Rush Street acquires Poker Night in America, eyes “eventual” online poker launch

Rush Street acquires Poker Night in America, eyes “eventual” online poker launch

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  • Charlie Passut, Pokerfuse
August 15, 2022 10:40 PM
  • Charlie Passut, Pokerfuse

    After months of speculation, Rush Street Interactive (RSI) confirmed that it will “eventually” add online poker to its gaming platform.

    The announcement was not idle chit-chat; it accompanied news that the company had completed its acquisition of Poker Night in America – a popular series that features cash games and Sit & Go action and airs nationally on the CBS Sports Network – in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $4.9 million.

    CEO Richard Schwartz said Poker Night will complement RSI’s acquisition and onboarding of the Run It Once Poker (RIO) team, for which the Chicago-based company made a separate $5.8 million deal last March.

    RSI has been mostly mum on its plans for US online poker since March.