SugarHouse Casino breaks ground on $164 million expansion

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Today they broke ground on a $164 million expansion.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- SugarHouse Casino broke ground Tuesday on a $164 million expansion to its Delaware Riverfront property.

The expansion, slated to open in 2015, will boast Philadelphia's first 30-table poker room, a multi-purpose event space, new restaurants, and more parking.

The casino says the expansion will also add 500 new, permanent, full- and part-time jobs to Philadelphia. In addition, 1,600 construction jobs that will be created throughout the duration of the expansion.

Rendering of Frankford Avenue view of new expansion to SugarHouse Casino.

City officials and community leaders joined SugarHouse Casino executives this morning for the ceremonial groundbreaking.

The casino says it has vowed a $1 million annual contribution to the Penn Treaty Special Services District upon the expansion's completion.

Rendering of Delaware River view of new expansion to SugarHouse Casino.

In a statement released to the public, general manager Wendy Hamilton said, "We are thrilled to be one step closer to the bigger and better SugarHouse Casino ... Our guests and team have been waiting for this moment, and we're excited to say that it's finally here. Groundbreaking is a huge milestone for us."

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Rendering of new west entrance to SugarHouse Casino.
Casino level plan for new expansion to SugarHouse Casino.
Level 2 plan for new expansion to SugarHouse Casino.

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