Team Member News

  • LOCAL CHARITIES PLAY SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH BILLIARDS PROS AT RIVERS CASINO

    Habitat for Humanity and Strong Women Strong Girls Go Head-to-Head on March 9 

    PITTSBURGH March 2, 2016 — There’s nothing like a little friendly competition to up the ante. On Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m., representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh and Strong Women Strong Girls will play side-by-side with recognizable names in women’s billiards such as Ga-Young Kim, Jennifer Barretta and Brittany Bryant. The charity pro-am event is the kickoff to the first-ever Rivers U.S. Open, presented by the Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA.)

    Participants from the charities will be placed on teams led by the professionals for a friendly competition between the two organizations. The event will conclude with a donation check presentation from Rivers Casino to both Habitat for Humanity and Strong Women Strong Girls. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.

    “The Rivers U.S. Open presents an amazing opportunity to work with two of our esteemed community partners for a night of fun and philanthropy,” said Rahmon Hart, Director of Community Development at Rivers Casino. “Rivers Casino welcomes all of the participants from the WPBA, Habitat for Humanity and Strong Women Strong Girls.”

    Immediately following the pro-am, guests and spectators will be welcome to challenge the pros to head-to-head matches in the “Shoot the Pros” challenge. WPBA players will take on Rivers Casino guests from 9—10 p.m. for $20 per match. All proceeds from “Shoot the Pros” will be given to Habitat for Humanity and Strong Women Strong Girls.

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh aims to eliminate substandard housing in Allegheny County and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. The organization brings together volunteers to build and rehabilitate homes, support communities and spread hope.

    “Our team is excited to play alongside the best in women’s billiards at Rivers Casino,” said Colleen Cadman, event and development coordinator at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh. “We’re looking forward to a fun competition with Strong Women Strong Girls.”

    Strong Women Strong Girls empowers girls to imagine a broader future through a curriculum grounded on female role models delivered by college women mentors, who are themselves mentored by professional women. Strong Women Strong Girls’ Pittsburgh office celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2016.

    “It is a pleasure to join the WPBA and Habitat for Humanity for this friendly matchup,” said Sabrina Saunders, executive director of Strong Women Strong Girls. “Thank you to Rivers Casino for organizing and hosting this truly special night.”

    The charity pro-am kicks off four days of tournament play at Rivers Casino. From March 10—13, the top-ranked sharpshooters of the WPBA will compete for the championship prize in the inaugural Rivers U.S. Open. The tournament is open to the public, free of charge. Guests visiting Rivers Casino must be 21 years of age or older.

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

  • RIVERS CASINO RECEIVES GOLD AWARD IN 2016 CRANBERRY EAGLE READERS’ POLL

    Rivers Casino Takes Top Honors in Casino Category

    PITTSBURGH Feb. 26, 2016 — Readers of the Cranberry Eagle have voted Rivers Casino a “Gold Award” winner in the publication’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. Rivers Casino received the honor in the Casino category.

    The Cranberry Eagle Readers’ Choice Awards recognize top businesses in the Pittsburgh region spanning 50 categories. Voting was conducted in January, with the winners announced in a special “Winner’s Circle” publication included in the Feb. 24 issue.

    “Rivers Casino strives to deliver award-winning entertainment and gaming experiences for our guests,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “Thank you to the readers of the Cranberry Eagle for voting Rivers Casino among the best.”

    Rivers Casino has recently been named “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by readers of Strictly Slots magazine and “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by readers of Casino Player.

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

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS TO LEND HELPING HAND TO LIFE’SWORK OF WESTERN PA

    Casino Team Members to Assist Organization in Painting Project

    PITTSBURGHFeb. 24, 2016 —The Rivers Casino Community Champions will spend time with Life’sWork of Western PA today from 9 a.m.—2 p.m. Volunteer Team Members from the casino will be taking part in a painting project as well as other tasks.

    Life’sWork is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the quality of life of persons with disabilities and others with barriers to employment through productive employment opportunities.

    “Rivers Casino has a great relationship with Life’sWork and we respect the value they bring to the community,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “The Community Champions are looking forward to visiting the organization’s headquarters and helping out.”

    Last November, Rivers Casino was honored by Life’sWork of Western PA with the James F. Compton Humanitarian Award for exemplary commitment to providing employment opportunities for people living with disabilities.

