Rush Street Interactive announced its RushBet brand, currently operating in Colombia and Mexico, has opened two new offices in Bogota and Medellin to support RSI’s continued expansion of its Latin America presence and the growth of the operator.
RSI has opened a new 8,000-square-foot office in the heart of Bogota to serve as the headquarters for its Latin America operations team. According to the company, the office’s design embodies RSI’s “culture of innovation” and reflects the fun nature of the gaming industry.
The space includes a full multimedia wall for watching live sports; a basketball court, which functions as the marketing team’s space; conference rooms designed like poker rooms; a production set that simulates a stadium; lamps throughout the building resembling casino cards; and a cafeteria that is a replica of RushBet’s sports bars.
In Medellin’s El Poblado neighborhood, RSI has expanded its technology hub to house a team of the area’s top tech talent to support RSI’s global technology platform. RSI chose Medellin due to its “growing tech talent,” which is supported by the local government’s investment in its Valle De Software initiative.
The Valle De Software initiative aims to create a software valley by attracting IT businesses and training students from top Latin American universities to become future professionals in IT fields. Moreover, the region has a solid business base with more than 163,000 companies in different economic sectors, which provides RSI with a vast network of partners and suppliers.
According to the company, opening these new offices is an important step as it continues to execute its development plans in Colombia, Mexico, and in the future throughout other markets in Latin America.
Richard Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer at RSI, stated: “We are investing in the region’s future and recognize the importance of earning the trust and respect of the communities where we operate. It’s important to have the brightest and strongest local teams to execute RSI’s ambitious growth strategy.”
RSI was the first US-based online operator to launch in Colombia. The company has partnered with many of the leading media companies, banks, retailers, and sports leagues in the region, including recently expanding its exclusive partnership with LaLiga from only Colombia to now include all of South America.
“These new state-of-the-art offices further exemplify our innovation and continued investment in Latin America and the future growth we expect in the region,” added Schwartz. “It was important for us to invest in creating world-class facilities to continue to attract and retain top industry talent, who play a vital role in RSI’s ongoing growth in Latin America.”