225% up to $12250
280% up to $14000
With over 2,400 unique games, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is a slot player s paradise!
Take a stroll and find an array of slot machine choices at a variety of levels, from penny slots to our High Limit slots area. We feature a variety of classic slots along with brand new slots. We are always updating the casino floor with new slots!
For high rollers, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh has a High Limit room that features some of the most popular games including Quick Hits Platinum, Lightning Cash, Dragon Cash, Wheel of Fortune and Double Top Dollar. Denominations range from $0.10 to $100.
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Update: Construction on the new seven-story 219-room The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh is expected to begin sometime this summer, with an early 2021 ribbon-cutting planned. The contemporary four-star hotel will be attached to the casino and include 10 luxury terrace suites, each with private first-floor patios. Large windows on every level will give guests unobstructed views of the Ohio River and Pittsburgh’s famous skyline. The hotel is expected to be completed some time in 2022.
Located on Pittsburgh's North Shore, Rivers Casino is a 450,000-square-foot entertainment complex and one of the hottest destinations in the city. Open 24/7, There are nearly 3,000 slots, including the new Smoking Video Poker Spot and the Non-Smoking Video Poker Spot with more than 200 video poker machines, along with 100 table games, a 5,500 sq BetRivers Sportsbook, and a 30-table poker room all within 120,000 square feet of gaming.
In addition to gaming, guests can choose from a variety of food and drink options, ranging from pub fare at Wheelhouse to "elevated" Italian-American cuisine at Martorano’s Prime. Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh also has 35,000 square feet of meeting event space including a 10,000-square-foot banquet facility and the 25,000-square-foot, second-floor Event Center.
The venue is open 24/7 and you must be 21 or older to be on the property.
The Rivers Pittsburgh casino features 120,000 square feet of gambling space with more than 2,600 slot machines including 1,000 slots in a non-smoking area and denominations ranging from $1 to $100 in the High Limit room, where you'll find popular games such as Quick Hits Platinum, Monopoly, Wheel of Fortune and Double Top Dollar.
The casino's more than 100 table games include player favorites such as blackjack, craps, roulette, pai gow poker, mini-baccarat as well as a variety of specialty poker games like three card poker, four-card poker, Mississippi Stud and more.
The casino now has over 200 video poker machines located in the new Smoking Video Poker Spot adjacent to Andrews Steak and Seafood and you'll find the Non Smoking Video Poker Spot next to the Gift Shop. All of the games feature denominations from .05 up to $5. The High Limit Slot area also offers a larger variety of Video Poker games.
The Rush Table Zone is a multi-game -blackjack and roulette - area featuring a mix of live entertainment and electronic table games with touch screens and a live dealer. You can play both games at $5 minimum bets in a group setting.
Rivers Casino's 5,500 sq ft BetRivers Sportsbook is located in the center of the gaming floor where you can bet on your favorite sports - football, basketball, baseball, hockey, MMA, racing and more! The book can accommodate approximately 195 guests and features c lub chairs with charging ports and table seating, private booths, two 50x7 LED video walls, 24 - 86" TV's, 33 self-service betting kiosks that are open 24/7, 6 betting windows, Live Betting and Odds Boost and a state-of-the-art, full-service bar.
The 30-table live Poker Room offers 1/3 No Limit Texas Hold'em and Higher, 1/3 Pot Limit Omaha and Higher.
Sportsbook Hours: *subject to change
Mon. - Thurs. from 10am to midnight
Fri. from 10am to 2am
Sat. from 9am to 2am
Sun. from 9am to midnight
Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh 8,457 sq ft Poker Room f eatures 30 tables and is curently (Oct. 2021) spreading 1/3 No Limit Texas Hold'em and Higher, 1/3 Pot Limit Omaha and Higher.
