Based on a Monday report by the gaming news portal at CalvinAyre.com, Rush Street Interactive now intends to use the five-year license in the South American nation’s Coljuegos regulator so as to offer a range of online casino games and sportsbetting services to Colombian players through its regional domain at RushBet.co.
Chicago-headquartered, Rush Street Gambling, is responsible for four land-based gaming venues in three states including the SugarHouse Casino at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, along with the New Jersey-licensed PlaySugarHouse.com online casino and reportedly paid approximately $5 million because of its Colombian license. CalvinAyre.com comprehensive that this represents the highest amount Coljuegos has yet charged for an iGaming license together with the amount roughly $1.1 million higher than the previous record paid by Spanish operator Luckia Gambling Group SA in February.
Colombia was the first South American state to legalize iGaming courtesy of laws ratified in the fall of 2016 and Juan Perez Hidalgo, President for Coljuegos, reportedly declared that the license issued to Rush Street Interactive had confirmed ‘the fantastic interest of the private industry ’ at the nation ’s online gaming market.
The news outlet also reported that December watched Coljuegos proclaim that it desired to have authorized some 20 iGaming licenses from the time the 2018 FIFA World Cup began, which is to occur on Thursday. Despite this presumed shortfall, the over 614,000 registered clients of the nation’s nine earlier-licensed websites wagered roughly $26.2 million during to the end of March together with the regulator collecting some $3.95 million in taxation.
It’s reportedly been a busy period for Rush Street Gambling, which also runs Rivers Casino-branded casinos at the cities of Pittsburgh, Schenectady and Des Plaines, after last month saw it agree a deal to incorporate sportsbetting technologies from Malta-based iGaming innovator, Kambi Group, into its proprietary United States-facing online gaming platform.