Virginia: Rush Street Gaming Chooses Konami's SYNKROS CMS For Upcoming Rivers Casino Portsmouth

Virginia: Rush Street Gaming Chooses Konami's SYNKROS CMS For Upcoming Rivers Casino Portsmouth

Rush Street Gaming announced the selection of Konami’s SYNKROS Casino Management System for its Rivers Casino Portsmouth property. The new destination in Portsmouth is set to become Virginia’s first permanent casino as of January 15, 2023. It is also the fifth location in Rush Street’s portfolio to launch SYNKROS.

Konami’s casino management system will deliver seamless rewards, offers, communications, and more across Rivers Casino Portsomouth’s 1,448 gaming machines, 57 table games, poker room, sportsbook, restaurant offering, retail environment, entertainment venues and more.

Roy Corby, general manager at River Casino Portsmouth, commented: “Built from the ground up as a state-of-the-art gaming and entertainment complex, Rivers Casino Portsmouth is fully equipped for real-time, personalized rewards and loyalty engagement, powered through SYNKROS.”

“It equips the property to achieve its immediate and long-term technology goals, while ensuring constant operational management across the casino,” Corby further said of the CMS selection.

The new entertainment destination will take advantage of SYNKROS’ comprehensive marketing suite, which Rush Street Gaming uses “to deliver its popular Rush Rewards program across all Rivers Casinos.”

Konami’s first systems installation with Rush Street Gaming began at the debut of their first property, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh in 2009. Since then, the partnership has expanded to Rivers Casino Philadelphia, Rivers Casino Des Plaines, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady, and now Rivers Casino Portsmouth.

Tim Drehkoff, chief executive officer of Rush Street Gaming, said: “As an organization that strives to be a leader in each of its markets, Rush Street Gaming has a reliable partner and a robust ecosystem in place with Konami’s SYNKROS. Looking ahead to the opening of Rivers Casino Portsmouth in 2023, we’re fully confident in the guest experience SYNKROS helps support on the technology front.”

Tom Jingoli Tom Jingoli, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, added: “Rush Street continually operates with an entrepreneurial commitment to future technology, resulting in strong expansion and leading casino development across major metropolitan markets. Rivers Casino Portsmouth is the latest in a string of successful ground-up Rush Street developments that we’re honored to support with the latest SYNKROS tools and technology.”

Back in October, Konami’s SYNKROS expanded into Louisiana through the Belle of Baton Rouge. The property joined DraftKings at Casino Queen and Casino Queen Marquette in launching this system.

Rivers Casino Portsmouth is set to become the first permanent casino to open in Virginia. The facility is expected to open its doors to the general public on January 15, 2023, and on January 10 and January 12 it will open for two ‘charity days.’

Construction of the $340 million, 250,000-square-foot casino began in December 2021. The entertainment venue, located along Victory Drive in Portsmouth, will be the commonwealth’s first permanent casino, though a temporary casino operated by Hard Rock has been open in Bristol since July.