BetRivers New York Review

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BetRivers Sportsbook at a glance

🏢 Casino Name BetRivers
🤵 Owner Rush Street Interactive
🗓️ Year Established 2012
🎲 Number of Games 200+
🎰 Games offered Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, VideoPoker, LiveGames, Bingo, Keno
⚙️ Software Used NetEnt, Playtech, IGT, Pragmatic Play, Habanero, Red Tiger, Yggdrasil Gaming, Greentube, Lightning Box Games, Everi, Konami Gaming, AGS, Evolution Gaming
↩️ Payout Percentage 97.61%
💸 Payout Days 1-2 days
💁 Customer Support Email, Live chat, Phone
🏧 Banking Options Visa, Mastercard + 5 more
Payout percent
Payout Speed
1-2 days
Max Jackpot
  • Generous with bonus offers
  • Aligned with Monticello Raceway in the Catskills
  • Best odds of any NY book
  • Produce strong NY sports-themed podcasts

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BetRivers review 2023


BetRivers Sportsbook, formerly known as PlaySugarHouse, is not a huge player in the New York online sports gambling industry but has a retail sportsbook at several upstate casinos and racetracks, especially in the Syracuse and Rochester areas. This commercial commitment incentivized BetRivers to receive one of the nine NY sportsbook licenses.

BetRivers New York is a sportsbook that will grow into its territory as it begins to advertise more and continues to produce podcasts aimed at the New York sports audience.

BetRivers offers some of the best odds in New York (and the States), looking to compete in new markets by offering higher payouts. This strategy will work best when there is better brand recognition, and New Yorkers typically hear about BetRivers through radio advertisements.

We also have found BetRivers to be the most generous when it comes to profit boost rewards, which pop up on your screen when you log in. This is a differentiator, and once more New Yorkers start hearing about BetRivers and the BetRivers promo codes they will love it because of that generosity.


  • Generous with bonus offers
  • Aligned with Monticello Raceway in the Catskills
  • Best odds of any NY book
  • Produce strong NY sports-themed podcasts


  • Low profile operation; few TV advertisements
  • Site navigation could be easier

Sports markets and bet types


There are 12 different types of sports offered. The most popular include football, basketball, golf and hockey, and BetRivers’ higher payoffs through better odds make this a sort of diamond in the rough operation. Bet types include over/unders, match results, team futures and in-game wagers on just about anything you can imagine.

Overseas offerings include soccer from the Champions League in Europe, Premier League in England, LaLiga in Spain, Serie A in Italy, Ligue 1 in France, Liga MX in Mexico and Bundesliga in Germany. Like many books, this makes the BetRivers brand appealing to the many fans of these events in the Empire State. The app also includes gambling on Premiere League Lacrosse, which many other NY sportsbooks do not offer.

Bonuses and promotions


To quote BetRivers “we wanted to boost the thrill factor by offering up exciting daily and weekly promotions.” Promotions here are generous, to say the least, and bonus funds can be cashed out more easily than at other books.

The loyalty and VIP program is known as iRush Rewards, and the BetRivers bonus code upon signup is SHARP250 or 250MATCH to get up to $250 in matching funds upon your first deposit. Also, keep an eye out for the BetRivers no deposit bonus code, which is offered from time to time.



There are six different payment options to deposit funds in the sportsbook, and the money is available for wagering almost immediately. The available options are:

  • Debit card
  • Trustly
  • BetRivers Play+ Card
  • Pay Near Me
  • Online banking

For fast withdrawal options, the best option is the BetRivers Play+ card, which gets you your funds in about 20 minutes. Online banking withdrawals take 3-5 business days, and the PayPal turnaround time is about 24 hours. If you want a check by mail, it will take 10-14 days.

There is a $10 minimum deposit and a $5,000 maximum deposit per 24-hour period, and $25,000 over the course of seven days. Any withdrawal of $10,000 or more will be immediately reported to the IRS in accordance with US banking laws.



BetRivers had to pass our 25 step reviews process in order to get a rating. This includes checking for the right licensing and regulation keeping bettors safe online, as well as secure transactions and data handling to respect privacy.

BetRivers Sportsbook is one of nine sportsbooks licensed to operate online in New York, and it is a publicly traded company (Rush Street Interactive Inc.) trading on the New York stock exchange. BetRivers uses SSL encryption to protect users’ data. The company is audited internally, and externally by Withum, Smith & Brown.


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NY State Gaming Commission

BetRivers App


The BetRivers sportsbook app is geared toward quick wagers and highlights current and promoted events for live betting. There is also a tab at the top center that showcases specials the book is offering on any given day. It’s exceptionally easy to use.

The app also highlights “hometown favorites” which shows you lines involving local teams such as the Knicks, Nets, Giants, Jets, Yankees and Mets. Chat support via this app and on the site is quick and efficient, which is another differentiator. It is compatible with iOS and Android.



BetRivers may not be the most prominent sportsbook in New York, but when it comes to providing gamblers with superior odds, it clearly has an edge on most books. In the customer service department, their chat support is very efficient, and if they decide to add a live call-in component they will be an 11 on a 1-10 scale.

Because they are not advertising heavily on television, BetRivers are somewhat of an unknown commodity in many markets, but their NY-themed sports podcasts are first-rate. Their retail sportsbooks upstate make them more of a commodity in the central New York region near Rochester and Syracuse, and developing brand awareness in the New York City and Buffalo regions is something we will see them prioritize. New York is a competitive sports gambling market, and their superior odds make them especially attractive to New York gamblers who are in the know. They are somewhat of a hidden gem.


What sports can you bet on in NY with BetRivers?

Popular sports include MLB, NFL, WNBA, tennis, golf, soccer, USC and NASCAR. There are 12 markets in total, with others sports like lacrosse and rugby available. Live bets will be available on current events, and house specials will offer particular bets on relevant markets.

What promos and bonuses does BetRivers offer to bettors in New York?

Currently there’s a deposit match bonus on your first deposit. Other regular promos include profit boosts on soccer, tennis and MLB bets, as well as daily odds boosts. Bettors will also collect iRush rewards points as they bet with BetRivers.

Is BetRivers fully legal and regulated in New York?

Yes. BetRivers is legally licensed to operate in the state by the NY State Gaming Commission.

Is live betting via BetRivers available to NY bettors?

Yes. Live bets can be made across all the popular markets like NFL, basketball, MLB and more. Live events are shown in BetRivers’ GameCast view, with constant odds updates to allow bets as the games play out.