PlaySugarHouse PA just launched (on May 31) as Pennsylvania’s first online sportsbook and mobile sports betting app. That’s the first foray for the company into the PA online gaming space, but next month (July 15) PlaySugarHouse will expand and offer online casino games like slots, video poker, blackjack and other games.
In an effort to attract customers, PlaySugarHouse is offering a very generous sign-up and deposit bonus. Additionally, players are getting access to the same online player rewards program that has been so successful in neighboring New Jersey, the iRush Rewards Program.
A great matching sign-up bonus using code “PA250”
Right now at playsugarhouse.com, the site will match 100% of your initial deposit on any amount of at least $10 up to a maximum of $250. Best of all, to earn the bonus, players need only play through the deposit amount once (1x).
For example, if you opt to take maximum advantage of the bonus you would sign-up and deposit $250 into your account – making sure to use bonus code “PA250”. Then make wagers totaling at least $250. No matter whether you win or lose, after meeting that required “play through”, the site will credit your account with the deposit bonus of $250.
It’s a great deal, and Pennsylvanian’s interested in betting sports online (and online gaming in general starting next month) should seriously consider taking advantage of it.
Earn iRush rewards online – get rewarded live.
The PlaySugarHouse online casino’s rewards program is called iRush Rewards and is based on SugarHouse Casino’s brick & mortar Rush Rewards program. With the iRush Rewards system, players earn rewards online but can access some perks and benefits live and in person at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia.
The iRush Reward system rewards players in two ways with each bet they make, Loyalty Level points, and Bonus Store points.
Loyalty Level points increase a player’s tier status. As players increase their loyalty level, they earn higher levels of benefits and rewards. Bonus Store points work differently. These can be used in the PlaySugarHouse Bonus Store to purchase various bonus money rewards.
Earning loyalty level points and bonus store points
It can be tricky to figure out how many Loyalty Level points and Bonus Store points you are earning at playsugarhouse.com for each dollar you are betting on the site. In some ways, it’s very simple. In other ways it’s complicated.
It’s simple because Loyalty Level points and Bonus Store points are accumulated at exactly the same rate as you play. It’s complicated because PlaySugarHouse wants to reward players fairly and generously, and they’ve scaled the way points are earned to reward their players in a way that’s commensurate with their style of play.
Earning points on casino games
On their online casino games (slots, video poker, blackjack, roulette, etc). PlaySugarHouse adjusts the amount of dollars wagered to earn one point (bonus or loyalty) based on the return-to-player (RTP) associated with the specific game. The higher the RTP, the more slowly points are earned and vice versa. Every game on the site has a slightly different RTP so graduating the reward system in this way makes iRush Rewards better reflect the playing styles of each player and reward them appropriately.
Here’s a breakdown of how it works looking at how much a player must wager to earn one point based on the RTP of the game they are playing:
|Casino Game's RTP||Amount wagered to earn 1 point|
Earning points on sports bets
Earning points betting sports at PlaySugarHouse starts out straight-forwardly enough. Players earn one point for every straight $10 sports bet.
Players interested in making parlay bets begin getting awarded points at a better rate the more teams they add to their parlay ticket. Keep adding bets to the parlay and players eventually achieve a one-to-one point per dollar wagered ratio for parlays of 10 to 12 bets.
Here’s a chart showing how adding bets to parlay tickets increases how quickly you can earn reward points:
|# of bets included in the parlay||Amount wagered to earn one Loyalty Point|
|1 (a straight bet)||$10|
iRush Rewards’ 11-tier system
PlaySugarHouse tailors the rewards they offer to their players with a system that has eleven levels. As players earn more points, they advance up the levels, earning increased benefits, rewards, and perks as they go.
Point requirements for each tier are:
- 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
The player’s current status level is determined by the number of points earned during a 60-day rolling period.
Players can easily see their Loyalty Level and track their progress at playsugarhouse.com. Players can click on the “My Rewards” tab or simply look at the meter at the top of the “My Account” page. All level changes are updated at least once per day.
What are the benefits available at the various levels?
PlaySugarHouse players at all levels earn Bonus Store points as they earn Loyalty Level points. More about the Bonus Store and the Bonus Bank below.
Player’s who reach the seventh, eighth, and ninth levels enjoy extra benefits which include:
- 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)
After reaching Level 10, PlaySugarHouse members also receive:
- Lifetime custom VIP avatar
- VIP “thank you” dinner
- Luxury accomodations in Philadelphia
At the pinnacle, Elite Level PlaySugarHouse members enjoys these benefits:
- Elite VIP promotions
- A dedicated VIP concierge
- A free Apple or Android playing device
- VIP transportation to SugarHouse Casino
- and ultra-luxury VIP Gifts
The iRush Rewards Bonus Store
As players accumulate Bonus Store points along with their Loyalty Level points, these Bonus Store points accumulate in the – you guessed it – Bonus Store. To access them, players just click on their avatar on the top of the page and select “Bonus Store” from the pull-down menu.
Once there, players can view how many points they have and can choose how to redeem them. Some of the available options are purchasing scratch cards, wheel spins, bingo cards, and guaranteed bonus money. Even at the Bonus Store, players can choose how much and whether to gamble! Some options are “locked” because they require a higher Loyalty Level before they can be accessed by players.
It’s important to not just let these Bonus Store points sit around. Unused points expire one year from the date they were earned.
All bonus money won, earned, awarded, or purchased at the Bonus Store accumulates in the players Bonus Bank, allowing players to save it for later use.
The iRush Rewards Bonus Bank
The PlaySugarHouse iRush Bonus Bank is where players can keep earned free play bonuses until they are ready to play. Any active bonuses that are available will show under “My Active Bonus” The total amount in “My Bonus Bank” can be activated to play at any time. Simply enter the amount you want to use and select “Activate“.
Then you will be playing with free-play dollars that convert to real money as you play through once (dollar for dollar).
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“.