According to Spectrum Gaming Group's east coast slot report, Pa. gaming control board put out by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. For the year 2013 the average slot payouts from highest to lowest: Nevada-93.5 New York-93.4 Florida-92.7 Ohio Racinos-91.6 Ohio Casinos-91.5
New Jersey-1.1 East Coast-90.9 Connecticutt-90.8 Pennsylvania-89.9 Meadows-89.9
West Virginia-89.8 Rivers-89.8 Rivers slots are the lowest for past two years for the entire
east coast to ohio. management stated in the interview that they are comfortable with their payouts. Do you believe they are comfortable being in last place. They are so arrogant cause
they are very busy due to their great LOCATION and that is all. As long as customers keep losing they will keep their slots tighter than a drum. No need to loosen slots when they pack them
in. The only way to survive the slots is if you get a hit from $12-25 leave and go to another slot
machine cause it will take back the entire winning hit. If you have a voucher under $75 and stay
and keep on playing you will go to zero. I do it every time. I have already lost a $275 voucher by
staying and keep playing. if you like a room full of women smoking and dirty glasses and ash trays with butts in them this is the casino for you. On weekends it is wall to wall people drinking and smoking galore. This place is one big gigantic ASHTRAY. They have the slowest slot and money redemption machines. It takes forever to cash in a voucher. They will not invest in new machines cause they are too cheap. They do get in new slot machines all the time. But they are tight as a drum. I have played on many machines that did not yield a bonus spin for at least one
half hour. If you play constantly you will lose your money in about one hour. I use to stay 4-6 hours with a $100 stake but now it is one hour. NO PLAYING TIME. They want your money asap
and then go to the mac machine for more. They cut back on comps esp. free play and food money. They like to give away cheap stupid gifts that you mostly throw away. They get their gifts
pennies on a dollar, mostly close-outs and give them away. I know dozens and dozens of people
who played here 3-5 days per week and now go to other casinos like: Seneca Niagra or Alleghany or Ohio racinos or casinos or Atlantic city. many have gone back to the Meadows. So the bottom line is Rivers casino has hit rock bottom according to this survey.
On Tuesday night, March 12, 2019, I visited Rivers Casino Pittsburgh in the great state of Pennsylvania. My purpose in visiting wasn t to have a wonderful evening playing slots, although it turns out I did. I was there to evaluate the casino for you.
I played a few high limit slot machines, talked with a few people, tried out a few of my winning slots strategies on lower limit slot machines, had dinner at their buffet and even played a penny slot machine for a while. Here is my trip report for Rivers Casino Pittsburgh.
The Rush Rewards Players Club
Whenever you walk into a casino for the first time, find the players club counter and get a players club card. If you re already a member because another casino uses the same rewards program, then you won t have to. Unless, of course, you don t have your card.
I wasn t a member of the Rush Rewards Players Club at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, so I found the club counter. As typical for me, I had questions. Also usual for me at club counters, I didn t get entirely satisfactory answers.
I ve mentioned this before, this lack of valuable information from the personnel at club counters, back in my article Seven Advantages of Players Clubs for Playing Slots. Casino employees can t gamble at the casinos they work for, so they don t know the rules from personal experience. All they know is what they ve read or learned.
Therefore, there s no reason to get upset about their lack of knowledge. That s why I asked for a brochure. A little surprisingly, they didn t have any on hand. As I visit more and more casinos for you, I ll have to check and see if this is the latest trend.
Perhaps it s all online these days. I ve since checked the casino website where I found a link to Rush Rewards under the Casino tab for Rivers. All the rules are there, as far as they go.
As usual, they highlight the number of points needed for each tier level. They are:
The perks for each tier level are somewhat generic. Also, as usual, I ve found an essential piece of information is missing. How much do I need to spend to earn one Base Point?
That information is not anywhere on the page. Why not? My best understanding is this: How many points earned is very much a mystery for table game players. For slots players, it s simple.
In slots play, money spent equals points earned. Not so for table game players. For them, their rate (as they call it) is based on how much they bet as well as how long they sit at a table and play. Sometimes it even depends on how much they tip their dealers.
For slots players, as I mentioned, it s simple. Having been to Rivers Casino myself, I can tell you that one U.S. dollar spent equals one Base Point earned. That s pretty good.
The second thing I chose to do at the casino was to find the High Limit Slots Room. In part, this is because, when I m gambling for myself and not you, I m entirely a high limit slots player.
But, I was visiting and evaluating this casino for you. Still, I attended the high limit slot machine area because I learn something about the quality of a casino from all the time I ve spent in high limit slot rooms
It was clean and walled off. It had around a hundred slot machines and had a counter staffed with two slot attendants and a floor manager. Those are all good signs.
I felt encouraged by all this goodness, so didn t immediately leave the high limits room. I d only planned to spend $200 during this visit to Rivers Casino, but probably only needed half of it to perform the casino evaluation.
So, I spent $100 in this high limit slots room. I spread it around, though. I couldn t resist playing a Wheel of Fortune slot machine which was also a Five Times Play machine. One machine with both of my favorite games! I made 5 bets, spending $25 in total without winning anything. Oh, well.
I next tried three high limit slot machines showing a winning reel combination, spending $25 on each. What I was doing was testing my winning slots strategy 6 described in 3 Easy High Limit Slots Tricks (Winning Strategy 6). Long story short, it didn t work. Not for me, on that trip, with less than $100 to spend in that high limit slots room.
So, let s take a breath for a moment and think about all that we ve learned so far.
After leaving the high limit slots room, I entered part of the casino which has quarter slot machines. If you ve ever been to Rivers Casino, the area I m talking about is just outside of the walled area of the High Limit Slots Room.
