- Rivers Casino has generated the highest handle, revenue, and tax contributions of all PA sportsbooks since launch and YTD.
- They are also responsible for over $100,000 in tax contributions to the city of Pittsburgh on top of the $1.8 million to the state.
- Bettors will be welcomed at BetRivers.com with up to $250 in free play, as the book matches their first deposit by 100%.
PITTSBURGH – Rivers Casino was the first legal sportsbook to set up shop in Pittsburgh, but now action can be taken residents and visitors all over the state.
Earlier this week, the Rivers successfully launched their mobile betting platform along with releasing the news that their temporary sportsbook would undergo a $5 million renovation to create a permanent lounge.
Expected to open in time for the NFL season, the projected lounge will be located where Levels Lounge once sat. The 5,500 square-foot area will have seating for 200 guests, and a variety of TVs to watch games from around the world. Monitor sizes range from the two main eye-grabbing 50’ x 7’ LED screens to the two-dozen various sport displaying 86” flat screens.
Betting will be made much easier with the inclusion of six betting windows featuring ticket writers as well as almost twenty self-service kiosks off to the side.
As for the mobile platform, Rivers Sportsbook can now be found at BetRivers.com or on an app downloadable on Android devices.
Because of coding issues with Apple, iPhone users will have to wait a few months before app developers can make it work.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved the casino’s two-day test launch which was geared towards overseeing the financial security, geolocation features, and reliability of the platform.
Those who are 21 and older will need to be located inside the state when submitting wagers online, as federal laws prevent Rivers Casino from accepting interstate action. However, they will still be able to access the platform to review lines and account information regardless of their location.
With this official launch, BetRivers.com becomes the 3rd active mobile sportsbook in Pennsylvania, as sister property, SugarHouse Casino launched their platform in May while Parx Casino just beat Rivers to the punch earlier this week.
According to the site, new members will be welcomed with a 100% match worth up to $250 in free play and offers every line you would find in the land-based book.
If all goes as planned, the online gaming app will also offer casino games in the near future, which includes slots as well as table games.
Michael began writing as an NBA content writer and has spent time scouting college basketball for Florida State University under Leonard Hamilton and the University of Alabama under Anthony Grant. A graduate of both schools, he covers topics focused on legal sports betting, betting odds, and casino reviews. Michael likes to golf, play basketball, hike, and kayak when not glued to the TV watching NBA games.