Thanks to its parent company, Rivers is not flying blind when it comes to real-money online casinos. Rush Street Interactive launched PlaySugarHouse as a New Jersey online gambling site operating under Golden Nugget’s NJ online casino license in 2016. The client uses proprietary Rush Street software, which would presumably be available for Rivers to use in Pennsylvania.
Several Rivers customers mightbe familiar with the platform too, as PlaySugarHouse also has a free-to-play platform for people not located in New Jersey,
Rivers Casino online casino platform
Assuming both Rivers and SugarHouse can share a platform, it seems reasonable to believe both will use a platform similar to the existing version. With that in mind, glancing at the NJ review of PlaySugarHouse will give you an in-depth look at what to expect from Rivers. Here are some major points about the software, including what kind of games to expect.
Browser and mobile-based play
Like most online casino sites, PlaySugarHouse is a browser-based online casino. This means all players need to do to get going at the virtual tables or slots is sign up for an account. Given that this is the industry standard, expect something similar from Rivers.
It is worth drawing attention to the ID verification process that takes place in regulated markets. The site will need to verify both your age and that you are geographically within PA state lines.
That process does not change from computer to computer though. So, the browser-based platform gives players the ease to switch from computer to computer without any hiccups.
The PlaySugarHouse features over 300 slot titles and a range of popular table games. There are also mobile apps on both iOS and Android.
Games at Rivers online casino
Rivers online video poker
SugarHouse has an existing partnership with IGT, a top gaming software provider. That means, when it comes to video poker, a PA version of the client branded with the Rivers name would likely offer the same GameKing suite of games. That would include:
- Jacks or Better
- Bonus Poker
- Double Bonus Poker
- Double Double Bonus Poker
- Triple Play Draw Poker
- Five Play Draw Poker
Blackjack at Rivers online casino
The video poker options may be plentiful. but when it comes to Blackjack, the pickings are slimmer on the NJ site. There are two variants. One is the straightforward version of the game. The other is called Blackjack Pro Atlantic City.
It is important to point out the NJ and PA versions of the Rush Street product may not be exactly the same. For example, in brick and ortar casinos, the PA regulations are significantly more stringent than markets like Nevada or New Jersey.
Rivers online casino slots
As mentioned previously, there are over 300 slot titles under the PlaySugarHouse banner from a long list of software providers. The companies Rush Street work with to license titles is truly impressive:
- High 5 Games
Other games at Rivers online casino
There are a few other table games to choose from at PlaySugarHouse. Those are:
- Let It Ride
- Three Card Poker
Given the lower tax rate for table games compared to slots in Pennsylvania, there is a reason to be optimistic that a Rivers online casino client would see the value in introducing other table games.
Rivers online casino rewards program
Currently, there is a VIP program that is unique to PlaySugarHouse in NJ. The rewards have no connection to Rush Street’s brick and mortar properties though.
It is unusual to not see overlap between live and online casino rewards though. So, if Rush Street launches Rivers and SugarHouse online casinos, in order to keep up with the competition, it would at least consider tying the two together.
Banking options at Rivers online casino
A Rivers online gambling site should be ready to accept:
- Prepaid Cards
- Electronic checks
- Bank wire
- Cash at the cage of both Rivers and SugarHouse
Players should be able to receive payouts from Rivers online casino the same way they make deposits. This is likely to include electronic checks, wire transfers, traditional checks, Neteller, PayPal, and cash payouts at the casino cage.
Rivers online casino customer service
When it comes to customer support, the PlaySugarHouse product offers the following options:
- Email 24/7
- Toll-free phone number
- Live chat from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m.
- Extensive FAQ