    “Life’sWork is excited to have Rivers Casino Community Champions volunteer the time to help improve our facility for our clients and staff. It’s community involvement such as theirs that truly supports our mission,” said Geoffrey Stillson, Life’sWork interim president and CEO.

    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. Most recently, the Rivers Casino Community Champions visited Northside Common Ministries to cook meals, work the food pantry and paint several of the organization’s residential apartments.

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

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS SERVE UP SERVICE IN 2016

    Casino Team Members Help Northside Common Ministries to Feed Those in Need

    PITTSBURGHJan. 28, 2016 —The Rivers Casino Community Champions will visit Northside Common Ministries (NCM) tomorrow, Jan. 29 from 9 a.m.—2 p.m. Team Members from the casino will spend the day cooking and serving meals for the homeless, painting residential apartments in the NCM housing program and working in the NCM food pantry.

    Northside Common Ministries is a non-sectarian, non-profit, community-based organization established in 1982 by a collaboration of 30 local churches to meet the increasing needs of the homeless population in Pittsburgh. An affiliate unit of Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, NCM operates the Pleasant Valley Emergency Shelter for men who are homeless, the Northside Community Food Pantry and a Permanent Housing Program for men with disabilities.

    “The Community Champions are excited to start another terrific year of service,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “Northside Common Ministries provides many great services to our neighbors on the Northside and we’re looking forward to helping out.”

    Rivers Casino also visited Northside Common Ministries last month. Team Members delivered holiday hams donated by Rivers Casino employees this December to feed families over the holidays.

    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. Most recently, the Rivers Casino Community Champions delivered holiday care packages to veterans at the Southwestern Veterans’ Center as part of the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces program.

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

     

  • PITTSBURGH’S RIVERS CASINO KEEPS SPIRIT OF GIVING GOING ALL YEAR LONG

    Local Casino Charitable Contributions for 2015 Surpass $276,000 

    PITTSBURGHDec. 21, 2015 — As 2015 comes to a close, it’s clear that the Team Members and guests at Rivers Casino have been celebrating the season of giving all year long. This past year, Rivers Casino contributed $276,686 in donations to local nonprofit organizations, charitable events and initiatives.

    The casino has various programs in place so that guests and Team Members can support causes to which they have a personal connection. The “Pittsburgh Proud” program allows guests to donate extra chips and slot vouchers to a designated charity, and Rivers’ “$10 for $10” program turns a $10 cash donation into $10 in Free Slot Play.

    Through the ongoing Rivers Casino “Community Champions” initiative, Team Members roll up their sleeves and participate in monthly service projects. Throughout 2015, the Community Champions cleaned Pittsburgh’s riverfronts with Allegheny CleanWays and Friends of the Riverfront; answered phones for KDKA-AM’s Warmathon; and spruced up neighborhood gardens with the Larimer Consensus Group and the Kingsley Association. More than 1,000 staff hours were donated in 2015.

    “Our Team Members and our guests are deeply committed to making the local community a better place to live, work and play,” said Craig Clark, Rivers’ general manager. “I’m so proud of the impact we’ve made this year, and I’m looking forward to supporting even more worthwhile organizations and causes in 2016.”

    Throughout the year, Rivers Casino focuses its community engagement initiatives on four primary areas: public health, economic/community development, public service and adult education/workforce development. To help support these four areas, Rivers works with more than 100 Pittsburgh-based community partners, including the American Red Cross of Western PA, Operation Troop Appreciation, Special Olympics Pennsylvania and many more.

    Since its opening in 2009, Rivers Casino has generated more than $3.6 million in charitable giving. In addition, Rivers Casino contributes $7.5 million annually to the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to fund construction expenses for CONSOL Energy Center. To date, Rivers Casino has generated $48 million to support the arena that is home to world-class entertainment and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    For more information about Rivers Casino and its community engagement initiatives, please visit www.riverscasino.com.

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO VETERANS

    Casino Team Members Delivered Care Packages with the American Red Cross

    PITTSBURGHDec. 18, 2015 —The Rivers Casino Community Champions visited the Southwestern Veterans’ Center to hand out care packages to local veterans this week as part of the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces program.

    The Southwestern Veterans’ Center provides a broad spectrum of health care and related services to veterans who are disabled, chronically ill or in need of special care.

    The American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania provides food and shelter in emergencies, assists members of the armed forces and their families, teaches lifesaving CPR and First Aid skills and more.

