The SugarHouse Casino is a Philadelphia-based casino — the only one physically located in Philadelphia — and patrons a selection of over 2,000 slot machines, 50 table games and a 28 table poker room. Built near the Delaware River, the casino is also a destination for dining as well as entertainment that perform at the casino’s Event Center.
Online, the casino is powered by Rush Street Interactive software, where the company has already successfully operated in New Jersey on Playsugarhouse.com.
The SugarHouse Casino in PA has been approved to offer online gambling (poker, slots, and table games) and will launch either in late 2018 or early 2019. In addition, SugarHouse has been greenlighted to offer sportsbetting — through a physical sportsbook for now — which could launch as soon as December 2018.
|SugarHouse Casino - In Brief|
|Owner||Rush Street Interactive|
|Games||2000 slots, 50 table games, 28 poker tables|
|Online Casino||Approved, launch TBA|
|Online Poker Room||Approved, launch TBA|
|Sportsbetting||Approved, launch TBA|
SugarHouse Casino: located in Philadelphia proper
Like all of Pennsylvania’s casinos, the facility is heavily focused on slot machines with over 2,000 units on the floor. Players can play a mix of games from Thunder Cash, Grand Dragon, Dollar Stream, BAM! and Gold Bar 7s Slots. Video poker players can enjoy titles including Ultimate X Poker, Hot Roll Poker and Spin Poker. Sit down at a machine to play penny slots or much higher denominations. The casino frequently adds new games to cater to player’s ever-evolving tasts.
On the table game front, SugarHouse offers players an impressive selection of game types. We count 19 unique table games in the SugarHouse Casino including popular favorites such as craps, blackjack, 3 card poker and roulette. More obscure games such as Criss Cross Poker, Sic Bo and Mississippi Stud Poker are great games to try if you are looking for something a bit different. SugarHouse has also recently introduced what they are calling the “future of table games” — E-Play table games. These games are a mix of electronic betting and live dealers and are available for blackjack, roulette and baccarat.
The SugarHouse Casino poker room is a 28-table “Poker Night in America” room, where poker is occasionally streamed or televised on the popular PNIA show. The room itself features a variety of game selection that includes Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo and variations of 7 Card Stud. While in the poker room, take advantage of a large progressive bad beat jackpot or frequent high hand giveaways that award up to $600 per hour. The poker room also features small buy-in tournaments at least four days out of the week.
SugarHouse dining options
When it comes time to take a break from the games, or even if it’s your primary reason for visiting the SugarHouse Casino, you can enjoy a variety of dining options during your stay:
Hugo’s Frog Bar and Chop House: Classic steakhouse, mixing casual and upscale
Fishtown Hops: Craft bears, American food, entertainment along the waterfront
Tacconelli’s Pizzeria: Authentic brick-oven pizza
Geno’s Steaks: Classic Philly cheesesteaks, hoagies and sandwiches
Saxby’s Coffee: Coffee, tea, fro-yo and smoothies
Revolution Grill: Casual grill featuring sandwiches and pasta
Mian: Fast authentic Asian food
Lucky Red: Watch your favorite teams at this sports bar
Rush Rewards Player’s Club
When playing at the SugarHouse Casino, make sure to get yourself a Rush Rewards Player’s Card. While playing the games you will be able to accumulate points towards a variety of perks including free play, dining benefits, lodging benefits and much more.
The Rush Rewards program, unfortunately, does not tell us the number of points required to qualify for a particular level, but we do know that a status level is determined based on your play over a six month period. By the way, points are earned at a rate of 1 for every $5 in coin-in at slot machines with points at table games based on the amount you play as well as how much you are wagering.
Like most VIP programs, the higher your status level, the better the perks. All players are eligible for free play, food offers and access to exclusive promotions. As you move up in levels, you will get access to some impressive benefits including a complimentary cruise, complimentary rooms and some “priority” perks. Check out a full list of perks below:
A SugarHouse Rush Rewards program will likely come to the online casino as well under the iRush Rewards Loyalty Program, which has been launched in New Jersey.
