July 5, 2023 2 min read


Rivers Casino Portsmouth Showers Millionth Guest with Prizes

The property expressed its gratitude to the other 999,999 guests who visited it this year as well.

Rivers Casino Portsmouth welcomed its 1 millionth guest six months after opening. The unsuspecting visitor was showered with gifts and celebrated by the staff. The property shared the news on Twitter on July 1, celebrating the occasion.

The millionth guest was Terri Powell, a woman from Norfolk. She was surprised with a variety of gifts, which, according to Rivers Casino Portsmouth, included $1,000 in free slot play and a dinner for four at Admiral’s Steak & Seafood.

In addition to these gifts, Powell was also awarded four tickets to Theresa Caputo’s upcoming show in August. For reference, the famed psychic medium will bring her stage show, The Experience, to Rivers Casino Portsmouth on August 12.

The property congratulated the lucky woman on being the millionth visitor and expressed its gratitude to the other 999,999 guests who have visited Rivers Casino Portsmouth since its opening.

Congratulations, Terri, and thank you to the 999,999 guests who have visited us this year!

Rivers Casino Portsmouth statement

Rivers Casino Portsmouth Is Virginia’s Permanent First Casino

Rivers Casino Portsmouth opened on January 23 this year and is the first permanent casino in Virginia. Back then, the property held a grand opening ceremony to commemorate its opening, welcoming many public guests, as well as the Mayor of Portsmouth, Shannon Glover, the director of Portsmouth Economic Development, Brian Donahue, and the executive director of the Virginia Lottery, Kelly T. Gee.

The property offers over 1,400 slot machines and dozens of gaming, making it an attractive destination for gambling aficionados. In addition, sports fans can place wagers at the BetRivers Sportsbook at the venue.

However, not everything has been frictionless for the casino. In May, just a few months after opening, the property was slammed with its first fine. The penalty came as a result of licensing issues.

Rivers Casino Portsmouth did not disclose the exact nature of its violation. However, it is known that the Virginia Lottery Board fined the venue $275,000 for the breach. As reported by the Lottery, Rivers Casino Portsmouth was cooperative and ready to implement remediation measures. After taking care of the issue, the Lottery confirmed that the casino is once again fully compliant.


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