The Rush street Culture:
Respect the Game, Respect the Player
RUSH STREET GAMING HISTORY
Although Rush Street Gaming was formed in 2009, its history goes back to 1996, when Neil Bluhm and Greg Carlin partnered with Hyatt Gaming, INC. to form Falls Management Company (“FMC”) and pursue the Niagara Falls Casino request for proposal in Canada.
In September 1998, FMC entered into an agreement with the Province of Ontario to manage Casino Niagara and build the new permanent casino in Niagara Falls, which opened in 2004.
In August 2002 Neil and Greg began to pursue the 10th Riverboat Gaming license in Illinois and were awarded the license in 2008. Also in August 2008 Neil and Greg opened the Riverwalk Casino Hotel in Vicksburg, MS, and – along with Walton Street Capital, acquired the only casino in Pittsburgh while it was in development. After renaming it the Rivers Casino, it opened its doors to the public in August 2009. Greg and Neil were also selected as one of the two license owners for a Philadelphia casino in 2006 and built the SugarHouse Casino, which opened in 2010.
With two operating casinos and two on the way, Neil and Greg formed Rush Street Gaming in 2009 to oversee and support their casinos throughout the United States. Between October 2008 and July 2011, Rush Street Gaming casinos have added more than 4,000 direct and permanent jobs and deployed over $1.7 billion of capital.
All the casinos that Rush Street Gaming oversees continue to be among the top performers in their markets and Rush Street is aggressively pursuing gaming investments and other operation opportunities.