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It’s a Cynch Having Your Grilling Tanks Delivered to Your Door for Only $10!

Russ Joy - June 25, 2019

Summer is well underway and you know what that means. It’s grilling season! With Fourth of July cookouts just over a week away, now is the time to get a fresh tank of propane to get you through your parties. The problem? The last thing you want to worry about is dragging your empty propane tank to your local supplier and drop $20-30 on a full tank. Don’t worry. You won’t ever have to take a tank for an exchange ever again, and you certainly won’t have to pay that much.

Our friends at AmeriGas have rolled out their new propane home delivery service, Cynch, in order to make your propane purchase so much easier. Cynch will deliver a new propane tank to your front door and haul away your empty tank!

Give it a try today! Head on over to their website and enter the Crossing Broad promo code “ItsLit5” to get your first propane delivery for just $10! That’s right, leave any empty propane tank outside, and they’ll exchange it with a new tank delivered to your home for just $10.

Two of our writers have already tried it and raved about the simplicity and time they saved by using Cynch:

Kyle: “I was on vacation and realized I was out of propane. We had a family party planned for when we got back from the shore and there was no way I was going to have time to lug my tank to a store. I hopped onto Cynch‘s site, entered the Crossing Broad promo code ‘ItsLit5’, and had the tank delivered while I was sitting on the beach. It was great.”

Russ: “I used Cynch for my propane home delivery and I can tell you it’s incredibly easy. I was grilling some flank steak and vegetables when I realized we hadn’t gotten a new propane tank in quite some time. I got done grilling, checked my tank and realized we were practically out. I took out my phone, went onto Cynch‘s site, picked my delivery date, entered my address and the Crossing Broad promo code “ItsLit5”, and put my empty tank on my driveway. The next day, Cynch delivered a new propane tank and hauled away my empty one. It was that easy.”

How To Play SugarHouse Sportsbook in PA

Kyle Scott - June 17, 2019

SugarHouse Sportsbook is now fully live for PA online sports betting. It’s been a little over a week since the app has come out of testing, and with some early kinks ironed out, users can now sign up and bet with SugarHouse.

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PENNSYLVANIA
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$250 DEPOSIT BONUS
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TBD
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In New Jersey and looking for SugarHouse? Check out our full SugarHouse Sportsbook review.

Where to play SugarHouse Sportsbook in PA

There are only two places you can play SugarHouse in PA, and one very notable way you can’t:

Web

SugarHouse Sportsbook can be played from a computer. In fact, this is the only option for people with iPhones or iPads who want to get in on the action. You can sign up for SugarHouse on the web here.

Android

The PlaySugarHouse app is available on Android here. While the Google Play store doesn’t allow real money gaming apps in its store, you can sign up on your desktop or laptop and then download the app and login.

 

Where you can’t play SugarHouse Sportsbook in PA

You can sign up for SugarHouse Sportsbook on iOS here. But you can’t place a bet through your mobile browser and will have to use a desktop or laptop because SugarHouse requires users to download a geo-location tool, which you can’t do on iOS.

We delved into the reasons here, but the gist is that a recent Apple App Store policy change requires gambling apps to be built natively for iOS rather than as a port of an HTML web version. That means Rush Street Interactive, owners of the PlaySugarHouse app, will have to bring their code into compliance before you bet with SugarHouse in PA.

 

SugarHouse PA promo code

SugarHouse is making available its same $250 deposit bonus that is available in New Jersey in Pennsylvania.

PA players can enter promo code 250MATCH to get their first deposit matched up to $250. The best part? You only have to bet the bonus once before it is eligible for withdraw. We find this is the easiest, most simple signup bonus among the best sports betting sites.

 

What else is going to PA?

We have the full scoop on PA online sports betting, but in the coming months you can expect to see FanDuel Sportsbook, Parx Sportsbook, and FOX Bet coming to PA.

 

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PENNSYLVANIA
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$250 DEPOSIT BONUS
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TBD
COMING SOON
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Andy Weidl Will Replace Joe Douglas in the Eagles’ Football Operations Department

Kevin Kinkead - June 14, 2019

Joe Douglas is the Jets’ GM, finally. Felt like that thing was carrying on forever.

