Rivers Casino Philadelphia has celebrated its tenth anniversary of becoming the Pennsylvanian city’s first such gaming establishment by recognising the teamwork and positive community impacts felt during its time on Delaware Avenue.
The rebranded SugarHouse Casino is owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates. The group also boasts three other Rivers branded facilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Des Plaines, Illinois; and Schenectady, New York.
Marking its tenth anniversary, the casino initially opened with an aim of ‘ushering in a new gaming and entertainment era to the city’.
“There’s no doubt that 2020 has tested the gaming industry, with historic nationwide shutdowns and ever-changing COVID-19 operational protocols,” said Rush Street CEO Greg Carlin.
“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 stated that it stands out from other Rush Street properties due to its three core values: being a great place to work, a strong economic engine and a proud community partner.
Pursuing its aim of being a proud community partner, the casino plans to reaffirm its commitment to hire locally – with more than 60% of its workforce from Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
Furthermore, approximately 43% Rivers’ total workforce are women, many in executive and management positions, with 60% African American, Hispanic or Asian, which it says is ‘proudly reflecting the city’s diversity’.