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RIVERS CASINO PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES AUGUST PROMOTIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Keep the summer fun going at Philly’s first casino with Grammy Award-winning artists, gaming specials and more
PHILADELPHIA — Aug. 1, 2022 — Summer isn’t over yet, and neither is the fun at Rivers Casino Philadelphia. Celebrate August with performances by Grammy Award winners Jonathon Butler and Gerald Albright and Gloria Gaynor in The Event Center. Guests can also test their luck in gaming promotions offering up to $50,000 in winnings and enjoy food and drink specials. These highlights and more are available all month long at Rivers Casino.
Events and Entertainment
The Event Center stage continues to host a diverse performance lineup. Tickets are on sale at RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia.
Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright — Saturday, Aug. 20, at 8 p.m.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jonathan Butler and jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright are coming to Rivers Casino Philadelphia on Saturday, Aug. 20. This Grammy-nominated duo will come together on stage to transcend guests with their diverse sounds, including contemporary R&B, jazz and gospel. Tickets are on sale now starting at $29.
Legs N’ Eggs Drag Brunch — Sunday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m.
From the creators of Aunt Mary Pat, SoulJoel Productions presents Legs N’ Eggs, hosted by Miss Troy. Through the artists’ multiple costume changes, guests will enjoy performances by look-alike Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and more.
The breakfast menu features bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys, eggs, sausage, French toast, potatoes, juices, and coffee and tea. Guests will enjoy cabaret-style seating at their own dedicated tables. This recurring event is on the fourth Sunday of every month. Tickets are on sale now for $45.
Gloria Gaynor — Friday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m.
Gloria Gaynor is best known for her 1978 chart-topping hit, “I Will Survive,” which was her first Grammy Award — the first, and only, Grammy ever awarded for Best Disco Recording. Her legendary career spans the past 50 years and includes hit songs in each of the past five decades. Most recently, Gaynor took home a Grammy in January 2020 for her new album, “Testimony,” exactly 40 years after receiving her first Grammy. Tickets are on sale now starting at $39.
The Lords of 52nd Street — Friday, Aug. 26, at 9:30 p.m.
The band that helped create some of Billy Joel’s hit records, The Lords of 52nd Street, is coming to Rivers Casino Philadelphia for a free show. The band will rock the Jack’s Bar + Grill stage on Aug. 26 at 9:30 p.m.
Jack’s Bar + Grill Live Music
Guests can move and groove to live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays in August from 8 p.m. to midnight. Guests can also enjoy Young at Heart ’60s & ’70s on select Wednesdays in August from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sing Like a Star Live Band Karaoke every Thursday in August from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Jack’s Stage Lineup
- Saturday, Aug. 6: Tupelo Honey
- Friday, Aug. 12: The Dirty Dance Band
- Saturday, Aug. 13: 80’s Revolution
- Friday, Aug. 19: Fat Mezz Band
- Saturday, Aug. 20: Classic Skynyrd Live
- Friday, Aug. 26: The Lords of 52nd Street
- Thursdays, Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25: Sing Like a Star Live Band Karaoke
Promotions, Contests and Sweepstakes
$4 Million Sweet Luck Truck — All Rush Rewards members can earn entries on slots and tables from Monday, Aug. 1, at 6 a.m. to Saturday, Aug. 27, at 9:45 p.m. To be eligible for prizes, guests must activate their entries on Aug. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Five winners will be selected at both 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. to play the match game for their chance to win up to $50,000.
August Jackpot Sweepstakes — Every day in August, any Rush Rewards member who hits a jackpot valued at $1,200 or higher will earn one entry in the August Jackpot Sweepstakes. On Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., five winners in each drawing will be randomly selected to win $1,000 in cash.
Asian Table Game Hot Seat — All Rush Rewards members who play at selected Asian table games with their Rush Rewards card between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Mondays in August will be eligible to win $500.
Young at Heart — On Wednesdays in August, all Rush Rewards members ages 50 and older can swipe at a Rush Rewards kiosk and win free swag or Free Play.
Young at Heart: Jack’s Bar + Grill — Young at heart members ages 50 and older will receive unlimited soup and salad for $9.99 at Jack’s Bar + Grill on Wednesdays in August.
VIP GM Wheel Drawing — At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, and Wednesday, Aug. 24, five guests will be randomly selected from the raffle drum to spin the prize wheel and win up to $5,000 in cash.
For more details on promotions, contests and sweepstakes, please visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia.
Dining and Drink Offerings
Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard — At Rita’s first casino location, guests can buy one quart of Italian ice and get one quart free in August. Guests can enjoy “Ice Custard Happiness” at Rivers Casino daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Mian — Mian is featuring a beef short rib meal with black pepper sauce for $30 in August. Cash and credit cards will be accepted for payment. Mian is open Monday through Thursday from noon to midnight and Friday through Sunday from noon to 2 a.m.
