RSI PGH Comments to Draft Rules
September 9, 2020
Mr. Kevin Hall
Virginia Lottery Board
600 E Main Street
Re: Virginia Lottery Board Comment on SB 384 Sports Betting Rules
Dear Executive Director Hall:
On behalf of Portsmouth Gaming Holdings, LLC(“PGH”) and Rush Street Interactive, LP (“RSI”), prospective applicants for a permit holder and supplier license respectively, please accept the enclosed comments to the Draft Sports Betting Regulations promulgated by the Virginia Lottery Board (“VLB”).
PGH, as an affiliated entity of Rush Street Gaming, LLC, has been certified as the preferred casino gaming operator for the City of Portsmouth. Rush Street Gaming is an experienced operator of brick and mortar casinos throughout the country and knows firsthand how important sports wagering will be in generating foot traffic for Virginia's nascent casino market. RSI, the group’s online affiliate, is a nationwide leader in the online sports wagering and online casino spaces.
As Virginia has long been considered a hospitable and inviting place for any industry, PGH and RSI could not be more excited to begin this licensing process and to work with the VLB to help bring about a safe and successful online sports wagering market to the Commonwealth.
We commend the VLB for putting forth a comprehensive set of draft rules and we appreciate the opportunity to provide comments and engage in the rulemaking process. In our experience, industry input is vital to a successful launch of both retail and online gaming. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We welcome the opportunity to have further conversation regarding the draft rules or other topics as the VLB may desire.
Laura McAllister Cox Elizabeth Tranchina
Vice President of Compliance & Legal Counsel Director of Compliance
Rush Street Gaming, LLC Rush Street Interactive, LP