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June 8, 2018

Grab A Slice Of Caesars Daily Deals This Weekend For Some Big Bonuses

Barbara Nathan June 8, 2018
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Getting bonuses simply for making deposits and playing the way you usually do is great, but there is one possible downside. They are likely to spoil you and make you want more when the offer is over.

This weekend, CaesarsCasino.com players are about to be spoiled even more. Instead of having the bonuses stop after one day, they keep on coming all weekend long. Caesars’ Daily Deals weekend is back!

Most of the bonus offers you will find on NJ gambling websites are one-shot deals only. So, like it or not, you simply have to wait until the next good offer comes along. The promotion may be ongoing for several days in succession, but you can only claim the offer once.

However, with Caesars Daily Deals, the casino has three different special offers for you for three days in a row, and you can claim all of them.

Similar but better than previous Daily Deals

The Caesars online casino Daily Deals start Friday, June 8 and continue for two more days only, Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10.

Many of you may have already taken advantage of the Daily Deals promotion that Caesars online casino offered last weekend. Now, by popular demand, Caesars has a similar new offer for you this weekend, only this time the bonuses are bigger and better.

Last weekend, players who accessed all three Daily Deals received a total of up to $100 in bonus money. This weekend players who access all three Daily deals will receive up to $205 in bonus money!

 Here are your three Daily Deals:

  • June 8: 100% bonus match on single deposits up to $100
  • June 9: $5 free
  • June 10: 50% bonus match on single deposits up to $100

For the June 8 bonus, to get the maximum amount of $100, you will need to deposit $100, while for the June 10 bonus, to get the maximum amount of $100, you will need to deposit $200.

Only your first deposit of the day counts and deposits made at the Caesars Atlantic City casino cashier’s cage or via PayNearMe don’t count at all. No deposit is required for the $5 bonus.

How to claim the Daily Deals

 Each day that you wish to opt-in you will need to do the following.

  • Log into your CaesarsCasino.com account.
  • Click on “My Account” and then on “My Bonuses.”
  • Locate your bonus for that day in the list of “Available Bonuses.”
  • Click on “Deposit” or “Claim” next to the bonus.
  • Make a deposit if required and claim your bonus.

If you can afford to deposit the full amount required on both June 8  and June 10 of $100 and $200, respectively, you should definitely do so. That will ensure you are getting the full benefit of this outstanding promotion.

Otherwise, make sure that you deposit at least the minimum amount specified in the marketing collateral. You will then still receive a 100% deposit match bonus on June 8 and a 50 percent deposit match bonus on June 10, but your bonuses will be less than $100.

Wagering requirements for the Caesars Daily Deals

Wagering requirements for the deposit match bonuses

The wagering requirements for the two deposit match bonuses of up to $100 employ the same formula and are listed below. In fact, if you play at Caesars online casino often, you should already be familiar with these requirements from having to meet them before for other Caesars bonuses.

  • Slots: 5x bonus + deposit
  • Video poker: 10x bonus + deposit
  • All other games: 25x bonus + deposit

Effect of having to wager a multiple of both the bonus and deposit

An important stipulation is that regardless of which game you choose, your wagering requirements are based on both the deposit and bonus combined. Other NJ gambling websites typically only ask you to play a designated multiple of the bonus in order to clear it, and the deposit doesn’t enter the equation at all.

Having to play the same multiple of both the bonus and deposit doubles the amount of wagering required for the 100 percent deposit match bonus and triples the amount of wagering required for the 50 percent deposit match bonus.

Therefore, if you claim the maximum bonus of $100 both Friday and Sunday, here is what you would have to wager all together depending on your game selection.

Friday bonus

  • Slots: $1,000
  • Video poker: $2,000
  • All other games: $5,000

Sunday bonus

  • Slots: $1,500
  • Video poker: $3,000
  • All other games: $7,500

You have up to seven days to complete the wagering.

Wagering requirements for the Saturday $5 bonus

On the other hand, according to the Caesars online casino website, the wagering requirements for the $5 bonus are 2x the bonus + deposit for slots, 4x the bonus + deposit for video poker, and 10x the bonus + deposit for other games.

This is impossible since there is no deposit tied to the $5 bonus. Assuming that the amount you have to wager to clear this bonus is based on the same multiples of just the bonus, this translates into $10 for slots, $20 for video poker, or $50 for any other game. But you might want to double check with Customer Support to be sure.

Although it should be fairly easy to clear the $5 bonus in just one day, as with the other two bonuses, Caesars is giving you up to seven days.

Other terms and conditions

As with all other bonuses, while the wagering to clear a given bonus is still in progress, the bonus itself, any deposit tied to the bonus, and any resulting winnings are all temporarily locked into your account.

