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Rivers Casino, the highly anticipated new gaming and entertainment destination, will open on Monday, July 18, 2011*.  Located at 3000 S. River Road in Des Plaines, the property boasts more than 44,000 square feet of gaming with the most popular slots, table games and unparalleled dining and entertainment venues.
Rivers Casino is also the first casino in the nation to apply for LEED certification (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) for its green design, materials and practices.

“We are excited to open the doors to the Rivers Casino. It is a showplace attraction for the entire region,” said Neil Bluhm, chairman of Midwest Gaming and Entertainment, LLC. We have considered every detail with our customers in mind.”

“Rivers will raise the bar for gaming and entertainment in the Midwest,” said Greg Carlin, Rivers Casino CEO. “We have created a unique and exciting experience that will appeal to enthusiastic gamers, entertainment seekers, tourists and conventioneers.”
The 147,000 square foot state-of-the-art Rivers Casino features:
  • Gaming Action on a 44,000 square foot state-of-the-art gaming floor including:
    • Over 1,050 of the newest slots with the most popular game themes;
    • 48 table games including blackjack, craps, roulette, pai gow poker, baccarat and many more with the highest table limits in Illinois;
    • A plush VIP area including an intimate gaming salon and an exclusive lounge.
  • Dining for every taste bud including:
    • Hugo’s Frog Bar and Chop House featuring Gibson’s steaks and the freshest seafood;
    • Canopy Buffet – serving fresh prepared cuisine at nine different stations;
    • FLIPT – casual grill serving freshly made specialty burgers, sandwiches, fries and shakes;
    • MianBar – serving authentic Asian cuisine;
    • Coffee Spot – serving Chicago-based Metropolis Coffee, sandwiches, pastries and desserts.
  • Exciting entertainment venues including Lotus, a sophisticated cocktail lounge at the center of the casino floor, and Cube which has a multi-level outdoor patio and easily transforms from a state-of-the-art sports bar to a live performance venue or a lively night club.
“Our team members are the best I have worked with in my 20 plus years in gaming and our guests will experience a new gold standard of customer service,” said Bill Keena, Rivers Casino General Manager. “The Rivers team is looking forward to welcoming our guests.”
Rivers will also reward customers with a generous loyalty program – the Rush Rewards Players Club.
Players Club members will receive invitations to promotions, special events, discounts, priority lines and more. Guests are encouraged to sign up in advance at www.playrivers.com. Select pre-registered Players Club members will have the opportunity to attend a special VIP pre-opening party on July 17* and players can also stay up-to-date on Rivers Casino

Rivers Casino is centrally located just 16 miles from downtown Chicago and minutes from O’Hare International Airport. It is easily accessible from the Kennedy Expressway, Interstate 294 and the CTA Blue Line. Rivers features 2,300 self-parking spaces as well as valet. Rivers also plans to offer shuttle service from O’Hare, Midway, McCormick place and select hotels throughout downtown Chicago and surrounding areas. Rivers Casino will also offer luggage check to guests.


About Midwest Gaming & Entertainment, LLC
Midwest Gaming & Entertainment, LLC, a partnership between affiliates of Neil Bluhm and Clairvest Group Inc., is the owner, developer and operator of Rivers Casino. Collectively the partners bring a wide range of development and gaming experience to the project, having developed, constructed and managed casinos, luxury hotels, and other hospitality businesses around the world.