Delaware Launches Online Sports Betting and Casino Operations
The Delaware Lottery has officially entered the online gambling market, announcing its partnership with Rush Street Interactive (RSI) on January 4, 2024. This collaboration marks the launch of the state’s first online sports book, as well as the expansion and enhancement of its three online casinos. Delaware players can now access sports betting and online gaming content through their mobile devices or desktop computers.
Richard Schwartz, CEO of RSI, expressed excitement about the launch, stating, “We are thrilled to begin this historic and much-anticipated launch of the new online sportsbook and casino with the Delaware Lottery and bring our award-winning product to Delaware.”
Rush Street Interactive, known for operating under the BetRivers brand, will power the Delaware Lottery’s online sports book, offering a wide range of betting options on professional and collegiate sports and leagues. Additionally, RSI will provide its unique gaming content to Delaware’s three online casinos, which include Delaware Park, Bally’s Dover Casino, and Harrington Raceway & Casino.
Helene Keeley, Director of the Delaware Lottery, highlighted RSI’s successful track record and commitment to responsible gaming, quality products, and customer service. She expressed excitement about the partnership, emphasizing the benefits it will bring to Delaware players.
The launch of online sports betting and casino operations is expected to bring significant benefits to both parties. Delaware, as the first state to successfully launch intrastate iGaming in 2013, is well-established in the market. Keeley stated, “We have no doubt that Delawareans will enjoy the ability to play their favorites slot titles on their mobile phones, as well as back their favorite teams. Together RSI and the Delaware Lottery are devoted to successfully delivering best-in-class products and services to our customers.” This move further solidifies RSI’s track record of success in the Mid-Atlantic Region, specifically in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey.
The official launch of online sports betting and casino operations marks a significant milestone for both the Delaware Lottery and Rush Street Interactive, setting the stage for a promising partnership and an exciting era of online gambling in the state.