SugarHouse Sportsbook PA Review

The Pennsylvania-based SugarHouse Casino‘s first combined online casino and sportsbook in New Jersey opened with rave reviews — and with the revenue to match.

It’s only natural that it brings its new offerings, SugarHouse Sportsbook, home to Philadelphia. Along with it, a brick-and-mortar sportsbook as well as an online and mobile option later in 2019.

New player incentives

SugarHouse wants you and your sports betting action.

To retrieve it, it is offering one of the most generous sign-up bonuses for any new sportsbook. New players can get a 100 percent match on initial deposits, up to $250, by using the code “250MATCH.” The lowest possible deposit dollar-for-dollar match is $10.

All bonus money will be added to your new account within 48 hours. You must meet wagering requirements within 30 days; otherwise, it will expire. You also must wager bonus money before it’s eligible for withdrawal.

SugarHouse’s iRush rewards program

SugarHouse offers free membership into its loyalty rewards program and its 11 tiers of benefits.

The iRush program is points-based. You will earn points through a combination of real-money wagers and the number of combinations for each sports wager.

For example, a $10 straight bet is worth one point, while a $5 bet is also worth one point if it has six combinations. All points stay in your account for 30 days from when they were earned. The number of points you earn over a 60-day rolling period determines your tier.

In as few as 40 points, you can take your new membership up to the second tier. From there the ladder escalates, and with 20,000 reward points, you can climb to Tier 10. Tier 11 is available by invitation only.

You can access the iRush bonus store even as a new, first-tier player. The store allows you to exchange points for bonus wagers. As you move up in levels, you can become eligible to get customized deposit assistance, birthday presents, free plays, exclusive invite-only dinners and multipliers on wagers.

Mobile access

According to SugarHouse in New Jersey, nearly 80 percent of its total sports wagering action is coming through its mobile app.

As SugarHouse in Pennsylvania rolls out its offerings, you can guarantee it will put the lion’s share of its resources into taking the best of the New Jersey app and finding ways to improve it.

New Jersey’s app is a combination of both its online casino and sportsbook. Therefore, it makes sense that SugarHouse will continue to combine the two into a single app for PA. From a consumer standpoint, both options are so intertwined.

SugarHouse Sportsbook’s main betting page is accessible from the upper-left corner of the main menu.

The menu includes the big events of the day and the most popular in-season sports, to make finding what you want easier.

If it doesn’t have a quick link to what you’re looking for, click on the “more sports” link. That will take you to all of the available sports, from cricket and darts to any soccer league you can imagine, to many of the sports leagues from around the world.

You should be also sure to watch the scrolling banner atop the page for the newest promotions and offered rewards.

Registering for a SugarHouse account

Registering for a new account with SugarHouse is easy.

You can do it online, and you’ll be able to do it over the app. All you need to provide is your name, phone number and email address. Also, you’ll pick your screen name and password on the first step of the process.

Step two requires further information to determine your identity and age. Instead, you can submit a photo of your driver’s license or state I.D. card to prove identity and date of birth.

From there, you’ll be asked to submit the answers to a pair of security questions and enable two-factor authentication if you’d like.

Finally, you’re ready to play.

Other available promotions

In a competitive world like sports wagering, keeping customers happy with new and exciting ways to maximize their betting dollars is the name of the game. So, along with multiple wager offerings, there must also be a series of dynamic promotions.

The biggest and perhaps best of these special promotions is the SugarHouse Jackpot Parlay.

You have the option of allowing the betting machine to select eight possible parlay options randomly, or you can pick the winners. The total potential take-home, if all eight bets hit, is more than $100,000.

If hitting on eight bets feels like too daunting of a task to win extra money, never fear. SugarHouse also offers a refer-a-friend program that nets you $50 for each friend, up to 10 friends.

You can also receive bonuses for following SugarHouse’s social media accounts.

Placing deposits

Based on what SugarHouse is offering customers in New Jersey, and what kinds of transactions are available in Pennsylvania currently, depositing into a new sports betting account will be simple, fast and with multiple options.

Along with credit and debit cards, you will also be able to use PayPal, direct online bank transfer or any of the hundreds of PayNearMe locations in the state.

If you like to be a little less electronic with your finances, handwritten personal checks are optional, as can cash directly deposited at the physical SugarHouse Sportsbook in Philadelphia.

Making withdrawals

If you use the same method for depositing and withdrawing funds, then these transactions are instantaneous and can require the simple click of one or two boxes on the mobile app.

If you use a method of deposit that doesn’t have a complementary means of quickly and electronically withdrawing funds, then you will have to arrange a bank transfer or electronic check.

Transactions such as those will incur delays, although they should be slight. The withdrawal of particularly large amounts may experience greater delays while SugarHouse security verifies your identity.

Available wagers

A straight win/loss bet on a moneyline or point spread is still the standard, and it’s what you see the most of at SugarHouse. Although, variety in betting options is also necessary.

SugarHouse also offers:

  • Parlays: A bet that combines two or more other wagers into a single bet.
  • Proposition bets: Individual or team outcomes within a selected event.
  • Teasers: A wager that shifts the point spread in one direction or another.
  • Over/unders: Betting on the combined points scored by both teams in a contest without regard for which team wins).

Future bets aren’t going anywhere.

Be it for the winner of the World Series, Super Bowl or next year’s Australian Rules Football champ; everyone wants to be the one who puts down money on the longshot underdog that rises to the top.

SugarHouse offers in-play wagering

In-play wagering, or bets that take place after an event has started, have become a favorite of players. In-play has become the gold standard for any sportsbook trying to attract new and younger players.

SugarHouse offers numerous in-play wagering options, including multiple halftime totals and second-chance multipliers. If it’s been conceived of by the in-play wagering crowd, it’s offered by SugarHouse.