Rush Street Interactive (RSI) is the digital arm of Rush Street Gaming, which owns the Rivers casino properties. RSI and Rivers Casino Des Plaines, which was among the first wave of casinos to launch an online sportsbook in Pennsylvania, announced that they would launch the first legal online and mobile sportsbook platforms in Illinois on Thursday.
The site went live Thursday at 10 a.m. Central Time on the Rivers Casino Des Plaines license to bring Illinois online sports betting to reality. Illinois sports betting customers will be able to sign up from home thanks to the recent executive order from Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker.
The launch comes at an opportune time, as significant sports return around the globe. Premier League soccer started this week, while UFC, the PGA Tour and NASCAR are all in action. RSI president, Richard Schwartz said they were excited to make history in bringing the first online sportsbook to sports fans in their home state just in time as American sports were coming back into action.