Pennsylvania‘s online and mobile sportsbooks are almost here. Many of them are expected to launch by the end of June. SugarHouse’s Pennsylvania online sportsbook is expected to be one of the first to launch in the state. Look for the SugarHouse mobile sports betting app to make a “soft launch” sometime in early June.
The SugarHouse name comes from the original use of the land that it was built on. The land was previously home to JackFrost’s sugar refinery. SugarHouse was granted a casino license back in 2006 but didn’t break ground until four years later in 2010. The casino was an instant hit in Philadelphia, leading to expansion. In 2016 SugarHouse added numerous restaurants and riverfront attractions.
Rush Street Entertainment is the parent company of SugarHouse Casino, the same parent company as Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino. Rush Street Interactive will handle SugarHouse’s online and mobile sports betting platforms. RSI will handle account details as well as payment options. Kambi technology will be the provider of odds and data for their app.
SugarHouse Online Sportsbook and Mobile App
Although the Pennsylvania sportsbook has yet to launch, we can draw a comparison from the NJ SugarHouse app.
The NJ app is one of the flashiest sports betting apps on the market. While most have the basic plain features, SugarHouse offers up some of the best features on their app with amazing graphics.
On the main page, all of the sports that you can bet on are listed on the left side of the screen, with the current lines sitting in the middle of the screen. The app also features an up-to-date news feed for each sporting event. That can be a very helpful tool for bettors. Any last-minute injuries or lineup changes can be found on that newsfeed. It also provides real-time betting updates to show what other bettors are taking.
The live betting feature is located in the top left corner of the app. That gives bettors quick access to ongoing sporting events and gives them the opportunity to place live-bets in seconds.
A current bonus that is available on the SugarHouse New Jersey app that we hope to see in Pennsylvania is 250MATCH. That bonus code will get you $250 free on your first deposit.
Pennsylvania apple users will be able to download the SugarHouse app on the app store when it launches. Android users will have to to go to the website SugarHouseCasino.com to find the app.
SugarHouse provides one of the most customer-friendly rewards programs of any online sportsbook. The IRush Rewards program rewards players as they play. Whether it is betting on sports on playing in the casino, the more you play, the more you earn. The more points you earn the higher your loyalty level. Points can be redeemed for bonuses at different loyalty levels. Bonuses that you redeem can include small sports bets or wagers in the casino. The best part of the rewards system, bonuses come with a 1x rollover. Experienced gamblers know how much of a big deal that is, as some casinos do rollovers up to 100x!
Cash Out Betting
SugarHouse provides another interesting feature that hopefully can make its way to Pennsylvania. “Cash Out Betting” gives you the option to buy out of your current bet. If the bet is already in play but not yet over, you can have the option of cashing out your bet at any time. The odds of the payout are determined by how much your pick is winning or losing by, as well as how much time is remaining.
PayPal – PayPal is one of the best ways to fund your betting account and withdraw from it. The micro fees associated with PayPal transfers are certainly worth the quick and safe transfer of your money.
ACH (E-Checks) – An electronic check acts just like a real check. Sometimes this method can take a few days to clear. E-checks a quicker and simpler way to withdrawal than standard checks.
Prepaid Cards – Funding a prepaid card for a deposit is a simple and fast way to fund your account. It is also a great way to withdrawal your money from your SugarHouse account. It works just like a debit card, once funded, you can use your card anywhere. SugarHouse even offers its own brand of prepaid card.
Online Bill Pay – This is one of the more unique deposit methods of any sportsbook. You can log into your bank account through the cashier on the SugarHouse app and approve your deposit amount. The amount of your deposit is known as a “bill”. It is worth noting that all banks will accept this method.
Before making any withdrawal you will have to verify your account. You have to verify your identity and that you are at least 21 years of age. A copy of a photo ID and photos of any credit/debit cards used to deposit will need to be uploaded to the SugarHouse site. These things usually aren’t required until you try to withdrawal, but it is recommended to do so when signing up. Taking care of all verification issues when signing up prevents withdrawals from being delayed.
SugarHouse Brick-and-Mortar Casino
The SugarHouse sportsbook opened in Philadelphia on December 15, 2018, in a temporary location. A bigger venue is currently under construction. Virtually everything that can be bet at the land-based casino will be available to bet on the app. While the sportsbook is still waiting to be moved from its temporary spot, it still provides a great place to place a bet and watch the game. The SugarHouse Casino features plenty of action as well, including a number of bars and restaurants. The casino currently features over 3,000 slots and a wide array of table games. Once the new sports lounge is completed, SugarHouse sportsbook will once again be a top Philadelphia destination.