    “We look forward to supporting our veterans throughout the year, but it’s especially meaningful for the Community Champions to help out during the holiday season,” 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. Most recently, the Rivers Casino Community Champions completed a service project with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

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

  • STRICTLY SLOTS NAMES RIVERS CASINO ‘BEST OVERALL CASINO’ IN PENNSYLVANIA

    Pittsburgh’s Casino Wins 16 Awards 

    PITTSBURGH Dec. 1, 2015 — Rivers Casino has been named “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania once again by readers of Strictly Slots magazine. The award is one of 16 overall distinctions, including eight first-place titles.

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

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

    “We want to thank the readers of Strictly Slots for once again recognizing Rivers Casino as one of Pennsylvania’s best entertainment destinations,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “Rivers achieves these honors because of the support of our hard-working Team Members and loyal guests.”

    Rivers also received recognition in categories such as “Best Variety of Slots” and “Best Progressive Slots.”

    These awards come on the heels of Rivers Casino’s 18 wins in the annual “Best of Gaming” Awards from Casino Player. For the sixth year in a row, Rivers was recognized as the “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by readers of the magazine.

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

  • SUGARHOUSE TEAM DONATES MORE THAN 350 TURKEYS TO LOCAL COMMUNITY

    Philly’s Casino Contributes to Those in Need for Thanksgiving Holiday

    PHILADELPHIA — Nov. 23, 2015 — This holiday season, SugarHouse Casino’s Team Members have donated more than 350 Thanksgiving turkeys to organizations helping those in need in the Philadelphia area. The turkeys were hand-delivered this morning by the SugarHouse team to a dozen organizations, benefitting schools, churches and veterans.

    As part of an annual SugarHouse tradition, the casino’s leadership team offers a turkey to each member of the SugarHouse team every Thanksgiving as thanks for their dedication and hard work throughout the year. Team Members have the option to donate their turkey to local organizations, which, in turn are delivered right before Thanksgiving.

    “Each year, our generous Team Members selflessly donate hundreds of turkeys that support those in need throughout Philadelphia,” said Wendy Hamilton, general manager at SugarHouse Casino. “We are grateful for the generous spirit of our Team Members and honored to contribute to the community that means so much to us. We’re glad we can make the holiday season better for so many families.”

    The recipients of SugarHouse’s turkeys include the 26th Police District, Elm Tree Post, St. Laurentius School, Hackett School, the Salvation Army, River of Life Philadelphia Church, Helping Hands in the Northeast, the Doyle-Gerszewski VFW Post 8051, the Veterans Multi-Service Center (PVMSEC), St. Peter the Apostle Church and GESU School.

    This is SugarHouse’s sixth year donating turkeys and organizing the deliveries. Since 2010, Philly’s casino has been able to donate more than 1,300 turkeys to feed an estimated 10,000 people in need throughout the Philadelphia area.

    For more information on how SugarHouse contributes to the community, visit www.sugarhousecasino.com.

  • RIVERS CASINO DONATES MORE THAN $20,000 TO SUSAN G. KOMEN PITTSBURGH

    PITTSBURGH Nov. 18, 2015 — In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Rivers Casino guests and Team Members have raised more than $20,000 for Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh through a series of gaming promotions, food and beverage specials and other “pink” touches.

    The casino’s initiatives began in October, when guests participated in Pull for the Cure Slot Tournaments. Rivers donated $5 to Komen Pittsburgh for each guest who played in the Pull for the Cure Slot Tournament. On Oct. 6 and 13, guests that donated $10 to Komen Pittsburgh received $10 Free Slot Play. Additionally, all funds generated from Rivers’ Pittsburgh Proud collection – an opportunity for guests to donate extra slot vouchers and chips on their way out the door – went to Komen Pittsburgh. 

    “Year after year, our Team Members and guests have demonstrated their admiration for the ongoing efforts of Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community relations at Rivers Casino. “We are proud to make this contribution that will have a direct impact on our community.”

    On Saturday, Oct. 24, Rivers Casino hosted the annual “Tickled Pink” brunch to honor survivors of breast cancer with Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh. Attendees were treated to a special meal and heartfelt presentations from guests.

    “Rivers Casino’s Team Members and guests are true partners in helping us achieve our goal of empowering all women and men of our community in the fight against breast cancer,” said Kathy Purcell, CEO of Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh.

