BetRivers.com offers mobile sports betting in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, and Pennsylvania – with a pending launch in Michigan.
Read our complete BetRivers review for up to date details on bonuses and promotions at BetRivers sportsbook. Learn how to deposit and which sports you can bet on using the BetRivers app.
Bet Rivers is a mobile betting app from Rush Street Gaming. Owned and operated by the same people who run SugarHouse Online, BetRivers.com is a legal and licensed online sportsbook in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Colorado and Illinois run by a solid team.
- Legal and licensed in the USA
- Easy-to-clear deposit bonus (1x rollover)
- Massive selection of sports wagers each day
- Busy in-play betting calendar
- Few ongoing promotions or reload bonuses
- Does not offer online poker
Bet Rivers Online was able to move on a fairly rapid timeline thanks to parent company Rush Street Gaming already having experience with mobile betting in New Jersey and Pennsylvania through SugarHouse Online Sportsbook.
BetRivers Sportsbook is now open for online betting in Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania with plans to launch in Michigan and other states in the future.
Today’s BetRivers review will discuss what it’s like to bet here, compare the options to other licensed betting sites and delve a bit into the company behind it all. Our goal is to offer an objective review so you can decide if this is the right mobile betting site for you.
- Website: www.betrivers.com
- Available in: Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Pennsylvania now; West Virginia & Michigan soon
- Operated by: Rush Street Interactive
- Established: Rush Street Gaming founded 2009, retail sportsbook in 2018 and mobile betting in 2019
- Platforms: Android and iOS apps; website for desktop and mobile users
- New customer bonus: 100% up to $250
Bet Rivers Online Sportsbook
BetRivers.com offers sports betting through its website for anyone with a desktop (PC or Mac) as well as a mobile app for Android and iOS devices.
Here’s what to do if you’re ready to bet today:
- If you have a PC or Mac: Visit BetRivers.com to bet at the website
- If you have an Android device: Visit BetRivers.com for a link to the Android app
- If you have an iPhone or iPad: Visit BetRivers.com for a link to download the official iOS app
If you’re familiar with SugarHouse Casino and Sportsbook, you’ll feel right at home at BetRivers as both are powered by software from Rush Street Interactive (the online division of Rush Street Gaming). The look and feel of the two sportsbooks is nearly identical in terms of graphics and interface.
The odds are similar across both sportsbooks but not identical. Comparing the odds on upcoming games shows some differences in the prices for various teams. Therefore, you may find it worthwhile to consider an account at BetRivers.com even if you already have one with SugarHouse. Additionally, each offers a unique welcome bonus that can be claimed for a bankroll boost.
Types of Wagers and Sports Leagues Covered
Rivers Casino Sportsbook provides pre-game and in-game wagering for a wide range of international sports. All the usual North American favorites are on offer (football, baseball, hockey and basketball) along with international soccer leagues, tennis, boxing, MMA, cricket, rugby, cycling, golf, motorsports and more on occasion.
The full selection includes:
One other thing BetRivers.com does well is provide many markets for every individual sport. A typical MLB and NFL game, for example, is often covered with upwards of 100 different pre-game betting options alone. This includes the usual moneylines, spreads and totals along with alternate lines, first half/second half bets, team props, player props and a variety of parlays and teasers.
In-Game Betting at Bet Rivers
The BetRivers in-play betting calendar keeps a busy schedule with numerous live events from around the world covered on a daily basis. On the very first day BetRivers Sportsbook launched, the in-play betting area had more than a dozen MLB games to choose from plus an international basketball game and a soccer game – each with dozens of markets.
During live events, the odds on every market are updated in real time so you can stay in the game from start to finish with new opportunities popping up constantly. This includes pre-game wagers that are extended into the game with updated odds, player props and “instant betting” markets that are resolved within minutes (such as wagers on whether or not the next batter will make it to first base).
It is clear from very early on that Bet Rivers places an emphasis on in-game betting and covers numerous events every day that each offer a streaming selection of short-term wagers on everything from the game winner to the outcome of the next play. It would be fair to say Rush Street Interactive has one of the stronger in-game platforms on the market today.
Live Streaming Sports at Bet Rivers
Rush Street Interactive was the first mobile betting operator in the US to offer live streaming video of sports for customers. The service debuted in mid-2019 with live feeds straight from the French Open through a deal between Rush Street and data odds company IMG Arena.
The deal allows BetRivers.com customers to watch events online in real time while also betting on them – all through the desktop website or via the mobile app. We fully expect to see BetRivers expand its live streaming menu over time.
Bet Rivers Bonuses
BetRivers.com offers a welcome bonus to all first-time depositors plus an ongoing VIP program for loyal customers. You’ll get the first bonus just for signing up and making a deposit, followed by a steady stream of rewards based on your wagering volume.
