Best Online Casino Rewards Programs In The US

The best online casino rewards programs give you free chances to win more as you play the games. Some are also linked to brick-and-mortar casinos. That means you can play games online or in-person to earn points toward betting credits and other prizes.

Whether you play slots or table games, these are no-brainer deals that are usually tied to highly reasonable terms and conditions compared to welcome bonuses and other promotions. Here are the best online casino rewards programs available to US bettors in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia.

iRush Rewards (BetRivers & SugarHouse)

Whether you’re playing at BetRivers or SugarHouse, you’re automatically in the iRush Rewards program. earn points by wagering on casino games or betting on sports. The lower the return to player (RTP) percentage on a game, the less you need to bet to earn a point. Here’s the breakdown on how much you need to bet to earn 1 rewards point:

  • $4.17 on games with 94% RTP or lower.
  • $5.50 on games with 95% RTP or lower.
  • $10 on games with 97.5% RTP or lower.
  • $25 on games with 99% RTP or lower.

With sports betting, the wager-to-points sizes are based on parlay legs. For a single bet, you get a point for every $6 wagered. And for a two-leg parlay, it’s $3, and so on.

The more points you earn, the higher you climb up the tiers of the iRush Rewards ladder, starting with access to the bonus store with 40 points. At tier three, you get access to special offers. At the fifth tier, you get custom deposit limit assistance. And at tier seven, you get exclusive swag, VIP promotional calendar, and VIP birthday gifts.

The benefits just go up from there, including luxury gifts, thank you dinners, and even free iOS or Android devices.

BetRivers Casino is available in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. SugarHouse is available in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Ultimate Rewards (Golden Nugget)

All members at Golden Nugget start at the Golden Rewards Club, and earning 5,000 Golden Points get you to the VIP Rewards tier.

But right off the bat, you can exchange Golden Points for cash, get daily, weekly, and monthly bonus offers, and receive birthday bonuses. At the VIP level, you also get complimentary perks at Golden Nugget AC and Golden Nugget Las Vegas.

Here’s how you earn Golden Points:

  • 5 points for every $100 bet on slots.
  • 1 point for every $100 bet on table games.
  • 20 points for every deposit between $50 and $99.
  • 50 points for every $100+ deposit.

You can only earn deposit points once per day. Additional terms and conditions apply, but this is an excellent loyalty program that’s one of the best for low-budget players alongside iRush Rewards.

M Life Rewards And iRewards (BetMGM)

Like with Caesars, the M Life Rewards program applies to both BetMGM and MGM Resorts properties. But with BetMGM, the M Life Rewards is more closely associated with in-person play while the iRewards is more online play.

The in-person benefits of M Life Rewards include 20% off hotel booking, free rooms and dining, and freeplay benefits for physical slot machines. Plus, you’ll get personalized benefits based on your location and style of play.

For online, you get extra iRewards Points when you link your M Life Account. But you also get iRewards Points for online-only play, which can be exchanged for bonuses, free spins, and betting credits. You also get increased deposit limits, expedited withdrawals, and invites to sports and entertainment events.

Crowns (DraftKings)

The DraftKings rewards program is probably the most straightforward, as it’s not usually associated with in-person casino play. You simply Crowns for placing real-money bets on casino games and the sportsbook. You also earn Crowns for paid entries to daily fantasy sports contests.

Players can cash in crowns for DK Dollars, which are betting credits that just need to be wagered one time to be turned into real money. Once that happens, you can withdraw the cash or continue to play.

Like with all the other online casino rewards programs, DraftKings have different tiers that come with increasing benefits. When you hit a tier that comes with daily rewards, you can check your account every day to see what’s on offer. Players who haven’t reached that tier won’t have access to those offers, and the T&Cs are usually better than the standard bonuses and promotions.

Wynn Rewards (WynnBET)

Wynn Rewards probably has the best benefits right off the bat. New players have access to red tier rewards, which includes:

  • Free betting credits for playing real-money games
  • Free credits to the rewards store for bonuses and other deals
  • Instant rewards
  • Comp Dollars that you can use for Wynn, Encore Las Vegas, and Encore Boston Harbor

When you hit 70,000 points, you’re upgraded to the platinum tier, where you earn comp dollars 10x faster, get hotel discounts, priority slots service at in-person locations, complimentary dinners and spa days, and more. And if you’re a high-roller player, you can hit black tier, which comes with free rooms and invitations to special events. 

You earn one credit for every $5 bet on slots or $10 to $20 on video poker. Most table games don’t apply, which is a big downside to the Wynn Rewards program.

Caesars Rewards (Caesars Casino)

If you already have a Caesars Rewards account for in-person gaming at Caesars properties (which includes Harrah’s, Hollywood, Isle, Horseshoe, and more), make sure to link it with your online account.

Both casino games and sports betting at Caesars Casino earn rewards points. Benefits include free bets, swag, and more. When you hit diamond tier, the best benefits apply to Caesars properties, including complimentary valet, priority lines at the casino cage, and VIP access to exclusive lounges.

About the Author

Mike Epifani

Mike Epifani (shown here at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas) is a highly experienced online gambling writer who specializes in online casinos and sports betting sites. From the nuances of bonus offers to winning strategies and beyond, his insights have helped countless remote bettors keep more of their money while having fun and staying safe.