Spotlight On Rivers Casino (Pittsburgh)

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

Downtown Pittsburgh Home To A Multiple Award Winning Casino

Rivers Casino is located on the north shore of the Ohio River in downtown Pittsburgh, right next to Heinz Field, the home of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. Winner of multiple awards, Rivers Casino is an enormous adult entertainment destination that offers visitors all the latest gambling variants along with excellent bars, restaurants, and live entertainment venues.

A huge house with lots of games

Rivers Casino is enormous. Whether its slots, video poker, or table game action in the pit you crave, there are many options to choose from in this expansive gaming palace.

Slot machines

With such a large floor, Rivers can offer an enormous selection of slot machines, and they do – boasting over 2900 unique variants. Limits range from penny machines to the $1, $5, and up to $100 machines offered in their high limit gaming area. They have a wide variety with some of their most popular offerings being:

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

Video Poker Machines

Rivers Casino has placed over 200 video poker machines across their casino floor. Designated smoking and non-smoking sections have been created for player comfort and convenience. Limits range from as small as nickle machines to $5 machines. Players seeking larger limit machines can find them in the high limit section.

Rivers has most of the standard video poker machines and has also added these variants:

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

Table games.

Again, Rivers is huge. They boast over 100 different table games spread across their expansive casino floor. All your usual favorites can be found as well as some exotic newcomers along with various side-bets variants. Low to medium stakes tables are abundant and Rivers also has a high limit area focusing on craps, blackjack and roulette.

Many of the poker-based pit games and the blackjack games have a progressive jackpot feature as well. Rivers Casino’s entire table game offerings are:

  • Big Six
  • Fortune Pai Gow
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat (mini and midi)
  • Let It Ride
  • 3-Card Poker
  • Craps
  • Roulette
  • 4-Card Poker
  • Mississippi Stud Poker

Rivers Casino is part of the Rush Players Reward Program (discussed below) and they give points for table game play as well as the slots and video poker machines. Simply hand your players card to the dealer (or pit boss) and receive points according to the following schedule:

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

Live dealer stadium gaming

Rivers Casino offers live dealer gaming in a casino floor area called the Rush table zone. It is a stadium gaming area of the type that has become popular recently. The dealer operates a roulette or blackjack game, and the table is surrounded by players seated at their own electronic terminal. Players bet using their screens and once the hand is played, the results are tabulated. Cash and payout tickets are used as in any other slot or video poker machine. This allows more players to “sit” at any one table and gives each player more privacy and space.

The Rush Rewards Players Club

Rivers Casino is part of the Rush network. They offer a 3-tier player reward system that is card based. Joining the program is costless. Once a member, players receive points based on their play on slot machines, video poker machines, and table games in the pit.

Players begin at the lowest tier (Rush), and progress as they play to the Preferred tier and finally to the Signature tier. Benefits, freebies, perks and privileges accrue to the players along their gaming journey. These rewards begin immediately with food and free play offers and increase in value up to free cruise offers, personalized casino host services and access to Rivers Casino’s 446 Lounge for VIP guests.

The benefits the Rush Reward Players Club system across all 3 tiers are summarized 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

Lets play poker!

Like everything else in this casino, the poker room is large. 30 tables are spread across the comfortable and bright 8,457 square foot area. The room regularly spreads limit and no-limit Texas Hold’em. Limit Omaha and pot-limit Omaha are also available.

There are many amenities here to keep poker players content. Players can order food directly to the table. There are many TV screens. Also, Rivers Casino poker room offers a player reward program based on hours played. Various promotions are offered throughout the year, including freeroll tournaments and high hand payouts. Additionally, they regularly run traditional NLH poker tournaments.

Players can see what games are currently running on the Bravo website or mobile 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.

No need to gamble on fine food, drinks, and entertainment

Rivers Casino has several bars, restaurants, and nightclubs to satisfy your non-gaming needs. There’s even a premium concert venue and an event center for weddings, conventions, and other large events.

Dining options

  • Andrew’s Steak and Seafood – Elegant dining featuring seafood, prime steaks, unique appetizers, salads and desserts. This sophisticated steakhouse has received the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.
  • Wheelhouse – Enjoy a burger or a famous Pittsburgh Cheese Steak in this sports bar & grill packed with TVs for enjoying the game.
  • Grand View Buffet – All your favorite varieties of cuisine, all in one place.
  • West End Cafe – A casual cafe offering soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and desserts.
  • Ciao – A 24-hour eatery perfect for a quick and casual bite.

Bars and nightlife options

  • 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.