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Philly’s Casino Kicks-off Summer with Weekend of Fireworks and a Free Riverfront Concert

PHILADELPHIA — May 23, 2012 — SugarHouse Casino is opening the summer season with a four-day weekend of festivities. The casino is celebrating Memorial Day Weekend by giving away more than $150,000 in prizes, and hosting a live waterfront concert, a fireworks show and seafood fest. The weekend events start on Friday, May 25, and run through Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

“Celebrating Memorial Day Weekend at SugarHouse is the perfect way to start off the summer season,” said Wendy Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino. “We’re offering guests everything they could want in a holiday weekend—food, fun, entertainment and prizes.”

Free Live Music and Fireworks – Saturday, May 26

The weekend’s main event will be on Saturday, May 26 along The Waterfront, the casino’s riverfront deck that overlooks the Ben Franklin Bridge. SugarHouse is providing live entertainment starting at 6 p.m. with the lineup including:

–       6—7 p.m.: Live DJ

–       7—8 p.m.: 52nd Street (Billy Joel tribute)

–       8—8:30 p.m.: Live DJ

–       8:30—10 p.m.: Captain Fantastic (Elton John tribute), a performance that involves fun costumes and a special effects piano that uses mirrors, laser lights and a fog machine, all aimed at providing the audience with a spectacular musical experience.

At 10 p.m., the casino will light up the sky with a fireworks display over the Delaware River. The fireworks can be viewed from the casino’s riverfront walking path, which is open to the public, but guests must be 21 to enter the casino and watch from The Waterfront deck.

Throughout both the live performances and the fireworks show, SugarHouse will offer concessions along the riverfront path including snow cones, root beer floats, barbecue sweet corn, turkey legs and more.


Money Grab and Prizes – Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28

Starting on Friday, May 25, and continuing through Sunday, May 27, one guest will be chosen every hour from noon to 9 p.m. to enter SugarHouse’s Money Grab machine to win a share of $100,000 cash. Guests will step into a clear box with air that circulates paper money around for them to grab.

On Memorial Day, SugarHouse will be giving away its weekend grand prizes including up to $10,000 cash or a 2012 Yamaha AR20 Speed Boat. On Monday, May 28, drawings will take place every hour from 4 p.m. until the boat grand prize is drawn at 8 p.m.

Seafood Fest – Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28

SugarHouse’s Refinery restaurant will host a summer seafood fest throughout the weekend, which includes one-pound lobsters, popcorn shrimp, fried clams, beer battered tilapia, chicken scampi and more for just $21.95.

For more information about SugarHouse’s Memorial Day weekend festivities, visit


SugarHouse Casino was named one of 2011’s “Best Places to Work” by the Philadelphia Business Journal and one of 2012’s “Top Workplaces” by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philadelphia’s first and only casino, features 1,602 slots, up to 54 table games, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,000 people. For more information, visit