Ahead of BetRivers' launch in Ontario

Rush Street Interactive appoints former AGCO executive as new MD for Canada

2022-04-01
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Rush Street Interactive (RSI) announced Wednesday the appointment of Bruce Caughill as Managing Director, Canada. Caughill joined RSI on March 28, 2022, prior to RSI’s planned launch of its BetRivers online casino and sportsbook in Ontario on April 4, 2022, the first day of authorized online gaming in the province.

Caughill joins RSI from his role as Chief Legal Officer at the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), where he oversaw all legal matters and played a key role in developing the legislative and policy infrastructure for Canada’s first legal regulated iGaming industry.

As the Managing Director of RSI’s Canadian team, he will provide leadership and support in the commercial and administrative activities associated with the company’s pursuit of business opportunities in the country.

In an official press release, CEO of RSI, Richard Schwartz, spoke about Caughill's appointment and said: “We welcome Bruce who, with his unparalleled legal, operational and regulatory expertise in Canada’s gaming industry, will provide strong insight, guidance and counsel in this exciting new online market. Bruce’s proven leadership capability, extensive experience and strategic thinking make him a great addition to RSI.”

Caughill has over two decades of experience in Canada’s commercial gaming industry. Prior to the AGCO, he was CEO/President of Caughill Management Consulting, providing strategic counsel and regulatory advice to international gaming companies. Before that, Caughill served for more than twenty years as Vice President/General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer at Falls Management Company, operator of the Niagara Casinos, Canada’s largest integrated casino resort operation.

A long-time member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, he also serves as an independent member of the Internal Audit and Compliance Committees of the Rush Street Gaming affiliated casinos. 

“I am excited to bring my years of experience in Canadian gaming to support RSI’s pursuit of opportunities in Canada,” said Caughill. “I am particularly excited at the prospect of supporting the many local Canadian employees as the company establishes its Innovation Hub here.”

In early March, RSI received its iGaming Operator Registration from AGCO. The company stated then it plans to satisfy all remaining regulatory requirements and launch its BetRivers online casino and sportsbook in Ontario on April 4, 2022, the first day online gaming will be authorized in the province. 

RSI is currently live in Ontario with its free-to-play social gaming platform, CASINO4FUN, which is accessible from BetRivers.ca and is powered by the same proprietary technology behind RSI’s real-money platform.

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