Philly's Sugar House casino joins NJ internet betting market

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Friday, September 16, 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The owner of a Philadelphia casino that is one of Atlantic City's main competitors is the newest player in New Jersey's internet gambling market.

Rush Street Interactive, a unit of the company that owns Philadelphia's Sugar House casino, has won approval from New Jersey casino regulators to become the state's 20th legal online gambling site.

The site, Sugar House online casino, is partnered with Atlantic City's Golden Nugget, using its internet gambling license.

Players must physically be within New Jersey's borders when they gamble online.

Internet gambling has been one of the few bright spots in New Jersey's gambling market. For the first eight months of this year, internet gambling revenue is up more than 32 percent, to $128 million.