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Rush Street Gaming appoints fresh COO and CFO

Rush Street Gaming has appointed Bill Keena as its new Chief Operating Officer, and Marc Arndt as its new Chief Financial Officer, subject to approvals from jurisdictional gaming boards.

Tim Drehkoff, CEO of Rush Street Gaming, noted: “Bill Keena and Marc Arndt have been part of the Rush Street family for over a decade. Their unique combination of institutional history, operational expertise, and financial acumen made them the ideal choices for COO and CFO. We’re delighted they’ve accepted these exciting new roles.”

Keena has worked for Rush Street since 2011, most recently serving for three-plus years as general manager of Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, where he set new performance precedents and successfully navigated pandemic shutdowns. He has also previously worked in Harrah’s finance department.

“Rush Street Gaming has been exemplary in developing a positive Team Member culture, strong community engagements, and superior guest experiences,” stated Keena. “I’m looking forward to working alongside our tremendously talented and dedicated teams to continue their great momentum.”

Arndt also joined Rush Street in 2011, becoming the first team member to join Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, helping launch the operation and hire team members, negotiate contracts, and manage projects.

He now oversees and manages the finance functions across all gaming operations including Rush Street’s land-based casinos and their affiliated entities. He was previously the CFO of Bethesda Home, a regional acute care nursing and rehabilitation centre.

Arndt said: “I’m excited about Rush Street’s tremendous growth over the past decade and proud of the team’s many accomplishments. We have strong and thoughtful leadership across the entire enterprise. I’m looking forward to continued collaboration and even more great things ahead.”

Rush Street Interactive is also adding its online sportsbook to its existing online casino offering in West Virginia.

The BetRivers sportsbook is now available to bettors in West Virginia via the operator’s app and website. RSI has been present in the Mountain State under the BetRivers brand since it launched its online casino in the region in April last year.

RSI notes as well that both the sportsbook and online casino will share the same wallet for the customer’s convenience.

“We are excited to expand our presence in West Virginia and offer residents more ways to win with the launch of our popular BetRivers sportsbook,” commented Richard Schwartz, CEO of RSI.

“Our experience in other markets has validated that online sportsbook players also enjoy the full services of our online casinos, especially the table games. Along with offering a more enjoyable experience through our platform, at RSI we are constantly striving to provide a more trusted betting experience by emphasising usability, responsibility, and transparency.”

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