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SugarHouse Casino Review

Sugarhouse Online Casino entered the New Jersey online gaming market in September 2016, a few years after regulated online casino wagering was legalized. Despite the relatively late entrance, they have quickly grown to become one of the largest online operators as a result of their operating excellence. Developing their own casino software specifically for the US market has enabled them to easily outpace the competition and take market share. Their meteoric success has been attributed to three things: innovative and generous promotions and loyalty, superior product offering and understanding of their customer.

The casino offers a generous first deposit bonus offering 100% cash match up to $250 with only a 1x wagering requirement. This is vastly different and more generous than other online casinos in the market which either have 10-30x wagering requirements or give the bonus back as a rebate.

Sugarhouse Online Casino is owned and operated by Rush Street which owns several casinos throughout the United States including the physical casino based in Philadelphia. In New Jersey, the company operates on the Golden Nugget Casino license, where Sugarhouse players can make deposits and withdrawals.

Since launch, Sugarhouse has worked hard, successfully expanding its game offering as well as delivering a customized experience that is unique to the New Jersey market. No matter what your game preference, you will find plenty here to keep you entertained. The generous deposit bonuses and innovative loyalty features such as the Bonus Bank and Bonus Store give you a reason to want to come back for more.

Game Play

Sugarhouse Casino has done a great job aggregating a broad range of games that appeal to all types of players.  Not only is the game library one of the largest in New Jersey, but it’s supported by an intuitive navigation design enabling players to reach those games with ease.  Their game library pools from 18 of the biggest names in casino game development including IGT, Bally, WMS, Konami and High5 and others. This is in addition to their own proprietary table games.

The lobby functionality is one of the best in the industry featuring filters and sorting mechanism as well as a minimum bets and mobile availability for each title – all within one view.  With the swoop of a mouse, additional information for each game is provided, giving players enough information to get a sense of what the game has to offer.

With a total over 560 total games to choose from, Sugarhouse’s navigational tools are very helpful in filtering and sorting through the huge collection.  You can either filter by Game Type (Slots, Table Games or My Recent, New Games etc.) and/or by Game Studio (IGT, Bally High5).  With over 500 slots alone, a secondary sort functionality is also helpful with view by (1)pay lines, (2) top historical win multiplier or (3) minimum bet to cover all lines of a slot machine. If you know slot name or game you want, there is also a simple search bar. Players can Favorite any game for quick access on their next return.

Over 500 Slots

Sugarhouse’s Slot library is one of its standout features. With a choice of over 500 titles, the Sugarhouse slot library includes a great mix of both the latest video slots and traditional classic titles, local Atlantic City favorites and many titles never seen on any casino floor.

Some of the most popular video slot titles available at Sugarhouse Online Casino include Lock it Link, White Orchid, Siberian Storm and Thundering Buffalo. Old school favorites include Wheel of Fortune, Triple Blazing 7’s and Davinci Diamonds.

Sorting by pay table lines shows the massive range of slot title range available. While most titles offer the popular 25-50 pay lines, there is still something here for all player preferences with plenty of 1, 5, 10 and 20 line slots.  For those who like a bit more excitement, the pay line range shoots all the way to 4,096 with WMS’ Ranging Rhino and Everi’s Great Tiger.

And the action doesn’t stop there with almost every game offering  tons of exciting bonus rounds and free spins.  It will be hard to find another casino with such a great variety.

Make that budget last simply sorting the Game Filter by ‘Min to Cover Bets’ and you will see that almost all games are less than 50¢ to cover all lines with only a few games above $1.00. Oddly, IGT’s Wishwood is a minimum whopping $20 minimum to cover all 20 lines.

If there is any criticism of Sugarhouse Casino slot offering, it would be the surprising lack of progressive slots of which there is currently only one, Divine Fortune.

Six Blackjack Variants

With six different variants to choose from, Sugarhouse Blackjack has pretty much got it covered. There is currently three different single-hand Atlantic City variants of blackjack including IGT’s Player’s Suite Blackjack which offers a clean single hand version at $200 limit per hand, NextGen (NYX) Atlantic City Blackjack Pro at $100 limit per hand and Rush Street’s exclusive Single Hand Blackjack offering 4 different min/max bet limits of $1,000 per hand.

