DraftKings and Rush Street enter 2023 with launch of Ohio sportsbooks

As we approach the end of the year, Ohio’s sports betting market is set to open on January 1 and both Rush Street Interactive and DraftKings have announced they will enter 2023 by launching online sportsbooks in The Buckeye State. 

Pending licensure and regulatory approvals, DraftKings and RSI’s separate Ohio-facing platforms will coincide with the launch of the state’s sports betting space on New Year’s Day, allowing Ohioans to place legal and regulated bets across several sporting competitions, including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and more. 

“We’re excited to ring in the New Year with the launch of our top-rated DraftKings Sportsbook app in Ohio,” said Matt Kalish, DraftKings Co-Founder and President, DraftKings North America. 

“Ohioans are passionate sports fans with hometown pride, and we’re thrilled to offer them a variety of ways to have more skin in the game ahead of the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship and the NFL playoffs.”

DraftKings has included a charitable promotion for its patrons in Ohio, with every sign up or sign in to its Give Ohio Props website during the final days of December resulting in a donation of $25, up to a total of $50,000, to local charity Operation Ramp It Up. 

Operation Ramp It Up focuses on installing wheelchair ramps for disabled veterans, their family members and anyone with mobility issues.

Rush Street Interactive will enter the state’s sports betting market through its Betrivers.com sportsbook platform, which will offer multi-game same game parlays, loyalty and bonus features and live streaming and more across all major US leagues.

“We are really excited to offer Ohio’s nearly 12 million residents betting action on the upcoming college bowls and the NFL’s big game, and expect our BetRivers sportsbook to be very popular as bettors come to appreciate and trust our high-quality and innovative product that we are known for in other states,” commented Richard Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer of RSI.

“In addition to football, BetRivers offers our customers endless entertainment with countless other sports and betting options available for their pleasure, including an exciting range of bets on NBA and NCAA basketball.”

“At RSI we are constantly striving to provide a more trusted betting experience by emphasising usability, responsibility, and transparency. Our mission is to always put the player experience first – focusing on earning and retaining player trust through our array of proprietary betting options, fast and easy payouts, and best-in-class customer service. We can’t wait for Ohioans to experience all that BetRivers offers.”