It was there I decided to test Winning Strategy 1: Only Win Immediately which I often call the 5-pull method. Again, this was a Tuesday evening in a casino around 7 p.m. Few people were around, although it wasn t empty.
This low attendance indicates it is a great time to test the 5-pull method. You re looking for a time when the slot machines will have sat idle for a little while. On a busy Friday night, for instance, that doesn t happen.
So, I walked up to a bank of slot machines. It doesn t matter what games there were. They weren t video slots or progressive slot machines. Well, a few progressive slots were nearby, but trying my Slots Strategy 2: Progressive Slot Machines wasn t on my to-do list this trip. Maybe next time.
One thing I did notice was that the maximum number of credits to bet was one credit higher for slot machines on either end of each row of slot machines. If the middle 4 or 5 slot machines were 2-credit machines, then the end slot machines were 3-credit machines. I hadn t noticed that before. Have you?
I also noticed some things which were missing. None of these machines had any bonus rounds, meaning I d have the same odds of winning when betting any number of credits. I made the maximum credit bets each time.
So, I had my remaining $100 bankroll for low limit slot machines. I put it all into the first slot machine. I avoided the slot machines on the ends with the higher maximum credits. I also avoided all slot machines with chairs that slot attendants had not pushed back into place.
Recently played slot machines may have their chairs pulled out. It s the only visible sign they have. As a reminder, the 5-pull method is to bet on an idle slot machine up to five times before switching to another machine. And, if any of those five bets is a winner, no matter how small, then stop playing that machine and move on.
As I describe elsewhere, the underlying principle of the 5-pull method is that both new players at any machine as well as long-term idle slot machines are recognized and rewarded.
Meaning, the 5-pull method is two slots strategies rolled into one approach. Either slots strategy might be in place at a particular casino, but both might also be in place. By playing only idle machines, I was trying to use both strategies at once.
In any case, I took notes of my winnings on each slot machine, but no records for slot machines I didn t win anything on. Here they are:
After spending the original $100 bankroll, I had $91.60 in total winnings. That s a personal payout return percentage of 91.60%, excluding bets made earlier in the high limit slots room.
At this point, having won back almost all my allotted bankroll, now I m willing to admit that I didn t try enough in the high limit slots area. We ve found that one of my winning slots strategies is set up by Rivers Casino to work here.
That s great, but what other winning slots strategies might also work. While I ve yet to find a single casino where all 7 of my winning strategies work at the same time, that doesn t mean we re done learning. Let s see what else appears to work here.
I ve been to the players counter, the high limit slots room, and played a bunch of idle slot machines. What else was there to try?
Well, one of the types of reviews I want to start offering is of specific slot machine game themes. That seems to be of interest to you. I certainly have my favorites, so I appreciate if you do as well.
There is very little connection, if any, between new game themes and winning slots strategies. Whether or not a slot machine is a winner depends upon how the casino has set it up.
Other than laziness on the part of the casino, there s no reason a casino would ever set the odds of winning to be identical on side-by-side slot machines possibly excepting traditionally networked progressive slot machines. But, maybe not even then.
So, I don t have a lot of interest in different games themes because I don t think they matter when it comes to winning. But, what is important to me is meeting your needs and interests. So, therefore, I ll review a new video slot machine at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh.
With my $91.60 voucher in hand, I went for a walk in the casino to figure out what else I could learn for you with my remaining bankroll. That s when I spotted a pair of Dragon Emblem Jackpots by Konami penny slot machines.
What I noticed was the admittedly attractive woman winning at one of those slot machines. When I was walking by, all the roll-up noises caused by her winning was very distracting. So, being single as well as liking winning slot machines, I sat down next to her, said hello, and started playing the machine next to her.
It sucked. Seriously. It was such a loser. I could tell right away. No action. No winnings more than the occasional 20-cents or 40-cents. I quickly lowered the number of credits I was betting so I didn t lose my bankroll completely. I started around 600-credit bets and reduced it until it was around 120-credit bets.
But the woman on the nominally identical machine next to me was doing great. She was winning free games after free games. She even got free games during her free games.
Sure, the difference between the results of our play could have just been luck. Certainly, luck plays a role in every bet on a slot machine. But, I can t help you be lucky. I can t even help myself be lucky.
But, what I can do is look for patterns that tell me something about how the odds of winning are set on particular slot machines. It seemed like her machine had better odds. In fact, it seemed like it had much better odds.
Then, like some crazy person, she left. She just walked away from a winning slot machine. Who does that? Maybe she thought her winning was just luck. I guess. Perhaps she needed to be someplace else.
Anyways, I slide right on over and put my players card into the machine as quickly as possible. Why? Well, one of my theories mentioned in a recent podcast episode has to do with how casinos can remotely change the odds of winning on idle slot machines.
