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The BetRivers promo code ACTION gets new users a "Second Chance Bet" worth up to

  • $500 in Bonus Bets in IL, IN, LA, MD, MI, PA & VA.
  • $250 in Bonus Bets in CO & NJ.
  • $100 in Bonus Bets in AZ, IA & NY.

If you win, you keep your winnings. But if you lose, you'll get a bonus bet equal to your initial wager, and another chance!

2nd Chance Bet up to $500 ($100 in NY)

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BetRivers Promo Code and Bonuses

BetRivers Sportsbook offers odds on just about every sport and market available, and odds on the primary sports are competitive with major players like FanDuel, BetMGM, and DraftKings.

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Ohio sports betting has officially gone live! New users in the Buckeye State can sign up for BetRivers Sportsbook effective January 1, 2023. Happy betting Ohioans!

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BetRivers Deposit Bonus Details

2nd Chance Bet up to $500, $250 or $100 Depending on Location - Paid out in Bonus Bets

Wagering Requirements

New users only. Must be at least 21 years of age and in a legal state. Minimum deposit of $10 and must use bonus code ACTION.

BetRivers Legal Available States


BetRivers Pros

Niche market coverage, simple to use, intuitive bet slip

BetRivers Cons

Limited new user promotion, outdated interface, poor market pricing

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August 23, 2023

Terms & Conditions

BetRivers Sportsbook has a one-time sign-up offer new bettors can take advantage of. Use the BetRivers promo code ACTION to receive a 2nd Chance Bet worth up to $500 ($100 in NY) - Paid out in Bonus Bets.

  • For new users aged 21+
  • Must be claimed in a legal betting state
  • Initial minimum deposit of $10
  • Place any bet on any game in any market
  • If the bet wins, you get your winnings
  • If the bet loses, you will receive a bonus bet equal to your stake in the losing bet.
  • All Bonus Money must be used within 30 days after being credited
  • Promotion is only eligible for the first account bet

Promotions for Existing Users

Here is a list of a few House Specials being offered at BetRivers. Be sure to login to see all of the available boosts!


Parlay Insurance

  • Put down a Major League Baseball parlay with 4 or more legs and receive a refund of your wager, up to $25, in case only 1 leg doesn't win

Weekly SGP Bet & Get

  • Bet $10 or more on 3 or more MLB Same Game Parlays each week and receive a $10 Bonus Bet for MLB


NFL Preseason Live Bet Match

  • Put a live bet with actual money on any NFL Preseason game within the promotional duration to get a matched bonus bet of 50%, up to $100 for VIPs and up to $25 for all other types of accounts.

How to Sign Up for BetRivers Sportsbook

Step 1. Click here to start the sign-up process and claim your $500 Second Chance Bonus Bet.

Step 2. Enter your user information:

  • Select your State
  • Screen Name
  • Email
  • Create a Secure Password
  • Promo Code ACTION

Step 3. Enter your personal information:

  • Name
  • ZIP Code, City, & State
  • Home Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender

Step 4. Enter additional information to verify your account:

  • Set Two Security Questions & Answers
  • Mobile Phone Number 
  • Last Four Digits of SSN 
  • Read and Agree to the Terms and Conditions (must be 21+ years old)
  • Click the "Complete" button to confirm your registration

Congratulations, you can begin betting!

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BetRivers New York

BetRivers launched in New York with the initial rollout of legalized online sports betting in the state on January 8, 2022. As one of the original books to launch in New York, BetRivers cemented itself as a viable option alongside the other well-known sportsbooks in the state. While it may not have the same brand recognition and stature as some of the other major industry players, BetRivers will enjoy its status as one of the nine mobile sportsbooks available to users in the Empire State.

BetRivers NY Promo Code ACTION
BetRivers NY Promo 2nd Chance Bet up to $100
Mobile App Rating 8.6/10
Last Verified August 23, 2023

If you're a NY bettor seeking more information about some of the other top sportsbooks in New York, check out our Best NY Sports Betting Apps page for everything you need to know about wagering in The Empire State.

The other BetRivers Legal States 

Below is the list of other states where BetRivers is legal and available to residents, along with the associated promotional information.

