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Casino Celebrates German Culture with Oktoberfest Weekend

PHILADELPHIA—Oct. 3, 2013—SugarHouse Casino is paying tribute to Philadelphia’s German Americans by hosting its annual Oktoberfest next Saturday, Oct. 12. The casino will bring a taste of Germany to its guests with authentic German food and beers, plus live entertainment and outdoor games.

SugarHouse’s Refinery restaurant will be serving up the best in authentic German fare including bratwurst and knockwurst, German potato salad, Bavarian pretzels and more. In addition, nothing pairs better with great German food than a stein of German beer. Featured beers include favorites such as Leinenkugel, Warsteiner and Hofbrau. Guests can even order the 16 oz. drafts in a German souvenir cup for $4.50.

Beer samplings will also be available, along with educational tastings from beer guru Gary Monterosso, an award winning writer who appears regularly on the History Channel and local radio programs, and published the book, “Artisan Beer,” in 2011.

Throughout the day, there will be live music from DJ Naj, The Windjammers, The Benderz and more; and outside, guests can enjoy the fall weather along the casino’s Delaware Waterfront with games including foosball and Jenga.

For those who one day dream of experiencing the real Oktoberfest, guests will have the chance to win a trip to the 2014 Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany or $5,000 cash at 8 p.m. on Oct. 12. Guests playing with their Rush Rewards Card are eligible to win the seven-day trip, which includes three nights in Berlin and three nights in Prague, roundtrip airfare from Philadelphia and four-star hotel accommodations. Visit the Rush Rewards Center for promotion details.

“We love celebrating a cultural tradition like Oktoberfest, which is known for things that are Philly favorites – good food, good beer and a great time,” said Wendy Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino. “All Philadelphians, no matter their background, can appreciate this international celebration.”

Oktoberfest at SugarHouse will run from 2–8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. For more information on SugarHouse Casino and its Oktoberfest weekend, visit

SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philadelphia’s first casino, features 1,602 slots, up to 56 table games, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views, and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,100 people, and for three consecutive years has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Philadelphia Business Journal and a “Top Workplace” in the Philadelphia Inquirer for two years. For more information, visit

Leigh Whitaker
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