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We parked in the garage and checked in with security as per usual I'm 25 and he's 26 for reference ; after they checked our IDs they gave us the wristbands "so we don't keep getting carded", again as per usual. We eat, go out to the concert, and when we come back in with a large group of people I'm singled out of the crowd by a tall gentleman in a gray suit with dark hair and a goatee- I wish I got his name but he was clearly high up on the food chain as he wasn't in the standard security uniform.
He asks "how old are you young lady? But then he continued to accost me and I blurted out "21" which isn't even my age but I just got nervous and intimidated. He said he still needed to see my ID due to "reentry", which is when my boyfriend asked him, "well then do you need to see mine too?
I show him my ID so as not to cause any trouble but I was still confused. What made it clear to me that discrimination was involved was when we then observed how the people coming in after us were treated. Obviously the older patrons were not carded. Obviously you could guess this but they were both white. I wish I had the nerve to confront this man further or at least question his discriminatory tactics but I just fell apart emotionally as this has always been a place where I never felt vulnerable to being singled out for the color of my skin.
But now I know I'm just as vulnerable here as anywhere else, and I definitely won't be back anytime soon. Nice casino with great views and great food. Staff are very friendly and a nice parking garage. Close to Heinz field. They have always been very professional and helpful! The parking garage view is beautiful. The bands are always a good time and the odds on the machines suck, but still a good time!
Wife and I had gone to Andrews Steak House in the casino and after diner decided too do a little gambling. My wife is strictly a slots person, But I went directly to the craps table. So overall I was really happy with winning. I have to say that the smoke was horrendous and my eyes where hurting it was so bad. I like Texas hold em and craps. I might go again in the future. The biggest negative for me was the smoke as it was terrible.
The other thing I did not like I have never been to a casino other than on a cruise ship that did not comp the drinks when you where gambling. Rivers does not comp the liquor drinks. They do offer free soda and water self serve. If you are not turned off by the smoke then you will love it there. I was excited when Pittsburgh built the Rivers Casino. It rivals the Meadows in Washington County.
It isn't as flashy or lavish as those in Vegas or Atlantic City or other city casinos I have been to. Rivers is boring and plan, but it's home. As accessible by car, bus or the T. We are not big gamblers and always set a limit for ourselves when we arrive. I am not a slots player, but they do have a huge selection of penny slots, five cents and above to offer those slot slaves.
I do prefer the table games. The staff and guards have always been pleasant to speck to and friendly. The events the casino offers through out the year are with the visit alone.
Highly recommended a visit!! Enjoyed the facility, clean and easy to get around. Some not so friendly bartenders but other staff friendly. Biggest issue is that you cannot take any type of book bag in. I had a sling pack to keep sweat shirts and belongings in and was told I could not enter. They do not have that posted anywhere and even security agreed it has always been a problem.
If they are going to search it anyway I don't see the problem. Always a fun visit to the casino especially on a Friday or Saturday. The entertainment is usually good but I don't know what was going on last night. The band was OK they had at one of these bars they just werent upbeat or interesting. Always break even or hit on the penny machines. The casino is a hoot to visit on the weekends..
It didn't take long to remember why I don't visit casino's which permit smoking in every area of the establishment. I can only hope the poor employees who work there have great insurance which covers lung cancer. I don't know what it is about this place. They have many different character games, Poker machines and table games.
I've found the crowd to always be friendly. Usually some kind of band playing on the weekends. Great place before and after a Pittsburgh sporting event to wait out traffic. I was here for the Susan G Komen brunch, on the second level. This casino is beautiful with a great view of the city and three rivers. I was able to take some time to capture the view at Drum Bar I was told they have love bands on the weekend Now, on to the food and room atmosphere. Again, in the second level banquet room.
The view was absolutely gorg! The food was wonderful and was served buffet style. I sooooo enjoyed the pumpkin and sage ravioli. This is an excellent venue for an event. And the service is great--they are so helpful and will accommodate your needs.
Im not into gambling, but I love good food and drinks. I look forward to returning. A casino is a casino is a casino. I like that they have a non smoking section. I like the abundance of restrooms. I have been to a few events in the Monongahela room and the view is beautiful, Heinz Field and the skyline and the river.
A nice variety of slot machines. I know they have a lot of tables games but I do not play those. It is casino, a little above average. Like any casino, the food is questionable and so is the cigarette smell. However, the slots are fun and so are the table games. I usually am here only for events in their meeting space; which is questionably small. It would be nice if they took out some of the parking to expand the casino a little. The only good food is the buffalo chicken dip at the wheelhouse.
