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Philly’s Casino Launches Pigskin Payout, Hosts Meet and Greet with Birds’ Alum

PHILADELPHIA — Aug. 29, 2013 — Are you ready for some football? Philly’s casino is as it gets ready to fly into the 2013 season with Philadelphia Eagles great Jeremiah Trotter, who will be at SugarHouse on Friday, Sept. 6, to meet with fans and launch the casino’s annual football promotion.

Three days before the Eagles play their first regular season game, Trotter will be at SugarHouse’s Refinery restaurant and bar to meet with fans, sign autographs and take photos with guests from 6:30—8 p.m. The event is free and open to anyone over the age of 21 who is a Rush Rewards Club member. Guests who are not yet members can sign up for free at the casino that day. The meet and greet with Trotter will be available on a first come, first served basis.

“We love our Birds here at SugarHouse, and there’s no better way to start the season than with a favorite like Trotter,” Wendy Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino said. “Philly loves a winner…here and on the field this fall.”

Back for another season is SugarHouse’s extremely popular football kiosk sweepstakes, this year aptly titled “Jeremiah Trotter’s $150K Pigskin Payout.” It starts on Wednesday, Sept. 4, and lasts throughout the regular season. Anyone with a Rush Rewards Card is eligible to play each week and it’s completely free.

Guests can swipe their cards at one of the kiosks at SugarHouse and make their picks of which NFL teams they anticipate winning each week—without having to guess a point spread. There is also a “quick pick” option for football novices, where the computer makes the selections. Cash prizes of $5,000 will be given away weekly for the guests with the most correct picks, and there will even be one random, lucky wildcard winner.

At the end of the season on Jan. 5, 2014, the guest with the most correct picks will win $50,000 cash, and second through fifth place will also earn cash prizes.

“I am always hoping for my Birds to win each week, of course,” said Trotter. “But, what’s great about the sweepstakes is that you don’t even need to follow every team to be a winner. And, with so many avid footballs fans in the city, I think we’re bound to see some big cash prizes this season at SugarHouse.”

Trotter served as an Eagles middle linebacker for eight seasons, including the 2004 Super Bowl team, and was a four-time pro bowler.

For more information about Trotter’s meet and greet on Sept. 6, or the football sweepstakes happening all season, 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 1,000 people, and for two consecutive years has been voted a “Top Workplace” in The Philadelphia Inquirer and a “Best Place to Work” in the Philadelphia Business Journal. For more information, visit

Leigh Whitaker
SugarHouse Casino
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Mike Gross
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