BetRivers NY Bonus Code And Sportsbook Review

Deposit MatchDeposit Match$250$250
Bonus CodePLAY250

Disclaimer: BetRivers online sportsbook is not yet live in New York. This review is speculative based on the BetRiver sportsbook in other states, and will be updated after it launches here.

BetRivers is leading online sportsbook and casino operator in numerous states, and soon you will be able to sport bet with BetRivers right here in New York.

The BetRivers app is available for Android and Apple products and makes sports betting easy. You also can take advantage of BetRivers’ $250 welcome bonus, and you’ll be part of the iRush Rewards program at the New Jersey online sportsbook.

In this review we give you all the details you need for creating your BetRivers account in New York, using the app, maximizing bonuses and getting into the action.

Why Choose BetRivers Sportsbook?
  • Right now, new customers get a 100% deposit match up to $250.
  • You’ll be part of the iRush Rewards loyalty program.
  • High-quality app for iOS and Android.
  • Tons of sports betting markets available.
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BetRivers Sportsbook bonus for NY

BetRivers offers a 100% deposit match for up to $250 just for using the bonus code PLAY250 when you sign up.

The ability to double your deposit right out of the gate, without the possibility of losing, is the most can’t-miss bet you will find at a sportsbook.

BetRivers Bonus Code for September 2021

Online SportsbookBetRivers
Bonus CodePLAY250
Deposit Bonus100% up to $250
Last UpdatedAugust 11, 2021

How does the BetRivers Sportsbook bonus work?

In order to claim the BetRivers welcome bonus, you have to do a few things. You need to use the bonus code PLAY250 when you sign up, and you need to make at least a $10 deposit. The match offer is good only for your first deposit.

After following those steps, you will have 30 days to claim the full amount of the bonus, and to do that you must satisfy a 1x playthrough requirement. That means for every dollar you bet, you will release that amount of bonus funds. So if you deposit $250 you need to wager $250 in the next 30 days in order to claim the full bonus.

A lot of online sportsbooks require much higher playthrough rates in order to claim bonuses, so BetRivers definitely has one of the better bonuses when it comes to what you must do to reap the full benefits.

BetRivers sportsbook promotions

One of the areas where BetRivers stands out from the crowd is the number of promotions it offers throughout the year. It starts with the welcome bonus mentioned above, and here are some of the other promotions you will see as a BetRivers user:

  • Profit boosts: For the 2020 NFL season, BetRivers ran a promotion that entitled users to a 50% profit boost for one bet every Sunday. The max wager was $50, and the max additional winnings were capped at $250, but that still adds up to the chance at more than $4,000 during the season.
  • Parlay boosts: These are other promos you will see if you choose to making BetRivers your go-to sportsbook. For the college basketball season, you could take advantage of 25% parlay boosts on every Wednesday and Friday. Once again, your winnings are capped at $250, but that still is a great bonus if you hit your parlay.
  • Rewards program: Arguably the best bonus you will receive as a BetRivers Sportsbook user is being part of the iRush Rewards program. While it takes $5 in straight betting to earn iRush points, it only takes $0.50 wagers on 10-leg parlays to earn points. And the more points you earn, the more you’ll be able to redeem at the iRush bonus store.

Just like most online sportsbooks, BetRivers offers daily odds boosts, as well. And with new promotions coming out all the time, be sure to check the BetRivers promotions page and watch for emails from BetRivers announcing new promos.

Is it legal to download BetRivers in NY?

Yes, you can safely and legally download the BetRivers Sportsbook app in NY. Not only that, but you can manage your account, check lines and even get bets ready while still in New York.

In order to place any sports bets, though, you will have to be in a state where the BetRivers online sportsbook is legal. To place your bets, you must have the geolocation on your phone or tablet turned on to verify that you are in Colorado, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Indiana or Iowa.

Soon enough, you will also be able to bet directly in New York. Rest assured we will update this review the moment that’s the case!

How to create a BetRivers Sportsbook account in NY

You can create a BetRivers Sportsbook account from New York and do it entirely from your phone, computer or tablet.

The BetRivers app is available for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. You can follow our links to get the app downloaded and installed on your device. Once that is complete, open the app or the website and follow the steps below.