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

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS KICK OFF HOLIDAY SEASON WITH GREATER PITTSBURGH COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

    Casino Team Members Pack Meals with Local Organization

    PITTSBURGHNovember 17, 2015 —The Rivers Casino Community Champions visited Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank yesterday and assisted in organizing, sorting and packing food for the upcoming holidays.

    “The Rivers Casino Community Champions are helping keep Pittsburgh families fed this holiday season and we thank them for their contribution,” said Michael Johnson, community engagement and volunteer program coordinator with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

    Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank aims to feed people in need and mobilize the community to eliminate hunger. The organization distributes more than 27 million meals across Southwestern Pennsylvania annually.

    “At this time of year, it is especially meaningful for the Community Champions to support Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and its vital mission,” 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. Most recently, the Rivers Casino Community Champions completed a service project with Community Kitchen Pittsburgh.

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

  • LIFE’SWORK HONORS RIVERS CASINO WITH JAMES F. COMPTON HUMANITARIAN AWARD

    Businesses and Community Leaders to be Recognized at A White House Dinner in Pittsburgh™

    PITTSBURGH Nov. 4, 2015 — Rivers Casino has been named the 2015 recipient of the James F. Compton Humanitarian Award, which is given for exemplary commitment to providing employment opportunities for people living with disabilities. The award will be presented by Life’sWork of Western PA on Nov. 5 at the Southpointe Hilton Garden Inn.

    “This award is a testament to our entire HR team’s commitment to helping Rivers be a good corporate citizen,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “We’re very proud of our partnership with Life’sWork and other local community organizations.”

    Life’sWork is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the quality of life of persons with disabilities and others with barriers to employment through productive employment opportunities.

    The award presentation will take place at A White House Dinner in Pittsburgh, a fundraising gala to honor businesses and community leaders who have furthered the lives of people with disabilities or other employment barriers. The event is modeled as a re-creation of an actual State Dinner held at The White House. An exquisite four-course meal will be prepared by Chef John Moeller, former White House Chef who served during the presidencies of President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. A cocktail hour will take place at 6 p.m., followed by a sit-down dinner at 7 p.m.

    “We applaud Rivers for their ongoing efforts to provide productive job opportunities to persons with disabilities and barriers to employment,” said Geoffrey Stillson, president and CEO of Life’sWork. “The Rivers team is truly dedicated to our community and is well deserving of this recognition.”

    To learn more about Life’sWork and its important mission, please visit www.lifesworkwpa.org. For more information about Rivers Casino, visit www.riverscasino.com.
  • RIVERS CASINO RECEIVES SIXTH-CONSECUTIVE “BEST OVERALL GAMING RESORT” IN PA AWARD

    Distinction Included Among Nine Top Honors for Rivers Casino from Casino Player Magazine

    PITTSBURGH Nov. 2, 2015 — Rivers Casino took home the title of “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania for the sixth year in a row, as voted on by readers of Casino Player magazine. Category winners are selected through the publication’s “Best of Gaming” annual poll. 

    Rivers Casino also received first-place honors in the following categories:

    • Best Casino
    • Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation
    • Best Players Club (My Rush Rewards)
    • Best Promotions
    • Best Table Game Tournaments
    • Best Reel Slots
    • Best Casino to Play Blackjack
    • Best Casino to Play Craps

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

    Rivers Casino has recently received a number of workplace awards as well. The casino was named a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times and a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Both of these distinctions are awarded based on surveys completed by the company’s own employees.

    “Thanks to our guests and Rivers Team Members for this achievement,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “These awards prove that our team delivers an unrivaled gaming, dining and entertainment experience.”

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

  • RIVERS CASINO NAMED ONE OF PITTSBURGH’S 2015 ‘BEST PLACES TO WORK’

    Casino Earns Second Consecutive Recognition in Annual Business Times Ranking

    PITTSBURGH – Oct. 30, 2015 – For the second year in a row, the Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Rivers Casino has been named one of the “Best Places to Work” in the “Extra Large Company” category.

    The rankings were announced today during a special reception at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. The complete list of winners is featured in an exclusive supplement of the Pittsburgh Business Times, available now.

    “Our Team Members are among the best in the business, and our success is a direct result of their efforts day in and day out,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “I want to thank our team for voting us among the best and for the enthusiasm and dedication that they bring to Rivers every day.”

    Published annually by the Pittsburgh Business Times, the “Best Places to Work” program recognizes the top employers in Western Pennsylvania. The winners are determined by scores given to the companies by their own employees through an anonymous survey. The questionnaires are administered by Quantum Workplace, an independent third-party surveying firm.

