Online Sports Book Review
BetRivers Sports allows players to place wagers on games in over 15 different sports. There are ten different types of bets that players can place on these sports, including their jackpot parlay which is exclusive to BetRivers Sports sites and will be talked about in the Pros section below.
- Great looking interface
- Site-exclusive jackpot parlay
- Wide variety of live and pre-game betting options
- Does not accept PayPal
- Low amount of bonuses and promotions
All 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.
To get started on the site, new users must create an account for BetRivers Sports. The account requires the user’s full name, gender, email, street address, and the last four digits of their social security number. The site will also run a geolocation search to ensure the user is in Indiana or Pennsylvania.
Users can deposit with a credit/debit card, BetRivers Play+ Card, Cash Cage, or at a PayNearMe at 7-Eleven stores. The minimum deposit for this site is $10.
First time users can use the promo code 250MATCH will provide a 100% bonus match up to $250 on their first deposit. Check the “How To Deposit” section for the stipulations of withdrawal on this deposit.
To withdraw money from a BetRivers Sports account, a player can use either their BetRivers Play+ Card, Cash Cage, ACH, or receive a check in the mail. The first three options take between 2 and 7 business days, while the check takes 10 to 14 business days.
The interface for the website looks great and is very easy to use. Whether a bettor is using their desktop, mobile app, or mobile web browser, the site looks the same and has all of the same features which makes it simple to use anywhere. The betting odds at BetRivers Sports are comparable to all of their top competitors, so bettors do not have to worry about getting bad odds with this company. BetRivers Sports offers features such as live betting, cashout, jackpot parlay, and a daily odds boost. The jackpot parlay is exclusive to this site and offers the players a chance to bet on a predetermined parlay. This parlay will have eight legs, and the player must wager on at least three of them. The more legs of the parlay chosen, the higher the payout. Conceivably, the player could win $100k on a $1 bet if all 8 legs of the parlay won. The daily odds boost offers boosted odds on that day’s featured match. These boosted odds will offer higher payouts.
The site also typically has close to 100 different pre-game betting options for each sport. This includes moneylines, spreads, alternate lines, prop bets, and first half/second half bets. They offer in-game live betting as well. Another pro to the site is its customer support feature. While this support is not offered 24/7, it is pretty close with availability between 9:30am and 2am through either email or live chat. An employee from the site will respond quickly and helpfully to all issues. Another pro for the site is that it offers live streaming options for select sporting events each year. This allows bettors to watch sporting events while placing live wagers all on the site. This feature can be accessed on desktop and mobile.
One of the biggest cons affecting BetRivers Sports is that, at the time of this writing, their app does not accept PayPal yet. PayPal seems like a common way to deposit and withdraw on most major sportsbook sites, so having to use another method can be frustrating for some bettors. Furthermore, BetRivers Sports does not have as many bonuses and promotions as some of its top competitors. It has the standard deposit bonuses but not as many daily bonuses to enjoy.
How To Place A Bet
In order to place a bet, the bettor must determine what they want to gamble on. If the bettor decides to place a bet on the New York Yankees moneyline against the Boston Red Sox, they simply have to click the moneyline option for that game. Once clicked, the bet will appear on the betslip which pops up on the bottom right corner of the page. The betslip can hold multiple bets, so a player can choose up to 10 different betting options and place money on them individually or in a parlay, round robin, or teaser bet. Once the bets are placed, the betslip is cleared and the player can place more wagers if they choose to.
How To Deposit
For players with a Rush Rewards or other BetRivers related account, all data can be synced at sign up. For new players, there is an easy three step registration process. BetRivers Sports will require an email, password, promo code (see below), full name and address, zip code, date of birth, gender, and the last four digits of the bettor’s social security number. Once all of this is submitted, BetRivers Sports will run a geolocation search to ensure that the player is in the state of Indiana or Pennsylvania. If this is successful, the next step will be to deposit money into the account.
To deposit money, players can use either a credit/debit card, BetRivers Play+ Card, Cash Cage, or PayNearMe at 7-Eleven stores. There is a $10 minimum on all deposit methods. To withdraw money from a BetRivers Sports account, a player can use either their BetRivers Play+ Card, Cash Cage, ACH, or receive a check in the mail. The first three options take between 2 and 7 business days, while the check takes 10 to 14 business days.
For first time users, promo code 250MATCH will provide a 100% bonus match up to $250 on their first deposit. In order to access this bonus, players will have to wager an equal amount to the bonus. For example, a player will need to wager $50 in real money to receive their $50 in bonus money.
Overall, BetRivers Sports is easy to use and offers up a lot of options for bettors to place their money on. Its daily odds boosts and exclusive jackpot parlay are great features for all sports bettors. Not having PayPal might be a problem for some, but the rest of the site more than makes up for this.
- Reputation and Licensing: 5/5
- Game Variety: 5/5
- Game Quality: 5/5
- Bonuses and Promotions:: 4/5
- Deposits and Withdrawals: 4/5
- User Experience: 4.5/5