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Where does one go to find true, unadulterated user reviews, nowadays? Trustpilot...well it's a commercial company and many comments there can be botted.

I feel Reddit is the only place where one can get an original picture of whatever you're looking for right from the horse's mouth. So, I did some digging on BetRivers - their official website address is The results came out so-so.

Most of the bad stuff relates to bonus conditions, parlays being rejected, account betting limits and delaying the payment of winnings over KYC. A few comments in there even call them a scam, which is a bit too much, even for me. And I'm quite cynical of online gambling sites, personality-wise.

Now, I don't know and "seriously" can't claim to vouch for the varacity of the accusations, but it is something that needed mentioning.

Just go ahead and Google them. You'll see both a mix of good and bad comments from users. Who to trust and whom not to, would be your choice. My own personal take is that BetRivers is a licensed sportsbook and this in itself is a huge plus in terms of giving their image a positive pat on the back.

Their sports betting platform is powered by Kambi. The odds aren't bad. I mean they can't really compete with the likes of certain offshore bookies, for sure, but then, as a licensed US bookie, what else can you ask for?

OK, I'm going to now do the standard bread-and-butter writing on them for the rest of the article. A lot of stuff below, you can read on casino review sites anyhow. But, I still need to do this.

BetRivers started back in 2019. It's owned by Rush Street Interactive, which is actually a NYSE-traded company with the symbol RSI. If you're curious about the revenue numbers, BetRivers pulls each year, head out to its parent company's website.

You have to be 21+ to play there. They cover almost all sports of the world, with a prime focus, of course, on American sports.

Their casino is also something that might feel interesting to you, once you get the hang of it. Good thing about them is that they at least try to form partnerships with all the US-operable igaming companies. Their slots may not be as expansive in terms of titles, when compared to the European or offshore counterparts, but still has enough variety to not make you feel bored. Companies like NetEnt and a few others have strong working partnerships with this brand.

It would also make sense to have a look at its cousin sites like FanDuel, DraftKings, Pointsbet, BetMGM, Caesars or even Fanatics that serve reasonable legal US betting alternatives to this brand. Each one of them has its own set of strengths and flaws, but nothing that can't be ignored, with eyes closed. The best part in all of this is that now you as an American have an abundant choice of brands that stand right at the top of the safety index.

Roulette, Blackjack, Video Poker, Slingo etc., all the casino games are present. Their Live Casino is also good-enough to keep you entertained, if there aren't any proper sporting events on play. Their occasional live streaming issues does cause a lot of frustration for their daily players.

The most popular feature for regular sports bettors is the ability to do props and parlay. I must say here, many bad reviews I read about BetRivers (apart from withdrawal and KYC issues) had to do with parlay bets being nulled, for some stupid reason, and the winnings denied for all the legs. I just don't know how to comment further on this. It's just something I read and wanted to share.

A good thing I noticed (it's not unique) is the ability to just go for an early payout (if you're in the green), and close the bet. I don't know how they can remain cashflow-positive with such a feature (it's stupid, but not uncommon especially on exchange betting platforms).

Their VIP program called iRush Rewards is something that regular depositors should check out. Nothing too interesting, it's pretty much standard points system that can be exchanged for gifts, betting money and such.

Being legal, one can download iOS and Android apps and they seem to work as intended. Nothing to add there.

Minimum deposit is only like $10, and the maximum is $50k. This is where the offshore casinos and sportsbooks win over legal betting sites in the mainland United States. And why big bettors prefer to go offshore instead. Deposits can be made through local bank transfers, cards, PayPal and checks. They even got their own BetRivers card. Not sure how in that is among their customers.

Withdrawals, provided you have cleared your KYC, can take a few hours to a few days. The biggest issue is getting approved for a payout, after winning a big amount on a small account. They, like many other bookmakers, don't like one-hit wonders. If you deposit $10 and win $5k, expect that you wouldn't get paid, easily.

Bonus-wise, I believe they give out $500. There's no promo code required for it. I mean you might find custom codes on sites like, etc., but really you don't need one. Their sign-up form would make it obvious.

The reason BetRivers' bonus code is searched-for so much, is that you only need to make one bet and the free money is yours. It's another thing that any winnings made on it would require you to cross a lot of hurdles. Most bonus-hunters end up ragebetting their winnings, since the delays can last weeks.

Don't fall for the bonus or promo code thing. It never works, unless you're an obsessive gambler, who's just in it for the free action.

Customer service, depending upon the size of your account can be fast or slow. They tend to focus on Live Chat to sort out things. I tried them. It's slow overall.

They're serious about responsible gambling too, so that's a plus.

Even with all the itchiness surrounding BetRivers as a brand, they are still a trusted licensed bookmaker that's legal in the United States.

If nothing else, this sure thing should push you to try them out, at least once.


Claire Reid

I'm a Casino Dealer, Writer and a Musician. And guess what? I also write for BestSites.Bet on casinos and sports betting related topics.


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