You can access all of these funds (or what’s left of them) as soon as the wagering has been satisfactorily completed. On the other hand, cancelling the bonus, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to complete the required wagering within the allotted seven day time frame will cause you to forfeit both the bonus and any associated winnings.

Don’t worry if you are still working on clearing the previous day’s bonus. You will still be able to claim the next day’s bonus. However, only one bonus can be cleared at a time.

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Why the Caesars Daily Deals are a great deal

Almost any time that a casino offers you not just a single bonus, but a string of bonuses for several days in succession, it is worth your while opting in. That’s because even if the individual offers are only so-so, the cumulative effect of all of them together is enhanced.

In this instance, one of the daily offers (the first one) is great, while the other two are not so great. However, as long as you don’t miss out on the superior Friday bonus that kicks off this Caesars Daily Deals weekend, you’re in good shape to build on that great start and potentially add to your bottom line with the next two bonuses.

Here’s what makes the 100 percent bonus up to $100 superior:

Great bang for your buck

Caesars online casino is one of the few NJ online casinos that ever offers existing players a dollar for dollar match on their deposit, which is as good an offer as you are probably ever going to see. Many bonus offers are for much smaller percentages such as 25 percent or less and sometimes as little as 10 percent.

So anytime a casino offers you a full 100 percent match, you should not only grab it, but if possible, deposit enough to get the maximum bonus. There is no advantage to depositing more than that amount (other than to have more money in your account to wager) since your bonus will not increase further and you then lose the outstanding value of a 100 percent deposit match.

A 100 percent deposit match bonus offers great bang for the buck for any player. Kudos to Caesars for offering 100 percent deposit match bonuses two weekends in a row!

A 50 percent deposit match bonus is also very good. However, with this 50 percent deposit bonus, the value is diminished somewhat due to the hefty wagering requirements. This bonus should be cleared with slots exclusively to keep the wagering requirements from getting out of hand.

And if money is tight, the other bonuses should also be cleared at least partially with slots. However, don’t just pick any slot game at random. Play only those with a 96 percent return to player (RTP) or better to preserve your bankroll and maximize your chances of winning.

Ample time to clear the bonus

Given the substantial wagering requirements, it certainly helps that Caesars is giving you up to seven days to clear not only this bonus, but the other two also. If you spread out your play accordingly, the wagering requirements become a lot more manageable.

$5 bonus – the weak link in the chain, but still worth taking

You don’t need me to tell you that there’s very little you can do with a $5 bonus. However, as long as it’s being offered and the wagering requirements for that bonus at least are minimal, you should go ahead and take it.

Conclusion

The Caesars Daily Deals are a solid offer. If you access them all three days and claim the maximum bonus each day, you will receive $205 in bonus money. This should be more than enough, with some good luck, to register a nice win.

With new deals every day, this weekend is the perfect time to get into action at CaesarsCasino.com.

The Sunshine Sharepot Promo At Virgin Online Casino Is So Hot, It’s Cool

Barbara Nathan June 8, 2018
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If you’re a Virgin online casino player, you are going to love its latest fun promotion.

Father’s Day is still a week away, and summer isn’t quite here yet either, but who cares. As any longtime player knows, this casino has no trouble at all coming up with a great reason to celebrate even if it’s not a holiday or special day otherwise.

This weekend, just because it’s June, Virgin is offering a brand new Sunshine Sharepot!

Everybody who participates is a winner. However, the more tickets you earn, the bigger your own share. (Only to a point, though, because there’s a cap.) This weekend there’s a $5,000 prize pool up for grabs. So start playing now. Your share of the Virgin NJ Sunshine Sharepot is waiting for you.

What is a sharepot?

If you’re new to Virgin online casino, you might not know what a sharepot is, so I will now tell you. Both Virgin and sister online casino Tropicana feature different versions of this type of promotion often. So if you’re smart, you will keep looking out for them. That way you can take full advantage.

Sharepot promotions are for a limited period of time only. Sometimes they last a full week, but this one is for the June 8-10 weekend only.

Just like in a drawing, the casino decides ahead of time what the total prize pool will be. However, all prizes in the Virgin and Tropicana sharepots come in the form of bonus money added to the player’s account. There are no cash or merchandise prizes.

Another important difference from a drawing is that instead of the size of any given player’s prize being determined randomly, it is based entirely on your play in the casino during the promotion period compared to the other participants’ play.

In other words, if you only play the minimum, you will still get a share of the sharepot, but there will be other players who will get a much bigger share.

