SugarHouse Casino, which launched Philadelphia’s first land-based sportsbook in December 2018, has gone live with PlaySugarHouse.com, the Commonwealth’s first licensed online and mobile sportsbook. The formal launch follows the casino’s successful three-day operational test period and approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to officially accept digital wagers.
It also means that, for the first time in history, sports betting fans can legally place online and mobile wagers in Pennsylvania.
“Since opening, our SugarHouse Sportsbook has been buzzing with sports fans 24/7,” said Rob Long, General Manager of SugarHouse Casino. “Whether they’re watching Philly teams on the big screen or following a soccer game or tennis matches live streamed directly from the French Open to PlaySugarHouse.com, the action is round-the-clock, and now with online and mobile sports betting, you can take it with you.”
PlaySugarHouse.com has emerged as one of the top four performing digital sportsbooks in the state since the market launched in September 2018. The operator behind the book, Rush Street Interactive, was recently crowned ‘Mobile Operator of the Year in North America’ at the EGR North America Awards 2019.
“Thanks to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s leadership, we are excited to make history in bringing the first online sportsbook to sports fans in the state of Pennsylvania,” said Richard Schwartz, President of Rush Street Interactive.
He added: “Rush Street Interactive has grown market share since entering the New Jersey market in 2016, in large part due to the quality of PlaySugarHouse.com user experience and a laser focus on delivering what our players want, a massive range of sports betting options, responsive customer service and fast payouts. We have now brought the same quality, award-winning PlaySugarHouse.com site to players in the state of Pennsylvania.”