And, no players card in the slot machine and no bets made either is an idle slot machine. So, I made it not be idle as quickly as I possibly could. Can you guess what happened? I won.
I won, and I won, and I won. It was great. Now, by the time I started playing this second Dragon Emblem Jackpots by Konami penny slot machine I was down to around $50 of bankroll. So, I kept my bets small.
That means I didn t win a lot in terms of dollars. I won often, but each win was small. I won a lot more than I spent with my bets of $1.20 each, though. Below is a picture of a $15.50 win. There was another bonus game win of $35.10 and another of $44.20. My bankroll increased back up to around $100.
Then I went to dinner. Like a crazy person, I got up and left the slot machine. Why? Well, I was pretty hungry, and the buffet would soon close. But, again, I wasn t there to make money. I was there to help you make money if you visit Rivers Casino.
I ll mention now that I came back to this same slot machine about an hour later after I had my buffet dinner. Guess what? The odds on that former winning slot machine were now terrible. Isn t that interesting?
While again it is always possible to have a winning streak based on luck, which for many table games players is a fact of their gambling life, we know better. When playing slot machines, sometimes it s entirely luck, and sometimes it s not entirely luck.
For this slot machine, assuming it wasn t entirely just old-fashioned luck the first time around, it felt like someone lowered the odds while the machine was idle.
I cannot prove my point to you about this being the case for this slot machine. Why? Because I dont work at this casino or any other casino. Nor do I have the specific job of the person there that has access to the changing odds of winning for this slot machine.
But, as you perhaps already know from your own experiences, it happens so often on one slot machine after another that it s obvious something is going on. And, technically, it s entirely possible.
And, being possible, why wouldn t casinos do it to help guide their financial performance metrics wherever state regulations don t legally require a maximum payout return limit on a per bet and per slot machine basis. After all, few states have such a specific gaming regulation.
Do you like buffets? I love them, including all the variety while building my plate of food. I m only slightly kidding when I say I love reviewing casinos for my Professor Slots business mostly so I can sample so many beautiful buffets. Again, I m only slightly joking.
The Grand View Buffet at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh was both excellent and inexpensive. Using my Rush Rewards Players Club card at the base Gold tier level got me a 5% discount on the costs shown below. That was nice. I ll note that there are more significant discounts for the higher tiers.
This buffet is upstairs at Rivers Casino. Just go up the escalators at the back of the casino. It s basically on the second floor along with a hallway to several large conference rooms. The buffet itself is a surprisingly large area with about seven different cuisines. I sampled everything. It was all good.
If Pittsburgh isn t your hometown, then you may not be interested in what s happening in the greater Pittsburgh area. I ve been to casinos build out on a vast cornfield in the Midwest, where there frankly isn t much to do except whatever the casino itself offers.
If Pittsburgh is your hometown, or if you frequently visit Rivers Casinos in other states with the same Rush Rewards Players Club, then we need to talk about complimentary gifts.
Before we do that, I ll mention the three Rivers Casinos having Rush Rewards. Two casinos are in Pennsylvania. The third is in a suburb located northwest of downtown Chicago. They are:
If you ve identified your slots gambling goals as including earning complimentary gifts, then you ll want to know what the Pittsburgh area has to offer.
Why? Because I assume you will succeed at earning complimentary gifts. Whether this is at Rivers in Pittsburgh or Chicago or Sugarhouse in Philadelphia doesn t matter. Once you start winning comps at any of them, it won t be long before you start getting offers to visit the other two properties. As in, free offers to travel on the casino s dime.
It wouldn t surprise me if Sugarhouse and Rivers Casino Pittsburgh had a bus which regularly transported their slots players in their upper tiers back and forth between the two properties. Further, Rivers Casino Des Plaines-Chicago probably flies them into both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
With all that in mind, what does Pittsburgh have to offer? If you happen to have a personal host due to being in the Signature tier, have you told them what do you want? As it happens, I ve written up many of the comp possibilities in Winning Strategy 3: Earning Complimentary Gifts.
Yes, earning complimentary gifts or comps is a winning strategy. For many slots players, they spend everything they win. So, where s their profit, if any? It s in the variety of free stuff they get.
If it s not a trip, then you ll want to set aside a spare bedroom for them. As I ve mentioned elsewhere, re-gifting to family and friends is well worth considering.
In Pittsburgh, easy comps to ask for includes admission to:
I went over my Professor Slots casino trip report for Rivers Casino Pittsburgh in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It was first named Majestic Star Casino, but renamed by the time it opened on August 9, 2009. It currently has 2,900 slot machines
In this review, I covered its rewards club, high limit slots room, idle slot machines, a penny slot machine called Dragon Emblem Jackpots by Konami, its buffet, and the local area to help provide insights into possible reward comps in the downtown Pittsburgh area.
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