Rivers and RSI launch first online sportsbook in Illinois
Rush Street Interactive (RSI) and Rivers Casino Des Plaines have announced that they will launch the first legal online and mobile sportsbook platforms in Illinois today (June 18).
Due to go live at 10:00am CT, Kambi-powered BetRivers.com will enable players over the age of 21 in the state to wager on a wide range of sports via a desktop computer or mobile device.
The brick-and-mortar BetRivers sportsbook at Rivers Casino Des Plaines was also the first retail facility to take the first legal sports wagers in Illinois when the state opened its regulated market on March 9 this year.
“We are excited to make history in bringing the first online sportsbook to sports fans in our home state just in time as American sports are coming back into action,” RSI president Richard Schwartz said.