SPRINGTIME IS WIN-BIG-TIME WITH THE MILLION CASH “WHERE IN THE WORLD WINNINGS” AT RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY
Schenectady, NY – March 28, 2018 – Guests at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady will have a chance to win up to one million dollars every weekend throughout the month of April during the Where in the World Winnings springtime promotion.
Throughout April, Rush Rewards members can earn points on slots, video poker and table games for entries into the Where in the World Winnings drawings. Guests will receive 1 entry for every 5 points earned from April 1 through April 27, and new Rush Rewards members will receive 1 entry into the drawings upon sign-up.
On each drawing day, Rush Rewards members must activate their entries at a Promotional Kiosk between 6 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Drawings will be held at 9:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday throughout April. During each drawing, 5 guests will be selected to choose a displayed money bag to reveal cash or Free Slot Play prizes. 1 money bag is guaranteed to reveal 1,000,000 cash in an undetermined international currency.
The guest who revealed the 1,000,000 cash will then select an envelope from a drawing drum to reveal which international currency they will receive their 1,000,000 cash prize in. For example, if the guest selects Japanese Yen, their prize is equivalent to 10,000 US Dollars and if they select United States Dollars, they win $1,000,000 cash.
Winners will have 3 minutes to claim their prize and must be present to win.
Additional promotions and events include:
Gaming Promotions and Giveaways
$25K Rivers Blackjack Series – Guests who play 5+ rated hours each week from March 24 – April 14 at eligible table games will be invited to participate in the following week’s Blackjack Tournament preliminary round and play to win their share of $5,000 cash and a spot in the final round. Weekly preliminary rounds will be held on April 6, 13 and 20 with the final round on April 27, 2019. The top two players from each preliminary round, and at least 1 wild card player drawn on April 27, will participate in the final round, where they will play to claim their share of $10,000 cash.
New Rush Rewards Member Promotion – Rush Rewards members who sign up throughout the month of April, will be able to choose between an instant prize of $10 Free Slot Play OR risking that instant prize to take 500 units of a mystery international currency for their chance to take home prizes ranging from $5 to $500 Free Slot Play. All new Rush Rewards members will also receive 1 free entry into the Where in the World Winnings drawings and an instant $10 Match Play coupon.
Friends with Benefits – Throughout April, 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 April, 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., where the 10 high scorers will split $5,000 Free Slot Play – DOUBLE the usual prize amount! Guests may also book a one-night $55 hotel stay on Monday or Sunday each week, based on availability and exclusions.
Food and Beverage
Easter Buffet – On Sunday, April 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy a gourmet Easter brunch buffet at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center. The delicious buffet includes bagel, omelet, crepe, salad, and chilled seafood specialty buffet stations; a carving station; decadent dessert displays; a chocolate fountain and more. The buffet is $39 plus tax and gratuity for adults, $19 for kids ages 4-12, and free for children 3 and under. Kids under 12 will also receive a free Easter gift, while supplies last. Pre-paid reservations can be made at (518) 579-8811.
NCAA Basketball Tournament Specials – During the NCAA Basketball Tournament games, guests can purchase a dozen boneless wings and 12 oz. Coors draft for $9.99 in Van Slyck’s from 12 p.m. through 8 p.m. The special will be available on Saturday, April 6 and Monday, April 8.
National Beer Day Draft Special – On Sunday, April 7, from 12p.m. to 4 p.m. at Van Slyck’s and from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. at Dukes Lounge, a $2 draft special on Mad Jack beer will be available in honor of National Beer Day.
$2 Draft Specials – Throughout April, a $2 domestic draft beer special will be available at both Dukes Lounge and Van Slyck’s bars during operating hours.
Events and Entertainment
Psychic Medium Katie Manning – On Tuesday, April 2, Psychic Medium Katie Manning will be performing two shows, at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.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. Show #1 on this date is sold out. Tickets for show #2 are $25 and can be purchased online at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org or at the Proctors Theater box office in Schenectady.
Cage Wars 41 – A night of high-energy, intense MMA fights, is returning to the Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center on Saturday, April 6. Following 5 previous sold-out competitions, Cage Wars 41 will feature over 12 local/regional amateur fights and 2+ world title fights. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first fight starts at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased online at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org or at the Proctors Theater Box Office.
Albany Patroons Basketball Team Meet & Greet – Friday, April 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Van Slyck’s, guests will be able to meet players and coaches from the Albany Patroons Basketball team. The Patroons will sign autographs, take photos, and guests can receive free tickets to a home game.
Tusk Concert – Friday, April 19, Rush Rewards members will be treated to the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute show when Tusk hits the stage at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center. The show is free and exclusively for Rush Rewards members. Rush Rewards membership is free and available to all guests over the age of 21. All Rush Rewards members may receive 1 complimentary ticket at the Rush Rewards Center on the day of the show. Limited first-come, first-served seating will be available. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
MOPCO Improv Comedy Dinner – Tuesday, April 30, MOPCO, the former residential improv company at Proctors Theater, and voted the Capital Region’s best in comedy 3 years in a row and counting, will entertain guests with a hilarious live performance at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and entertainment begins at 7 p.m. Dinner will be served during the show and includes a house salad with balsamic dressing; classic chicken parmesan with pasta marinara; and Italian cookies and pastries for dessert. Coffee, tea and soft drinks will also be served. Tickets are $30 and are available at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org, or the Proctors Theater Box Office.
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.