CHICAGO, ILL (CBS) — The Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia is starting up digital operations in New Jersey, offering gamblers in the Garden State yet another venue where they can play.
The majority owners of the Philadelphia casino struck a deal with Golden Nugget down the shore to share their online gaming permit within New Jersey. It’s running now at http://www.PlaySugarHouse.com.READ MORE: Brotherly Love: Northeast Philadelphia Man, Family Bringing Joy To Hundreds Of Children Through Bikes
“Sugar House in Philadelphia is closer to a lot of New Jersey residents than even the casinos in Atlantic City,” Greg Carlin, CEO at Chicago based Rush Street Gaming, told KYW Newsradio. “So really it’s a natural extension of our brand.”READ MORE: 3 Men Wanted For Stealing ATM From Convenience Store In Brewerytown, Philadelphia Police Say
But in order to do that, they had to open an office in Cherry Hill to comply with state law.
The usual rules apply here. “You can only play if you’re in New Jersey,” Carlin said. “There’s very sophisticated geo-location technology which, if you try to get on the site and play from anywhere outside of New Jersey, you’ll be denied.”MORE NEWS: Police: 2 Men Shot On Park Avenue In North Philadelphia
He adds that they’ll look into going online in Pennsylvania, once that state legalizes internet gaming.