BetRivers Goes Live with Sports Betting Launch in Colorado

BetRivers Goes Live with Sports Betting Launch in Colorado

As the sports betting market is getting ready to launch in Colorado, BetRivers has started signing players up. The official launch is set for May 1 at 10 am.

Registrations begin

BetRivers has already started signing up users so they can start depositing funds and placing wagers on Friday when the sports betting markets officially launch. Colorado was unphased with the absence of several prominent sporting events due to the coronavirus lockdown and decided to launch the markets on the planned date.

BetRivers Goes Live with Sports Betting Launch in Colorado

The state’s online sports betting operation will be populated by four sportsbooks, including BetRivers. The sportsbooks will offer betting to people aged 21 years or more located physically within the state borders. The four operators will face stiff competition to sign up users and get bigger handles right from the beginning.

BetRivers has to compete with DraftKings and FanDuel, both of whom have a strong presence in other parts of the nation and a noteworthy brand presence as well. The market will grow more intense as 13 other operators are expected to join the race for supremacy by December.

Why could BetRivers work?

BetRivers is owned and operated by Rush Street Interactive and has a lot of success in the east. It can offer a lot of alternatives to players, even during the shutdown. Some events like soccer matches and tennis are still available periodically. Moreover, Taiwanese baseball, Korean baseball, and Russian hockey are still available for users. Some niche sports like table tennis and darts could also be available, despite the shut down of big sporting events. Interestingly, table tennis has been the most popular sport in BetRivers in the weeks of shutdown.

The upcoming UFC 249 event, scheduled for May 9, will also be available for betting. It would be the first big event covered in sportsbooks in the past one month. NASCAR also announced on Thursday that it plans to resume operations on May 17. It is expected to host seven races in 11 days, which could help light up the betting markets.

Retail sports betting would not be available in the state for the upcoming few weeks as stay-at-home orders are in place. Meanwhile, sportsbooks will have the option to provide eSports betting to the users. Games like eNASCAR, Counter-Strike and League of Legends will also be available for betting. These sports are available via live streams and are gaining popularity amongst punters quickly.

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