BetRivers Sportsbook Review

Updated October 2020
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BetRivers, an American-based online gambling brand, has joined the Colorado sportsbook market.

Backed by Rush Street Gaming out of Chicago, BetRivers has brick and mortar casinos in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and New York. It has successfully launched online sportsbooks in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and now Colorado bettors can get it on the with BetRivers action!

If you’re new to BetRivers Sportsbook and live in CO, use our exclusive bonus code “250MATCH” to receive a deposit bonus of up to $250. The rollover requirement on this bonus is only 1x!

BetRivers affiliate code

BetRivers offers one of the best promotional offers in the state of Colorado. Use affiliate code “250MATCH” on your first deposit to receive up to $250 in bonus play. That bonus play only has to be rolled over one time.

For example, when you deposit $250, BetRivers will confirm that your promo code is valid, deposit the $250 bonus into your account, and as you play, it’ll unlock. If you bet $250 on one football game and win, you’ve unlocked the full $250. If you bet $25 on one football game and win, you’ve unlocked $25, as well as the winnings from that bet.

This bonus is available only on your first deposit and up to $250. This promo code also works with SugarHouse, and if you’ve used it previously on SugarHouse, it will not work on BetRivers. The sportsbooks are owned by the same company, and you can only use the code once for the two sites combined.

These free bets must be placed and cannot be withdrawn. Your $250 bonus will not be available for withdrawal until you play it through at least one time.

BetRivers bonus offers for CO residents

BetRivers has two ongoing bonus offers. First, its iRush rewards program allows users to spin a wheel based on how many points they’ve accumulated. The wheel has various cash prizes, and bettors will receive the amount of money the wheel lands on as a bonus that has a 1x rollover.

Additionally, BetRivers Sportsbook offers a “Race to Rivers” promotion, which offers wheel spins based on iRush reward points earned on any given day. The grand prize is unlocked at 2,193 points, which equals the number of miles from Las Vegas to Pittsburgh. The rewards are as follows:

  • Earn 20 iRush rewards points in a calendar day and receive one race wheel spin.
  • Earn 40 iRush rewards points in a calendar day and receive two race wheel spins.
  • Earn 60 iRush rewards points in a calendar day and receive three race wheel spins.
  • This trend continues up to 200 or more iRush rewards, which results in 10 race wheel spins.

But wait, there’s more! Each wheel spin earns mile amounts, and those mile amounts result in additional prizes (and the prizes are cumulative):

  • 82 miles (the distance from Las Vegas to Arizona) earns you a raffle ticket for a $150 bonus money drawing.
  • 111 miles (the distance from Las Vegas to Utah) earns you a bonus money pick ’em prize.
  • 478 miles (the distance from Las Vegas to Colorado) earns you one race wheel spin.
  • 748 miles (the distance from Las Vegas to Denver) earns you bonus money or a bonus wheel spin.
  • 928 miles (the distance from Las Vegas to Kansas) earns you one boosted race wheel spin.
  • 1,352 miles (the distance from Las Vegas to Missouri) earns you a 25% deposit match bonus.
  • 1,594 miles (the distance from Las Vegas to Illinois) earns you a bonus money pick ’em prize.
  • 1,749 miles (the distance from Las Vegas to Indiana) earns you one race wheel spin.
  • 1,905 miles (the distance from Las Vegas to Ohio) earns you one boosted race wheel spin.
  • 2,131 miles (the distance from Las Vegas to West Virginia) earns you a bonus money wheel spin.
  • 2,144 miles (the distance from Las Vegas to Pennsylvania) earns you a bonus money pick ’em prize.
  • 2,193 miles (the distance from Las Vegas to Pittsburgh) earns you the grand prize.

The grand prize bonus money is based on how many miles you’ve accumulated.

  • First prize gets $2,500 in bonus money.
  • Second prize gets $2,000 in bonus money.
  • Third prize gets $1,500 in bonus money.
  • Fourth to 10th prize gets $1,000 in bonus money.
  • 11-20 gets $500 in bonus money.
  • 21-30 gets $250 in bonus money.
  • 31 and beyond gets $100 in bonus money.

How to sign up

You can sign up at co.betrivers.com or by clicking this link.

In the top right-hand corner of the screen, you’ll see a button that reads “Join Now.” Click that.

Next, you’ll be asked to create a screen name and enter your email address, a password and an affiliate code. The affiliate code is optional.

Once you advance to the next screen, you’ll be asked for your first and last name, zip code, street address, date of birth and gender. Fill all of this information out so BetRivers can verify your identity.

Finally, you’ll be asked to provide answers to a pair of security questions. Select your security questions and answer them. Make sure to write down this information, as it’ll be important for accessing your account if you lose or forget your password.

