Rivers Casino Portsmouth Names Roy Corby as General Manager
Rush Street Gaming announced that Roy Corby has been named general manager of the upcoming Rivers Casino Portsmouth. Corby brings more than three decades of casino gaming and operations experience to Hampton Roads. He most recently served as Rivers Casino Pittsburgh's assistant general manager.
Before joining Rush Street, Corby was senior vice president of operations for Global Gaming Solutions with oversight of three full-service casinos. Previously, Corby was a property leader for Agua Caliente Resort & Casino in Palm Springs, California; Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Corby began his casino career as a table games dealer and slot attendant in Atlantic City.
"We're excited to expand our Rivers Casino family of market-leading destination casinos and to help launch Virginia's new casino industry," said Greg Carlin, CEO of Rush Street Gaming. "Roy's multifaceted operations background, employee engagement success and strategic marketing skills are perfectly suited for Rivers Casino Portsmouth."
Rivers Casino Portsmouth will anchor the city's new Entertainment District, revitalizing a vacant 50-acre site on Victory Boulevard. Rivers Casino Portsmouth will feature a full lineup of slots, table games, poker and BetRivers Sportsbook—along with several new restaurants, a hotel and conference space. The casino will bring more than 1,300 new permanent local jobs, approximately 1,400 construction jobs and will generate an estimated $16 million in new annual tax revenue for Portsmouth.
"I'm thrilled to bring Rush Street's proven model of state-of-the-art gaming, superior guest experience, Team Member development and community partnership to Portsmouth and Hampton Roads," said Corby. "I've seen firsthand the positive economic impact regional casinos have on their host cities, and I can't wait to get started."
Preliminary sitework is already underway at the Entertainment District location. Rivers Casino Portsmouth will open in 2023.