Rush Street Gaming is the developer and operator of the proposed $300 million Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady. Headquartered in Chicago, Rush Street Gaming has developed and currently operates three highly successful, award-winning casinos in Des Plaines, IL (near Chicago), Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Additionally, RSG Chairman Neil Bluhm and CEO Greg Carlin are co-founders and board members of Falls Management Company, which developed and operates the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls for the province of Ontario. Mr. Bluhm is Chairman of FMC’s Board and Mr. Carlin is on the Executive Committee.
The Chicago Reader named Rivers Casino in Des Plaines “The Best Casino in Chicago”. Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh has been named the “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in the state four years running by Casino Player Magazine. SugarHouse Casino was named one of the “Best Places to Work” for three consecutive years by the Philadelphia Business Journal. And Fallsview Casino Resort has been voted “Ontario’s Favorite Casino” for six years running in the Toronto Sun Readers Choice Awards.
The Galesi Group is one of Upstate New York’s largest and most successful real estate development companies. Headquartered in Schenectady, NY, Galesi’s commitment to the area began in 1969. For 45 years, Galesi has been investing in the region, its infrastructure, and its people. Over the past 5 years, The Galesi Group has invested over $100 million in downtown Schenectady. The Galesi Group owns and manages a diverse real estate portfolio in excess of 11 million square feet of commercial, industrial and multi-family properties, the majority of which is located in the Capital Region, and has owned or developed over 20,000 apartments nationwide. Galesi’s diversified group of companies also includes one of the largest third-party logistics companies in the Northeast and an oil & gas company that produces over 9,500 barrels per day.
The Galesi Group is the master developer of the $150 million mixed-use Mohawk Harbor project, the site of the proposed Rivers Casino & Resort. Mohawk Harbor is a transformational development which will transform one of the oldest brownfields in the country into a vibrant mixed-use development with residential, commercial and retail uses, as well as a 124-room hotel, which is in addition to the hotel to be attached to Rivers Casino & Resort. The development will feature a new harbor, include public walking and biking paths that will integrate into the Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway and Erie Canalway system, and revitalize the riverfront.