SugarHouse online casino in New Jersey has launched a new alternative payment system. One that promises to make it easier for players using credit and debit cards to get money online.
SugarHouse remains the only Pennsylvania-based casino to operate a real-money online casino. However, that will soon change with the enacting of the new online gambling legislation signed into law last October. The licensing and regulatory process for Bis ongoing. The first online gambling sites will likely open up by the end of the year.
In the meantime, SugarHouse operates in the New Jersey online gambling market under the Golden Nugget internet gambling license.
NJ credit and debit card issues
There have been persistent problems with credit and debit card deposits since New Jersey launched legal and regulated online gambling in 2013. Transaction often fail or card issuers and banks reject them. Many financial institutions are still following outdated procedures in line with federal laws making it illegal for them to process transactions for offshore online gambling sites.
To remedy the situation, SugarHouse has now cut a deal with prepaid credit card and payment processing company Wyrz. It includes a workaround allowing credit and debit card transactions on the site without all the hiccups.
SugarHouse players are still welcome to try and deposit using their credit or debit card. However, if the transaction is rejected or fails, players will be redirected to purchase a Wyrz prepaid Visa card. There are no additional fees or charges and the card can be used to deposit funds into a player’s PlaySugarHouse.com account.
Improving the SugarHouse customer experience
President of PlaySugarHouse operate Rush Street Interactive Richard Schwartz says he is thrilled to offer players debit and credit card transactions with more consistency:
“We’re excited that more of our players can now reliably use their preferred payment methods, debit and credit cards, to fund their online casino accounts at PlaySugarHouse.com. Our collaboration with Wyrz to introduce this new and exciting payment method to the US market is the latest example of PlaySugarHouse.com continuing to lead the way in New Jersey with new games and payment methods for our players’ enjoyment.”
Wyrz CEO Justin Lunny says he is excited to be launching in the US. Particularly since Wyrz’ previous experience in online gambling is limited to the European market:
“We’re delighted to have formally launched Wyrz in the US with Rush Street’s PlaySugarHouse.com. Rush Street is a perfect partner for us with their continued focus and commitment to innovation and the player experience. Wyrz will further enhance player satisfaction, helping remove friction from the account funding process which at present can be frustrating.”
The PlaySugarHouse site hosts more than 400 slots. Plus, it boasts a wide range of online table games, several of which are exclusive to the site.
The site features a number of competitive player promotions. Plus, it offers player-friendly wagering requirements of only one time on bonuses and rewards.
Additionally, its iRush Rewards player loyalty program offers players rewards and benefits redeemable online or live at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia.