Rivers Casino celebrates first anniversary
July 30, 2012
Rivers Casino announced that in its first year it has paid $129 million in gaming taxes to the State of Illinois and created 1,400 full‐time jobs.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating our one year anniversary and the significant positive impact Rivers Casino has made in the form of job creation and tax revenues for the City of Des Plaines and the State of Illinois,” said Bill Keena, general manager of Rivers Casino. “We want to thank our team members, the City of Des Plaines and the state for helping to make Rivers Casino the highest grossing casino in Illinois.”
With an average of over 10,000 guests daily, Rivers Casino has generated $109.5 million and $19.7 million in tax dollars to the State of Illinois and City of Des Plaines, respectively. Rivers has also hired more than 1,400 full time team member positions at the casino. Total salaries and wages, benefits and tips average about $5.6 million per month.
Rivers Casino also makes it a priority to support local businesses and vendors. In 2012 alone, Rivers Casino spent more than $19 million with Illinois vendors.
“Creating a positive work environment and being a good corporate citizen are two of our primary goals at Rivers Casino,” said Greg Carlin, CEO of Rush Street Gaming. “We are proud of the positive contributions we have made in all of the communities where we operate.”
Since its opening, Rivers Casino has made more than $200,000 in charitable donations, supported over 75 different organizations monetarily or with in‐kind donations, and through the dedication of Rivers Casino team members have logged more than 8,450 volunteer hours. Rivers Casino has also committed a minimum of $1 million annually to fund education‐related initiatives.
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