Rush Street Interactive joins the Ontario tide via BetRivers

Rush Street Interactive’s BetRivers brand has become the latest operator to receive registration for Ontario’s soon-to-open iGaming and sports betting market.

Rush Street is already active in the province via it’s free-to-play social gaming platform CASINO4FUN, which is accessible from and is powered by the same proprietary technology behind Rush Street’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,” Rush Street chief executive Richard Schwartz said in a statement.

“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.”

The New York-listed sports betting and iGaming operator’s full betting and gaming launch in Ontario will see Canad become its country of operation for third real-money online gaming, after the U.S. and Colombia. The company also has access to the Mexican online casino and sports betting markets through its partnership with media conglomerate Grupo Multimedios, where it expects to launch online casino and sports betting in the second quarter of 2022.

According to Covers, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario lists 11 different registered internet gaming operators as of March 10, up from six last week.

Rush Street’s registration comes days after the likes of 888 and the World Series of Poker brand received their licenses. Covers reports that other operators that have received registrations now include Kindred Group’s Unibet, LeoVegas, and U.K.-based Fitzdares.

In addition, suppliers such as Vancouver-based FansUnite and Toronto’s Bragg Gaming have received licenses to supply operators in the Ontario market.

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