Rush Street Interactive’s online casinos in New Jersey and Pennsylvania now have access to exclusive live dealer games. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Two exciting launches
Rush Street Interactive (RSI) has launched its own branded online live casino studios in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The studios will supply live dealer games to the BetRivers online casino in Pennsylvania and the PlaySugarHouse online casino in New Jersey.
will give players exclusive access to three live blackjack tables
These are two of the operator’s biggest markets. Each of the platforms will give players exclusive access to three live blackjack tables. The market leader in the live casino game space, Evolution, is powering the RSI live games on a 24/7 basis. Players on both of these platforms will be able to earn bonus store points when playing live dealer games.
A very popular game type
Speaking about the launch of these two new studios was RSI CEO Richard Schwartz. He said: “Now our players will have their own dedicated seats where they are able to chat and interact with not only our dealers but also other players in our online community, who can interact in real time.”
Schwartz also mentioned how players have been calling for exclusive tables to be added to the existing live casino games that have been available to players for some time on the two casino sites.
Live casino games have been a very popular way for people to get a more authentic playing experience when using an online casino. Players will get access to an HD-quality live stream of a real-life dealer. This person will deal the cards or spin the roulette wheel, with players able to watch the outcome of each round in real-time.
In order to comply with US federal laws, suppliers of live casino games need to have a casino studio in the same state in which they are offering games. Therefore, Evolution has live casino studios up and running both Pennsylvania and New Jersey to serve each of those markets.
Focusing on growth
RSI is an online sports and gaming entertainment company that focuses on regulated markets in Latin America and North America. Its main brands are PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers. RSI now has retail and/or online operations in ten states at the moment, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, New York, and Colorado.
RSI recently issued its financial results for the second quarter of 2021. Total revenue for the period was $122.8m, an 89% year-on-year increase. It suffered a net loss of $14m for the period, down from a net loss of $50.6m in Q2 2020. Finally, its real money monthly active users in the US in Q2 2021 rose 128% from the previous year.
The company now has market access to a number of other states as a result of recent agreements. This includes getting access to the iGaming markets in New Mexico, Louisiana, and Mississippi through a recent investment. It has also entered partnerships with major sports teams, including the Chicago Bears.