BetRivers Online Casino

Online Casino Review

Overall Rating: 3.1/5

The BetRivers Online Casino launched in 2020 as the online branch of their brick-and-mortar casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The site works in affiliation with their sportsbook. BetRivers is available to Pennsylvania users via their web browser version on the Mac and PC and their mobile app on Android. There is not currently an iOS version of the app.

Pros:
  • Simple and easy-to-use site
  • Easy transition between online casino and sportsbook
  • Good outlook for the future
Cons:
  • Very limited number of tables games
  • No live table games
  • No promotions after the initial deposit

FAQs

How can I withdraw my winnings? And how long does the withdrawal process take?

To withdraw, players can choose ACH eCheck, BetRivers Play+ card, check in the mail, or in-person at the BetRivers brick-and-mortar. In-person withdrawals are immediate, checks take up to three weeks, and the other two options will take one to five business days.

Are my winnings taxable?

All Pennsylvania online casino winnings must be reported to the IRS when you complete your annual federal tax return. This is done on Form 1044. You will tally up your total winnings and report them under the “other income” section. The winnings must also be added to your state tax return and are taxed according to your tax bracket.

How do I get started?

To sign up, new users will click the “join now” button on the site and enter in some basic information like their name, email, created username and password, and street address. The site will run a geolocation search to ensure that the user is in Pennsylvania. Players can use the same login for the online casino and the sportsbook.

How do I deposit and is there a minimum?

To deposit, players have the option of choosing ACH eCheck, BetRivers Play+ card, check, PayNearMe, Visa/Mastercard, wire transfer, or in-person at the BetRivers brick-and-mortar. There is a $10 minimum on all deposits.

Is there a deposit bonus?

First-time users can use the promo code 250MATCH for a 100% first deposit match bonus up to $250.

Pros

BetRivers has one of the most simplistic designs of any of the online casinos in Pennsylvania. It is very easy to use and runs quickly and smoothly. Players will have no trouble finding the specific games that they would like to play. It also offers an easy transition between the online casino and the sportsbook. Some users have complained that there is too much advertising for the sportsbook on the BetRivers site, but this falls under the pros category because it should be easy to transition for players that want to use both. BetRivers has a lot of promise and a great plan for the future. It might be cheating to put this in the positives category, but due to the high marks that their sportsbook received, it is a safe bet that the online casino will grow into something great pretty soon. The site has plans for adding a lot more games and features within the next couple of years.

Cons

The biggest thing currently afflicting BetRivers is that they do not have a mobile app for iOS users. That is a big portion of the players in the state of Pennsylvania that are not able to access the site on their phones. BetRivers has said that they plan to launch this app in the near future, but it remains a building frustration as of right now. The site also does not have a very extensive library of games. Slots players will find a good variety, but for players that want to play table games, they have the option of just two blackjack tables, four roulette wheels, one baccarat game, and one video poker game. Again, this should change in the near future, but for right now, it is far too limited of a selection. Furthermore, the site does not have any live table games. This is very disappointing since it is a feature on most of the other online casinos in Pennsylvania. Finally, BetRivers is severely lacking with their promotions. There is a rewards program and a first time deposit bonus, but other than that, the site does not offer any kind of promotions. This stays pretty consistent with their sportsbook which does not offer many promotions either.

Rewards

All BetRivers online casino players are automatically entered into the iRush Rewards program. This is a program that has 10 different tiers based on the amount of money that players wager monthly. Each tiers has its own rewards, and players will earn rewards points that can be exchanged for multiple different prizes like VIP gifts, exclusive memorabilia, and expedited withdrawals.

How To Sign Up and Deposit

To sign up, new users will click the “join now” button on the site and enter in some basic information like their name, email, created username and password, and street address. The site will run a geolocation search to ensure that the user is in Pennsylvania. Players can use the same login for the online casino and the sportsbook.

To deposit, players have the option of choosing ACH eCheck, BetRivers Play+ card, check, PayNearMe, Visa/Mastercard, wire transfer, or in-person at the BetRivers brick-and-mortar. There is a $10 minimum on all deposits. First-time users can use the promo code 250MATCH for a 100% first deposit match bonus up to $250. To withdraw, players can choose ACH eCheck, BetRivers Play+ card, check in the mail, or in-person at the BetRivers brick-and-mortar. In-person withdrawals are immediate, checks take up to three weeks, and the other two options will take one to five business days.

Conclusion

This site is still in its infancy. While it does have some positives like simplicity to use and a good outlook for the future, it is currently held back by a limited number of games and no iOS app. This is not currently one of the best options in Pennsylvania for those reasons.

  • Reputation and Licensing: 4.5/5
  • Game Variety: 1.5/5
  • Game Quality: 3.5/5
  • Bonuses and Promotions: 2/5
  • Deposits and Withdrawals: 4/5
  • User Experience: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3.1/5