After testing over 30 online sportsbooks for our 2020 review, here are our top findings on SugarHouse Sportsbook:
- Odds: SugarHouse came in 12th place (out of 17) in our 2019 odds rankings, offering below average odds. On the bright side, SugarHouse offers good odds for the NFL, as well as soccer. 2020 odds data will be released in the upcoming weeks.
- Sportsbook Legality: Legal in the U.S.
- Available Online in the Following States: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Indiana (via BetRivers)
- Casino Games: Over 400 casino games are available, including slots, video poker, blackjack, and roulette.
- Poker: Not available
- Best in Class (Top 5) Finishes: Bets Offered, Live Betting, and Banking Options and Fees
- Weaknesses: Average odds compared to other sportsbooks
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Overview - SugarHouse Sportsbook offers over 100 bets on NFL, NBA, and soccer games, and well over 50 bets on NHL games. Popular bet types include spreads, moneylines, totals, parlays, round-robins, futures, props, and live bets.
Props - SugarHouse allows bettors to wager on various player and team props. You can bet on whether Ezekiel Elliot will have over/under 100 yards or rushing. You can also bet on what team will be the first to score 10 points in an NFL or NBA matchup. SugarHouse also provides a multitude of additional spread and total bets, so you can bet whatever point spread you determine to be a winner.
Cash-Out Feature - SugarHouse sportsbook offers the cash-out feature. The cash-out feature allows you to amend your original bet and lock in a profit or a loss. You do this by settling your bet early, without having to wait for the event to finish. Knowing you can cash a bet out early incentivizes you to watch every game you bet on, or at least get scoring updates. This feature is available at most other US-regulated sportsbooks, such as DraftKings and FanDuel.
Odds Boosts - SugarHouse gives bettors a chance to bet on upgraded odds by offering odds boosts. For example, SugarHouse might increase the betting odds on Aaron Rodgers throwing three touchdowns from +160 to +210. SugarHouse offers odds boosts daily, encouraging bettors to re-check lines.
Banking Options and Fees
Banking with SugarHouse is quick and easy, making for a hassle-free experience.
Deposit Methods: Six different deposit methods are available for SugarHouse customers. Customers can deposit money with a credit/debit card, PayPal, a SugarHouse Play+ Card, ACH (e-check), cash at casinos, and PayNearMe. Cash at casinos means casinos that SugarHouse owns or partners with.
Withdrawal Methods: Bettors can withdraw money via ACH (e-check), a SugarHouse Play+ Card, check, and cash at the casino. Unfortunately, PayPal is not yet available.
SugarHouse currently allows bettors to lay action on 16 sports, which is impressive. Some sports, such as volleyball, may not be offered year-round, but are provided at some point in the year.
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SugarHouse came in 12th place (out of 17) in our 2019 odds rankings, offering below average odds. On the bright side, SugarHouse offers competitive odds for the NFL, as well as soccer.
SugarHouse top odds: NFL moneyline bets (5th), NFL spread bets (3rd), NFL total bets (2nd), NBA moneyline bets (6th), soccer moneyline bets (1st)
SugarHouse worst odds: NCAAF total bets (15th), MLB moneyline and spread bets (10th), NHL moneyline bets (15th), NHL spread and total bets (17th), NCAAB moneyline bets (14th)
Ranking Process: For this review, odds testing data spanning the NFL, NCAAF, NBA, NCAAB, MLB, NHL, and top soccer leagues were collected. Odds data measures over 1,400 games across nine offshore sportsbooks and eight U.S. regulated sportsbooks. Moneyline, spread, and total bets were analyzed and weighted to comprise a 2019 ranking for each league, with moneyline bets typically receiving over 50% of the weighting.
SugarHouse excels at live betting, offering a ton of bets, live streaming, and other excellent features.
Live Streaming: SugarHouse, like FanDuel, is one of a few sportsbooks that allow users to stream games live from their phones. Tennis and soccer are the only sports that currently offer this feature, although I'm sure SugarHouse intends to add more sports.
