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Rush Street Interactive Named Mobile Operator Of The Year In North America

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PlaySugarHouse.com Celebrates Win at the EGR North America Awards 2019 and March’s Record Breaking Numbers

 

Rush Street Interactive (RSI) has been crowned ‘Mobile Operator of the Year’ at the EGR North America Awards 2019. The EGR Awards celebrate the best of the best in iGaming in North America and is one of the most prestigious recognitions in the online gaming and sports betting industry.

A panel of independent judges applauded RSI for clearly demonstrating market penetration and growth of its mobile user audience.  The judges commented that: “By owning, operating and creating the technology needed to make mobile gaming seamless, Rush Street Interactive (PlaySugarHouse.com) has designed a company and a strategy that will undoubtedly create further growth.”

“This award is one of the most respected in the industry,” said Richard Schwartz, President of Rush Street Interactive. “We’ve taken a differentiated and innovative approach at PlaySugarHouse.com to deliver a totally unique mobile user experience.   The fact that we ended 2018 with a mobile penetration rate over 90% validates that our mobile strategy is working.”

Since launching less than three years ago, PlaySugarHouse.com Sportsbook & Online Casino has achieved exceptional revenue growth and is a significant contributor to March’s record breaking numbers, released earlier today by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

“Despite the New Jersey online casino and sportsbook market growing by a staggering 43.7% month over month, PlaySugarHouse.com still exceeded this market’s growth rate in March,” Schwartz added.

“The mobile operator of the year win, along with our record breaking financial performance in March, are testaments that our interactive teams, who deserve all the credit, are driving iGaming innovation and making us a respected leader in the emerging regulated industry in the Americas,” said Schwartz.  “Our strategy from the start has been to be the first and the best to offer a large variety of exciting and engaging sports betting and casino experiences.”

PlaySugarHouse.com’s sportsbook mobile platform is deeply integrated and operationalized to work seamlessly with Kambi’s sportsbook, which also was recognized by being named the Sportsbook Platform Provider of the year. The combination of Rush Street Interactive’s in-house mobile product & iGaming platform, leveraging the Kambi sports solution, makes for a winning combination as being proven in the New Jersey market.

The EGR North America Awards 2019 were announced at a reception in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

 

About Rush Street Interactive:
Rush Street Interactive (RSI) was founded by pioneers in the internet gaming industry with decades of collective experience in developing, supplying and operating online gaming sites. The Chicago-based business launched its first casino site, PlaySugarHouse.com in NJ, in September 2016 and, in August 2018, it added an integrated sportsbook. Rush Street Interactive is also the service provider of the sportsbooks at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. Additionally, RSI was the first U.S. gaming company to launch a regulated online sportsbook in Latin America.  Rush Street Interactive is also the developer and operator of a leading social gaming platform that is currently deployed at Rush Street-affiliated casinos (Rivers Casino in PittsburghSugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois and Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady, New York), as well as selected third party partners.

For more information, visit https://rushstreetgaming.com/interactive

 

SOURCE Rush Street Interactive

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Sports Betting Bill of Michigan Moves Forward

Niji Narayan

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A sports betting bill would allow organised sports betting in Michigan casinos and online was passed out of a state house committee. State Representative Brandt Iden of Kalamazoo is sponsoring the legislation.

“Because this is already going on in the market place so we can protect those people who want to play and want to play legally, and we can, you know, make the state a little bit of money, which I think is also a positive,” Iden said.

Iden hopes the bill continues to make its way through the legislature and onto Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s desk before Superbowl season.

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Gaming Innovation Group extends Hard Rock’s sportsbook in Iowa

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We found in a new press release that

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) has reached an agreement with its partner, Hard Rock International (Hard Rock), to support its market entry with sports betting in the US state of Iowa. The sportsbook will initially launch with an over-the-counter solution on the casino floor at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City in Iowa. This will be followed by the launch of online and mobile sports betting in Iowa, expected in Q4 2019.

In Iowa, Hard Rock will offer a similar seamless and engaging betting experience for its consumers as it has already delivered in New Jersey, with an omni-channel sportsbook solution based on GiG’s modern and flexible technology.

For GiG, this means the Company will be able to leverage its platform in the US adding more scale to its network and revenues to the business. GiG already has the groundwork done in New Jersey after a successful proof of concept suitable and relevant to the American audience.

Iowa is one of the 12 states in the US legalising sports wagering since the US Supreme Court overturned the federal sports wagering ban in 2018. In August this year, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) authorised the 19 casinos in the state to offer statewide retail, online and mobile sports betting to consumers aged 21 or over. Iowa has approximately 3.2 million inhabitants and should also benefit with visitors from neighboring states such as Nebraska and Minnesota. It has an estimated mature sports betting market valued at revenues of around $160 million based on the total amount of money wagered by consumers. The tax rate on the sports betting revenue is 7.5%.

GiG expects this agreement to have limited impact on its revenues in 2019, with an increasing contribution from the launch of online and mobile betting in 2020 onwards.

Kresimir Spajic, Senior Vice President of Online Gaming at Hard Rock International says, “We’re excited to extend our partnership with GiG to support sports betting in Iowa, and further grow our sportsbook portfolio.”  

“Offering sports betting through GiG provides our players and guests a new level of engagement – we couldn’t be more thrilled to be launching in Iowa,” Jim Franke, General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City.

Richard Brown, acting Chief Executive Officer of GiG says, “After a successful launch in New Jersey, I am delighted to further deepen the relationship with Hard Rock, delivering on our strategy to grow with our partner by entering a new state in the US with our sportsbook. The agreement is both a testament to our know-how and prowess to lead a land-based casino into the digital world of betting, and a strong validation of GiG’s commercial and product delivery capabilities. We are looking forward to growing with our partner long term. We have mutual ambitions to entertain consumers with a safe and exciting first-class sports betting experience.”

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Vegas Golden Knights home opener viewing party at the Plaza Hotel & Casino

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The Plaza Hotel & Casino will host a free viewing party for the Vegas Golden Knights home opener against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

The free viewing party, open to all ages, will be held in the Plaza Events Center, which has 18 large screen high definition televisions, two projectors and a state-of-the-art sound system, making it one of the best sports viewing experiences in downtown Las Vegas.

Guests can toast the Knights with an exclusive $4 12 oz. Training Day draft beer from 7Five Brewing, Ryan Reeves’ Official Vegas Born Beer (while supplies last). A special $2 Irish Whiskey Shot will also be available with any draft beer purchase. The party will also offer pizza and wing specials from Pop Up Pizza and beer buckets: Domestic (5 bottles for $25) or Imported (5 bottles for $30).

Throughout the game, the Plaza will giveaway official VGK licensed Items, such as lanyards, car gear, hats, bags, VGK wine, and select inaugural season Items. One lucky guest will also have a chance to win a 2-night complimentary stay in one of the Plaza’s newly renovated premium Luxe rooms (restrictions may apply). Each guest will receive one complimentary drawing ticket upon entry for a chance to win prizes (21 years of age or older for certain items).

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