Rush to Riches promotion. Throughout the month, Rush Rewards guests will be able to receive 1 entry for every 20 points earned on slots and video poker, […]

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Albany Patroons Team Up With Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady for 2020 Season as Premier Sponsor

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Schenectady, NY (January 30, 2020) – The Albany Patroons, the 2019 TBL champions, has announced that Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will be the premier sponsor of the Patroons’ 2020 season. “We’re thrilled to partner with Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady for this exciting new chapter for the Albany Patroons,” said Dr. Timothy Maggs, owner, […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Named 2020 Schenectady Soup Stroll “Souperstar”

Posted: January 26, 2020

Schenectady, NY (January 25, 2020) – Downtown Schenectady’s streets and businesses were teeming with thousands of visitors today during the 5th Annual Schenectady Soup Stroll from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. During the event, guests sampled an outstanding selection of soup recipes from 34 participating restaurants. Those who sampled at least 10 soups were encouraged […]

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The 80’s Strike Back With New Weekly Entertainment Series at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: January 24, 2020

Schenectady, NY (January 24, 2020) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is kicking off its brand new weekly The 80’s Strike Back music series with a special opening night celebration at Van Slyck’s lounge on Thursday, February 6. The FREE kick-off celebration will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and includes live music from […]

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New Year, New Hope Celebration For Those Facing Cancer – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Joins Forces With the American Cancer Society

Posted: January 23, 2020

Schenectady, NY (January 23, 2020) – During tonight’s New Year, New Hope Celebration at the American Cancer Society HopeClub in Latham, NY cancer survivors and HopeClub supporters were treated to food prepared by volunteers from Rivers Casino & Resort and entertainment from the Shenendehowa Middle School treble choir. This year, Rivers Casino & Resort and their […]

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Legend Johnny Rivers and Tributes to Steely Dan and Jimmy Buffet Coming to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in April

Posted: January 20, 2020

Schenectady, NY (January 20, 2020) – Guests will experience all the classic hits from rock ‘n’ roll legend Johnny Rivers, the jazz rock songs of Steely Dan with Brooklyn Charmers, and the ultimate beach party with the music of Jimmy Buffet during the Changes in Latitudes dinner show at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady […]

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A Culinary Celebration of Mardi Gras, the Ultimate Ladies Night out, and Tributes to Elton John and the Beach Boys All Coming to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in February and March

Posted: January 3, 2020

Schenectady, NY (January 3, 2020) – Guests will experience the amazing tastes of Mardi Gras with a Cajun buffet, a very special ladies night out during the Little Black Dress Party, the Yellow Brick Road tribute show featuring the classic hits of the legendary Elton John, and the 60’s surf songs of the Beach Boys […]

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Kick Off 2020 With a Big Win at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: December 30, 2019

Schenectady, NY (December 30, 2019) – Guests can start off 2020 with a big win during the $1,600,000 Free Play Free Fall promotion at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady. Throughout the month, Rush Rewards guests will be able to receive 1 entry for every 10 points earned on slots and video poker, and 2 entries […]

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Legendary Singer-Songwriter Neil Sedaka Coming to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in April

Posted: December 5, 2019

Schenectady, NY (December 5, 2019) – Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka will bring his prolific catalog of hits to the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Friday, April 17, 2020. From teen pop sensation in the 50’s, a tunesmith in the 60’s, a superstar in the 70’s, to a constant force in writing and […]

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80’s Arena Rockers Night Ranger, Country Music’s Eli Young Band, R&B Hitmaker Al B. Sure!, and Tribute to Frankie Valli All Coming to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady This Winter

Posted: December 2, 2019

Schenectady, NY (December 2, 2019) – Guests will experience classic 80’s arena rockers Night Ranger, country music hitmakers Eli Young Band, R&B’s Al B. Sure!, and the timeless music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons during the December ’63 dinner shows, when all four amazing acts take the stage at the Rivers Casino & […]

