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Mark Lunter Joins Rush Street Gaming As Chief Marketing Officer

News Release | Chicago, IL Posted on 06.06.17


CHICAGO—June 6, 2017— Rush Street Gaming announced today that casino marketing executive Mark Lunter has been named Chief Marketing Officer. Lunter most recently served as Regional Vice President of Marketing for Caesars Entertainment, leading marketing strategies for its Eastern and Mid-South regions, including Horseshoe Baltimore, Horseshoe Tunica, Tunica Roadhouse and Harrah’s Philadelphia.

Prior to working for Caesars Entertainment, Lunter served as Vice President of Marketing for Harrah’s Philadelphia, overseeing a 50-person team across six departments; and earlier, he was Senior Director of Marketing for Caesars Entertainment’s North Region, with responsibility for five properties in four markets with total revenues exceeding $1 billion. An innovative database marketer, Lunter began his gaming career as a financial analyst with Harrah’s in 2005. 

“We’re excited to welcome Mark Lunter to the Rush Street family,” said Ron Baumann, COO of Rush Street Gaming. “With our rapidly expanding operations, including the recently opened Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York, Mark’s experience of successfully integrating strategies across multiple geographies will be a huge asset.”

A Cleveland native, Lunter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems at Miami University of Oxford, Ohio, and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Lunter will be based out of Rush Street Gaming’s headquarters in Chicago, and his appointment is effective immediately.


Rush Street Gaming, LLC, and its affiliates were founded by Neil Bluhm and Greg Carlin. Rush Street is one of the fastest-growing gaming companies in North America, launching four casinos in four years within the past decade.  Rush Street developed and operates Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, repeatedly voted “Best Casino in Pennsylvania” by readers of Casino Player magazine; SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, annually voted a “Top Workplace” by its Team Members in The Philadelphia Inquirer; and Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, the top-grossing casino in Illinois and the first casino in the world to receive LEED Gold certification. Rush Street’s fourth casino, Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, opened in February 2017.  Since 2008, Rush Street and its affiliates have invested more than $3 billion of capital and created more than 9,000 jobs.  For more information, visit