On Monday of this week in a press release, Rush Street Interactive (“RSI”) announced a partnership with the Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan to be the service provider for its in-casino retail sportsbook and to work with the casino on a co-branded online sports betting and online casino as soon as the Michigan regulations allow.   RSI is based in Chicago and launched its first online betting site in New Jersey in 2016.  Additionally, the company has launched online sportsbooks in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Indiana, and Illinois and has opened retail sportsbooks in New York and Illinois. 

 Little River Casino plans to open its retail sportsbook early in the third quarter, with online sports wagering and online casino games to follow once they are allowed by Michigan regulators.

"The successful track record of Rush Street Interactive as a provider of in-casino sportsbooks in Pennsylvania, New York and Illinois, was very significant to us when we chose them as our partner," said Andrew Gentile, General Manager of Little River Casino Resort.  "Rush Street's ability to provide a road map of how they've enabled other land-based casinos to operate market-leading sportsbooks kept us from having to reinvent the wheel." 

"The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has built an outstanding reputation and we are thrilled they have chosen RSI to be a part of that tradition," said Richard Schwartz, President of Rush Street Interactive. "Being only a lakeshore away in Chicago, the Rush Street Interactive team views this partnership as an opportunity to help bring a property-wide lift to Little Rivers Casino Resort—from slots to tables to restaurants—thanks to the tremendous and growing popularity of sports wagering.”