Team Member News

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS TO PRACTICE RELIEF EFFORTS

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    RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS TO PRACTICE RELIEF EFFORTS
    Casino Team Members Partner with Center for Victims for this month’s service project 

    PITTSBURGHMarch 29, 2017 — On Friday, March 31, the Rivers Casino Community Champions will embark on a service project in conjunction with the Center for Victims to support those that have been afflicted by violent crimes.

    For 42 years, the Center for Victims has been an innovative leader in the field of victim services, offering assistance and support to victims of crime and their families. More than 15,000 victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, homicide and other serious crimes are assisted by the Center of Victims each year. Outreach programs serve to educate the community about proper preventative measures and reach an additional 30,000 victims each year.

    “The Center for Victims has been a recognizable force in providing exceptional care to victims of crime,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “They continue to be an excellent resource for community education and to assist them in their work is a privilege that we’re proud to have.”

    The Community Champions will spend the day working with the Center for Victims team, offering relief efforts to some of Pittsburgh’s most affected individuals.

    “It’s through volunteer efforts like the Rivers Casino Community Champions that help to spread our message throughout the community,” said Fran Trimpey, director of development at the Center for Victims. “We appreciate their help in continuing our mission.”

    This volunteer effort is a part of Rivers Casino’s ongoing community service outreach program. Each month, Team Members assist in a service project that benefits the Pittsburgh community. Most recently, the Rivers Casino Community Champions completed a service project with Life’sWork.

    For more information about Rivers Casino, please visit www.riverscasino.com.

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    ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
    Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 92 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com.

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Garrett Allen
    For Rivers Casino
    268-932-8760 x 303
    garrett@hornercom.com

     

     

     

     


  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS TO VOLUNTEER WITH LIFE’SWORK OF WESTERN PA

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    RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS TO VOLUNTEER WITH LIFE’SWORK OF WESTERN PA

    North Shore’s Casino to Lend a Helping Hand in Paint Project

    PITTSBURGH Feb. 16, 2017 — The Rivers Casino Community Champions will join forces with Life’sWork of Western PA on Feb. 17 to participate in a painting project from 9 a.m.—2 p.m. In addition to painting, the Community Champions will also assist with woodworking details around the facility.

    For 90 years, Life’sWork has championed the cause of individuals with disabilities by providing employment opportunities and avenues to achieving self-sufficiency. The organization’s mission to increase the quality of life of persons with disabilities and with barriers to employment is supported through career development programs and in part by volunteer service. 

    “The Community Champions team has always looked forward to our volunteer days with Life’sWork,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “Life’sWork’s efforts continue to be a positive impact on our community and we appreciate the opportunity to lend a hand where we can.”

    After multiple years of collaboration, Rivers Casino received the James F. Compton Humanitarian Award from Life’sWork in November 2015 for exemplary commitment to providing employment opportunities for people living with disabilities.

    “Our mission is supported through community involvement and it is volunteers like the Rivers Casino Community Champions that help carry our mission forward,” said Timothy Parks, President & CEO of Life’sWork. “The time they offer to help improve our facility so that our clients and staff benefit is greatly appreciated.”

    This volunteer effort is a part of Rivers Casino’s ongoing community service outreach program. Each month, Team Members assist in a service project that benefits the Pittsburgh community. Most recently, the Rivers Casino Community Champions completed a service project with The Pittsburgh Project.

    For more information about Rivers Casino, please visit www.riverscasino.com

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    ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
    Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 92 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com.

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Garrett Allen
    For Rivers Casino
    268-932-8760 x 303
    garrett@hornercom.com

     

     

     

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS TO LEND SUPPORT TO THE PITTSBURGH PROJECT

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    RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS TO LEND SUPPORT TO THE PITTSBURGH PROJECT
    Casino Team Members to Volunteer in Home Repair Efforts in Pittsburgh Neighborhoods

    PITTSBURGHJan. 25, 2017 — The Rivers Casino Community Champions will lend a helping hand to the Northside community, as they partner with The Pittsburgh Project Thursday, Jan. 26 with some needed neighborhood development services.

