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Philly’s Casino Earns Third Consecutive Recognition in Annual Business Journal Ranking

PHILADELPHIA — Sept. 19, 2013 — For the third year in a row, SugarHouse’s more than 1,100 employees have voted the casino one of Philly’s “Best Places to Work” in the annual ranking published by the Philadelphia Business Journal (PBJ). For 2013, the casino earned the Silver recognition in the extra-large company category, for companies with more than 1,000 employees. The casino has taken home a top-three placement in this category all three years it has been ranked.

The 2013 announcement was made at a special event last night hosted by the PBJ, and more information about the rankings will be published in tomorrow’s edition of the publication.

The “Best Places to Work” program recognizes the top employers in the Delaware Valley, which are determined by scores given to the companies by their own employees through an anonymous survey. The questionnaires are administered by Quantum Workplace, an independent third-party surveying firm.

Once SugarHouse was nominated, a certain percentage of its team members, defined by Quantum Workplace, was required to complete the questionnaire, which asked members to rank the casino on several dozen questions relating to team effectiveness, trust with co-workers, alignment with goals and trust in senior leaders, as well as recognition and benefits.

SugarHouse opened in 2010, earning the Bronze recognition just one year later in 2011 — the first year it was eligible to be ranked — and earning the top spot of Gold in 2012.

“I am so grateful to our team for voting us as a ‘Best Place to Work’ in Philly for three straight years,” Wendy Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino, said. “We’re a top workplace thanks to their camaraderie, dedication and enthusiasm each and every day. Woo-hoo!”

In addition to the third straight recognition in the Philadelphia Business Journal, SugarHouse employees also voted the casino a “Top Workplace” in the ranking conducted by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News in 2012 and 2013.

To learn more about the “Best Places to Work” rankings, visit

SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philadelphia’s first 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 1,100 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

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