    Earlier this year, Rivers Team Members voted their casino one of the city’s “Top Workplaces” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette rankings. Similar to “Best Places to Work,” the “Top Workplaces” program encourages employees to openly rank their place of business in a voluntary, anonymous survey that is evaluated by a third-party research organization.

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

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS GET COOKING WITH COMMUNITY KITCHEN PITTSBURGH

    Casino Team Members to Pack Meals and Assist in Administrative Tasks

    PITTSBURGHOctober 28, 2015 — What better way to head into the holiday season than spending a day in the kitchen? The Rivers Casino Community Champions will visit the headquarters of Community Kitchen Pittsburgh (CKP) tomorrow, Oct. 29, to complete a service project. Rivers Team Members will be on-site from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

    The Community Champions will be assisting with a wide range of projects on the property, including data entry, and sorting, organizing and packaging food for distribution.

    “We thank the Rivers Casino Community Champions for donating their time and efforts this holiday season to help feed families in Pittsburgh,” said Jennifer Flanagan, executive director of Community Kitchen Pittsburgh.

    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. CKP prepares and delivers thousands of meals every day to food-insecure residents throughout the community.

    “Community Kitchen Pittsburgh provides a wide variety of training and services that are vital to the community,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “Especially at this time of year, it’s our pleasure to spend a day in the kitchen supporting their 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 series of indoor and outdoor tasks with the East End Cooperative Ministry.

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

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS SUPPORT THE EAST END COOPERATIVE MINISTRY

    Casino Team Members Assist with Gardening and Organization Projects

    PITTSBURGHSeptember 28, 2015 — The Rivers Casino Community Champions will visit Pittsburgh’s East End this week to team up with the East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM). Rivers Team Members will perform a day of service on September 29 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

    The Community Champions will work in the EECM urban community garden, in addition to helping residents in the assisted-living program clean and organize their apartments.

    For many of the individuals it serves, the EECM provides the necessities of life: a hot meal, a safe place to sleep and food for the family. For others, it is a place to regain strength after a hospital stay, a support system to work toward recovery or one-on-one help to change life for the better. For young people, the EECM runs educational programs, drug and alcohol prevention programs, violence prevention programs and a summer day camp.

    “The EECM provides vital resources to those in need,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “It’s a privilege for the Rivers Casino Community Champions to help support its 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 series of indoor and outdoor projects with the Manchester Citizens Corporation.

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

  • RIVERS CASINO NAMED ONE OF PITTSBURGH’S ‘TOP WORKPLACES’

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Announces Annual Employee Survey Results

    PITTSBURGH — Aug. 27, 2015 — Rivers Casino Team Members have once again voted their jobs among the best in Pittsburgh. Rivers has been named one of the “Top Workplaces” in the annual challenge presented by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The program recognizes the area’s top employers based on nominations and feedback from their own employees.

    Rivers is ranked among employers in the “large company” category, defined as Pittsburgh businesses 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.  

    “It is an honor to work side-by-side with the best in the ‘Burgh,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “I want to personally thank all of the Rivers Casino Team Members for voting us one of the ‘Top Workplaces’ and for their daily contributions that make Rivers a great place to work.”

    In 2014 and 2015, Rivers Team Members 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.

    Rivers was recognized in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s special “Top Workplaces 2015” supplement in its Aug. 27 issue. To view the complete list of 2015 “Top Workplaces” winners, visit the “Top Workplaces 2015” section of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website.

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS TAKE ON PROJECT WITH MANCHESTER CITIZENS CORPORATION

    Casino Team Members Support Effort to Create Homes for Pittsburgh Residents

    PITTSBURGHAugust 26, 2015 — To wrap up a summer of excellent volunteer efforts, the Rivers Casino Community Champions will be collaborating with the Manchester Citizens Corporation (MCC) on a series of indoor and outdoor projects. Rivers Team Members will join the MCC at its facility today from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

    The Rivers Casino Community Champions will be assisting the MCC on the North Side to complete a collection of projects both in the community and in the MCC offices.

    MCC is one of the nation’s oldest sophisticated community development organizations. They are one of the first urban, community-based organizations in the nation to link historic preservation with economic development. The organization has a track record of leveraging resources to create housing units, both affordable and market-rate, single-dwelling and multi-family and senior housing as well.

