Source: Daily Herald
“Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, owned by Rush Street Gaming, wants a part of the sports betting action if enabled in Illinois. Richard Schwartz, president of sister company Rush Street Interactive, said the Chicago-based business has been running state-regulated virtual reality sports betting in New Jersey and could easily shift to real games at properties such as Rivers Casino and online.
“With the black-market (sports betting) operators, there’s no recourse for consumers if operators decide to do whatever they wish to do,” Schwartz said. “Whereas if it’s regulated, obviously consumers are protected. And so we think that the state should be taxing and regulating the industry to generate revenues, protect consumers and provide opportunity for stakeholders to grow really transparent and high-integrity businesses.””