BetRivers is an online sportsbook and casino managed by Rush Street Gaming out of Chicago as one of the country’s only major operators still fully based in the USA.
In June 2020, Rush Street Gaming confirmed the future launch of BetRivers Michigan in partnership with the Little River Casino Resort in Manistee. The agreement with Little River includes the construction of a retail sportsbook at the casino plus plans to offer statewide mobile betting and an online casino.
BetRivers Michigan has not provided a specific launch date but that information should be forthcoming as gaming regulators finalize the rules that will govern online gaming and issue guidance to operators.
The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) estimates it will launch online sports betting and gambling sometime in late 2020 or early 2021. If that holds true, we could see BetRivers launch as early as Fall 2020.
BetRivers Michigan Bonus Code
- Welcome offer: 100% up to $250
- Bonus code: 250MATCH
BetRivers offers all new casino and sportsbook customers with a 100% welcome bonus worth up to $250. New players may claim this bonus by signing up for an account, using the promo code 250MATCH and making a first deposit of $10 or more.
As an example, a new customer who makes a first deposit of $25 would receive $25 in bonus funds. Likewise, a customer who makes a first deposit of $100 would receive $100 in bonus funds.
This is a single, sitewide offer and the bonus money can be used on the sportsbook and casino interchangeably. There are larger bonuses out there, but the BetRivers bonus offers the advantage of being easy to clear for withdrawal with a small 1x rollover requirement.
After receiving their bonus, players have 30 days to place a total sum of wagers equal to the size of the bonus before it may be withdrawn. Players may clear the bonus by placing sports wagers at odds greater than -200 (i.e. -190, -110, +110, +250) or by playing slots and video poker in the casino.
iRush Rewards Loyalty Program
iRush Rewards functions as the BetRivers loyalty program for sports bettors and casino players. All BetRivers Michigan customers are automatically enrolled in the loyalty program upon signing up and begin earning points as soon as they begin playing.
As players bet on sports and play casino games, they earn Loyalty Level Points (LLPs) and Bonus Store Points (BSPs) simultaneously. LLPs move players up through the tiered VIP program. Meanwhile, BSPs can be redeemed at the Bonus Store for bonuses and Wheel Spins for random prizes.
The iRush Rewards program consists of 11 tiers that unlock additional perks and benefits as players move up from level 1 through 11. At the lower levels, players gain benefits such as bonus store access and special offers. At the higher levels, players can earn luxury VIP gifts, Apple/Android products and more.
BetRivers Michigan Sportsbook Review
BetRivers Sportsbook comes to Michigan with experience in other states and a fully developed sports betting platform in tow. Sports fans can get started by heading to mi.betrivers.com to sign up for an account and may then bet online or download the official mobile app.
BetRivers sportsbook is a bit short on recurring promotions compared to most of the competition, but the 1x rollover welcome bonus is a big win. Bonuses that are this easy to clear for withdrawal are few and far between.
The BetRivers sports betting experience includes coverage of professional and college sports, international leagues, in-play betting and live steaming video for some events.
Mobile App Download and Interface
- Standalone mobile apps: iOS and Android
- Mobile-friendly website: Yes
Sports bettors can download the standalone BetRivers for iOS and Android or visit mi.betrivers.com to place wagers online through the responsive website.
The BetRivers mobile app is organized in a manner similar to other sportsbooks: customers can browse a list of featured games on the app’s homepage or use the embedded menu to view all live or upcoming games for specific sports.
Menu options near the top of the app allow users to switch between a list of featured games, special offers, live streams and in-play betting events. A secondary bottom nav menu provides options to view current promotions, information about the rewards program, customer support options and the betting slip.
BetRivers Sportsbook accepts wagers on all major US and international sports. This includes all pro and college US leagues plus international soccer, tennis, golf and other, lesser-known sports that are more prominent in other parts of the world.
- Australian Rules
- Beach Volleyball
- Cyclo Cross
- Ice Hockey
- Motor Sports
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Table Tennis
- Winter Sports
Selecting any individual event brings users to a full list of betting markets available for that event. The number of options varies based on the popularity of the sport itself and on how far away game day is.
Games for the major US sports are often covered with roughly 100 unique betting options. This includes standard moneylines, spreads and totals in addition to dozens of prop bets that cover subjects ranging from the first scoring team to total strikeouts by a pitcher in an MLB game.
