How to Bet Responsibly at BetRivers

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Sol Fayerman-Hansen
Sol Fayerman-Hansen
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Paruyr Shahbazyan
Last Updated: May 27, 2024, 3:31 PM

About BetRivers

BetRivers Sportsbook is an online betting platform legally operating in the U.S. with a focus on providing a secure and comprehensive betting experience. Licensed and regulated by state regulatory bodies, BetRivers Sportsbook offers a user-friendly interface, making it accessible to both new and experienced bettors. It covers a broad range of sports and betting markets, including live betting and unique wagering options. The sportsbook emphasizes user data protection, using advanced security measures to ensure a secure betting environment. Its commitment to responsible gaming and reliable customer support further enhances its reputation as a trusted sports betting platform​​​​.

At BetRivers Sportsbook, fostering a responsible betting environment for North American bettors is paramount. This guide is designed to navigate the intricacies of responsible betting with a fresh structure and presentation, specifically tailored for BetRivers patrons. Let's explore a step-by-step approach to ensure your betting experience remains enjoyable, controlled, and within your means:

Initiate with a Solid Foundation:

  • Grasp Betting Fundamentals: Begin by understanding the basics of sports betting, including how to read odds and the various bet types available at BetRivers.
  • Deep Dive into North American Sports: Knowledge of the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL is crucial. Stay informed on team stats, player performance, and league standings for a better betting strategy.

Implement Financial Strategies:

  • Budget Wisely: Establish a clear budget for betting. This amount should be what you're comfortable with losing, ensuring it doesn't impact your financial health.
  • Adherence to Your Financial Plan: Consistency in sticking to your budget, regardless of wins or losses, reinforces responsible betting habits.

Utilize BetRivers’ Responsible Gaming Features:

  • Set Deposit Limits: Control your spending by setting limits on how much you can deposit into your BetRivers account.
  • Time-Out Options: BetRivers offers time-out features, allowing you to take a break from betting. This is crucial for reassessing your betting habits and avoiding impulsive decisions.

Strategic Betting and Odds Understanding:

  • Informed Betting Decisions: Enhancing your understanding of odds and betting strategies can significantly improve your betting experience.
  • Utilize BetRivers Resources: BetRivers provides valuable insights, guides, and tips to help you make more informed decisions.

Acknowledging the Need for Assistance:

  • Recognizing Behavioral Changes: It’s important to be vigilant about your betting behavior and recognize when it might be turning problematic.
  • Seeking Help: BetRivers supports responsible gambling by offering access to resources and organizations like Gamblers Anonymous for those in need.

Sign Up At BetRivers Sportsbook

Joining BetRivers Sportsbook is a straightforward process designed for ease of use. The registration process consists of three main steps, ensuring quick and efficient access to the platform's betting services.

How to Sign Up at BetRivers:

  1. Account Creation: Begin by visiting the BetRivers website and clicking the 'Join Now' button. Select your state of residence, choose a unique screen name, provide your email, and create a password.
  2. Personal Information: Enter your personal details, including your name, zip code, address, date of birth, and gender.
  3. Security and Compliance: Choose and answer security questions for account safety. Provide your mobile number and the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Agree to the Terms and Conditions to complete the registration.

Remember, completing each step accurately is essential for successful registration and access to BetRivers Sportsbook's offerings.

Choosing Your Market

BetRivers Sportsbook offers a diverse range of betting markets, catering to various sports and events. The platform allows users to make informed bets on both its online and mobile interfaces.

Steps to Place a Bet:

  1. Explore the available sports and betting markets on BetRivers.
  2. Choose the sport or event you want to bet on.
  3. Select the type of bet you wish to place.
  4. Enter the amount you want to wager.
  5. Review and confirm your bet.

Don't Forget to Withdraw

After a successful bet, withdrawing any profits from BetRivers is a key step. The process involves choosing a withdrawal method and requesting the amount you wish to withdraw. The time it takes for funds to reflect in your account varies depending on the chosen method. BetRivers aims to process withdrawals efficiently, but it's important to be aware of potential waiting periods associated with different withdrawal options.

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Meet Our Authors

Paruyr Shahbazyan began his business career in 2000 as a private entrepreneur. Over thirteen years, he developed a deep understanding for business and leadership, laying a solid foundation for his professional journey.

In 2013, Paruyr stepped into the sports and betting industry as the founder and president of Bookmaker Rating. This online mass media platform, which he led until 2020, focused on providing in-depth analysis and insights in sports betting, earning a reputation for its quality content. 

Continuing his innovative approach in 2022, Paruyr co-founded Azuro, a decentralized betting protocol. This venture showcases his dedication to integrating advanced technology in the evolving landscape of sports betting. Through these diverse experiences, Paruyr has continuously influenced and shaped the betting industry, driving new trends and setting high standards.

