RSI receives igaming licence for BetRivers brand in Ontario
The company is set to launch online gambling when the Canadian province opens its legal igaming market on April 4.
US.- Rush Street Interactive (RSI) has been granted an igaming licence for its online casino and sportsbook brand BetRivers to operate in Ontario. The Canadian province of Ontario is set to launch online gambling on 4 April.
RSI is already active in Ontario via its Casino4fun free-to-play social gaming platform, which is accessible from BetRivers.ca.
RSI chief executive Richard Schwartz said: “The receipt of our registration in Ontario is an important milestone that demonstrates our commitment to operating only in legalized markets where we pay local taxes, and we are grateful for the trust of the AGCO.
“We are now one step closer to launching the BetRivers real-money online casino and sportsbook in Ontario and bringing our unique betting options, such as our innovative peer-to-peer slot tournaments or same game parlays, fast pay-outs, and award-winning customer service to the province’s millions of residents.
“Our free-to-play social gaming platform has experienced strong traction in Ontario to date, and we look forward to offering those players similarly entertaining and responsible experiences when our real-money offerings come April 4.”
In the last weeks, Gaming Realms, Bragg Gaming Group and 888 Holdings have received igaming licences in the province. Supplier and operator licences are distributed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
Last week, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced a multi-year deal with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) becoming official partner for the Proline+ igaming and digital sports betting platform.
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