Rivers Casino: Where Entertainment Takes Center Stage



Are you ready to experience the ultimate entertainment destination in Chicagoland? Look no further than Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois. Step into a world of heart-pounding gaming action where luck and strategy go hand in hand, from the classic allure of slot machines to the strategic brilliance of poker. Of course, entertainment reaches beyond the casino floor. Concerts will have you dancing all night, thanks to an incredible lineup of talented performers. And if you love sports betting, BetRivers Sportsbook brings the fun (and adrenaline).

Get Your Game On

From the moment you step onto the gaming floor, you’ll feel the rush of adrenaline that comes with the toss of the dice, the pull of a slot machine or playing your best hand. Did you know Rivers Casino has the most jackpots in Chicagoland? Yep, you’ve read that right – over $2.1 billion paid out! And with the recently completed 78,000-square-foot expansion of its upper and lower gaming floors, there are now more games than ever. 


A win is only a spin away at the Rivers Casino. Photo Courtesy of Rivers Casino Des Plaines.

Pull and spin at over 1,500 slot machines at Rivers Casino, where you’ll find favorites like Wild Wild 7s, Fire 88 and Diamond Link. Recent jackpots have been as high as $38,000 on games like Triple Jackpot Gems. If you love themed games, check out the featured slot, Coin Trio! This game comes in two themes: Piggy Burst and Fortune Trails, and includes seven Hold & Spin features for big rewards and multipliers. Visitors who want even more of a thrill can head to the High Limit room for the biggest spins in the house. You also gain access to a private cashier – can you say VIP?

Table Games

Enjoy a wide selection of table games such as craps. Photo Courtesy of Rivers Casino Des Plaines.

Get in on the action and place your bets at 95 different table games (the most in Chicagoland). Roll the dice at the craps table. Place your chips wisely and aim for the Dragon Bonus Bet at baccarat and mini-baccarat. Or feel the thrill of spinning the roulette wheel! Of course, the classics are also here. Feel the rush of High Card Flush and double down in a game of Mississippi Stud Poker.


A view of the new poker room. Photo Courtesy of Rivers Casino Des Plaines.

Speaking of poker, the casino recently opened a dedicated poker room. This 5,600 square foot space brings a new level of sophistication to the game thanks to elegant décor that consists of dark wood paneling, chic light fixtures, comfortable leather seating and 22 high-end poker tables. Try your luck at Texas Hold’em, play your hand with a thrilling game of Omaha or keep your fingers crossed for a royal flush in Stud Poker. The poker room also hosts tournaments throughout the year. Check out the event calendar for updates.

Showstopping Performances

Gaming is just the beginning when it comes to Rivers Casino’s entertainment. You’ll also enjoy live music from popular artists and the sick beats of the area’s best DJs.

The Event Center

A thrilling concert at The Event Center. Photo Courtesy of Rivers Casino Des Plaines.

You’ll feel right on stage at The Event Center, an intimate 10,000-square-foot venue hosting incredible artists like Three Dog Night, Blues Traveler and rock and roll legend Daughtry. Whether you’re in the front row, the back row or standing room only, prepare for an unforgettable evening where you can get up close and personal with your favorite performers. Groove to the smooth vocal stylings of Melissa Etheridge. Be swept away by the ballads of Michael  Bolton. Dance to the beats of Kenny G. And experience a night to remember with other chart-topping musicians like Gavin DeGraw, Three Dog Night, Cheap Trick, and Kool and the Gang.


A view of Lotus at the center of the gaming floor. Photo Courtesy of Rivers Casino Des Plaines.

After an exhilarating performance at The Event Center, keep the party going at Lotus, a sophisticated lounge and premier nightlife destination at the center of the gaming floor. Sip on creative cocktails crafted by acclaimed mixologists Drew Levinson and Bridget Albert. If cocktails aren’t your thing, sample craft brews by Half Acre Beer Co., based in Chicago, or products from Goose Island Brewery. For a VIP experience, reserve bottle service for the entire night!

Check out the lounge on Friday and Saturday nights, when Chicagoland’s best DJs bring the house down, spinning the latest and greatest hits. With its lively atmosphere, upscale vibe and expertly crafted cocktails, Lotus is the perfect place to let loose.

BetRivers Sportsbook

Sports enthusiasts, rejoice! The ultimate destination for high-stakes sports betting is at BetRivers Sportsbook. Boasting an LED High-Definition Wall and stadium seating, BetRivers makes you feel right at the game. Relax at the 26-seat bar with video poker as you order a cocktail, glass of wine, or beer. Hungry? Grab a bite at the bar or patio. The menu features a modest selection of burgers, salads, wings, pizza, sandwiches, and appetizers like loaded tater tots, nachos, and cheese curds.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the Rivers Betbuilder on your phone. Not only can you browse current bets, but you can select your outcomes and input stakes. If you’re looking for a bit of luxury, indulge in the BetRivers VIP Suite. You’ll feel like a celebrity as you lounge on plush leather seats and place your bets from a private kiosk. There’s even five large TVs, so you never miss a minute of the action.


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