Online casino and sports betting operator Rush Street Interactive (RSI) has secured the third and final sports wagering skin in Connecticut through a 10-year deal with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC).
Under the agreement, RSI will serve as the CLC’s exclusive provider of a sports betting system for mobile, online and retail betting in the US state.
In addition to partnering with RSI to operate its new online and mobile sportsbook, the CLC has teamed with Sportech to offer sports wagering at ten of Sportech’s off-track betting locations in Connecticut
The CLC is permitted to operate up to 15 retail sports betting locations across the state.
CLC president and chief executive Greg Smith said the organization received 15 proposals from operators before selecting RSI as its sports betting partner.
“We had quality proposals from well-established gaming companies, and RSI rose to the top through the combination of its experience and commitment to quality products, customer service, and responsible gaming safeguards,” Smith said.
“We’re excited about this partnership and know our players will be getting an excellent product and customer service.”
RSI president Richard Schwartz added: “Building on our proven track record of success in the tri-state area, where RSI was an early entrant in New Jersey and is the market leader in retail sports betting amongst New York’s commercial casinos, we are thrilled to collaborate with the CLC team to offer Connecticuters safe, convenient, and unique gaming experiences.”
RSI joins DraftKings and FanDuel in Connecticut’s sports betting market. DraftKings entered a partnership with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in December last year to launch in the state, while FanDuel struck a deal with Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment last month.