Rivers Casino: Your Gateway to Chicagoland Entertainment



As Chicagoland’s premier entertainment destination, Rivers Casino Des Plaines offers 150,000 square feet of fun, just minutes from the Rosemont Entertainment District, O’Hare International Airport and less than an hour drive from Downtown Chicago. Home to an expansive gaming floor, thrilling sports betting and live performances at The Event Center, Rivers Casino provides everything you need for a fun night out all under one roof. Feel the rush as you pull the lever on the newest slots, rock out to the hottest DJs in the area at Lotus, or grab a bite at one of eight restaurants and bars serving an expansive selection of cuisine. Planning your next business retreat? Rivers Casino has you covered thanks to its multiple meeting spaces – they can even host your next wedding, holiday party or trade show!

From toe-tapping concerts to high-stakes sports betting, here’s your ultimate guide to Rivers Casino.  

Getting Here

Whether you’re on vacation or looking for an exciting way to spend a few hours during a long layover, Rivers Casino is just a three-minute Uber ride from O’Hare International Airport. Need a break from a day at the trade show or conference? The casino is only 1.5 miles away from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Rivers Casino also offers complimentary round-trip shuttle services daily from the CTA Rosemont Blue Line Station. The casino shuttle runs approximately every 10-15 minutes, 24 hours a day. 

Captivating Gaming & Entertainment  

Feeling lucky? The Rivers Casino gaming floors are where it’s at. Hit up over 1,500 slot machines destined to keep you entertained for hours, from favorites like Press Your Luck to Buffalo Chief and Dollar Storm. If table games are more your style, get in on the action and raise the stakes with blackjack, craps, roulette, and baccarat. Itching for that super bonus? Hit up the Spanish 21 tables. And if you love poker, check out the new 5,600-square-foot poker room featuring 22 tables of favorites like Texas Hold’em and Stud Poker. There are even tournaments hosted throughout the year if you’re looking to increase your winnings potential. Last but certainly not least, immerse yourself in the world of sports betting at BetRivers Sportsbook. Boasting stadium seating, a 26-seat bar and an immersive LED High-Definition Wall, you’ll always feel like you’re a part of the action.

Beyond gaming, Rivers Casino is home to some of the best entertainment in Chicagoland. The Event Center frequently hosts legendary artists from Kenny G to Daughtry. And thanks to its intimate setting, you’ll feel like every song is a personal serenade in this 10,000-square-foot venue. There’s truly not a bad seat in the house. For heart-pumping beats, head to Lotus. Every Friday and Saturday, the best DJs in the area spin the latest hits at this sophisticated lounge located at the center of the gaming floor.

Delicious Dining

Enjoy dinner at Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House. Photo Courtesy of Rivers Casino Des Plaines.

You don’t have to be a thrill seeker to enjoy the quality dining at Rivers Casino – the perfect place for a night out with friends or that special someone. There’s a total of eight restaurants and bars to choose from, featuring cuisine for all tastes. Book a table at Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House for sizzling steaks and fresh seafood in a modern contemporary steakhouse. For crave-worthy dim sum, check out the recently expanded Asian fusion menu at Mian. Anyone hungry for a juicy burger will feel right at home at FLIPT, a casual joint that serves specialty burgers on freshly baked potato bread and milkshakes. Craving Mexican food? Taco Suerte, Chicagoland’s newest taqueria, is the perfect spot to get your fix of tacos, burritos, and tortas made from the freshest ingredients. After dinner, head upstairs to AquaBar to cap off the night with a colorful array of craft cocktails – the Shark Bite is a casino favorite featuring a blend of Cruzan Coconut, Stoli Razberi and Pineapple with a splash of Blue Curacao and Grenadine.

If you need a pick-me-up, hit up Coffee Spot for Starbucks coffee, sandwiches, and sinful desserts made by on-site pastry chefs. You can also grab a meal while placing bets at BetRivers Sportsbook, which features traditional bar food like wings, burgers, and pizza, as well as an outdoor patio seating area.

Let Rivers Host Your Next Event

If you’re looking for the perfect event space for your next big meeting or event, Rivers Casino is ready to serve, thanks to its qualified event team. With multiple event spaces available, the casino can accommodate gatherings with up to 1,200 guests. Depending on the size of your event, you can choose from the moderately sized Diamond Room, the intimate Club Room or the spacious Heart Room. Looking to host a trade show? The Event Center can be transformed into a bustling commerce floor, complete with vendor tables. Your employees will award you “Boss of the Year” if you host your next holiday party at Rivers – cocktails, craps and fine dining at Hugo’s? Yes, please!

And if you need a venue for your wedding, the spaces at Rivers go above and beyond to transform your special day into one that will be remembered forever.

Nearby in Rosemont

The party may start and stop at Rivers Casino, but the Rosemont neighborhood keeps the fun flowing 24/7. Hit up the Parkway Bank Entertainment District for great grub and a wide range of activities. Enjoy a famous Fishbowl cocktail (it’s 84 ounces) and sizzling fajitas at Adobe Gila’s. Barbecue, whiskey and live music are what’s on the menu at Bub City. And if you’re looking for a boost of adrenaline, experience indoor skydiving at iFLY. You can also jam to 80s and 90s rock at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar or laugh out loud at Zanies Comedy Club.

Sports fans should check out The Dome at the Parkway Bank Sports Complex or The Ballpark at Rosemont. There’s nothing like cheering on the Chicago Dogs at an afternoon game before heading back to Rivers Casino for a night of gaming, sports betting or a standing ovation-worthy concert.

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