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Rivers Casino Schenectady celebrates one year in business

1 February 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is celebrating its one-year anniversary by throwing a monthlong party filled with entertainment, promotions, and specials. Guests will also be treated to birthday cake on the property's actual anniversary date, Thursday, 8 February.

The property's anniversary weekend will be highlighted by a special performance by Country Music Superstar Randy Houser, who will appear Friday, 9 February in the Event Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are available through the Proctors Theater Box Office and through the website.

Randy Houser fans are also encouraged to hit the Rivers Casino & Resort Facebook page for a chance to win two tickets to the show, starting 5 February at 11 a.m. and ending 7 February at 4:45 p.m. Users who comment on a special post with the hashtag #HouserintheHouse will be entered in the drawing. A winner will be announced at 5 p.m. on 7 February on the Rivers Facebook page.

On Saturday, 10 February, the Rivers All-Star Bands will take the stage of the Event Center. Fan favorites who have performed throughout Rivers' first year will return for one night of non-stop excitement, from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $20 and available through the Proctors Theater Box Office and through the website. Rush Rewards guests will receive one complimentary ticket, available at the Rush Rewards Center.

Rivers and The Landing Hotel are offering special packages that will let guests experience everything the Anniversary Weekend has to offer, from a bed and breakfast package, to resort credit packages of up to $100, to a romance package that includes a couple's massage at Splash Spa, turndown service and a 4 p.m. checkout. Visit the hotel's website for details and to book a stay.

All through Rivers' Anniversary Month, Splash Spa will be offering a 25% discount to all customers who spend $50 or more on weekdays. Call 518-579-8855 for appointments.

Additional promotions and events include:

Wheels or Fortune – Rush Rewards members will have a chance to win cash or a new car throughout the month of February with Rivers' Wheels or Fortune promotion. On Fridays and Saturdays in the month of February, as well as on the property's anniversary date of 8 February, between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., one Rush Reward guest will be selected every hour to make a choice: select a briefcase full of cash (ranging from $1,000 to $3,000), or spin a prize wheel for a chance to win a Buick Encore. Guests will earn points for contest entries starting at 6 a.m. 1 February and will earn will receive one entry for every 10 points earned on slots, video poker or table games. Guests will earn double the entries by swiping their Rush Rewards card at a kiosk between 6 a.m. and midnight on Tuesdays and Wednesdays all month long. Entries can be activated starting at 5 p.m. on each drawing day.

GM Birthday Cash Hot Seats – Prize Patrol – On Thursday, 8 February, the property's official anniversary, General Manager Rob Long and Assistant General Manager Justin Moore will be hitting the Rivers Gaming Floor to hand out cash from 4 to 6 p.m. Lucky Rush Rewards guests playing at the winning slot banks will win $20 cash every 15 minutes.

Anniversary Hoodie Giveaway – Rush rewards guests who earn at least 300 points on Thursday, 15 February will be eligible to receive a special Rivers Casino Anniversary Hoodie or $15 in free slot play. Earning begins at 6 a.m., and guests can claim their hoodie (while supplies last) from noon to 8 p.m.

Senior Days – Young at Heart - On Mondays in February, from 6 a.m. to midnight, Rush Rewards members over the age of 55 will receive free valet parking, special entertainment at Van Slyck's from 2 to 5 p.m., complimentary coffee at Villa Italia from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and an all-you-can-eat soup and salad lunch special for $9.99 at Duke's from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rush Rewards members 55 and up will also have the chance to enter a Slot Tournament between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. for a chance to win up to $750 in free slot play. And $2,500 in free slot play will be given out every Monday.

Kitchen Gadget Set Gift Giveaway – Rush Rewards guests who earn at least 300 points on Thursday, 22 February will be eligible to receive a kitchen gadget set or $15 in free slot play. Earning begins at 6 a.m., and guests can claim their gift (while supplies last) from noon to 8 p.m.

One Year Anniversary – On Thursday, 8 February Rivers Casino staff will serve special Anniversary Cake on the casino floor from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Big Game Party in Van Slyck's – All Rivers guests are invited to watch Super Bowl LII from Van Slyck's. The party starts at 5:30 p.m., and guests will be treated to stadium-style food specials, $2 beer specials and giveaways. Bud Light will be on hand to celebrate with fans with special giveaways and promotions.

A Taste for Love – Love is in the air at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady with dining, spa and hotel stay specials. Couples are invited to A Taste for Love, a special Valentine's Day event that combines a decadent dinner with a romantic evening of entertainment from singer Mia Scirocco. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and each lady will be given a flower upon entry. Dinner will be served and Ms. Scirocco will take the stage at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person and are available through Proctors Theatre.

Enjoy a special couple's massage this Valentine's Day at Splash Spa, an experience highlighted by essential oils, chocolate scented body butter and oil and complimentary wine, all in a romantic setting complete with rose petals sprinkled around the room and scented candles. Call 518-579-8855 for reservations.

Once the evening is over, couples can retire to The Landing Hotel, just steps away. For the month of February, couples can enjoy two special romance packages: The "Date Night Package" includes accommodations, a bottle of red wine, four Villa Italia cupcakes, breakfast in The Landing Hotel Bar for two and 2 p.m. checkout. The "Rivers Romance Package" includes all of the above, as well evening turndown service, breakfast in bed for two, a couple's massage at Splash Spa and 4 p.m. checkout.

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 7 to 10 pm.

$1,000 All-In Trivia – It takes brains to win the games. Trivia in Van Slyck's entertainment lounge is on Wednesdays from 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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