Rush Street Interactive Inc (RSI) has appointed Bruce Caughill as its new Managing Director in Canada.
In this role, Caughill will provide leadership and support in the commercial and administrative activities associated with RSI’s pursuit of business opportunities in Canada.
Caughill’s appointment comes ahead of the planned launch of RSI’s BetRivers online casino and sportsbook in Ontario on April 4, the same day on which the province’s igaming market will go live.
“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,” stated Richard Schwartz, CEO of RSI.
“Bruce’s proven leadership capability, extensive experience, and strategic thinking make him a great addition to RSI.”
An Ontario native with over two decades of experience in Canada’s commercial gaming industry, Caughill joins RSI from his role as Chief Legal Officer at the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
At the AGCO, he oversaw all legal matters and helped develop the legislative and policy infrastructure for the Ontario igaming industry.
Commenting on his new role, Caughill said: “I am excited to bring my years of experience in Canadian gaming to support RSI’s pursuit of opportunities in Canada.
“I am particularly excited at the prospect of supporting the many local Canadian employees as the company establishes its Innovation Hub here.”
Before the AGCO, Caughill was CEO/President of Caughill Management Consulting, providing strategic counsel and regulatory advice to international gaming companies. He has also served for more than 20 years as VP/General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer at Falls Management Company, operator of the Niagara Casinos.
Caughill is an International Association of Gaming Advisors member, as well as an independent member of the Internal Audit and Compliance Committees of the Rush Street Gaming affiliated casinos.