Rush Street Names Caughill in Ontario

Rush Street Interactive has announced that Bruce Caughill will serve as managing director of its Canada sports betting operation. RSI’s BetRivers just launched in Ontario, which opened the market on April 4.

Rush Street Names Caughill in Ontario

Chicago-based iGaming operator Rush Street Interactive (RSI) announced last week that Bruce Caughill will head its Canadian mobile sportsbook operation as managing director. RSI’s BetRivers launched in Ontario on April 4, the first day of the province’s legal market.

“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,” RSI CEO Richard Schwartz said in a news release. “Bruce’s proven leadership capability, extensive experience and strategic thinking make him a great addition to RSI.”

Caughill joins RSI from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), the agency with regulatory oversight of the province’s online gaming industry. He was the AGCO’s chief legal officer.

Prior to his time with the AGCO, Caughill consulted with international gaming companies. He also spent 20 years with the operator of Niagara Casinos in Canada.

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

Caughill will direct RSI’s efforts to build out business opportunities in the Great White North. RSI joins several other sportsbook operators establishing Canadian offices.

Among the other sportsbooks in the market are PointsBet, FanDuel, BetMGM and bet365.