    The Pittsburgh Project coordinates service initiatives that maintain neighborhood recreational areas, improve vulnerable homeowners’ homes and engage Pittsburgh’s young people. The organization’s service projects include annual free home repair for more than 130 of Pittsburgh’s elderly homeowners, maintenance of Fowler Park and Fowler pool and providing after-school and summer programs for nearly 250 students.

    “The Pittsburgh Project provides a much-needed service for this community,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “We are grateful for the chance to assist them in their efforts.”

    “Volunteers like the Community Champions help us to carry our mission forward,” said Will Thompkins, executive director of The Pittsburgh Project. “It’s because of our dedicated team and the added volunteer support that we are able to better our community and keep its wonderful communal areas intact.”

    This volunteer effort is a part of Rivers Casino’s ongoing community service outreach program. Each month, Team Members assist in a service project that benefits the Pittsburgh community. Most recently, the Rivers Casino Community Champions completed a service project with the American Red Cross and the Southwestern Veterans’ Center.

    For more information about Rivers Casino, please visit www.riverscasino.com.  

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    ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
    Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 92 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com.

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Garrett Allen
    For Rivers Casino
    268-932-8760 x 303
    garrett@hornercom.com

  • LOCAL VETERANS ARE IN FOR A HOLIDAY TREAT FROM THE RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS

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    LOCAL VETERANS ARE IN FOR A HOLIDAY TREAT FROM THE RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS
    Casino Team Members to Deliver Seasonal Goodies with the American Red Cross

    PITTSBURGHDec. 14, 2016 — The Rivers Casino Community Champions will bring holiday cheer to the Southwestern Veterans’ Center on Thursday, Dec. 15 by caroling and handing out holiday cards and gifts to local veterans as a part of the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces program.

    The Southwestern Veterans’ Center caters to veterans who face disability, chronic illness or are in need of specialized care by providing a wide range of health care services and resources for functional independence.

    “Lending support to organizations like the Red Cross and the Southwestern Veterans’ Center puts our team in the holiday spirit,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “We appreciate the opportunity to give thanks to our veterans.”

    In addition to the Service to the Armed Forces program, the American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania also provides emergency food and shelter provisions, education in lifesaving CPR and First Aid skill and specialized resources to further assist members of the armed forces and their families.

    “Our mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies is carried forward through volunteers like the Community Champions,” said Dan Tobin, director of marketing and communications with the American Red Cross Western Pennsylvania Region. “We extend our thanks to all those who have helped us continue providing aid to those in need.”

    This volunteer effort is a part of Rivers Casino’s ongoing community service outreach program. Each month, Team Members assist in a service project that benefits the Pittsburgh community. Most recently, the Rivers Casino Community Champions completed a service project with the Community Kitchen Pittsburgh.

    For more information about Rivers Casino, please visit www.riverscasino.com.  

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    ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
    Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Best Overall Gaming Resort" in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and "Best Overall Casino" in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 83 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit riverscasino.com

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Garrett Allen
    For Rivers Casino
    268-932-8760 x 303
    garrett@hornercom.com

  • STRICTLY SLOTS READERS NAME RIVERS CASINO ‘BEST OVERALL CASINO’ IN PENNSYLVANIA

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    STRICTLY SLOTS READERS NAME RIVERS CASINO ‘BEST OVERALL CASINO’ IN PENNSYLVANIA

    Pittsburgh’s Casino Wins 15 Awards in Annual Survey 

    PITTSBURGH Dec. 1, 2016 — Rivers Casino has been named “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania once again by readers of Strictly Slots magazine. The award is one of 15 overall distinctions, including six first-place titles.

    In addition to being named “Best Overall Casino,” Rivers Casino received top honors in the following categories:

    • Best Reel Slots
    • Best Dollar Slots
    • Best High-end Slot Area
    • Best Comps
    • Best Players Club Lounge

    Pittsburgh’s Casino was also awarded recognition in categories including “Best Slot Club” and “Best Variety of Slots.”

    “It is because of the hard work and support of our dedicated Team Members and loyal guests that Rivers continues to achieve these honors,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “Thanks to the readers of Strictly Slots for recognizing Rivers as one of Pennsylvania’s best gaming and entertainment destinations.”

