Rush Street Gaming


    Rush Street began as the collaboration of billionaire real estate developer Neil Bluhm and financier Greg Carlin. The company is named after the iconic Chicago north-south roadway, which borders the company headquarters. Rush Street operates casinos, restaurants, and hotels in properties located in such places as Des Plaines, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Schenectady. The company also owns Rush Street Interactive, a regulated i-gaming platform in New Jersey.

    Rush Street Gaming aims to win a license in Tomakomai, Hokkaido. Their experience as an IR operator has been predominantly in North America, but they feel that their history of opening new casinos in smaller cities which have no prior experience of the industry provides them an advantage.


    Bluhm, Neil

    Family Name: Bluhm Given Name: Neil Role: Chairman Profile: Starting his career as a lawyer, Bluhm rose to become a self-made billionaire through the real estate industry. He later entered gaming, becoming an important operator and developer in North America. He and his family are heavily involved in philanthropy. He is a donor to the US Democratic Party and a noted art collector.

    Drehkoff, Tim

    Family Name: Drehkoff Given Name: Tim Role: Chief Financial Officer Profile: Trained as an investment banking analyst, Drehkoff has a long association with Rush Street Gaming founder Neil Bluhm. He was appointed as the company's first Chief Financial Officer in 2012.

    McAllister Cox, Laura

    Family Name: McAllister Cox Given Name: Laura Role: Vice-President of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Counsel Profile: McAllister Cox has over thirty years of experience in the gaming industry with extended stints at Gaming Partners International and the International Association of Gaming Advisors. She joined Rush Street Gaming in 2016 as Vice-President of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Counsel. She is the liaison between Rush Street Gaming and various government agencies, including all gaming industry regulators.

    Rittvo, Steve

    Family Name: Rittvo Given Name: Steve Role: Partner and Adviser Profile: Currently serving as Partner and Adviser to Rush Street Gaming's campaign to gain an IR license in Japan, Rittvo has decades of experience in the gaming industry around the world. He is most associated with a company that he founded, The Innovation Group, for which he has served as chairman and CEO for decades.

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