Those who like a little more action should try the multi-hand version of the popular game, Sugarhouse offers two versions, one from Rush Street and exclusive to Sugarhouse, and the other from European game developer NetEnt. While the NetEnt version is solid, the Rush Street variant offers three exciting side bets (21+3, Lucky Luck and Luck Ladies) as well as much higher limits of $1,000 per hand versus NetEnt’s $500 per hand.

While all titles follow the popular Atlantic City format, there are several important differences with each variant that sizably changes the player edge.

  • Blackjack Payout: Rush Street’s Single Deck (hand) only pays out 6-5 on Blackjack while others payout the standard 3-2.
  • Decks: IGT, NetEnt and Rush Street’s Multi Hand uses standard 6 decks, Rush Street’s Single Deck (hand) uses 1 and NextGen unfortunately uses 8.
  • Surrender (returns half money before 1st play): Both Rush Street games and NextGen offer early surrender, while IGT and NetEnt does not.

The impact to player edge? NextGen offers the highest theoretical return to players at 99.69%, while Rush Street’s Single Deck is the worst with 98.74% theoretical. This is due to the poor 6-5 payout on blackjack.

Blackjack Xchange is a Slingo variant and somewhat not comparable. This single hand blackjack variant allows players to switch or exchange any card by buying or selling one of the two cards in their hand. The game claims to have a 99.68% return to player making the second highest in New Jersey.

Theoretical Return to Player for All Blackjack games

  • NextGen (Single-hand): 99.69%
  • Slingo (Single-hand): 99.68%
  • Rush Street (Multi-hand): 99.64%
  • NetEnt (Multi-hand): 99.59%
  • IGT (Single Hand): 99.54%
  • Rush Street (Single-hand): 98.75%

Roulette Games – With special Variants

Six different Roulette games plus two Live Roulette tables are available offering players an interesting mix of traditional and specialty variants. The six non-live Roulette games are split between four European (one zero) and two American Roulette tables (zero-double zero). IGT offers three of the games with standard European version, Double Spin American (touted as the world’s most popular specialty Roulette game) and popular 3-Wheel European roulette game (with a 1200x payout for hitting 3 zeros).

Ready to play like a Roulette Master? Then try the other three specialty variants on offer including NYX’s Roulette Master, NetEnt’s European Roulette Advance or NetEnt’s American specialty Roulette.  Each game offers players a wide range of popular specialty bets often used by many of the Roulette Masters who play the game with a player’s edge. Les Orphelins, Les Voisins due Zero, Serie 0/2/3 are just a few of the specialty bets offered on each of these games and players have option to play with an easy to use running track. Play like a Master with these entertaining versions of the game you thought you knew.

While not worthy of a criticism, given Sugarhouse’s focus on investing in so many games, we do wonder if they will add a variant of French Roulette any time soon.

Video Poker  – Plenty of Options

If you love Video Poker, it doesn’t get any better than Sugarhouse Casino! This casino is home to the real Video Poker lover. At first glance, the lobby displays what looks like 14 variants of the popular video card game which in theory would be a lot, but after further investigation, the number is a staggering 30 variants of video poker.

IGT dominates the Video Poker market with their popular titles always found on any casino floor and not surprisingly, they are all here at Sugarhouse. This includes the four most popular King Game titles (licensed by IGT) including Bonus Poker, Double Bonus Poker, Double Double Bonus Poker and Jacks or Better.

The Video Poker lobby also features two multi-hand variants of the IGT licensed games, Triple Play and Five Play Draw Poker. Both multi-hand titles each reveal 9 variants of the popular Draw Poker game including Jacks or Better, Double Bonus Poker, Deuces Wild etc., totaling 18 multi-hand Draw Poker games.

The casino hosts an additional 8 variants of Spin Games’ Video Poker. While not as recognizable as the IGT versions, it is one of the better ‘inspired’ copies of the game on the market.

If you like to test your skills at video poker, this is your new home.

