Toronto Raptors and Toronto Blue Jays were the
most wagered on teams in the NBA and MLB
CHICAGO, April 12,
2022 /CNW/ - Following the April 4, 2022, launch of accepting wagers on
BetRivers.ca and through the BetRivers mobile apps, Rush
Street Interactive, Inc. (NYSE: RSI) ("RSI"), one of the most
trusted and fastest-growing online casino and sports betting gaming
companies in North America, today
shared the results of its first week in the Ontario market.
"April 4 was an important day for
our BetRivers community and the iGaming industry in Ontario and we are thrilled to see such a
strong start in the province," said Richard
Schwartz, CEO of RSI, which operates BetRivers.ca. "The
response we have seen in Ontario
has reinforced that there is a huge appetite for regulated online
casino and sports betting within the market. With our easy-to-use
BetRivers.ca platform, our new Ontario customers enjoyed the convenience of
wagering on an exciting array of online casino games and sporting
events, safely from their mobile devices and computers."
First Week By The
- The most popular sports event of the weekend was the Masters
golf tournament, receiving 17% of all the weekend sports
- The next largest event was the Nuggets - Lakers Sunday night
showdown coming in at around 5% of the total handle.
- The NBA has been the most popular sport thus far, receiving 36%
of all handle. The Masters was second at 17%, followed by the MLB
- The Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Blue Jays have been the
most popular teams to bet on in the NBA and MLB, respectively,
showing hometown love for local teams.
- Slots, followed by blackjack and table games were the most
popular game types in the online casino during the first week.
"Last week's launch is just the beginning for the BetRivers
brand in Ontario," Schwartz added.
"We look forward to continuing to build our presence in the market
as we bring our industry leading online gaming and sports betting
experience to the millions of gaming enthusiasts in Ontario."
RSI is now active with real-money online gaming in three
countries – the United States,
Canada, and Colombia – and anticipates launching online
casino and sports betting in a fourth country, Mexico, in the second quarter of 2022. RSI is
the fourth largest operator of online casino and sports betting
combined in the United States and
one of the top three operators in Colombia, where it accounted for nearly 20% of
online casino and sports betting handle in the most recent
RSI is a trusted online gaming and sports entertainment company
focused on regulated markets in the
United States, Canada and
Latin America. Through its brands,
BetRivers.ca, BetRivers.com, PlaySugarHouse.com and RushBet.co, RSI
was an early entrant in many regulated jurisdictions. It currently
offers real-money mobile and online operations in thirteen U.S.
states: Pennsylvania, Illinois, New
Jersey, New York,
Connecticut, Michigan, Indiana, Virginia, Colorado, Iowa, West
Virginia, Arizona and
Louisiana, as well as in the
regulated international markets of Ontario, Canada and Colombia. RSI offers, through its proprietary
online gaming platform, some of the most popular online casino
games and sports betting options in the Americas. Founded in
2012 in Chicago by gaming industry
veterans, RSI was named the 2020 Global Gaming Awards Digital
Operator of the Year, the 2021 EGR North America Awards Casino
Operator of the Year, Customer Services Operator of the Year and
Social Gaming Operator of the Year, and the 2021 SBC Latinoamérica
Awards Sportsbook operator of the Year. RSI, which received RG
Check iGaming Accreditation from the Responsible Gambling Council
for its BetRivers.com, PlaySugarHouse.com and BetRivers.ca sites,
is committed to industry-leading responsible gaming practices and
seeks to provide its customers with the resources and services they
need to play responsibly. For more information, visit
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within
the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. RSI's actual results may
differ from their expectations, estimates and projections and
consequently, you should not rely on these forward-looking
statements as predictions of future events. Words such as "expect,"
"estimate," "project," "budget," "forecast," "anticipate,"
"intend," "plan," "may," "will," "could," "should," "believes,"
"predicts," "potential," "continue," and similar expressions are
intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements include, without limitation, RSI's
expected timing of its launch in Mexico. These forward-looking statements
involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the
actual results to differ materially from the expected results. Most
of these factors are outside RSI's control and are difficult to
predict. Factors that may cause such differences include, without
limitation, changes in applicable laws or regulations,
unanticipated product or service delays, and other risks and
uncertainties indicated from time to time in RSI's most recent
Annual Report on Form 10-K, including those under "Risk Factors"
therein, and in RSI's other filings with the SEC. RSI cautions that
the foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. RSI cautions
readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date made. RSI does not
undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release
publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements
to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events,
conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is
SOURCE Rush Street Interactive, Inc.