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

Posted: November 29, 2019

Schenectady, NY (November 29, 2019) – 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 earn FREE Macy’s gift cards during the Macy’s Under the Tree Shopping Spree promotion. From December 1 to December 15, Rush Rewards members […]

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Cage Wars Mixed Martial Arts Returns to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in January

Posted: November 25, 2019

Schenectady, NY (November 25, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is thrilled to announce the return of Cage Wars, a high-energy evening of Mixed Martial Arts action. Following a series of prior sold-out competitions, Cage Wars 45 will take place at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Friday, January 31, 2020. […]

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R&B Superstar JOE and Tributes to the Legendary Ray Charles and Hard Rock Giants Van Halen Coming to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in January

Posted: November 18, 2019

Schenectady, NY (November 18, 2019) – Guests will experience the soulful sounds of R&B great JOE, the uplifting music of Ray Charles during the Forever Ray dinner show, and the excitement of one of the best rock bands in the world, Van Halen, with Completely Unchained, when all three incredible acts perform at the Rivers […]

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New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association Presents The Landing Hotel’s Laura Primiano with General Manager of the Year Award

Posted: November 5, 2019

Schenectady, NY (November 5, 2019) – Laura Primiano, General Manager at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady’s The Landing Hotel, is the recipient of this year’s New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association’s (NYSH&TA) 2019 Outstanding General Manager of the Year award. Primiano was recognized at the Association’s 2019 Stars of the Industry Awards Gala held at […]

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Learn How to Decorate Holiday Cookies Like a Pro at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

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Schenectady, NY (November 5, 2019) – Guests can learn how to decorate holiday cookies just like a professional with local Instagram sensation Kelly, of Kelly’s Cookies, at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Saturday, December 21. Two cookie decorating sessions are available – one from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the […]

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Strike Gold in November at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: October 30, 2019

Schenectady, NY (October 30, 2019) – The Gold Rush is back on again in November at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, where guests will have a chance to win real gold, Free Slot Play, and various instant win prizes during the 3rd Annual Gold Rush promotion. Throughout the month, Rush Rewards members can exchange 50 […]

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Ring in 2020 at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Roaring New Year’s Eve Party

Posted: October 22, 2019

Schenectady, NY (October 22, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady guests are invited to ring in 2020 at their largest event of the year, A Roaring New Year’s Eve, with the Capital Region’s premier horn-fueled party band, Funk Evolution. The perfect way to close out 2019, this unforgettable funkadelic dance party will be held […]

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Let Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Do the Cooking This Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted: October 17, 2019

Schenectady, NY (October 17, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is offering guests some spectacular dining options throughout the Thanksgiving Day weekend. Guests will be able to enjoy an amazing farm-to-table style Thanksgiving buffet in the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, and indulge in a pair […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady to Host First Ever Sports Betting EXPO

Posted: October 9, 2019

Schenectady, NY (October 9, 2019) – It’s a sports fan’s dream come true as Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady invites guests to attend its first-ever Sports Betting EXPO on Saturday, October 26. The EXPO will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes discussion panels and meet & greets with professional athletes, sports betting […]

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Massachusetts Man Wins More Than 350K at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: October 3, 2019

Schenectady, NY (October 3, 2019) – Huge win for an Adams, Massachusetts man on Wednesday who placed a 5-dollar poker bet and hit a Progressive Jackpot for over $350,000! Jeffrey was sporting a brand-new Pineapple Print dress shirt his wife had given to him just the day before. She told him to wear it to […]

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Treat Yourself in October With a Chance to Win a New Chevy Equinox and Thousands in Cash and Prizes at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: September 30, 2019

Schenectady, NY (September 30, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady guests will have a chance to win a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox FWD LS or thousands in cash and Free Slot Play during the $225,000 Poltergeist Punch-Out promotion. Throughout the month, Rush Rewards members can earn entries for the $225,000 Poltergeist Punch-Out drawings. Guests will […]

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Heavy Metal Legends Blue Öyster Cult to Rock the Stage at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: September 23, 2019

