Overview Of Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

Overview Of Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh operates online gaming under the BetRivers brand. The online gaming options at BetRivers are limited to sports betting, offering the same great odds, games, and bet types available in the BetRivers sportsbook that opened in December 2018.

BetRivers operates under the umbrella of parent company Rush Street that operates SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia as well as the PlaySugarHouse online casino that also launched this year.

Online sports betting at BetRivers

BetRivers allows players with an account at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh to bet online and on their mobile devices on the same games and with the same odds and lines they would find in the retail sportsbook. The only difference is that BetRivers is much more convenient.

BetRivers is powered by global sportsbook operator Kambi, so not only are all the most popular US professional and collegiate sports available, but also overseas favorites like soccer, hockey, Australian rules football, auto racing, tennis, golf, bicycling, MMA, and much more.

Live Betting

BetRivers offers in-game betting, so don’t worry if the game has already begun, you can still get a bet down – or several bets! With live betting, the odds change as game conditions change and you can make additional bets on the fly.

Odds Boost

The Odds Boost section at BetRivers is where the sportsbook operators have some fun. Here can be found daily offerings that give players fun combo bets with big payoffs. High odd returns are tied to exotic teaser bets, prop bets, parlays, and combinations of all the above.

Check out the Odds Boost section often to see what fun bets BetRivers has cooked up!

Jackpot Parlay

This feature is a fun parlay bet featuring a time limit and the chance for nice high-odds payouts. Just click on the Jackpot Parlay tab on the BetRivers homepage to select games to parlay together for a chance at a big win.

The iRush Rewards system

BetRivers uses a variation of the popular iRush Rewards system they use at their brick and mortar casinos. The online version of iRush Rewards features ten levels or tiers, each corresponding to an ever-increasing level of perks and benefits. There’s also a super-exclusive 11th level available by invitation only!

iRush Rewards takes into account the games and stakes and volume of play and rewards each customer commensurately. Benefits of this rewards system aren’t only freeplay and virtual bonuses either, there are several perks and rewards that can be redeemed in the real world at Rush Street’s two Pennsylvania casinos: SugarHouse in Philly and Rivers in Pittsburgh.

Bonuses

Right now there is an exciting bonus code for BetRivers sportsbook. If you use the promotional code 250MATCH, BetRivers will match your initial deposit on the site 100% up to $250.

Best of all, the bonus can be redeemed with only a 1x play through requirement. For example, to take maximum advantage, deposit $250 on BetRivers using bonus code 250MATCH. Then make $250 worth of bets on BetRivers. After that, $250 will be released to you as a matching bonus.

The PlaySugarHouse online casino

As mentioned previously, Rivers Casino is owned by Rush Street, a retail and online gaming company that owns casinos across the US under the Rivers brand as well as another PA casino, SugarHouse in Philadelphia.

This fact means that fans of the BetRivers casino operator can find a similar level of quality and service at the online casino operated under the license of their sister property, SugarHouse.

Under that brand the company operates an online casino: playsugarhouse.com. This online casino brand has been operating for a few years in New Jersey and just launched in Pennsylvania late in May 2019 as a sportsbook. The PlaySugarHouse online casino launched in July 2019 with and more games are being added all the time.

Deposits and withdrawal options on BetRivers

By design, making a deposit and withdrawal is very easy at BetRivers.

BetRivers offers a variety of deposit and withdrawal options including the following:

  • Online banking
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • Paypal
  • Prepaid Card
  • PayNearMe with cash at convenience stores
  • Casino cage
  • Bank transfers

How do I reach BetRivers customer support?

BetRivers help is available fro the Help Center on the main page. Live chat support is available from 9 AM to 2:30 AM. There is also email support and a detailed FAQ page.

Keeping it legal:

Players need not be a resident of the state of Pennsylvania to play, but they must be physically located in the state in order to make wagers. They also must be 21 years of age or older. BetRivers and PlaySugarHouse both use geolocation and age verification systems to ensure compliance with PA regulations.

Rivers Casino – the actual brick & mortar property:

777 Casino Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412)231-7777www.riverscasino.com

This casino is located in Pittsburgh PA, right next to Heinz Field, home to the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. The beautiful facility is located on the north shore of the Ohio River, just past the confluence of the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River which form it. The property is a multiple-award winning gaming, dining and entertainment destination with partnerships with several nearby hotels.

Gaming

Table games

Rivers Casino boasts over 100 table games on its large casino floor. Traditional and exotic varieties of games are available at low and medium stakes while high rollers have access to exclusive high limit tables featuring craps, blackjack, and roulette. Many of the poker-based games and the blackjack games also offer a sizable progressive jackpot. Table games offered at Rivers Casino are:

  • Fortune Pai Gow
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em
  • Baccarat (mini and midi)
  • Three Card Poker
  • Roulette
  • Mississippi Stud Poker
  • Four Card Poker
  • Craps
  • Let It Ride
  • Blackjack
  • Big Six

Rivers Casino uses a card-based player rewards system (discussed below). When playing slots or video poker, the player simply inserts the card prior to playing. When players show their card to the pit boss, table game play also earns points on the system according to the following chart:

GameAverage BetApproximate Points Earned Per Hour
Blackjack$100750
$25200
$15110
Roulette$25500
$10200
Three Card Poker$30500
$15250
Craps$30200
Mini Baccarat$100500
$20150

The Rush table zone

Rivers Casino is among the casino operators that have introduced a live-dealer stadium-type table gaming system. This new feature has both blackjack and roulette varieties. There is a live dealer running the game but players are seated near the table at their own touch screen video terminals where wagers are made and results tabulated. Money is inserted and payout vouchers collected as in traditional slot or video poker machines.