  1. Select the “join now” button, located in the upper right of the screen to begin the application process.
  2. On the first page, you must enter your email address and then create a username and password. Below that is where you must enter the bonus code to claim the 100% deposit match bonus.
  3. On the second page, you’ll need to enter your name, home address, date of birth and gender.
  4. On the last page, you need to pick two security questions and supply the answers to them (make sure you remember these). You’ll then enter your phone number and input the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  5. Before finishing, you need to check the first box, confirming the information you entered is correct, while the second box you have the option to leave uncheck. That box asks whether you want to enable two-factor authentication when signing into your BetRivers account.
  6. Just check “complete” once all of that is filled out, and you are finished.

BetRivers sports betting app review

The BetRivers Sportsbook app is available for iOS and Android phones and tablets. Just follow our links to get it for your device. You’ll first have to download it and then install it. The two-step process will take only a few minutes to complete.

Using the BetRivers Sportsbook app

Once you open the BetRivers app and get logged in, you’ll be able to manage your account and see all the odds and lines available at the online sportsbook. You can deposit money into your account and even add bets to your slip; you just cannot place any bets while still in New York.

You can navigate around the app by using the buttons along the top and bottom of the page. They provide links to go to whatever sports or league you want to bet on. When you find a game you want to bet on, you can click on the “See more bets” button to view all the available betting markets for that contest. Simply click on the bets you like, and they’ll be added to your slip.

Managing your BetRivers account

By clicking the three lines in the upper left of the screen, you can visit the BetRivers cashier to make deposits and withdrawals, check current BetRivers promotions, go to the iRush bonus store, view your rewards status, contact the BetRivers help center or log out of your account.

BetRivers Sportsbook features and benefits

Here are our thoughts on some of the best features you’ll experience when you join BetRivers Sportsbook.

  • iRush Rewards: One of the top features of BetRivers Sportsbook New Jersey is the fact that you get to be part of the iRush Rewards program. Too many sportsbooks do not have loyalty programs, but BetRivers is not one of them. Not only is the iRush loyalty program great, but the fact that you can redeem your points at the iRush store means you get to choose how you are rewarded.
  • Unique promos: We also really like that fact that BetRivers has distinct promotions that you won’t find at most other sportsbooks. From 50% profit boosts during the NFL season to 25% parlay increases for college basketball, we really like what BetRivers has to offer.
  • Tons of betting markets: Gone are the days of only being able to bet on the moneyline, spread and total. Today bettors want choices, and at BetRivers you have tons. For example, it’s commonplace to have over 200 bets available for a single NFL game at BetRivers. Even for smaller-school college basketball contests, you’ll see 30+ markets to choose from. Talk about something for just about everyone.

How could the BetRivers betting app improve?

While BetRivers Sportsbook does a lot of things right, it does drop the ball on a few things. Here’s our look at three of the areas where BetRivers is falling a little short of the mark.

  • App speed: The BetRivers app is noticeably slower than most other sportsbook apps on the market. To be clear, we’re not talking about incredibly slow, but there is a definite lag when you click on various links or drill down into games. It’s not a big deal a lot of the time, but it’s not ideal for live betting.
  • Lack of customer support choices: If you never experience any issues with BetRivers, this will never be an issue. However, if something does go wrong, we wish there were more ways to reach out for help. Instead, you only can email or have a live chat. And while the hours for the help desk aren’t 24/7, they are from 9:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., which should be more than sufficient, at least.
  • Newsfeed on the website: If you never use the BetRivers website, this definitely won’t be an issue, but for those of us who do, the constantly scrolling newsfeed is simply annoying. It displays players’ big wins and winning streaks, which can be disheartening as well when you’re going through a cold stretch. It just doesn’t add anything in our opinion, so we’d like to see it go.

Types of bets available on BetRivers

Now let’s take a gander at all the sports wagers you can make using the BetRivers app.

