Online casino and sports betting company Rush Street Interactive (RSI) announced Tuesday the appointment of Tammi Barlow as Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, bringing a decade of experience building and managing responsible gaming and corporate social responsibility programs for companies in the gaming industry.
As Barlow takes over this position, she will lead the development and execution of RSI’s corporate social responsibility strategy, including the continued implementation of the company’s responsible gaming initiatives, as well as promotion and expansion of RSI’s diversity, equity and inclusion.
Environmental, social and governance efforts with internal and external stakeholders will also be within Barlow’s priorities, reporting back to RSI’s Chief Compliance Officer, Laura MacAllister Cox.
Before joining RSI, Barlow served as Director of Responsible Gaming and Corporate Social Responsibility at Caesars Entertainment, Inc. Prior to that, she was the Head of Responsible Gaming at William Hill PLC and Director of Responsible Gaming and Corporate Social Responsibility at William Hill U.S. She had previously served as Manager of Responsible Gaming & Community Relations at International Gaming Technology (IGT).
She currently serves as a subject matter expert on Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling.
In an official press release, CEO of RSI, Richard Schwartz spoke about the appointment of Tammi Barlow and said: "As legal online gaming continues to expand across the country, it is critical that our industry's customers and employees are equipped with the tools and resources necessary to help ensure safe and fun gambling experiences. Tammi is a highly experienced executive with a demonstrated history of developing successful responsible gaming programs. RSI remains focused on being at the forefront of this important topic and we are proud to further our commitment to serving as a good corporate citizen with Tammi's addition to the team."
Barlow herself commented on her new post at the company: "I have long admired RSI for its thought leadership and continuous improvement approach to responsible gaming efforts. Together with our partners in the industry, I look forward to educating RSI's stakeholders on the risks and rewards associated with gambling and empowering them to make smart decisions that create a betting gaming industry and better society."
RSI is partnering with and supporting the American Gaming Association's 2021 observance of Responsible Gaming Education Week taking place September 19-24. The week provides an opportunity for gaming operators to refresh employee training, promote transparency and gaming literacy to customers, and work with community partners on advancing responsible gaming initiatives through events and educational resources.