BetRivers Sportsbook is officially up and running in Pennsylvania. The online arm of Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh has splashed onto the new online sports betting scene in the Keystone State.
The BetRivers app is the work of technology provider Kambi. Kambi, unsurprisingly, also designed the app for BetRivers’ sister site, PlaySugarHouse.
Both sites feature a clean design and navigation. Interestingly, both sites are also compatible with Android and iOS devices. No other Pennsylvania sports betting app can make such a claim.
So, Apple users already have a great reason to give BetRivers a try. However, the site’s new player bonus should get everyone’s attention.
Right now, new players to BetRivers can receive a 100% match on their first deposits. Use affiliate code 250MATCH to activate the bonus, and as the code implies, it’s good all the way up to $250.
In other words, there are 250 great reasons to check out what’s going on with BetRivers.
Sportsbook fact sheet:
|Land-based launch date:||December 2018|
|Online launch date:||June 27, 2019|
Bet Rivers player incentives and bonuses
Partnering with Rivers to operate the new sportsbook is European-based Kambi.
Like its sister site SugarHouse, BetRivers matches $100% of your first deposit up to $250. The only requirement is that you bet the funds one time within 30 days of registering your new account.
Bet Rivers Affiliate Code
|PA Sportsbook||Bet Rivers Sportsbook|
|Bet Rivers Sportsbook Affiliate Code PA||250MATCH|
|First Deposit Bonus||100% up to $250
|Last verified||July 2020|
If you want to sign up for this offer, which is the best BetRivers deal there is, be sure to use the affiliate code 250MATCH.
Bet Rivers sportsbook app
BetRivers Sportsbook app is also available on Android devices.
Unfortunately, the Google Play store does not support online gambling apps. However, Android users can download the app directly from the Rivers Casino website.
iOS users can, in fact, use the app to play. BetRivers is one of the only sites in PA that have that ability.
The app and the desktop version both employ geolocation technology services. It will ensure that if you are within the borders of Pennsylvania, you can place a bet. There should also be a signal on the homepage that shows your location and allows you the means of easy troubleshooting if the location is inaccurate.
For those playing on desktop, you will need to download a browser app to help verify your location.
Equally important, you should also be able to completely manage your account with the mobile app, from account registration and adding funds to placing all bets.
Bet Rivers software and web access
What makes Bet Rivers and Kambi such an attractive longterm pairing is the viability that Kambi brings through its experience in the online gaming world.
Furthermore, it’s because of Kambi’s experience in Europe that the expectations for what Rivers will offer in PA are sky high.
Easy-to-navigate menus and a plethora of betting options are the norm and not the exception. Everything wagerable in person at the casino is available to anyone using an updated web browser that’s connected to the internet through a verified Pennsylvania IP address.
Signing up for a Rivers account
With Kambi’s vast experience around the world in making systems that are user-friendly, registering for a new Rivers Sportsbook account is a snap.
All that is required is the name, date of birth, physical address, phone number, email address and the last four digits of the player’s Social Security number.
New sign-ups will need to choose a username and password and have the opportunity to enable “strong authentication.” The added layer of security sends a unique pin to the account holder’s mobile phone at each log-in attempt.
There are also self-exclusion measures in place to promote responsible gambling. Be sure to take a look at how to keep your betting recreational and fun.
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Eligibility to register for a Rivers’ account
Everyone in Pennsylvania who is at least 21 years old will be eligible to open an account and place wagers with Rivers. A player will only need to be inside the state, either as a visitor or resident.
As per the rules laid out by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, all athletes, managers, coaches, referees and other officials that can influence the outcomes of sporting events are allowed to open an account and place bets, but it is illegal for them to bet on events in which they are involved.
Owned by Rush Street Interactive, Bet uRivers Sportsbook offers players free membership into the iRush Rewards program and its 11 tiers of benefits.
Players can accrue points with each wagered dollar. Players can reach the first tier with as few as 40 points. Even at the lowest tier, members are eligible to redeem points for bonus wagers at the iRush bonus store. At the highest tiers, players can claim free dinners, price multipliers, birthday gifts, and custom deposit assistance.
The iRush rewards program isn’t currently set up to be used at the brick-and-mortar Rivers Sportsbook in Pittsburgh, but we expect that when the sportsbook goes live online, this may change.
Other available promotions
In a competitive world like sports wagering, keeping customers engaged and finding new ways to place bets is the name of the game. We expect a series of incentives and promotions from Rivers online sportsbook, which will surely happen with this in mind.
Other promotions are expected to be team- and sports-specific and take advantage of what is happening currently, like in March, when many college basketball-themed promotions are sure to be on offer.
Promotional features like Jackpot Parlay and Buy Outs are already available on the BetRivers Sportsbook as well.
Jackpot Parlays allow players to place parlay bets using a quick pick system similar to the PA State lottery.
Buy Outs gives players the option to cash out before a game ends. It’s like insurance.
Deposits and withdrawals at Bet Rivers Sportsbook
BetRivers offers the same banking options SugarHouse Sportsbook currently does in PA. These are:
- Visa and MasterCard
- PayNearMe (7-Eleven)
- Rivers prepaid card
- The cage at Rivers
Coming soon to both BetRivers and SugarHouse are e-wallet deposit options like PayPal.
Players with a Rivers Sportsbook account can look forward to placing wagers on money lines, point spreads, over/unders, parlays, propositions, teasers, and a wide variety of futures bets.
In terms of the sports on which players can expect to wager, options include:
In-play wagering — bets that take place after an event has started — is a favorite of players around the world. It has also become a standard for all new sportsbooks. In-game wagering will undoubtedly be one of Rivers Sportsbooks more popular features.