Next, add your mobile phone number and last four digits of your Social Security number. You’ll need to provide that information to help verify that you are betting legally in Colorado.

Agree to the terms of service and accept or decline the two-factor authentication at every login.

Click complete, and you’re signed up!

Download the BetRivers app

The BetRivers betting app is available for both Apple and Android.

You can download this app by visiting co.betrivers.com. Scroll to the bottom of the home screen, and click on one of the options below the section that reads “Download Our Free App!”

Use the login credentials you created at sign-up to log in, and you’re ready to go for BetRivers Sportsbook iPhone and Android action!

Features on the site

On the BetRivers home screen, you’ll find a few options. From left to right, the options are “Get Started,” “Promotions,” “Rewards,” “Help Center,” “Sports,” “Log In” and “Join Now.” All of these options are rather self-explanatory, and to access the sportsbook, you’ll need to click “Sports.”

betrivers nav

By default, BetRivers Sportsbook will show all of the live games that are currently being played at the top of the page. Next, it will show the most popular games bet on that day, followed by A-Z sports betting options. On the left-hand side, you’ll see a bar that features “Live Right Now,” “Popular,” “Starting Soon,” “My Bet History,” “My Sports Bonuses,” “Jackpot Parlay,” “Streaming Live” and “Weekend Specials.”

betrivers popular menu

By clicking “Live Right Now,” you will see all of the games that are currently happening and available to bet on. That button will change to a “Back to All Bets,” which obviously takes you back to where you were before you clicked “Live Right Now.”

“Starting Soon” does the same thing, but displays all of the contests available to bet on that are about to start. “My Bet History” displays all of your current bets, previous bets and the results of those bets. “My Sports Bonuses” displays all your available bonuses and how much rollover is left on them. “Jackpot Parlay” takes you to an exclusive BetRivers feature that requires you to pick eight combination bets. If that bet hits, you’re entered for a chance to win the grand prize, which is usually more than $100,000. “Streaming Live” will take you to all available games that are currently watchable from your mobile device or computer. This helps users bet on games that they can actually watch without cable. Finally, “Weekend Specials” will take you to special bets for the upcoming weekend. These bets are usually enhanced and have wide odds to win.

BetRivers also features a scroll bar at the top of its website offering new and exciting betting opportunities or bonuses.

Finally, on the right-hand side of the screen, BetRivers shows a news feed of recent big wins. Any time someone wins five bets in a row or makes 50x their money on a parlay or casino game, BetRivers displays their username on the right-hand side of the website. This encourages users to bet big and often. Don’t let it fool you.

betrivers newsfeed

How to navigate the site

The BetRivers site isn’t overly difficult to navigate. Once signed in, make sure to click “Sports” on the header of the site to access the sportsbook rather than the casino.

You can access your account information by clicking the “My Account” tab in the top right-hand corner of the screen. This will allow you to see your screen name and active loyalty level. It’ll also show a drop-down menu that includes specific tabs. Here, you’ll find the tabs for Refer a Friend, Sports Bonuses, Sports Betting History, My Account, My Profile, My Bonuses, Open My Rewards Promotion, My Rewards, Bonus Store, Statements and Responsible Gaming.

In the top-right corner of the screen, you’ll find the amount of money you have in your account. You can click the “Cashier” tab, allowing you to see your withdrawal money, active bonus money, and balance. This is also where you will choose to deposit or withdraw.

On the main page, you’ll find a live sports block. This shows the live betting options BetRivers is offering at the moment. Slightly above this block, you’ll see a search bar, allowing you to search for sports, leagues or teams you would like to bet on.

Below the live block, you’ll find a popular block followed by an A-Z block. The popular block offers popular sports betting options, while the A-Z block offers available sports in alphabetical order.

BetRivers also features a scrolling block near the top of the site. This offers some of its most popular betting options. This also shows current offers, such as the deposit match.

In the top left-hand corner of the website, there is a menu option. This opens a sidebar that takes you to any page you need. The available tabs in this sidebar menu are Responsible Gaming, My Prizes, Get Started,  Sports, Sports Bonuses, Promotions, Rewards, Cashier, Help Center, My Account and Logout.

Below the closed menu tab is a tab labeled “Show More Sports.” This opens a sidebar menu specific to the sportsbook. The top of the sidebar is a “Live Right Now” option. Below that is a popular block, offering the most popular betting options in the sportsbook. The final section is labeled “Sports,” offering all of the sports BetRivers has betting options for.

BetRivers keeps its support chat on the page at all times. It’s a bubble in the bottom left-hand corner of the site. Clicking this opens “Player Support Chat.”

Deposit/withdraw

BetRivers is a legal sportsbook in the United States. Depositing and withdrawing is significantly easier and safer on legal sportsbooks than offshore sports betting sites. US sportsbooks utilize the US banking system, making the transactions faster and safer.

