Rivers Casino Philadelphia brought in a new general manager October 5.
Las Vegas gaming and hospitality executive Eric Fitzgerald replaced retiring Rob Long, pending approval by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, according to a release from parent company, Rush Street Gaming.
Fitzgerald arrived with experience honed on the Las Vegas Strip, where he most recently served as president and COO of Excalibur Hotel & Casino. He also led Circus Circus Hotel & Casino as president and COO, after an almost 10 year run as senior vice president of operations for Luxor/Excalibur.
“Eric’s experience in running large-scale, multifaceted destination properties in Vegas provides the perfect runway for landing at Rivers Casino in Philly,” said Greg Carlin, CEO of Rush Street Gaming. “He has a track record of growing customer loyalty in highly competitive markets, under challenging market conditions.”
Fitzgerald graduated Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in finance.
Long retired after a 40 year career in gaming. Pete Longi remains assistant general manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.