Justin Moore has been named general manager of Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady. The announcement was made by Rush Street Gaming Co-Founder and CEO, Greg Carlin, during his opening remarks at the launch of New York state’s first legal sports wagering lounge at Rivers Casino last week.
“Strong teams have strong leaders, and Justin is a great leader for Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady,” said Carlin. “We have a strong team in Schenectady, and we’re very happy with the job that Justin in doing.”
Moore moved to the Capital Region in 2017 to take on the role of vice president of operations at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady and, just two months later, he was promoted to vice president and assistant general manager where he helped Rivers become the Capital Region’s top gaming and entertainment destination.
“It’s a dream come true, and it just goes to show you that with a little hustle and a lot of hard work even a former casino food server like me can become the general manager of a leading gaming and resort destination,” said Moore. “I have to pay tribute to the team at Rivers Casino -- I couldn’t do it without them -- our success is a testament to their commitment to our guests, the City of Schenectady and the Capital Region.”
Moore spent the first sixteen years of his casino and gaming career in the world’s premier gaming center, the state of Nevada. He began his career in the casino industry as a food server in Mesquite, Nev. in 1999.
Later, Moore worked for Station Casinos, the leading casino and resort company in the Las Vegas locals’ market, where he worked in the areas of food and beverage and slot gaming. He eventually rose to become the vice president and assistant general manager at Green Valley Ranch Resort & Casino where he served alongside his mentor, General Manager Carol Thompson, for three years.
In 2015, Moore was recognized for his professional accomplishments and named to the Las Vegas 40 Under 40, and in 2016, he was named Mentor of the Year by the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for his commitment to helping others succeed in the industry.
Moore is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations at Rivers Casino, which is home to more than 1,000 team members, a 50,000 square foot gaming floor with 1,150 slot machines, 67 gaming tables, 16 poker tables, off-track betting services and new Rivers Sportsbook. His responsibilities also include a 10,000 square foot event center for live entertainment, conventions, weddings and other events, five restaurants – including Dukes Chophouse, Flipt, Mian, Johnny’s To-Go and Villa Italia - and Van Slyke’s bar and lounge.