Rush Street Interactive, Inc. (NYSE: RSI) (“RSI”) achieved a milestone on Friday when Detroit radio host, and public address announcer for the Detroit Pistons, John Mason, placed RSI’s first ever legal online bet in Michigan live on-air through its online casino and sportsbook site, BetRivers.com. The radio host known on-air as “Mason”, became the first Michigander to make a legal bet on the site, placing his $100 bet on Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3.5 (-110) in Sunday’s NFC Championship game showdown. He placed this bet because Buccaneers’ quarterback Tom Brady is from Michigan.
An Emmy Award-winning radio host in Detroit for over three decades, Mason has also become nationally recognized for his public address at Detroit Pistons home games and was selected in 2007 for the NBA All-Star game. Mason has established a reputation in the city of Detroit for his charitable contributions and direct involvement with his listening audience. He won a local television Emmy Award for a video music show on the NBC local affiliate WDIV Local 4, Detroit. He is currently a radio host on KISS FM Detroit.
Founded in 2012 by gaming industry veterans, RSI is a market leader in online casino and sports betting in the U.S. RSI launched its first online gaming casino site, PlaySugarHouse.com in New Jersey, in September 2016 and was the first gaming company to launch a regulated online gaming site in Pennsylvania. With its BetRivers.com site, RSI was also the first to launch regulated online gaming in the states of Indiana, Colorado and, most recently, Illinois. RSI was named the 2020 Global Gaming Awards Digital Operator of the Year, and the 2020 EGR North America Awards Casino Operator of the Year and Customer Service Operator of the Year. RSI has been an early mover in Latin America and was the first U.S.-based gaming operator to launch a legal and regulated online casino and sportsbook, RushBet.co, in the country of Colombia. For more information, visit www.rushstreetinteractive.com.