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Rush Street Interactive lands jai-alai betting deal


Rush Street Interactive (RSI) has been announced as the official betting partner of Magic City Jai-Alai, which will see the operator become the first to offer online wagering on the sport. 

The BetRivers sportsbook brand has exclusive rights to use Magic City Jai-Alai’s official league data and streaming feeds, allowing customers to watch matches and wager in real time.

“RSI is excited to partner with Magic City Jai-Alai to pioneer this new fast-paced format of play for jai-alai, a sport which has long been a betting favorite and has a storied history in Florida dating back to the 1930’s,” RSI chief executive Richard Schwartz said.

“Jai-Alai is the fastest sport in the world, with ball speeds exceeding 150 mph, and with this new electrifying format, we are really excited to offer bettors a unique way to watch in real-time and bet in-play on a sport we know they will love.”

Since the league’s inception in 2018, Magic City Jai-Alai has run over 4,000 matches.

In a bid to combat foul play with regards to wagering, Magic City has conducted training programs and background checks on the athletes, staff, and officials. It has also contracted a third party integrity watchdog to independently monitor and analyze all wagering and event activity.

RSI recently reached an agreement with Connecticut Lottery in addition to announcing the launch of its CityCasts podcasts across the US. 

“Working closely with the RSI team, we are excited to pioneer a new twist on an old favorite and offer fans exciting and different ways to engage with Jai-Alai while modernizing the sport to a whole new digital betting audience,” added Magic City chief operating officer Scott Savin.

“From day one we’ve made it our mission to create an innovative and modern-looking league where the integrity of the game and its athletes have been our focus to earn and retain our bettors’ trust.”