Slots

Rivers Casino offers over 2900 unique slot games, with limits ranging from penny slots to the $1-$100 denominations offered in their high limit area. Some of their most popular slot machines include:

  • Willy Wonka
  • Lightning Link
  • Lock It Link
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Buffalo Grand
  • Quick Hits
  • Double Top Dollar
  • Dragon Link
  • Monopoly

Video Poker

Rivers Casino has over 200 video poker machines and, for player comfort and convenience, has separated their video poker offerings into designated smoking and non-smoking areas. On the main casino floor, limits range between nickles to $5 and even higher in the high limit section. In addition to traditional favorites, Rivers Casino has added some of the most popular recent varieties:

  • Super Times Pay Poker
  • Triple Wheel Poker
  • 100 Play Poker
  • Hot Roll
  • 3/5/10 Play
  • Powerhouse Poker
  • Super Draw 6 Poker
  • Super Triple Play Poker
  • Five Star Poker
  • All Star Poker 2
  • Ultimate X Poker

The Rush Rewards Players Club

Rivers Casino offers a 3-tier card based player rewards program. The program is free to join and players earn points for their slots, video poker, and table game play. As they gamble, players can advance from the initial tier (Rush) up to the Preferred and Signature levels, accruing higher benefits and perks along the way.

Rewards range from free slot play and monthly gifts to free or discounted food offers and free parking and even free cruises. Also available is access to River Casino’s 446 Lounge for VIPs, discounted room rates at partner hotels, personalized casino host services and more.

A rundown of the Rush Reward Players Club program is below.

BenefitsRush PreferredSignature
Free play offers and food offersXXX
Entry into promotions, drawings, and eventsXXX
Exclusive mobile app offersXXX
Live entertainment ticket offersXXX
Free self-parking (excluding game-days and special events)XXX
Discount at Grand View Buffet and Gift Shop (excluding sundries)5%15%25%
Free valet parking (excluding game days and special events)XX
Complimentary annual cruise from Norwegian Cruise Line*
XX
Special offers with United AirlinesX
Priority line at Rush Rewards Players Club, Gift Center and Grand View BuffetX
Priority seating at Grand View Buffet and Andrew's Steak and SeafoodX
446 Club AccessX
Personal host serviceX
No-fee ATM transactions at 446 ClubX
Personalized photo ID cardX
* based on rated play
** bank charges may apply

 Sportsbook

Rivers Casino’s sportsbook offers betting on a wide array of professional and collegiate sporting events including football, basketball, hockey, boxing, soccer, and more. Bets include (but are not limited to) straight bets, point spread betting, and parlays.

The Rivers Casino sportsbook is open the following hours:

Monday – Thursday 10AM – Midnight
Friday 10am – 2am
Saturday 9am – 2am
Sunday 9am – Midnight

Poker Room

The spacious and comfortable poker room at Rivers Casino is an impressive 8,457 square feet and holds 30 tables. The room regularly spreads limit and no-limit Texas Hold’em and limit and pot-limit Omaha.

Food service delivered directly to the table is available 24/7 and the casino offers a player reward program based on hours played. In addition, the poker room offers various promotions such as freeroll tournaments, high-hand payouts, and other promotions that change throughout the year.

Players can check and see what games are currently running on the Bravo poker app.

Online gaming

As mentioned above. Rivers Casino runs an online sportsbook under the BetRivers brand. They have partnered with sports betting technology company Kambi to help run their sportsbook platform.

Rivers Casino’s operators (Rush Street Gaming) have opted to serve the online gaming market in Pennsylvania with using the license(s) and brand of their sister casino in the state, SugarHouse. Under the PlaySugarHouse brand, they will also offer online slots, online table games, and online poker.

For Pennsylvanian’s interested in other online gaming options, they might consider the Pennsylvania online lottery. It is fun and easy to play, it is completely legal, and you can win real money. What’s more, new players receive $5 free to play when they sign up.

Dining

Rivers Casino has several dining options ranging from a quick snack to their spectacular buffet to fine dining. Their restaurant selections are:

  • Andrew’s Steak and Seafood – Winner of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, this sophisticated fine dining venue offers seafood, prime steaks, unique appetizers, innovative salads, decadent desserts – and of course, award winning wines.
  • Wheelhouse – A sports bar and grill perfect for watching the game while enjoying appetizers, homemade chili and soups, fresh salads, signature sandwiches like the Pittsburgh Cheese Steak, juicy burgers and delectable entrees.
  • Grand View Buffet – Perfect for those who demand variety, this buffet has a near-endless selection. Asian, Italian, BBQ and much much more.
  • West End Cafe – Open from 11am to the wee hours of the morning, this casual cafe offers a wide variety of sandwiches, pizzas, salads and desserts.
  • Ciao – Open 24 hours, this spot is perfect for a quick casual bite.

Entertainment and Events

  • Drum Bar – a hot spot for live entertainment featuring the hottest local DJs and live bands.
  • Levels – a multi-tiered lounge located in the center of the casino – perfect for watching the action while quenching your thirst.
  • Spiral Bar – a video poker bar in the middle of the casino floor. Don’t miss happy hour from 5pm to 7pm, Monday through Thursday.
  • Rivers Casino Amphitheater – this live music and entertainment venue offers the biggest names in the business and often offers free shows.

Rivers Casino also has an event center for conventions, meetings, weddings, receptions and other events.