New Live Dealer Casino

Sugarhouse Casino launched dealer table casino games in 2018. The games are provided by Evolution Gaming, one of the most professionally run and respected live dealer game developers in the industry. Sugarhouse Live Dealer tables include

  • Blackjack: Multiple 7-seat live dealer tables ranging with standard bet minimums of $5-$20 as well as exclusive hi-roller VIP tables. If tables are full, there is a popular ‘Bet Behind’ feature to make sure you can always get your action on at any table. Other features include the popular sidebets including 21+3 and Perfect Pairs.
  • Roulette: This 24/7 American Roulette game is offered with a live dealer at popular times of the day and an auto-wheel during out of hours times. Players have the option to play micro or standard stakes of $0.10 or $1.00.
  • Lightening Roulette: This high stake version of Roulette adds unique randomized betting features for extra chances to win including Lucky Numbers and Lucky Payouts. Minimum bet $5.
  • Baccarat: This newly improved version of the popular Asian table game offers unique added features such as Pairs side bets and a choice of viewable extra statistics modes. Table minimums are $1.00.
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em. This table game does a great job recreating the actual poker room experience right in your home. Minimum bet of $0.50.
  • Three Card Poker: Simulating the ability to beat the dealer with this popular casino table game. Minimum bet of $0.50.

Each of the tables are open from 11 am to 3 am, with the exception of the traditional Roulette table which is on auto-play 24/7. Evolution Gaming offers the highest quality live dealer product worldwide. Professionally trained dealers and croupiers are staffed at each table offering a real casino style experience including real time chat with fellow players and tip your dealers.

Fast-Paced Virtual Sports

If you like the thrill of fast paced events, then there is plenty to enjoy at Sugarhouse’s Virtual Sports games. Players can choose to wager on a variety of virtual sporting events including horseracing, greyhounds, soccer, motorcycles and cars. The games feature impressive graphics and audio bringing the events almost to life. Unlike their real life counterpart, these games take place every four minutes, 24 hours a day. Bets start at just $2.

Other Casino Games

Sugarhouse Online Casino offers a number of other popular casino style games that round out the player experience. Local favorite Slingo is offered in 8 variants including Slingo Extreme and Slingo Riches. There is also four themes of the popular Video Bingo, which is the most popular casino style game in South and Latin America. Let’s not forget two of the most popular casino table games Three Card Poker Let It Ride on offer.

Sportsbetting

In 2018, Sugarhouse Casino launched a top rated sportsbook offering wagers on wide range of sports. There are hundreds of betting options on each game starting with final score outcomes for spreads, moneyline and total points. Sugarhouse has one of the most in-depth betting menus with so many ways to bet on the game –  next play winner, half time score, next sack. Pretty much anything you can think of, its available for wager. Sports include all US favorites such as  football, basketball, baseball, hockey, etc. as well as international sporting events such as soccer, cricket and many more. The Casino offers some great promotions including sports betting jackpot parlay and Daily odds boost.

Promotions

Sugarhouse Casino offers a variety of promotions for both new and active players. All new players are offered a generous $250 Welcome Bonus. Daily Free Games and Weekly challenges are always on offer to keep you regularly coming back. Limited time offers are frequently advertised on Sugarhouse social media channels, so those interested in bonuses should be sure to follow the casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Welcome Package: 100% First Deposit Bonus Up To $250

With your first deposit of $10 more, qualify for the generous 100% free cash bonus of up to $250. You must use bonus code ‘SMART’ at the time of deposit. The catch here is that there is little catch. Just wager the bonus 1x  to be eligible to cash it out. The bonus must only be wagered on Slots, Live Dealer, Video Poker game or Sportsbetting.

This type of deposit bonus not found anywhere else in New Jersey. Competitor deposit bonuses  either require onerous wagering requirements of 10-30x or higher or offer it as a loss rebate. Sugarhouse is breaking the mold and doing none of that. Even if you win, you get the bonus at 1x wagering requirement, making this first deposit bonus the most generous in New Jersey.

All bonuses are placed in your Bonus Bank, giving you the option to activate it now or it for a later date (See Bonus Bank Below), but one big caveat is thatit will expire if not activated and played through 1x within 30 days of the bonus credited into the Bonus Bank, otherwise it will expire.

Refer A Friend

Spread the love and earn yourself some love back. For every friend you refer to Sugarhouse Casino, you receive a scratch card worth between $50 to $500 in free bonus money. Where other casinos cap you at $50 for a referral, at Sugarhouse this is just the minimum.  So, start spreading your love, and earn that chance to win more.

