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New Year promotions at Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady

1 January 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Kick off 2021 as a big winner at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady where guests will have a chance to win their share of 1 million Rush Rewards bonus points, enjoy seasonal food and drink offerings, and special room rates at The Landing Hotel.

The casino’s current daily hours of operation are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. with downtime being used for intensive property-wide deep cleaning in addition to the continuous sanitizing taking place throughout the day. All guests are required to wear face coverings (masks).

Gaming Floor

The Rivers “Sure Bet Sanitized” Team continues to work around the clock to keep the casino safe and sanitized. In addition to slots throughout the gaming floor, guests are able to play on all of the casino’s table games including craps and roulette. Plexiglass barriers separating slot machines, players, and dealers have been installed for safety, and guests will be required to sanitize their hands before and after play. The casino’s poker room has been converted into a gaming lounge.

1 Million Points Sprint – Rush Rewards guests can earn points from January 4 until January 31 for a chance to win their share of 1 million bonus points. Guests must be carded in with their Rush Rewards card at a slot machine or table game to earn points. The top 3 Rush and Preferred tier points earners will have the option of receiving their prize in points or FASTTRACK themselves to Signature tier status. 30 winners in total will be posted on February 1, 2021. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Rush Rewards New Member Promotion – Throughout 2021, any guest who signs up for Rush Rewards and earns 5 points on the same day as their sign-up will unlock a mini-game on a slot machine for a chance to win up to 10,000 bonus points. Valid for new Rush Rewards members only.

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, personalized casino host services and more.

Rivers Sportsbook

The popular Rivers Sportsbook is open for guests to place bets on all NFL games and other major sporting events. Self-betting kiosks are open during the casino’s regular hours from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily, and manned betting windows are available daily from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Food and Beverage

Mian, Johnny’s To-Go, and Van Slyck’s are not open at this time. Flipt, the casino’s burger and sandwich restaurant, is open with an enhanced menu, including select favorites from Dukes Chophouse and pizza from Johnny’s To-Go. Villa Italia is open daily from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. Dukes Chophouse is also open with a limited menu and reduced hours of operation (Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Dukes Bar is also open for beverage and bar menu service Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

New Year’s Day Bloody Mary – Guests who purchase an item off the bar menu at Dukes Lounge on New Year’s Day can enjoy a Bloody Mary with their choice of three toppings for $8. Topping choices include shrimp (cocktail), pork belly, bleu cheese, stuffed olives, Kalamata olives, jalapenos, celery, carrots, horseradish pickle, Cippolini onions, lemons, limes, mozzarella strips, heirloom cherry tomatoes, pickled ginger, mini cucumbers, and smoked salt/seasoned salt. Offer available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. while supplies last.

New Year’s Weekend Drunken Burritos – Throughout New Year’s Eve weekend, guests will be able to purchase a Drunken Burrito at Flipt for $10. Guests can choose from either a steak or chorizo burrito with scrambled eggs, crisp potatoes, cheese, cilantro, and grilled onions. Offer available from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. while supplies last.

January Special at Dukes Chophouse – Throughout the month of January guests can enjoy a special pan-seared marinated duck breast entrée at Dukes Chophouse for $38+tax. Entrée also includes Brussels sprouts, mashed sweet potatoes, and a glass of Terra d’Oro Petite Sirah. Offer available during Dukes regular dinner hours.

Dukes Burger & Beer Special – Throughout the end of March guests can enjoy a Dukes Burger with a flight of beer for just $24. Flight includes choice of four 4-ounce beers on tap. Available at Dukes bar during regular hours of operation.

Dukes Birthday Cake – Throughout 2021 guests that dine at Dukes Chophouse on their birthday will receive a complimentary slice of chocolate cake with the purchase of a dinner entrée. Guests must show proof of birthdate.

Mac Dog Monday – Every Monday through the end of March guests will be able to enjoy a footlong hot dog topped with creamy macaroni & cheese and fried jalapenos for $9 at Flipt. Offer available during Flipt’s lunch and dinner menu hours while supplies last.

Loaded Tot Tuesday – Every Tuesday through the end of March at Flipt guests can purchase a jumbo order of tater tots topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, scallions, and ranch dressing for $8. Offer available during Flipt’s lunch and dinner menu hours while supplies last.

Wild ‘n’ Cheesy Wednesday – Every Wednesday through the end of March guests can enjoy a slow-roasted short rib grilled cheese sandwich with caramelized onion and smoked onion cheese on Tuscan bread with au jus for dipping for $12. Offer available during Flipt’s lunch and dinner menu hours while supplies last.

Football Hot Dog special – During Football season guests will be able to purchase a hot dog for just $1 at The Landing Hotel Bar. Offer available every Sunday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Happy Hour at The Landing Hotel – Guests can purchase a glass of featured wine for $5 every Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at The Landing Hotel Bar.


Due to COVID-19 safety precautions the Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center remains closed and all live entertainment is on hold until further notice. Previously scheduled entertainment and events during the temporary closure of the casino have been cancelled or postponed until 2021.

Below is the updated list of events and entertainment with original date, event, and new date:

3/25 - Still Surfin’ Dinner Show – CANCELLED
4/15 - Changes In Latitudes Dinner Show – CANCELLED
4/17 – Neil Sedaka – New date, Saturday, June 5, 2021
4/25 - Johnny Rivers – New date, Sunday, May 30, 2021
6/10 - Australia’s Thunder From Down Under – New date, Wednesday, June 9, 2021
6/19 & 6/20 - Aaron Lewis - New dates, Thursday, April 1 and Friday, April 2, 2021

Tickets for the new dates are available at, or the Proctors Theater Box Office in Schenectady. Guests can use their current ticket for the new date or request a full refund. Refunds may take up to 4-6 weeks to process. Guests may contact the Proctors Box Office for a full refund by calling 1 (518) 346-6204 between 10 a.m – 2 p.m., Monday-Friday.

The Landing Hotel

The Landing Hotel is open and has implemented Rivers Casino’s “Sure Bet Sanitized” cleaning program, along with other new operating procedures in order to comply with, or surpass, the state’s COVID-19 protocols.

Law Enforcement & Firefighter Rate – Special $91.10 discounted room rate for all law enforcement officers and firefighters. Use online codes LAW911 or FIRE911 or call 1 (518) 579-8840 and mention code for reservations.

Suite Escape – Includes Suite, $150 credit at Dukes Chophouse, welcome champagne, cupcakes in room, and a 1 p.m. late checkout time. Use online code PKLUX or call 1 (518) 579-8840 for reservation. Not available Monday or Tuesday.

$100 Resort Credit – Guests can receive $100 credit to be used at The Landing Hotel bar, Dukes Chophouse, or Flipt. Use online code PK1HCR or call 1 (518) 579-8840 for reservations. Tax and gratuity are not included.

Remote Office – Guests can reserve a room from 7 a.m until 7 p.m. for $59. Offer includes ample working space, high speed internet access, complimentary in-room coffee and tea, microwave and fridge. Contact Laura Primiano at or call 1 (518) 579-8720 for reservation.

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