State Promotion Promo Code Responsible Gaming
Arizona 2nd Chance Bet worth up to $100 (Paid out in Bonus Bets) ACTION Gambling problem? Visit, text NEXTSTEP to 53342, or call 1-800-NEXT-STEP
Colorado 2nd Chance Bet worth up to $250 (Paid out in Bonus Bets) ACTION Gambling problem? Call or text 1-800-GAMBLER.
Illinois 2nd Chance Bet worth up to $500 (Paid out in Bonus Bets) ACTION If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) or by texting ILGAMB to 53342
Indiana 2nd Chance Bet worth up to $500 (Paid out in Bonus Bets) ACTION If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-800-9- WITH-IT.
Iowa 2nd Chance Bet worth up to $100 (Paid out in Bonus Bets) ACTION If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-800- BETS-OFF.
Louisiana 2nd Chance Bet worth up to $500 (Paid out in Bonus Bets) ACTION If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, please call the Louisiana Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-877-770-7867.
Michigan 2nd Chance Bet worth up to $500 (Paid out in Bonus Bets) ACTION If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Gambling Disorder Helpline at: 800-270-7117
New Jersey 2nd Chance Bet worth up to $250 (Paid out in Bonus Bets) ACTION Bet with your head, not over it! Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler
Ohio TBD TBD Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler
Pennsylvania 2nd Chance Bet worth up to $500 (Paid out in Bonus Bets) ACTION If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available, call 1-800-Gambler.
Virginia 2nd Chance Bet worth up to $500 (Paid out in Bonus Bets) ACTION If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call, text or chat, our confidential and toll free helpline at: 1-888-532-3500
West Virginia TBD TBD If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-800-GAMBLER.

States for Potential BetRivers Expansion

Every major sportsbook, including BetRivers, will follow various legislative bills that could soon make online sports betting legal in more states. As new states potentially come online in 2022 and beyond, expect to see BetRivers expand its global reach. Here are the states Action Network is currently tracking that could legalize online sports betting soon.


Nebraska voters approved online sports betting in November 2021. In addition, a regulatory bill was recently signed into law that will allow retail sportsbooks to operate within the state. However, this bill only allows for in-person sports betting at this time.

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BetRivers' Mobile App & Website Experience

BetRivers Sportsbook's mobile app is reliable yet simplistic, which is a nice change from the desktop site, in which promotions can clutter the betting experience. You won't be blown away by their app, but it works well and has reliable navigation to find sports and bets.

DraftKings has been a standard-bearer for online betting since the inception of its daily fantasy sports platform. With the learnings they have gleaned from DFS, DraftKings can boast one of the most solid overall apps in the online sports betting industry. A quick take:

BetRivers Mobile App Review Summary

Decision Criteria BetRivers Standing Recommended Sportsbook
Ease of Logging in Needs Improvement Caesars, bet365, theScore
Navigation Average DraftKings, FanDuel
Speed Needs Improvement PointsBet, FanDuel, DraftKings
Game Density Needs Improvement FanDuel, BetMGM, DraftKings
Bet slip Good Caesars, FoxBET

Meet the BetRivers Sportsbook Review Team

Action Network evaluated BetRivers through in-house testing, data analysis, and input from our experienced handicappers:

Vegas Refund Logo The Vegas RefundTwitter Logo

The Vegas Refund is an experienced bettor with 6.2K total bets in the Action App and 112.1K app followers (as of August 2023). Favorable pick records include NFL, NBA, NCAAF, and NCAAB.

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Steve Petrella is a lead Action Editor with an affinity for NHL and College Football Betting. He is also the author of much of the educational content on Action Network.

Mobile App Review Categories

Our Action Network experts analyzed several vital categories that can make or break a sportsbook app:

Logging In

How easy is it to sign in to BetRivers?

Unlike many other sportsbooks, the BetRivers mobile app does not appear to offer any type of Face ID sign-in function. As a result, users must manually sign in to the app for every use. This can be inconvenient and annoying at best but at worst, it can take precious seconds away from bettors trying to place a timely live wager or get a bet in before the start of a contest.

Action Network check mark Final Verdict: Needs Improvement. Most sportsbooks offer a better login experience, particularly Caesarsbet365, and theScore.

How straightforward is finding and browsing betting markets?

