Users wondered if everything was normal on the platform because one of New York’s leading mobile sports betting apps had been offline for nearly 10 hours. On Tuesday, BetRivers went down for maintenance and Pennsylvania Sports Book said it had carried out a schedule system update to help athletes get the best possible experience. The app went online again on Tuesday.
Currently, Betriver is one of nine sports betting apps that can legally offer sports betting to locals online. The platform was one of the first four apps to be online on January 8, 2022, when Empire State Market was officially launched. Now, just over a year later, New York is one of the best sports betting jurisdictions in the United States.
As already stated, the app turned off on Monday, but maintenance took more than expected. Its service started at 5 a.m. ET and was scheduled to return online at 11 a.m. ET. However, maintenance took 3.5 hours longer than initially expected. Therefore, New York players will not be able to make bets through the app until 2:30 p.m. EST.
A spokesperson for the sports betting brand declined to comment on the prolonged time. It’s worth noting that the offline period was the second day of the first round of the French Open, so app costs can be incurred. New Yorkers are famous for their love of tennis as a sport, so there is a possibility of missing some betting activities from users.
Tennis wasn’t the only sport players missed on betting on Tuesday. There was a U20 World Cup round of 16 match between the U.S. and New Zealand. Fortunately, baseball fans had no baseball games on Tuesday and the app went back online at 2:30 p.m. After a long period of maintenance, the app is now functioning normally.
The March frenzy was a major month for New York and mobile sports betting. During that month, the state posted more than $1.7 billion in betting deals. Meanwhile, the nine sports books brought in total game revenue of $162.8 million, which taxed 51% on the transition to $83 million in tax revenue.
For the month, Bet Rivers ranked fifth in terms of performance, behind FanDual, DraftKings, Bet MGM and Caesars Sportsbook. The company posted sales of more than $3.5 million during March 2023, the highest grossing month of the year. This was possible after hitting $49,878,528 on the total betting handle.
In the summer of 2022, Rush Street Interactive signed a partnership agreement with Bragg Gaming Group to incorporate the provider’s content into its Bet Reverse mobile platform for Ontarian audiences. It launched content from BGG’s Orix gaming and spin gaming subsidiary to the company’s BetRivers.ca brand. These included hit titles from iGaming vendors, such as Egypt’s Magic Slot, which captivates the fan base.