Rush Street Interactive (RSI) a sports betting and casino gaming company based in Chicago, has won a contract with Connecticut Lottery to be the sole operator of its online and retail sports betting.
RSI beating other bidders and winning the contract with Connecticut Lottery is a clear indication that RSI has a firm foundation. Currently, RSI is operational in ten states. Its iGaming brands include PlaySugarHouse.com and BetRivers.com.
Connecticut legalized sports betting earlier this year and permitting the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to operate sports betting at their Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos.
The expansion of the Class III gaming compact also permitted Connecticut Lottery to partake in sports betting activities through a third-party operator, confirmed to be Rush Street Interactive.
Connecticut Lottery also announced that RSI would be partnering with Connecticut-based Sportech to provide sports betting services in ten restaurants.
RSI has been acclaimed for its successes in other jurisdictions that include; New York and New Jersey, where its host gambling in a responsible manner.
In part of the agreement, RSI has agreed to share $170 million to the lottery over the next year. That means Connecticut Lottery must win at least 41,236 billion in a decade.
Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods have also found partners for the sports betting market. Foxwoods is partnering with DraftKings, while Mohegan Sun would partner with FanDuel for its sports and iGaming.