Eric Althaus Promoted to General Manager of Rivers Philadelphia

Eric Althaus Rivers Philadelphia

Last week, PokerNews’ own Jesse Fullen and Matt Hansen traveled from Las Vegas to the other side of the country for our weeklong “East Coast Road Trip.” While there, they visited Rivers Philadelphia, formerly known as Sugar House Casino.

Their 28-table enclosed poker room in Pennsylvania hosted the $1,100 buy-in, $200K GTD Ultra Rush Event this past weekend, a tournament that attracted 622 entrants and awarded $51,000 to the winner. The successful poker event came on the heels of an organizational change at the property.

Eric Althaus Promoted to General Manager of Rivers Philadelphia 101

Eric Althaus Promoted to General Manager

Earlier this month, Rush Street Gaming announced today that casino industry veteran Eric Althaus was promoted from assistant general manager to general manager at Rivers Casino Philadelphia.

Prior to being named assistant general manager in 2022, Althaus served as vice president of gaming at Rivers Casino Philadelphia, overseeing all gaming operations, including the recent first-in-Philly launch of Pulse Arena.

Eric Althaus
Eric Althaus

"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. "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."

Before coming to Rivers Philly, Althaus was President and General Manager of Mardi Gras Casino & Resort in West Virginia; and earlier served as Vice President General Manager of Gun Lake Casino in Michigan. He began his casino career as a table games dealer and supervisor at several Midwestern casinos.

"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."

Check out highlights from the East Coast Road Trip here!

About Rush Street Gaming

Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates have developed and operate Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Des Plaines, Illinois (Chicago area); Schenectady, New York; and Portsmouth, Virginia. By emphasizing superior design and outstanding customer service, Rush Street Gaming has become one of the leading casino developers in the United States.

Rush Street’s casinos employ approximately 5,000 Team Members, generating more than $1.5 billion in annual gaming revenue. All Rush Street Gaming casinos have been voted a "Best Place to Work" or "Top Workplace" by their Team Members. For more information, visit

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