    For more information about Rivers Casino, visit www.riverscasino.com/pittsburgh

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    ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
    Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Best Overall Gaming Resort" in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and "Best Overall Casino" in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 83 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multipurpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit riverscasino.com

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Garrett Allen
    For Rivers Casino
    267-932-8760 x 303
    garrett@hornercom.com

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS WELCOME THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH COMMUNITY KITCHEN PITTSBURGH

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    RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS WELCOME THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH COMMUNITY KITCHEN PITTSBURGH

    Casino Team Members Donate Turkeys and Prepare Holiday Meals with Local Charity Organization

    PITTSBURGH — Nov. 17, 2016 — The Rivers Casino Community Champions will visit the headquarters of Community Kitchen Pittsburgh today to take part in a meal-packing project to benefit local families just in time for Thanksgiving. Team Members from the casino will be on-hand from 9 a.m.—3 p.m. and have donated about 50 turkeys to the cause.

    Meals packed by the Community Champions will benefit Operation SafetyNet, a program focused on feeding homeless individuals throughout the cold winter months, and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, which provides food for Thanksgiving meals to local families in need.

    “The holidays bring out the giving spirit among our whole team,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “We are proud to partner with Community Kitchen Pittsburgh on this Thanksgiving project.”

    Community Kitchen Pittsburgh is a mission-based, multi-faceted food service company. Its goals include workforce development, community-engaged social enterprise and food waste reduction. The organization provides culinary-based, on-the-job training and support to individuals with barriers to employment. Community Kitchen Pittsburgh prepares and delivers thousands of meals every day to food-insecure residents throughout the city. 

    “Thank you to the Rivers Casino Community Champions for contributing to our neighbors in need this holiday season,” said Jennifer Flanagan, executive director of Community Kitchen Pittsburgh.

     

    ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
    Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Best Overall Gaming Resort" in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and "Best Overall Casino" in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 83 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multipurpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit riverscasino.com

    MEDIA CONTACT:
    Garrett Allen
    For Rivers Casino
    267-932-8760 x 303
    garrett@hornercom.com

  • RIVERS CASINO NAMED “BEST CASINO” IN 2016 CITY PAPER POLL

    PITTSBURGH Oct. 19, 2016 — Readers of the Pittsburgh City Paper have selected Rivers Casino as first-place winners in two categories of the publication’s annual “Best Of” Awards.

    Grand View Buffet, located on the second floor of the casino, was voted “Best Buffet” in Pittsburgh, and the casino overall was voted “Best Place for an Adult Birthday Party.” The honorees were announced today in a special supplement of the Pittsburgh City Paper.

    “Thank you to the Pittsburgh City Paper and its readers for recognizing Rivers Casino for both its great dining options and entertainment offerings,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino.

    Rivers has also been named “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine seven years running. Earlier this year, Rivers Casino Team Members voted the casino as one of Pittsburgh’s “Top Workplaces” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

    For more information about Rivers Casino, visit www.riverscasino.com.

  • RIVERS CASINO PARTNERS WITH SUSAN G. KOMEN PITTSBURGH TO CELEBRATE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

    PITTSBURGH Oct. 3, 2016 — Expect to see a flourish of pink on the gaming floor this October as Rivers Casino recognizes and celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness month. There are several ways for guests to contribute to the cause and support Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh.

    All month long, guests can donate their leftover slot vouchers to Susan G. Komen through the casino’s Pittsburgh Proud program. Additionally, guests can donate $10 and receive $10 in Free Slot Play on Oct. 7 and 14. Guests can also visit Grand View Buffet on Oct. 10—12, when $2 of every buffet will be donated to Komen Pittsburgh. Other restaurants on property including, West End Café and Wheelhouse, will feature special pink tortilla chips in its nacho and buffalo chicken dips on Oct. 3 and 10. Guests are encouraged to wear pink throughout the month to raise awareness.

    “Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh has helped so many women, men and families in our community affected by breast cancer,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community relations at Rivers Casino. “We welcome our guests and Team Members to participate in these programs all month long to support the organization’s mission.”

    On Saturday, Oct. 15, Rivers Casino will host Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh’s annual “Tickled Pink” brunch to honor survivors of breast cancer.