Navigating the BetRivers app is not as intuitive and streamlined as can be found on other sportsbooks. We evaluated navigation based on two components: organization and in-app search.


The layout of the BetRivers app is sufficient. A sports market navigation bar at the top of the screen makes it easy to filter by sport markets as desired. The home page provides a list of local contests at the top then is followed by events that are currently live and upcoming. Moving through the home screen and top navigation is relatively intuitive despite not being as sleek or visually appealing as other apps. One layout negative that our experts noted was that BetRivers is trying to push users to their casino games from their sportsbook. This is an annoying and intrusive design element for those interested in sports betting. 

In-app Search

BetRivers provides a solid in-app search feature. When searching, the BetRivers app will return results with all markets featuring the team you've searched for. For example, a search for the "Mets" in our testing gave our handicappers a list of upcoming Mets games and any futures markets.

Action Network check mark Final Verdict: Average. The overall navigation of the BetRivers mobile app is easy enough to use and offers a reasonably powerful in-app search feature. However, the apparent push towards casino games detracts from the overall layout of the app, in addition to its less-than-attractive design. DraftKings and FanDuel are better options for users most interested in in-app navigation.

App Speed

How quickly does the BetRivers mobile app update and respond to input?

BetRivers is noticeably slower than most of the other mobile apps that our team has tested. The BetRivers mobile experience has the feel of a website that was simply repurposed for mobile use. There is a clear gap between this app and other native iOS platforms used by other sportsbooks.

Action Network check mark Final Verdict: Needs ImprovementBetRivers does not stack up well to other sportsbooks regarding app speed. There is a need for a pure mobile design that puts the mobile user's needs first. DraftKings, PointsBet, and FanDuel are all speedy options.

Data Density

How many games can you view odds for at once?

Data density is an essential factor for mobile sportsbook apps. Essentially, it enables users to take in more game odds at once without having to scroll or click through different screens on the app to facilitate quicker betting decisions. We tested game density using an iPhone 12 Pro to determine density rankings in the mobile view of iOS. Here is what we found:

  • FanDuel - 4.5 Games
  • Tied DraftKings & BetMGM - 4 Games
  • Tied BetRivers, PointsBet & Caesars - 3 Games

Action Network check mark Final Verdict: Needs Improvement. BetRivers is tied with PointsBet and Caesars in offering the fewest games per screen on mobile. FanDuelDraftKings, and BetMGM lead the way in data density.

Bet Slip

How intuitive is the bet slip experience?

The bet slip is arguably one of the essential features in any sportsbook app since this is where bets are placed. Having a confusing or clunky bet slip can deter users from the app, which is why this is such an important feature to get right. BetRivers offers a solid bet slip for the most part. Here are some of the critical points that we've noted when examining the BetRivers bet slip:

  • The bet slip is easy to find in the static bottom navigation, but it's off to the side of the toolbar as opposed to a more prime position.
  • The bet slip completely disappears when users add more than one wager to the bet slip. Most sports books will minimize the bet slip while new additions are made but remain visible for easy toggling. So users are required to have to re-open the bet slip after each addition. 
  • It is easy to remove games from the bet slip once added.
  • The bet slip lists out how much users stand to win for each wager with and without the original stake included. This is convenient to see the actual profit for a bet.
  • BetRivers' bet slip has three tabs that separate bet options by single bets, parlays, and round robins. The slip will automatically update selections in the bet slip to align with the tab the user is in at a given time.

Action Network check mark Final Verdict: Good. Despite the minor annoyance of the bet slip disappearing when more than one wager is added, BetRivers has a pretty good bet slip experience overall. Caesars and FoxBet are the top two competitors regarding bet slips.

Jump ahead to see how BetRivers stacks up against other big brand sportsbooks pricing-wise.

Customer Reviews

BetRivers is unique compared to other sportsbooks in that it has an app for each state where it is available. Below are the individual ratings for each state app for iOS and Android, in addition to some user positives and negatives consistent across app variations.

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#74 in Casino - 4.4/5 Stars - 1.4K Ratings (August 2023) - Download at the Apple App Store

iOS User Positives BetRivers mobile app iPhone positives

iOS User Negatives Negative BetRivers iPhone feedback

Promos: Users said BetRivers offered solid promotions compared to more prominent books between the different apps.

