BetRivers Sportsbook Review and Welcome Bonus

Launching back in June 2019 as Pennsylvania’s third online sportsbook outlet, BetRivers Sportsbook is now up and running.

Part of the Rush Street Interactive nad Kambi family, you’ll immediately notice many similarities between BetRivers and their brethren over at SugarHouse, who are both under the Rush Street umbrella. Licensed and regulated in the state by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, let’s dive deeper into BetRivers.

Pros
  • Jackpot parlay
  • Enticing welcome bonus
  • Wonderful interface
Cons
  • A potentional pattern from Rush Street?

While it may not necessarily be a con, will using the same template for both BetRivers and SugarHouse prove to be a success for Rush Street? Will it not have much crossover aside from taking advantage of welcome bonuses? These are all things we will need to wait and see on.

9.8/10
Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler. Only 1x Wager Applies, Playable in PA Only. First Deposit Bonus may only be claimed once per person across all Rivers and SugarHouse websites. 21+. T&C Apply

BetRivers Welcome Bonus - How to Claim

Using the promo code “250MATCH” players will get a 100 percent match on their initial, minimum deposit of $10. To be able to withdraw the bonus funds, players must complete a 1x playthrough. Meaning, if you deposit $100 and get a match of $100, you must bet $100 on the site before having access to the bonus. This is one of the best offerings out there as some can be in the 20x-30x playthroughs.

Getting Started/New Player Info

For those that have used SugarHouse, you will be right at home. If you’re brand new, still, the website is laid out so simplistically it’s difficult to get lost. Also, if you’re brand new to betting in general, under the “Help Center” at the top of the page, you will find a “SportsBetting Quickstart Guide” which has all the information you’d need as a new player, including vital definitions.

Registration

Unless you have an iRush Rewards or a Casino4Fun account (which you can sync your information through), you will need to create an account the old fashioned way. Even then, this only took us a couple of minutes.

In a three-step process, include information such as a desired username, email, password, name, date of birth, address, gender, mobile phone number, last four of your social security number and create two security questions.

This is all needed to identify you. If you see an online sportsbook claiming to be from Pennsylvania and they don’t ask you this information, it is not a licensed outlet.

Desktop/Mobile Experience

Currently not offering iOS, you can access BetRivers through your desktop and Android device. To download the Android app, there is a direct download link at the bottom of the screen. Once you download it, you will notice that the sites are nearly carbon copies of one another.

Both run smooth and we did not experience any interruptions in using either platform. Atop the screen on desktop you will find the help center and direct links to their current promotional offerings and rewards program. Nearby is where you login and/or create an account.

You will also find all of the sports offering in the middle of the screen, with the different games set to go on that day, sorted by sport, or, on the left-hand side, they are listed out in the same sub-menu as the live betting and jackpot parlay. For customer support, there is always a live chat window ready to be opened in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen, too.

Sports and Markets Available

There is an extensive selection of sports to bet on at BetRivers. Below are a few examples:

  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • UFC
  • Motor Sports
  • Soccer
  • Boxing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Australian Rules Football

You'll find the following markets for the sports listed above:

  • Moneyline
  • Straight
  • Parlay
  • Over/Under
  • Spread
  • Round Robin
  • Teasers
  • Live Betting
  • Cash Out
  • Jackpot Parlay

Betting Lines

Looking around at various outlets that you can also bet on in the state of Pennsylvania, we found BetRivers to be right on par with the industry standard, if not slightly better in certain circumstances. Falling under the Rush Street banner, BetRivers and SugarHouse are identical in this area. Their maximum bet amounts are not readily identifiable.

Betting Features

As mentioned in the markets section, BetRivers offers Live Betting, a cash out option and jackpot parlay. Starting with jackpot parlay, this is a predetermined set of events, ranging from three-to-eight in which you have a range of money you can wager. Again, this are pre-determined, so you cannot select them and the odds are boosted here, too.

Cash Out—or as BetRivers to it—Buy Out is a function, that allows players to abort wagers in progress if they so choose. This could be due to certain games not going the way you had intended and wanting to salvage some money to maintain your bankroll.

Live Betting is a common feature which allows you to bet on games that actively in progress, with odds shifting as the game goes on.

Trust and Safety

With Rush Street Interactive and Kambi at the forefront of development for BetRivers, coupled with them being licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, you as a player should absolutely have nothing to worry about when it comes to using their platform.

Payments and Banking

Deposit Methods

  • Rivers Prepaid Card
  • ACH/eCheck
  • Visa/MasterCard
  • PayNearMe - a cash deposit service done at retailers like 7-Eleven
  • Cash Cage

Withdrawal Methods

  • Mailed check
  • ACH/eCheck
  • Prepaid Card
  • Cash Cage

When referring to the cash cage, this means to physically visit BetRivers’ brick-and-mortar, Pittsburgh-area affiliate and make transactions in person. The different amounts allowed for deposit and withdrawal are not readily available on the site.

Overall

Like staring SugarHouse in the mirror, BetRivers will be an excellent online sportsbook for any user. Offering all the sports you’d need, plus an excellent welcome bonus, BetRivers has something for everyone and is definitely one of our favorite offerings from the Keystone State.

9.8/10
Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler. Only 1x Wager Applies, Playable in PA Only. First Deposit Bonus may only be claimed once per person across all Rivers and SugarHouse websites. 21+. T&C Apply