Rivers Casinos in Pittsburgh and Philly Raise Non-Tipped Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

Rush Street Gaming commits to living wage at all its casinos

PITTSBURGH & PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rush Street Gaming’s two Pennsylvania operations, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and Rivers Casino Philadelphia, are adopting a $15 per hour minimum wage for non-tipped employees property-wide.

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Notably, tipped employees at both Rivers Casinos—those who earn an hourly rate plus gratuities—already take home above $15 per hour. For example, full-time dealers at Rivers Casino average a first-year income of $45,000 and $50,000.

“We believe that paying a living wage is more than a recruitment strategy—it’s the right thing to do,” said Greg Carlin, CEO of Rivers Casino and Rush Street Gaming. “Our Team Members are committed to our success each and every day. This is just another way we return that commitment.”

A competitive benefits package is yet another way. Rivers Casino offers a robust package of full- and part-time coverages, including healthcare, life and disability, immediate 401(k) vesting, tuition reimbursement and more. With company-paid benefits, the value of the $15 hourly wage increases to approximately $25 per hour.

“We’re proud to be an employer of choice in casino gaming,” said Bud Green, assistant general manager of Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. “We offer job candidates family-sustaining wages, great benefits, and a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace culture.” Green has been with Rush Street for over a decade.

As COVID-19 restrictions lift, more and more people are returning to casinos for much-needed fun and games—slots and tables, sports betting, fine and casual dining, live music, and more. At Rivers Casinos everywhere, momentum is building, business levels are improving, and job opportunities are increasing.

“There’s never been a better time to join the gaming industry,” said Justin Moore, general manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia. Moore started his gaming career more than 20 years ago as a beverage server at a casino in Las Vegas. “It’s more than a job—it’s a career that can take you anywhere you want to go.”

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh employs approximately 1,300 Team Members, with approximately 400 in non-tipped hourly positions. Rivers Casino Philadelphia employs approximately 1,200 Team Members, with approximately 200 in non-tipped hourly positions.

Rush Street Gaming plans to implement the $15 non-tipped minimum wage at all Rivers Casinos, unless otherwise precluded by existing labor agreements.

For more information about current openings or to enroll in dealer school, job candidates are encouraged to visit CareersAtRiversCasino.com.


Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, located on the city’s North Shore and open 24/7, is one of Western Pennsylvania’s premier gaming and entertainment destinations. Rivers offers over 2,500 slot machines, 55 hybrid gaming seats, and 129 table games—including a 30-table poker room. Home of BetRivers Sportsbook, Pittsburgh’s first and only licensed sportsbook, Rivers is the spot for any and all sports fans and bettors. Other amenities include a diverse lineup of eight distinct bars and restaurants, including Martorano’s Prime, the new Italian-American steakhouse by celebrity cook Steve Martorano, and a 25,000 square foot, second-level Event Center that hosts concerts, weddings, and more. For additional information and current offerings, please visit RiversCasino.com/Pittsburgh.


Located along the Delaware Riverfront in Philadelphia, Rivers Casino Philadelphia features 1,600 slots, 105 table games, 65 hybrid gaming seats, a 28-table poker room and a designated sportsbook area for live sports betting. The casino offers an array of distinctive restaurants and bars — among them are Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, Mian and Jack’s Bar + Grill — riverfront views, live performances in The Event Center, free parking, and promotions and giveaways daily. For additional information and current offerings, please visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia.


Founded by Neil Bluhm and Greg Carlin, Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates have developed and operate successful casinos in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Des Plaines, IL (Chicago area) and Schenectady, NY. By placing an emphasis on superior design and outstanding customer service, Rush Street Gaming has become one of the leading casino developers in the United States. Existing casinos generate over $1 billion in annual gaming revenues, and all Rush Street Gaming casinos have been voted a “Best Place to Work” or “Top Workplace” by their Team Members.


Hunter Dougherty

For Rivers Casino Pittsburgh



Jeff Shurilla

For Rivers Casino Philadelphia



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