January 18, 2022 3 min read


RSI Adds MLB Veteran Bobby Valentine as Brand Ambassador

Digital sports betting and gaming company Rush Street Interactive (RSI) continued with efforts to popularize its brands and products by adding former professional baseball manager and player Bobby Valentine as a brand ambassador.

Engaging with Baseball Fans

The agreement between RSI and Valentine will see the former New York Mets manager participate in the exclusive network and social media content for the operated by RSI BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com gaming brands, partaking in a weekly Major League Baseball video, podcast, TV, and radio interviews.

“We are thrilled to have Bobby Valentine, whose career spans six decades, join our BetRivers family of Brand Ambassadors. His vast knowledge and valuable MLB insights will be a tremendous asset to our sports bettors.”

Richard Schwartz, CEO, RSI

With decades of experience in professional and collegiate sports, Valentine brings significant knowledge from the world of baseball to both gaming brands, offering them new ways to engage with fans of the sport in the digital gaming space. He will provide baseball fans in his home state Connecticut and across other RSI sportsbook markets with invaluable insights.

“I’m excited to be joining the BetRivers team at an exciting moment in the evolution of sports betting. This partnership will allow us to share my passion for competitive sports while at the same time providing valuable commentary to fans.”

Bobby Valentine, Brand Ambassador, RSI

RSI launched sports betting operations in Connecticut in October 2021 and Valentine is eager to start interacting with sports fans and bettors in his home state.

Sporting and Media Career

Besides the Mets, Valentine has spells as a manager for the Texas Rangers, the Boston Red Sox, and the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan on the international stage. As a player, he was featured with the jerseys of four Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels, New York Mets, and Seattle Mariners.

His professional career also includes eight years serving as the executive director of athletics at Sacred Heart University and was an All-State football player in his home state three times.

Outside of the playing field, Valentine performed as an analyst and announcer for Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN and NBC Sports, as well as a contributor to Sirius.

RSI was among the first four sports betting operators that went live with online and mobile wagering operations in New York with the state’s official launch of mobile sports betting.

Available across iOS and Android mobile devices, BetRivers sportsbook offers thousands of betting options on all major professional and collegiate leagues, games, and players, including spreads, money lines, parlays, props, futures, and more, as well as an array of innovative features like multi-game same game parlays, in-game live betting odds and live sports streaming.

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