SugarHouse Sportsbook NJ Review

Philadelphia-area casino SugarHouse now has an online sportsbook in New Jersey. Read on for more about one of the best NJ sports betting apps on the market.

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Editor’s review

SugarHouse Sportsbook
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Summary

SugarHouse online casino in New Jersey added its SugarHouse Sportsbook app in September 2018 and the rest is history. Since then, the Kambi-operated NJ sportsbook app has gained a strong following for its in-play betting, promotions, and ease of use. Get up to $250 on your first deposit at SugarHouse Sportsbook.

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SugarHouse Sportsbook overview

New Jersey is a rapidly expanding market with nine retail sportsbooks along with nine mobile/online platforms, with more to come.

SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, via its licensing partnership with Golden Nugget AC, had a direct route into the Garden State sports betting marketplace and wasted very little time getting its mobile/online sport betting products up and running on Aug. 23. DraftKings (Aug. 6) and playMGM (Aug. 22) were the only two to go live sooner.

Rush Street Gaming, owner of SugarHouse Casino and Rivers Casino, was already familiar with NJ gambling websites via its successful SugarHouse Online Casino (also part of the Golden Nugget partnership) product that features more than 450 table games, including live dealers, and slots. SugarHouse Sportsbook and Casino offers users the full casino experience in one app/platform.

In October 2018, however, SugarHouse Sportsbook moved its online sports betting to Monmouth Park’s gambling license in order to offer NBA bets. The online casino remains under the Golden Nugget license.

Creating your SugarHouse online sportsbook account

The mobile app is available for iOS and Android operating systems. The app is free to download on mobile devices via the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Android devices.

Laptop/desktop users can sign up via playsugarhouse.com.

Click on the orange Join Now icon located in the top right-hand corner of the page where you will need to submit an email address, password and optional promo code followed by other basic info (name, address, DOB and gender).

Those with an existing Rush Rewards or Casino4Fun account can use the fast registration option.

Note that you can set up an account outside of New Jersey, but you must be in the state to place a bet.

What sports are covered by SugarHouse NJ?

Name a sport, and you will likely find a variety of betting options on the board.

  • NFL betting
  • MLB betting
  • College Football betting
  • PGA Tour and other golf tournament betting
  • MMA betting
  • Boxing betting
  • Tennis betting
  • Soccer betting (including English Premier League)
  • NBA betting
  • NHL betting
  • College basketball betting
  • Auto racing betting

Types of sports betting wagers

Here is a look at how you can bet at SugarHouse Sportsbook:

Moneyline

Who will win the game straight up? Once you answer that question the rest is easy. On the board, no matter what the sport is, each team has a three-digit number with a plus (underdog) or minus (favorite) sign listed under Money Line. For example, if the Chicago Bears are listed at -182, you would need to bet $182 to win $100. In the same game, the Seattle Seahawks are +150, so the bettor would earn $150 on a $100 wager.

Point spreads

The Point Spread is a figure that provides an advantage or disadvantage based on the margin of victory or defeat for a given team. The “favorite” team (labeled with a “-” sign) would be at the disadvantage as they would need to win the game by a set number of points, while the “underdog” team (labeled with a “+” sign) would be given an advantage to not lose the game by a set number of points. The point spread creates even-level bets that generate interest for both teams in a contest.

Parlays

A parlay is a single bet in which two or more individual wagers are linked together and dependent on the others to produce a winning ticket. Parlay bets have higher payout amounts than if the bets are made separately. All teams must win or cover the point-spread in order to win your parlay, and payouts depend on the number of teams in each wager. Parlay bets may include different sports, point-spreads, money lines and totals.

The Jackpot Parlay is being heavily promoted on the app and website. This multi-tiered parlay bet includes a feature in which the system randomly picks a combination of eight bets in all sports (there is a re-pick option). Once satisfied, place the bet and the potential payout will appear on the betting slip. The current example displays a potential payout of $102,319.65 on a $1 wager.

Teasers

This is considered a single bet in which at least three point-spread wagers are in play. The upside is bettors can adjust the lines favorably (they would be the same with each game), but the payout is lower versus placing individual game bets.

Total score

total or over/under bet is a single wager on whether or not the combined score of two teams will be over or under the amount set by the oddsmakers. As a bettor, you need to select if the final score will be OVER or UNDER the set total.

