SugarHouse First To Launch Online Sportsbook In Pennsylvania

After a long wait and numerous delays, online sports betting has finally launched in Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, May 28, PlaySugarHouse got the green light to “soft launch” at 4 PM EST, making in Pennsylvania’s first online sportsbook. PlaySugarHouse will have to go through a soft launch for a few days. A full launch is pending Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approval on May 31. During the “soft launch”, PlaySugarHouse will be excepting bets until midnight Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be longer testing periods according to PGCB spokesman Richard McGarvey.

Pennsylvania’s First Online Sportsbook Launches

The PlaySugarHouse app is available for Android users, but not iOS. iPhone users will have to stick to the desktop version for now. According to PlayPennsylvania.com, Apple is clamping down on new apps that are “wrapped” versions of their website. This is part of what has held up the launch of online gaming in Pennsylvania.

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To access the SugarHouse sportsbook bettors can access the same address as they do in New Jersey, PlaySugarHouse.com. Pennsylvania residents will automatically be redirected to Pa.PlaySugarHouse.com.

“It’s just an unbelievable day for us at SugarHouse and for sports bettors across the commonwealth,” said Evan Davis, general counsel for SugarHouse Casino. “We see in New Jersey the appetite for wagering on sports online.”

Before its public launch, state regulators ran SugarHouse’s online systems through testing for several days. Testing included accounting systems, geo-location technology, and mechanisms to prevent underage gambling.

Other Pennsylvania casinos are expected to be launching soon as well. “Others are getting close, but we don’t have specific dates for them,” said McGarvey

The PlaySugarHouse lines and odds are managed by Kambi Group PLC. Rush Street Gaming is the casino’s parent company.

PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook Features

When you first access the site, you will notice they are offering a 100% deposit match up to $250. On the left side of the screen is all of the available sports to bet on. Above those is a feature called “Jackpot Parlay”. This allows bettors to bet on parlays ranging from three to eight picks. The more bets in the parlay, the higher the jackpot. You can choose which sports you want to bet on and which ones to change. Currently, a $1 bet on an eight bet parlay can win you almost $100,000!

PlaySugarHouse rewards include iRush Rewards, the Bonus Store, and the Bonus Bank.

iRush Rewards is the Rush Street Gaming rewards program. Rewards range from SugarHouse Casino offers to Ultra Luxury VIP Gifts. The more you play, the more iRush Rewards points you earn!

The Bonus Store gives customers a chance to pick which bonus they want. Earn Loyalty Level Points by placing bets and you can use your points to buy the bonus of your choosing. Choose from wheel spins to scratch off cards to get your bonus rewards.

The Bonus Bank allows customers to stash their bonus money from promotions into a bank to saved until ready to play through. Once ready, customers can access their bonus bank and begin to play through wager requirements attached to bonuses.

Deposit and Withdrawal Methods

Deposit and withdrawal options are currently limited. They should be able to add in more options down the road, but as of now, options are limited to:

Deposit Methods

Credit/Debit Card: This is the most common form of depositing. You can fund your account with a Mastercard, Visa, or Discover Card.

$10 Min deposit

SugarHouse Prepaid Card: Some banks do not allow deposits to online casinos. For those customers, the SugarHouse Prepaid card is your best option. You can fund your card instantly and use it to fund your sports betting account. Within two weeks you will receive a physical card.

$10 Min deposit; Max $10,000 per transfer

Cash @ Casino Cage: For those located near the SugarHouse Casino, you can go straight to the cashier cage to fund your account.

$10 Min

Wire Transfer: This option is for those who do not wish to share their bank information electronically with the casino. Direct wire transfer money from your account to theirs to fund your account.

$10 Min; Max $50,000

Withdrawal Methods

SugarHouse Prepaid Card: Those who have signed up for a SugarHouse Prepaid Card can withdraw funds to their card. Expect up to three days for funds to be approved. Funds can then be used anywhere Discover card is accepted or withdrawn at participating ATM locations.

$10 Min; Max $25,000

Cash @ Casino Cage: The same as depositing at the casino cage, you can pick your online funds up at the cage as well.

$10 Min

Check By Mail: A check will be mailed to your address that you used to sign up. This can take up to two weeks.

$10 Min

  
Calvin is a sports betting enthusiast that has been in the business for over 10 years. He has created successful betting formulas for seven different sports. way too serious Packers, Mets, and Avalanche fan that hates everything Pittsburgh, despite living there.

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