Beside the Delaware River, in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, SugarHouse became the city’s first ever casino. Along with four others, it was awarded with a gaming license in December 2006 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and opened its doors to the public in September 2010. With its beautiful waterfront views, the casino draws in over two million visitors each year.
From the beginning, SugarHouse asked KGM to supply the seating and slot bases for the casino floor, with around 1,600 slot machines and close to 50 table games. Then in July of 2014, the casino began construction on an expansion, more than doubling its original size. This included a larger casino floor and the addition of new restaurants, amenities, and even a parking garage on the premises. The extension to the casino floor meant a need for more seating and slot bases as the floor itself grew from 51,000 square feet to 90,000 square feet. SugarHouse was so impressed with KGM’s work on the original section, that it hired them again to complete the expansion.
With the installation of the new seating and bases in late 2015, KGM updated the quality of their products. The slot bases were built with a fully accessible internal compartment used to place routers, switches, UPS power back-ups, as well as power and data access areas. They now included a wire grid top section that allows the slot machines to be quickly installed and bolted down. It also allows for easy transportation. The system eliminates the need for drilling or pre-punched holes into the bases, making it a much more efficient system for the updated casino.
SugarHouse continues to generate a large amount of revenue from gaming taxes each year that benefit the city of Philadelphia. They also employ over a thousand workers, offering residents in the area wonderful job opportunities. The casino continues to remain a favorite destination point of many locals and even for those making the journey for a relaxed day of gaming. With the help of KGM products that include custom seating options, the atmosphere remains visually appealing and provides ultimate comfort for all visitors.