Sizzling Summer 2021 Promotions, Giveaways and Events at Pennsylvania Casinos

Written By Katie Kohler on July 8, 2021

The smoke has subsided from the Fourth of July fireworks but Pennsylvania casinos still have plenty popping for the rest of summer 2021.

Pennsylvania casinos are pretty much “back to normal.” All of the state’s brick-and-mortar casinos are open without capacity limits. Vaccinated visitors are not required to wear masks and the plexiglass has mostly been removed. Also, PA dropped its mask mandate which means that smoking is once again permitted indoors at casinos.

The loosening of restrictions also means that casinos are amping up their promotions, giveaways and entertainment.

Rivers Casino Philadelphia summer 2021 promotions

Wheels or Riches Car Giveaway: All Rivers Casino Rush Rewards members can earn one entry into the giveaway for every 50 same-day tier points earned. Guests will also earn 3X drawing entries every Tuesday in July, and 2X drawing entries every Friday in July. All earned entries will also roll over from week to week. Every Saturday in July at 8:30 p.m., five winners will be selected for the chance to win a cash prize up to $3,000 or a 2021 Ford Ranger, Mustang or Escape.

Young at Heart: The Young at Heart program is for Rush Rewards Members who are 55 or older. Some perks are 25% off at Jack’s Bar + Grill and 2X Bonus reward points on Mondays.

$5,000 Lotto Luck: On Sunday, July 11, 18, and 25, all Rush Rewards members can play and earn one $1 scratch-off lottery ticket for every 50 tier points earned. Rush Rewards members are eligible to play and earn up to three scratch-off lottery tickets per day.

Tournaments and high hands at Rivers Philadelphia Poker Room

Daily High Hands: Daily high-hand promotions totaling over $300,000 in July. Thunder Thursdays are a highlight of the schedule. Guests can win $500 every 30 minutes from noon to midnight. Other featured promotions include $500 high hands every 30 minutes at select times on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays plus $300 every 30 minutes throughout the week.

Tournament Schedule: Poker tournaments are finally back in Pennsylvania. Weekly no-limit Texas hold ’em poker tournaments returned to Rivers Casino beginning Monday, July 5. The schedule is as follows:

  • Sundays, 11:15 a.m. — $160 Deep Stack NLH ($5,000 guarantee)
  • Mondays, 7:15 p.m. — $130 NLH ($4,000 guarantee)
  • Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. — $130 NLH ($5,000 guarantee)

Bad Beat Jackpot: The Bad Beat Jackpot runs 24/7 with a current minimum qualifier of quad 10s.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh summer 2021 promotions

$10,000 Jackpot Drawing : Guests who win a taxable jackpot on a slot machine through 7:50 p.m. on July 28, will receive an entry for the $10,000 jackpot drawings on Wednesday, July 28, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. At each drawing, ten guests will be selected to win a share of $5,000 in free slot play.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Poker Room updates

  • Saturday and Sunday: 24 hours
  • 10 a.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday

July High Hands: Rivers Casino Pittsburgh will be running a high-hand promotion every Sunday through Thursday in July. Players with a winning high hand at qualifying tables will win cash during select times.

Entertainment at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

Kool & The Gang: It’s a “Celebration.” On Saturday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m., Kool & The Gang are “gonna celebrate and have a good time” at the Event Center. Tickets are on sale now and start at $39. 

Casino floor DJs and Drum Bar bands are back at Rivers Pittsburgh. Check the website for July dates and times. 

Hollywood Casino at Penn National summer 2021 promotions

myHeroes Kiosk GameSwipe at a Hollywood Casino marketing kiosk to win up to $1,000 free slot play, mycash, or a $25 Rutter’s gift card. 

Thursdays in July: Prize Wheel kiosk game. Win up to $1,000 free slot play, mycash or Rutter’s gift card.

Wednesdays in July: Earn 10 tier points and print your Wild Card from a marketing kiosk. Owners Club and Elite can participate without earning tier points.

July 17 & 18: $22,222 birthday celebration from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Celebrate the second birthday of Hollywood online casino. Two winners every twenty minutes will win $222 free slot play.

Sportsbook second chance drawing: Drop losing sportsbook tickets with your name and mychoice account number on the ticket into the drawing drum located at the sportsbook for a chance to win $250 mycash. 

Entertainment at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

Food truck Fridays: Located on the racing apron. Food truck Fridays are open to all ages and offers live racing, food trucks, and entertainment starting at 5 p.m.

The popular ostrich and camel races return on July 9.

Hollywood Casino York gets closer to opening date

Hollywood Casino is preparing for the early August opening of the mini-casino, Hollywood Casino York.

To celebrate its nearing arrival, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course is having commemorative gift giveaways. July 24 and July 31 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Topgolf Swing Suite: $25,000 logoed pint glass giveaway. Winners of $250 free slot play every half hour. Grand prize winner at 5 p.m.

Live! Casino Philadelphia summer 2021 promotions

Live! Fast and Freedom Giveaway: Win a share of over $100,000 in cash and prizes through July 31.. Two winners will drive off in a brand new car of their choice.

55 Live!: Every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Live! Casino Philadelphia rewards members ages 55 and older have a chance to win $1,000 in free slot play and other prizes.

Park free on game days: Attending a game at the sports complex in South Philly? Gold card members and above receive free parking for all home games, and classic card members can get reimbursed in free slot play for the parking fee.

Food and entertainment promos at Live! Casino Philadelphia

Karaoke at Luk Fu: Every Tuesday night, enjoy the karaoke room at a special price with three sushi love boats, a mochi tower, and a bottle of Veuve with a sparkler. You can book at [email protected].

Bubbles and Pearls: At the Prime Rib every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., oysters are $1 and  champagne flights are $10. 

Summer promotions at other PA casinos

Wind Creek Casino

Mount Airy Casino

  • $100,000 Fridays of Cash : Every Friday in July at Mount Airy Casino from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., a winner will be announced every 15 minutes to win up to $250 in free slot play.

Mohegan Sun Pocono

  • Party on the Patio: Starting July 8 at Mohegan Sun Pocono there will be fourteen weeks of free shows (on Thursdays). No cover charge and local food trucks featured each week.

Parx Casino 

Notable shows coming to Parx: Casino:

  • August 28: Ben Folds
  • Sept 5: Kool & the Gang
  • Sept. 11: Wanda Sykes
  • Sept. 24: The Beach Boys

Presque Isle Downs

  • Every Sunday in July, guests can win up to $500 in free slot play.
  • Earn 200 points to play patriotic Fourth of July Kiosk Game for a chance to win up to $500 in free slot play.
  • Live entertainment on Friday nights from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m at Churchill’s Bourbon and Brew.

PA online casino summer 2021 promos

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your own air conditioning to get in on the summer promos. Here are some Pennsylvania online casino promos happening now.

Borgata online casino

  • Deposit bonus: 100% deposit match up to $1,000 plus and extra $20
  • Borgata and BetMGM poker promo: Daily $10k guaranteed tournament. Sunday $40k guaranteed tournament.

Unibet PA online casino: Get 25% in casino bonus funds when you make a deposit on Thursdays.

Caesars PA online casino: $25,000 Casino Bonus Giveaway: Until July 31, login and visit “my bonuses and offers” to claim a daily entry for a chance to win a share of $25,000 in bonus play.

(This is not a complete list. Visit the casinos’ website for more information)

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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist. She is the Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania and covers the Pennsylvania gambling industry with an emphasis on sports betting, online casino/poker and the lottery.

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