Rush Street Interactive is set to launch the first mobile sports betting app in Indiana after being granted authorization from the Indiana Gaming Commission.
Rush Street will be able to launch its mobile product in the state from 3 October. The app will launch in partnership with French Lick Casino, where Rush Street has operated sports wagering activities since 6 September.
Although mobile sports betting in Indiana became legal on 1 September, the same date as retail, no operator has been able to launch a mobile platform until now. The commission stated that Rush Street’s app, however, meets all of the requirements of the state’s sports betting law.
“Rush Street has substantially demonstrated to the satisfaction of the commission that its mobile sports wagering operation meets the requirements of Indiana Code Article 4-38, the commission’s emergency regulations and all commission directives related to sports wagering activity,” the Commission said.
Rush Street Interactive has launched two differently-branded apps in its native Pennsylvania — BetRivers and PlaySugarHouse, though the SugarHouse-branded offering is to be brought under the Rivers brand.
As French Lick Casino announced when the retail partnership was revealed, the Indiana launch will be of the BetRivers brand. The BetRivers app has also been launched in Iowa.
Earlier this week (24 September), Rush Street Gaming revealed the details of a casino in Waukegan, Illinois, which it stated could generate $5m more for the city and local communities than the five rival casino bids from other operators on the same site.