With Pennsylvania and Indiana expanding their footprint in the online sportsbook sphere, BetRivers is yet another one of those entities to enhance the State’s presence. Under the banner of Rush Street Interactive and Kambi, BetRivers has a nearly identical interface to their fellow Rush Street Compatriot SugarHouse.
Will this similar interface serve as a problem for BetRivers to be a unique entity, or will the commonality assist with brand identity and trust? Let’s look a little deeper into BetRivers.
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- Enticing welcome bonus
- Jackpot Parlays available
- Attractive interface
BetRivers offers one of the easiest and best welcome bonuses for new players. It’s simple: For deposits up to $250, players will get a 100 percent match. In order to be able to interact with these bonus funds, players must complete a 1x playthrough. Meaning, if you deposit $50 and get a bonus of $50, you must wager $50 on the site in order to have access to those bonus funds.
This is an excellent offer, especially for casual players, which BetRivers seems to be mostly interested in at the moment. Use the promo code “250MATCH”.
BetRivers can only be used while inside the confines of Pennsylvania or Indiana. You may make deposits and withdrawals from outside of these two states, but you will not be able to place any actual real-money wagers.
After you have determined what sport and game to bet on and the type of bet (moneyline, spread or over/under), a betslip will appear from the bottom of the screen where you can make your wager there, pending you have the money in your account. Here is a comprehensive list of the sports offered at BetRivers:
The following bet types are available for the sports mentioned above:
- Round Robin
- Jackpot Parlay
- Live betting
- Buy Out
At the bottom of the screen, there will always be an icon for a live chat available. Beyond that, upon clicking on the “Help Center” at the top of the screen, you’ll notice on the right-hand side of that page that there is both live chat and email support, available from 9:30 a.m. - 2 a.m. eastern standard time.
In addition to this, the Help Center is just one giant FAQ section that has essentially all the information you would need.
App and Site Experience
Available on Android and desktop, we spent the majority of the time on desktop. However, it should be noted that the app experience is essentially a carbon copy to the desktop, minus obvious scaling needed to fit on a mobile screen.
To access the Android app, there is a direct download at the bottom of the page on the BetRivers site. Down there, you will also find links to their social media, an emblem stating they are licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board or the Indiana Gaming Commission and information related to Responsible Gaming, such as the 1-800-GAMBLER hotline.
Everything on the site is laid out well, from the promotions and help center at the top, to the different sports as well as their live betting and jackpot parlay portals on the left-hand side of the screen.
As you make your way to the middle of the page, the sports are also there, but they are accompanied by the games going on that day with the odds, making it easy to wager right then and there. There is also a search bar that you can use to search for different sports, league and even specific teams, to help narrow down the search results and make finding your desired bet that much easier. As you continue to the far right side of the site, there is a scrolling list of active streak winners.
The login, there is a button in the top-right hand corner, right next to the signup button. The signup process is fast and easy and asks for the following information, broken down into three steps:
- Username, email, password
- Name, zip code, street address, date of birth and gender
- Create two security questions, your mobile phone number and last four of social security number, consenting to terms of service
However, if you’re an iRush Rewards Program or Casino4Fun account holder, you can sync your information immediately and get going even faster.
During our time on both platforms, we did not experience any long-term buffering or lag that made the experience less desirable. The different color-coding options to help differentiate areas of that site allowed for faster navigation as well as it broke up any monotony you’d usually run into on other sportsbook that have their set color scheme and don’t break away from it whatsoever.
Below is a table of available deposit and withdrawal options. Please note that using Visa/MasterCard could result in a decline due to security concerns from your issuer. Simply contact your card company and have them remove the holds.
- Rivers Prepaid Card
- PayNearMe - a cash deposit method that can be done at retailers like 7-Eleven
- Cash Cage - visiting the Pittsburgh-area brick-and-mortar facility and make in-person transactions
- Mailed check: Check will arrive between 10 and 14 business days
- ACH/eCheck: 2-5 business days
- Cash Cage: Immediate
- Prepaid Card: Immediate
Our favorite part of the website is the Jackpot Parlay, which is a system where you can choose between three-to-eight events chosen by BetRivers. You will get enhanced odds and have a chance to win big. However, unlike normal parlays, you don’t get to choose. On top of that, the welcome bonus is great for any player, but especially a casual player.
While there may not be any iOS right now, that is something that would make sense for all online sportsbooks to do their best at implementing as it holds access to myriad more customers. We strongly recommend checking out Rush Street’s latest installment, BetRivers.
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