Rivers Philadelphia (formerly SugarHouse Casino) is one of two properties owned by Rush Street Gaming in Pennsylvania; the other is Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.
Based in Philadelphia, SugarHouse Casino features more than 1,600 slot games, 50 table games, and a 28–table poker room that are on site.
In July 2019 SugarHouse became one of just three online casinos in Pennsylvania.
SugarHouse players can access PA.PlaySugarHouse.com on their iPhone browsers. There, they can access all the same games they can on their desktops. In order to gain browser access, users do need to download the geolocation app GeoGuard from the Apple app store. Once they sync up the app with the site, they can geolocate to PA Gaming Control Board (PGBC) standards and they are good to go.
SugarHouse Casino launched its online product, PlaySugarHouse, for New Jersey in 2016, which has proven to be an innovative operator with a robust loyalty program as well as game selection. We expect that the Pennsylvania version will mirror this existing site.
SugarHouse is licensed for the full suite of online real-money gaming in Pennsylvania. This includes slots, table games, poker, and sports betting.
The SugarHouse Casino platform
The PlaySugarHouse platform operates on in-house software from Rush Interactive. The existing New Jersey site is a robust platform that is notably interactive and social. With success in New Jersey, we can expect that Pennsylvania’s version will be very similar, though it launched with just a limited number of slot games.
SugarHouse casino bonuses and new player promos
The New Jersey version of PlaySugarHouse features hearty promotions and a loyalty program which are repeated in Pennsylvania.
SugarHouse awards gameplay with promotions including prize draws, deposit matches, and playbacks. The site offers free, daily bingo games for the chance to win bonus play too.
Players also can enjoy the benefits of the iRush rewards program where players earn bonuses and loyalty points based on their play.
The same offer PlaySugarHouse PA put out to its sports bettors is available to those looking to check out its online casino. If you sign up using our promo code 250MATCH, SugarHouse will 100% match your first deposit up to $250.
The playthrough for this bonus is a simple 1x. Take advantage of this generous offer if you can. Though be aware, if you already redeemed the offer when sports betting launched, you are not available to redeem it again.
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SugarHouse Casino’s banking
Banking for online casinos seems to be getting easier as credit card companies and payment processors relax their position on legal US online gambling sites. This allows sites to offer a variety of convenient payment methods with high success rates.
SugarHouse Casino may include:
- ACH (e-check)
- Cash at the SugarHouse Casino cage in Philadelphia
- Online banking transfers
- PayNearMe at area 7-Eleven convenience stores
- Prepaid SugarHouse-branded cards
- Wire transfer
Currently, PlaySugarHouse does not offer PayPal or Skrill. However, PayPal is becoming a more acceptable payment method in the industry and may be an option on the SugarHouse sites in the future.
SugarHouse Casino’s game offerings
SugarHouse will likely eventually host hundreds of slot games, but it launched with a scant 22 titles, all from NetEnt.
The current popular titles are:
- Butterly Staxx
- Fruit Spin
The New Jersey site offers more than 300 games from additional top studios such as NYX, IGT, and Konami. PlaySugarHouse in New Jersey hosts a ton of great games, which we will likely eventually see in Pennsylvania.
Some of these include:
- 88 Fortunes
- DaVinci Diamonds
- Divine Fortune (progressive jackpot)
- Foxin’ Wins
SugarHouse expected to host a wide variety of blackjack styles from single-deck, multi-hand, micro-stakes, and more. But that’s on hold for now.
Rush Street should also deliver its exclusive games including single-deck blackjack, and also a unique multi-deck game, where 25 percent of the shoe is dealt before shuffling.
PlaySugarHouse offers a live dealer blackjack game in New Jersey. With the popularity of live dealer, we could see this game in Pennsylvania as well.
There are currently three Roulette options on PlaySugarHouse:
- American roulette
- European roulette
- French roulette
European and French roulette each feature a single 0 on the wheel. The only difference between the two is the interface, which is a matter of personal preference. American roulette features a 00 on the wheel, which offers worse overall odds to players.
With the competition and potential push toward table games, it could bet that a Pennsylvania product would feature more variety. Most sites feature at least American- and European-style roulette games.
PlaySugarHouse in New Jersey has a partnership with Inspired Games and is one of the first operators to offer virtual sports including horse racing, motorcycle racing, dog racing and soccer. We can expect to see more of this in Pennsylvania.
Other games players can expect:
- Let It Ride
- Three-card poker
- Video bingo
PlaySugarHouse will also eventually feature a live dealer for several games, though not at first. SugarHouse Casino’s online poker options
While there is no poker to start with in Pennsylvania, using PlaySugarHouse as a template, we expect video poker games to eventually include:
- Bonus Poker
- Deuces Wild
- Double Bonus Poker
- Double Double Bonus Poker
- Jacks or Better
- Multi-hand video poker
SugarHouse’s online sports betting
Much like the casino, SugarHouse has a head start in online sportsbook as well. SugarHouse was one of the first online sportsbooks to open in New Jersey, and they opened a retail sportsbook earlier this year in Philadelphia.
The PA version of SugarHouse Sportsbook should mirror its New Jersey neighbor, which gives players a great preview of what to expect.
Kambi is partnered with SugarHouse for New Jersey and provides services for Pennsylvania as well. We can expect a Pennsylvania SugarHouse product as soon as the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) approves launch.
SugarHouse Casino’s loyalty program
As mentioned above, PlaySugarhouse rewards its players with the iRush rewards program. While it’s no guarantee the Pennsylvania site will be the same, it is a good indicator for what to expect.
The iRush rewards program is a tiered system based on play. This program gives players access to a bonus store, which allows players to use loyalty points to get prizes. It also gives players access to exclusive rewards including on-property perks and other special offers.
Help is on the way
If you are having trouble setting up an account, geolocating, or getting funds on the site, there are plenty of customer support avenues to choose from.
The PlaySugarHouse Help Center features an extensive FAQ, quick and responsive live chat representatives and an email support function with an easy to complete form to fill out with your questions and concerns.