Software improvements needed: Users described the app as slow, clunky, and needing major software upgrades. For a smaller app, technical issues are expected, but users may grow impatient and look at other options if things don't change fast.

User-friendly platform: While betting options are more limited than on other books, users have found the app simple and easy to use.

Withdrawals: Some users had issues withdrawing money from their accounts, and even after contacting and dealing with support, they could not receive their winnings.

Latest Release Notes:

Version 2023.12.1 - Released June 26, 2023

  • General improvements and bug fixes.

Google Play Logo Google Play/Android Store Reviews 

3.2/5 Stars - 623 Reviews (August 2023) - Download at the Google Play Store

Android User Positives Positive factors for BR Android Android User Negatives Negative factors BetRivers Android

Intuitive design: While most positive reviews were about the casino section of the app, some users noted the easy and understandable user interface -- which included excellent bonus options and helpful stats while making bets.

Tech bugs: The book has its fair share of software problems that result in users needing to restart the app.
Improved functionality: Many users have recently noted that many of the bugs that have plagued the app are starting to be fixed with patches. 

Location issues: Location inaccuracy keeps users locked out of placing bets and potentially making money.

App speed: Users have taken issue with the slowness of the app from time to time.

Latest Release Notes:

2023.14.1-315c37e - Released July 12, 2023

  • General improvements and bug fixes.

BetRivers Website Review

BetRivers' desktop site has straightforward, intuitive navigation: You can easily find the sport and bet you want on either the left-hand side or the top navigation bar. Space is a bit limited, so finding game props, player props, and derivatives can be a little more challenging — you'll have to click, expand and scroll quite a bit if you're trying to find a more niche bet or market.

One experience that some people may like but find unnecessary is the "Newsfeed" that takes up the whole right-hand side of the desktop experience. BetRivers highlights a running list of player user names and winning bet streaks they're on here. It doesn't display the actual bets, so it's mostly for show rather than the true value.

Perhaps it's cool to see your name pop up on the leaderboard when you're on a hot streak, but otherwise, it's a use of prime real estate that isn't justified by its use to most bettors on the site. You can't follow other users or even see what they're betting, so it's mostly a (likely ineffective) strategy to encourage users to keep gambling to pop up on the leaderboard.

BetRivers Sportsbook has a reasonably standard desktop experience other than that potential annoyance, and we've found it works well. The bet slip experience is substantial, and you can enter the bet amount or the amount you'd like to win, which helps users who don't want to calculate odds by hand.

BetRivers Cashiering

It is important to note that different states have different rules and regulations for sportsbooks, including depositing and withdrawing funds. You may find that the same book might have PayPal for one state but not the other. When signing up, you'll see the options available — but generally, if you use online banking, credit cards, etc., you shouldn't have any problems.

BetRivers is an extensive sportsbook set up for easy deposits and withdrawals. And because they're a legal U.S. book, you don't have to worry about being defrauded or getting your money — you are protected as a consumer by state regulations, which is one of the best advantages of betting legally in the U.S.

How to Deposit on BetRivers

If you wish to add more funds to your BetRivers account after the initial deposit, just follow the simple process below:

  • Log in to your BetRivers account
  • Select the "Cashier" option in the top right-hand corner of the screen
  • Select "Deposits" on the next screen
  • Enter the amount of money you'd like to add to your bankroll
  • Click the blue "Deposit" button to utilize their default online banking method
  • Choose another deposit method if you prefer, and select deposit. 

That's it! You've just added more funds to your BetRivers account, which are available for immediate use. 

Deposit Options

Here are all the ways that users can deposit funds to their BetRivers account: 

  • Online Banking
  • Mastercard
  • Discover Card
  • Visa
  • PayPal
  • VIP Preferred
  • BetRivers Play+
  • PayNearMe
  • Cash at Cage (in retail casinos only)

Withdrawal Options

BetRivers does not feature as many payout options as some other sportsbooks, but it does cover the bases in terms of the top preferences for most users, including:

  • Bank account
  • Debit card/credit card
  • Prepaid BetRivers card(Play+)
  • Casino cage
  • eCheck
  • PayPal

Payout Speed

Payout speed can vary across states or books. Still, you should be able to immediately deposit funds at BetRivers and get your payouts within a couple of days, if not faster. Of course, it depends on your withdrawal choice. For example, a check will take a bit longer, whereas hooking up your online bank account will make the process easier. Again, because BetRivers is a legal, regulated online sportsbook in the U.S., you have worry-free payouts.

