Buddy Guy and Night Ranger in The Event Center and the chance to win $5,000 cash

PHILADELPHIA — April 2, 2018 — April showers Rivers Casino Philadelphia with two Event Center performances. Chicago blues artist, Buddy Guy takes the stage on April 20, while Night Ranger entertains with its classic sound on April 27. Other casino highlights include the $100,000 Guaranteed Little Rush poker tournament, a chance to enter the money machine and Buck-A-Shuck Thursdays at Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House. 

Promotions, Contests & Sweepstakes

$15,000 Monthly Jackpot Bonus — On Monday, April 2, at 8 p.m., jackpot winners have the chance to win their share of $15,000 Free Slot Play and cash. Qualifying participants who hit a jackpot of $1,200 or more in March will be eligible to participate in this month’s jackpot drawing.

Showers of Free Slot Play Sweepstakes — Beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, April 27, guests can earn entries for a chance to win Free Slot Play or cash. From 6-10:30 p.m., five guests will be selected every 30 minutes to enter the money machine to collect as many bills as possible in 30 seconds. Winners will be awarded a prize based on the money they collect in the money machine, and will fill out an entry for the final drawing upcoming claiming their prize. At 11 p.m., one grand prize winner will receive $5,000 cash and $5,000 Free Slot Play.

Poker Night in America Poker Room

No Limit Texas Hold’em April Tournament Schedule:

  • 11 a.m. Sun. – $45 entry, beginner’s tournament (April 22 and 29)
  • 7 p.m. Mon. – $125 entry, $4,000 guaranteed prize pool (April 2, 16, 23 and 30)
  • 7 p.m. Tues. – $125 entry, $25 bounty (April 3, 17 and 24)
  • 7 p.m. Wed. – $125 entry, $5,000 guaranteed prize pool (April 4, 18 and 25)
  • 7 p.m. Thurs. – $85 entry (April 5, 19 and 26)
  • 11 a.m. Sat. – $150 entry, $5,000 guaranteed prize pool (Deepstack, 30k starting chips; April 7, 21 and 28)

$100,000 Guaranteed Little Rush — The Poker Night in America Poker Room will host a multi-day No Limit Texas Hold’em poker tournament from April 8-15. Day 1 flights (April 8-14) feature 20,000 starting stacks for $150 with two flights each day at noon and 7:00 p.m. Players advancing to Day 2 resume play at noon on Sunday, April 15. Tournament details and multi-table satellite information is available at RiversPoker.com

Daily High Hands — It’s non-stop action in the Rivers Casino Philadelphia Poker Room with a winner every 30 minutes during the designated time periods of the daily high hand promotion. Texas Hold’em games that contribute to the high hand jackpot are eligible for this promotion that will award $100-$300.

Instant High Hand Progressive Jackpots — Every qualifying hand at a cash table in the Poker Room will instantly earn a progressive jackpot. All four-of-a-kind and straight flush hands will earn between $50 and $599, except the royal flush which will never pay less than $200 and increases until it is hit. This is a 24/7 promotion.  In addition, all Instant High Hands hit between 2 a.m. and 3 p.m. every day will pay double the jackpot amount (except the royal flush).

For more information on tournament and promotions, please visit RiversPoker.com or call the Poker Room at 215-717-3883.

Food & Beverage

Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House — On Fridays and Saturdays in April, guests will enjoy live piano music in the casino’s first-class steakhouse from 6-10 p.m.

  • Buck-A-Shuck — On Thursdays, guests can enjoy $1 oysters. 

Philadelphia Hometown Teams Specials — During all hockey and basketball games for Philadelphia professional hometown teams, guests can enjoy beverage specials at Lucky Red:

  • Basketball – enjoy $3 Coors Lite drafts.
  • Hockey – enjoy $3 Yuengling drafts.

Events & Entertainment

Buddy Guy — Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy will perform his Chicago blues at the Rivers Casino Philadelphia Event Center on Friday, April 20, at 9 p.m. Guy is one of the most important blues singers and guitarists of all time, and will be forever associated with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and John Mayer. Tickets for the show cost from $49 to $69 and can be purchased on the Rivers Casino Philadelphia headliner events page.

Night Ranger — Night Ranger, the band that invented the power ballad of the 1980s, brings its classic sound to the Rivers Casino Philadelphia Event Center on Friday, April 27, at 9 p.m. Tickets for the band’s 35th anniversary tour cost from $29 to $49 and can be purchased on the Rivers Casino Philadelphia headliner events page.

Fishtown Hops — Dance to live new music and classics by local bands and DJs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays at Fishtown Hops:

  • Friday, April 6: The Benjamins with DJ April
  • Saturday, April 7: Cheers the Band with DJ Naj
  • Friday, April 13: Gypsy Wisdom with DJ Joey Catz
  • Saturday, April 14: The Relatives with DJ Naj
  • Friday, April 20: Goodman Fiske with DJ Freezie
  • Saturday, April 21: Don’t Call Me Francis with DJ Oz
  • Friday, April 27: Funktion 11 with DJ Ernesto
  •  Saturday, April 28: Se7en Band with DJ Joey Catz

To stay up-to-date on all entertainment or to learn more about Rivers Casino Philadelphia, please visit RiversCasino.com.


Rivers, which opened in September 2010 as Philly’s casino, features 1,891 slots, 103 table games, a 28-table poker room, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views, and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,500 people and has been voted a “Best Place to Work” by the Philadelphia Business Journal for seven consecutive years and a “Top Workplace” by Philly.com for six straight years. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com.

Jeff Shurilla
For Rivers Casino Philadelphia
267-932-8760, ext. 304
[email protected]