Rush Street


News Release | Schenectady, NY Posted on 06.10.21

Former GM of Station Casinos in Las Vegas joins dynamic Mohawk Harbor destination

SCHENECTADY, NY – June 10, 2021 – Rush Street Gaming announced today that Las Vegas casino executive Rick Richards is the new general manager of Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady. Richards is a former vice president and general manager at Station Casinos—overseeing a diverse portfolio of properties including Fiesta Henderson, Red Rock Resort Casino & Spa, Palms Casino Resort, and Texas Station Hotel & Casino.

Richards began his casino career more than 40 years ago on notable gaming floors throughout Nevada, including Caesars Palace, Bally’s Hotel & Casino, and more. He’s worked in varied roles from pit manager to shift manager to VP. Richards has also served as an operations consultant for several U.S. and international casino and resort companies.

“We’re excited to welcome Rick to the Rush Street family. He’s learned the casino and hotel business from the ground up with particular expertise around guest experience, team building, and performance—all of which are key areas of alignment and strength for Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady,” said Greg Carlin, CEO of Rush Street Gaming.

Richards has received approval from the New York State Gaming Commission and his appointment is effective immediately.

Richards will lead the Mohawk Harbor casino and its popular complement—The Landing Hotel—following the recent departure of Justin Moore. In April, Moore was named general manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia. After stepping in briefly as acting general manager, Jeff Cutri returns to his role as VP of Gaming Operations at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady.

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is the number-one tourist destination in New York’s Capital Region, home of the market-leading BetRivers Sportsbook, and one of Upstate New York’s “Top Workplaces,” according to the Albany Times Union and the Team Members who work there.


About Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady: Located at the picturesque Mohawk Harbor near the heart of downtown Schenectady, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady features 1,150 slots, 67 live table games and a 16-table poker room and a live, in-casino luxury sportsbook lounge. The casino offers five distinctive restaurants—among them are Dukes Chophouse, Flipt, Johnny’s To-Go and Mian. Rivers features a multipurpose Event Center space, a lively entertainment lounge—Van Slyck’s, live music performances, free parking and daily promotions and giveaways. The Landing Hotel is a 165-room, six-story boutique hotel with riverfront views located adjacent to the Event Center. Rivers, which opened in 2017, employs approximately 1,200 team members and has been voted a great place to work in Schenectady. Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates. For more information, visit


Media Contacts:

Al Roney (518) 986-6650 or

Andre Claridge (518) 424-2575 or