Rivers Casino Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
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Overall Video Poker
2.0 Stars
Low Limit VP
2.0 Stars (1 rating)
Player's Club / Comps
4.0 Stars (1 rating)
Medium Limit VP
3.0 Stars (1 rating)
Restaurants
2.0 Stars (1 rating)
High Limit VP
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2012-06-22
Rivers Casino Philadelphia
Squeezing the Locals
2 Stars Overall Video Poker [More...]

If I were to own a casino, this would be the one. On the other side of the coin as a player however, much is left to be desired. First off, this is very much a local's casino with familiar faces showing up like clockworks. They all dress up in their Sugar House t-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets - like workers in uniforms ready for duty. Sugar House baits them with frequent but cheesy free gifts such as soap dispenser. Parking is free and never an issue. The so-called 'Sugar Express' shuttle is really a free tour bus of the City that takes many ridiculous circles before finally reaching the Casino; all the while you are sitting on hard wood park bench dazed and confused. You really should take a quick taxi ride instead. The machines are tightly packed and on a busy night, the smoke permeates through out the floor. The sandwiches are fine for a quick snack, I recommend the pork with a little oil. You should venture back to Center City for a proper meal. The bathrooms are clean always, much to their credit. The Professionals are friendly enough but you should sit near the center of the floor if you want to be served a cocktail. Note that the cocktail cup is tiny so you are better off asking for a bottle of beer, I recommend the Heineken and Corona. Lastly as I stated, this is very much a casino for the locals and entertainments is a reflection of that business model so you should come see Jerry Blavat and dance the night away! As reported on a weekly basis on http://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/ Sugar House is usually the tightest slot machines payout in the State. And along with Parx, two casino with the highest revenue on a per machine basis, as reported in "PENNSYLVANIA GAMING CONTROL BOARD ANNUAL REPORT 2010-2011 under 'Taxable Slot Wins Per Day'. Although the VP numbers are not broken down separately, there are only three IGT Game King machines offering 8-6 JOB on 25¢ coin, most others are either short-pay 8-5 or even less. There are a few 5¢ VP machines but they are all short-pay. I will leave you with these final thoughts. Parx is a much nicer casino North just outside of Philly, it is basically a smaller version of Borgata. However Borgata offers many full-pay JOB on 25¢ coin, all the IGT Game Kings at Parx are short-pay for 25¢ coin JOB. But for those of you who enjoys thoroughbred racing, the admission is free. Harrah's Philadelphia Casino is South at Chester in the middle of industrial waste land but it has all the charm of AC Bally, if you like good-but-cheap buffet and free meals for premium members at the Diamond Club. There are many 8-5 JOB on IGT Game King machines in both smoking and non-smoking areas. This racino is also admission free. Plus free soda for everyone. All three casinos provides ample free parking.

Low Limit VP
2 Stars
Player's Club / Comps
4 Stars
Medium Limit VP
3 Stars
Restaurants
2 Stars
High Limit VP
3 Stars
Lodging
1 Star
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