100% up to $250 Bonus for New Customers
The BetRivers Sportsbook bonus of 100% up to $250 is about average in terms of size but is well above average with wagering requirements of just 1x. This means you only need to place a total sum of wagers equal to the amount of bonus money before withdrawing.
It is not uncommon for other betting sites to enforce wagering requirements in the range of 10x to 20x, so this is a great deal compared to most welcome bonuses. This is a very easy bonus to clear for withdrawal.
Important note: The first-time welcome bonus may only be claimed once per person across all Rivers and SugarHouse betting sites/apps.
Use the Bonus Code 250MATCH
iRush Rewards VIP Program
The BetRivers VIP program is called iRush Rewards and the basic idea is that you earn loyalty points for every real money wager placed on sports.
As you earn points and move up in levels, a variety of benefits are unlocked based on the volume of your play. Perks offered through the program include things such as reload bonuses, free spins in the casino, sports betting money back offers and more.
The VIP Program uses a tiered system with all players starting out at level one and moving up to level 10, and finally to ELITE by invitation only. Moving up through each tier in the VIP program opens the door to increasingly valuable rewards as shown below:
BetRivers Mobile Betting
A BetRivers mobile app is also available for iOS and Android devices. Rush Street Gaming takes a two-pronged approach that involves offering a standard website for desktop users alongside actual mobile apps that players can download for iOS/Android devices.
If you have an Android device, you can head to BetRivers.com for a link to the Bet Rivers Sportsbook app. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you may also visit the website for a link or search for BetRivers in the App Store.
The brick-and-mortar Rivers Casino Sportsbook in Pittsburgh also offers some degree of mobile capability for in-person wagers. Even the brick-and-mortar sportsbook has a mobile app and a website you can visit to view lines and create betting slips before visiting the sportsbook in person.
BetRivers Online Casino
BetRivers added casino games in 2020 for customers in states with legal online gambling. What began as a small collection of slots and table games has grown over time to include slots, table games and video poker.
Games from numerous slots providers are on offer, with NetEnt and IGT being the two most recognizable. The NetEnt games are particularly eye-catching while the IGT slots may be familiar to past Rivers Casino Pittsburgh visitors.
The selection here is not quite as large as some of the older gambling sites on the market, but new games are being added regularly. If SugarHouse Casino (owned by the same parent company) is any indicator, BetRivers Casino will eventually have hundreds of casino games on offer.
Rivers Casino Sportsbook in Pittsburgh
The in-person sportsbook at Rivers Casino opened in December 2018 after Pennsylvania passed a major gambling reform bill that included the legalization of sports betting.
Rivers Sportsbook is located in a convenient location just off I-279 and Rte. 65, within walking distance of both Heinz Field and PNC Park.
The sportsbook itself is currently in its temporary location as Rivers Casino puts the finishing touches on a permanent sportsbook. In its current form, the sportsbook boasts 10 TVs, comfortable seating and plenty of food options nearby. In all, it occupies about 3,000 square feet near the high limits area.
In a presentation given to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board last year, Rivers Casino revealed its plans for a permanent sportsbook. The permanent sportsbook will be placed on the central gaming floor and will accept wagers via cashiers during sportsbook hours and via kiosks 24/7.
Hours of Operation:
- Mon-Thurs: 10 AM – 12 AM
- Fri: 9 AM – 2 AM
- Sat: 9 AM – 12 AM
- Sun: 9 AM – 12 AM
BetRivers Sportsbook Deposit Methods
BetRivers.com accepts a variety of deposit methods that span a range of convenient options whether you’re looking for a quick electronic deposit or have some cash you’d like to use to fund your account.
- Credit cards: The major credit and debit card brands are accepted at BetRivers Online. Some credit card issuers still automatically decline all gaming-related transactions, but you will have alternatives should this be an issue.
- Debit cards: Debit card deposits work in basically the same manner as credit card transactions. Just fill out your card information, choose an amount to deposit and your account will be funded instantly.
- Play+ Prepaid card: BetRivers.com has launched a branded prepaid card that you can fund online, use to make purchases in the real world and take to ATMs for instant cash payouts.
- In-person: BetRivers.com also offers in-person deposits that can be made with cash at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. All you’ll need is your ID, account information and some cash.
- PayNearMe: A second option for cash is PayNearMe. Selecting this option will generate a pay slip that you can either print off at home or save to your phone. Take the slip to your nearest 7-Eleven, pay with cash and your account will be credited instantly.
BetRivers State-by-State Operations
BetRivers is operated by Rush Street Gaming and has a number of pathways it could take to enter additional states through Rush Gaming properties and partnerships.