Jack’s Bar + Grill — From Monday, Aug. 1, through Thursday, Aug. 25, Jack’s opens at 4 p.m., except for Wednesdays, when the restaurant opens at noon for the Young at Heart seniors’ special. Beginning on Friday, Aug. 26, Jack’s will open daily at noon. Throughout August, the restaurant closes at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with the bar staying open until 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Guests can enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to midnight.
- Young at Heart — All-you-can-eat soup and salad, Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m., for $9.99 (50 and over) or $12.99 (under 50).
- Bang Bang Shrimp for $15
- Makin’ Bacon Burger for $15
Happy Hour, Tuesdays and Thursdays — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- $7 select appetizers:
- Onion Ring Tower
- Bang Bang Shrimp
- Philly Egg Rolls
- $2 Miller Lites
- $3 frozen drinks
Geno’s Steaks — Philly’s iconic cheesesteak spot is serving up a variety of sizzling steaks and hearty hoagies, all made with carefully selected fresh ingredients. Geno’s is open from noon to 11 p.m. daily.
For complete menus and additional information, please visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia.
The BetRivers Sportsbook is the place to watch and wager on all the August action. The Birds take over the big screen in preseason pro football:
- New York (AFC) at Philadelphia, Friday, Aug. 12, at 7:30 p.m.
- Philadelphia at Cleveland, Sunday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m.
- Philadelphia at Miami, Saturday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m.
BetRivers will also televise the highly anticipated pay-per-view boxing match between Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 9 p.m. Also on pay-per-view, UFC 278 can be enjoyed on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 10 p.m.
The sportsbook features 33 kiosks that are open 24/7 throughout the casino and writer windows are open during select times.
Rivers Poker Room
The Rivers Casino Philadelphia Poker Room features more than $200,000 in high-hand promotions, including $500 every 30 minutes on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at select times in August. There’s also $20,000 up for grabs during August’s Wild Wednesday drawings. Philly’s first poker room is open 24/7 and features the following tournament:
$150 Ladies Event
- Friday, Aug. 12, at 7:15 p.m.
- $150 entry (registration closes at the start of level 10, approximately 11:30 p.m.)
- 25K starting stacks
- 25-minute levels
Weekly Poker Tournaments
Weekly no-limit Texas Hold ’em poker tournaments continue in August with the following schedule:
- Sundays,* 11:15 a.m. — $230 Deep Stack NLH ($10,000 guarantee)
- Mondays, 7:15 p.m. — $130 NLH, Double Green Chip Bounty ($4,000 guarantee)
- Tuesdays, 1:15 p.m. — $100 NLH ($2,500 guarantee)
- Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. — $50 NLH (Seniors, 50+)
- Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. — $130 NLH ($5,000 guarantee)
- Saturdays, 10:15 a.m. — $65 (Beginners)
- Saturdays, 1:15 p.m. — $160 Deep Stack NLH ($5,000 guarantee)
*Aug. 28 tournament is replaced by the $50,000 Free Roll event (12:15 p.m. start)
Wild Wednesday $1,000 Drawings* — Every Wednesday in August, guests can win $1,000 at noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Poker players will earn one Wild Wednesday entry for every three hours of cash games played from midnight Sunday to 6 a.m. Wednesday each week.
*Guests must activate entries on the day of the drawing and be in the poker room to claim their prize
$500 Friday Hot Seats — Every Friday in August, all poker players can win $500 every 30 minutes from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
$50,000 Free Roll Tournament — Players who earn 100 or more hours through Monday, Aug. 22, qualify for the $50,000 Free Roll tournament on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 12:15 p.m. The top prize will be $10,000, with 40 places being paid. Guests will earn double free roll hours daily from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. and all day on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Daily High Hands — Rivers Casino’s daily high-hand promotions total more than $200,000 and range from $250 to $500 every 30 minutes at select times.
Bad Beat Jackpot — The $50,000 Bad Beat Jackpot runs 24/7, with a current minimum qualifier of quad 10s.
Rivers Casino Is Hiring — Rivers Casino hosts walk-in interviews for part-time and full-time positions every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Available career opportunities include roles in security, table games, slots, food and beverage, operations, paid dealer school, and more. Visit the casino careers page on the website at www.riverscasino.com/philadelphia/careers for more information regarding positions and benefits, which include medical and dental plans, 401(k), paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.
Rivers Gives is a unique community relations program and steadfast commitment by the casino that includes having Team Members volunteer service hours in the Fishtown neighborhood and surrounding areas. Guests can join Rivers Gives in supporting monthly initiatives that benefit local nonprofits through donation options when cashing their gaming tickets.
The monthly and quarterly organization recipients are as follows:
- August: Anti-Defamation League
- Q3 2022: Police Athletic League
Rivers Casino continues to follow all city, state, and CDC health and safety protocols.