Event Center performances and Cadillac giveaway highlight monthly offerings

PHILADELPHIA — April 30, 2019 — Start off the warmer months with the chance to win a 2019 Cadillac XT4. Meanwhile, in The Event Center, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes brings its legendary Jersey Shore rock concert on Saturday, May 11, while the Legendary Ladies of Motown, featuring Mary Wilson and Martha Reeves, performs its iconic classics on Friday, May 17. Both shows start at 8 p.m. These are just some of the many offerings in store this month at Rivers Casino Philadelphia.

Promotions, Contests and Sweepstakes

Memorial Day Car Giveaway — Starting Wednesday, May 1, guests can begin to enter the Memorial Day Car Giveaway for the chance to win a 2019 Cadillac XT4. On Monday, May 27, from 2-7:30 p.m., two winners will be selected every half hour to win $100 Free Play and an entry into the final car drawing. At 8 p.m., all winners will have a chance to win a Free Play prize or a 2019 Cadillac XT4.

Bonus Flash Play Promotion — On Thursday, May 16, Rush Rewards Members playing any slot machine can earn double Flash Play Free Play. Throughout the day, Flash Play Free Play can be earned in $1 increments up to $1,000 Free Play based on daily qualifying play. 

National Armed Forces Appreciation Day — On Saturday, May 18, all active & veteran military members are invited to stop by the Rush Rewards Center from 11 a.m. to midnight to receive $10 Free Play and a free Geno’s cheesesteak, fries and drink. All guests must show valid military ID to be eligible.

Winning Wednesday Social Media Contest — Starting on Wednesday, May 1, Rivers Casino Philadelphia will highlight one new slot machine on its Facebook page each week. To be eligible to win, participants must visit the Rivers Casino Philadelphia Facebook page and like the featured slot Facebook post for a chance to receive $25 Free Play. One winner will be selected every Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Rivers Casino Philadelphia Poker Room

No-Limit Texas Hold ’em May Tournament Schedule:

  • 11 a.m. Sundays* — $150 entry, $5,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • 7 p.m. Mondays — $125 entry, $4,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • 7 p.m. Wednesdays — $125 entry, $5,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • 11 a.m. Saturdays — $45 entry, beginners’ tournament

*No tournament scheduled for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12.

Daily High Hands — It’s “Thursday Thunder” in Philadelphia’s only poker room as Rivers features more than $200,000 worth of high hands in May. On Thursdays, high hands are $500 every 30 minutes from noon to midnight. The high-hand promotion is offered daily, and players can win varying amounts ranging from $200 to $500 at selected times.

Bad Beat Jackpot — The current Bad Beat Jackpot is $50,000 and the minimum qualifying hand is quad 2s.

For more information on tournaments and promotions, please call the poker room at 215-717-3883, visit RiversPoker.com or stop by the poker desk.

 Food and Beverage

Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House — On Fridays and Saturdays in May, guests will enjoy live piano music in the casino’s first-class steakhouse from 6 to 10 p.m. Live music on Thursday’s is from 5 to 9 p.m.

  • Buck-a-Shuck — $1 oysters, Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner Special — On Sunday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hugo’s is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch. The brunch will cost $45 per adult, $19 for kids under 12 years old and kids under two years old are free. Following the brunch special, from 4-9 p.m., a three course dinner menu featuring a soup or salad, dinner entrée and dessert will be available for guests for $50.

Events and Entertainment

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes — Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes bring its high-energy, classic Jersey Shore sound to The Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia on Saturday, May 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $29 to $49 and are available for purchase at RiversCasino.com.

Legendary Ladies of Motown featuring Mary Wilson & Martha Reeves — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Mary Wilson of The Supremes and Martha Reeves of Martha & the Vandellas, bring their influential Motown classics to The Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia on Friday, May 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $39 to $59 and are available for purchase at RiversCasino.com. To stay up to date on all entertainment or to learn more about Rivers Casino Philadelphia, please visit RiversCasino.com.


Located along the Delaware Riverfront in Philadelphia, Rivers Casino Philadelphia features 1,755 slots, 105 table games, 62 hybrid gaming seats, a 28-table poker room and a designated Sportsbook area for live sports betting. The casino offers eight distinctive restaurants and bars — among them are Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, Fishtown Hops and Geno’s Steaks — riverfront views, live performances in The Event Center, free parking, and promotions and giveaways daily. Rivers, which opened in 2010, employs approximately 1,500 Team Members and has been voted a great place to work in Philadelphia. Rivers Casino Philadelphia is owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com. 

Jeff Shurilla
For Rivers Casino Philadelphia
267-932-8760, ext. 304
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