Illinois-based Rush Street Interactive is set to make history by bringing its sportsbook at BetRivers.com to the state of Iowa.

This comes as fans prepare to watch Iowa State make history at their first Fiesta Bowl, and watch the top ten nationally ranked Hawkeyes get into the thick of the ‘Big Ten’ men’s basketball schedule.

Coinciding with this, and beginning on January 1, 2021, residents over the age of 21 will be able to register remotely from anywhere in the state to place their bets through Rush Street Interactive. 

“We are thrilled to make history by offering players in the Hawkeye State the opportunity to wager on a broad range of exciting sports betting options from the convenience and comfort of their own homes,” said Richard Schwartz, president of RSI.

“RSI has earned the trust and preference of players in the Midwest region and across the country by developing a high-performing, secure, reliable online sportsbook and constantly innovating our offerings. 

“We are confident sports bettors in Iowa will appreciate RSI’s player-first, honest and transparent approach to customer service as well as the safety and convenience afforded by remote sign-up.”

Furthermore, players can deposit funds and place their bets on the Hawkeyes, Cyclones and their other favourite teams and sporting events from their mobile devices and computers using RSI’s online sportsbook at BetRivers.com.

RSI has partnered with the locally renowned Wild Rose Entertainment to provide ‘greater convenience and faster, more efficient payouts’ to RSI’s players across Iowa. 

At Wild Rose’s Clinton and Jefferson locations, RSI will offer its “[email protected]” feature, which enables players to deposit and withdraw funds to and from their online accounts. In addition to RSI’s instant online payout system, Iowans can choose to visit Wild Rose casinos should they wish to be paid out in-person.

Rick Gilson, corporate internal auditor of Wild Rose, added: “RSI is known for its outstanding reputation as a top-rated online and retail sportsbook operator in neighboring states, which was very important to us when choosing a sports betting partner.

“RSI’s phenomenal online success and expertise was the deciding factor, and when you combine that with their exceptional customer service and commitment to player integrity and transparency, it was the smart decision to partner with BetRivers.com to bring online gaming to Iowans.”

RSI currently operates online sportsbooks under the BetRivers.com brand in Illinois, Indiana, Colorado and Pennsylvania, as well as in New Jersey and Pennsylvania under its PlaySugarHouse.com brand.