BetRivers Online Casino Expands To West Virginia With Century Partnership
Rush Street Interactive (RSI) has announced it will be expanding its online casino platform to West Virginia in 2021. RSI is the company behind leading US online casino and sports betting brands PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers. The West Virginia expansion comes via a partnership with Century Casinos in the Mountain State.
“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,” said Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive.
Q2 2021 Launch
RSI hopes to launch the casino offering in West Virginia under the BetRivers brand by Q2 of 2021. The timing is subject to the licensing approval of the West Virginia Lottery, the state’s regulatory body for iGaming.
Rush Street Interactive is an industry leader because of the success of its casino products in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition, they have risen to prominence in the rapid-growth sports betting industry. Their online sportsbook is live in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
“RSI is the clear leader in online casino market share in Pennsylvania because of our secure and reliable platform, player-first attitude, transparent approach to customer service, large game library, fast payouts and innovative playing experiences,” added Schwartz.
Social Casino Already Live in WV
In the meantime, West Virginians can try out the Rush Street platform at BetRivers.net in advance of the real money launch next year. The social casino allows players over 21 a chance to experience the software and game offerings in a free-to-play format.
Real money play is expected in Q2 2021 but players can already access the social casino BetRivers.net in West Virginia
All online providers must have a land-based partner in state because of the regulatory requirements. Therefore the deal with Century Casinos means Rush Street will affiliate with Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia.
All in all it’s good news for RSI and good news for West Virginia casino enthusiasts as their choice of online platforms is set to increase.