Rush Street Interactive has announced a new multi-year partnership with Kambi Group to begin offering sports betting options.
Sports betting is big news in the United States as of late, after the announcement that the US Supreme Court decided to rule in favor of New Jersey involving the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. With PASPA no longer an issue, states have the ability to pass legislation to offer sports betting. Just days after this announcement, Rush Street Interactive has announced they have signed a deal with Kambi Group to work together over the next few years to offer sports betting.
With the new partnership agreement, Rush Street will be using the sports betting technology created by Kambi within their online gambling platform. Retail and online outlets are covered in the deal with offerings to be made available in the US as well as outside the states. The partnership will mean big business for Pennsylvania ad beyond.
Rush Street is ready to offer sports betting online as well as in land-based gaming venues. The operator owns the SugarHouse Casino located in Pennsylvania as well as the Rivers Casino. On top of the two casinos in PA, the operator provides online gaming in New Jersey via PlaySugarHouse.
These outlets will provide Rush Street with an instant outlet for sports betting. The PlaySugarHouse site will be able to offer online options with sports betting while the land-based venues will offer betting on site and will soon get in on the online gaming industry as well.
Pennsylvania legalized online casino and poker gaming late last year and are set to launch sometime in 2018. With sports betting legislation in place, the operator will be ready to offer online sports betting once the industry begins in PA.
Funnily enough, Rush Street Interactive did not have a plan for sports betting, until the SCOTUS decision. When it comes to sports betting, the operator wanted to partner with a company who shared the principles of providing players with an entertaining and memorable experience as well as providing a premier product. Rush Street feels that they can achieve this with the partnership they have created with the Kambi Group.
Who is the Kambi Group?
The Kambi Group is not a company that is well-known in the United States. Kambi has a strong presence across the globe, having signed close to 20 partnerships across the globe. Kambi works with 888 and the Kindred Group, with a home base in Malta, a region known for its quality gambling industry.
Kristian Nylen, the Chief Executive of the Kambi Group, commented recently that the company has been preparing to enter the United States for some time now. Nylen stated that the company feels the new partnership with Rush Street recognizes their brand as one that has online premium sports betting services that are ready to appeal to American sports enthusiasts.
With the help of the Kambi Group, Rush Street Interactive will be ready to offer sports betting in the near future. Across the United States, partnerships like this one are being developed as online gaming operators, land based casinos, racinos and other facilities want to get in on the sports betting action. The gambling industry is going to change dramatically over the next few months and we will keep our readers updated as changes begin to occur, from online casino gaming to sports betting and more.