Live Bets: SugarHouse is one of a few sportsbooks to offer drive-by-drive betting on NFL games and pitch-by-pitch betting on MLB games. If you think Tom Brady is poised to lead the Patriots to a touchdown next drive, bet on it. If you think Miguel Cabrera is going to hit a single on a 2-2 pitch count, bet on it.
Live Match Tracker: SugarHouse offers a match tracker for live betting sports such as football, basketball, hockey, and soccer. The match tracker has a live clock, displays the score by quarter, and even shows which team is attacking in real-time. For NFL games, the match tracker also lists the last play, the total plays, and yards on the drive, and the down and distance.
SugarHouse offers daily live chat support from 9:30 am – 2:00 am and email support that responds within a day or two. The employees are all friendly and do their best to support customers. Phone support is available at (855) 752-9101.
SugarHouse Sportsbook App
The mobile app SugarHouse Sportsbook offers, available on all Android and iPhone phones, is decent. Navigating through different sports and betting types is simple, and having a constant live chat bubble available is convenient. I didn't experience any lag or design flaws when testing on my iPhone 7 and iPad. My only complaint with the app is that when users select the help center, they are redirected to SugarHouse's website, instead of having something dedicated in-app. I also dislike the constant promotions of casino games on the sports betting side of the app. The SugarHouse Sportsbook app also houses all SugarHouse casino games.
Education and Statistics
Education: SugarHouse offers bettors some primary education on how to read odds, bet on sports, place a bet, etc. The knowledge will help first-time bettors, without making them feel they're in over their heads. Aside from education, SugarHouse does not offer any additional news articles or video tutorials.
Statistics: In terms of pre-game statistics, SugarHouse offers some basic head-to-head stats, and a couple live statistics. Pictures of these statistics can be seen below.
Rush Street Gaming, the parent company of SugarHouse, is privately held and owns and operates multiple casinos. The technology for the sportsbook is powered by Kambi, which is one of the largest providers of sportsbooks in Europe. SugarHouse has had no issues in its first year of operation.
Other Notes - Promotions
SugarHouse has a couple of ongoing promotions, as well as an initial 100% deposit match up to $250. This promotion is exceptional since it only has a 1X rollover. The promotions outside of the 100% match are nothing to brag about. If you enjoy a lot of smaller weekly promotions, checkout other sportsbooks such as FOX Bet.
SugarHouse continues to remain a great option for first-time and experienced sports bettors. The variety of sports and bets, exceptional live betting, and mobile app make SugarHouse worth considering.
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About SugarHouse Sportsbook
About SugarHouse Sportsbook
SugarHouse is a part of Rush Street Interactive, which owns and operates casinos in Pennsylvania, New York, and Illinois. Rush Street was formed in the mid-1990s and has since built a portfolio of casinos, restaurants, hotels, and more. SugarHouse was licensed to offer its online platform to New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents via the Golden Nugget casino, as well as the SugarHouse Casino. SugarHouse was one of the first legal sportsbooks once the Supreme Court overturned (PAPSA)in 2018.
Where is SugarHouse legal? As of December 2019, SugarHouse Sportsbook is available in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Indiana (BetRivers).
Is SugarHouse Sportsbook legit?
Yes, SugarHouse is regulated by each state it operates in and has been one of the more prominent sportsbooks since sports betting was legalized in the U.S.
What games does the SugarHouse Casino App offer?
The SugarHouse Casino app, which is the same as the sports betting app, offers over 400 total games. Games include slots, video poker, blackjack, roulette, and more.
For the BettingBuck.com annual best online sportsbooks review published in February 2019, a total of 2,300 data points were collected over six months and used to score sportsbooks. Additionally, odds data was collected for each sportsbook on over 1,400 bets to give each sportsbook a comparative odds ranking.
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About the author: Joey Shadeck Joey Shadeck is a research analyst for BettingBuck.com. He has been a sports fan all his life, football and basketball being his two favorites to watch. Joey remembers betting his mom that the Green Bay Packers would beat the Detroit Lions as early as elementary school. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.