Rush Street Gaming announced last month that Rob Long, formerly president and CEO of the Bally’s and Resorts casinos in Tunica, Mississippi, has joined Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady as general manager.
Long began his career in gaming in the late 1970s as a staff member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. He transitioned thereafter to Harrah’s Reno Hotel & Casino, where he rotated through several departments, including surveillance, table games and operations. Since then, Long has held leadership positions throughout various Midwest and central U.S. gaming markets—Davenport, Iowa; Biloxi, Mississippi; St. Louis, Missouri—successfully managing full-service casinos.
Long has particular expertise in establishing new properties in emerging gaming markets, having led several developments through construction, opening and early operations. Notably, Long managed the ground-up developments of Rainbow Casino and Riverwalk Casino Hotel, both in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Riverwalk was Rush Street’s first U.S. casino development.