Spending Controls

Most legal sportsbooks have self-imposed limiting controls, and BetRivers is no different. These are effective ways to stop betting too much if it's becoming a problem or be proactive about setting healthy limits for yourself. We recommend configuring whatever setup helps you maintain responsible boundaries and educate yourself.

The controls BetRivers offers include:

  • Player limit: Limit your deposits by day, week, or month of the year.
  • Self-exclusion: Ban yourself from using the app for a set time.
  • Cool-off period: Prevent yourself from depositing or placing bets for a specified time while accessing the app.

In addition to the BetRivers-provided resources, The Action Network has developed bankroll management educational materials to help bettors have fun and establish sustainable behavior. 

BetRivers Betting Options & Sports Market Coverage

There are only a few sportsbooks in the U.S. and worldwide that open markets — that is, they are the first to set lines on a particular sport or game. BetRivers doesn't usually get into that business, and because they use Kambi, an odds provider, their lines are often very similar to those of other U.S. books. That's not necessarily bad, as it allows them to offer odds on every sport, prop, and market, but it makes them a bit less unique.

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Sports Markets Offered

BetRivers offers an extensive range of markets and bets types for various sports. While they aren't unique in their lines, they are a comprehensive book worthy of your betting portfolio. Here is the complete list of sports markets available on BetRivers:

  • Football (NFL, NCAA, CFL)
  • Basketball (NBA, NCAA, WNBA, BIG3, Philippines Leagues, Puerto Rico Leagues, TBT)
  • Baseball (MLB)
  • Hockey (NHL, World Championship)
  • Soccer (European Leagues, Champions League, Europa League, MLS, World Cup, South American Leagues, Asian Leagues, Australian Leagues)
  • Golf (PGA, LIV, Major tournaments)
  • Tennis (ATP, WTA, ITF)
  • Fighting (Boxing, UFC)
  • Motorsports (NASCAR, F1)
  • Rugby (Aussie Rules, Rugby Union, European Leagues, Australian Leagues)
  • Darts (Premier League Darts, PDC)
  • Cricket (ICC)
  • Cycling (Cycling Events)
  • Handball (World Championship, European Championship)
  • Jai Alai
  • Lacrosse (Premier Lacrosse League)

Bet Types Available

Again, you can find about everything legal in the U.S. at BetRivers Sportsbook, including some niche markets like cricket, cycling, darts, rugby, and more. You'll also find various game props, player props, derivative markets — the list goes on.

Popular sports betting markets available on BetRivers include:

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BetRivers Spreads

Point Spreads: Spread betting is a bet on the margin of victory (the # of points won) in a game.

Philadelphia Eagles -1.5 favorites to win over the New York Jets Point Spread at BetRivers

BetRivers Moneyline

Moneyline: Moneyline betting is when you pick the outright winner of a game or event.

Philadelphia Eagles are the favorite at -127 over the underdog Jets at +104

BetRivers Totals

Totals: Totals, also known as an over/under, are bets on the number of points both teams will combine to score in a game. 

Pick either "Over" or "Under" 33.5 total points to be scored in the Jets @ Eagles game

BetRivers Half Bets

Half Bets: Half-bets or Quarter bets let a bettor treat the first and second half as separate matches. Depending on the sport, you can also bet quarters as individual wagers.

First Half moneyline, spread, and totals options for Seattle Storm vs. Connecticut Sun

BetRivers Quarter Bets

Quarter Bets: Quarter-bets or Quarter bets let a bettor treat the first and second half as separate matches. Depending on the sport, you can also bet quarters as individual wagers.

First Quarter moneyline, spread, and totals options for Seattle Storm vs. Connecticut Sun

BetRivers Prop Bets

Prop Bets: Short for a proposition, Prop bets wager that is not directly tied to the final score or outcome. 