Schenectady, NY (September 23, 2019) – Legendary heavy metal band Blue Öyster Cult will rock the stage at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Saturday, December 28, 2019. Fans will be treated to an unforgettable show, including the bands stone-cold rock classics, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Godzilla,” and “Burnin’ for You”. Tickets […]

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Comedian Kathleen Madigan to Perform at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

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Schenectady, NY (September 23, 2019) –Award-winning comic and TV personality Kathleen Madigan will bring her uproarious stand-up show to the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Friday, December 27, 2019. Madigan, whose stellar career has spanned nearly 30-years, and includes performances on every late night show ever made, will treat guests to an […]

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Cage Wars Mixed Martial Arts Returns to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in November

Posted: September 13, 2019

Schenectady, NY (September 13, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is excited to announce the return of Cage Wars, a high-energy evening of Mixed Martial Arts action. Following a series of prior sold-out competitions, Cage Wars 44 will take place at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Saturday, November 23, 2019. […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady to Host “Rolled & On The Rocks” Whiskey Tasting and Cigar Event

Posted: September 12, 2019

Schenectady, NY (September 12, 2019) – Guests can sample some of the finest cigars and whiskey during the Rolled & On The Rocks event at the Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center on Thursday, September 26, 2019. During the event, guests will be able to roll-their-own and sample cigars, enjoy whiskey tastings and seminars, light […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady to Host Meet & Greet With New York Yankees Baseball Legends

Posted: September 11, 2019

Schenectady, NY (September 11, 2019) – As baseball season continues, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady invites guests to attend a Meet & Greet with New York Yankees legends on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Attending players include former Yankees Captain and 1977 & 1978 World Series Champion, Graig Nettles; former Yankees pitcher and 1977 World Series […]

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Make It a September to Remember With a Chance to Win One Million Dollars Cash at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: August 29, 2019

Schenectady, NY (August 29, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady guests will have a chance to win Free Slot Play and thousands in cash, including a $1,000,000 cash grand prize, during the Rivers Make A Million promotion. Throughout the month, Rush Rewards members can earn entries for the Rivers Make A Million drawings. Guests […]

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Win Big and Help in the Effort to Build Affordable Housing at the Charity Series of Poker Tournament at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: August 8, 2019

Players will compete for $5,000 Grand Prize in The House That Cards Built tournament Schenectady, NY (August 8, 2019) – The first Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County will take place Thursday, August 29 at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center. All net proceeds from […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Hosts 3rd Annual Electric City Food Truck Festival

Posted: August 5, 2019

Schenectady, NY (August 5, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will host the 3rd annual Electric City Food Truck Festival on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The festival is open to the public, features over a dozen food trucks, live entertainment throughout the day, including a special performance by American Idol’s Madison VanDenburg, and will […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Extends Harbor Jam Summer Concert Series With Chart-Topping Little River Band

Posted: August 1, 2019

Schenectady, NY (August 1, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is extending its free Harbor Jam Summer Concert Series with an encore performance by Little River Band on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The smooth rock hit machines will take the stage at 6 p.m. at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater. Dubbed by Eagles founding member, […]

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Beat the Heat and Win Big in August – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is Giving Away a Brand-New Subaru Legacy or Jeep Cherokee Every Weekend, Guaranteed!

Posted: July 29, 2019

Schenectady, NY (July 29, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady guests will have a chance to win thousands in cash, Free Slot Play, or their choice of a brand-new 2019 Subaru Legacy or Jeep Cherokee during the $260,000 CAR-nival promotion. Throughout the month, Rush Rewards members can earn entries between July 29 and September […]

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Justin Moore Named Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady General Manager

Posted: July 24, 2019

Schenectady, NY (July 24, 2019) – It’s official, Justin Moore has been named general manager of Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady. The announcement was made by Rush Street Gaming Co-Founder and CEO, Greg Carlin, during his opening remarks at the launch of the state’s first legal sports wagering lounge at Rivers Casino last week. “Strong […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Makes History with Opening of New Sportsbook Lounge

