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Philly’s Casino is Diving into the Dog Days of Summer with Gaming Promotions and Events

PHILADELPHIA — June 30, 2014 — As temperatures get hotter, so do the awesome gaming promotions and exciting events this July at SugarHouse Casino.

 Gaming Promotions

 Lunch with a Legend – SugarHouse is offering guests the chance to dine with notable Phillies alumni through its “Lunch with a Legend Sweepstakes,” running now until Sept. 15. Throughout baseball season, SugarHouse will host several luncheons with Philly sports icons, including former Phillies’ manager Charlie Manuel on Saturday, Aug.16.

At each luncheon, 15 winners and their guests will be able to dine with the legend, which includes VIP access, a three-course plated lunch, a signed 8×10 autographed photo and the opportunity to mix, mingle and participate in an exclusive question and answer session. Guests can enter at, by “liking” SugarHouse Casino on Facebook and then entering through the contest portal, or by checking in at any Rush Rewards kiosk. Entries through SugarHouse’s website and Facebook may be submitted one time throughout the promotion, but kiosk entries at the casino can be submitted once per day. Entries are free and cumulative. A later luncheon will feature Roy “Doc” Halladay.

$100K Reel Progressive Payout – Join all the action and jump into the $100,000 Reel Progressive Payout. The progressive jackpot starts at $10,000 and builds as guests play. The jackpot is guaranteed to go off at any time by $100,000, and one person playing with their Rush Rewards Card at that time will be randomly selected to win the cash prize. Since the start, more than $174,000 in jackpots has been paid out.

 Free Gas for a Year Sweepstakes – Starting on Tuesday, July 1, guests can earn entries for their chance to win free gas for a year. On Sunday, July 27, between 10 a.m.—8 p.m., one winner will be selected at the top of each hour to receive free gas for a year. Every 15 minutes during that time, three winners will be selected to win $200 cash.

$25K Summer Slot Tournament – Every Tuesday in July, Rush Rewards members are invited to participate in a slot tournament from 2—8 p.m. to compete for a share of more than $5,000 cash and free play. To participate, guests should register and check-in at the tournament desk near The Refinery bar or Rush Rewards Center from 1—7:45 p.m. on Tuesdays. Participants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The tournament will consist of three, three-minute segments of play per participant, and the players with the top 10 scores will win the cash and free play prizes. As a bonus, everyone who participates in the tournament will receive a summer gift, which could include a beach tote, sunglasses, t-shirt or other prize.

Community Jackpots – Every Saturday in July, when a jackpot hits over $1,200, all guests actively playing with their Rush Rewards card—in the same bank of slot machines as the jackpot winner—will win various amounts of free slot play.

For complete gaming promotion rules and regulations, stop by the Rush Rewards Center.

Food & Beverage Specials

Happy Hour – Enjoy Happy Hour at SugarHouse Casino every week, Tuesdays through Thursdays, from 5—8 p.m. Specials include $2 beer, $3 wine and $4 cocktails, plus half-priced appetizers.

Phillies Game Day Specials – Satisfy your Phillies Phever with $2 Miller Lite drafts and $2 hot dogs at The Refinery and at Lucky Red during every Phillies game throughout the regular season. Plus, enjoy loaded fries for $5 and barbecue pulled pork sliders for $6 at The Refinery.

Summer Concert Specials – Satellite bars will be stationed along the waterfront during the Outdoor Summer Concert Series for guests to take advantage of great tropical drink specials, including $5 beer selections and $6 specialty drinks, such as mango margaritas, strawberry punch drinks, blue Hawaiians and more. Guests can also go to the Sugar Shack for beach snacks priced at $7 or less, including:

–       Fish tacos

–       Fried coconut shrimp

–       Pineapple-glazed chicken skewers

–       Cheeseburgers

–       Chicken tenders

–       Chili dogs

–       French fries

–       Loaded french fries

Specials will be available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 7.

 Events & Entertainment

 Free Craps Lessons

Want to learn Craps, the fun dice game that sends the sounds of laughter, clapping and cheering throughout the casino? Stop by the Craps section of SugarHouse on Thursday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m. for a free lesson from Philly’s casino’s table games staff. The lesson includes one free drink and free match play.

Philly Pheud – SugarHouse Casino is the official host of PHL17’s Philly Pheud, a game show hosted by Mike Missanelli, where teams of four compete for prizes by answering Philly-themed trivia questions. The filming of the game shows will take place at SugarHouse Casino in The Refinery restaurant.

Outdoor Summer Concert Series

SugarHouse is kicking off its annual Outdoor Summer Concert Series in a big way by hosting two national acts for Fourth of July Weekend. The 2014 season will start with classic 60s/70s bands WAR and The Family Stone, playing July 4 and 5 at 9 p.m.

And, all summer long on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to midnight, guests can lounge, dance and dine outdoors on the beautiful waterfront while listening to the sounds of Philly’s favorite bands during SugarHouse’s free Outdoor Summer Concert Series.

Opening acts will get the crowds moving to start off every Friday and Saturday night, with a live DJ playing in between sets and before the headlining band takes the stage from 9 p.m.—midnight. Then, the fun continues with a live DJ inside The Refinery restaurant until 1:30 a.m.

The local favorites headlining the SugarHouse Outdoor Summer Concert Series stage include:

–       July 11, 12: Jonny-O & the Classic Dogs of Love; The Sensational Soul Cruisers

–       July 18, 19: Coast 2 Coast; Steal the Sky

–       July 25, 26: Don’t Call Me Francis; The Exceptions

In addition, back by popular demand, relax by the river, and chill out to the sounds of live reggae music every Sunday between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. For four hours each week, guests can wind down with The Verdict on the outdoor stage, whose music captures the vibe of summer.

The concert series will run every weekend through Sept. 7.

To learn more about SugarHouse Casino, visit



SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philly’s casino, features 1,606 slots, up to 62 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” from For more information, visit


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