PITTSBURGH--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Rivers Casino announced it will make a $2.8 million payment on October 1, 2013 to the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Allegheny County (SEA). The payment brings the total SEA contributions from Rivers to $32.8 million.
“From cleaning up Frick Park, to sponsoring the Regatta, to helping fund stadium development—Rivers is a great corporate citizen.”
The money is used to fund construction expenses for the home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, CONSOL Energy Center, which opened in August 2010. Rivers Casino opened in August 2009.
“We’re pleased to make this important investment in Pittsburgh,” said Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “World-class entertainment venues like CONSOL and Rivers Casino collectively attract millions of visitors to the city each year.”
Per agreement with the SEA, Rivers Casino makes two payments annually, October 1 and April 1, totaling $7.5 million. In 2038, when the agreement concludes, Rivers Casino will have contributed $225 million to help build CONSOL Energy Center.
“The positive impact of Rivers Casino is apparent throughout Pittsburgh,” said Pennsylvania State Senator Wayne Fontana, chairman of the SEA. “From cleaning up Frick Park, to sponsoring the Regatta, to helping fund stadium development—Rivers is a great corporate citizen.”
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO
Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been named "Best Overall Gaming Resort" in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine, "Best Overall Casino" in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine and “Best Casino” by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The casino features nearly 3,000 slots, more than 100 table games, 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 $300 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit www.riverscasino.com.