Rivers Casino general manager leaving Schenectady to run sister facility in Philadelphia

Justin Moore, General Manager of Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, in 2019

Justin Moore, General Manager of Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, in 2019

SCHENECTADY — The general manager of Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is moving on to run a Philadelphia casino owned by the same parent company.

Rush Street Gaming said Friday that Justin Moore has been named GM of Rivers Casino Philadelphia, effective immediately.

Moore came to work at the casino in Schenectady’s Mohawk Harbor shortly after its grand opening.

In July 2019, he became general manager of Rivers Schenectady, replacing Rob Long, who also left Schenectady to run Rivers Philadelphia.

Long retired in October 2020 and was replaced by Eric Fitzgerald as GM of Rivers Philadelphia. Now Moore is taking over at Rivers Philadelphia, and Jeff Cutri, vice president of gaming at Rivers Schenectady, will take over as acting general manager here.

Moore was the third general manager Rivers Schenectady has had since opening in February 2017. He also served as acting general manager after the departure of the first GM, Mary Cheeks, in November 2017, and again after the departure of the second GM, Long, in March 2019.

Moore is a Utah native who grew up in Palm Springs, California. He has had only two employers in his career: Rivers Schenectady (where he started as vice president of operations) and Station Casinos of Las Vegas, where he started as a food server and rose to an assistant general manager over the course of 17 years.

Greg Carlin, CEO of Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, said Friday that Moore has been present through a series of milestones at Rivers Schenectady, including its first days of operation in a competitive market and the debut of New York state’s first sportsbook, when wagering on sports became legal. Revenue gradually increased during his tenure, until the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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