Rush Street Interactive has confirmed the appointment of Bruce Caughill as Managing Director of Canada, which officially became effective earlier in the week (March 28, 2022).
In the position, Caughill will be charged with providing leadership and support in the commercial and administrative activities associated with the company’s pursuit of business opportunities across Canada.
“We welcome Bruce who, with his unparalleled legal, operational and regulatory expertise in Canada’s gaming industry, will provide strong insight, guidance and counsel in this exciting new online market,” said Richard Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer of RSI.
“Bruce’s proven leadership capability, extensive experience and strategic thinking make him a great addition to RSI.”
Caughill joins the group from his role as Chief Legal Officer at the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, where he oversaw all legal matters and is lauded as playing a key role in developing the legislative and policy infrastructure for Canada’s first legal regulated igaming industry.
Prior to this, over two decades of Canadian gaming experience has also been gained as CEO and President of Caughill Management Consulting, providing strategic counsel and regulatory advice to international gaming companies.
Furthermore, he also served as Vice President/General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer at Falls Management Company, operator of the Niagara Casinos, for more than twenty years.
“I am excited to bring my years of experience in Canadian gaming to support RSI’s pursuit of opportunities in Canada,” added Caughill.
“I am particularly excited at the prospect of supporting the many local Canadian employees as the company establishes its innovation hub here.”
The appointment comes ahead of a planned launch of the BetRivers online casino and sportsbook in Ontario on April 4, 2022, the first day of authorised online gaming in the province.
Rush Street is currently live in Ontario with its free-to-play social gaming platform, Casino4Fun, which is accessible from BetRivers.ca and is powered by the same proprietary technology behind its real-money platform.