Chance to win championship tickets at Philly’s first licensed sportsbook

PHILADELPHIA — March 14, 2019 — For the first time in Philadelphia, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will be available for live sports wagering at the Rivers Sportsbook. The casino’s “March Mania” offerings will include betting options for all 67 Division 1 games in the wildly popular bracket format, including the first four games played on March 19 and 20.

Throughout the tournament, the best Rivers seats will be in the sportsbook and at Fishtown Hops, the casino’s beer garden. Guests can watch every game, including the April 8 championship, for free, at Fishtown Hops, or they can secure a premium spot in the sportsbook with a paid reservation.

Additionally, one lucky guest will win two tickets to the semifinal and national championship games in Minneapolis, plus round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations, by placing a bet using the Rivers Casino Philadelphia QuickBet function.

Sportsbook Viewing: Rivers Sportsbook will host March Mania seating during all tournament games, and on high-volume days, sportsbook seating is reservation-only. With a state-of-the-art 14′ x 7′ video wall and 12 additional flat-screen, high-definition monitors, guests can catch all the tournament action. Table seating reservations require a minimum $50 food and beverage spend per person (plus gratuity), and reserved club chair seating is made with a daily minimum bet; both seating options must be reserved in four-hour blocks and can be made at RiversCasino.com.

Fishtown Hops Viewing: Fishtown Hops is guests’ game-watching destination, with monitors showcasing all of the games. In addition to regular menu items, Fishtown Hops is offering a wide range of food and beverage specials such as $5 breakfast sandwiches, $5 nachos, $1 hot dogs, $5 chicken cheesesteaks and $3 Miller Lite beers, as well as wings for 50 cents. On Thursday, March 21, Fishtown Hops is hosting a tournament tipoff celebration featuring giveaways and more.

Sports Wagering: In addition to basketball wagering, the Rivers Sportsbook offers a wide array of sporting events, including football, baseball, hockey, soccer and more. Bets include, but are not limited to, straight bets, parlays, totals and in-game betting.

The Rivers Sportsbook offers six betting windows and 18 kiosks, and during March Mania, two kiosks will be moved to Fishtown Hops. For players’ convenience, the casino has created more opportunities to cash in winning bets at the cashier’s cage. Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend March Mania. No one under 21 is permitted on Rivers Casino Philadelphia’s gaming floor.

March Mania Contest: Now through Sunday, March 24, guests who place a bet using the QuickBet function, either through the Rivers Casino Philadelphia app or through the direct URL, will be eligible to win a prize package for championship weekend. QuickBet allows guests to create a bet slip at their convenience for a faster betting experience. The prize package includes:

  • Tickets to the semifinal and championship games (April 6 and 8)
  • Round-trip airfare to Minneapolis and hotel accommodations
  • Official VIP Lounge access, event program and souvenirs

The contest drawing is Monday, March 25, at 11 a.m. Complete rules and details are available at 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