Player hit props for individual players for the Kansas City Royals vs. New York Yankees

BetRivers Futures

Futures Bets: Futures bets are a bet on an event that will be decided in the future (e.g., end-of-season results). 

BetsRiver futures odds for the College Football Championship and Heisman Trophy winner

Other BetRivers Benefits

Daily Odds Boosts

BetRivers offers users odds boosts every day for a variety of sporting events. While these may not always be the most favorable bets, this is a great way to keep users engaged and log back into the app to see the available boost for the day.

Buy Out

A popular feature as legal sports betting has spread across the U.S. is the ability to cash out of an existing bet while it’s in progress. BetRivers allows you to do this with a feature called Buy Out.

For example, let’s say you bet $100 on the Broncos to beat the Chiefs at +250 odds. If they win the game outright, you stand to profit $250. But during the match, BetRivers will allow you to buy out of the bet. If Denver takes a second-half lead, your Buy Out price might be $175, meaning you could lock in a decent profit and eliminate the risk of losing your wager should the Chiefs stage a comeback. You can see your Buy Out price in real-time under the My Bet History section of BetRivers’ website.

Loyalty points

This is dissimilar to some loyalty programs you see with airlines or hotels. For every real-money bet, you make (wagers with bonus bets do not qualify), you’ll receive a certain amount of iRR Loyalty Level Points. You can convert your points into tangible rewards such as more bonus bets or roll wheel spins. The more points you earn, the more rewards you’ll have access to.Odds boosts

BetRivers has made a habit of offering daily odds boosts for individual bets. If you’re unfamiliar, odds boosts are simply regular bets offered at more enticing odds than you’ll find elsewhere. The best thing about these boosts is that they’re available to ALL customers, so even if you’ve been betting on BetRivers for a year, you can still take advantage. For more information on odds boosts, check out our hub here.

More offers and bonuses after your initial deposit: BetRivers will occasionally surprise you with an enticing offer around a big event or give you the chance to claim another deposit offer. It will often communicate these to you via email, but you can also check the My Account tab to see what bonuses you qualify for at any given time.

BetRivers Customer Service

BetRivers’ customer support is available daily from 9:30 a.m. — 2 a.m. EST. You can access their help center here or email support here

BetRivers has made its CS team highly accessible in the mobile app -- there's a full bottom tab dedicated to it. It takes you into a basic form to be put into a live chat. The submission form pre-populates your contact info, which is a convenient touch.

BetRivers Odds

For MLB games and futures betting, check the current BetRivers odds.

 MLB Game Odds: Miami Marlins vs. San Diego Padres

Below is a selection of odds for the upcoming MLB game: Updated August 23, 2023 - Odds Provided by BetRivers - Subject to Change





Miami Marlins

+1.5 (-148)


Over 8 (-105)

San Diego Padres

-1.5 (+117)


Under 8 (-117)

MLB Futures Odds

Below is a selection of odds for the MLB 2023-24 World Series Champion: Updated August 23, 2023 - Odds Provided by BetRivers - Subject to Change

Team MLB 2022-23 Champion
ATL Braves +300
LA Dodgers +400
TEX Rangers +575
HOU Astros +600
BAL Orioles +1000

BetRivers Pricing vs. Other Sportsbooks

While sign-up offers, promos, and user experience are crucial factors in selecting a sportsbook, the most sophisticated bettors are often worried about the price. We can compare books in this regard in a couple of ways:

  • Juice: The " juice " is also referred to as the "vig," which is the tax a sportsbook charges for a bet. The standard odds for a spread bet is -110, which means you have to pay $110 to win $10. That extra $10 is the tax.
  • Hold: Like the juice, the hold is defined as the percentage a sportsbook keeps for every dollar. It's a better metric to measure for moneylines, for example.

In states where betting is entirely online and not regulated by the state lottery, most online U.S. books have standard juice on your typical bets. Take, for example, the juice on spread bets for the NFL. There's no significant difference between sportsbooks: Getting -110 on both sides is commonplace for both the spread and the over/under.

Regarding hold on moneylines, here's how BetRivers has fared versus other books in the industry. They're right around the industry average in moneyline holds, although they can be slightly higher on non-major sports. If you're interested in betting on the NFL, NBA, or one of the popular sports, BetRivers is an acceptable option.

