The launching of legalized sports betting in Virginia is officially on the books. Governor Ralph Northam signed two bills covering the legalization of sports betting into law, effective July 2020. In the past week, FanDuel, DraftKings and BetMGM have all gone live with their online and mobile sports betting apps. BetRivers is about to join the fray.
Among the numerous applications for sports betting licenses, Virginia State Lottery Board officials are expected to approve such prominent names in the gambling industry as PointsBet and William Hill in the next round of license granting.
The BetRivers sportsbook app, frequently among the first ones to cross the finish line, is launching in Virginia on Thursday, January 28th.
Rush Street Interactive, owners of the BetRivers sports gambling brand, were the first to open legal sports betting operations in other US states. Let’s take a look at what Virginia sports bettors can expect from the BetRivers sportsbook as it launches a mobile app in their state.
Betrivers Virginia Bonus & Promo Code
BetRivers sportsbook offers a matching first deposit promo to new players up to a maximum of $250. It’s a simple process to access this bonus. Players are asked to enter the bonus code ‘250MATCH’ (Affiliate code) while inputting the necessary info to open a new account. The same will apply to BetRivers Virginia. We will update you on the valid bonus code.
One of the most appealing aspects to the BetRivers new player signup bonus is that it comes with a minimal 1X playthrough requirement on the bonus funds. Some online sportsbooks and casinos in the USA are very restrictive with bonus clearance policies, requiring as many as 20X in playthrough on the money. We think they are just crazy!
Another advantage offered at BetRivers is their impressive iRush Rewards program, considered among the finest loyalty plans in the industry. Players earn both Loyalty Level Points and Bonus Store Points on every real money wager they make. Climbing the Loyalty Levels is done rapidly by regular players and comes with many perks.
The BetRivers mobile app is available for both iOS and Android users.
BetRivers will be the first Virginia online sportsbook to partner with a retail casino. RSI has partnered with the highly anticipated Rivers Casino Portsmouth (“Rivers Casino”), a new, world-class entertainment and gaming destination coming soon to Virginia, to gain access to the online sports betting market in the Commonwealth. The long-term agreement enables RSI to operate in Virginia for 20 years from launch, as well as provide its best-in-class retail sports wagering services to the in-casino sportsbook upon opening.
Virginia Sports Betting Options
Virginia’s sports betting laws will restrict betting on Virginia-based college teams. Prop bets on college sports are also prohibited. However, the law does permit sportsbooks to operate within professional sports stadiums.
This is an interesting development, because Fanduel has partnered with the NFL’s Washington Football Team in the state. The club’s headquarters and practice facility are situated in Alexandria, Va. It’s known that the Washington Football Club is looking to construct a new stadium. The partnership with FanDuel could mean that the sportsbook would be able to open a location in the new stadium were it to be built in Virginia.
All of the Washington pro teams are a draw for Virginia sports bettors. There’s the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals and the Washington Nationals of the NBA, as well as the Washington Mystics of the WNBA.
BetRivers offers wagering on thousands of games across professional and collegiate sports from around the world, with millions of betting options including in-game wagering. BetRivers will also offer its broad selection of live streaming content, so players can watch games while they wager on RSI’s easy-to-use gaming platform.