RSI announces partnership with Sportech for retail sportsbooks in Connecticut

By Isabella Aslam

Rush Street Interactive (RSI) has announced a partnership with Sportech in Connecticut.

This follows the launch of in-person sports betting, which will see the first of 15 PlaySugarHouse retail sportsbooks in Connecticut.

Commencing 25 October 2021, players can wager at Sports Haven, in New Haven. In addition to this, in the next few days, other retail sportsbooks at Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar locations in Stamford and Windsor, will also open and start accepting bets.

Greg Smith, Connecticut Lottery Corporation, President and CEO, said: “This has been a long time coming for Connecticut players, and we’re honoured to be the only statewide retail operator. Together with our partners RSI and Sportech, we can offer bettors world-class, in-person sportsbooks at accessible locations throughout the state and mobile sports betting under the PlaySugarHouse brand.”

Rob Simmelkjaer, Connecticut Lottery Corporation, Board Chair, said: “We also want to acknowledge that this day would not have been possible without the tireless and collaborative work on the part of Governor Lamont, his staff, and our Legislative leaders. Their efforts led to a deal that benefits all of Connecticut.”

The new PlaySugarHouse sportsbook will be available in several Sportech locations. These fall in Manchester, Waterbury, New Britain, Hartford, Torrington, Milford and Norwalk over the next few weeks. RSI and The Connecticut Lottery are authorised to operate in up to 15 retail sports locations. 

Ted Taylor, Sportech Venues President, said: “Today marks a historic day for sports betting fans in Connecticut as the PlaySugarHouse sportsbook launches. Our Sportech team is delighted to be Connecticut Lottery’s and RSI’s partner for delivering this exciting product here and in all our other locations soon.”

Finally, Richard Schwartz, RSI CEO, added: “We are thrilled to roll out the PlaySugarHouse retail sportsbooks in the state of Connecticut alongside the Connecticut Lottery and Sportech.

"By combining the Connecticut Lottery’s brand recognition and retail presence throughout Connecticut, Sportech’s easy-to-access venues, and RSI’s market-proven products and services, we look forward to delivering convenient and exciting sports betting options to PlaySugarHouse players across the state.”


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