RSI secures sports betting and igaming licence in Ontario

| By Robert Fletcher
Rush Street Interactive (RSI) has secured a licence to launch its online casino and sportsbook products in the Canadian province of Ontario.

The operator will roll out its offerings on 4 April, when Ontario will formally launch its legal igaming and online sports betting markets

RSI is already active in Ontario via its Casino4fun free-to-play social gaming platform, which is accessible from BetRivers.ca and is powered by the same proprietary technology behind RSI’s real-money platform.

“The receipt of our registration in Ontario is an important milestone that demonstrates our commitment to operating only in legalised markets where we pay local taxes and we are grateful for the trust of the AGCO,” RSI chief executive Richard Schwartz said.

“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 on 4 April.”

The announcement comes after 888 also secured an igaming licence in Ontario earlier this month.

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