- Trusted, US-based operator
- Offers live streaming video
- Extensive betting markets
BetRivers is an online sportsbook managed by Rush Street Gaming out of Chicago as one of the country’s only major operators still fully based in the USA. OnlineBettingSites.com editors tested the BetRivers app in multiple states to compile the following BetRivers Sportsbook review.
ProsTrusted, US-based operatorOffers live streaming videoExtensive betting markets
ConsLackluster mobile app interface
BetRivers Bonus and Promo Code
- BetRivers Sportsbook Offer: Up to $500 Second Chance Bet
- BetRivers Bonus code: BUSA
BetRivers Sportsbook offers all new customers a first bet refund worth up to $500, depending on their state of residence. The maximum refund ranges from $100 to $500 by state, but new users will always see the maximum refund amount before signing up.
New customers can claim the offer by signing up for an account, using the affiliate code BUSA, making a deposit of at least $10, and placing their first bet. If it loses, BetRivers will give them a second chance bet of equal value worth up to $500.
As an example, imagine a new customer registers and places a $350 bet on the Cowboys to win their next game. If the Cowboys lose, that customer would receive a $350 bonus bet to use on almost any available wager. If the Cowboys win, that customer would receive their standard payout but nothing extra.
Customers can use their second chance bets on any wager with -200 odds or longer. For example, a wager at -300 would not qualify, but a wager at -110, +110, +200, etc. would. New users must use their second chance bets within 30 days of receipt, but there are no other conditions. Unlike many competing offers, the BetRivers bonus does not have wagering requirements.
iRush Rewards Loyalty Program
iRush Rewards functions as the BetRivers loyalty program for sports bettors and casino players. All BetRivers customers are automatically enrolled in the loyalty program upon signing up and begin earning BetRivers loyalty points as soon as they begin playing.
As players bet on sports and play casino games, they earn Loyalty Level Points (LLPs) and Bonus Store Points (BSPs) simultaneously. LLPs move players up through the tiered VIP program. Meanwhile, BSPs can be redeemed at the Bonus Store for bonuses and Wheel Spins for random prizes.
The iRush Rewards program consists of 11 tiers that unlock additional perks and benefits as players move up from level 1 through 11. At the lower levels, players gain benefits such as bonus store access and special offers. At the higher levels, players can earn luxury VIP gifts, Apple/Android products and more.
BetRivers Mobile Betting Apps: IOS and Android
- Standalone mobile apps: iOS and Android
- Mobile-friendly website: Yes
Sports bettors can download the standalone BetRivers for iOS and Android or visit betrivers.com to place wagers online through the responsive website.
The BetRivers mobile app is organized in a manner similar to other sportsbooks: customers can browse a list of featured games on the app’s homepage or use the embedded menu to view all live or upcoming games for specific sports.
Menu options near the top of the app allow users to switch between a list of featured games, special offers, live streams and in-play betting events. A secondary bottom nav menu provides options to view current promotions, information about the rewards program, customer support options and the betting slip.
Sports You Can Bet On At BetRivers.com
BetRivers Sportsbook accepts wagers on all major US and international sports. This includes all pro and college US leagues plus international soccer, tennis, golf and other, lesser-known sports that are more prominent in other parts of the world.
- Australian Rules
- Beach Volleyball
- Cyclo Cross
- Ice Hockey
- Motor Sports
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Table Tennis
- Winter Sports
Bet Rivers Betting Markets
Selecting any individual event brings users to a full list of betting markets available for that event. The number of options varies based on the popularity of the sport itself and on how far away game day is.
Games for the major US sports are often covered with up to 400 unique betting options. This includes standard moneylines, spreads and totals in addition to dozens of prop bets that cover subjects ranging from the first scoring team to total strikeouts by a pitcher in an MLB game.
Betting market depth typically increases as game day draws near. For example, NFL matchups listed months in advance may offer wagers on the moneyline, spread and total at first but then expand their options as game day approaches until there are 350+ betting markets on offer.
Additionally, BetRivers stands out from the pack with the occasional pick ‘em contest offering large cash prizes. For example, a recent NFL pick ‘em contest held by Bet Rivers worked like this:
- Buy in for $150 to compete for a piece of a $500,000 prize pool
- Pick the winners of Sunday and Monday NFL games each week
- Weekly $2,500 prize paid to the fan with the highest score
- Season-long winners earned payouts of $125,000 for first place, $40,000 for second place and on down to $175 for 500th place
Does BetRivers.com Have Live Streaming Sports?
BetRivers Sportsbook has deals in place with several outside leagues to deliver live video and betting markets to customers. For sports in which BetRivers has streaming rights, players can watch and bet online from one interface to fully take advantage of live betting.
Live video is available for free to all customers who have an account balance greater than $0. The selection is limited to some fairly niche sports at the moment, but the options are expanded and it is likely just a matter of time until US sportsbooks are able to begin streaming games from top level organizations.
Currently, BetRivers provides live streaming for:
- Korean baseball games
- ATP Masters 1000 tennis events and the French Open
- International soccer games
- Table tennis
BetRivers Deposit Methods
BetRivers accepts a variety of deposit methods suitable for players who wish to fund their accounts via credit and debit, cash, electronic banking and e-wallets.
|Type of Payment
|Visa, Mastercard and Discover
|Visa, Mastercard and Discover
|Authorize a payment to BetRivers using your bank’s online banking login
|Prepaid debit card and e-wallet; includes a physical card that can be used for withdrawals, in-person purchases and ATM access
|Pay with cash at a nearby convenience store or pharmacy
|Pay with cash at a nearby convenience store or dollar store
|Cash at the Cage
|Pay with cash at the casino
Does Bet Rivers Take Responsible Gambling Seriously?
BetRivers is obligated by state law to promote responsible gambling, both in how it advertises itself and in the services it provides to players. To that second point, BetRivers verifies the age and identity of each customer to prevent identity fraud and to ensure all players at 21 or older.
Additionally, BetRivers users may log in to adjust the following settings for further control over their gambling habits:
- Deposit limits per day, week or month
- Spending limits per day, week or month
- Wagering limits per day, week or month
- Maximum wager size
- Time limit in hours spent logged in per day
- Temporary or permanent self-exclusion
BetRivers Customer Support Options
Customers with questions can contact BetRivers via live chat and e-mail. The BetRivers website also provides a comprehensive knowledge base that provides detailed answers to many common questions.
Wes Burns has more than a decade’s worth of experience as a writer, researcher, and analyst in the legal online betting industry and is co-founder of OnlineBettingSites.com. Wes approaches his work from the viewpoint of players.