PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, along with sports betting provider, Rush Street Interactive, today launched Rush Street’s second online and mobile sportsbook for Pennsylvania—called BetRivers.com.
This is a first for Pittsburgh and for Western Pennsylvania. Fans of Rivers’ popular in-casino sportsbook can now take that same action on location via mobile devices, laptops and desktops. Bettors need only visit BetRivers.com to register.
Registration can be completed anywhere—inside or outside Pennsylvania. As such, users need not be inside the casino to set up an account. To wager, bettors simply must be physically located within the state of Pennsylvania and at least 21 years old.
BetRivers.com will kick off its two-day test period starting Tuesday, June 25, from 4 p.m. to midnight, and Wednesday, June 26, from 2 p.m. to midnight. All bets placed during the test are real-money wagers, with complete features and options available—the only difference being limited hours of operation. Pending review and approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, 24/7 online and mobile wagering at BetRivers.com will commence immediately thereafter.
“This summer marks Rivers Casino Pittsburgh’s tenth anniversary,” said 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.”
All sports and all wagering types available at the in-casino sportsbook are available at BetRivers.com. Millions of betting options on thousands of games—locally and around the world—will be at bettors’ fingertips, with an intuitive customer interface similar to the self-service kiosks on property.
On laptops and desktops, players just visit BetRivers.com to get started. Android users must also visit the website on their mobile devices and download the app to wager. For now, Apple users can register using their mobile devices but will need to wager via laptop or desktop computer. Betting from iPhones and iPads should be available soon.
“It’s an exciting time for Pennsylvania sports fans,” said Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive. “With NFL preseason just a month away, game days this fall will be next-level.”
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh’s digital and in-casino sports wagering operator is Rush Street Interactive PA, LLC, (RSI) and its affiliates. RSI operates BetRivers.com along with Pennsylvania’s first online and mobile sportsbook, PlaySugarHouse.com. RSI has generated over 50% of all retail sports betting in Pennsylvania since the market opened in November. Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and SugarHouse Casino Philadelphia are the top-performing sportsbooks in Pennsylvania, respectively.
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH
Located along the Ohio River’s North Shore in Pittsburgh, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh features 2,708 slots, 128 table games (including a 30-table live poker room), 55 hybrid gaming seats and a designated Sportsbook area for live sports betting. The casino offers nine distinctive restaurants and bars—among them are Wheelhouse Bar & Grill, Grand View Buffet and FLIPT—a riverside amphitheater, a black box Event Center space, a multipurpose Ballroom, live music performances, free parking, and promotions and giveaways daily. Rivers, which opened in 2009, employs approximately 1,700 Team Members and has been voted a great place to work in Pittsburgh. Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com.
ABOUT RUSH STREET INTERACTIVE
Rush Street Interactive (RSI) was founded by pioneers in the internet gaming industry with decades of collective experience in developing, supplying and operating online gaming sites. The Chicago-based business launched its first casino site, PlaySugarHouse.com in NJ, in September 2016, and in August 2018, it added an integrated sportsbook. Rush Street Interactive is also the service provider of the sportsbooks at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. Additionally, RSI was the first U.S. gaming company to launch a regulated online sportsbook in Latin America. Rush Street Interactive is also the developer and operator of a leading social gaming platform that is currently deployed at Rush Street-affiliated casinos (Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois and Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady, New York), as well as selected third-party partners. Rush Street Interactive was named “Mobile Operator of the Year” in North America at the EGR North America Awards 2019 and “American Operator of the Year” by Gambling.com for their inaugural American Gambling Awards in 2019. For more information, visit rushstreetinteractive.com.