Betting market depth typically increases as game day draws near. For example, NFL matchups listed months in advance may offer wagers on the moneyline, spread and total at first but then expand their options as game day approaches until there are 100, 200 or more betting markets on offer.
BetRivers Michigan hosts an active in-play betting schedule that covers numerous games each day, many with dozens of betting markets that are updated in real time from start to finish.
The in-play calendar includes all games from the major US sports plus international soccer, tennis, golf, darts and even some niche sports such as table tennis. If the sport is sanctioned and BetRivers has access to the real-time data it needs, customers can usually find it here.
The number and variety of in-play betting markets for any individual game varies. For the major US sports and international games, BetRivers may offer 100 or more live markets. Smaller events hosted by lesser-known leagues may only offer a handful of betting options.
BetRivers also offers instant betting markets for some games. This special category of wagers allows customers to bet on the outcomes of short-term events such as how the next point will be scored, whether or not the current batter will make it to first base and so on.
Live Streaming Video
BetRivers Sportsbook has deals in place with several outside leagues to deliver live video and betting markets to customers. For sports in which BetRivers has streaming rights, players can watch and bet online from one interface to fully take advantage of live betting.
Live video is available for free to all customers who have an account balance greater than $0. The selection is limited to some fairly niche sports at the moment, but the options are expanded and it is likely just a matter of time until US sportsbooks are able to begin streaming games from top level organizations.
Currently, BetRivers Michigan provides live streaming for:
- Korean baseball games
- ATP Masters 1000 tennis events and the French Open
- International soccer games
- Table tennis
BetRivers Michigan Casino
BetRivers began life as a purely sports-focused gaming site but has been steadily adding casino games to the mix in states where online gambling is also legal.
A single account with BetRivers grants customers access to sports betting and casino games through a shared wallet and integrated into the same website. As a result, players can shift seamlessly between sports betting and casino gambling at will.
The casino currently consists of about 150 games and more are added on a fairly regular basis. The collection includes a mix of slots, table games and video poker but lacks live dealer games.
- 141 slots
- Minimum wagers start at $0.10
- One progressive jackpot slot
Online slots account for the majority of BetRivers’ game selection with more than 140 games on offer.
There is ample variety in terms of themes and style as numerous software providers contribute to the lineup. Games from IGT, Everi, NetEnt, ShuffleMaster, NextGen and others all feature prominently and provide a good deal of variety.
However, BetRivers Casino comes up short in progressive jackpot slots with just one progressive game on offer.
- 9 table games
- Minimum wagers start at $0.10
- Games include: Multiple variations each of blackjack, baccarat and roulette
The BetRivers table game collection is limited to just a few variations of blackjack, baccarat and roulette. It covers the basics, but table game players will likely want to look elsewhere until BetRivers Casino expands this section.
- 1 video poker game
- Game King Video Poker
- Minimum wager: $0.10
Game King Video Poker by IGT comprises the entirety of BetRivers’ video poker collection. The game is loosely based on Jacks or Better but with additional bonus hands. Players can win up to 800x their original bet with this game.
Security and Responsible Gambling
BetRivers is obligated by Michigan law to promote responsible gambling, both in how it advertises itself and in the services it provides to players. To that second point, BetRivers verifies the age and identity of each customer to prevent identity fraud and to ensure all players at 21 or older.
Additionally, BetRivers users may log in to adjust the following settings for further control over their gaming habits:
- Deposit limits per day, week or month
- Spending limits per day, week or month
- Wagering limits per day, week or month
- Maximum wager size
- Time limit in hours spent logged in per day
- Temporary or permanent self-exclusion
Customers with questions can contact BetRivers via live chat and e-mail. The BetRivers website also provides a comprehensive knowledgebase that provides detailed answers to many common questions.
BetRivers accepts a variety of deposit methods suitable for players who wish to fund their accounts via credit and debit, cash, electronic banking and e-wallets.
|Deposit Method||Type of Payment||Processing Time|
|Credit Card||Visa, Mastercard and Discover||Instant|
|Debit Card||Visa, Mastercard and Discover||Instant|
|Online Banking||Authorize a payment to BetRivers using your bank’s online banking login||Instant|
|Play+ Card||Prepaid debit card and e-wallet; includes a physical card that can be used for withdrawals, in-person purchases and ATM access||Instant|
|PayNearMe||Pay with cash at a nearby convenience store or pharmacy||Minutes|
|VanillaDirect||Pay with cash at a nearby convenience store or dollar store||Minutes|
|Cash at the Cage||Pay with cash at the casino||Instant|