SugarHouse Casino is owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming, which also owns and operates Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. SugarHouse is among the nine Pennsylvania casino license holders that applied for a $10 million PA online casino license to operate online slots, online table games, and online poker ahead of regulators’ July 2018 deadline.
It’s easy to see what a SugarHouse PA online casino will look like because Rush Street Gaming subsidiary Rush Street Interactive is already in the real-money online casino business in neighboring New Jersey, operating a site under the SugarHouse brand.
That site, PlaySugarHouse.com, launched in NJ in September 2016. The site has developed a reputation for its user-friendly proprietary software, uniquely structured bonuses, and a large game library. Additionally, sports betting launched on the site in August 2018.
PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook & Casino is now a fully integrated online casino and online sports betting site in NJ with plans to move into the PA market in 2019.
PlaySugarHouse online casino plans
There’s no need for SugarHouse to reinvent the wheel as it prepares to enter the PA online casino market. In fact, it need only follow the game plan that led to success for PlaySugarHouse in New Jersey.
After all, the SugarHouse-branded NJ online casino helped sites running under the Golden Nugget license to break revenue records on the way to becoming the top-grossing group of online casino sites in the state.
The site runs on Rush Street Interactive’s proprietary software and its PA offering will as well.
In NJ, it is now a fully integrated online casino and online sports betting site called PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook & Casino. However, it may take some time to before a fully integrated site is up and running in PA.
Regardless, that appears to be the direction SugarHouse is headed here as well with the SugarHuse retail sportsbook opening in PA in December 2018.
Signing up for PlaySugarHouse
Registration at PlaySugarHouse is as simple and easy as can be. In fact, its goal in PA will be to make the process just as streamlined.
It will take just a few minutes and require only some basic personal information before players can begin gambling online at SugarHouse in PA.
Bonuses and promos on PlaySugarHouse
New players who sign up at PlaySugarHouse in NJ using the promo code 250MATCH are entitled to a 100 percent match on deposits up to $250. However, in NJ it’s an online casino bonus that can be used at both the online casino and online sportsbook.
Players have 14 days to deposit and receive the bonus after signing up. Additionally, there is a wagering requirement, but its only one time. Plus, SugarHouse also allows players to bank the bonus to save it for a later date.
There’s no reason why PlaySugarHouse.com won’t launch in PA with a similar welcome bonus. However, Rush Street Interactive might find the online casino tax structure in PA so oppressive it needs to hold something back.
Deposits and withdrawals on PlaySugarHouse
PlaySugarHouse.com offers among the largest variety of deposit options in NJ. In fact, its aim will be a lead the field in this category in PA as well.
Yes, there are issues with online gambling transactions among several issuing banks, which means credit card and debit card transactions will be regularly declined.
However, PlaySugarHouse plans to offer players a large variety of alternative methods of deposit.
Additionally, players can expect PlaySugarHouse to accept the following deposit methods in PA:
- SugarHouse prepaid card
- Cash at the SugarHouse Casino cage in Philadelphia
- Online bill pay
- 7-Eleven PayNearMe
- Wire transfer
As it does in NJ, PlaySugarHouse should allow players in PA to withdraw money the same way they deposited it. Plus, they will offer a check by mail as an option as well.
PlaySugarHouse casino games
There are currently over 425 games on PlaySugarHouse in NJ. All the classic table games, slots, and video poker options are there. There’s little doubt a similar offering will migrate over to the PA site.
SugarHouse is a haven for online slot players in NJ, with close to 400 titles available. There’s no reason why it won’t be the same in PA.
The list in NJ includes all the classics and modern video slot titles one can imagine. Additionally, SugarHouse has a policy that the minimum wager required to cover all pay lines on its slots should never exceed $2.
Some of the most popular slots on PlaySugarHouse NJ include:
- DaVinci Diamonds
- Lobstermania 2
- Quick Hit Platinum
- Triple Red Hot 777
- Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme
There are also six video poker games available. All the IGT (Game King) classics are represented and should make the move with PlaySugarHouse PA.
Over in NJ, PlaySugarHouse only covers the basics for PA online blackjack. However, this does include a classic like IGT Blackjack and Blackjack Pro Atlantic City, which is not available on its mobile app.
Considering the popularity of blackjack in PA, PlaySugarHouse has some room to improve its blackjack offering. In fact, it may look at the move into PA as a way to get started on that.
PlaySugarHouse NJ is rare in that it actually offers more roulette titles than blackjack.
The site has more than the basics covered with titles including:
- Roulette (European)
- Double Bonus Spin Roulette
- 3 Wheel Roulette
- Roulette Master
These roulette games should appear on the PA site as well.
Other PlaySugarHouse casino games
Additionally, PlaySugarHouse offers a pair of alternative table games in NJ. Three Card Poker and Let it Ride will most likely be available in PA as well.
SugarHouse online poker
Rush Street Interactive isn’t in the NJ online poker business. However, it did apply for an online poker operator license in PA.
It is worth noting that SugarHouse Casino recently made a significant investment in live poker, adding branding from its Poker Night in America TV show to the live poker room.
How Rush Street will proceed into the PA online poker realm remains unclear. However, it does own a Poker Night in America free-to-play online poker app that suggests they’ve at least worked on proprietary online poker software enough to launch the app.
SugarHouse may want to use online poker for cross-promotional purposes to get people in its Poker Night in America room. Keeping things in-house may prevent SugarHouse from ever really competing with big online poker players like PokerStars and WSOP.com. However, it can certainly accomplish a few cross-promotional goals all on its own.
Based on what we’ve seen at PlaySugarHouse in New Jersey, expect it to be one of the more convenient online casino sites on the market. If the bonuses are any indication too, expect them to be reasonable and easy to clear.