In the wake of Joe D heading north to work with Adam Gase, the Eagles reshuffled their Football Ops Department, promoting Andy Weidl to VP of Player Personnel while giving Howie Roseman the new title of Executive Vice President/General Manager.

Here are the rest of the moves:

  • Ian Cunningham promoted to Assistant Director of Player Personnel
  • Brandon Brown promoted to Director of Pro Scouting
  • Bryce Johnston promoted to Director of Football Administration
  • Katie David promoted to Football Operations Director
  • Casey Weidl promoted to Director of Scouting Operations
  • Max Gruder hired as Assistant Director of Pro Scouting
  • Matt Holland promoted to Senior Pro Scout
  • Chris Nolan promoted to Player Personnel Scout
  • Ameena Soliman hired as Player Personnel Coordinator
  • James Gilman hired as Quantitative Analyst
  • Ed Miller promoted to Assistant Equipment Manager
  • Craig Blake promoted to Assistant Equipment Manager

Never heard of Weidl? Here’s his bio, after the jump:

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Flyers Trade Radko Gudas to Capitals for Matt Niskanen

Kevin Kinkead - June 14, 2019

Look at the Flyers thrusting themselves into the news cycle on a Friday morning.

They’re swapping defenseman Radko Gudas for Matt Niskanen, a pair of veterans going opposite directions in the Metropolitan Division.

Niskanen is 32 years old with two more years on his contract at $5.75 million per. Gudas is 29 and had one year remaining on his deal at $3.3 million.

There’s also this to consider, after the jump:

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Doug Pederson Explains Eagles’ “Everything Matters” Slogan

Kevin Kinkead - June 13, 2019

Another titillating Doug Pederson press conference today.

Here’s what the head ball coach had to say on the final day of mandatory minicamp, which was a shortened session that took place inside the NovaCare bubble:

  • Simple message for the team is that he appreciated their hard work and effort and attention to detail in the spring. He wants them to enjoy the next five weeks and get away from football, spend time with their families.
  • The team is wearing shirts that say “everything matters,” which appears to be an unofficial slogan for the 2019 campaign.

Doug on that:

“Everything we do in life matters; you have choices and consequences to those choices.

I feel like as a football team, as coaches and players, even personnel support staff, everybody in the organization – everything we do matters. It matters to winning games or losing games on the football field. I just want to keep kind of reiterating that point to our team, and just getting them to understand that if we jump offsides in practice, we’re probably going to jump offsides in a game. If we don’t do the little things right in practice, we probably won’t do them in a game. Everything that we do matters.”

More Doug, after the jump:

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SugarHouse Casino Will Become Rivers Casino Philadelphia

Russ Joy - June 12, 2019

The SugarHouse Casino you’ve known and loved will be no more as of the end of Summer 2019. Don’t worry, it’s not going anywhere, but it is being rebranded as Rivers Casino Philadelphia. The proposed change was presented to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board by Rush Street Gaming, who own not only SugarHouse Casino, but also Rivers Casinos in Pittsburgh, Des Plaines, and Schenectady. The move makes a ton of sense from a continuity standpoint, as it will allow Rush Street Gaming to streamline the Rivers Casino brand under the same corporate umbrella.

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PENNSYLVANIA
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$250 DEPOSIT BONUS
CLAIM OFFER
fanduel
TBD
COMING SOON
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TBD
COMING SOON

 

What This Means for Sports Betting and the SugarHouse Sportsbook

As you likely know already, SugarHouse Sportsbook went live for online betting in PA on May 31. It will become Rivers Sportsbook, which was already expected to launch in PA. We’ve been told that it will be rebranded as BetRivers, while the online casino will likely be branded as Rivers Casino PA.

