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.
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.
|Deposit Bonus||100% up to $250|
|Last Updated||August 11, 2021|
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.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here are our thoughts on some of the best features you’ll experience when you join BetRivers Sportsbook.
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.
Now let’s take a gander at all the sports wagers you can make using the BetRivers app.
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.
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.
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.
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:
And hopefully once you have won money at BetRivers Sportsbook, you have these options for how to cash out:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No, you can bet using the BetRivers website.
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.
No, you can create your BetRivers account from the comfort of your home in New York.