Visit for the beer and stay for the dip! Unlike many of the reviewers, I enjoyed my stint here. I've been to several casinos in different states ok, not Vegas so we'll not be comparing it to the mecca of betting venues and I have to say this one did not disappoint me.
This was my husband's and my second time here, but the first was just to walk through it. This time was our first venture to stay awhile and bet to pass away some time before an event close by. We first parked in the attached garage for free, by the way and took the elevator to the casino.
We headed to the cashier first off to get the lay of the land. Did they have a player's card for use in the slot machines and at the betting tables? Yes, but you don't need one. Ok, we opted to just use cash as we are not frequent visitors.
We learned that the floor is divided in half by smoking and non-smoking sections clearly marked and that they are a duplicate of one another in the games they have. I was worried I'd have to sit next to smokers as I am not one. We learned that soft drinks are complimentary. Also, there's a complementary coat check with a tip jar so we took advantage of that and left a tip at the end of our journey.
We next headed to an ATM inside the casino ok, here I admit we should have taken care of money before coming here as there is a 5. There are lots and lots of slot machines, craps tables, baccarat, and black jack tables. My husband opted for slot machines while I opted for the black jack table. It was around 3: My experience was good; the dealers were cordial as were my table mates.
I settled in trying to remember the details of playing. Fortunately, it all came back pretty easily and I was able to hold my own for the time I wanted to play.
We had plenty notice as they put out a sign to let us know. After playing, we cashed in our chips and headed to the buffet. I had a good time, didn't lose but a little bit in the process, and ate a decent meal afterwards.
I think that counts as a good outing. I've always enjoyed each visit to the Rivers Casino. Yeah, it's a casino and has slot machines that you'll probably lose all of your money at, but it's a nice casino, it's pretty and features amazing fews of the city. Located on the North Side near the stadiums, it's a great place for pre or post-game fun. The parking lot has ample space, and of course there is valet.
I like that there is a large non-smoking area because I'm not a smoker, but I do feel like overall, it doesn't smell that badly inside there. Ever go to a casino and no matter what you reek of smoke?
It's not like that here. A bonus is that is that there is free complimentary soda stations for those of us who don't want to pay for a drink. My favorite aspect of the casino is the glass walls behind the one bar I believe Drum bar that shows the river and Mount Washington. Such an amazing view. And it's a great place to take photos. The buffet is amazing here, especially their Sunday brunch so check that out. You may lose all of your money there, but I guarantee you'll have a good time while you're there, but don't get too salty if you walk out with zero cash.
I try not to, but that's usually what happens when I leave there. The Rivers Casino is not impressive. It always reeks of cigarette smoke, the payouts are just okay, security is rude, they never offer free drinks while gambling and the Rivers ridiculously overcharges for event parking.
If I had it my way, I'd never go back, however, my husband is a big gambler and this casino casino is most convenient. In my opinion, save you're money and head to Vegas! The issues I have are the smoke, the fact that they seem to penalize non-smokers, and drinks are both not free for gamblers, and expensive for non-gamblers.
So first, the smoke. As soon as you walk in, it smells like you're in an old bowling alley; obviously air filtration is not high on their list. I'm used to smokey casinos, so I'll still play, but I mean come on, you can do better.
Where it gets weird is that they seem to want to half way support the concept of a place for non-smokers by having a non-smoking table game area. If you're going to try to accommodate non-smokers, then go 'all in' and actually have reasonable air filtering, otherwise, it doesn't seem to serve much purpose.
If the casino itself is super smokey, then the only thing a non-smoking table accomplishes is reducing the risk of someone blowing a big cloud right into your face; you're breathing in the same air at either table type. Makes no sense to me but perhaps some mathematician told them they net more profit doing it this way.
If they actually filtered their air, I'd bump them to four. No free drinks while you play; it is what it is. Where I got mildly annoyed was when hanging out at the bars with non-gambler friends. I couldn't tell if they're doing measured pours or not, but the end result was a pretty poor drink for that price.
The machines did not seem to payback at all. Not a bad way to spend a night in Pittsburgh. I believe they have music on certain days. This looks to be quite a nice casino, though I am not much of a gambler - I primarily went to eat at the buffet and, between the crab legs and the desert assortment, I was not disappointed.
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