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How to Open a BetRivers Account

Find out how you can create a betting account at BetRivers and take advantage of the hefty welcome bonus; beyond that, we take you through how to make your first deposit and place your first bets.

With BetRivers sportsbook’s recent launch in West Virginia, the highly respected gambling operator and online betting site is now in 12 states. Utilizing industry-leading technology to provide a top-notch online sports betting experience, BetRivers sportsbook is available to residents in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

An affiliate of Rush Street Interactive, which also operates legal US sportsbook PlaySugarHouse in three additional states (Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania), BetRivers gives the competition a run for their money in every way.

The online sportsbook houses 26 sports betting markets with various ways to wager, including live betting and same game parlays, some of which you can live stream. In addition, BetRivers has multiple ways to earn more money with the help of an initial deposit match, daily odds boosts, rewards program, and other ongoing promotions.

Whether you’re ready to get started or want to read more about the BetRivers Sportsbook or the registration process below, we’ve got you covered. Along with a step-by-step guide to signing up, from where to start, to how to place your first bet, we also cover what information you’ll need, why you’re being asked for it, and what issues may arise.

Quick Step-By-Step Guide To Sign Up At BetRivers

The sections to follow will cover the registration process in more detail but below is a quick step-by-step guide to how to sign up at BetRivers. Start by going to the BetRivers sportsbook website by clicking here or downloading the BetRivers mobile app from either the Android or iOS app stores.

  1. Go to BetRivers
  2. Create an account
  3. Enter information
  4. Verify information
  5. Make a deposit
  6. Place first bet

Opening Your BetRivers Account:

Creating a BetRivers sportsbook account takes just a few minutes to complete. If using your internet browser, use the link here to get started. Prospective bettors must be 21 years of age and physically located in one of the approved states.

For those using a mobile device, the sports betting app from BetRivers can be found through the website or by visiting the Apple app store or Google Play. You must download the individual app for the state you’re betting in.

1. Visit BetRivers sportsbook

Once at the BetRivers homepage, there are a few ways to get to the join screen. New users can either hit the yellow join now button in the top right corner of every page or select the get started tab at the top of every page.

BetRivers open account process

2. Create an Account

BetRivers sportsbook account sign-up process starts with creating a screen name, a unique password, and entering the email you’ll sign in with each time. If you have an affiliate code or BetRivers Play4Fun online account, that info can be entered here. Hit the blue continue button at the bottom of the page to move forward.

Account information checklist:

  • Screen name
  • Email
  • Password
  • Name
  • Street address
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Mobile phone number
  • Last four digits of your social security number
  • Promo Code 250MATCH

BetRivers create account details

3. Enter Your Information

The next bit of info BetRivers sportsbook requires is your name, zip code, address, date of birth, and gender. Click the blue continue button again to head to the next section.

Licensed by the state’s gaming commission, BetRivers uses encryption technology to protect personal details and ensure quick and reliable transactions.

BetRivers required details

4. Verify Your Information

In an added layer of account protection, the BetRivers sportsbook asks you to set two security questions and provide a mobile number and the last four digits of your social security number.

You’ll also need to check the box saying you’re at least 21. The optional box below allows you to set more stringent sign-in settings. Hit the blue complete button one more time to send off for verification. The verification is done automatically between sign-up steps four and five.

BetRivers verification

5. Make Your First Deposit

BetRivers sportsbook features various instant deposit methods, including credit/debit cards, PayPal, and Trustly sportsbook bank transfers. Founded in 2008, Trustly is an online banking middleman that helps ensure fast and reliable transactions.

Each option will have a section where you’ll enter promo code 250MATCH to claim your 100 percent deposit match welcome bonus. The most common withdrawal options are PayPal or Trustly. BetRivers Play+ and e-checks are also available. The minimum deposit limit at BetRivers is $10.

Complete list of banking methods:

  • BetRivers Play+
  • Credit/debit card
  • Online bank transfers with Trustly
  • PayPal
  • Pay With Cash at 7/11
  • VIP preferred e-checks

BetRivers Sportsbook Deposit Process

6. Place Your First Bet

To place your first bet with BetRivers sportsbook, locate the contest you wish to wager on using the side menu or search bar and select your side (highlighted by a change in color to yellow), which will bring up the bet slip at the bottom right corner of the screen. Additional bets can be found by selecting the more bets link in the middle of the event’s odds box.

