Connecticut entry secured by RSI amid confirmation of promotions

Gaming realms

Rush Street Interactive has rolled-out an agreement with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, as the online gaming and sports betting brand also details a pair of promotions.

This latter point has seen Richard Schwartz, co-founder and president, be promoted to chief executive officer, with Greg Carlin subsequently named vice chair, effective immediately. Schwartz will also join the company’s board of directors.

Neil Bluhm, co-founder and executive chair of RSI, commented: “Greg and I have worked alongside Richard since the inception of RSI and I have seen firsthand his immense skill and ingenuity as an executive. 

“Richard’s vision has been integral in establishing RSI as a pioneer and nationwide leader in the online casino business, and there is no one better suited to continue to drive our strategic direction and growth. 

“On behalf of the entire board, I would like to thank Greg for his enduring contributions to the company and I look forward to his continued partnership.”

Furthermore, RSI has been selected by the Connecticut Lottery Corporation as its sports betting operations partner for the group’s soon-to-launch sports wagering business. 

Through a 10-year agreement, subject to regulatory approvals, RSI will serve as the CLC’s exclusive provider of sports betting systems for mobile, online, and retail channels, as well as the operator of the CLC’s mobile/online sportsbook.

“We are honored to be selected by the CLC to bring sports betting to the state and people of Connecticut,” stated Schwartz. “This partnership represents a significant milestone for RSI, as the trust and confidence of a state-backed organisation such as the CLC further validates the strength of our award-winning online gaming platform and customer service. 

“Building on our proven track record of success in the tri-state area, where RSI was an early entrant in New Jersey and is the market leader in retail sports betting amongst New York’s commercial casinos, we are thrilled to collaborate with the CLC team to offer Connecticuters safe, convenient, and unique gaming experiences.”

Subject to RSI’s receipt of a license from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, the CLC, in partnership with RSI, will have the right to operate a state-wide online sports betting skin and up to 15 retail sports betting locations, including venues in Hartford, Bridgeport, and other locations spread throughout the state. 

Rush Street Interactive is a respected sports betting and gaming company that has established itself as a leading innovator in the industry,” added Rob Simmelkjaer, chair of the CLC board of directors

“We are impressed not only with RSI’s successes in other jurisdictions, particularly in neighboring New York and New Jersey, but also its commitment to responsible gambling practices.”