    For more information about Rivers Casino, visit www.riverscasino.com.

  • RIVERS CASINO RECEIVES SEVENTH-CONSECUTIVE ‘BEST OVERALL GAMING RESORT’ IN PA AWARD

    Distinction Included Among 18 Honors for Pittsburgh’s Casino from Casino Player Magazine

    PITTSBURGH — Sept. 6, 2016 — Just after Rivers Casino celebrated its “Lucky 7thAnniversary,” the casino took home its seventh-consecutive title of “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania, as voted on by readers of Casino Player magazine.

    According to the publication’s annual readership poll, Rivers Casino also received first-place honors in the following categories:

    • Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation
    • Best Promotions
    • Best Tables Game Tournaments
    • Best Blackjack
    • Best Craps
    • Best Roulette

    Additionally, Rivers Casino earned 10 second place wins in categories such as “Best Players Club,” “Best Poker Tournaments” and “Casino Where You Feel the Luckiest.”

    “We appreciate this recognition from Casino Player readers and thank our guests and Team Members for their support in making Rivers Casino a great place to play and work,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino.

    Rivers also recently received its second-consecutive “Top Workplaces” award, as voted on by casino Team Members in an annual survey conducted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

    For more information about Rivers Casino, visit www.riverscasino.com.

  • SUGARHOUSE CASINO IS VOTED “BEST PLACE TO WORK” FOR SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR BY TEAM MEMBERS

    Team Members vote Philly’s casino top honors in Philadelphia Business Journal’s Awards

    PHILADELPHIAAug. 26, 2016 – SugarHouse Casino can now boast a perfect six for six in the annual “Best Places to Work” awards, published by the Philadelphia Business Journal in a special supplement today. Philly’s casino, which has received the honor each year since opening in 2010, finished in the top three of area employers in the extra-large category.

    The award follows SugarHouse’s completion of its $164 million expansion in spring 2016, bringing in more than 500 new, full-time positions from gaming and facilities, to food and beverage. The expansion included The Event Center, the brand-new Poker Night in America Poker Room and expanded dining options featuring Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House from the famous Gibsons Restaurant Group.

    “As our team continues to grow, it’s an honor to be awarded this recognition year after year,” said Wendy Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino. “Our hardworking Team Members are the reason SugarHouse Casino can deliver greater service and more amenities for our guests.”

    The award is given based on survey results taken by employees of each nominated business. Through the third-party survey, administered by Quantum Workplace, employees score their place of employment focusing on work-life balance; respect and caring for employees; recognition of accomplishments; feeling empowered; good teamwork and commitment to community. SugarHouse, with approximately 1,700 Team Members, placed in the extra-large category, defined as businesses having 1,000 employees or more.

    In addition to new job openings at Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, the SugarHouse expansion offered new opportunities in The Marketplace restaurants. Geno’s Steaks, Tacconelli’s Pizzeria and the casino’s own Revolution Grill are Philadelphia brands that feature sit-down or to-go food options. Team Members have also been added to manage The Event Center, an elegant banquet space perfect for hosting events such as tradeshows, receptions, sold-out concerts and more.

    The “Best Place to Work” award is the second workplace honor SugarHouse has received this year. Team Members also voted the casino a “Top Workplace” for the fifth consecutive year in the ranking by Philly.com.

    To learn more about the “Best Places to Work” awards, visit www.bizjournals.com/Philadelphia.

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS TO PARTNER WITH THE HILL HOUSE ASSOCIATION ON CLEARING IMPORTANT STAIR CONNECTION ON CENTRE AVENUE

    Team Members Take on New Service Project in the Heart of the Hill

    PITTSBURGH Aug. 24, 2016 — The Rivers Casino Community Champions will close out the summer months with an outdoor clearing project tomorrow in partnership with the Hill House Association. Team members from the casino will be working with Hill House Association staff to complete a beautification project along a stair connection known as the Chauncey Steps. The steps are one of the highly-visible elements of The Greenprint, the neighborhood’s green plan.

    “We’re happy to assist the Hill House Association, which serves so many people in our community,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino.

