Just a couple weeks ago (May 31, 2019), PlaySugarHouse PA launched and became Pennsylvania’s first online/mobile sportsbook. Taking sports bets online is an important first step for SugarHouse Casino into mobile gaming but another big step comes next month (July 15) when PlaySugarHouse will expand its online gaming options to include casino games like slots, video poker, blackjack, roulette, and others.
Coordinated with this dual-timed launch, PlaySugarHouse is reaching out to potential customers by offering a sweet sign-up and initial deposit bonus. Along with that, playsugarhouse.com players will be rewarded with the same great online player rewards program that online gamblers in New Jersey have been enjoying, the iRush Rewards Program.
Use code “PA250” when signing up and depositing for a big bonus!
New players interested in exploring playsugarhouse.com should be aware of an exciting bonus available. Right now the site will match your initial deposit 100% up to $250 (as long as you deposit at least $10). Perhaps even more attractive, this bonus is earned after “playing through” the deposit just once (1x), as opposed to some other online casino bonuses which must be played through 2x, 5x, or sometimes even 10x before actualizing the bonus.
As an example, a player seeking to maximize the leverage of this bonus would sign-up on playsugarhouse.com and deposit $250 into their account – remembering to use bonus code “PA250”. Then the player need only make a wager (or wagers) totaling $250. Win, lose, or draw, after making those bets, the site will then credit their account with an additional $250.
It’s a very nice introductory offer. Any Pennsylvanian’s interested in betting sports online (and online gaming in general starting next month) shouldn’t overlook it.
iRush rewards – earn them online and get live rewards.
The reward program at the PlaySugarHouse online casino is called iRush Rewards. It is largely based on the Rush Rewards program that can be found at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. With this system, players earn rewards online that can be used online (free play etc) but also have access to some perks and benefits available live and in person at SugarHouse Casino retail establishment.
As they play, playsugarhouse.com members earn two types of points that are earned simultaneously: Loyalty Level points, and Bonus Store points.
Loyalty Level points server to advance a player across the iRush Reward system’s 11-tier reward system. As players increase their loyalty level, they earn higher levels, types, and amounts of rewards.
Bonus Store points are earned the same way as Loyalty Level points but operate differently. These can be used in the PlaySugarHouse Bonus Store to purchase various bonus money rewards. More on this below.
How loyalty level points and bonus store points are earned
In some ways, the iRush Rewards program it’s very simple. In other ways it’s complicated.
For example of simplicity: Loyalty Level points and Bonus Store points are earned at the same time and in the same way as players gamble.
For an example of more complexity, the program scales the way points are earned to reward their players in a way that’s commensurate with their style of play. This system is designed to be more fair and generous – rewarding players in a way that matches the amount AND type of game they prefer to gamble at.
Here’s how it works:
Earning iRush Rewards points on casino games
For the online casino games (slots, video poker, blackjack, roulette, etc) at PlaySugarHouse, they scale the amount of dollars wagered required to earn one point based on the return-to-player (RTP) associated with the game being played. The lower the RTP, the more quickly points are earned (and vice versa).
As seasoned gamblers know, each casino game offers a slightly different house edge (and corresponding RTP). PlaySugarHouse has built this fact into their rewards program, making it fair and generous for all their players, no matter what game(s) they prefer.
Here’s a chart showing how much must be wagered to earn one point based on the RTP of the game being played:
|Casino Game's RTP||Amount wagered to earn 1 point|
Earning points on sports bets
Earning points betting sports at PlaySugarHouse is much less complicated, at least for straight bets. On these, players earn one point for every straight $10 sports bet they make.
Things get more interesting (and rewards increase) when parlays are considered. On parlay bets, players begin getting awarded points at a better rate as they add more bets to their parlay ticket. As they add individual bets to their tickets, parlay bettors increase the rate at which they earn points until they eventually reach parity. For parlays of 10 to 12 bets, players receive one point for every $1 wagered.
Here’s a breakdown of how many dollars wagered results in one point earned as the number of bets per parlay increases:
|# of bets included in the parlay||Amount wagered to earn one Loyalty Point|
|1 (a straight bet)||$10|
iRush Rewards’ 11-tier system
The iRush Rewards system at playsugarhouse.com uses eleven levels to more accurately target player rewards to the amount of action given by the player. Players advance up through the tiers as they earn more points.
Here’s how many points are required to reach each level:
- first level: 40 points
- Second level: 160 points
- Third level: 400 points
- Fourth level: 760 points
- Fifth level: 1,400 points
- Sixth level: 2,800 points
- Seventh level: 5,200 points
- Eighth level: 8,800 points
- Ninth level: 13,600 points
- Tenth level: 20,000 points
- Elite level: By invitation only
In the iRush Rewards system, a 60-day rolling period is used to determine a player’s level status.
The playsugarhouse.com site makes it easy for players to see their Loyalty Level and track their progress through the tiers. To do so, players can click on the “My Rewards” tab or just look at the meter topping the “My Account” page. Tier level changes are updated daily.
Perks and benefits associated with the various levels
Remember, at PlaySugarHouse players are always earning Bonus Store points as they earn the Loyalty Level points that allow them to advance in the system. More about the Bonus Store and the Bonus Bank below.
Players achieving the seventh, eighth, and ninth tiers also enjoy these benefits:
- A dedicated VIP manager
- Offers from an exclusive VIP promotional calendar
- VIP birthday gifts
- Access to the VIP lounge at SugarHouse Casino
- Exclusive PlaySugarHouse swag
- Exclusive free play and dining offers at SugarHouse Casino
- Invitations to VIP events (levels 8 – Elite)
- Expedited withdrawals (levels 8-Elite)
- Luxury VIP gifts (levels 9-Elite)
Players achieving Level 10 also receive the following rewards:
- Lifetime custom VIP avatar
- VIP “thank you” dinner
- Luxury accomodations in Philadelphia
Players achieving Elite Level status also receive these additional perks:
- Elite VIP promotions
- A dedicated VIP concierge
- A free Apple or Android playing device
- VIP transportation to SugarHouse Casino
- and ultra-luxury VIP Gifts
What is the iRush Rewards Bonus Store?
The Bonus Store points players accumulate at PlaySugarHouse are all accessable at the Bonus Store. To get there, just click on the avatar on the top of the page and select from the pull-down menu, “Bonus Store”
At the Bonus Store, players can view how many points they have and can choose how to redeem them. Some of the available options are wheel spins, scratch cards, bingo cards and more. Additional options become available as players achieve higher tier level status.
It’s important to not just let these Bonus Store points sit around. Unused points expire one year from the date they were earned.
Once Bonus Store points have been converted into actual bonus money, players have the option of “Banking“, “Playing“, or “Taking” the bonus.
- Bank It – Stack rewards for use later by adding them to your Bonus Bank.
- Play It – Activate your bonus and begin the playthrough process (1x) to earn your bonus.
- Take it – Once your playthrough requirements have been met, use this option to withdraw your real-money winnings.
The site lets you know exactly how much bonus money the player has as well as how much playthrough is required until the real money winnings can be cashed out. All this can be easily tracked with the “Bonus Money Meter“.