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May blossoms at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

30 April 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- May brings the heat at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, where Rush Rewards members will have the chance to win a backyard transformation, free slot play and cash during its $45k Flip & Win Backyard Makeover promotion.

Guests will receive one entry for every 10 points earned on slots, video poker or table games. Entries can then be activated for the chance to flip one of 20 hamburger patties on the grill and reveal a prize ranging from $250 Free Slot Play up to a $10,000 gift card to Best Fire Hearth and Patio. Rush Rewards members will automatically receive 2x drawing entries for their play every Tuesday and Wednesday, and drawings will be held every Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. One guest will be selected every hour to flip a patty and the winners will have three minutes to claim. Winners that reveal the grand prize may choose $7,500 cash or $10,000 Free Slot Play instead of the backyard makeover.

Additional promotions and events include:

Gaming promotions and giveaways
Pop N’ Play Hot Seats – From Sundays through Thursdays during May, Rush Rewards guests will have a chance to win anywhere from $25 to $1,000 Free Slot Play. Every hour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., one slot machine will be chosen via Hot Seat and the lucky guest at the winning machine will get to pick a can from a cooler that will identify their prize. If a winner is not at the selected machine, the guest directly to the right of the winning slot machine will be awarded the prize.

Beat the Boss – From 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Rush Rewards guests who have an open rating on any table game will have a chance to qualify for a hot seat drawing. One winner will be chosen every hour to go up against the Boss in up to three hands of blackjack and get the chance to win up to $1,000 cash. Once the winner appears and is deemed an official winner, the guest will automatically receive $100 Match Play. If the guest wins the first hand of blackjack, they will receive $100 cash. If they win the second hand they will receive an additional $400. They will then have the option to take the $500 and walk away, or risk their earnings for the chance to win $1,000 in the third and final hand. If the guest loses the third hand, they will still walk away with the original $100 Match Play prize.

Senior Days – Young at Heart - On Mondays, Rush Rewards members over the age of 55 will enjoy free valet parking from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., a chance to play in the Konami True Time Slot Tournament (excluding 28 May) where the 10 high scorers will split $2,500 Free Slot Play, entertainment at Van Slyck’s from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and an unlimited soup and salad lunch special for $9.99 at Dukes Lounge from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Senior guests may also reserve one room at The Landing Hotel each week on a Sunday or Monday for a $55 one-night hotel stay.

Magic Hose Giveaway – Rush Rewards guests who earn at least 300 points by playing slots or video poker on Thursday, 10 May, from 6 a.m. to 7:59 p.m. will be eligible to receive a Magic Hose, while supplies last. Guests can claim their gift in the Event Center from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

BBQ Set Giveaway – Rush Rewards guests who earn at least 300 points by playing slots or video poker on Thursday, 24 May, from 6 a.m. to 7:59 p.m. will be eligible to receive a BBQ set, while supplies last. Guests can claim their gift in the Event Center from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Food and beverage
Dukes Mother’s Day Brunch
– Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special brunch at Dukes on Sunday, 13 May, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Brunch will include champagne and mimosas, a salad station, French toast and waffle station, omelet station, carving station, seafood, pastries, fruit and more. Moms will receive a carry out goodie bag and red rose. The price is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made through Dukes Chophouse at (518) 579-8850.

Royal Wedding Breakfast – Dine like royalty at Dukes on Saturday, 19 May. A Royal Wedding breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and will include traditional English breakfast foods such as fried eggs, baked beans, fried tomatoes and scones with marmalade. An array of teas and coffee is also included, as well as a royal wedding cake created by the Mallozzi family. The price is $9.99 per person. Reservations are recommended and can be made through Dukes Chophouse at (518) 579-8850.

Events and entertainment
Dinner with Dean
– The days of the Rat Pack are back with a Dean Martin Tribute Dinner and Show on Wednesday, 9 May. Tom Stevens will perform as the legendary Dean Martin, wowing the audience with his authentic Dean Martin look and voice. The show will be accompanied by a three course dinner in the Event Center. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner and entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are sold out!

Larger Than Life Tribute Band – Rush Rewards members will enjoy an evening of assorted boyband music from self-proclaimed “The Ultimate Boyband Tribute” Larger Than Life on Saturday, 12 May, in the Event Center. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m. This event is open to Rush Rewards members only, and all Rush Rewards guests may receive one complimentary ticket while seating is available. Rush Rewards is free to join for anyone 21+ with a valid I.D.

Rollin’ on the River Car Show and Auction – Rivers Casino will host a car show and auction in the employee parking lot on Saturday, 19 May. The show is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the auction will begin at 2 p.m. There will be a 50/50 and raffle prizes, a DJ and concessions, and the top 30 cars in the show will receive a trophy. $5 from every Show Car entry will be donated to charity.

Lonestar – Guests will be amazed by a night of country hits from award-winning band Lonestar on Saturday, May 26, in the Event Center. The audience will enjoy music from the chart-topping quartet as the kick-off to Memorial Day Weekend celebrations. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased though the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady website or at

There is no cost to join Rush Rewards, and members earn points for their slot play and table game play by inserting their card into the slot machine or presenting it to table games dealers before starting the game. The more points earned, the more reward benefits members will receive. These include free play, food offers, entries into promotional drawings, discounted room rates, valet parking, personalized casino host services and much more.

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