Overview Of Rivers Casino (Pittsburgh)

Overview Of Rivers Casino (Pittsburgh)

777 Casino Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412)231-7777www.riverscasino.com

What does Rivers Casino have to offer?

This casino is located in Pittsburgh PA, right next to Heinz Field, home to the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. The beautiful facility is located on the north shore of the Ohio River, just past the confluence of the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River which form it. The property is a multiple-award winning gaming, dining and entertainment destination with partnerships with several nearby hotels.

Gaming

Table games

Rivers Casino boasts over 100 table games on its large casino floor. Traditional and exotic varieties of games are available at low and medium stakes while high rollers have access to exclusive high limit tables featuring craps, blackjack, and roulette. Many of the poker-based games and the blackjack games also offer a sizable progressive jackpot. Table games offered at Rivers Casino are:

  • Fortune Pai Gow
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em
  • Baccarat (mini and midi)
  • Three Card Poker
  • Roulette
  • Mississippi Stud Poker
  • Four Card Poker
  • Craps
  • Let It Ride
  • Blackjack
  • Big Six

Rivers Casino uses a card-based player rewards system (discussed below). When playing slots or video poker, the player simply inserts the card prior to playing. When players show their card to the pit boss, table game play also earns points on the system according to the following chart:

GameAverage BetApproximate Points Earned Per Hour
Blackjack$100750
$25200
$15110
Roulette$25500
$10200
Three Card Poker$30500
$15250
Craps$30200
Mini Baccarat$100500
$20150

The Rush table zone

Rivers Casino is among the casino operators that have introduced a live-dealer stadium-type table gaming system. This new feature has both blackjack and roulette varieties. There is a live dealer running the game but players are seated near the table at their own touch screen video terminals where wagers are made and results tabulated. Money is inserted and payout vouchers collected as in traditional slot or video poker machines.

Slots

Rivers Casino offers over 2900 unique slot games, with limits ranging from penny slots to the $1-$100 denominations offered in their high limit area. Some of their most popular slot machines include:

  • Willy Wonka
  • Lightning Link
  • Lock It Link
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Buffalo Grand
  • Quick Hits
  • Double Top Dollar
  • Dragon Link
  • Monopoly

Video Poker

Rivers Casino has over 200 video poker machines and, for player comfort and convenience, has separated their video poker offerings into designated smoking and non-smoking areas. On the main casino floor, limits range between nickles to $5 and even higher in the high limit section. In addition to traditional favorites, Rivers Casino has added some of the most popular recent varieties:

  • Super Times Pay Poker
  • Triple Wheel Poker
  • 100 Play Poker
  • Hot Roll
  • 3/5/10 Play
  • Powerhouse Poker
  • Super Draw 6 Poker
  • Super Triple Play Poker
  • Five Star Poker
  • All Star Poker 2
  • Ultimate X Poker

The Rush Rewards Players Club

Rivers Casino offers a 3-tier card based player rewards program. The program is free to join and players earn points for their slots, video poker, and table game play. As they gamble, players can advance from the initial tier (Rush) up to the Preferred and Signature levels, accruing higher benefits and perks along the way.

Rewards range from free slot play and monthly gifts to free or discounted food offers and free parking and even free cruises. Also available is access to River Casino’s 446 Lounge for VIPs, discounted room rates at partner hotels, personalized casino host services and more.

A rundown of the Rush Reward Players Club program is below.

BenefitsRush PreferredSignature
Free play offers and food offersXXX
Entry into promotions, drawings, and eventsXXX
Exclusive mobile app offersXXX
Live entertainment ticket offersXXX
Free self-parking (excluding game-days and special events)XXX
Discount at Grand View Buffet and Gift Shop (excluding sundries)5%15%25%
Free valet parking (excluding game days and special events)XX
Complimentary annual cruise from Norwegian Cruise Line*
XX
Special offers with United AirlinesX
Priority line at Rush Rewards Players Club, Gift Center and Grand View BuffetX
Priority seating at Grand View Buffet and Andrew's Steak and SeafoodX
446 Club AccessX
Personal host serviceX
No-fee ATM transactions at 446 ClubX
Personalized photo ID cardX
* based on rated play
** bank charges may apply

 Poker Room

The spacious and comfortable poker room at Rivers Casino is an impressive 8,457 square feet and holds 30 tables. The room regularly spreads limit and no-limit Texas Hold’em and limit and pot-limit Omaha.

Food service delivered directly to the table is available 24/7 and the casino offers a player reward program based on hours played. In addition, the poker room offers various promotions such as freeroll tournaments, high-hand payouts, and other promotions that change throughout the year.

Players can check and see what games are currently running on the Bravo poker app.

Online gaming

As of August, 2018, Rivers Casino hasn’t entered Pennsylvania’s nascent online gaming market, but it shouldn’t be long until they do. They have already applied for the state’s $10 million license that allows online slots, table games, and peer-to-peer gaming (geek-speak for online poker). It is expected that they will use their in-house tech company Rush Street Interactive to create and manage their online slots and table game offerings. Who Rivers Casino will partner with to enter the online poker market is unknown at this time.

Pennsylvanian’s eager to gamble online in the meantime should consider the Pennsylvania online lottery. It is fun and easy to play, it is completely legal, and you can win real money. What’s more, new players receive $5 free to play when they sign up.

Dining

Rivers Casino has several dining options ranging from a quick snack to their spectacular buffet to fine dining. Their restaurant selections are:

  • Andrew’s Steak and Seafood – Winner of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, this sophisticated fine dining venue offers seafood, prime steaks, unique appetizers, innovative salads, decadent desserts – and of course, award winning wines.
  • Wheelhouse – A sports bar and grill perfect for watching the game while enjoying appetizers, homemade chili and soups, fresh salads, signature sandwiches like the Pittsburgh Cheese Steak, juicy burgers and delectable entrees.
  • Grand View Buffet – Perfect for those who demand variety, this buffet has a near-endless selection. Asian, Italian, BBQ and much much more.
  • West End Cafe – Open from 11am to the wee hours of the morning, this casual cafe offers a wide variety of sandwiches, pizzas, salads and desserts.
  • Ciao – Open 24 hours, this spot is perfect for a quick casual bite.

Entertainment and Events

  • Drum Bar – a hot spot for live entertainment featuring the hottest local DJs and live bands.
  • Levels – a multi-tiered lounge located in the center of the casino – perfect for watching the action while quenching your thirst.
  • Spiral Bar – a video poker bar in the middle of the casino floor. Don’t miss happy hour from 5pm to 7pm, Monday through Thursday.
  • Rivers Casino Amphitheater – this live music and entertainment venue offers the biggest names in the business and often offers free shows.

Rivers Casino also has an event center for conventions, meetings, weddings, receptions and other events.