Matt Glantzhas inked a deal with casino operator Rush Street Gaming to develop the company’s portfolio of full-service poker rooms in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New York. In addition, the Keystone State-native will serve as a producer and talent manager for the brand’s Poker Night in America TV and web series.
Glantz, a well-known figure in the northeastern poker scene, previously served as the poker ambassador to Parx Casino, helping to turn the card room there into a nationally known brand in less than three years. He now hopes to leverage his experience as a professional poker player and consultant to do the same for Rush Street’s Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia, Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and the upcoming Rivers Casino in Schenectady, New York, slated to open in 2017.
Glantz will focus much of his time on promoting SugarHouse’s new poker room, set to open at the beginning of February. Glantz called Philadelphia “the most competitive poker market in the industry,” noting that players can take their pick from a long list of poker rooms like those at Harrahs, Sands Bethlehem, Parx and Borgata, all within a 60 mile radius.
The new poker room will be part of SugarHouse’s $164 million expansion and will feature close to 30 poker tables. Glantz described the soon-to-open card room as “absolutely beautiful,” and said that the venue had several exciting announcements in store for its poker players, some of which will be made soon.
Above all, the 44-year-old poker pro wants to ensure that the card rooms under the Rush Street umbrella are as player-friendly as possible.
Glantz has achieved great success at the tables throughout his poker career, boasting six major tournament titles and over $6 million in live tournament winnings. With his experience working in different facets of the poker industry, Glantz is in a unique position to bring about changes which will enhance the experience for Rush Street’s poker savvy customers.
“Rush Street Gaming strives to offer the best poker experience for every type of player, from casual gamers to high-stakes players like Matt,” said Rush Street CEO Greg Carlin. “We’re excited to have Matt on our team to further improve our poker platform.”
Glantz also expressed his excitement in his new role as producer and event manager for Poker Night in America, a CBS Sports Network TV series which features players at tournaments and cash games across the US. One of the goals of the show has been to revive mainstream interest in the game by capturing some of the poker world’s most interesting personalities.
“I’m looking forward to joining the Rush Street team and working to enhance the Rush Street Gaming poker experience,” said Glantz.