As luck would have it, SugarHouse Casino has undergone a massive expansion. The waterfront gaming house will unveil a new flexible entertainment space, 44 additional table games, 289 new slot machines and a 28-table poker room. On the culinary front, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House , the first of several new dining establishments, will treat guests to elegant white-tablecloth service or a quick bite at the handsome bar.
The casino is adding a multi-purpose event space with waterfront views, new restaurants, a parking garage, and a 30-table poker room. The new space will be added to the north side of the 1001 N. Delaware Ave. casino. The gaming floor will increase from about 50,000 square feet to 85,000 square feet. In addition to the poker tables, 30 additional table games and 400 additional slots will be added.
The permanent poker room will open with the rest of the addition in 2015. But this fall, Rivers Casino will open an interim, 24-table poker room “to meet Philly's high demand for poker,” a company statement says. The $2.9 million interim poker room is being built on the south side of the property facing the Ben Franklin Bridge so as not to interfere with work on the permanent expansion to the north. It will have food and beverage service and feature state-of-the-art tables that will move to the permanent space next year.