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Rivers is Giving Everyone More Reasons to Celebrate This Holiday Season

PITTSBURGH November 30, 2012 Take a break from the hustle of the holidays and celebrate the season at Rivers Casino. Gaming promotions, food and beverage specials and live entertainment will keep you in the holiday spirit all month long.

Gaming Promotions

Dance Moms Swipe & Win – The cast of “Dance Moms” will be at Rivers Casino on Jan. 1, 2013 to celebrate the show’s Season Three premiere episode. The only way to meet Abby Lee Miller, Melissa Gisoni, Christi Lukasiak, Holly Hatcher-Frazier, Kelly Hyland and Jill Vertes is to visit Rivers on Mondays in December. Rush Rewards members can swipe their cards at the promotional kiosks on Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 12 a.m.—11:59 p.m. Players could win two tickets to the party, which includes a welcome reception, meet-and-greet with the cast, dinner and big-screen viewing of the Season 3 premiere episode. Players that don’t win tickets will receive $10 Free Slot Play, with the chance to win up to $5,000.

Unwrap Your Winnings – On Wednesday, Dec. 5, 19 and 26, Rush Rewards members that earn 250 same day base points will receive a holly jolly pull tab! Players are guaranteed to win $15 Free Slot Play with the chance to win up to $5,000 Free Slot Play.

Stuff this Truck – On Dec. 15 from 12—8 p.m. and Dec. 16 from 12—6 p.m., donate $10 to Operation Troop Appreciation and receive $10 Free Slot Play. Proceeds benefit active military personnel and the ongoing efforts of Operation Troop Appreciation. Guests can donate once per promotional period.

Great Gift Exchange – Beginning at 6 a.m. on Dec. 1 through 8:50 p.m. on Dec. 21, Rush Rewards members can earn entries for Rivers’ Great Gift Exchange. Drawings will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, 14 and 21. Each day, three lucky winners will be chosen at 7 and 8 p.m., and four more lucky winners at 9 p.m. Winners then choose a gift that will contain their share of $75,000, with the chance to win the top cash prize of $10,000. Then a choice is to be made … keep that gift or choose another? If top cash prize is not won, it will roll over each week.

Holiday Gift Giveaway – On Sunday Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23, invited guests and players that earn 500 same-day base points are eligible to pick up a holiday gift. Enjoy a three-piece bake-and-take on Dec, 2, space heater on Dec. 9, blanket on Dec. 16 and robe on Dec. 23. All gifts are available while supplies last.

Ornament Giveaway – Invited guests and Rush Rewards members who earn 500 same day base points are eligible to pick up an ornament on Dec. 3 from noon—8 p.m. Each ornament will contain a random Free Slot Play amount, up to $10,000.

Apple Pie Giveaway –Rush Rewards players that earn 100 same-day base points on Dec. 24 are eligible to receive an apple pie. Base points must be earned from 6 a.m.—6 p.m. and pies can be picked up (while supplies last) from 9 a.m.—6 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Martini Glass Giveaway – Beginning at 9 a.m. on Dec. 31, all Rush Rewards members who earn 250 same day base points will receive a martini glass with $5 Free Slot Play. Guests can earn and receive a maximum of four martini glasses per promotional day.

Holiday Slot Tournament – Every Thursday in December, Rush Rewards members can register for Rivers’ slot tournament. Tournaments run from 11 a.m.—6 p.m., with three-minute sessions occurring every 20 minutes. Players must have earned 100 same-day base points to be eligible (Signature members play for free). The top five participants from each session will win Free Slot Play and a mystery gift.

New Member Kiosk Promo – All new members who sign up for a Rush Rewards Players Club Card are eligible to swipe their card at the kiosk for $10 Free Slot Play and the chance to win up to $500 Free Slot Play in Rivers’ kiosk wheel game.

$15,000 Big Winner Drawing – Guests who score a jackpot (winning more than $1,200 on a slot machine) or a suited blackjack now through 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 28, will receive an entry into the $15,000 Big Winner Drawing. Ten names will be chosen on Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. Those winners present at the time of the drawing will share $15,000.

Extreme Wild & Crazy Cash Drawing – Entries earned from August through November will need to be activated by 7 p.m. on Dec. 27 for the final drawing. Five winning names will be randomly selected 15 minutes later. The winners will be asked to select a numbered case on the promotional stage with a mystery cash prize from $2,000 – $25,000 (plus $3,000 roll over) inside each case. A wild card winner will also be selected to win $1,000 Free Slot Play plus $500 roll over.

$10,000 Steelers Post Game Drawing – Guests can begin earning points at 6 a.m. on Dec. 1, up until 90 minutes after the end of the Steeler’s game on Dec, 30 for their chance to pick a football worth up to $5,000. Check-in will begin on game day (Sunday home games only) at the start of the fourth quarter and continue until 10 minutes prior to the drawing. Ten players will be randomly chosen to participate.

$365,000 Pigskin Pick ‘em – Now through Dec. 30, 2012, guests can submit picks each week for winners of Sunday and Monday night football games. Entry is free for Rush Rewards members, and players can check their weekly status online and at the Pro Challenge Kiosk promotional area every Tuesday after 12 p.m. The top five contestants with the most correct picks each week will receive cash prizes. Players who place 6th to 100th will receive free slot play. If the cash prize winners are present on Tuesdays from 12—12:30 p.m. their cash prize will double.


            Grandview Buffet will offer a special Christmas meal on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Enjoy holiday cuisine including gnocchi with duck ragu, shrimp creole, honey baked ham, green bean casserole, strawberry mint cheesecake and more. Cost is $21.95 per person.

Take a break from holiday cooking and visit Grandview on Fridays for a fresh fish and seafood buffet from 4—10 p.m. ($27.95 per person). On Saturdays in December the buffet at Rivers Casino will host BBQ night from 4—10 p.m. ($21.95 per person), which includes a variety of smoked BBQ meats and sides. Every Sunday this month, the buffet will hold brunch from 10:30 a.m.—3 p.m. ($19.95 per person), which includes an omelet station, smoked salmon, lavish pastries and rib-eye steaks.

On Tuesdays from 8—10 a.m., guests 55 years or older can eat for free at Grand View Buffet. (Must show a valid ID and Rush Rewards card; excludes Dec. 25 and Jan. 1) 


Drum Bar is the place to be on the weekends. Every Friday, Rivers Casino is taking you back to the 80s. From 9:30 p.m.—1:30 a.m., guests can enjoy drink specials and dance to their favorite 80s hit songs.

UFC 155 featuring Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez will be showcased on Dec. 29 in Wheelhouse Bar & Grill. Enjoy food and drink specials while watching the fight on the ‘Burgh’s largest hi-def screen.

Visit Wheelhouse on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m.—1 a.m. to hear:

  • Jimbo & The Soupbones: Dec. 1
  • Chris Higbee: Dec. 7
  • Yolanda: Dec. 8
  • US Kids: Dec. 14
  • One Sweet Burgh: Dec. 15
  • Radio Tokyo: Dec. 21
  • MVP Band: Dec. 22
  • Dancing Queen: Dec. 28
  • Todd Jones: Dec. 31

For complete gaming promotion rules and regulations, stop by the Rush Rewards Club. To learn more about Rivers Casino, visit


Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been named “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine, “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine and “Best Casino” by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 116 table games, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $245 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit


Emily Watts

For Rivers Casino

267-932-8760 Ext. 308