Things are heating up this August at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, where Rush Rewards members will have the chance to win a 2018 Dodge Charger SXT RWD, Free Slot Play and cash during the $250K Spin A Wheel, Make A Deal promotion.
Guests will receive one entry for every 20 points earned on slots, video poker or table games. Entries can be activated between 6:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. on each drawing day for the chance to play a game of Spin a Wheel, Make a Deal. Rush Rewards members will automatically receive 5X drawing entries for their play on Tuesday, August 7, 14, and 21, and drawings will be held every Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Five guests will be selected during each drawing to spin the Prize Wheel and land on a Free Slot Play prize. The four guests with the lowest prizes will walk away with the Free Slot Play. The winner with the highest amount of Free Slot Play will then move on to the next round, where they can keep the Free Slot Play, or select one of five envelopes containing an array of prizes. If they select an envelope, the guest will lose the previously won Free Slot Play prize, and have to make another choice: keep the envelope or punch the punchboard to win between $250 Free Slot Play and a brand new 2018 Dodge Charger SXT RWD.
Additional promotions and events include:
Gaming Promotions and Giveaways
Putt Putt Payout – From 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays in August, Rush Rewards members who have an open rating on any table game, excluding the Poker Room, will have a chance to qualify for a hot seat drawing. One guest will be selected every hour from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for a chance to play a putting game. The chosen guest will automatically receive $100 Match Play and Rivers-logoed golf balls, once they have stated their intent to play and identity is verified. There are three levels in the putting game. If the guest putts the first hole successfully, they will win $100 cash plus the Match Play. If they choose to continue and putt the second hole, they can win $500 cash and the Match Play. A successful putt at the third and final hole will grant the player a prize of $1,000 cash and the Match Play. If at any time the guest misses the putt, they will still receive the $100 Match Play and Rivers golf balls.
Senior Days – Young at Heart - On Mondays, Rush Rewards members ages 55 and older will enjoy free valet parking from 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., a chance to play in the On Demand True Time Slot Tournament where the 10 high scorers will split $2,500 Free Slot Play, entertainment at Van Slyck’s from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and an unlimited soup & salad lunch special for $9.99 at Dukes Lounge from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hamilton Beach Spiralizer Giveaway – Rush Rewards members who earn at least 300 points by playing slots or video poker on Thursday, August 9, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:59 p.m. will be eligible to receive a Hamilton Beach Spiralizer, while supplies last. Guests can claim their gift in the Event Center from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cuisinart Food Chopper Giveaway – Rush Rewards members who earn at least 300 points by playing slots or video poker on Thursday, August 16, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:59 p.m. will be eligible to receive a Cuisinart Food Chopper, while supplies last. Guests can claim their gift in the Event Center from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Events and Entertainment
Dine with Diamond – An effortless performance featuring classics from Neil Diamond will be delivered by the “King of Diamonds” during the Neil Diamond Tribute Dinner and Show on Wednesday, August 8. Award-winning tribute artist Rob Garrett will perform as the legendary Neil Diamond. 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 7:00 p.m. Tickets are sold out!
Morris Day & The Time – The funk will be contagious when Morris Day & The Time perform on Thursday, August 23 in the Event Center. Day’s catchy musical style is a trademark of 80’s dance and R&B hits that all generations can groove to. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and are available for purchase online at riverscasinoandresort.com or through Proctors Box Office and at tickets.proctors.org.
Wayne Brady – Five-time Emmy award winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady will take the stage on Friday, August 24 in the Event Center. The actor, comic, singer, dancer and songwriter will delight the audience as a true show biz renaissance man. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $50 and are available for purchase online at riverscasinoandresort.com or through Proctors Box Office and at tickets.proctors.org.
California Transit Authority – Enjoy a performance by California Transit Authority, featuring original members from Chicago, on Saturday, August 4. The concert will be held in the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater as part of the Harbor Jam Concert Series and starts at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Orleans – 70’s pop rock band Orleans will be performing in the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater on Saturday, August 11. The concert starts at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
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.