Rivers Casino expanded its offering online with the launch of the Bet Rivers online sportsbook later this year.
The casino opened a successful brick-and-mortar sportsbook at its Pittsburgh location in December 2018.
The Rivers online sportsbook is operated by Rush Street Interactive, a subsidiary of owner Rush Street Gaming. Rush Street also owns SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, which it plans to rebrand as Rivers Philadelphia in 2019.
The online casino from SugarHouse will also bear the Rivers’ name; then both casinos will promote it as the place to play for both Rivers Pittsburgh and Rivers Philadelphia customers.
Register an account with the Rivers online sportsbook
The signup process is the same as that of Rush Street’s first online sportsbook in Pennsylvania, PA.PlaySugarHouse.com.
It is a fast and easy signup experience that requires players to provide their:
- Date of birth
- Physical address
- Email address
- Phone number
- Last four digits of their Social Security number
Players will also need to provide answers to two security questions to help with identity protection.
After selecting a unique username and password, Rivers Sportsbook uses the provided personal information to verify identity and age and to activate the account. Unlike at some sportsbooks, photo identification is not required.
Rivers casino sportsbook bonuses and other incentives
As sports betting is still an emerging business in Pennsylvania, competition among the state’s licensed operators is only increasing. This battle for market share should only benefit consumers, particularly in the form of new player bonuses and incentives.
The Rivers online sportsbook offers the same new player bonus as its sister site SugarHouse Sportsbook. The deal is a 100% match on initial deposits of up to $250. And the great news is because Rivers and SugarHouse are separate apps, you can get the bonus with each site no questions asked.
Upon an initial deposit, input the promo code 250MATCH to access the additional funds.
It usually takes two to five days for the bonus money to show up in an account.
Customers who receive the bonus have 30 days to play it through one time on bets eligible in Pennsylvania; otherwise, it will expire.
Likely software partner of Rivers online sportsbook
Kambi Group, a European-based global supplier of sports betting services, reached a deal in May 2018 to provide its wagering technology across all of Rush Street’s sportsbooks.
Under the agreement, Rush Street will incorporate Kambi’s sports betting technology into its proprietary online wagering platform. Kambi’s range of services for the Rivers online sportsbook will include everything from line setting and business analytics, to player’s account management and fraud protection.
Options for depositing and withdrawing funds
The list may grow eventually, but currently, Bet Rivers accept deposits in the following ways:
- ACH/e-check: Instant check processed from your bank account.
- Visa and Mastercard: Deposit using your Visa or Mastercard credit or debit card, although some banks may still refuse to process online gambling transactions.
- PayNearMe: Fund your account by bringing in a barcode and cash to a 7-Eleven convenience store.
- Branded prepaid card: Rivers’ sister site SugarHouse offers a branded prepaid card. Expect the same from Rivers.
- The cage at Rivers: Deposit in person at the cashier cage at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.
Bet Rivers is also expected to include e-wallet deposit options like PayPal in the future.
As for withdrawals, these are the current options:
- Bet Rivers Play+ prepaid card
- Online banking (ACH)
- Check by mail
- Cash at the cage
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More about Rivers apps on Android and iPhone
Android users can find a Bet Rivers mobile app they can download from the Rivers Casino website. Unfortunately, Google Play does not support online gambling apps so you won’t find it there. You will need to download directly from Rivers’ website instead.
There is currently no Bet Rivers Sportsbook iPhone app. Rush Street says a solution for iOS is in the works.
Requirements to open a Bet Rivers account
Pennsylvania law allows anyone 21 years or older to register an account for an online sportsbook/casino, regardless of location or state of residence.
To place a bet with a licensed sportsbook; however, players must be physically located within the state borders of Pennsylvania. The location service on a player’s mobile device or the IP address of his or her computer will likely determine his or her whereabouts.
Officials, athletes, coaches, athletic trainers, referees and others who can influence the outcome of sporting contests are barred from placing wagers on any event in which they are involved.
Rivers iRush Rewards loyalty program
Bet Rivers features the same iRush Rewards program other Rush Street online sportsbooks currently do.
This is a tier-based loyalty program that provides an array of prizes and benefits based on the amount of money a player wagers.
The iRush Rewards club is an 11-tier program with levels from one through 10 and elite.
The first two levels offer bonus store access only. The next two include SugarHouse Casino special offers. By the fifth and sixth levels, iRush Rewards members can enjoy customer deposit limit assistance.
Plus, the seventh, eighth and ninth levels enjoy a variety of increased benefits. This includes things like a dedicated VIP manager and VIP lounge access.
Then, iRush Rewards offers Level 10 members a lifetime custom VIP avatar and luxury accommodations.
Finally, those invited into the iRush Rewards’ elite level enjoy free playing devices and luxury gifts.
The number of points you earn during a 60-day rolling period determines your tier. Players earn one point for every straight $10 sports bet.
Then, the amount required to earn a point drops $1 each time you add a bet, all the way down to $1 for every 10 to 12 bet combination.
Other offers we expect include contests, drawings, giveaways and other promotions at the Bet Rivers online sportsbook.
For example, Rivers’ sister sportsbook in New Jersey had the Big Game Getaway Sweepstakes. For every $100 wagered, players earn an entry to win the top prize of an all-expense paid trip for two to the Super Bowl. Offerings similar to those will likely be available at Rivers.
Win/loss bets, parlays, future wagers, over/unders and in-game wagering are all part of the betting slate.
Players can also wager on a vast number of amateur and professional sports from across the globe.
Don’t forget about promotional wagering features like Jackpot Parlay and Buy Outs on the Bet Rivers Sportsbook as well.
The Jackpot Parlay feature allows players to place a parlay bet using the same method as the PA Lottery’s quick pick.
The Buy Outs feature gives players the option to cash out a wager before a game ends. It works as a form of in-game insurance on a bet.