$250 Rush Rewards New Member – Spin to Win (In Casino Only)

All new members who sign up in person for the Rush Rewards program at Sugarhouse Philadelphia are automatically given the chance to spin a fortune wheel to win up to $250 in Same Day Free Play. Every spin is guaranteed to produce a win of between $5 and $250.

Bingo Bonus Games Offered Daily

Bingo players now have something to work for. This invite only bingo bonus reward will likely  pop up when you least expect it. Sugarhouse is the only place to play the popular 75-ball game online (other online casinos only offer UK 90-ball bingo). If you want to take part in this daily free bingo game, you will need to show some player loyalty. There are up to 20 free games taking place every day, so you have more ways to win. Bingo tickets are also available for redemption in the Bonus Store.

Loyalty Rewards & VIP

“Get ready to take your online experience to the next level!”

Sugarhouse a created a leading multi-faceted player reward program that caters to their players flexible needs. Proprietary features integrated into the iRush Rewards program such as the Bonus Bank, Bonus Store, Progress Bar and Bonus Money Meter sets the loyal program apart from its competition. The Bonus Bank allows players to defer bonus activation for a later date.

Sugarhouse Casino members are automatically enrolled into the iRush Rewards (iRRs)tiered loyalty program giving more cash and prizes the higher the Loyalty Level.   With each real money wager, you earn both Loyalty Level Points and Bonus Store Points.  Loyalty Level points increase with your tier level which unlocks even more rewards. Bonus Points are earned on real money game play and are redeemed in the Bonus Store.

Earning Loyalty Level Points (LP)

Level Points are earned through real money game play. Unlike many other casino loyalty programs, Sugarhouse Level Points are based on the return to player of each individual game, making it fair for everyone.

  • 94.0% RTP = 1 LP for   $4.17 wagered
  • 95.0% RTP = 1 LP for   $5.00 wagered
  • 97.5% RTP = 1 LP for $10.00 wagered
  • 99.0% RTP = 1 LP for $25.00 wagered

Level Points work on a 60 day rolling period. They stay for a 30 day period and then gradually decline over the following 30 days. Any decrease in points are replaced by new points recently earned which reflects the most up to date activity.

Levelling Up: Loyalty Level Point Requirements

Each of the following levels requires a minimum number of tier points:

TierPointsNew Tier Gift Example
140
Bonus store access
2160Free bingo bonus invite
3400Special casino offers
4760Weekly bingo invites
51,400Custom deposit limit assist
62,800Bingo prize multiplier 2x
75,200VIP manager, birthday gift, SH swag, 3x bingo,+ more
88,800Expedited withdrawals, 4x bingo
913,600Luxury VIP gifts, 5x bingo
1020,000VIP dinner, luxury trip, + more
11Invite OnlyUltra luxury VIP gifts and Ultra VIP treatment

With each level advancement, players are rewarded with amazing exclusive giveaways. At Level 7, the rewards really kick in with a dedicated VIP management, VIP gifts, swag bag and increasing bingo multiplier.  Keep climbing and see what’s in store!

Bonus Store

Unlike most loyalty redemption programs which just offer cash, iRush Rewards gives you options! You to pick what you want: Bonus Money, Scratchcards, Wheel Spin or Bingo. Each redemption gift is offered in multiple iRR Point (or Store Point) increments so you can purchase the prize that suits your needs. For example, Bonus Money redemption are in increments of 200 iRR, 400 iRR, 600 iRR, all the way to 20,000 iRR.

Higher Loyalty Levels unlock more redemption increments and entitle you to much bigger discounts. For example to redeem iRR points for Bonus Money, you receive 1.25¢ per point for any redemption up to Level 4. At Level 5, 20% discount kicks in, at Level 7 a 33% discount and Level 9 a 60% discount. So keep climbing to earn those sizable discounts!

Bonus Bank

Claim it, Bank it, Play it, Take it! The Bonus Bank is something totally exclusive to Sugarhouse Online Casino. The more you play, the more bonuses you receive. If you don’t want to play it right away, you now have the option to ‘Bank it’ for a rainy day, or when you return to New Jersey. This nifty feature puts the control back in your hands. You choose when you want to play and how much you want to play.

Don’t have time to play the whole amount? You choose the amount of money you want to activate each time by bonus by moving the slider on the Bonus Bank screen.

The Bonus Bank helps you manage all the active bonuses in your bank and which bonus you want to activate.

