Gamblers in the Philadelphia area are no doubt familiar with SugarHouse Casino.
Sports bettors may know Pennsylvania is one of the states that has taken advantage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in May 2018, which allows each state to set its gambling laws.
It comes as no surprise that SugarHouse recently opened a PA sportsbook at its brick-and-mortar casino in PA and will be following up in 2019 with a fully operational online sportsbook.
How to sign up to be a SugarHouse player
As a seasoned member of the world of sports betting, SugarHouse makes the experience of signing up as a new player completely user-friendly.
As a new registrant, you need to provide:
- Your name
- Phone number
- Email address
- Driver’s license or state-issued ID
The identification, which can be submitted online, is used to confirm your name and that you’re at least 21 years and older.
Once you are verified, you create a username and password and then decide if you want to enable two-factor authentication for an added layer of security.
After that, you can use your account.
SugarHouse’s new player bonus
Once you registered for your new account and deposit, you are on your way to earning money without placing a single wager. How? SugarHouse has one of the most generous deposit-matching bonuses in the business. Currently, it is only available to New Jersey customers, but expect something similar in PA upon launch.
While making your first deposit, you will need to use the promo code 250MATCH to receive a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $250. Most other sportsbooks top out at $100, or even less.
The bonus money will show up in your account within 48 hours. As long as it, including the total of the first deposit, are wagered within 30 days, you can withdraw the entire sum as player winnings.
Any bonus money not wagered within the first 30 days will be forfeited back to SugarHouse.
SugarHouse’s accepted wagers
Straight bets are still supremely popular in the sports betting world. Good money down on a team to beat the point spread will always be an option at SugarHouse.
Due to customer demand, SugarHouse also offers so much more.
Along with bets on point spreads and moneylines, you can create any parlay (any bet that combines the outcomes of two or more games) you would like.
There are also proposition bets, which are bets inside an event. For example, an NFL player with the most rushing yards, or an NBA player who tops 25 points.
SugarHouse also offers teasers bets. These are wagers that allow you to play different odds to shift the point spread in your direction.
SugarHouse offers future bets as well. Gamblers also love future wagers, which is a bet on an event prediction, e.g., placing a wager in July on which team will win the Super Bowl in February.
Will in-play wagering be offered?
In-play wagering is the latest trend in sports betting, allowing you to place bets on events that have already started.
Those events also have constantly evolving odds and point spreads. These numbers change based on the score and how much time remains. SugarHouse says that because of its technology, these kinds of bets are available later into the game, giving you more chances to bet.
SugarHouse offers multiple ways to enjoy in-play wagering, with halftime totals, moving point spreads, and second-chance multipliers. If you can create a wager that works within the confines of an in-progress contest, SugarHouse offers it to its in-play wagering customers.
How to fund your SugarHouse account
Based on what SugarHouse offers its customers in New Jersey, depositing into your sports betting account in PA will be simple, fast, and come with multiple options.
Along with credit and debit cards, you will also be able to use PayPal accounts, direct online bank transfer, or any of the hundreds of PayNearMe locations in PA.
If none of these methods are available to you, or if you prefer not to use them, handwritten personal checks can also be used, as can cash deposited directly at the physical SugarHouse sportsbook in PA.
How to withdrawal your SugarHouse funds
If you use the same method for depositing as withdrawing funds, then these transactions are nearly instantaneous with a 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 incur greater delays while SugarHouse security verifies your identity.
SugarHouse’s player loyalty program
SugarHouse offers free membership into its iRush Rewards Program and its potential 11 tiers of benefits.
It’s a points program, with points earned based on the amount of money wagered. All points stay in your account for 30 days from when they were collected. Tiers are determined by the number of points earned over a 60-day rolling period.
New memberships rise to the second tier with as few as 40 points, with 20,000 reward points required to reach Tier 10.
Tier 11, the top of the iRush mountain, is invitation only.
One of the real perks of the iRush program is that even at the lowest tier, you can access the iRush bonus store, which allows you to exchange points for bonus wagers. Higher tiers result in free plays, multipliers on wagers and the possibility to get customized deposit assistance
More SugarHouse player promotions and rewards
The easiest promotion Play SugarHouse offers in NJ is the bonus money it adds to your account for following them on social media.
Only slightly more challenging but quite rewarding is the refer-a-friend promotion. For every referred friend who registers for a new account and begins placing wagers, you will receive a $50 bonus, up to a total of 10 friends ($500).
The biggest and potentially most lucrative promotion is the SugarHouse Jackpot Parlay.
The promotion, which looks like a lottery in the way it is run, is a pick of eight possible parlay options, either generated randomly by a computer or chosen by you. If you hit on all eight games, the potential take-home pay can be more than $100,000.
You can play with SugarHouse right from your phone
The SugarHouse app — available on Android and iOS devices — is a fully mobile and integrated version of their website.
The transition from one platform to the other is seamless, as both versions share the same setup and functions.
If you decide to go fully mobile and ditch using the website altogether, you can do that, too.
Registering a new account, depositing and withdrawing funds, filling out a bet slip, and engaging in the live in-play wagering can all be done directly from your mobile device.
To get to the sportsbook offerings on the app, select “sportsbook” from the menu in the upper-left corner of the home screen.
From there, you’ll see the big events of the day as well as the most popular, in-season sports. There is also a scrolling banner that highlights all of the promotions that are active.
If, however, the sports or event you are looking for isn’t in the quick links, there is a “more sports” link that will take you there.
From soccer matches across the globe to darts and cricket, to cycling and golf, if it’s happening, you can find it on the SugarHouse app.