A Look at the SugarHouse Online Casino
The SugarHouse online casino is poised to be a force when online gambling is launched in PA. The casino has been approved to offer a variety of forms of online gambling including online poker, online table games and online slots. SugarHouse has also been approved to offer sportsbetting, which also likely expand online sometime in 2019.
SugarHouse has one advantage in offering online gambling in PA. They have recently launched an online casino and online sportsbook in neighboring New Jersey under playsugarhouse.com. Prospective PA players can go there now and get a good idea of what the offering will look like when they go live in Pennsylvania.
PlaySugarHouse will offer a suite of online gambling products that include slot games, progressive games, virtual sports betting, blackjack, video poker and slingo. But these are just a few of the different types of games that players will be able to play at PlaySugarHouse. The online sportsbook is also integrated into SugarHouse NJ and will likely eventually be a bit part of the online gaming site in PA.
We don’t yet know the specific date that the SugarHouse casino will go live in the state but we would expect that it will happen sometime in early 2019 when the Parx online casino and Mount Airy online casino launch.
Our bet is that when the PA SugarHouse online casino does go live it will be among the premier sites to gambling online in PA.
SugarHouse PA Online Casino frequently asked questions
With the SugarHouse online casino and poker room not yet launched, there many questions that you may have about what the SugarHouse casino will be like. Below we attempt to answer some of those questions.
What games will the online casino offer?
The SugarHouse casino applied and has been approved to offer a suite of online gambling products that include online poker, online table games and online slots. The SugarHouse online casino will likely offer a product that is quite similar to what SugarHouse NJ offers today. The software of SugarHouse, just as it is in New Jersey, will be compromised of a variety of games including dozens of slots and video poker under the slots license. The table game license will allow the casino to offer popular favorites such as blackjack, roulette and bingo as well as some more obscure games.
Although SugarHouse does not have an online poker room in New Jersey, the casino has been approved for a license in Pennsylvania with expectations that Rush Street Interactive will create the software for online poker as well.
SugarHouse also offers an online sportsbook in New Jersey. SugarHouse has been approved for sportsbetting in PA and will likely launch in late 2018. An online sportsbook will likely be coming to the SugarHouse sometime in 2019.
Who will be able to play?
You must be at least 21 years of age or older in order to participate in online gambling in the state of Pennsylvania. Players must also be located in the state at the time while they are playing. This means if you are a Pennsylvania and you leave the state, you will not be able to play. Conversely, if you enter the state as a visitor, you will be able to play the SugarHouse online poker and casino while you are in Pennsylvania. Geolocation and identity checks are implemented to ensure compliance.
Where will players be allowed to play?
Once registered, Pennsylvania players playing at the SugarHouse online casino and poker room will be able to play from anywhere in the state. The one exception is a curious one — casinos themselves.
How will players be able to play?
Pennsylvanians will be able to play at the SugarHouse Casino in PA on a computer, laptop on a phone or tablet. Players will be able to play through a web browser on all platforms and likely through the SugarHouse Casino app on mobile devices soon after launch.
Will a SugarHouse Online Casino Bonus and promo code be available?
We think so. The bonus offered in New Jersey is a 100% up to $250 match and we anticipate that the SugarHouse PA casino bonus will be quite similar once they start offering games. A SugarHouse PA promo code will be revealed once the bonus has been announced.
When will games be available at the SugarHouse online casino?
SugarHouse Casino was one of the first PA casinos to apply for online gambling and has been subsequently approved. SugarHouse did not enter New Jersey until nearly five years after the market opened up. SugarHouse will offer online games much sooner in Pennsylvania with a launch likely sometime in early 2019. Since SugarHouse has not yet offered online poker in any state, players may have to wait a bit longer to play poker.
While you wait for online gambling at the SugarHouse casino, there is some real money play available elsewhere in PA. The PA online lottery was launched in May of 2018 and currently features over two dozen games. New players can even take part in a free $5 no deposit bonus to try out the games.