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While the Temperature Drops, Rivers Heats Things up with Gaming Promotions and Giveaways

PITTSBURGH Jan. 3, 2013 Celebrate the start of 2013 at Rivers Casino with exciting promotions, live entertainment and dining specials throughout the month of January.

Gaming Promotions            

End of Season $365,000 Pigskin Pick ‘em Winners – On Jan. 8, “the Bus” is back to announce the winners. At 7 p.m., Jerome Bettis will announce the winners and the top five contestants with the most correct picks will receive cash prizes. Five players with the most losses throughout the entire season will also receive various amounts of Free Slot Play through Rivers’ Fumble prizes.

Mortgage Mania – Swipe daily at any kiosk to win prizes and to earn extra entries for a chance to win in Rivers’ $300,000 Mortgage Mania grand prize drawings! Rush Rewards members can begin earning entries now through 6 p.m. on Jan. 31. Play on Saturdays to earn 5x entries (must swipe at the kiosk to activate 5x entries). The grand prize drawings will take place on Jan. 31, Feb. 1 and Feb. 2 at 7:15 p.m. Players must swipe their Rush Rewards card between 2 and 7 p.m. to activate the entries on each drawing day. Each grand prize drawing, players will have the chance to win a life-changing prize, including:

  • One winner: cash prize to pay mortgage or rent for one year
  • Two winners: auto or credit card loan assistance up to $10,000
  • Three winners: $100 Free Slot Play every week for one year

$25,000 Wild & Crazy Cash Drawing – Earn entries now through 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 31 for the chance to win your share of $25,000. Entries will need to be activated by 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 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 inside each case. Prizes include:

  • First place: $12,000
  • Second place: $7,000
  • Third place: $3,000
  • Fourth place: $2,000
  • Fifth place: $1,000
  • Wild Card: $500 Free Slot Play

Wheel of Winnings – Rush Rewards members can spin the wheel every Monday in January for the chance to win up to $500 cash. Every player will win at least $25 Free Slot Play. To spin the wheel, players must earn 1,000 same-day base points on Mondays from 6 a.m.—11:59 p.m.

3x | 5x Tier Multipliers – Signature members will receive 5x points and Preferred members will receive 3x points on Wednesdays in January from 12 a.m.—11:59 p.m.  (Must be playing with a Rush Rewards Players Club card to receive multiplier. Guests must activate multiplier at kiosk each promotional day.)

Blizzard O’Bucks Hot Seat – On Wednesdays in January, guests playing on a slot machine from 11 a.m.—7 p.m. are eligible to win a voucher to go into Rivers’ cash machine to grab as much cash and Free Slot Play as they can in 30 seconds. Every hour, five guests will be randomly selected for their chance to win. (Must be actively playing with Rush Rewards Players Club card at time of drawing. Must be in the seat at time of drawing.)

Gift Giveaway – On Sunday Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, invited guests and players that earn 750 same-day base points are eligible to pick up a gift. Enjoy a slow cooker on Jan. 6, camcorder on Jan. 13, roadside kit on Jan. 20 and blender on Jan. 27. Gifts can be picked up next to the Poker Room from 9 a.m.—8 p.m. (All gifts are available while supplies last.)

Hot Hands Slot Tournament – Every Tuesday in January, 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 250 same-day base points to be eligible (Signature members play for free). The top five participants from each session will win Free Slot Play.

Guess & Win: Will Phil see his shadow? Players can swipe their Rush Rewards card at any kiosk to choose whether or not the groundhog will see his shadow on Feb. 2. Those that guess correctly will receive $10 Free Slot Play. Make your guess anytime between 6 a.m. on Jan. 28 and 12 p.m. on Feb. 1. (Free Slot Play must be redeemed between 12 p.m. Feb. 2 and 11:59 p.m. Feb. 3 at a promotional kiosk. One guess per person per promotional period.)

High Limit Suited Blackjack Drawing – Guests who score a jackpot (winning more than $1,200) on a suited blackjack in the high limit area now through 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28, will receive an entry into the High Limit Suited Blackjack Drawing. Ten names will be chosen on Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. Those winners present at the time of the drawing will share $15,000.

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.


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.)

Start the weekend off right on Fridays at Grand View Buffet, which offers a fresh fish and seafood buffet from 4—10 p.m. ($27.95 per person). On Saturdays in November 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.

Special Events and Entertainment        

Join Tony Orlando as he brings warmth and exhilarating energy to Rivers’ stage. Guests can sing and dance along to his signature hits including “Candida,” “Knock Three Times,” and “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.” Tony will perform two shows on Jan. 19 at 7 and 10 p.m. in Rivers’ banquet room. Tickets are $35 plus tax and fees, and available in the Rivers Gift Shop or online at

            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.

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

  • Walt Sanders as Elvis & the Cadillac Band: Jan. 4 (9—12 p.m.)
  • Dallas Marks: Jan. 5
  • InTransit Band: Jan. 11
  • Jason Kendall Band: Jan. 12
  • Billy the Kids and the Regulators: Jan. 18
  • 8th Street Rox: Jan. 19
  • East Coast Turnaround: Jan. 25
  • Bryan Cole: Jan. 26

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