Rush Street Gaming

Respect the game. Respect the player.

Rush Street News


DES PLAINES, IL (December 1, 2013) – This winter, Rivers Casino is the hottest place to be with a full line up of exciting gaming promotions, events and entertainment planned all December long.

$250,000 Countdown to Cash – Come out to Rivers Casino in December and begin the countdown to 2014 with the $250,000 Countdown to Cash Giveaway!  Swipe your Rush Rewards card at any promotional kiosk between 9:00am and 6:00am* on Thursdays, December 5, 12, 19 & 26 and Mondays, December 9, 16, 23 & 30 for a chance to receive finale drawing entries or up to $2,013 in Free Slot Play! *9:00am-9:29pm earning period on December 30th.

$250,000 Countdown to Cash Finale – Join us on Monday, December 30 at 9:30pm for the $250,000 Countdown to Cash Finale to win your share of up to $250,000.  Rush Rewards members earn one finale entry for every 25 points earned from December 1 through December 29. All finale entries must be activated at a promotional kiosk on December 30 between 7:00pm and 9:29pm to participate in the finale drawing. 

If you’re looking for a high energy night spot, stop by Cube in December to hear your favorite local bands and enjoy Cube’s Beer of the Month – 20 oz. New Belgium Accumulation Winter Ale for $4. Cube is also proud to partner with DJ Julian “Jumpin” Perez’s Jumpin Events. Catch Julian “Jumpin” Perez and other local DJs on Thursdays from 12:00am to 2:00am, Fridays from 12:00am to 4:00am and Saturdays from 9:00pm to 4:00am. View the full December entertainment schedule at


Cube is also the best place to catch all of the football action, all season long. Sundays and Mondays, treat yourself to drink specials like $5 Angry Ball Cocktails and $19 100oz beer helmet specials. And, of course, you won’t miss a minute of the football action since Cube offers 27 LCD televisions and a 185” big screen. Stick around after the Sunday night game to participate in (or just view!) live band karaoke from 9:00pm to 12:00am.


HOLIDAY COOKING DEMONSTRATION – Join Rivers Casino’s very own award winning Pastry Chef, Bernardo Silva, on Monday, December 16 at 7:00pm in Cube. Chef Bernardo willemonstrate his delicious secrets to making the perfect holiday desserts. Chef Bernado will share simple tips for making flawless holiday cookies including: the proper way to roll out cookie dough, the importance of resting the dough before cutting out shapes, his secret recipe for royal icing and fun and easy ways to decorate beautiful cookies.  Chef Bernardo will also demonstrate how to make his famous Yule Log and Italian Buttercream. This special event is free and open to the public.

HOLIDAY BUFFET IN CANOPY – Join us in Canopy on Wednesday, December 25 from 11:00am to 10:00pm for our holiday buffet traditional favorites such as herb roasted turkey, sage rubbed prime rib, veal parmigiana, maple whipped sweet potato mash, seared salmon with pecan & panko crust, yule log, Chef Bernardo’s holiday cookies and so much more for $32 per person. 


Canopy also features an extensive wine list with seasonal offerings at a great value, including $6 featured wines by the glass and $22 bottles, like Nicolas Pinot Noir, Reindeer Ranch White and Apple Sparkletini.  On Wednesday nights, Canopy proudly hosts Crab Grab, an all-you-can-eat buffet from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. In addition, on Mondays & Tuesdays guests aged 50 and older can enjoy 25% off their Canopy lunch or dinner buffet. Cash or credit only.


Not a Rush Rewards card holder yet? Come out to Rivers Casino through December 29 and participate in our Sign Up & Dine promotion.  New members who earn 10 points on the day they sign up will receive a complimentary buffet and those who earn 100 points will receive $50 to Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House. Rush Rewards card holders receive dining discounts, earn points for comps, points for Free Slot Play and have the ability to qualify for promotions and direct mail offers.Just stop by the Rush Rewards desk to Sign Up & Dine; membership is free and easy.


NEW YEAR’S EVE – Come out to Rivers Casino to ring in the new year in style.  On Tuesday, December 31 Rivers will be hosting the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration, including food and beverage specials and entertainment throughout the floor. Guests will be treated to a special midnight celebration, featuring party favors, confetti cannons and a special balloon drop. Go Go dancers will energize the crowd throughout the casino all night long and $3 glasses of champagne will be flowing throughout the casino.  

Lotus Bar will feature DJs presented by Julian Jumpin’ Perez events from 8:00pm to 3:00am.  Cube will host DJs from 9:00pm to 4:00am as well as roaring 20’s themed burlesque show at 6:30pm and 8:00pm. A $20 cover will apply beginning at 9:00pm. 


In addition,Canopywill be servinga special New Year’s Eve buffet for $39 per person from 4:00pm to 4:00am.  The New Year’s Eve buffet will feature a seafood extravaganza including fresh garlic and parmesan roasted Maine lobster, fresh “mountain” of oysters with Mignonette & Tabasco sauce & freshly ground horseradish, chilled steamed mussels cooked in white wine with garlic, onions, tomatoes & fresh herbs, chilled poached jumbo peel and eat shrimp, house made hot smoked salmon as well as carved prime rib, lamb porter houses and rotisserie chicken that is BBQ rubbed and slow cooked.

About Rivers Casino:

Rivers Casino is the newest gaming destination in the State of Illinois. The state-of-art 147,000 sq. ft. facility has over 1,000 of the newest slots and nearly 50 exciting table games. Rivers boasts seven dining and entertainment options. With easy access from the North, South, East and West of Chicagoland, Rivers Casino is mere minutes away. For more information, visit Visit Rush Rewards for promotional rules. Must be 21. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537).

Jill Katz