    The Hill House Association is an independent, nonprofit organization offering a wide range of programs and services to Pittsburgh’s Hill District community and surrounding areas. Through its unique, multi‐generational service model, dedicated staff and redevelopment efforts, the Hill House positively impacts the futures of individuals and families in the communities it serves.

    The Hill House Association and Hill House Economic Development Corporation operate seven properties that not only house the organization’s programs, events and activities, but also provide space to more than three dozen other nonprofits, agencies and small businesses.

    “The Hill House Association relies on the support of community volunteers to deliver the high-quality programs our residents deserve. We are grateful to the Rivers Casino Community Champions for supporting our efforts by ensuring our community greenspaces are welcoming and accessible to the community at large,” said chief operating officer at the Hill House Association, Jeffrey J. Anderson.

    The project is a part of Rivers Casino’s ongoing community service outreach program. Each month, Team Members assist in a service initiative that benefits the Pittsburgh community. Last month, the Community Champions partnered with Friends of the Riverfront and Allegheny Cleanways on the annual Tireless Project, during which volunteers remove debris and invasive plant species from the city’s riverbanks. In 2015, Team Members donated more than 1,000 hours through the Community Champions program.

     

  • RIVERS CASINO EARNS BACK-TO-BACK ‘TOP WORKPLACES’ AWARDS

    Ranked Pittsburgh’s “#1 Workplace for Employees Who Feel Genuinely Appreciated by their Employer" 

    PITTSBURGH – Aug. 22, 2016 For the second year in a row, Rivers Casino’s team of approximately 1,700 Team Members has voted it as a “Top Workplace” in Pittsburgh, as reported in the annual, third-party survey published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

    “The atmosphere at Rivers Casino is friendly, kind and understanding. We have many Team Members with different backgrounds and that allows us to learn from one another and form friendships to help each other out, both inside and outside of the casino,” said Carl Page, a cook in the banquet department at Rivers.  

    In addition to being ranked among Pittsburgh’s “Top Workplaces” this year, Rivers Casino was recognized with a special award for “Appreciation.” Honorees were chosen based on standout scores for employee responses to specific survey statements, including “I feel genuinely appreciated at this company.”

    “Rivers Casino is a fun place to work and feels like home. I’ve been here for more than seven years, and they take care of us, especially with benefits like good health insurance and 401K plans,” said Svetlana Mishina, Players Club representative.

    Rivers is assessed in the “large company” category, defined as a Pittsburgh business with 400 or more employees. Employees at each company were surveyed, and the results were analyzed by a third-party research firm, WorkplaceDynamics, to determine the rankings. Rivers Casino Team Members completed anonymous surveys that asked employees to be open and honest about their work environment, confidence in their managers and overall job satisfaction. 

    “I’ve been here since before the casino opened, and it’s the personal perks, like turkeys and hams at the holidays, Kennywood days and free parking, that set Rivers apart from other companies,” said Carl Zappa Jr., engineer and painter.

    Another “day one” Team Member, Kimberly Ley, said, “I set goals for myself when I first joined the Rivers Team in 2009 as a buffet cashier, and my supervisors have always recognized and fostered my career development. Now I’m a Pit Manager in Table Games, and I love coming to work every day with my Team.”

    In 2014 and 2015, Rivers Team Members also voted their casino one of the city’s “Best Places to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times rankings. Similar to “Top Workplaces,” the “Best Places to Work” program encourages employees to openly rank their place of business in a voluntary, anonymous survey that is evaluated by a third-party research organization.

    “I took advantage of Rivers’ tuition reimbursement benefit and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and Management Information Systems. Now I’m encouraging others on my team to do the same so that they can grow and develop in the gaming industry,” said Jonathan Angelo, IT manager at Rivers and a Team Member since before Rivers officially opened in 2009.

    Rivers was recognized in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s special “Top Workplaces 2016” supplement in its Aug. 21 issue. To view the complete list of 2016 “Top Workplaces” winners, visit the “Top Workplaces 2016” section of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website.

    “We are grateful to our talented Team Members for voting and for making this recognition possible,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “We are a ‘Top Workplace’ because we have a top team.”