Posted: July 16, 2019

Schenectady, NY (July 16, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady officially launched legal sports betting in New York State with the opening of its new Rivers Sportsbook lounge. “We’re so proud to be the first gaming operator in New York to take legal sports bets,” said Rivers Casino & Resort General Manager Justin Moore. […]

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Whose Line Is It Anyway Star Colin Mochrie, Comedy Giant Wayne Brady and British Hit-Makers Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone Coming to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady this Fall

Posted: July 15, 2019

Schenectady, NY (July 15, 2019) – Guests will have their minds blown during Colin Mochrie’s HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis show, share the laughs with Wayne Brady, and sing along with Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone when all three amazing acts hit the stage at the Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center during separate performances in […]

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Veterans Miracle Center Receives $17,000 Donation from Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: July 11, 2019

Albany, NY (July 8, 2019) – The Veterans Miracle Center is pleased to announce that it has received a $17,000 donation from Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady. This generous donation will be used to purchase clothing – including shoes, winter hats and boots – along with personal care and hygiene products and other items, for […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady to Host Capital Region’s First-Ever Madden NFL eSports Tournament

Posted: July 1, 2019

Schenectady, NY (July 1, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort announced today that they will be hosting the Electric City Classic, a single-elimination Madden NFL eSports tournament featuring players from across the country and potentially the Capital District. The best EA Sports Madden NFL 19 video game players from across the country will be squaring-off […]

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Cage Wars Mixed Martial Arts Returns to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in September

Posted: June 30, 2019

Schenectady, NY (June 29, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is excited to announce the return of Cage Wars, a high-energy evening of Mixed Martial Arts action. Following a host of prior sold-out competitions, Cage Wars 43 will take place at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Friday, September 13, 2019. […]

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Enjoy the Summer Ride With a Chance to Win A Harley-Davidson Motorcycle or Thousands in Cash and Prizes at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: June 28, 2019

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 […]

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Vegas Veteran and Sportsbook Expert “Harborside” Hal Wafer Named New Sportsbook Manager at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: June 26, 2019

Schenectady, NY (June 26, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady announced today that their new Rivers Sportsbook lounge will be managed by Hal Wafer. “Harborside Hal” as he will be known throughout the Capital Region, joins the Rivers Casino team after serving as the Racing and Sportsbook Supervisor at Caesars Horseshoe in Robinsonville, Mississippi. […]

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Comment on New York State Gaming Commission’s Approval of Sports Betting Regulations

Posted: June 10, 2019

Schenectady, NY (June 10, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady has released a comment on the New York State Gaming Commission’s final approval to legalize sports betting in New York state. Today’s approval by the New York State Gaming Commission authorizes and regulates the conduct of sports wagering at the four commercial casinos licensed […]

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Roll Into Summer With a Chance to Win a 2019 Dodge Challenger SXT at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: May 29, 2019

Schenectady, NY (May 29, 2019) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady could give away up to 45 2019 Dodge Challengers throughout the month of June during the Wheels or Fortune: Challenger Edition promotion. Throughout the month, Rush Rewards members can earn points on slots, video poker and table games for entries into the Wheels or […]

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Shuli Egar of the Howard Stern Show to Headline a Night of Comedy at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Posted: May 28, 2019

Schenectady, NY (May 28, 2019) – Howard Stern Show regular, Shuli Egar, will headline a night of comedy at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Friday, July 19, 2019. Shuli will be joined by fellow comedians Mike Morse, James Mattern, and Mike Feeney for a side-splitting evening of laughter. Tickets go on […]

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Nashville Hitmaker Jerrod Niemann to Thrill Country Music Fans at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

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Schenectady, NY (May 28, 2019) – Prolific country music hitmaker Jerrod Niemann will bring his electrifying live show to the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Friday, August 16, 2019. Known for his clever wordplay and attention-grabbing lyrics, Niemann, will delight fans with an evening packed full of his inspirational and patriotic country […]

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