American iGaming operator Rush Street Interactive Incorporated has announced that its BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com domains have been awarded with the RG Check accreditation from Canada’s non-profit Responsible Gambling Council.
The Chicago-headquartered firm used an official Thursday press release to detail that the three-year endorsement represents a first for such United States-facing online gaming sites and comes only two weeks after it registered with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario regulator so as to be able to launch into the rapidly expanding iGaming market of Canada’s most populous province from later this month.
Rush Street Interactive Incorporated is a subsidiary of American land-based casino operator Rush Street Gaming and described the RG Check regime from the Responsible Gambling Council ‘as the world’s most comprehensive and rigorous responsible gaming accreditation program.’ The company also asserted that this scheme was developed ‘to meet or exceed all existing responsible gaming regulatory requirements’ with accreditation only being awarded following an extensive review by ‘a prestigious panel of independent responsible gaming specialists.’
Richard Schwartz serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Rush Street Interactive Incorporated and he used the press release to declare that his firm was ‘especially proud’ to have been awarded with the RG Check certification in March as this was Problem Gambling Awareness Month and showed just how focused the operator is regarding ‘this important topic.’
Read a statement from Schwartz…
“Receiving RG Check accreditation is a testament to our commitment and execution of our corporate social responsibility strategy, which includes the continued implementation of the company’s responsible gaming initiatives. We want to ensure our valued customers and employees are equipped with the tools and resources necessary to help ensure a culture of safe, fair and fun gaming experiences.”
For her part and Shelley White, Chief Executive Officer for the Responsible Gambling Council, used the press release to disclose that accreditation by her Toronto-headquartered organization is a mandated requirement for any iGaming firms hoping to receive an Ontario iGaming license. The watchdog furthermore commended Rush Street Interactive Incorporated before proclaiming that her group’s RG Check endorsement serves as ‘a clear demonstration that an operator prioritizes and embeds responsible gambling into the core of its operations.’
A statement from White read…
“This achievement represents Rush Street Interactive Incorporated’s commitment to transparency, player safeguards, duty of care and continuous improvement as well as contributes to creating a culture of responsible gambling and sustainable play. RG Check is an invaluable tool for managing risk and increasing the effectiveness of responsible gambling programming and we are proud to provide continuous support to Rush Street Interactive Incorporated’s harm minimization efforts.”