Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino launched an online casino in New Jersey back in September, having seen great results within two months of operations.
Online casinos are few and far between when it comes to the United States. New Jersey is one of only two states in the US that offers online casino gaming. Operators of sites in New Jersey must be partnered with land based venues to be able to offer services. The latest online casino to launch in the state was by a Philadelphia based casino, the SugarHouse Casino. The company partnered with the Golden Nugget Atlantic City to offer online casino gaming via the PlaySugarHouse.com site.
Successful Months of Operation
The site launched back in September so it has been fully operation for two months now. October and November presented quality results by way of revenues with the site seeing many visitors during the first few months of operation. For October, the online casino helped the Golden Nugget to earn 25% share of online poker revenues in the state. This was a big gain as Party/Borgata and PokerStars/Resorts partnerships are hard to beat.
For November, the casino was even more successful. The Golden Nugget was able to push past the $4 million mark thanks to the operations of the SugarHouse online casino. It seems that players logged on even more frequently within the month of November to take part in casino and poker gaming.
How Is It Legal?
You may be wondering how the Philadelphia casino operator is able to offer online services in the state of New Jersey. Well, gambling laws in New Jersey are quite flexible. Operators who are located out of state have the option to partner with land based gaming venues who have a license for online gambling. This is how such companies as 888 Holdings and PokerStars are able to operate in New Jersey. Players are well aware of the Golden Nugget and their reputation which only serves SugarHouse well as players continue to log on to take part in gaming.
The online gaming site uses the software provided by NYX Gaming for the selection of casino games. The company has a strong reputation in the gaming industry and offers quality titles that players have come to enjoy. Cryptologic slots are provided by the company as NYX came to acquire the company in May of this year. The content from Cryptologic can be found during game play at the SugarHouse casino.
What Can You Play?
When you visit the PlaySugarHouse.com site, you will find a selection of 240 games. The games on offer include video poker, video slots and table games. Blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat can be found alongside a slew of slot gaming options. Players will find bonuses and promotions to help pad accounts as gaming is enjoyed.
On top of real money games, SugarHouse also offers free daily bingo games plus a spin game based on the style of Wheel of Fortune. A referral program is in place to help you earn rewards along with certain challenges such as leaderboard options for friendly competition.
The success of the online casino by an outside operator located in the United States is sure to spur other gaming operators to take notice and possibly consider getting in on the action themselves. We could see that many companies show an interest in offering online gaming after seeing the success of the SugarHouse.
For now, SugarHouse is giving other online casinos in New Jersey a little competition as players are logging on in solid numbers to take advantage of what the operator has to offer.