Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is all set to go live with its BetRivers.com entity, which, alongside its Rush Street Interactive sports wagering provider, becomes Pennsylvania’s second online and mobile sportsbook.
Lauded as a first for Pittsburgh and the western region of the Quaker State, it follows in the footsteps of SugarHouse Casino, also owned by Rush Street Gaming alongside Rivers, who launched the state’s first such offering at PlaySugarHouse.com.
Stressing that patrons can access BetRivers via mobile, laptop and desktop, registration can be completed anywhere inside or outside Pennsylvania, eliminating the need for an in-casino account set up, with bettors having to be located within state boundaries, and at least 21 years of age, to be eligible.
BetRivers begins with a two-day test period starting today (Tuesday 25 June) from 4pm to midnight, and Wednesday 26 June from 2pm to midnight.
All bets placed during this period are real-money wagers with complete features and options available, and the only difference being limited hours of operation.
Pending review and approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, a full online and mobile wagering service will commence immediately thereafter.
“This summer marks Rivers Casino Pittsburgh’s tenth anniversary,” commented Bill Keena, Rivers Casino general manager. “We’re celebrating one decade while planning ahead for the next. Full-service online, mobile and in-casino sportsbooks are where the industry is headed, and thanks to our team members, we’re already there.”
On laptops and desktops players need to visit BetRivers.com to get started, while Android users must also visit the website on their mobile devices and download the app to wager.
Apple users can register using their mobile devices but will need to wager via laptop or desktop computer, with betting from iPhones and iPads set to be available soon.
“It’s an exciting time for Pennsylvania sports fans,” added Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive. “With NFL preseason just a month away, game days this fall will be next-level.”