  • Moneyline bets are simply bets on which team is going to win. Favorites are listed with negative numbers after them, while underdogs have positive figures. The higher the number, the bigger the favorite/underdog.
  • Spread bets are wagers that take into account an estimated margin of victory. But how does spread betting work? Simply put, favorites must win games by a set amount, while underdogs must lose by less than a set amount (or win the game straight up) in order for bets to pay off.
  • Over/under bets most often have to do with the total number of points both teams score in a game. You bet on if that total will be higher or lower than the number that BetRivers sets. But over/unders, or totals, can be for other statistical bets, as well.
  • Prop bets are basically side bets. Props can be on events barely having to do with a game (the coin flip, for example), or on things like who will score a touchdown or hit a homer. Where to place your prop bets? BetRivers offers a large number of prop bets for most major sports.
  • Parlays are bets where you make two or more selections, and to win you need to get all your picks right. The more picks you make, the more money you can win.
  • Teasers involve making two or more bets against the spread. But for teasers you are able to tweak, or tease, the lines for all the games you are picking. Obviously when the lines change, so do your odds.
  • Round robins offer a way to make multiple selections, but have them combined in such a way that you can miss a pick and still win money. Round robins involve at least three picks, and the BetRivers app will group your picks accordingly; all you need to do is make the picks and then select round robin in your betting slip.
  • Futures bets are long-term wagers one events such as teams winning the Super Bowl or Stanley Cup, or on individual player awards.
  • Live betting is a method of betting unique to online sportsbooks like BetRivers. Live bets take place after games are underway. And you are able to bet on anything from who’s going to win to what is going to happen on the next play. Odds can change quite a bit during live betting depending on what the score is, how much time is left to play and other in game factors.

Sports you can bet on at BetRivers

When it comes to the sports you can wager on using the BetRivers app, let’s just say that you’re largely covered.

If you are a football lover, there are plenty of ways to bet on the NFL and college football markets galore. While for the basketball fans, odds on the NBA, WNBA and college basketball are available. If baseball’s your thing, you can bet on MLB, while hockey aficionados have the NHL and European leagues to choose from.

There’s plenty more, though. You also can bet on the UFC, PGA Tour, men’s and women’s tennis and NASCAR. And if soccer is your sport of choice, BetRivers has markets for MLS and international leagues like the English Premier League, Bundesliga and Champions League.

BetRivers has even more smaller sports that you can bet on like table tennis and rugby; you can check out the full list on the BetRivers app or website.

NY sports teams you can bet on

Sometimes us New Yorkers can forget how lucky we are to have so many teams in our state to root for — just look at all the college and pro teams we can bet on using the BetRivers app.

  • MLB: In Major League Baseball there are the New York Yankees and New York Mets. The Yankees have been more successful over time, but who knows if that will change going forward with the Mets having been bought by Steve Cohen in 2020.
  • NFL: There are three teams who call New York home, even if two of them technically play their home games in New Jersey. Those two teams are the New York Giants and New York Jets, while the third team is the Buffalo Bills.
  • NHL: We have three more teams to choose from in the NHL: the New York Rangers, New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres.
  • NBA: Arguably no NBA team plays at a more famous arena than the New York Knicks, who call Madison Square Garden home, while we also have the Brooklyn Nets, who play in the Barclays Center, which opened in 2012.
  • WNBA: In the WNBA we have just one team, the New York Liberty. The Liberty are owned by Joe Tsai, who also owns the Nets. Thus, the Liberty play their home games at the Barclays Center, too.
  • MLS: In Major League Soccer, New York has one of the original MLS squads, the New York Red Bull, and one of the more recent expansion teams, New York City FC.
  • College basketball and football: You also are able to bet on New York-based college football and basketball teams using the BetRivers app from New Jersey. There are 12 Division I college programs based in NY, including the Army Black Knights and Buffalo Bulls. There are another 10 schools with basketball teams, with the Syracuse Orange and John’s Red Storm leading the way. Be aware that you cannot wager on any college teams based in New Jersey. So if you’re a fan of Seton Hall or Rutgers, for example, you will not be able to bet on their games.

New York futures betting

When it comes to futures betting at BetRivers, you are able to bet on anything from which team will raise the Stanley Cup at the end of the NHL playoffs to who will be named the NFL’s regular season MVP.