Prop bets

Prop bets are arguably the most exciting and entertaining form of sports betting available, especially for casual sports fans during the biggest and best sporting events. While they’re a lot of fun, they can also be extremely profitable.  Prop bets can be placed on anything from how many goals, runs or touchdowns certain players will score to which team will win the coin flip during the Super Bowl.

Futures

Futures are wagers on total season outcomes that can be made months before the season even takes place. You can make futures bets on any of the major sports championships such as the Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, March Madness, College Football Playoff, and the NBA Finals.

In-game betting

Also known as Live Betting, this is the opportunity to bet in real time while the action is unfolding during the live event. The odds change with this type of wager, and could result in a slight processing delay.

SugarHouse, at least through its first month of legal sports betting, is making headlines for having the Most In-Game Bet Options in New Jersey.

According to Rush Street Interactive, during the first Sunday of NFL season, there were more than 300 offers across the board, with at least 50 different betting options during any given game.

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Using the SugarHouse app

This all-in-one app allows for easy access to both the SugarHouse sportsbook and casino product lines for iOS (iPhone) and Android. Via the drop-down box in the top left-hand corner, users can access the casino (all games), sportsbook, current promotions, and rewards. The help center (see below) is located here, too.

The main page doubles as a running scoreboard of in-game action, with the point spread and moneyline listed in the game box, making it easy for bettors to keep tabs. Those looking to take in-game action can click on the game of choice to see what bets are available. Bet Live Now options rotate across the screen.

Like the DraftKings, SugarHouse has a partnership with European-based Kambi Group, with the latter integrating the sportsbook technology into the Rush Street Interactive online gaming platform.

Other devices for SugarHouse Sportsbook

The desktop/laptop platform offers the same bells and whistles as the mobile app, but with an enlarged view.

Rookies to the online/mobile sports betting game can relax as the SugarHouse app and desktop platform earns high marks for its extremely informative and detailed Help Center located on the home page.

Users will find answers to many questions (including explanations on how to bet on sports along with a glossary of common sports betting terminology). Additional questions can be answered via the live chat option.

Depositing at SugarHouse Sportsbook in NJ

SugarHouse offers several options for funding your account.

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • SugarHouse Prepaid Card
  • PayPal
  • ACH (eCheck)
  • Online Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Cash at Casino Cage
  • PayNearMe
  • Wire Transfer

Withdrawals at SugarHouse Sportsbook

SugarHouse currently offers customers four withdrawal options.

  • ACH/E-Check ($10 minimum/$10,000 maximum; may take up to 72 hours to review and approve; Available within 3 to 5 business days).
  • Check ($10 minimum; Allow up to 14 business days for processing and delivering).
  • SugarHouse Prepaid Card
  • Neteller ($10 minimum; may take up to 72 hours to review and approve).

SugarHouse NJ iRush Rewards

Similar to the Rush Rewards program at its brick-and-mortar casinos, iRush Rewards is billed as “New Jersey’s Premier Loyalty & VIP program.” Every real money wager you make will result in both Loyalty Level and Bonus Store points. There are 11 tier levels.

  • Tier 1 (40 points)
  • Tier 2 (160 points)
  • Tier 3 (400 points)
  • Tier 4 (760 points)
  • Tier 5 (1,400 points)
  • Tier 6 (2,800 points)
  • Tier 7 (5,200 points)
  • Tier 8 (8,800 points)
  • Tier 9 (13,600 points)
  • Tier 10 (20,000 points)
  • Elite (Invite only)

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New Jersey sports betting rulebook 

SugarHouse Sportsbook and Online Casino users can only place bets in New Jersey. This means if you try to place a bet while visiting SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia it will not work as a result of the geolocation technology.

You must be 21 to gamble online. Betting on high school sporting events are not permitted. New Jersey sports betting regulations also probit wagering on collegiate athletic events that take place in the Garden State.

Betting on Princeton, Rutgers, Seton Hall, and every other New Jersey-based college or university is against the rules – it doesn’t matter where the game is taking place.

SugarHouse is ready for New Jersey

SugarHouse Sportsbook is packed with wagering options,

The interface and design are a little busier than others with the rotating promo ads, newsfeed, and list of games, and it can be a little distracting to the eyes. At the same time, the navigation part seems fairly easy. The My Bet History feature, which many of the apps have, is another plus for users.

Having the online casino and sportsbook merged into one app/platform has a huge upside as SugarHouse can draw from its already established pool of registered users.