Eric Althaus Promoted to General Manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia

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By:
Derek Blake
05/11/2023
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Highlights

  • Eric Althaus previous ran the Mardi Gras Casino & Resort in West Virginia
  • Rivers Casino Philadelphia plans to open Martorano’s Prime
  • Rush Street’s casinos make more than $1.5 billion in annual revenue

Along with opening Martorano’s Prime steakhouse and several other dining additions, the Rivers Casino Philadelphia will be welcoming a new general manager, Eric Althaus. The industry veteran received a promotion from assistant general manager to general manager, with Rush Street Gaming announcing the move as “effective immediately.”

“Eric’s leadership and familiarity with Rivers Casino Philadelphia will allow for a seamless transition and continuity with key initiatives,” said Tim Drehkoff, CEO of Rush Street Gaming in a released statement. “Our entire Rivers Casino Philly team has been doing a terrific job. We’re looking forward to the upcoming unveiling of the much-anticipated Martorano’s Prime, along with other exciting projects in 2023.”

With a large number of Pennsylvania bettors moving their betting to official PA online sports betting apps and the vast entertainment options provided by the state’s online casinos with games such as PA online slots and PA online blackjack, the move to Althaus as general manager signals an effort to boost the allure of the Rivers Casino Philadelphia.

Before working at Rivers Casino Philadelphia, Althaus was President and General Manager of the popular Mardi Gras Casino & Resort in West Virginia. He also served as Vice President General Manager at the Gun Lake Casino in Michigan.

Althaus began his career in the gaming industry by working as a table games dealer and supervisor at several casinos sprinkled throughout the Midwest.

“We have amazing talent here in Philly, and we’re continuing the strong forward momentum we’ve gained over the past year,” said Althaus. “Our success is the direct result of the team’s hard work and dedication.”

Rush Street Gaming Continues to Increase its Market Share in Pennsylvania

Coming on the heels of Rush Street Gaming announcement of their new agreement with Bragg Gaming, the Althaus promotion stabilizes upper management at one of their most popular casinos in Pennsylvania.

Althaus plans to oversee the opening of Martorano’s Prime, an Italian-American steakhouse, plus a new Dunkin at the casino in the next few months. The expansion of the dining offerings at the casino remains one of the larger physical expansions for a Pennsylvania casino in 2023.

Currently, Rush Street Gaming makes roughly $1.5 billion per year. Last year, the Rivers Casino Philadelphia made $373.9 million in revenue, a 5.2% increase over 2021, with most of that revenue coming from their physical and online slots PA department.

Derek Blake is a freelance writer that has covered the expansion of legal sports betting in America and the regional casino business for several well-known industry websites. During his writing career, he has written profiles on dozens of athletes and focused on the collision of sports and politics.