    “Working with groups like the Manchester Citizens Corporation is especially meaningful for us,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “We are committed to making Pittsburgh a great city to live, and the work done by the MCC makes that possible.”

    This volunteer effort in the Manchester neighborhood 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 helped clean community gardens in the Larimer neighborhood.

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

  • RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS REVAMP COMMUNITY GARDENS

    Larimer Consensus Group and Kingsley Association Partner with Team Members on Garden Cleanup

    PITTSBURGHJuly 29, 2015 — The Rivers Casino Community Champions will be collaborating with the Larimer Consensus Group (LCG) and the Kingsley Association to clean up two community gardens in the Larimer neighborhood on Thursday, July 30 from 8:30 a.m.—3 p.m. The project was originally slated for March, but was rescheduled due to poor weather conditions.

    These community gardens give local residents a place to grow their own produce. Team Members will spend the day pulling weeds and preparing the gardens for the late summer growing season.

    The LCG, with its subgroup, Larimer Green Team, brings stakeholders from the Larimer neighborhood together to create and implement projects that promote vitality and growth within the neighborhood. The organization works with other city groups and local government to help make Pittsburgh a “most-livable city” for all its residents.

    “The garden has developed a greater sense of community and continues to be a valuable asset,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “We are grateful for our hardworking Team Members, as well as the LCG and Kingsley Association for helping to empower change in the area.”

    The Kingsley Association has provided services to working class ethnic families in Pittsburgh since 1893, including boy’s/girl’s clubs, infant care programs, athletic classes, community gardens and much more.

    This volunteer effort in Larimer 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 helped clean the Pittsburgh shorelines in support of the Tireless Project.

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

  • RIVERS CASINO EARNS ROMERO AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CASINO MARKETING

    Pittsburgh’s Casino Wins Silver Honor at 2015 Casino Marketing & Technology Conference 

    PITTSBURGH July 16, 2015 — Rivers Casino has been named a 2015 Romero Award winner for excellence in casino marketing. The casino received a Silver Award in the Community Relations category. The awards were announced at the annual Casino Marketing & Technology Conference, held at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

    Rivers Casino was recognized for its commitment to service and giving back through its Community Champions, Pittsburgh Proud and $10 for $10 programs. The Rivers Casino Community Champions program allows Team Members to engage with a local organization each month to provide a day of service. The Pittsburgh Proud station at the casino’s exit allows guests to donate extra slot vouchers or chips directly to a charity. When guests donate $10 cash to a selected charity, they receive $10 Free Slot Play through the $10 for $10 program.

    “It’s a privilege to be recognized for the positive impact our Team Members have on the community,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “Congratulations to all of this year’s Romero Award winners.”

    Produced by Casino Journal, the Romero Awards recognize excellence in casino marketing throughout the gaming world. The recognition is awarded through diamond, gold or silver denominations to those who can show the industry how they have driven casino revenue by planning, imagination and persuasive selling power. The 2015 awards received 117 nominations from a diverse group of international companies.

     

  • RIVERS CASINO CLEANS UP SHORELINES TO PREPARE FOR 2015 REGATTA

    Team Members Partner with Local Organizations for the Tireless Project

    PITTSBURGH June 26, 2015 — Today, the Rivers Casino Community Champions will donate their time and effort to assist Friends of the Riverfront and Alleghany CleanWays clean the Pittsburgh shorelines in support of the Tireless Project, a regional movement to clean and beautify local waterways.

    Rivers Casino Team Members will be working to remove invasive species and debris from the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and Ohio riverfront in preparation for Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Regatta that begins on July 3. The annual Regatta, now in its 38th year, is the largest inland regatta in the United States.

    “We’ve had the pleasure of working with Rivers Casino year after year, and their Team Members are always eager to share their time and talents,” said Lindsey Waugaman, the Tireless Project coordinator from Allegheny CleanWays. “We appreciate their support of our ongoing efforts to keep Pittsburgh’s shorelines beautiful.”

    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. Since the project’s inception in 2003, more than 3,400 volunteers have removed 243 tons of debris, including 2,911 tires and 17,880 pounds of metal and other recyclables, from the rivers’ shores.

    “Rivers Casino enjoys the beautiful views of our location year round, and it’s important for us to help preserve these amenities for others to enjoy,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “A big thanks goes out to our energetic Team Members who offer their time for this worthwhile cause.”

    The cleanup is part of Rivers Casino’s yearlong 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 assisted The Woodlands Foundation in preparing the lodge for visitors.