Rush Street Interactive has announced a partnership with the Detroit Pistons one day before the company is slated to launch its BetRivers online sports betting and casino site in the Great Lakes State.
“Michiganders love their home state NBA team and the Detroit Pistons have a rich history, winning the NBA Championship three times,” said Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive. “This partnership combines two organizations that share an unwavering commitment to excellence in providing sports fans with unparalleled experiences, and BetRivers.com is proud to be an official sportsbook partner of this well-respected franchise.”
The partnership features a free to play Fan Pick’em game, which allows fans to “go directly to the Pistons app to play games and win fabulous prizes.”
BetRivers In Michigan
This partnership announcement comes just before Michigan’s highly-anticipated online gambling launch. The state has long been in the throes of regulation, and operators like BetRivers have been preparing for the state to go live for months.
BetRivers secured a casino partner in the conveniently named Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. The casino is owned and operated by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.
Tomorrow, BetRivers will launch its online sportsbook and online casino, joining nine other operators in Michigan for a day one go-live.
BetRivers In Good Company
Thanks to Michigan’s lengthy ramp-up to legal online gaming in Michigan, sportsbook and casino providers have had a while to prepare. Tomorrow, BetRivers will be one of 10 approved platform providers authorized to go live in the state. Most of these operators are expected to launch on day one, but some may take a bit longer.
|Brand||Casino(s)||Online Sports Betting, Online Casino, or Both?|
|DraftKings||Bay Mills Resort & Casino||Both|
|William Hill||Leelanau Sands Casino and Turtle Creek Casino||Both|
|TwinSpires||Island Resort & Casino||Both|
|Golden Nugget Online Gaming||Ojibwa Casino||Both|
|BetRivers (Rush Street Interactive)||Little River Casino||Both|
|Penn Sports Interactive/ Barstool Sportsbook||Greektown Casino||Online Sports Betting|
|BetMGM (Roar Digital)||MGM Grand Detroit||Both|
|PointsBet||Northern Waters Casino Resort||Online Sports Betting|
Of course, this is just the beginning. Many other providers are expected to throw their hats into the proverbial ring in Michigan. As the market matures, keep an eye out for more major players in the state.