In late May, the PlaySugarHouse Online Sportsbook opened up for sports bettors in Pennsylvania, becoming the first sportsbook in the state to accept wagers online. As the original online sportsbook to take bets in the state, Pennsylvanians are rushing to create their PlaySugarHouse sportsbook account.
With the sudden popularity of the PA PlaySugarHouse Online Sportsbook, here are six things that you should know before creating an account.
You must be located in Pennsylvania to place bets
An online sportsbook launching in Pennsylvania, but the benefits are primarily limited to players who reside in the state. In order to place wagers at the PlaySugarHouse Casino, you must be physically located in the state at the time of the time of the wager. The good news is you can be virtually anywhere in the state and place a sports bet. However, if you are outside of Pennsylvania you are out of luck until your state regulates sportsbetting, which more and more states are deciding to do.
Another way to bet to place online sports wagers is to visit PA. Anybody who is from a neighboring state or passing through has the ability to create an account, make a deposit and place a sports bet while they are in the state.
Mobile availability is a bit limited
Despite the fact that PlaySugarHouse has released a mobile sportsbook, not everyone will have the same ease of access to the sportsbook. Anybody on a computer or mobile phone will be able to place bets through an internet browser. However, an increasing number of sports bettors prefer to wager through the relative ease of an app. This is relatively easy on an Android device. You simply need to go to the PlaySugarHouse website from the device to download the app (it is not available on the Google Play Store).
For iOS devices, due to recent policies for many real money gaming apps, an app will not be available in the App Store, at least for now. The problem appears related to many apps that simply “repackage” a web interface for the app.
The bonus is actually pretty impressive
New players are treated to a 100% up to $250 first deposit PlaySugarhouse bonus. While the amount isn’t very head-turning, the play through requirements are. Players who make a first deposit on the site for the bonus are only required to wager the bonus 1x. This means that if you deposit $250 and receive a $250 bonus, you will only need to wager $250 in the sportsbook (and the casino once it is launched). That is a very generous bonus, especially by today’s standards.
Deposit options are plentiful
With regulated online sportsbetting now available in Pennsylvania, it’s no surprise that PlaySugarHouse would attempt to make depositing easy. Not only can sports bettors make a minimum deposit of $10, but there are a variety of different options available.
You can use traditional methods such as online bank transfers, credit cards and debit cards, of course. But you can also deposit in person with cash through either a PayNearMe location or through a SugarHouse Casino or Rivers Casino cage.
Wager options should keep most sports bettors happy
Sports bettors at the PlaySugarHouse online sportsbook have access to thousands of betting lines in over a dozen different sports each day. Basketball, football, baseball and hockey are the obvious offerings, but you can also find betting lines on UFC, boxing, golf, motorsports and tennis as well, to name a few. Look for spread betting, moneylines, over/unders, parlays, teasers and more.
The PlaySugarHouse Live betting platform is also available to sports fans who like placing their bets as the games happen. Betting lines are updated live with new betting choices available by the minute
The PlaySugarHouse Online Casino is coming… soon
The online sportsbook went live in May, but an online casino isn’t too far off. PlaySugarHouse is expected to be one of a handful of Pennsylvania casinos to also launch an online casino, when the state facilitates a “coordinated” launch on July 15th.