Rush Street Interactive (RSI) announced Tuesday it has signed former professional baseball manager and player Bobby Valentine, who will provide insights, knowledge and expertise to this exclusive brand and content deal with BetRivers and PlaySugarHouse.
Valentine will partake in a weekly Major League Baseball video, as well as podcast, television and radio interviews.
Bobby is a former Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angeles, New York Mets and Seattle Mariners. His managerial career includes the Texas Rangers, the New York Mets, the Boston Red Sox and the championship team he led for the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan.
Valentine has extensive experience as an analyst and announcer for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, NBC Sports and as a regular contributor to MLB on Sirius. Valentine also spent eight years as the Executive Director of Athletics for Sacred Heart University, and was a three-time All State football player in Connecticut.
In an official press release, Valentine spoke about this new partnership and said: “I'm excited to be joining the BetRivers team at an exciting moment in the evolution of sports betting. This partnership will allow us to share my passion for competitive sports while at the same time providing valuable commentary to fans”. He also added he is “excited to be interactingwith RSI's sports betting fans in his home state of Connecticut where RSI launched retail and online sportsbooks in October 2021”.
Richard Schwartz, CEO of RSI, which operates BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com, added: “We are thrilled to have Bobby Valentine, whose career spans six decades, join our BetRivers family of Brand Ambassadors. His vast knowledge and valuable MLB insights will be a tremendous asset to our sports bettors."