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01 Apr 2022

Rush Street Interactive Inc. receives award from the Responsible Gambling Council

Canadian non-profit Responsible Gambling Council has granted the RG Check accreditation to American online gaming operators Rush Street Interactive Incorporated's BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com domains.

The Chicago-based company announced in a formal press release on Thursday that the three-year endorsement, which comes just two weeks after it registered with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario regulator so that it could begin operations in the rapidly growing iGaming market of Canada's most populous province later this month, is a first for such United States-facing online gaming sites.

Difficult accomplishment

A division of American land-based casino operator Rush Street Gaming, Rush Street Interactive Incorporated called the Responsible Gambling Council's RG Check programme "the world's most thorough and stringent responsible gaming accreditation programme." The organisation further claimed that this programme was created "to meet or exceed all existing responsible gaming regulatory requirements" and that accreditation was only granted after a thorough examination by "a prestigious panel of independent responsible gaming specialists."

substantial satisfaction

Rush Street Interactive Incorporated's Chief Executive Officer, Richard Schwartz, stated in a press release that his company was "especially proud" to have received the RG Check certification in March because it was Problem Gambling Awareness Month and it demonstrated how committed the operator is to "this important topic."

Read Schwartz's statement.

Receiving RG Check certification demonstrates the company's dedication to and success in implementing its responsible gaming activities as part of its corporate social responsibility strategy. To assist create a culture of safe, fair, and enjoyable gaming experiences, we want to make sure that both our valued customers and workers have access to the tools and resources they need.

Prerequisite for permission:

The Responsible Gambling Council's Chief Executive Officer, Shelley White, stated in the news release that any iGaming companies wishing to get an Ontario iGaming licence must first be accredited by her Toronto-based company. Before stating that Rush Street Interactive Incorporated's RG Check certification is "clear evidence that an operator prioritises and embeds responsible gambling into the core of its operations," the watchdog also praised Rush Street Interactive Incorporated.

White's statement was as follows:

This accomplishment demonstrates Rush Street Interactive Incorporated's dedication to openness, player protections, duty of care, and ongoing improvement. It also helps to foster a culture of responsible gaming and long-term play. We are pleased to continue supporting Rush Street Interactive Incorporated's harm reduction initiatives since RG Check is a crucial tool for risk management and improving the effectiveness of responsible gambling training.