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 on site.
It’s also the only casino to have an online product in New Jersey, giving SugarHouse Casino an undeniable advantage over the Pennsylvania online casino market.
SugarHouse Casino launched its online product, PlaySugarHouse, in 2016, it has proven to be an innovative operator in NJ with its robust loyalty program and game selection. Pennsylvania players should expect the PA version will mirror this existing site.
SugarHouse is already approved for the full license suite to operate online real-money gaming in Pennsylvania, which 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 stable platform that is notably interactive and social. With success in New Jersey, expect the Pennsylvania version to be similar.
SugarHouse Casino’s bonuses and promos
The New Jersey version of PlaySugarHouse features hearty promotions and a loyalty program.
SugarHouse rewards play with promotions including prize draws, deposit matches, and playbacks.
The site offers free daily bingo games for the chance to win bonus play. Players also enjoy the benefits of the iRush Rewards program where players earn bonuses and loyalty points based on their play.
Rewards for new players are a free spin upon successful registration, where they can win $10, $15 or $20 bonus money with a simple 1x wagering requirement.
Additionally, new players receive a 100 percent, first-deposit match worth up to $100.
This, of course, is speculation; SugarHouse could run a different bonus plan. Especially, when considering the difference in slot tax rates between Pennsylvania (54 percent) and New Jersey (17.5 percent).
Banking options at SugarHouse
Banking for online casinos has become easier as credit card companies and payment processors relax their position on legal US online gambling sites. This flexibility allows sites to offer a variety of convenient payment methods with high success rates. There is still a chance your card will be declined though.
SugarHouse Casino’s banking options may include:
- ACH (e-check)
- Cash at the SugarHouse Casino cage in Philadelphia
- Online banking transfers
- PayNearMe at 7-Eleven locations
- Prepaid SugarHouse-branded cards
- Wire transfer
Currently, PlaySugarHouse does not offer PayPal or Skrill. However, PayPal is becoming more accepted in the industry as an easy and secure payment method and may be featured on SugarHouse sites in the future.
SugarHouse Casino’s game offerings
Despite the aforementioned online slot tax, SugarHouse will likely host hundreds of slots. The New Jersey site offers more than 300 games from top studios including NYX, IGT, NetEnt, and Konami.
SugarHouse is bound to host a wide variety of blackjack styles from single-deck, multi-hand, micro stakes and more. Rush Street should also deliver its exclusive games, which includes single-deck blackjack, and a unique multi-deck game where 25 percent of the shoe is dealt before shuffling.
We can expect several forms of roulette including American and European. There may also be a few alternative styles like Three-Wheel Roulette and Double Bonus Spin.
PlaySugarHouse, in New Jersey, has a partnership with Inspired Games, which is one of the first operators to offer virtual sports, including:
- Dog racing
- Horse racing
- Motorcycle racing
We can expect to see more of this in Pennsylvania.
Other games players can expect:
- Three-card poker
- Let it Ride
- Video bingo
PlaySugarHouse also features a live dealer for several games. With the popularity of live dealer in New Jersey, we can expect to see this in Pennsylvania as well.
SugarHouse Casino’s online poker
Using PlaySugarHouse as a template, we can expect video poker games including:
- Bonus poker
- Double Bonus poker
- Double Double Bonus poker
- Deuces Wild
- Jacks or better
- Multi-hand video poker
SugarHouse Casino’s loyalty program
As mentioned above, PlaySugarHouse rewards its players with the iRush Rewards program.
Though, 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. In fact, it also gives players access to special rewards like on-property perks and other special offers.