USA – A Chicago sportsbook operator; Rush Street Interactive, has today announced that its brands; PlaySugarHouse and Betrivers, are offering NBA bettors an alternative in the absence of regular NBA season games.
The NBA is staging a HORSE competition between current and former NBA stars, as well as a couple of WNBA stars.
‘The NBA’s Horse Challenge is set-up as a single-elimination bracket where Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young will face off against former NBA Champion Chauncey Billups.
The winner of that match-up will face the winner of the battle between former WNBA star from the Indiana Fever, Tamika Catchings, vs. Utah Jazz’s Mike Conley Jr.
On the other side of the bracket, current Chicago Bull, Zach LaVine, will play against former Boston Celtics great, Paul Pierce, and current Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star, Chris Paul, is facing WNBA Chicago Sky star, Allie Quigley.’
Chief operating officer of Rush Street Interactive Mattias Stetz commented on the offering:
“We are happy to offer our NBA bettors an alternative while the season is suspended. The NBA has been very creative with this HORSE Challenge and we think our bracket will add some additional excitement for our bettors.”
PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers are offering all their players a free to play bracket with a $1000 pool on each site for the winners.
Players can make their picks starting Saturday morning on the 11th April until 7PM Sunday evening on the 12th.
Players will earn a point for each correct pick in the quarterfinal round, 2 points for each correct pick in the semi-final round and 3 points for picking the correct winner. The winners of the bracket will receive a share of $1000 bonus money.
Quarterfinals will be aired on ESPN on Sunday April 12th between 7 and 9pm. The semi-finals and Championship game will be aired on ESPN on Thursday April 16th at 9pm ET.
Rush Street Interactive (RSI) was founded by industry gaming veterans and its management team has decades of collective experience in developing, supplying and operating regulated Online Gaming sites.