Rivers Philadelphia Timeline

As for the Philadelphia rebranding, Rush Street Gaming presented the following timeline for the rebranding rollout:

Rivers Casino Philadelphia SugarHouse Sportsbook Schedule

Tentative Timeline

  • Now: Announcement of intention to rebrand
  • Early Summer: Begin property transformation, including internal controls (signage, gaming items, etc.)
  • Mid Summer: Launch iGaming
  • End Summer: Launch of expanded, permanent sportsbook
  • Fall 2019: Ceremonial Rivers Casino Philadelphia Launch

What This Means for SugarHouse Casino

SugarHouse Casino’s rebranding does little to change the existing structure with one major exception. Rush Street Gaming presented the launch of an expanded, permanent sportsbook to be built on-site by the end of Summer 2019– this was already in the works. That should be welcome news to any interested sports betters in the greater Philadelphia area.

Expansion SugarHouse Casino Rivers Casino Philadelphia

Rebranding as Rivers Casino Philadelphia

From the Rush Street presentation:

  • Continuously improving customer experiences is a shared goal of the PGCB and Rush Street
  • As gaming becomes a 360-degree experience -land-based, mobile, online- a unified brand for Rush Street’s PA properties will best serve the Commonwealth, host communities, guests, and team members
  • Our long-term Plan is to establish continuity across Rush Street’s PA properties, sportsbooks, iGaming and guest rewards programs
  • This rebranding represents a $15 million reinvestment in the property, and all changes to the facility will be completed by local companies and contractors

SugarHouse/Rivers Sportsbook is still not available on iOS, an issue that we explained in detail here.

Angelo Cataldi Tries His “I Speak for the Fans” Routine Again, Gets Slapped Down by Gabe Kapler

Kevin Kinkead - June 7, 2019

The weekly Gabe Kapler/Angelo Cataldi interview was already must-listen radio, but with the Andrew McCutchen injury and Jean Segura “hustle” talk stinking up the Delaware Valley this week, the June 7th interaction between Phillies manager and talk radio charlatan was even more entertaining than usual.

Cataldi didn’t waste any time getting into his usual bullshit, greeting Kapler before saying this:

Cataldi: “It’s been a crazy week in Philadelphia, Gabe. Lots of harsh criticism, I can’t lie to you. It’s been a rough week for the manager.”

Kapler: “Has it? I’m excited to talk to you about it, Angelo. Let’s roll.”

That makes me laugh right off the jump, the audacity of Cataldi to speak for somebody else, to presume to know how they’re feeling.

Angelo started with some generic questions about the road trip, Jay Bruce, and Jake Arrieta, then entered the Segura discussion with this, after the jump:

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Apple May Prove To Be a Big Problem For Online Sports Betting

Kyle Scott - June 5, 2019

Apple made a change to App Store policies which could have a massive impact on the online sports betting and gambling industry. The change is already impacting those of you in PA.

When SugarHouse Sportsbook officially launched and became the first operator to offer online sports betting in PA last week, they did so without being available on iOS at all– not through the App Store or on mobile web.

Why?

The issue was thought to be related to an app skin issue – SugarHouse effectively repeated its mobile web page* and New Jersey app in a new app for PA – but it turns out the reason is much more complex and troubling for the industry as a whole. I spoke to several industry sources to gain a better understanding of the issue, and there is some consensus that this will benefit pure-play online sportsbooks and hurt online casino brands who wish to offer sports betting.

*It doesn’t work on mobile web because website users are required to install a geo-location tool, which obviously you can’t do on iOS.

Apple’s App Store change

Here’s the problematic language:

Guideline 4.7. HTML5 games distributed in apps may not provide access to real money gaming, lotteries, or charitable donations, and may not support digital commerce. This functionality is only appropriate for code that’s embedded in the binary and can be reviewed by Apple. This guideline is now enforced for new apps. Existing apps must follow this guideline by September 3, 2019.

In other words, online gaming apps that take website code (HTML) and just wrap it into an app are a no-go.

This impacts casino brands which wish to offer casino games alongside their sportsbook more than it does traditional sports betting apps like DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook and PointsBet.* The reason is that online casino games are more varied, complex and often developed by third parties who offer up their code to casinos which can then easily implement the games on their website or skin them for an app (simplified explanation here).

*We’ve only confirmed this in regards to PointsBet– it’s unclear if DraftKings or FanDuel are skins.

Some sportsbook software from the pure-play sports betting apps, while often developed in tandem with a third party, is coded as a native app on mobile.

 

A big problem in PA

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