Rush Street Interactive – the online division of Rush Street Gaming – has partnered with Century Casinos’ Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in order to launch online casino games in the state, with an expected launch date in the second quarter of 2021.
Rush Street will launch its BetRivers.com site in the state, pending licensing and regulatory approval form the West Virgnia Lottery.
“As RSI continues the collective expansion of our interactive gaming operations into more states, we look forward to earning the same trust and preference of West Virginians that we have earned of players across the country,” Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive, said.
Schwartz pointed to Rush Street Interactive’s success in its home state of Pennsylvania to show it can bring a strong offering to West Virginia.
“In neighboring Pennsylvania, RSI is the clear leader in online casino market share, thanks to our secure and reliable platform, player-first attitude, transparent approach to customer service, large game library, fast payouts and innovative playing experiences. In partnership with Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, we are pleased to have the chance to offer gaming fans in West Virginia the unparalleled experience and service our customers have come to expect via BetRivers.com.”
Land-based licensees in West Virginia can issue up to three skins for online sports betting, and three more for online casino. Rush Street is Century Casinos’ first partner.
Online casino went live in West Virginia on 15 July with the launch of DraftKings’ casino offering in the state. Players staked $37.2m in the first month after launch.
While regulations covering online gaming passed the West Virginia legislature in March 2019 – and passed into law without Governor Jim Justice’s signature – the state delayed its roll-out as it came so soon after the launch of sports betting.