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Rush Street Interactive has been the latest firm to detail the receipt of authorisation from the Michigan Gaming Control Board to launch online live dealer games via its BetRivers entity. 

Powered by Evolution, which gained regulatory approval last week, players across the region will gain access to an array of online table games, such as blackjack, roulette, and baccarat, from mobile devices or desktop via the BetRivers platform.

The games are run live and payouts are calculated in real time so players online or on their mobile devices will feel as if they are sitting in a real casino while sitting comfortably in their home or anywhere in the state.

RSI has an online presence in Michigan through its partnership with Little River Casino Resort in Manistee.

“Many online players prefer and trust live dealer options because they can watch the action as it happens,” said Richard Schwartz, president of RSI

“A live dealer game is as close as you can get online to playing in a land-based casino, and we’re thrilled to be among the first to offer Michigan residents the opportunity to sit and play on Evolution’s world renowned virtual live dealer casino tables.”

Evolution became the first company to launch live casino to players in Michigan, after the group debuted its third US-facing studio last week. The new purpose-built studio became Evolution’s eleventh live casino studio worldwide.

This saw live table games such as Infinite Blackjack, standard Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette and Auto Roulette be live-streamed to operators’ players in the region. Further live casino games and game shows will be added to the offering.

Nine gaming operators went live from day one of the launch, with Rush Street joined by Barstool Sports, BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, Golden Nugget, PokerStars, TwinSpires and William Hill, with more set to follow.