Delaware Lottery, the state gambling operator, announced the launch of its online gambling operations on 4 January 2024. The operator’s partnership with the trusted online sports and gaming entertainment provider Rush Street Interactive (RSI) will see the Delaware Lottery going live with its sports book for the first time. The state operator will avail of the partnership to relaunch its three online casinos offering an updated and extended portfolio of online casino games. As of 4 January, the sports book and online gaming content will be available to Delaware players via mobile devices and desktop computers.
Richard Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer of RSI, reportedly said: “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. With our extensive offering of gaming content, wide range of deposit and withdrawal methods, real-time cash-out approvals, and best-in-class customer service, Delaware customers are going to love the convenience of wagering on their favorite sports, slots, and table games from anywhere in the state.”
Online Gaming Content Supply:
Rush Street Interactive, a leading US-based gaming company that operates under the BetRivers brand, will power the Delaware Lottery first online sports book to deliver a wide range of betting options on professional and collegiate sports and leagues to players in Delaware through an engaging and easy-to-use website and app. Also, RSI will provide its unique gaming content to the Delaware Lottery’s three online casinos. Under the partnership, the content will be respectively distributed across the operator’s Delaware Park, Bally’s Dover Casino, and Harrington Raceway & Casino for an initial five-year period.
Helene Keeley, Director of the Delaware Lottery, reportedly commented: “RSI’s successes in other jurisdictions, including neighboring New Jersey and Pennsylvania, are impressive, along with the company’s overall reputation and experience. RSI’s commitment to responsible gaming, quality products, breadth of gaming content and customer service are key reasons we are so excited to partner with them. “
RSI’s Schwartz added: “We are honored to collaborate with the Delaware Lottery team and the state’s three casinos to offer consumers in Delaware a safe, convenient, and innovative online entertainment experience. The launch into Delaware builds on our proven track record of success in the Mid-Atlantic Region of Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey, where RSI has shown that online casinos and sports books complement each other, and we continue to set new records.”
Delaware is the first U.S. state to successfully launch intrastate iGaming in 2013. As a well-established market, it is expected to bring benefits from online sports betting and casino to both partners in the latest launch. Ms. Keeley reportedly commented: “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.”