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS ‘REDD UP’ THE RIVERFRONTS

    Team Members Partner with Local Organizations for the Tireless Project

    PITTSBURGH July 28, 2016 — Tomorrow, the Rivers Casino Community Champions will donate their time and effort to assist Friends of the Riverfront and Allegheny CleanWays clean the Pittsburgh shorelines in support of the Tireless Project, a regional movement to clean and beautify local waterways. From 9 a.m.—3 p.m., Team Members will be working to remove invasive plant species and debris from the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and Ohio riverfront.

    The Tireless Project is a collaborative endeavor between several local organizations committed to stewardship of the rivers and streams in Allegheny County, including Friends of the Riverfront and Allegheny CleanWays.

    “As one of many riverfront destinations on the North Shore, it is important to the Rivers team that we contribute our time and talents to keep the rivers and trails beautiful,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino.

    The cleanup is a part of Rivers Casino’s ongoing community service outreach program. Each month, Team Members assist in a service project that benefits the Pittsburgh community. Last month, the Community Champions partnered with the Larimer Consensus Group (LCG) to execute several landscaping projects as part of LCG’s “Love Your Block” initiative. In 2015, Team Members donated more than 1,000 hours through the Community Champions program.

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS SUPPORT “LOVE YOUR BLOCK” INITIATIVE

    Casino Team Partners with Larimer Consensus Group’s Green Team and Redd Up on June 28 

    PITTSBURGH — June 27, 2016 —The Rivers Casino Community Champions will help the Larimer Consensus Group (LCG)’s Larimer Green Team and Redd Up with several landscaping projects at various East End locations, in support of LCG’s “Love Your Block” initiative on June 28.

    LCG works to improve and transform Larimer and surrounding communities from the inside to the outside. The goal of LCG is to promote positive change by working together and creating a sense of community that residents can thrive on. The Larimer Green Team and Redd Up are two of five action teams that are part of the LCG community focused on the cleaning, greening and beautification of public spaces.

    “We are looking forward to cleaning up our neighborhood as part of the ‘Love Your Block’ program,” said Carolyn Peeks of the Larimer Consensus Group. “The Rivers Casino Community Champions are great teammates and share our dedication to the Pittsburgh community.”

    “Love Your Block” is an effort organized by the Larimer Green Team to enhance vacant lots in the Pittsburgh community with flowers and fresh landscaping.

    “The Larimer Green Team has put together a wonderful program with ‘Love Your Block’ and we are excited to support them this month,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino.

    This volunteer effort is a part of Rivers Casino’s ongoing community service outreach program. Each month, Team Members assist in a service project that benefits the Pittsburgh community. Last month, the Community Champions partnered with the Brighton Heights Citizens Federation, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works and Trail Pittsburgh to help restore the Brighton Woods Park Trail Connection to Riverview Park. In 2015, Team Members donated more than 1,000 hours through the Community Champions program.

    For more information about Rivers Casino, please visit www.riverscasino.com.

     

  • RIVERS CASINO RECRUITS FOR NEW TEAM MEMBERS

    Pittsburgh’s Casino Attending Local Job Fairs to Add to Award-Winning Team

    PITTSBURGH — June 13, 2016 — This month, Rivers Casino will be attending three local job fairs in hopes of expanding its award-winning staff. Representatives from Rivers Casino will be at the following events:

    • Recruit Military/Pittsburgh Penguins Career Fair, June 16
      • CONSOL Energy Center, 10 a.m.—3 p.m.
    • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Career Fair, June 17
      • Wyndham Grand Downtown, 9 a.m.—noon
    • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Military Career Fair, June 28
      • Duquesne University’s Power Ball Room, 9 a.m.—3 p.m.

    Rivers Casino has a variety of positions currently open in many of its departments, including Food & Beverage, Warehouse, Finance, EVS and Security. The casino is also looking for experienced table game dealers and casino floor supervisors.

    “All of our 1,800 Team Members have engaging personalities and outstanding customer service skills,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “We hope to find talented individuals to add to our award-winning team.”

    Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times and a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by its Team Members. The casino was also recently named one of Pittsburgh’s “Healthiest Employers” in the Pittsburgh Business Times.

