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Rivers Casino Schenectady unveils September events and promotions

1 September 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is ending the summer on a high note with a Labor Day weekend packed full of promotions, giveaways, events and even fireworks on the Mohawk River.

Fireworks will light the sky over the Mohawk River on Sunday, 3 September at 9 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from a barge on the Mohawk River, like the extremely successful 3 and 4 July fireworks at Rivers. There will be a designated public viewing area on the Rivers property, and river-side rooms at the newly-opened The Landing Hotel will be a great vantage point.

On Saturday, 2 September, Rivers will be giving away a 2017 Infiniti QX30. Rush Rewards members who earned points towards entries in August must activate their entries starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 2 September to be eligible. Thirty-Six winners will be invited to draw a unique number for a spin of the roulette wheel, which will determine the winner of the 2017 Infiniti QX30. Other winners will receive free slot play or up to $2,500 cash. Winners will be chosen from 4 to 9 p.m. on 2 September, with the finale taking place at 9:15 p.m. in the Rivers Event Center.

Additionally, Rivers will be giving out $10,000 in cash and free play on Labor Day. Starting at 1 p.m., four Rivers guests will win $300 in free play every hour. At 6 p.m., three players will win $500 in cash and one lucky winner will go home with $2,500 in cash. Guests will earn points for the 6 p.m. cash drawing on slots and video poker starting at 6 a.m. on Labor Day and must activate their entries starting at 2 p.m.

Additional promotions and events include:

Gaming promotions and giveaways
$21,000 Blackjack Win Back: Guests that hit a Blackjack while playing with their Rush Rewards Card will have the opportunity to win up to $10,000. Winners can fill out a form to be placed in a drawing drum. On 1 October, nine winners will be chosen at random for either a $1,000, $2,500 or $10,000 cash prize.

$100,000 Power Wheel: On Fridays this September, two Rush Rewards members will be selected every hour from 2 to 10 p.m. to spin the Power Wheel and receive prizes ranging from $150 to $1,050. Any lucky player spinning a total of exactly $1,000 with their three spins will receive $100,000 in cash.

$25,000 Big Cash Bonanza: Twenty-Four Rush Rewards members are going to get the chance to win a share of $25,000 in cash this September. Drawings will occur on Saturdays, September 16 and 30. Players will earn entries starting from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on 3 September (for the 16 September drawing) and 17 September (for the 30 September drawing). Two drawings will be held on each day, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and entries must be activated starting three hours prior to the drawing. Six winners at each drawing will get to open a briefcase filled with varying amount of cash. $25,000 in total will be won on each day.

Food and beverage
New Menu at Johnny's-To-Go: Head to the Rivers Casino & Resort Marketplace for the freshest pasta preparations in Schenectady. Johnny's-To-Go has an all-new menu that features fresh pastas made-to-order, right before your eyes. Choose from an array of freshly prepared pastas, sauces and proteins, and watch as the Johnny's-To-Go team preps it on the spot.

Italian Buffet: Rivers is bringing back its popular Italian Buffet to the Rivers Event Center presented by the Mallozzi Family on Tuesday, 12 September from 4 to 9 p.m. Pricing is $18.99 per person, $15.99 for those 55 and over.

New Weekend Brunch: Rivers Casino & Resort is the place to brunch on the weekend starting 9 September from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Duke's Chophouse. The new Brunch menu will feature traditional fare such as Eggs Benedict and Six Egg Omelets with feature items like Bread Pudding French Toast and Table Side Bloody Marys.

Events and entertainment
Satisfaction: Rolling Stones Tribute Band: The unmistakable sound of The Rolling Stones is coming to the Rivers Event Center. Satisfaction: Rolling Stones Tribute Band will be playing on Friday, 9 September. Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Drink and food specials will be offered starting at 7:30 p.m.

Rumble on the River: Rivers Casino & Resort is bringing an action-packed night of boxing to the Rivers Event Center for the first time ever on Saturday, 23 September. The Rumble on the River will be headlined by an eight-round bout between local undefeated lightweight fighter Will Madera of Albany (10-0) and lightweight Gabriel Duluc of Boston, Massachusetts (11-2). Boxing fans will be treated to six other fights on the undercard, including the pro debut of local super lightweight Ray Jay Burmudez of Albany. Tickets are on sale now through the Proctors box office via phone, mail or in person, and online at Proctors.

Swing Dance and Spin: Rivers is bringing a full evening of swing to the Capital Region. Philadelphia-based pianist and vocalist Joshua Fialkoff is teaming up with Albany's own Bryan Brundige for an epic celebration of soul music and dance. Together, they'll lead a 13-piece superstar band and an assortment of talented vocalists as they conquer favorites from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, to name a few. It all goes down on Friday, 29 September, exclusive to Rush Rewards cardholders. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Come early for a dance lesson from internationally acclaimed instructors at 7:30 p.m.

Viva NY Variety Night: Show Schenectady what you're made of in a talent showcase hosted by Musician/Comedian Erin Harkes. Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at Van Slyck's entertainment lounge.

Rock On, Rivers! With Rock-aoke: Channel your inner rock star on Thursdays with Rock-aoke at Van Slyck's entertainment lounge. This live band karaoke event features live music from The High Rollers, with Rivers guests on the vocals. Every Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m.

$1,000 All-In Trivia: It takes two brains to win the games. Trivia in Van Slyck's entertainment lounge is on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

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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