With the backing of Rush Street Interactive, BetRivers Sportsbook is available for novice and experienced Iowa sports bettors alike. Not only does BetRivers offer new customers a welcome bonus worth up to $250, but all users automatically are part of the iRush Rewards program.
This BetRivers Iowa review covers the sportsbook’s bonus offer, which grants you a 100% deposit match, up to $250, along with sports betting options, banking information and an overview of the BetRivers app.
So, enough talk, let’s get down to business.
If you’re new to BetRivers Sportsbook, then this section is for you. By signing up and using the BetRivers bonus code PLAY250, you will have your first deposit, matched dollar for dollar, up to $250.
If your first deposit is $25, then Rivers online sportsbook will provide an additional $25 in bonus funds in your account. Deposit $250 or more, and the bonus amount will be $250.
The only stipulation is that you need to play through your bonus money once to make withdrawals. You must meet this playthrough requirement within 30 days from the time of your deposit.
|Online Sportsbook||BetRivers Sportsbook|
|BetRivers Bonus Code||PLAY250|
|Deposit Bonus||100% match, up to $250|
|Last Updated||January 28, 2021|
Apart from the welcome bonus, Bet Rivers offers you plenty of other promotions throughout the year. At other sportsbooks, you may see a lot of offers promoting free bets; however, BetRivers tends to promote profit boosts.
For example, every Sunday during the 2020 NFL season, BetRivers Sportsbook gave users one free 50% profit boost. The maximum wager for this particular offer was $50, and the maximum additional profit was $250. When you consider there were 17 weeks to use this offer, that adds up to a potential $4,250 of extra winnings.
Obviously, BetRivers is not always able to offer 50% profit boosts, but 25% boosts are fairly common, as well. While some of the offers are for specific sports, BetRivers also offers you profit boosts that you can use on any bet. Most, if not all the profit boosts are capped at winnings of $250.
BetRivers is part of the iRush Rewards program, which allows you to earn points based on how much you bet. You can redeem points for bonus money you can use at BetRivers Sportsbook or casinos affiliated with iRush Rewards.
Yes, the BetRivers online sportsbook is legal in the Hawkeye State. When Senate File 617 was signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds in May 2019, and Iowa sports betting became legal.
The sports wagering bill permits most wagering, including betting on Iowa college games; however, you cannot place prop bets on any college athletes.
You can register for a Bet Rivers online sports betting account through the BetRivers app for Apple and Android devices or on the BetRivers website. Whether you’re on the app or website, start by clicking the “Join Now” button at the top-right corner of the screen.
You will enter your email address and create a screen name and password. Here is where you will enter your BetRivers promo code PLAY250. On the following page, you’ll enter your first and last name, your home address, your date of birth and your gender.
On the final sign-up page, you will create two security questions, enter your phone number and the last four digits of your Social Security number. You can also choose whether you want to use two-factor authentication.
You can place bets online using either the BetRivers sports betting app or website. We are referencing the app in this section, but you can do everything online that you can do on the app, although a few things might be in different locations.
To get started, follow our provided links to head to the BetRivers page and download the app for Apple or Android.
Once you have selected the app for your device, you’ll enter OK when asked if you want to download the selected app. After it has finished downloading, you’ll select it again and answer OK to install the app on your mobile phone or tablet.
Once it completes the installation process, you can either register or log in to your BetRivers online sportsbook account.
Now it’s time to start getting comfortable with BetRivers. Below is a look at some of the most used and important areas of the BetRivers app.
Here’s our look at three of the areas in which BetRivers Sportsbook is hitting a home run:
Here are three areas where we think BetRivers could do better:
Here is a quick explanations of the most common types of sports wagers:
BetRivers has an array of sports available for betting, including:
If all of that is not enough, there are a handful of fringe sports you can bet on, too.
We don’t have to remind Iowans that the state doesn’t have any pro teams. However, it still has four Division 1 college schools we can bet on at BetRivers, and on top of that, there are 16 major league teams in neighboring states.
In the college ranks, we have Iowa and Iowa State, which play in the Football Bowl Subdivision, while Northern Iowa and Drake play in the Football Championship Subdivision. You can bet on all four schools at BetRivers Sportsbook. You also can bet on the Hawkeyes, Cyclones, Panthers and Bulldogs when it’s men’s college basketball season.
During the NFL season, the regional teams we can pick from are the Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears.
If the NBA is your preferred league, you’ve got three squads: Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks.
Midwest baseball fans celebrate the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals.
And last, but not least, if you’re wild about the NHL, the Minnesota Wild, St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks all call neighboring states home.
Now let’s take a look at what the futures markets look like on BetRivers.
The markets for men’s college basketball are fairly extensive. You can bet on eventual conference winners for 10 conferences. And when it comes to postseason play, there are markets for which teams will reach the Final Four and which team will win March Madness.
The college football futures markets are a bit less than those of men’s college basketball. You can wager on who will win each of the Power 5 conferences, and you also can bet on the winner of the college football playoffs.
First, let’s look at the NFL.
On the BetRivers app, you can wager on which team will win the Super Bowl, the AFC and NFC and each division in the league. There also are markets for whether teams will make the playoffs, and over/unders for their regular-season win totals. For players, you can bet on who will be named MVP of the league and who will lead the league in passing, rushing and receiving yards.
For the NBA, the Iowa sportsbook has odds for conference winners as well as for which team will win the NBA Finals. For players, you can wager on the winner of the MVP and rookie of the year awards.
In the NHL, you have two futures markets. You can bet on which team will claim the Stanley Cup, and you can bet on which player will win the Hart Memorial Trophy.
For the MLB, BetRivers has futures for the winners of the NL and AL pennants and who will win the World Series.
In order to bet with BetRivers, you need to have money in your online sports betting account. Let’s first take a look at how to deposit and withdraw funds.
You can fund your account by doing an online bank transfer. You also can use an e-check; Visa, Discover or Mastercard debit cards; your PayPal account; a BetRivers Play+ prepaid card; or by going to a PayNearMe location such as a 7-Eleven.
Ideally, you’ll win money and then you’ll need to make a withdrawal. You have four options for how to get your money: You can receive it via e-check, PayPal, Play+ prepaid credit card or as a check in the mail.
If you go to the help page, you will find several articles with answers to the most common questions for BetRivers Sportsbook users. The articles are sorted into categories, though you can find information quicker with the search bar.
If you need to reach a real person, you have two options. You can send a message via a form on the app and website. Or you can use the live chat option; BetRivers’ representatives are available from 8:30 a.m. and 1 a.m.
On the”Responsible Gambling” page, you can set time, wagering and deposit limits for your account. You also can suspend yourself from BetRivers play for a period of time. Lastly, another section allows you to exclude yourself from the Iowa sportsbook for a period of one or three years.
It is important to remember to always gamble with your head and not over it.
BetRivers partnered with Wild Rose Casinos to launch the BetRivers online sportsbook. However, the three Wild Rose locations are partners with DraftKings, which runs both the retail and online sportsbooks for Wild Rose Entertainment.
The retail sportsbooks are DraftKings properties. BetRivers users can go to all three locations through the end of 2020 to sign up for an online BetRivers account. Starting in 2021, you will be able to complete your entire BetRivers registration online.
We do not consider BetRivers to be the best sportsbook in the Hawkeye State.
BetRivers still is a quality sportsbook, and it wouldn’t take much to get into the conversation with those other books. Really, it’s a matter of offering slightly more promotions and making them a little better. With the backing of Rush Street Interactive, BetRivers has the support to make that happen.