Sports bettors across Pennsylvania will have another legal way to place wagers when Rivers Casino’s online sportsbook goes live in early 2019.
This expansion into online sports betting follows the December 2018 opening of its land-based sportsbook in Pittsburgh. We expect the owner Rush Street Gaming to use subsidiary Rush Street Interactive to operate the PA online sportsbook.
In the meantime, Rivers Sportsbook in Pittsburgh is up and running. The sportsbook maintains the following hours:
- Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to midnight
- Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
- Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m
- Sundays, 9 a.m. to midnight
There are also self-service kiosks on the premises that can save you a trip to the betting counter.
Bet Rivers Sportsbook Bonus Offer & Promo Code
We assume Rivers Sportsbook will offer a first deposit match bonus similar to New Jersey. Customers in Pennsylvania who sign up and use the Rivers Sportsbook PA promo code will receive the deposit bonus. It’s encouraged that PA players deposit $250 to take full advantage of the offer.
Rivers Sportsbook Promo Code PA
|Online Sportsbook||Rivers Sportsbook|
|Promo Code||To be determined|
|Deposit Bonus||To be determined|
|Last verified:||April 15, 2019|
Bonuses or incentives for new players
Seven sportsbooks are operating in Pennsylvania, and we expect more. Such competition means it’s likely that River Casino’s online sportsbook will offer plenty of new player incentives and bonuses.
At Rush Street’s New Jersey sportsbook, new players receive a 100 percent match on deposits of up to $250. Players must enter a bonus code upon making their first deposit, and the sportsbook will deposit the additional funds within two to five days. However, players must wager the bonus money within 30 days or else it is forfeited.
Other types of promotions
Rivers’ online sportsbook will likely offer promotions similar to those of Rush Street’s PlaySugarHouse.com sportsbook in New Jersey. This would include handicapping contests, drawings, and giveaways.
Additionally, following Rivers’ various social media channels will likely result in more promotional offers.
Some of the more popular promotions expected are the Big Game Getaway Sweepstakes and Jackpot Parlay. In the Big Game Getaway, players earn one entry per $100 wagered to win an all-expense paid trip for two to the Super Bowl. The Jackpot Parlay, with total prize money usually in excess of $100,000, requires making a series of bets within a specific period.
Who can sign up for an account at Bet Rivers online sportsbook?
Registering for an account will likely be open to anyone 21 years and older.
However, Pennsylvania law requires players to be physically located within the state’s borders to place a bet. Online sportsbooks use the IP address of the computer in use or the location indicator of the player’s mobile device to track his or her whereabouts.
State regulations also ban wagering by persons who can influence the outcome of a sporting event. This would include athletes, managers, coaches, athletic trainers and referees. Additionally, those who work for a sports governing body (NBA, NFL, MLB, NCAA, etc.) or member team may need to register with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) before placing a wager.
How to register for an account
Rivers Casino’s online sportsbook will likely use the same sign-up process as PlaySugarHouse.com, Rush Street’s online sportsbook in New Jersey.
To start, players would need to provide their name, date of birth, physical address, email address and the last four digits of their Social Security Number.
Photo identification is not likely necessary. Rush Street’s sportsbooks only use the name, date of birth, and Social Security Number to confirm a person’s identity. Once approved, players will need to answer two security questions to protect their identity further.
Lastly, a player will need to select a unique username and password.
Deposit and withdrawal options at Rivers
There will likely be several methods available for both deposits and withdrawals:
- Cash at the casino cage
- Debit/credit card (Visa/Mastercard/Discover)
- Online bill pay
- Prepaid debit card issued by Rivers Casino
- Wire transfer
Online bill pay is likely the most convenient of these methods, as funds are transferred immediately without needing a bank account number. A player would need to provide his or her online banking identification and password to activate his or her funds.
If electronic deposits are not an option, players will likely be able to visit Rivers Casino and either deposit cash at the casino cage or purchase a Rivers Casino-issued prepaid debit card.
For withdrawals, options will likely include:
- Check by mail
- Cash at the Rivers Casino cage
- Prepaid Rivers Casino debit card.
Players would typically be required first to make a request for withdrawal on their dashboard and then select a method for payment. It usually takes 24 hours for Rivers to activate the withdrawal request.
Checks by mail can take up to 14 days to reach their destination. An e-check usually takes three to five days to reach a checking account, while Neteller transfers are completed in a day or sooner.
Which sports and what type of bets will be available?
There’s expected to be thousands of potential wagers to choose from each day, spread across dozens of professional and amateur sports.
Games from across all of the major North American sports organizations are expected to be on the wagering menu (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA, MLS), as well as an array of international sports leagues and federations.
Rivers’ online sportsbook will likely offer wagers including side bets (moneyline, point spread), over/under plays, future plays, parlays, and props.
There may also be in-game wagering and a “cash-out” option. The cash-out function allows a player to end a bet while a game is in progress and to cash out for a portion of the potential winnings.
Rivers loyalty program
Rivers Casino will likely expand the Rush Rewards Players Club to include online customers when the virtual sportsbook launches.
The Players Club offers multiple levels of membership, each of which is attained by the amount of money wagered. Benefits at the base level of membership includes free casino play, and food and drinks. At the top level, benefits expand to include free valet parking, a personal host service, and 25 percent off food service as well as airfare deals.
Who is the expected software partner of Rivers online sportsbook?
Rivers Casino’s online sportsbook will likely use European-based Kambi Group for its sports betting services. Kambi signed a contract with Rush Street Gaming last spring to provide wagering software for all of Rush Street’s virtual and land-based sportsbooks. It also powers the retail book’s BetBuilder app.
Rivers sportsbook app
All indications point to Rivers having an online betting app when the virtual sportsbook comes online. In New Jersey, Rush Street provides a mobile experience with all the functionality of the web-based platform. Banking, placing a wager, browsing and all other functions will likely be available.
We expect Rivers Casino’s sportsbook app to be available on both Android and iOS operating systems.