RIVERS CASINO MAKES $2.7 MILLION PAYMENT TOWARD PENGUINS ARENA
To date, $25.2 million contributed by Rivers for CONSOL Energy Center
PITTSBURGH — October 1, 2012 — Rivers Casino and the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA) announced that $2.7 million has been received from Rivers today and put toward construction expenses for CONSOL Energy Center.
To support the development, per agreement with the SEA, Rivers Casino contributes $7.5 million annually in two separate installments, April 1 and October 1. The agreement runs through October 2038.
Thus far, Rivers Casino has generated more than $25.2 million to help fund CONSOL Energy Center. Pittsburgh’s first-and-only casino, which opened in August 2009, has up to 3,000 slots, more than 100 table games, and nine distinct restaurants and bars, as well as a multi-purpose banquet space.
“We’re proud to support all of our home teams, including the Pittsburgh Penguins,” said Craig Clark, general manager, Rivers Casino. “CONSOL Energy Center has become a world-class sports and entertainment venue.”
Rivers Casino annually provides approximately $161 million in contributions for the city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the Commonwealth. In addition to CONSOL Energy Center, the casino contributes to the city’s economic development and tourism fund.
“We are fortunate to have great corporate citizens like Rivers Casino investing in our community,” said Pennsylvania State Senator Wayne Fontana, chairman of the
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
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 nearly 3,000 slots, more than 100 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 riverscasino.com/pittsburgh.
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