Engaged in private entrepreneurship2000-2013
Founder and President at Bookmaker Rating, an online platform focused on sports and betting2013-2020
Co-founder at Azuro, a decentralized betting protocol2022

"Innovation in sportsbetting comes from a deep understanding of both technology and the human element of sports." 

- Paruyr Shahbazyan, Founder, RG


Principles and Ethics

Paruyr Shahbazyan's core beliefs lie in the power of informed decision-making and integrity in the betting industry. He understands that the foundation of successful betting is not just about odds and predictions, but also about the trust and reliability of the information provided. Paruyr advocates for a betting environment where transparency and knowledge are paramount, ensuring that bettors are well-equipped with accurate data and insights.

Strategic Vision

Paruyr's vision is to revolutionize the sports betting industry through the integration of technology. He sees the future of betting as a blend of traditional sports knowledge with innovative tech solutions, like decentralized protocols, to enhance user experience and fairness. His aim is to create platforms that are not only user-friendly but also uphold the highest standards of ethical betting, contributing to a more responsible and enjoyable betting culture.

Future Perspectives

Looking towards the future, Paruyr envisions a betting landscape that is more inclusive, technologically advanced, and globally connected. He anticipates a significant shift towards more decentralized and transparent betting systems, driven by blockchain technology. Paruyr is committed to being at the forefront of this change, continuously exploring new possibilities and innovations that can redefine what it means to engage in sports betting in a digital world. His focus is on building systems that prioritize user empowerment, fairness, and the global growth of the sports betting community.


Sol Fayerman-Hansen
Sol Fayerman-Hansen

Sol's interest in sports was sparked at a young age, inspired by athletes such as Barry Sanders, Michael Jordan, and Wayne Gretzky. This early fascination evolved into a deep-seated passion, guiding him toward a career in sports journalism in 2007. Over the years, Sol has contributed thousands of articles and reviews to dozens of online platforms, sharing his research, knowledge, and perspectives.

“In the world of sports betting, truth is more valuable than any bonus offer.”

Content Manager, OnlineCasinoReports2012-2021
Sports Journalist, Dottraffic2009-2011
Content Writer, HouseTech2007-2009
Cristina Varela Galan
Cristina Varela Galan
Problem Gambling Expert

Cristina used to work as a Psychology Assistant in the Bizkaia Pathological and Risky Gamblers Association. She was also part of a research team in Deusto University, specializing in pathological gambling area. While working there, she managed to develop her own project 

 “Exploring the association between emotional regulation, alexithymia, stressful life events and gambling in adolescent and young adult women”.

Nick Ashbourne
Nick Ashbourne
Senior Writer

Nick has been fascinated with sports since he was first taken to a Toronto Maple Leafs game back in 1998, and he's written about them professionally since 2014.

Nick has covered baseball and hockey for outlets like The Athletic, Sportsnet, and Yahoo Sports, and his sports betting expertise has grown since its legalization in Ontario in 2022. 

Between 2022 and 2023 he worked for a betting startup called NorthStar Bets, and in 2024 he contributed to Oddspedia before joining the Responsible Gambling team.

Anna Kravtcova
Anna Kravtcova
Problem Gambling Expert

Ph.D. in organizational psychology, an internationally certified psychologist (EuroPsy 2022, Cognitive behavioural therapy of mindfulness 2020, International Society for Emotional Intelligence 2017, Russian Psychological society 2014, American Psychological Association(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologist) 2011), speaker of many international conferences (USA, Brazil, Portugal, Czech Republic, Russia, etc.). TEDx speaker.

Mike made the decision to dive headfirst into the booming world of sports betting fresh out of college. Back in the day, when 1-800 pick lines and sports pagers were all the rage, he couldn't resist the allure, having grown up idolizing sports legends like Sweetness, MJ, and Slammin Sammy. Mike dedicated his early years to the industry, tirelessly analyzing games, writing articles with free picks, and selling his expertise on reputable handicapping sites. Unlike many others, Mike was known for his integrity and only released one Game of the Year per sport, per season. His hard work and unwavering commitment paid off, earning him a devoted following and propelling his career to new heights. Then came the explosion of Daily Fantasy Sports. Believe it or not, companies like DraftKings and FanDuel used to pay Mike's company to increase their brand exposure. Now, those same industry giants don't even bother responding to his emails. While Mike appreciates the convenience of being able to place legal bets in his own backyard, he can't help but feel disheartened by what has become of the industry. People are being led astray, falsely believing that a mere $5 wager on a 20-team same-game-parlay will be their ticket to financial security. If there’s one thing Mike learned from making book back in the day, it’s that parlays are a bookie’s best friend. A bankroll is the only leg you have to stand on in the battle with the books, and Mike’s here to offer up advice on how to protect it.