BetRivers Casino Live In PA: Make It 8 Casinos, 8 Sportsbooks Now Online

Posted on January 30, 2020 - Last Updated on May 4, 2020

Just in advance of Super Bowl weekend, BetRivers Online Casino joins the existing Rivers Casino Pittsburgh online sportsbook, also operating under the BetRivers name.

The addition means PA now has eight online sportsbooks and eight online casinos.

Rivers expands its brand

As Rivers Casino Pittsburgh does not have an online casino license, the new online casino is operating under Rivers Casino Philadelphia‘s gaming license. The PlaySugarHouse online casino and sportsbook brands also fall under that license.

PA gaming law allows for multiple brands or “skins” under one license, but not multiple sportsbooks, as long as a relationship with a retail casino is shown. The new BetRivers online casino is, therefore, a skin of PlaySugarHouse. So, in this case, it also effectively provides the same product in terms of offerings and look and feel.

All the Rivers online products run on a platform provided by Rush Street Interactive (RSI). Rush Street also operates the PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook in New Jersey. SugarHouse was the name of Rivers Philadelphia before it was rebranded late last year, but the SugarHouse brand lives in app form.

This is the first BetRivers online casino skin to date, but another BetRivers online sportsbook can be found in Indiana through a partnership with French Lick Resort.

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BetRivers online sportsbook customers can now access online casino games

The online casino and sportsbook products share the same accounts and wallets for bettors’ convenience. Players already on the BetRivers Sportsbook app can immediately begin placing online and mobile wagers on slots and table games across the state of Pennsylvania.

Likewise, of great importance, players can switch seamlessly between the sportsbook and casino using phones, tablets and computers.

Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive, explained the timing and decision to add an online casino to the existing sportsbook:

“We wanted to launch our award-winning online casino platform prior to the Super Bowl. Our experience in NJ and PA with PlaySugarHouse.com has validated that online sportsbook players also enjoy the full-services of our casinos, especially the table games.”

He added:

“We are proud to now offer more betting action and excitement by adding the online casino at BetRivers.com. The unique full service casino on PlaySugarHouse.com in PA, which launched in July using the same platform, has achieved market share of greater than 40% in Q4 of last year, and we expect players will similarly enjoy the BetRivers.com experience.”

BetRivers casino offerings

BetRivers online casino debuted with a small portfolio of table games. It includes two versions of blackjack, several roulette variations, and baccarat.

The slot library has more than 60 titles, including Double Ruby and Atomic Meltdown slots from Everi. Additional games are planned as they are approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB).

Deposit and withdraw options

BetRivers has a wide number of banking options.

For deposits there are:

  • Credit and debit cards: Visa, Mastercard and Discover
  • ACH (e-check)
  • PayPal
  • Online banking
  • Wire transfers
  • BetRivers prepaid cards

Withdrawal options include:

  • BetRivers Play+ Card: Funds will be available immediately.
  • Online banking/ACH: Funds will take two to five business days to appear in your checking account.
  • Cash at casino cage: Funds will be available to pick up immediately.
  • Check by mail: Check will arrive within 10 to 14 business days.

Loyalty perks and bonuses

By signing up through our links, players can get a $250 match bonus with just a one-time playthrough requirement before the bonus is available for instant withdrawal.

Players are also eligible for the generous iRush Rewards program, considered one of the best programs in the industry.

As Schwartz puts it:

“Rush Street Interactive has grown market share in Pennsylvania and New Jersey on PlaySugarHouse.com, in large part due to the quality of the user experience and the time we’ve invested listening to what our players want to improve their experience in both the sportsbook and casino and by offering responsive customer service and fast payouts. We are proud to now bring that same first class, award-winning interactive casino service to players at BetRivers.com in Pennsylvania.”

With the BetRivers addition, more online sports bettors in PA can now try out online slots and table games after placing their Super Bowl bets, or once they collect winnings from the Big Game.

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Kevin C. Shelly is an award-winning career journalist who has spent most of his career in South Jersey. He's the former assistant city editor of The Press of Atlantic City, where he covered the casino industry and Atlantic City government as a reporter. He was also an investigative, narrative enterprise, and features reporter for Gannett’s Courier-Post.

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