BetRivers Sportsbook Now Available In Virginia

The sportsbooks just keep coming: BetRivers is officially live in Virginia, bringing the tally of Commonwealth sports betting sites to five. BetRivers launched today, bringing 24/7 online sports betting to players in Old Dominion. BetRivers is operated by Rush Street Interactive (RSI).

“We have become the preferred online gaming operator for tens of thousands of passionate bettors nationwide by focusing on what we believe they value most: an expansive array of betting options, innovative, player-friendly bonusing and loyalty programs, timely and even automated cash out approvals, and helpful and efficient customer service,” said Richard Schwartz, President of RSI. “We are confident Virginians will come to appreciate the differentiated and transparent user experience that RSI’s provides.”

BetRivers In Virginia

RSI partnered with Rivers Casino Portsmouth, a gaming facility that has yet to be built in Virginia. The anticipated property is one of three casinos approved by Virginia voters in a 2020 referendum. RSI’s agreement with Rivers Casino Portsmouth allows the company to operate in the Commonwealth for 20 years from launch. We’ll check back in on that agreement in 2041!

The Rivers Casino in Virginia underpins BetRivers’ and RSI’s commitment to the state. The Portsmouth casino project will reportedly come with a $300 million price tag and bring more than 1,300 permanent jobs alongside 1,400 temporary construction jobs to the area. 

Up To $250 Welcome Bonus

BetRivers offers a great welcome bonus for new players in Virginia. You can claim a 100% deposit match up to $250. It may not seem like much compared to the lofty numbers offered by DraftKings or FanDuel, but there’s a crucial point in BetRivers’ favor: playthrough requirement. BetRivers only requires a 1x playthrough requirement, whereas DraftKings requires 25x. In other words, BetRivers allows you to claim your bonus money faster while DraftKings requires a longer-term investment. For this reason, BetRivers is an excellent fit for casual bettors who want their funds to go a long way. 

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Cole Rush

Cole Rush is a Chicago-based freelance writer in the gambling, media, and entertainment space. His work has been showcased in various gaming industry magazines and online columns.