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Rivers Casino promises huge New Year's Eve bash

10 November 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is taking its first ever New Year's Eve celebration to the highest level, extending one of the biggest party nights of the year into a multi-night extravaganza with what promises to be the best two nights of entertainment and revelry in Schenectady history. Champagne bottles will pop and confetti will drop as Rivers throws the party of the New Year to welcome in 2018.

World-famous headliners
The party starts in the Event Center on 30 December when Rivers hosts world-renowned impressionist and "Fox NFL Sunday" and "MADtv" alum Frank Caliendo. The good times keep rolling when the Capital Region's best New Year's Eve entertainment comes to Schenectady in the form of the legendary performers The Commodores.

On Saturday Night, 30 December, Frank Caliendo will take the stage at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. Caliendo has been part of national television shows like "MADtv," "Fox NFL Sunday" and on his own TBS show, "Frank TV." Best known for his impressions, Caliendo has delighted audiences from Las Vegas to New York, including appearances on the "Late Show," the "Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." Tickets range from $35 to $60, and hotel packages for the show and stay at The Landing Hotel are available.

The Commodores will bring their world-famous discography, including classics such as "Brick House," "Easy" and "Three Times a Lady," to the Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center at 11 p.m. on 31 December. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $120, $100 or $60. Hotel packages for The Commodores show and stay at The Landing Hotel start at $649.

Tickets are on sale today. Visit the website for box office links.

Dining experiences for all tastes
Dukes Chophouse is ready to wow guests with first-class service and special menu items for what is expected to be a sell-out evening. Dinner times are 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. (last seating at 10 p.m.). The entire night will be a reservations-only affair with bookings exclusively available on Open Table.

VanSlyck's will accommodate reserved tables with beverage servers ($20 through the Rivers Call Center) and live entertainment. Rock out from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m with Evolution X, and then bring on the funk with Funk Evolution from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. The jumbo screen will help countdown the New Year's clock as guests shoot off confetti cannons at midnight.

Guests can also enjoy casual fare at Rivers' Marketplace off the casino floor. Mian, Flipt, Johnny's and Villa Italia are all offering 2018 celebration menus.

New Year's Eve revelry on the casino gaming floor
Rivers Casino & Resort is the hottest gaming action in New York, and on New Year's Eve, Rivers is the place to play to welcome in 2018. Thousands of slots, 67 table games, including poker, craps and blackjack, offer a ton of variety for players of every level and interest.

At 11:45 p.m., the gaming floor will go quiet and all eyes will be on the celebration as every television screen carries the countdown live. Guests can enjoy $2 champagne stations, beads and New Year's Eve party favors and partake in a festive atmosphere.

Experience luxury at The Landing Hotel
A limited number of package experiences are available with tickets for the weekend's shows. Package A for a 30 December stay is floating rate, plus $100 for two tickets to see Frank Caliendo. Package B for a 31 December stay starts at $649 and includes two tickets to see The Commodores. There is no better way to herald in the New Year and enjoy all that Rivers has to offer than by staying at The Landing Hotel, steps from the Rivers Event Center and gaming floor.

For more details on New Year's Eve celebrations and all special events at Rivers Casino & Resort, visit the website.

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