BetRivers Indiana Launches Today to Kick Off Mobile Betting

BetRivers Indiana is now live.

The Indiana Gaming Commission gave Rush Street Interactive the go-ahead to commence online betting beginning today. This comes after the Commission issued a Mobile Go Live Authorization last week to Rush Street Interactive with a targeted start date of October 3rd.

Indiana residents and visitors can get started today at: in.betrivers.com.

Starting today, Hoosiers finally have access to legal online betting for the first time in state history. The legislature approved a bill legalizing sports betting in May and moved quickly to authorize retail sportsbooks and to begin accepting applications from mobile providers.

BetRivers missed the start of the NFL season as previously hoped for, but the Indiana Gaming Commission has moved quickly nonetheless to get the first mobile providers approved to go live.

The first retail sportsbooks launched in September and the Indiana Gaming Commission wasted no time turning its attention to mobile betting. Rush Street Interactive and a handful of other online gaming providers have received temporary sports wagering licenses since then, with BetRivers the first to cross the finish line.

BetRivers joins DraftKings as the first two mobile sportsbooks in Indiana. A total of seven operators hold IN sports betting licenses as of today and none of the remainders will be wanting to give BetRivers and DraftKings too much of a head start.

In a press release announcing the launch of BetRivers Indiana, Rush Street Interactive President Richard Schwartz said this:

“What better time to launch than in the height of football season, the start of baseball playoffs and just before basketball returns?

We know our players are really going to appreciate the convenience of being able to place wagers online anywhere in Indiana, adding to the excitement of these sporting events.

Our experience and success in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York allows us to zero-in on what players want – a massive range of sports betting options, through reliable and scalable technology, with responsive customer service, and fast payouts.”

Getting Started with BetRivers Indiana

Here’s what we know so far about getting started:

BetRivers mobile is available for iOS and Android devices as well as desktop users. Mobile users can visit in.betrivers.com to be guided through the best way to get started while desktop users can visit the website to place wagers online.

Indiana Gaming Commission regulations require all licensed betting providers to conduct standard Know Your Customer (KYC) checks to verify the age and identity of every customer. Specifically, Indiana regulations (pg. 23) require operators to collect the name, address, date of birth, e-mail, phone number and the last four digits of the social security number of every customer.

State law does not require customers to visit a casino in-person to register. All sports fans are welcome to download the app from anywhere within state lines to sign up for an account, deposit and begin placing wagers on sports.

Here’s how to get started today:

  • Visit in.betrivers.com from any desktop or mobile device from anywhere inside Indiana
  • iPhone and Android users: Follow the instructions on the screen to get started with mobile betting.
  • Tap or click “join now” to sign up for an account
  • Log in to your new account and select a deposit method to fund your online betting account
  • BetRivers Indiana currently accepts deposits via cash with PayNearMe, BetRivers Play+ Card and credit/debit card
  • Use the menu to navigate to the sport and league of your choice, tap on any wager to open the betting slip and select an amount to bet
  • Any winnings will be paid to your player account and can then be withdrawn or used to place additional wagers

First Look at BetRivers Indiana

Rush Street Interactive comes to Indiana with the benefit of experience thanks to its preexisting operations in New Jersey under the SugarHouse brand and in Pennsylvania under the BetRivers brand.

Not surprisingly, BetRivers Indiana enters the state as a well-rounded betting app with full functionality from day one. This includes a finished Android app, iPhone-friendly mobile website and desktop wagering.

Indiana sports betting regulations are fairly permissive in the types of wagers that may be accepted and sports leagues that may be covered. Starting today, BetRivers customers can place pre-game and in-play wagers on the major US sports, international leagues and college sports.

BetRivers iOS Download

Rush Street Interactive has confirmed a native BetRivers app for iOS is in development right now, but it is not ready to go live. In the meantime, customers can visit in.betrivers.com for a mobile-friendly website interface that offers all the same wagers and features as the full-fledged app will offer soon.

BetRivers Android Download

Google does not list gambling-related apps in the Play Store so Android users will need to visit in.betrivers.com for a direct download link.

After downloading the BetRivers Android installer, you’ll need to make sure your phone allows you to install apps not downloading through the Play Store.

You can do that by:

  1. Tap the gear icon on your Android to go to the main settings menu
  2. Select the security setting menu option (it might say “lock screen and security” or just “security” depending on your device)
  3. Turn on the “unknown sources” option
  4. Accept the security warning so you can install the BetRivers mobile app
  5. Swipe down to open your notification screen and view recent downloads
  6. Select the BetRivers app to install it

You can see more details about downloading the BetRivers Android app here.

Welcome Bonuses for New Customers

BetRivers has announced its big arrival in Indiana with a welcome bonus for all new customers.

New customers who sign up for an account qualify for a 100% deposit bonus worth up to $250. This means a $100 deposit will result in a $100 bonus, a $200 deposit will result in a $200 bonus and so on. The bigger the first deposit, the bigger the bonus.

This bonus comes with a very reasonable 1x rollover. That means customers will need to place a total sum of wagers equal to the bonus amount before withdrawing the bonus or any winnings obtained by wagering the bonus.

For example, a $250 bonus would require you to place a total of $250 in wagers. BetRivers only counts wagers placed at odds of -200 or longer. For example, a wager placed at odds of -250 would not count towards meeting the rollover but wagers placed at odds of -175, +110 or +300 would count.

BetRivers will also be holding daily odds boost specials starting now. Each day, customers can log in to the BetRivers app and select the “extreme odds boost” tab from the left menu to see wagers that have been given higher payout odds.

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