The bet slip is where you’ll enter the amount you wish to wager and preview the estimated payout based on the odds at the time. If available, the bet slip will also allow you to combine multiple wagers into a single bet known as a BetRivers parlay. Once set to your liking, click the green place bet button to complete.

How To Open An Account Using The BetRivers App

The BetRivers app has different downloads for each state in their respective app stores. The mobile betting app has a range of ratings from 3.2-4.9/5 stars in the Apple app store and 2.6-4.2/5 stars on Google Play.

Those using the mobile app can get to the sign-up screen a few different ways. The yellow join now button mirrors the browser’s location in the top right corner, while the get started link is tucked in the drop-down menu in the top left corner. There is also a yellow register now button towards the bottom of the screen.

How To Verify Your BetRivers Account – Know Your Customer Policy

State regulations require all legal US online sportsbooks to verify identities and eligibility as part of the know your customer policy. Betting sites are subject to fines if they don’t. This process is done by a third party to help prevent fraud and other questionable activity. Making multiple accounts is forbidden.

The KYC also comes into play for tax reporting purposes as BetRivers is required by state law to withhold and report taxes on any winnings over $600. All other winnings must be self-reported at the end of the year and you can use our gambling winnings tax calculator for convenience.

Eligibility Criteria To Create A BetRivers Account

Bettors must be 21 years of age and physically located in an approved state. A geolocation check will be performed.

New users must enter accurate information into all prompts to access the deposit screen. Additional ID verification may be required if anything is off. This process can take up to 72 hours to verify and you can read here about any potential sportsbook geolocation issues.

BetRivers help

Problems Signing Up With BetRivers

While problems signing up with BetRivers are rare, here is what to look out for.

Make sure you have a good internet connection and haven’t tried to create a BetRivers account previously. If you already have a BetRivers account, you need to recover it by talking to a customer service representative. Multiple accounts are prohibited by state laws to help prevent users from developing a gambling problem or committing fraud. Mobile app users should also have a decent device to run the online sports betting program.

For those seeking assistance, the BetRivers help center is one of the options listed at the top of every page. It features an extensive FAQ section, live chat for minor issues, and email support for more complicated matters.

Benefits Of Opening An Account With BetRivers

BetRivers sportsbook offers 26 betting markets, including all the most popular professional sports and niche competitions like Esports, Jai Alai, and TV/Novelty.

The online betting site features all the traditional wager types plus plenty of prop bets, including the ability to combine them into same game parlays. These wagers do increase the difficulty but also the payout. The same game parlay section helps avoid confusion on what is and isn’t available for sports bettors to combine.

Other reasons to sign-up with BetRivers include live betting, the option to cash out early, and a good variety of international live streams, including the top men’s and women’s tennis leagues, the ATP, and WTA. A robust stats section for popular events is a nice touch and includes prudent info like injuries, head-to-head stats, betting trends, and recent prop bets success rates.

To welcome bettors, the book matches 100 percent of a new user’s initial deposit up to $250 in bonus bet credits, based on four tiers ($25, $50, $100, or $250), when they enter the BetRivers promo code 250MATCH along with their first deposit. Bonus bets can only be used on wagers with odds of -200 or higher (e.g., -250, -300, -500). As well as getting the welcome offer, you will also qualify for the BetRivers loyalty program called iRush rewards, where you can get points and bonuses for being a loyal customer.

BetRivers does give new users a generous 30 days to use any credits before they expire. A 1x playthrough is required before being able to withdraw for cash. Stakes using bonus bets are not included in the payout.

For additional chances to build your bankroll using bonus bets, keep your eyes peeled for daily odds boosts on specific wagers and ongoing promotions for in-season sports.

Complete list of sports betting markets:


What information do I need to sign up with BetRivers?

Along with creating a screen name and password, the information you need to sign up with BetRivers is an email, name, address, date of birth, gender, phone number, and the last four digits of your social security number.

Does BetRivers have a welcome bonus?

BetRivers welcome bonus is a 100 percent initial deposit match up to $250 in free bets based on four tiers. New players can get started by using use promo code 250MATCH to claim your sign-up bonus. Free bets must be used on wagers with odds of -200 or higher (e.g., -250, -300, -500). New users have 30 days to use their credits before they expire.

How many betting markets does BetRivers have?

BetRivers features 26 sports betting markets, including all the most popular domestic and international leagues and ways to play them. Same game parlays allow sports bettors to combine multiple wagers from the same contest into a single wager.