VIP

The Sugarhouse Online Casino VIP program is integrated into the iRush Rewards program catering to the higher tiers. Most VIP services kick in at Tier 7 with a dedicated VIP manager, VIP birthday gift, Sugarhouse Swag, exclusive Free and dinning offers plus a whole lot more. After Tier 7, more exclusive perks await including expedited withdrawals, Luxury accommodations in Philadelphia, Dedicated VIP Concierge and Ultra Luxury VIP gifts.

Banking

Sugarhouse Casino supports a wide range of deposit and withdrawal methods that should ensure everyone can fund their casino accounts with ease. We recommend using the Sugarhouse Play+ Prepaid card which is easy to sign up for right on the website. The Sugarhouse Play+ card is available to use wherever Discover is allowed, and all cash withdrawals work with any PULSE or NYCE network ATM.

PayPal and Online Banking (ACH) are also popular methods which offer both deposit and withdrawal. NOTE: Sugarhouse is moving away from eCheck (ACH)– so you will see it as a withdrawal method but not as a deposit method. They are moving all eCheck (ACH) players to Online Banking (ACH).

While Visa and MasterCard are typically the first option for most players, we recommend proceeding with caution. Most banks either don’t accept credit cards altogether or charge a heavy cash advance fee and interest rate for gaming transactions. Best to check with your bank before depositing with credit.

7-Eleven PayNearMe is a great alternative for players who frequent their local 7-Eleven often, like to pay with cash or don’t have a bank account. There is a maximum deposit threshold of $500.

For those who do not feel comfortable with sharing their electronic banking details or want to make a more sizeable deposit may want to use the Wire Transfer method. The only negative is that you will not have instantaneous access to play as the casino will send an email confirmation when the funds are received.

All deposit methods require a $10 minimum, with PayNearMe a $500 cap and Wire Transfer a cap of $50,000.

There is a similar range of withdrawal options available. The casino processes withdrawals in the order that they are received, and this usually takes less than 24 hours but it can take up to 72. You can withdraw using the SugarHouse Prepaid Card, which is instant, using Neteller, which can take up to one business day, using ACH/eCHeck, which takes between 3 and 5 business days, or using Check by Mail, which takes 10 to 14 business days.

Payment MethodDepositWithdrawal
Sugarhouse Prepaid (Play+) Yes Yes
Online Banking (ACH) Yes Yes
Visa YesNo
MasterCard YesNo
Discover YesNo
PayPal Yes Yes
Neteller Yes Yes
PayNearMe YesNo
Cash at Golden Nugget Cage Yes Yes
Wire Transfer YesNo
eCheck (ACH) No Yes
Check by Mail No Yes

Support

Sugarhouse offers a  solid customer support section inclusive of detailed FAQ, chat, email and telephone number. While the Help Center  does not offer the telephone number or email address, we found it at the bottom of some FAQ answers. Telephone  (855) 752 9101 and email address support@playsugarhouse.com.

If you need immediate help the live Chat Support can be reached every day from 9:30 am to 2 am and available through the Sugarhouse website or mobile app. The chat icon is easy to find at the bottom left of every webpage or mobile app. In addition, customer service reps are highly responsive and will always do their best to help with all queries

Is SugarHouse Casino a Smart Choice?

Despite being late to the market, Sugarhouse has been a true innovator in New Jersey. Their proprietary casino management software that they built for the US market has given them the tools and technology to truly create a unique offering that caters to their customers’ needs. The generous iRush Rewards program with its Bonus Bank feature not only rewards all players equally for their game play but also puts the control of the bonus back to the player. The $250 Cash Back Reward with a 1x wagering requirement is something you won’t find anywhere else.

The vast array of casino games, especially slots games demonstrates an unparalleled investment into the player experience. With over 500 slots to choose from there is something here for every slot player. The table and other game selection are very solid as well offering unique versions of the popular games including specialty roulette and 30 variants of video poker.  Virtual Sports, Slingo, Live Dealer and Sportsbetting round out the offering to pretty much to perfection. Our only room for improvement would be the addition of more progressive slots, followed by the addition of craps, non-live Baccarat and French Roulette.

The choice of seven deposit and withdrawal methods make playing on Sugarhouse virtually frictionless.  Is Sugarhouse Online Casino a SmartChoice? You bet!