SugarHouse Casino Opens The Doors To A Big Crowd

September 24th, 2010 – Written By Bonnie

The Delaware riverfront was the place to be on Tuesday as patrons gathered for the opening of the first and only casino in Philadelphia, the SugarHouse Casino. There are now ten land casinos in the state of Pennsylvania. At 1:00 pm, almost 700 eager gamblers waited for the ribbon ceremony to get underway and the official opening of the casino, which happened at approximately 1:30 pm. Some were so excited to see what SugarHouse Casino has to offer that they wanted to make sure they were first in line by pitching a tent in front of the door the night before. There was talk of the casino awarding some of the first players in the door a $500 casino bonus to be used on any of the card games.

Like most new casinos ready to open for the first time, there was no doubt that the traffic would be up and down throughout the day. The new gambling facility came with a low price tag of $385 million. The 45,000 sq. foot gambling site features 1602 slot machines and 40 of gaming tables. It wasn’t long before the VIP players, politicians, and investors got in on the action with the VIP event at SugarHouse Casino.

It was not just those excited about the opening of the casino that were there to get in on the action, several protesters from local areas showed up to voice their opinion on the opening of the new gambling facility. For more than four years preceding the opening of SugarHouse, neighborhood protests and legal battles held up the opening process. Gambling has grown in popularity not just by the people that enjoy that form of entertainment, but also those who are against legalizing gambling.

Why law makers fight back and forth and hold up the process of the development of new land casinos, players are finding other ways to enjoy gambling through online casinos. The games found at online casinos are the same casino games found in a land casino and players are finding the efforts just as rewarding.

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