Depending on the sport, their juice on player props is a little better than average. You can often find props where they are -113 or so both ways — for reference, the best books when it comes to juice are at -110 standard lines even for props, while a lot will increase the vig up to -120 both ways or higher.

By Sport Pricing Analysis

  • Data collected from 1/1/2021-4/1/2022
  • Used closing odds (the odds 30 minutes before game-time) in calculations
  • Each data point is the average book-edge for the month
  • Each # is represented as a percent of the book's edge
  • The book with the lowest average edge is considered the best price.

Best Pricing: Sportsbook Edge Averages by Sport (All Markets)

Action Network Logo BetRivers Sportsbook logo FanDuel Sportsbook Logo DraftKings Sportsbook logo Caesars Sportsbook Logo Betmgm Logo
NFL 5.19 4.58 4.55 4.43 4.85
NBA 6.19 4.55 4.56 5.47 4.74
MLB 5.32 4.48 4.58 3.86 4.72
NCAAF 5.81 4.75 4.60 4.56 4.88
NCAAB 6.11 4.68 4.54 4.54 4.70
Total 5.87 4.66 4.62 4.71 4.74

Action Network check mark Pricing Analysis Summary

  • BetRivers has the highest average price across all sports compared to other significant sportsbooks
  • Caesars had the best pricing for NFL, MLB, NCAAF, and NCAAB
  • BetMGM excelled with NBA pricing, whereas Caesars was the most expensive
  • FanDuel excelled with NBA pricing, whereas Caesars was the most expensive
  • DraftKings showcases the best overall average pricing despite not outperforming other sportsbooks in any single sport

Action Network check mark BetRivers Analysis Summary by Betting Market

  • BetRivers Moneylines. BetRivers has the highest average moneyline pricing (6.01) compared to other sportsbooks. Caesars average moneyline pricing of 4.03 is far and away the best available.
  • BetRivers Spreads. Once again, BetRivers has the highest average price compared to other sportsbooks for spreads at 5.78. This is well above DraftKings' (4.69) price and is also comfortably above other major sportsbooks. 
  • BetRivers Totals. BetRivers also has the highest average price (5.83) on totals. BetMGM and FanDuel tie for the best average prices at 4.81.

BetRivers NFL Spread Pricing Analysis

As bettors eagerly await the start of football season, our team of data experts compiled data to show which sportsbook had the best NFL spread prices. The data below is broken up by favorites and underdogs based on the past three NFL seasons.

Average Odds Pricing for NFL Favorites

Pricing Distribution BetRivers PointsBet BetMGM FanDuel DraftKings Caesars
Worst Price 12% 18.4% 11% 29.1% 29.9% 12.5%
Below Market 10.4% 15.9% 21.5% 25.2% 24.5% 16.4%
In-Line With Market 59.8% 30.9% 27% 25.3% 18.7% 23.3%
Above Market 14.4% 13.5% 17% 11.7% 21.2% 18.9%
Best Price 3.4% 21.3% 23.5% 8.8% 5.8% 28.9%

Average Odds Pricing for NFL Underdogs

Pricing Distribution BetRivers PointsBet BetMGM FanDuel DraftKings Caesars
Worst Price 3.4% 21.3% 23.5% 8.8% 5.8% 28.9%
Below Market


13.5% 17% 11.7% 21.2% 18.9%
In-Line With Market 59.8% 30.9% 27% 25.3% 18.7% 23.3%
Above Market 10.4% 15.9% 21.5% 25.2% 24.5% 16.4%
Best Price 12% 18.4% 11% 29.1% 29.9% 12.5%

Action Network check mark NFL Spread Pricing Summary

  • BetRivers mostly skews towards the middle-of-the-pack in both favorites and underdogs pricing. However, they are more likely to have the worst price on favorites than the best price. They only offer users the best price on favorites in an NFL spread bet 3.4% of the time. This is probably not the book to bet NFL favorites.
  • BetRivers is in-line or above the average market price 77.6% of the time. It should be noted, though, this is heavily influenced by in-line pricing rather than above-market pricing.
  • BetRivers is slightly more favorable to underdog odds as it offers the best price 12% of the time. This is in the middle of the pack compared to other sportsbooks, so it is worth considering BetRivers when betting on an NFL underdog. 
  • BetRivers is in-line or above the average market price 82.2% of the time for underdogs.

