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RIVERS CASINO PORTSMOUTH WILL HOST VIRTUAL INFORMATIONAL JOBS FORUM

News Release | Portsmouth, VA Posted on 09.10.20

RIVERS CASINO PORTSMOUTH WILL HOST VIRTUAL INFORMATIONAL JOBS FORUM
More than 1,300 new permanent jobs and 1,400 construction jobs are planned for Portsmouth

Portsmouth, VA, and Chicago, IL—September 10, 2020—Exciting jobs across all areas of a new casino resort could be on the way. Join Rivers Casino Portsmouth for a virtual “Informational Jobs Forum” on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., by visiting RiversCasinoPortsmouth.com. Available jobs will include positions in food and beverage, information technology, security and surveillance, marketing, finance, general administration, human resources, facilitates and gaming.

During the virtual forum, participants will hear from longtime Rush Street Gaming leaders about how its Portsmouth First commitment will build a diverse local workforce, open new doors and inspire the community. Prospective job candidates will learn about a wide variety of casino career opportunities for themselves, friends, and family—featuring competitive wages and great benefits.

The content will be the same for both sessions, which will each run approximately one hour. Candidates may submit any questions in advance or during the forum at ports.jobs@rushst.com. Advanced registration is not necessary. Participants must be 18 years or older.

“Without exception, Rivers Casinos in other markets have improved the quality of life for our Team Members and their families,” said Jacob Oberman, senior vice president of development for Rush Street Gaming. “All Rivers Casinos have been voted a ‘Top Workplace’ by the employees who work there. We’re very proud to bring these diverse job opportunities to Portsmouth.”

Rush Street Gaming and the Portsmouth Economic Development Authority recently unveiled renderings of the proposed $300 million gaming, conference and hotel complex planned for Victory Boulevard. Rivers Casino Portsmouth will feature a full lineup of slots, table games and poker—along with several new restaurants, a hotel and conference space. Rivers Casino’s estimated annual payroll will be $62 million with a Portsmouth First commitment to build a diverse workforce and to hire locally.

On July 15, the City of Portsmouth announced that Rush Street Gaming had been pre-certified by the Virginia Lottery Board to operate a casino in Virginia. Rush Street is asking residents of Portsmouth to vote YES on Nov. 3 to pass the casino referendum and bring these job opportunities to the area.

For more information and to join the virtual Informational Jobs Forum, visit RiversCasinoPortsmouth.com.

Public information regarding the Portsmouth Entertainment District is available at: https://www.accessportsmouthva.com/entertainment-district.

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About Rush Street Gaming: Founded by Neil Bluhm and Greg Carlin, Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates have developed and operate successful casinos in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Des Plaines, IL (Chicago area) and Schenectady, NY. By placing an emphasis on superior design and outstanding customer service, Rush Street Gaming has become one of the leading casino developers in the United States. Existing casinos generate over $1 billion in annual gaming revenues, and all Rush Street Gaming casinos have been voted a “Best Place to Work” or “Top Workplace” by their team members.