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Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino Appoints ex-Harrah’s Executive for General Manager

The state of Pittsburgh recently saw an executive change at one of its casino facilities. The news was good for Bill Keena, who relocated from Illinois in order to become the new General Manager of Rivers Casino. Mr. Keena comes straight from the sister property which bears the same name and is located in Des Plaines, Illinois, bringing his industry veteran experience and willing to bring the same success to the state industry as he had done back in Illinois. He is well-known in the industry for his position in Harrah’s finance department where his management position gained him a lot of experience.

Mr. Keena is a weathered individual in the gambling industry of the United States and with his 30 years devoted to the field, he has a lot to offer when it comes to the management of a casino venue. He has also spent quite some time in the company, as he was responsible for the operation of Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois. The venue welcomed its first customers back in July 2011 and ever since it has been in operation, delivering premium games and experience. Under the management of Mr. Keena, the gambling venue managed to increase the number of satisfied guests and rose to become Illinois’ best-performing casino facility.

This says a lot about the management skills of the industry veteran and explains why Rush Street Gaming is willing to relocate him to the venue on the North Shore. He comes to the position in order to replace Craig Clark, who has been on the General Manager post for quite some time now. Mr. Clark was first appointed to the leading position back in 2011 and he has been occupying it ever since then. Rush Street Gaming is the casino operator which oversees the work of the casino facility in North Shore opted for not giving any additional details around the change of authority, claiming that Mr. Clark recently left the casino.

Timeline of Mr. Keena’s Industry Career

Mr. Keena first set his foot in the gambling industry of the United States back in 1988 right after he graduated from the University of Las Vegas. He kicked off his career with entering the finance department of Harrah’s which is part of Caesars Entertainment Corp. where he had to provide reliable oversight of the operation as General Manager of the location in Laughlin, Nevada.

Following years of experience, he received a promotion to the position of Regional President which meant that he had to oversee the operation of two full-service casinos and resorts in Missouri and two in Iowa. The North Shore casino facility itself offers more than 2,900 slot devices, more than 90 table games, as well as a poker room which features some 30 tables for game. Rush Street Gaming also plans to build a brand new hotel tower which is going to feature 221 rooms and according to the information issued the project is estimated to cost $51.5 million to its developers.

 Author: Harrison Young

Harrison Young is an experienced writer, who started his career almost 8 years ago. Prior to joining our team at CasinoGamesPro, he worked as an editor for a small magazine.