Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

Rivers Casino Is PA’s ‘Best Overall Gaming Resort’ For Seventh Time

Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino was named the “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania once again, according to Casino Player magazine.

Lucky 7 for Rivers Casino

Rivers continued to dominate the annual readers poll at the magazine, taking this particular award for the seventh consecutive year. Casino Player runs the polls for states with gaming facilities.

According to a press release from Rivers, the casino also won the following categories:

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

It was second for “Best Poker Tournaments.” The full issue with all category winners and placers has not yet been released.

“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 employees in an annual survey conducted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Rivers, not growing in revenue

Despite the high marks from patrons of the casinos this year, Rivers has not been killing it on the revenue front.

It should be no surprise that the casino in a major metropolitan area is one of the top grossing gaming facilities in the state, behind Sands Bethlehem and Parx Casino in Philadelphia.

But the top-line figures have not been spectacular of late for Rivers; it has seen a year-over-year decline in total casino revenue.

That’s despite the fact that total casino revenue for the state was up and set a new record for the recently ended fiscal year. (The 2015 calendar year also saw record figures.)

The casino is among those fighting the expansion of video gaming terminals at private clubs and taverns in the state, which would create even more competition for consumers’ gambling dollars. VGTs operating illegally are especially common in the western part of the state.

Rivers is also fighting a $10 million payment it has to make to Pittsburgh each year.