BetRivers Casino Review

Owned and operated by Rush Street Interactive, BetRivers is the sister online casino of SugarHouse. For anyone familiar with SugarHouse, you will notice that the layout and interface of the site are practically identical. BetRivers Online Casino launched in late February 2020. BetRivers PA is regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and is tethered to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh

ProsCons
Familiar layout, especially for SugarHouse players Limited game offerings
Minimum wager amounts listed next to the games No distinct welcome offer for casino
iRush Rewards Program

Welcome Bonus

BetAmerica PA offers a 25 percent deposit bonus. During the registration process, use the promo code “PLAY500” and you will receive a 25 percent deposit bonus up to $500.

In order to gain access to those bonus funds, however, players must complete a 10x playthrough of the deposited amount and bonus combined. This means, if you deposit $100 and get a bonus $25, you must wager $1250 on the site before you can access the bonus $25.

Registration

If you have a Rush Rewards or a Casino4Fun account, you can instantly sync your data to BetRivers and be off and running.

For those that do not have either of those accounts, the registration process is broken down into three steps:

  1. Screen name, email, password
  2. Name, zip code, address, date of birth, gender
  3. Security questions, phone number, last four of social security number, consent to terms of service

Overall, the process takes just a couple of minutes, if that, and breaking it down the way it does not create a laborious process.

Payments and Banking Methods

Note that payment methods can vary by state.

Deposit Methods
  • Cash Cage at Affiliated Casino (in-person transaction)
  • BetRivers Play+ Card
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Online Banking (ACH transfer)
Withdrawal Methods
  • Betrivers Play+ Card: Funds available immediately
  • Online Banking: 2-5 days for funds to appear in account
  • Cash Cage: Available immediately, done in-person
  • Check by mail: Check will arrive in 10-14 days

BetRivers Casino Desktop/Mobile Experience

BetRivers has a more than familiar look to the site as it takes on the form of other BetRivers and SugarHouse options across the United States.

First and foremost, BetRivers is available on desktop, mobile web browsing and there is an Android app.

At the top of the screen has links to the promotions page, the linked sportsbook, rewards program, and the help center.

In the upper-middle portion of the layout there is a slideshow of different graphics advertising items for the casino and the sportsbook, with the announcement of the casino being open and below this, we have the games.

There is a search bar, and filters for the game types, game studios and a sort option for things such as minimum bet amounts, paylines and top historical win multiplier.

Without the filtering system, the games are just all listed with graphics in rows of four, but of course, once you filter the results it will automatically populate appropriately in the same area.

One great feature is the “Real Money Winners” leaderboard on the right-hand side of the site which updates in real-time when users win money.

Overall, when comparing the desktop version and mobile version, the layout is essentially the same, with a few exceptions:

  • Games are in rows of two
  • Filter/search bar is condensed but can be expanded once clicked on (this is found just above the games)
  • Collapsible menu in the upper-left-hand corner of the page with the same links you’ll find at the top of the desktop page

Game Variety at BetRivers

BetRivers does not have the widest variety of games right now. But, again, this casino is just getting rolling and will only expand.

Below are the game types offered, along with some popular titles and the amount:

  • Slots: 64 titles including Dead or Alive, Cleopatra, Aggardian Stones, Double Ruby Starburst and Gonzo’s Quest
  • Two blackjack options
  • 4 Roulette options: European, American, French and regular Roulette
  • 1 Baccarat
  • 1 Video Poker

In all, there are 72 game offerings. Some of which have mobile compatibility, including 18 slots, one Blackjack and the lone Baccarat title. For these 72 total titles, BetRivers has enlisted NetEnt, Everi and IGT as software providers.

Betting Limits

Generally, online casinos do not list what the minimum amounts for betting are. However, BetRivers bucks that trend and it is arguably the best feature the online casino has deployed.

  • Slots: $0.09-$1.00
  • Blackjack: One of the options is $0.10; the other $1.00
  • Video Poker: $0.10
  • Roulette: $0.10-$1.00
  • Baccarat: $1.00

Return to Player Percentage

Return to player percentage is the percentage of money staked in total at an online casino that will eventually be paid back, overall, to the users.

For example, if an online casino had an RTP of 95%, that means that for every $100 wagered at the casino, over time, $95 would be paid back.

After scouring BetRivers, this information just isn’t anywhere to be found, unfortunately.

VIP Program

BetRivers does not have a VIP Program, but there is the iRush Rewards program.

In all, there are 10 tiers in addition to the “Elite” tier.

Each tier requires a different amount of points and these points are earned via simply playing at BetRivers.

There are different rewards such as bonus store access, dinners, birthday gifts, a dedicated manager, expedited withdrawals and exclusive events.

At the bonus store, you can convert the points into real cash!

Customer Support

After clicking on the “Help Center” button you’ll be brought to the FAQ section for BetRivers. This has plenty of information about everything you can think of, but if the FAQ option isn’t enough, there is more:

  • Live chat: Found in the bottom-left corner of the Help Center page
  • Email Support

Both of these forms can be contacted from 9:30 a.m.-2 a.m. ET.

Responsible Gambling Features

Going back to the Help Center, there is a section of the FAQ dedicated to Responsible Gaming, and there are seven different links.

Here, you can set limits on your account for spending, depositing and session times, self-exclusion, cooldown period, how to remove the limits, view gaming history, and a more general reading about whether or not you may be dealing with a gambling problem.

Having the Responsible Gaming section with the FAQ helps bring more awareness to the page.

Our Verdict

Usually, when grades are given, they are on an A-F basis. However, it's fair to give BetRivers an incomplete at the moment. Again, at the time of this writing, this online casino had not even been launched for a month. More games will be added over time, as well as different promotions. Right now, BetRivers is probably best suited for online sportsbook players who want a little extra. As it stands right now, BetRivers just needs more time to develop because it doesn’t have much to offer that other online casinos don’t already have.

Contributors

Hi, I'm Richard Janvrin

"I combine my sports and gambling interests to put new US sports betting and casino websites through the paces to give consumers an unbiased assessment of every site's strengths and weaknesses."

Interests
  • Online sportsbooks
  • Online casinos
  • Online slots
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Reviewer since December 2018

Company Information

Products:

2

License:

United States

Support Hours:

9.30am - 2am

Overall Rating [ 4.5/5 ]

Game Variety - 4.5/5

Game Quality - 4.5/5

User Experience - 4.5/5

Bonuses - 4.5/5

Slots - 4.5/5

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