    The casino continually looks for candidates who have flexible schedules and the ability to be a team player. Rivers Casino is always growing, so candidates who can thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment are encouraged to apply. Rivers offers a series of exceptional benefits packages including tuition reimbursement, healthcare and more.

    For more information about Rivers Casino, please visit www.riverscasino.com.

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS BRIGHTEN THE TRAIL ON THE NORTH SIDE

    Casino Team Members Partner with Brighton Heights Citizens Federation on Trail Restoration Project 

    PITTSBURGH – May 26, 2016 – The Rivers Casino Community Champions will team up with the Brighton Heights Citizens Federation, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works and Trail Pittsburgh to take part in a trail restoration on the Brighton Woods Park Trail Connection to Riverview Park. Team Members from the casino will be cleaning up the trail tomorrow, May 27, from 9 a.m.—3 p.m.

    The Brighton Heights Citizens Federation promotes and encourages the advancement of neighborhood improvements and a greater sense of community on Pittsburgh’s North Side. It unites citizens to work hand-in-hand to enhance the health, safety, welfare, property and well-being of the community.

    “We are excited to hit the ground running on the first of our outdoor projects lined up for this spring and summer,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “The Brighton Heights Citizens Federation helps create beautiful community spaces and we’re looking forward to aiding them in their mission.”

    This volunteer project is a part of Rivers Casino’s ongoing community service outreach program. Team Members participate in a service project every month and more than 1,000 hours were donated by the Community Champions last year. Most recently, the Community Champions assisted in the opening and renovations of the Sherwood Event Center, operated by the Hosanna House in Wilkinsburg, PA.

    “We greatly appreciate the Rivers Casino Community Champions’ help on the Brighton Woods Park Trail Connection cleanup,” said Susan Benn of the Brighton Heights Citizens Federation. “The trail will be a space for families to enjoy all summer long and for years to come.”

    For more information about Rivers Casino, please visit www.riverscasino.com. Learn more about the Brighton Heights Citizens Federation at www.brightonheights.org.

  • RIVERS CASINO PRESENTS PITTSBURGH PENGUINS FOUNDATION WITH $45,000 DONATION

    As Penguins Continue Playoff Run, Rivers Visits CONSOL Energy Center on Charity Mission

    PITTSBURGH May 3, 2015 — Rivers Casino donated $45,483 to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation as part of the casino’s “Pittsburgh Penguins 777 Progressive Jackpot” promotion during the team’s game three playoff win against the Washington Capitals.

    Rivers Casino general manager Craig Clark, and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation president Dave Soltesz participated in a check presentation during the game at CONSOL Energy Center.

    Rivers’ “Pittsburgh Penguins 777 Progressive Jackpot” promotion lasted throughout the regular NHL hockey season. For each second period goal scored by the Pens during every regular season home game, fans could redeem their game day tickets for Free Slot Play and Rivers added $777 into a grand prize progressive cash jackpot, given away to one lucky winner on April 9, with a matching amount donated to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.

    “This promotion was a win-win for our players and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, which supports many important causes in our community,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “We’re happy to take part in this presentation and Let’s Go Pens!”

    “With Rivers Casino’s help, the Penguins Foundation is able to provide support for many community organizations,” said Dave Soltesz, president of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. “We would like to thank Rivers for this generous contribution and for being a terrific neighbor and community partner.”

    The Penguins Foundation actively promotes physical well-being, encourages teamwork, stresses the value of education and provides essential life skills to young people in the Pittsburgh community through youth hockey and other activities.

    To learn more about the latest promotions and events at Rivers Casino, please visit www.riverscasino.com.

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS HELP OUT AT THE HOSANNA HOUSE

    Casino Team Members to Assist in Opening and Renovations of the Sherwood Event Center

    PITTSBURGH – April 27, 2016 – Tomorrow, the Rivers Casino Community Champions will help with the opening and assist with renovations of the Sherwood Event Center operated by Hosanna House, in Wilkinsburg, PA, from 9 a.m.—4 p.m. Volunteers will be painting, landscaping and organizing the center throughout the day.

