Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, available for iPhone and iPad through the Apple iTunes App Store, and for Android phones and tablets through the Google Play store, is a very decent casino game that not only uses the capabilities of the touch screen format well, but also does it with a bit more class than the usual fare.
We have reviewed the iPhone version here, but we did take a look at the Android effort and had no problems with it, so much of what I say here also relates to the Android version.
First of all, this is not a real money app; you are playing for just the fun of it, and on that count it scores highly. With many different things to do and games to play, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh does a lot of things right.
I liked the fact that different sections of the app all had a different theme and feel to them. Yes, there are some over the top and garish slot machines that fill the screen with colour and vibrancy, but the menus themselves are more muted, with a toned down look that corresponds well with the rest of the app.
Switching between gaming sessions using the menus almost acted like a rest period, with the attractive and functional areas providing respite from the intense games. I really liked it, and I hope more apps of this type follow suite and think clearly about the overall presentation, not just how well the games look.
Here, straight from the developer, are the app’s best features:
• Whether you’re an experienced player or recently developed an interest in social gaming, the Rivers Casino Pittsburgh app provides the ideal platform to play free casino games, build your skills and earn online credits.
• Check out the great on property events and promotions! Including Thursday – Friday free entertainment!
• Become a Rush Rewards member and get instant access to your account information. What’s more, our casino app will keep you updated on the latest special offers and help in finding promotions, directions, restaurant options, and more!
The app lets you buy credits using in-app purchases for spending on the games, but it never rams those potential purchases down your throat, which I am thankful for. The social options here are excellent, and on par with many of the app’s peers in the App Store.
Rivers Casino for iOS and Android offers a little bit more than many other casino apps, however, as it has integration with a real life casino. This means that you can log into your rewards account, as well as view opening times, special events and you can even take a look at some of the dining options. The app also allows you to sign up for special offers from within the app, which will be handy for many people, especially locals.
Overall, this is a slick, well designed app that has plenty of options and content, as well as some great casino games to play. The credits are well priced, the games are fun, it links nicely to the real casino, and I am a massive fan of the understated and intelligent design.