BetRivers Review 2019
Pros / Cons
BetRivers, in spite of being new to the market, has gotten many things right and it's only about to improve from here on.
BetRivers comes out as one of the pioneer sportsbooks in Pennsylvania. As it stands, only four sportsbooks have gone live in PA and BetRivers stands as the latest entrant. Despite the sportsbook being two-months-old, a lot of strides have been covered and many players have started creating accounts with the sportsbook. Below is BetRivers review.
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Wide Variety of Sports and Markets
With BetRivers being a new entrant, it had to give the best shot in the already expansive market. BetRivers has offered various games and players can go-ahead to access the products and services through various mediums. A browser-based interface has been provided by the sportsbook and a mobile platform that has seen Android players able to access a tailored app and iOS players able to access the site through their phone browsers after downloading ‘GeoComply Location Validator’.
BetRivers has offered 19 different sports to the players. On the sports, bettors are able to access various top global events, leagues, tournaments, challenges, and competitions such as US Opens, Challenger, WTP, ATP, NBA, NHL, NCAAF, NFL, MLB, MLA, English Premier League, Spain La Liga, German Bundesliga, Italy Serie A, and France Ligue 1. The sports offered include;
- Basketball Cricket
- Boxing Cycling
- Tennis Darts
- Soccer Football
- Athletics Golf
- Australian Rules Handball
- Baseball Hockey
On the sportsbook, there are various bet types offered on the platform and they include Futures, Moneyline, Parlay, Teaser, Straight (singles), Totals also Over/Under, Round Robins, Prop bets, Spreads, and In-play bets. This signifies that the markets offered on the platform are impressive with players able to have various combinations and can later expect big payouts.
Some of the top competitors of BetRivers stemming from Pennsylvania and New Jersey include; SugarHouse, Parx Casino, FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesar, Resorts, Borgata, PlayMGM, Golden Nugget, and more.
Competitive Odds & Limits
BetRivers offers highly competitive odds. Kambi which powers the sportsbook has been known for offering competitive odds with favorable betting margins. This ensures that the chances of players winning high payouts is impressive. On a negative note, however, BetRivers has offered the odds in one format. The sportsbook has only offered American format which means that for bettors who do not understand how the American odds operate are going to experience various difficulties.
To improve on the odds, BetRivers has placed various features that are tailored towards this. In-play betting is one such feature that sees odds being updated in real-time on the ongoing events according to the game dynamics. When the odds are at the highest, players can capitalize on this and win huge returns. Odds boost is another feature where some events have their odds boosted and on a teaser combo, parlay, or prop combo, players can have bigger payouts.
On the limits section, BetRivers has not set any limits on the amount of money one can bet or limits on the amount a person can withdraw. However, due to the regulations set on responsible gambling, players can set limits to ensure this is maintained. There are four types of limits one can set. They include;
- Deposit limits – Control of the amount a player deposits in a day, week, or month
- Spending limits – Based on losses. Controls amount of money a player spends in a day, week or month in the sportsbook
- Time limits – Restrict the time a player accesses the site in a day
- Wagering limits – Controls the amount of money a player places on a single bet or amount of money you wager with in a day, week, or month.
BetRivers offers promotions to the players and the standout promotion is the welcome bonus where after a new member successfully creates an account with the sportsbook will be eligible to be awarded the bonus. After making the first deposit of a minimum $10, the player must use the code ‘250MATCH’ where he/she will be awarded a 100% bonus up to $250.
Seamless Live Streaming
Live streaming remains one of the most sorts after features in any online sportsbook. Top global platforms like Bet365, William Hill, Ladbrokes, and more have offered the feature where players get to view some of the games for free. Most of the platforms require that a player must have a funded account or have an account that had placed a bet within the last 24 hours. As it stands, no US platform has offered the feature with FanDuel poised to become the first platform to offer the feature in the US. BetRivers does not offer the feature and players will hope that this is one of the features that will be offered later on.
Mobile Application: User-Friendly, Promotions and more…
BetRivers has a mobile application offered to the players where they can download, install, and access the various services and products offered. Unfortunately, as opposed to many online sportsbooks, BetRivers offers an application to Android users and not iOS players. Android players can download the app from the website. Bettors go-ahead to enjoy a seamless experience with the friendly design and a less-crowded homepage. All the games can be accessed and the patrons can go forward to place bets on the various events of their interest.
New players can use the app to create an account and all the players can access the promotions sections, participate, and take the bonuses home. Payments can be processed through the app where deposits and withdrawals can be done through the various modes incorporated in the app. The app also allows bettors to reach for help through methods like live chat and also accessing the comprehensive FAQs page BetRivers boasts. Features like live betting can also be accessed by the players and so is the Buy-Out feature where they can use all of them to their favor.
iOS players who would wish to access the sportsbook’s products and services through the phone will have to download an app ‘GeoComply Location Validator’ from App Store and the app will be used to locate where the player is accessing the site from. If the player meets the requirements set by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, he/she can go-ahead to access the site through phone browsers. No iOS tailored app has been launched yet.
Overview: A Robust Platform with Good Features
BetRivers has not been in the industry for a long time but for a short period, a lot of ground has been covered. The platform offers a good number of sports games and there is a promise of more games being added. Many aspects have been put right ranging from customer service, a mobile platform, and flexible payment methods. However, iOS players would love to have an app provided and players, generally, would love more promotions and payment methods offered. Other additional features such as live streaming would also be welcomed by the players. A good platform, whatsoever.
Updated September 2019