SugarHouse Sportsbook Review and Welcome Bonus

Licensed and operated out of Pennsylvania, SugarHouse’s online sportsbook is part of the Rush Street Interactive family, with branches in not only Pennsylvania but New Jersey, too.

With a SugarHouse brick-and-mortar facility in Philadelphia, the online sportsbook began its live testing period on May 28, 2019.

Three days later after it crossed all the checks and balances that come along with getting approval, the sportsbook is officially launched. .

Pros
  • A new and fresh face to the sports betting scene
  • Casino Counterpart Available
  • Wide Range of Betting Markets
Cons
  • Interface Could be Improved
  • No iOS App available at present
9.5/10
First Deposit Bonus may only be claimed once per person across all Rivers and SugarHouse websites. 21+. T&C Apply

SugarHouse Welcome Bonus - How to Claim

Upon signing up to SugarHouse, be sure to use the code “250MATCH” to take advantage of their 100 percent match of your first deposit up to $250.

There are some caveats to be aware of, though.

In order to receive the funds, players must do a 1x playthrough in order to receive the money and it must be done within 30 days.

Now, the 1x playthrough is notable because this is one of the lowest playthrough amounts we’ve seen players needing to reach to secure their bonus monies.

To put it in perspective, some casino matches require a 20x playthrough. Also, the first deposit must be at least $10.

Getting Started

Having just launched recently, the website is relatively bland, but over time, that could surely improve.

For new players who have never bet on sports before, going into the online landscape can be a bit daunting.

SugarHouse clearly thought the same, too, as they have a SportsBetting Quickstart Guide that contains everything you’d need to know how to place bets and a glossary for all the terms.

These all contain clickable links to take you directly to that section.

While the site is new, SugarHouse does a nice of laying out everything on the sportsbook, despite the tame interface.

Registration

Being located in Pennsylvania and with business also happening in New Jersey, players must be located in one of those states.

SugarHouse will need you to consent to geolocation software to check to see if you’re in those areas.

As for the registration process, there is all the normal things a sportsbook would need: Email, username, password, social security number, address, etc.

However, there is some innovation with this process that we have not yet seen when it comes to registration. SugarHouse does allow for a “fast registration” where you could snap a picture of your ID.

Also be sure to input your promo code as mentioned above to get the deposit bonus.

Desktop/Mobile Experience

The infancy of the site makes a fair review of the overall experience when it comes to the interface a bit unfair. With that said, it is relatively dull, but again, that can only be improved upon—it’s fair to give them some time.

All of the sports options are laid out well on the sports page and the popular live bets are right there as well if you so choose to bet on those.

Currently, there is only an Android app for the SugarHouse platform and not iOS yet. Once again, we harken back to this being a brand new online outlet. In time, they will almost certainly add iOS.

Sports and Markets Available at SugarHouse

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Motor Sports
  • Soccer
  • UFC/MMA

Markets

  • Moneyline (betting on the winner, outright)
  • Spread (amount of points “added” or “subtracted” from a team)
  • Over/Under (total points)
  • Parlay (betting on numerous games on one ticket)
  • Round Robin (multiple parlays)
  • Live betting (betting on games currently going on)
  • Futures (betting on things happening in the future, ex: Super Bowl winner for upcoming season)
  • Jackpot parlay (site picks 8 games for you, with high potential reward)
  • Teaser (adjusting points for more favorable potential odds)
  • Props (betting on things such as passing yards for a quarterback, hits for a baseball player)

Betting Lines

Overall, the odds and totals are fairly on par with competitors. Looking at FanDuel’s Sportsbook, they have the same run lines on baseball games like the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates. However, the odds on the favorite are slightly worse on the favorites and slightly better for the underdogs when comparing SugarHouse to FanDuel. This is good for balance, though.

Each sportsbook needs their quirks about them to be unique.

Betting Features

We’ve already discussed live betting, but to further explain, SugarHouse allows you to bet on games going on whenever you’re online.

The odds are ever-changing depending on each play sometimes. For the sake of this argument, let’s say the Philadelphia Eagles are down 7-0. They have odds of +200 to win. You could bet then or wait. However, say they score a touchdown and convert a two-point conversion. Now they’re -160. Just like that, the odds vastly shift on you. This forces the player to make a snap decision.

Additionally, SugarHouse also offers a “Buy Out” feature, which is similar to Cash Out. You’re able to cash out of a bet and conserve some money if you’ve made a bad bet and conserve your bankroll.

Trust and Safety

Having just been approved and licensed by Pennsylvania and the state getting better at enforcing these rules and regulations, you can use SugarHouse knowing you’re safe.

Being new, in this circumstance, greatly helps SugarHouse.

Payments and Banking

Deposit Options

  • ACH/eCheck
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Online Bill Pay
  • Cash @ the Casino Cage
  • SugarHouse Prepaid Card

Withdrawal Options

  • SugarHouse Prepaid Card
  • Neteller
  • ACH/eCheck
  • Cash @ Casino Cage
  • Check by Mail
Payment Method Deposit Amount Withdrawal Amount Withdrawal Time
$500 per day N/A N/A

Overall

This sportsbook is brand new. With that in mind, things can only improve. The interface, an iOS app and more intuitive design will come.

They have competitive odds and they have a casino counterpart with access in two states.

It’s kind of like a new model of a new car. It’s fine to wait so they can fix the bugs, but don’t totally write off SugarHouse because it’s so new.

This is a fine option to use if you want to divert from the big names like DraftKings and FanDuel.

Window shopping for the right odds is always the smart thing to do when wagering.

We recommend SugarHouse strongly.

FAQ

Are offshore sportsbooks legal in Pennsylvania?

No. All sportsbooks must be licensed and regulated by the state of Pennsylvania to be legal.

What is the legal age to gambling in Pennsylvania?

Players must have reached 21 years of age to legally place a bet in Pennsylvania.

Do I have to be a resident of Pennsylvania to place sports bets online with SugarHouse?

No. All that is required is that you place bets within state boundaries whether you are a visitor or a resident.

Are online betting winnings taxable?

Yes, winnings from betting are considered income, therefore it is taxable..

9.5/10
First Deposit Bonus may only be claimed once per person across all Rivers and SugarHouse websites. 21+. T&C Apply