Broadcast Legend Mike Francesa Renews Exclusive Partnership With BetRivers

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Rush Street Interactive, Inc. (NYSE: RSI) announces the renewal of an exclusive partnership with New York sports broadcasting legend Mike Francesa. Francesa will provide premium content and betting insights to BetRivers sports fans, solidifying his commitment to the company. The partnership will include a daily show on YouTube, digital videos on the BetRivers platform, and personal appearances in BetRivers markets on the east coast.
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New York City Icon and Radio Hall of Famer to Deliver Premium Content and Betting Insights to BetRivers Sports Fans

CHICAGO, April 17, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rush Street Interactive, Inc. (NYSE: RSI) ("RSI"), a leading US-based betting and gaming company, proudly announces the renewal of its exclusive multi-year agreement with none other than New York sports broadcasting legend, Mike Francesa. The renewal solidifies Francesa's ongoing commitment to BetRivers.

"I'm thrilled to continue my partnership with BetRivers, which in my opinion offers the best online sportsbook in the industry," expressed Francesa. "Joining forces with the RSI team enables me to connect with fans in exciting and easily accessible ways, while providing my insight and instant reaction to the biggest games to audiences not only in New York but across BetRivers markets nationwide."

A Radio Hall of Famer with a career spanning over three decades, Francesa has been a household name in New York sports radio. From his groundbreaking years co-hosting the legendary "Mike and the Mad Dog" program on WFAN to his decade at CBS Sports as a studio analyst, Francesa's influence on sports broadcasting is unparalleled. His accolades include multiple wins of the prestigious Marconi Award as 'Major Market Personality of the Year,' a testament to his enduring impact on the industry.

Under this renewed partnership, Francesa will continue to serve exclusively to BetRivers as a provider of network and social media content. Operating from his hometown of New York City, Francesa will host a new daily show on YouTube on “The Mike Francesa Podcast” channel, offering expert insights and analysis on breaking news stories and game reactions. Additionally, he will produce a series of digital videos featured on the BetRivers platform, enriching the betting experience for sports enthusiasts nationwide. He will also meet and greet BetRivers customers in personal appearances in BetRivers markets on the east coast.

Richard Schwartz, CEO of RSI, shared his enthusiasm about the renewed collaboration, stating, "We are delighted to have Mike Francesa, the undisputed 'King of New York' radio, renew his partnership with our BetRivers family of Brand Ambassadors. Our BetRivers audience will now be able to see and hear Mike every weekday! Our customers tell us that his passion for sports, along with the stories Mike shares from when he worked with Jimmy the Greek, add a new level of fun to their betting experiences, further solidifying RSI’s dedication to providing top tier sportsbook entertainment."

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About Rush Street Interactive
RSI is a trusted online gaming and sports entertainment company focused on markets in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Through its brands, BetRivers, PlaySugarHouse and RushBet, RSI was an early entrant in many regulated jurisdictions. It currently offers real-money mobile and online operations in fifteen U.S. states: Pennsylvania, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Delaware, Michigan, Indiana, Virginia, Colorado, Maryland, Iowa, West Virginia, Arizona and Louisiana, as well as in the regulated international markets of Ontario, Canada, Colombia and Mexico. RSI offers, through its proprietary online gaming platform, some of the most popular online casino games and sports betting options in the United States. Founded in 2012 in Chicago by gaming industry veterans, RSI was named the 2023 EGR North America Awards Customer Services Operator of the Year, the 2022 EGR North America Awards Operator of the Year, Customer Services Operator of the Year and Social Gaming Operator of the Year, and the 2021 SBC Latinoamérica Awards Sportsbook Operator of the Year. RSI was the first U.S.-based online casino and sports betting operator to receive RG Check iGaming Accreditation from the Responsible Gaming Council. For more information, visit

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What is the name of the company renewing the exclusive partnership with Mike Francesa?

Rush Street Interactive, Inc. (NYSE: RSI)

Who is the sports broadcasting legend renewing the partnership with BetRivers?

Mike Francesa

What type of content will Mike Francesa provide to BetRivers sports fans?

Premium content and betting insights

Where will Mike Francesa host a new daily show as part of the partnership?

On 'The Mike Francesa Podcast' channel on YouTube

What additional content will Mike Francesa produce for the BetRivers platform?

A series of digital videos

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