    Hosanna House is a community center serving more than 35,000 people a year for multiple purposes. The center’s mission is to provide opportunities that will empower families and individuals with hope and quality health and human services.

    “We are lucky to have such passionate and driven volunteers to help us complete our opening and assist with renovations to the Sherwood Event Center, which serves thousands of families in our community,” said Al Merritt, director of Hope Group, New Business Sales and Facility Operations at Hosanna House.

    This volunteer project is a part of Rivers Casino’s ongoing community service outreach program. Team Members participate in a service project every month and more than 1,000 hours were donated by the Community Champions last year.

    “Hosanna House provides essential services and programs to our community, and we are proud to pitch in and get the job done,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino.

    For more information about Rivers Casino, please visit www.riverscasino.com

     

  • RIVERS CASINO WINS SEVEN ‘BEST OF DINING & ENTERTAINMENT’ AWARDS FROM CASINO PLAYER

    Pittsburgh Destination Recognized for Great Gaming and Fantastic Food

    PITTSBURGH – April 11, 2016 – Rivers Casino received the honor of “Best Overall Entertainment” in Pennsylvania, among others in Casino Player magazine’s annual Best of Dining & Entertainment awards. Readers of the magazine took part in a poll, focused on restaurants, bars and entertainment, which awarded Rivers Casino a total of seven top honors.

    Rivers Casino received additional wins in the following categories:

    • Best Place to Celebrate, Andrew’s Steak & Seafood
    • Best Seafood, Andrew’s Steak & Seafood
    • Best Coffee Shop, West End Café
    • Best Pizza, West End Café
    • Best Outdoor Concert Series, Live on the River
    • Best Lounge, Levels

    “We would like to thank Casino Player readers and our guests for recognizing the award-winning dining and entertainment options at Rivers,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “These honors prove that our Team Members deliver an unrivaled dining and entertainment experience.”

    Last year, Casino Player readers also awarded Rivers Casino nine first-place honors in the publication’s Best of Gaming awards, including a sixth-consecutive “Best Overall Gaming Resort” title.

    For more information about Rivers Casino, visit www.riverscasino.com.

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS TAKE ON NEW PROJECT WITH CENTER FOR VICTIMS

    Casino Team Members to Assist Organization in Painting Project 

    PITTSBURGH – March 28, 2016 – Tomorrow, the Rivers Casino Community Champions will take part in a spring cleaning and beautification project to benefit Center for Victims’ domestic violence shelter and housing programs. Volunteer Team Members from the casino will be painting as well as assisting with various other tasks throughout the day.

    Center for Victims is the most comprehensive, inclusive provider of services, advocacy and education for victims of all crimes in Allegheny County and in Pennsylvania. Center for Victims crucial services assist women, men and children who have been victimized by any type of crime in Allegheny County as a Comprehensive Crime Victim & Witness Assistance Center, Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter, Housing & Counseling Center, Rape Crisis/Sexual Assault Center, Community Crisis Response Team and Professional Development Training, Education & Advocacy Center. For more information, visit www.centerforvictims.org.

    “The Rivers Casino Community Champions are true heroes of the community who dedicate their time and efforts to help brighten the lives of others. We are grateful to have them as partners, not just on this particular project, but throughout the year as they bring an overwhelming sense of passion and care to all of their projects,” said Danielle Grooms, Community Engagement Assistant at Center for Victims.  

    This is not the first time the Community Champions have lent a helping hand to Center for Victims. In 2014, Rivers Team Members helped “Paint the Square Purple,” when Center for Victims volunteers held the event in Market Square to raise awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

    “We are honored to lend a hand to one of our long-time community partners, the Center for Victims,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “The Community Champions are looking forward to helping the organization advance its mission of advocacy for victims of crime and abuse.”

    This volunteer effort is a part of Rivers Casino’s ongoing community service outreach program. Each month, Team Members assist in a service project that benefits the Pittsburgh community. In 2015, Team Members donated more than 1,000 hours through the Community Champions program. Over 1,000 hours were donated by the Community Champions last year, and most recently, the Community Champions visited Life’sWork of Western PA, where they also assisted in a painting project.

    For more information about Rivers Casino, please visit www.riverscasino.com.