Rivers Casino Philadelphia celebrated its tenth anniversary of becoming the first such gaming establishment in the Pennsylvanian city by remembering the cooperation and positive community effects felt on Delaware Avenue during its time.
Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates own and run the re-branded SugarHouse Casino. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company also boasts three other facilities called by Rivers; Des Plaines, Illinois; and Schenectady, New York.
The casino initially opened to mark its tenth anniversary with the intention of ‘ushering in a new gaming and entertainment era to the city.’
Rush Street CEO Greg Carlin said: “There’s no doubt that 2020 has tested the gaming industry, with historic nationwide shutdowns and ever-changing COVID-19 operational protocols.
“Our team members have shown remarkable resilience in the face of adversity. I’m grateful for their continued support and for the support of the Philadelphia community, as we learn together how to return safely to work and play. Overall, our first decade was great, and our next will be even greater.”
Rivers Casino Philadelphia has claimed that, because of its three core values, it stands out from other Rush Street properties: being a fantastic place to work, a strong economic driver and a proud partner of the city.
The casino plans to reaffirm its commitment to local hiring with more than 60 percent of its workers from Philadelphia and surrounding areas in pursuit of its mission of becoming a proud community partner.
In addition, about 43 percent of the total workforce of Rivers are women, many in executive and managerial roles, with 60 percent African American, Hispanic or Asian, which it says is ‘proud to represent the diversity of the region.’
It’s our birthday week! We’ve come a long way in the last 10 years. We opened Philly’s first casino, expanded, opened the city’s first sportsbook and rebranded as part of our Rivers Casino family. Thank you for being a part of it.
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— Rivers Casino Philadelphia (@riverscasinophl) September 21, 2020