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News Release | Philadelphia, PA Posted on 02.27.20

BetRivers Sportsbook and The Event Center offer the best seats for college basketball’s biggest tournament

PHILADELPHIA — Feb. 27, 2020 — The biggest basketball tournament of the year is here; sit back and enjoy the action at Rivers Casino Philadelphia during the “March Mania” viewing parties on Thursday, March 19, and Friday, March 20. Guests can enjoy reserved seating in the state-of-the-art BetRivers Sportsbook or The Event Center and eat like champions with two endless buffets.

Reserved seating in the BetRivers Sportsbook is currently $125, but starting on Sunday, March 1, tickets will be reduced to $75 per person, per day. This one-week discount runs through Saturday, March 7. Reserved seating in The Event Center is $50 per person for only Thursday, March 19.

Guests will have the option to wager at the 22 self-service betting kiosks and six betting windows in the sportsbook, while guests in The Event Center can visit to place a bet from their mobile devices. Hundreds of betting options are available for the NCAA tournament, including in-game betting and prop bets.

Additional viewing locations for the tournament also include Jack’s Bar + Grill and Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House during regular dining hours. Meanwhile, enter for the chance to win tickets to the March Mania semifinals and championship games in Atlanta.

“The BetRivers Sportsbook and The Event Center will be Philly’s game-day destinations to watch, wager and enjoy this year’s tournament,” said Jim Llewellyn, BetRivers Sportsbook manager at Rivers Casino Philadelphia. “We had an exciting football season, and we’re looking forward to hosting the ultimate viewing parties to kick off opening weekend of the tournament.”

BetRivers Sportsbook

Secure a seat in the BetRivers Sportsbook to watch this year’s March Mania tournament on March 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. for $125* per person, per day. Each ticket includes a guaranteed seat in the sportsbook as well as access to the ultimate game-day buffet.

  • The buffet features:
  • Endless wings
  • Crab cake sliders
  • Kobe beef sliders
  • Cheesesteak stromboli
  • 6-foot Italian hoagie
  • Crab mac and cheese
  • Roast beef sandwich station
  • Shrimp cocktail
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages

Separate seat reservations are required for each day and are on a first-come, first-served basis. The BetRivers Sportsbook will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. both days, and seating will accommodate approximately 100 guests. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

*Discounted tickets are $75 from March 1-7.

The Event Center

Enjoy the March Mania tipoff watch party in The Event Center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, for $50 per person; seating will accommodate approximately 120 guests. This one-day viewing party will take place in Ballroom A of The Event Center and features an all-you-can-eat Philly-themed buffet, including beef and chicken cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and Italian water ice; a cash bar; and big screen TVs to catch all the action. To purchase tickets for this slam dunk deal, please visit

March Mania Sportsbook Ticket Giveaway

From now through Sunday, March 15, guests will receive one entry into the March Mania Sportsbook ticket giveaway for every wager of $200 or greater on any college or professional basketball game. On Monday, March 16, one winner will be selected at noon to receive a March Mania prize pack featuring an all-expense paid trip to the semifinals and championship games in Atlanta.

For more information, visit


Located along the Delaware Riverfront in Philadelphia, Rivers Casino Philadelphia, formerly SugarHouse Casino, features 1,755 slots, 106 table games, 65 hybrid gaming seats, a 28-table poker room and a designated sportsbook area for live sports betting. The casino offers seven distinctive restaurants and bars — among them are Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, Mian and Geno’s Steaks — riverfront views, live performances in The Event Center, free parking, and promotions and giveaways daily. Rivers, which opened as SugarHouse Casino in 2010, employs approximately 1,600 Team Members and has been voted a great place to work in Philadelphia. Rivers Casino Philadelphia is owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates. For more information, visit

Jeff Shurilla
For Rivers Casino Philadelphia
267-932-8760, ext. 304