The BetRivers app has championship futures markets for the major sports (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and college football and basketball). That means you can bet not only on who will win the titles in those sports, but also who will win conference and division titles.

Most of the time, futures odds are posted shortly after the previous season ends, but sometimes you will have to wait until it gets closer to the start of the season. Also, if you’re new to futures betting, just because a season has started doesn’t mean the futures markets go away. You can place futures bets at any time; the odds will continue to change the deeper it gets into the season.

BetRivers Sportsbook also has individual player futures markets, just not as many as you’ll find for teams. You can place bets on the players you think will win MVP and rookie of the year awards. And in the NFL you also can bet on which players will lead the league in various statistical categories like rushing, receiving and passing yards.

How to deposit and cash out on the BetRivers sports betting app

The BetRivers app offers plenty of ways to deposit and withdraw remotely; here’s a look at all your options. When you need to deposit money into your BetRivers account, you can do so in these ways:

  • Online bank transfer
  • PayPal
  • E-check
  • Debit or credit card
  • BetRivers Play+ prepaid card
  • PayNearMe
  • Vanilla Direct

And hopefully once you have won money at BetRivers Sportsbook, you have these options for how to cash out:

  • Online bank transfer
  • PayPal
  • E-check
  • BetRivers Play+ prepaid card
  • Check by mail

If you want to go the in-person route, you can head to Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York, where the Rivers Sportsbook is located. Just make sure you know all your login information, including the answer to your security questions; otherwise you will not be able to put in or take out any money from your account.

How to contact BetRivers customer support

You have a couple of options to contact BetRivers customer support. Both involve going to the BetRivers website or app.

Once there, click on the “Help Center” or “Support Chat.” At that point, you can choose to talk with a BetRivers representative via live chat or by sending an email through the online form.

We recommend checking the FAQs in the BetRivers help center first, though, to see if you can solve the problem on your own.

Responsible gambling at BetRivers New York

BetRivers, like other legal online sportsbooks, offers responsible gambling tools, allowing players to set limits on their account.

At BetRivers you can control how much and how long you are able to spend on the BetRivers app and website. BetRivers also provides information for getting in touch with people who can help if you have a sports gambling problem.

Where is the BetRivers retail sportsbook?

BetRivers has a retail sportsbook at Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady.

Rivers Sportsbook was the first retail sportsbook to open in New York in July 2019. It boasts over 5,000 square feet and has 18 VIP club chairs and table seating for roughly 80 patrons. There also are five private booths with TVs and room for six people.

Rivers also has a 53-foot-by-9-foot video wall and an additional 22 86-inch TVs for watching all the sports action.

  • Address: 1 Rush St., Schenectady, NY
  • Phone: 518-579-8800
  • Size: Over 5,000 square feet
  • Betting: Six betting windows open during hours of operation listed below; 14 self-service kiosks open 24 hours
  • Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to midnight
    Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
    Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.
    Sunday, 9 a.m. to midnight
  • Opened: July 2019

Is BetRivers the best sportsbook for New York sports bettors?

That’s a tough question to answer. It really depends on what you’re looking for.

If your main concern is having a retail sportsbook in New York that you can go to, then it just might be, thanks to Rivers Sportsbook’s location at Rivers Casino in Schenectady.

However, if you’re more concerned with having an app that allows you to bet remotely from New Jersey, then we do not consider BetRivers to be the top choice for New York sports bettors.

There’s a lot to like about the BetRivers app for Android and Apple, but it still is not as good as the FanDuel or DraftKings apps, in our estimation. It’s just a little too slow, and the promotions at BetRivers are not quite as good as what you’ll find at DraftKings and FanDuel.

BetRivers still is a great choice though for New Yorkers looking to be able to bet remotely.

BetRivers FAQs

Do I need to download the BetRivers app to bet at BetRivers online?

No, you can bet using the BetRivers website.

Why should I choose BetRivers over an offshore site?

BetRivers is a licensed sportsbook, while offshore sites are not. That means you are putting your private information and your money at risk when you do business with the offshore sites. If something goes wrong, you likely will have no recourse.

Do I have to go to a BetRivers retail sportsbook to sign up and play online?

No, you can create your BetRivers account from the comfort of your home in New York.

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