Deposits

Depositing on BetRivers is easy. Click the cashier option on the right side of the screen. Then select deposit. You’ll select your method and the amount you want to deposit.

There are five ways to deposit on BetRivers:

  • Credit or debit card (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover Card)
  • ACH (online banking)
  • BetRivers Play+ card
  • PayPal
  • PayNearMe
  • PayWith Cash (VanillaDirect)
  • VIP Preferred  eCheck

The simplest way to deposit is through a credit or debit card. You simply enter your card information, allowing BetRivers to access the money from your card.

ACH is a type of online banking transaction. This is another simple process, as you only need to enter your account and routing numbers to complete the transaction.

You can purchase a BetRivers Play+ Card with a credit or debit card or your bank account. This is a prepaid card that you can deposit into your BetRivers account with. This is a bit more tedious of a process, as it adds an extra step to your depositing method.

You can deposit money directly from your PayPal account into your BetRivers account. Your PayPal account acts as a third  party in this scenario. This is often used if your bank doesn’t allow you to make these types of transactions.

PayNearMe allows you to pay with cash. You choose how much you want to deposit ($10 minimum, $500 maximum) and print your pay slip. You then take this slip to a participating CVS, 7-Eleven or Family Dollar store and pay the cashier. This allows you to deposit without sharing any personal information.

Withdrawals

Withdrawing is also easy. You click the cashier option in the right-hand corner of the screen and select withdraw. You then insert the amount of money you want to withdraw and how you would like to do so.

There are four ways to withdraw from BetRivers:

  • Online banking/ACH
  • Check by mail
  • BetRivers Play+ Card

Online banking is a fast way to withdraw money directly into your bank account.

You can directly withdraw money into your PayPal account, as well. This is another secure way to withdraw money, but can take up to 72 hours to review. You can also have only one PayPal account attached to your BetRivers account.

You can choose to receive a check through the mail. The check is delivered to your physical mailing address. This could take up to 14 business days, though.

You need a BetRivers Play+ account to withdraw money this way. Once your funds are in your Play+ account, you can withdraw them at any ATM on the PULSE or NYCE network. Or you can use your card anywhere Discover is accepted. This process could take up to 72 hours to review.

Available sports betting options

BetRivers offers all of the usual North American sports betting options to go along with plenty of international options to bet on. Here’s a full list of the sports you can bet on at BetRivers:

  • Australian rules football
  • Baseball (MLB)
  • Basketball (NBA, NCAA)
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Football (NFL, NCAA)
  • Golf
  • Hockey (NHL)
  • MMA
  • Motor sports
  • Soccer

Betting options

BetRivers has multiple betting options. They are mostly common bets, including moneylines, spreads, totals (over/under), teasers and parlays.

BetRivers offers in-game or live betting. This type of betting allows you to bet on games as they are happening. For example, if the Denver Nuggets are -2 point favorites before the game, but they quickly go down 10 points, you will be able to bet them as underdogs or with a new spread. You will be able to watch the games for runs or streaks, making the appropriate bet if the line gets to a point where it becomes favorable for the bettor.

Futures are another betting method BetRivers offers. You can bet on future events to happen. Generally, you will receive better odds with this type of betting. For example, you can bet on who will win the Super Bowl or the World Series. You can also bet on aspects such as who will win MVP in the NBA.

BetRivers allows you a buyout option on specific bets, as well. Essentially, you can buy out a bet before the bet ends. For example, if you bet on the Oakland Raiders to win the Super Bowl at +2200 odds and they go 16-0 and own +400 odds to win the Super Bowl, BetRivers will make an offer you can accept to profit without Oakland needing to win the Super Bowl. The odds will be lower than the +2200, but you will still profit from the situation.

Legal stipulations

BetRivers is operated by Rush Street Gaming and owned by Rush Street Interaction. You must be 21+ years of age to gamble on its website or app.

It is available in Colorado, Pennsylvania and Indiana, with more states likely to join in 2020.

Customer support

BetRivers offers a pair of ways to contact customer support.

In the bottom left-hand corner of its website, BetRivers has a “Support” bubble. This takes you to a live chat. Once you start the chat, you will have a live, real-time chat with one of BetRivers’ customer support workers.

If you aren’t in a hurry, you can simply email and wait for a reply. To submit an email request, you’ll enter your email, subject, and description. Click this link to send BetRivers customer support an email or to start a live chat session.

Background

BetRivers is an online sportsbook and app available in Colorado, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. More states are likely to join throughout 2020, as well.

It works under Rush Street Interactive, featuring multiple brick-and-mortar casinos in New York, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. Rush Street Interactive also owns SugarHouse Casino.

The website and app both offer a sportsbook.