Gaming board OKs Rivers Casino's partner in new sportsbook

PITTSBURGH — The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has given Rivers Casino conditional approval to take sports bets.

A casino spokesman told Channel 11 that its sports wagering operation, Rush Street Interactive, received conditional approval from the Pittsburgh Gaming Control board.

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The casino is now working to certify its equipment, train staff and complete the space where sportsbook gambling will take place.

Channel 11 previously reported the sportsbook would be placed on the south gaming floor on a temporary basis.

“We are now working to certify equipment, train team members and complete our sportsbook space for the upcoming launch,” spokesman Jack Horner said. “We expect to announce a launch date soon.”

That would mean being able to place bets on all U.S. sports leagues and college football, basketball, golf, UFC, NASCAR and soccer.