Two Event Center performances & a chance to win cash in the Choose the Champs Challenge 

PHILADELPHIA — Oct. 1, 2018 — Welcome fall with fun festivities at Rivers Casino Philadelphia this October including two Event Center performances: Grammy-award winners The Commodores on Oct. 12 and comedian George Lopez on Oct. 19. Football season continues and guests have a chance to win a share of $10,000 each week by making picks in our Choose the Champs Challenge.

Promotions, Contests & Sweepstakes

The Birds’ Nest $5K Sweepstakes — On Saturdays and Sundays in October between noon and midnight, active table game players who are dealt a blackjack in Pit 3 will receive a manual entry for a chance to win $5,000 cash at the drawing on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 10 p.m.

Choose the Champs Challenge — During the 2018-2019 football season, guests can insert their Rush Rewards card into a kiosk machine each week and select their picks beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesdays through Sundays for a chance to win a share of $10,000 in prizes. The list of winners will be posted on RiversCasino.com every Tuesday at noon.

$15,000 Monthly Jackpot Bonus — On Monday, Oct. 1, 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 September will be eligible to participate in this month’s jackpot drawing.

Rivers Casino Philadelphia Poker Room

No Limit Texas Hold’em October Tournament Schedule:

  • 11 a.m. Sun. – $150 entry, $5,000 guaranteed prize pool (deepstack, 30k starting chips)
  • 7 p.m. Mon. – $125 entry, $4,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • 7 p.m. Wed. – $125 entry, $5,000 guaranteed prize pool
  • 11 a.m. Sat. – $45 entry, beginner’s tournament

Daily High Hands — It’s non-stop action in the Rivers Casino Philadelphia Poker Room, featuring more than $200,000 worth of high hands in October. Players at Texas Hold’em games that contribute to the high hand jackpot fund are eligible to win various amounts ranging from $300 to $500 for each high hand every 30 minutes on Sundays from 4-11 p.m. and Mondays through Saturdays from 12-10 p.m.

McGregor vs Khabib — The Poker Room big screen TVs will showcase UFC 229, featuring Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday, Oct. 6. As always, poker amenities include complimentary cocktails, text-to-table menu and covered parking.

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

Food & Beverage

Fishtown Hops Outdoor Patio — Fishtown Hops’ beer garden offers delicious bites including Hoppy Wings, Original Philly House-Made Cheesesteak Rolls, House-Made Fried Mozzarella and more, plus a selection of local brews and craft cocktails. The hours of operation are Wednesday and Thursday from 4-10 p.m., Fridays from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sundays from 2-10 p.m. Happy hour is from 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

Philadelphia Hometown Football Team Specials — During Philadelphia professional football games, guests can enjoy the following specials:

  • Fishtown Hops — $2 Miller Lite drafts, $12 Miller Lite buckets, $1 hot dogs
  • Lucky Red — $2 Miller Lite drafts

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

  • Buck-A-Shuck — On Thursdays from 5-8 p.m., guests can enjoy $1 oysters.

Events & Entertainment

The Commodores — The Grammy Award-winning icons The Commodores will perform their R&B and funk hits at The Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia on Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show cost from $55 to $75 and can be purchased at RiversEntertainment.com.

Vietnamese Show — There will be a Vietnamese show in The Event Center on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 p.m. to midnight.

George Lopez  With a comedic career that spans across television, film, stand-up and late-night TV, George Lopez will entertain The Event Center audience with “The Wall World Tour” at Rivers Casino Philadelphia on Friday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. Tickets for his show cost from $79 to $99 and can be purchased at RiversEntertainment.com.

97.5 The Fanatic Broadcast — For each Philadelphia professional football game this month (Oct. 7, 11, 21, 28), guests can enjoy a broadcast by 97.5 FM – The Fanatic in Fishtown Hops beginning three hours before kickoff and ending at halftime of the game. Food and drink specials will be offered, as well as weekly prize giveaways. Enter each week for a chance to win the grand prize, an Away Game Experience package for two.

Fishtown Hops — Dance to live new music and classics by local bands and DJs from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on select Fridays and Saturdays at Fishtown Hops:

  • Friday, Oct. 5: Flip Like Wilson with DJ Joey Catz
  • Saturday, Oct. 6: Funk Daddy with DJ April
  • Friday, Oct. 19: Don’t Call Me Francis with DJ Freezie
  • Saturday, Oct. 20: Beat Tells (Beatles Tribute Band) with DJ Mike B

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]