Born out of the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the BetRivers app has now made it across state lines and is blazing its own path in the legalized sports betting world. The Rivers Sportsbook app started in PA, but is now available to users in Indiana via the French Lick Resort & Casino and has also moved into the state of New Jersey, replacing the PlaySugarHouse app in a rebranding effort.
Rivers took over the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia and has rebranded it as Rivers Philadelphia. The parent company Rush Street Interactive also owns the French Lick retail sportsbook in Indiana, which is why the BetRivers app is available in the Hoosier State as well.
With BetRivers’s entry into the New Jersey market, replacing the SugarHouse name, this app is really going to be progressing in a positive way and it gives consumers yet another app that can go across state lines. For the most part, DraftKings and FanDuel have been the primary ones to make that claim, but BetRivers is now in three of the major states that allow online sports betting and Rush Street Interactive seems highly motivated to make it into other states as well, with Iowa and West Virginia likely the next targets.
As things currently stand, Rush Street Interactive has retail sportsbook partners in Iowa with the Wild Rose trio of properties in Clinton, Emmetsburg, and Jefferson. RSI also has the Rivers Casino Schenectady in New York, where betting is legal in the retail sportsbooks and online sports betting should be coming sooner rather than later.
With so many available partners and the opportunities to move into more states down the line, the BetRivers app is undoubtedly a name that you want to know and an operator that you want to be very familiar with in this post-PASPA sports betting world.
Same Faces, Different Places
Isn’t it great when there are apps that work in multiple states? For travelers, vacationers, or just weekend warriors that love options, the fact that BetRivers is available in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Indiana is a major step in the right direction. Geolocation tracking allows bets to be made by acknowledging that users are in the right spots to place their legal wagers. A GeoGuard Location Validator from the Apple Store makes it extremely easy.
Rush Street Interactive has some of the sleekest and sharpest apps in the mobile sports betting world and the BetRivers app is no different. Same with the website, which is remarkably easy to use. For those that are in states that currently allow the BetRivers app, or those that are in states that border a BetRivers state, this is a tremendous entry-level app to get a feel for what is possible. Not to mention, with its insertion into the Indiana and New Jersey markets, major cities like Chicago and New York City can now be exposed to the app and that is only going to strengthen the functionality of this product.
Everything You Would Expect
NBA? It’s there. NHL? It’s there. MLB? It’s there. College football and the NFL? UFC and NASCAR? Tennis and soccer? Darts and boxing? Everything you’ve come to expect and more can be found in the BetRivers app. Even with an extensive catalog of betting options, ranging from traditional sides and totals to futures and live betting, this app is easy to navigate. Convenience is a popular selling point of all apps and the ability to bet online.
We’ve seen betting handles go through the roof in states that allow online sports betting because of the ability to bet from home, bet on the go, or bet from the sporting event you are attending. Some apps can be clunky and it can be a real challenge to get your bets in before the lines move, especially with in-play wagering. That will never be a problem with the BetRivers app because of the efficient and aesthetically pleasing way in which the interface is set up.
This app really is the total package and there are so many selling points beyond the fact that it is sweeping the nation as a major player in the sports gambling space. The app also had a good test run in New Jersey with SugarHouse and many of those same software elements have carried over.
Rivers of Cash
Well, we’d hope that you win rivers of cash, but you first have to get your money in before you can get it out. All of the traditional deposit methods are available within the BetRivers app. You can use a credit or debit card, a BetRivers prepaid card or the Plus Card, the online banking options, like ACH payments and bankwires, PayNearMe, or deposit at the casino cages for the Rivers properties. Keep in mind that SugarHouse is being rebranded as Rivers, so you’ll be able to deposit there as well.
Many of these same options are available for withdrawals or the sportsbook will issue a check by mail. The nice thing is that the BetRivers app has a customer support staff on 24/7 via live chat and there are enough retail sportsbooks that you can call with questions. Email is also a preferred option for those that are having difficulties getting set up or getting the chance to cash out.
Promos and Bonuses
Once you get your money in, you might as well maximize it with the different promotions and bonus offers that are available. Along with a generous sign-up bonus, you’ll become part of the iRush Rewards loyalty program, where you can win prizes, free play, contest entries, and things of that sort. You’ll also be able to qualify for bigger and better prizes as your loyalty increases.
Additional bonuses and contests are available depending on the season and type of sport. Exclusive VIP benefits and promotions get unlocked at Level 7 of the iRush Rewards program. With more states coming online for BetRivers in the near future, we’ll have to wait and see if those states will have some exclusive bonus opportunities or not, but the sky really is the limit for this app at this point in time.
This app is a powerhouse. It may not have the fanfare of a DraftKings or a FanDuel because it got a later start by not being part of the DFS boom, but multi-state functionality with a very realistic chance at 3-4 more states going online over the next year coupled with Rush Street Interactive’s outstanding interface…how could you not love BetRivers?
This app is growing by leaps and bounds. It went live in Pennsylvania in June 2019 to great success and then caught on in Indiana in October of that same year. SugarHouse was already an established brand in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and now the rebrand will unite the Rush Street Interactive brands. This burgeoning juggernaut is exactly the type of sportsbook that you want to be able to use from home from the comfort of your couch on a mobile device or your laptop. It’s the type of website you want to bet with on your desktop.
It is an all-everything app gaining steam across multiple states in an industry where it has the chance to leave others in the dust.
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