How Much Does "Sportsbook Pricing" Matter?

These pricing differences are most apparent when the moneylines get bigger. For example, BetRivers may have something like this:

  • Eagles -200
  • Jets +160

Meanwhile, BetMGM might have:

  • Eagles - 205
  • Jets +175

Even though BetMGM has a slightly worse price on the Eagles, it has a much better price on the Jets, and overall there's less vig on this market than at FanDuel. Over hundreds of bets, that difference in vig starts to add up.

BetRivers is a bit overpriced compared to other sportsbooks, but it is worth keeping in rotation for the occasional better pricing options. While a generally reliable app, BetRivers has an outdated feel and some shortfalls in specific usability areas.  

Get an overview of the benefits of line shopping your odds from Action Network's Matt Mitchell. He's a seasoned bettor and oversees the flagship Action Network Podcast.

Additional BetRivers Information

Canadian flag BetRivers Canada

BetRivers was one of the initial sportsbooks to launch in Ontario when legal sports betting went live on April 4, 2022. The passage of bill C218 has allowed a variety of sportsbooks to stake their claim in the Canadien province. It's no surprise that BetRivers was one of the first to launch in the area, and it should be expected to see them continue to expand in Canada as new provinces come online.

BetRivers Team Partnerships

BetRivers has established partnerships with various teams across major sports markets. Below is a list of their current partnerships and affiliations:

  • Chicago Bears
  • New Orleans Pelicans
  • Detroit Pistons
  • Pittsburgh Penguins

BetRivers News
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BetRivers Promo Code & Sportsbook Review FAQs
What is the BetRivers promo code?

The best promo code to use for BetRivers is ACTION to get a 2nd Chance Bet worth up to $500, $250 or $100 depending on your state location that we've listed above. This promotion is paid out in Bonus Bets.

Where is BetRivers Sportsbook legal?

BetRivers is available in the following states:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
Is BetRivers legal in New York?

Yes! BetRivers launched as sportsbook provider for the state when it went live in January 2022.

Does BetRivers have a minimum deposit?

Yes, it does. Users are required to deposit at least $10 when adding funds to their account.

Do I have to be a resident of a state that BetRivers operates in to bet with BetRivers?

You do not need to be a resident of Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana Pennsylvania, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Virginia or Illinois to be able to bet through BetRivers in those states. You only have to be 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen and inside the state’s borders to place a bet on BetRivers’ platform. Because online sports betting is legal in these states, BetRivers has the ability to verify that you’re within any of these states before accepting your wager.

A few examples to hammer the point home: Let’s say you live in California, which does not have legal sports betting, and you travel to Vail, Colorado, for a vacation with your family over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. While you’re in Colorado, you’re legally able to open a BetRivers sportsbook account, claim your $250 bonus using promo code ACTION and bet on all the NFL playoff games over the weekend. Once it’s time to head home, you’re able to withdraw any funds remaining in your account — or you can leave them there for your next trip back to Colorado.

You don’t have to be in a given state for an extended period of time to register for a BetRivers account and place a bet, either. Because it’s such an easy process to sign up for an account with the promo code, claim your bonus and bet, you can make a quick trip out of it, no problem.

If you open a BetRivers account in one state and travel to another one where it has an online sportsbook, you can use your same login credentials to bet, though the BetRivers sportsbooks in each state have their own distinct homepages.

Why does BetRivers need my social security number and other personal information?

As part of being a regulated sportsbook in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Virginia and Illinois, BetRivers is required to verify your identity and ensure that you’re of legal betting age (21) before allowing you to create an account. BetRivers is also required to keep your information safe and says it ensures “our data privacy procedures and processes exceed the industry standards.”

Is BetRivers legit?

BetRivers is definitely legit. Their 2nd Chance Bet new user promo is one of the best out there. Since BetRivers is a regulated book, you do not have to worry about having issued you may have at other offshore books. 

How to contact BetRivers Customer Service

BetRivers’ customer support is available from 9:30 a.m. — 2 a.m. EST every day. You can access their help center here or email support here

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