No deposit required

No deposit is required to take part in this promotion, so whether or not you make one is entirely up to you. But obviously, you still need enough money in your account to be able to play your favorite games.

So if your account is nearly empty, a deposit that is large enough to carry you through the entire promotion period (in this case, the weekend) is strongly recommended.

How the Sunshine Sharepot at Virgin NJ works

The earning period for the Sunshine Sharepot starts Friday, June 8 and continues through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 10.

For every $50 that you wager on any game on any given calendar day during the promotion, you will earn one Sunshine Sharepot ticket, up to a maximum of five tickets per day if you wager a total of $250 or more.

Therefore, if you play all three days of the promotion and wager $250 or more each day, you will earn the maximum number of tickets possible, which is 15. We can’t tell you yet what your bonus will be since the size of your prize will also depend on how many other players there are and how many tickets they earn. But the good news is that if you collect 15 tickets, you will get the biggest piece of the pie possible.

Obviously, it is to your advantage to earn the maximum number of tickets. But even if that amounts to more play than you can manage, you should still participate and take whatever bonus you have coming to you.

Dividing up the prize pool

The math to determine how much bonus money each player gets is rather complicated, but don’t worry about it. That’s the casino’s job to unravel, not yours.

First, Virgin online casino will calculate the total number of tickets earned by all of the participants combined. Then, to get each person’s percentage of the sharepot, the number of tickets that player earned is divided by the total number of tickets earned by everyone all together.

Lastly, each player’s percentage of the sharepot is multiplied by the total sharepot amount of $5,000 to determine exactly how much bonus money the player will receive.

When will your bonus money be awarded?

On Monday, June 11, the casino will determine each participant’s individual share of the pot. If you are entitled to a bonus, it will be credited to your account within 24 hours.

Bonus wagering requirements

All bonus money awarded in this promotion comes with the same wagering requirements and other terms and conditions as all other bonuses given to VirginCasino.com players. You have up to 30 days to wager the bonus 1x on any game.

Then as soon as this minimal wagering requirement is completed, you are free to withdraw any resulting winnings, but not the bonus itself. Like all other Virgin NJ online casino bonuses, sharepot bonuses are sticky and offered for 1x wagering purposes only.

Why the Sunshine Sharepot is worth your time

As long as it’s convenient for you to be playing on VirginCasino.com anyway this weekend, the Sunshine Sharepot is definitely worth your time.

Its best feature is that it’s a promotion any player can afford. Not only is no deposit required, you can wager as little as $50 and still be guaranteed a piece of the sharepot.

A reasonable cap on the number of entries per person

Of course, if you can wager more than the minimum, you definitely should in order to get a bigger piece of the pie. Keep in mind, too, that because you can’t keep your bonus, only your winnings from betting the bonus once, a tiny bonus isn’t going to do much for you.

Fortunately, Virgin NJ is keeping the cap on the number of tickets anyone can earn at a very reasonable five per day based on $250 in wagers. This will effectively keep high rollers from hogging the prize pool and make the offer a fair one to all players.

Free ride to try to win more with your bonus

It would be nice if you could keep your bonus along with your winnings, like on most other NJ gambling websites. But if you could, the casino would undoubtedly toughen the wagering requirements for clearing it, which would entail having to risk additional money of your own.

The beauty of this promotion is that the bonus money comes to you completely risk-free. Virgin online casino is giving you a free ride to bet the bonus any way you like and try to win with it. So the very worst that can happen is that you lose the casino’s money. But you could win.

The bottom line

If a big bonus and big winnings are what you are after, the Sunshine Sharepot will most likely fall short. But for any player simply seeking a fun promotion that’s not only easy to enter and very affordable but offers a guaranteed bonus to boot, lots of tickets for the Virgin Sunshine Sharepot are available this weekend.

WSOP Poker Rewards: Is It Better Than The Old WSOP Loyalty Program?

Daniel Smyth June 8, 2018
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When WSOP.com went live in three states back in May, it ushered in a wealth of added value.

From an enhanced MTT schedule to $15 million in extra guarantees throughout the summer, the new tristate software is bigger and better than ever. Among the changes, a revamped reward system also went live.

Changing from the Action Club to WSOP Poker Rewards, loyalty is now rewarded in a different way at WSOP NJ.

Of course, it’s easy for us to say the new scheme is better than before. However, we know that shrewd poker players like you need to weigh up the variables before you make the optimal play. With this in mind, we’ve decided to do a little comparison between Action Club and Poker Rewards.

Action Club had plenty of levels for low stakes players

First off, let’s run through the main features of the Action Club scheme. Following an update in 2015, players could make their way through 11 VIP levels: eight monthly tiers and three annual tiers. Moving up the levels was a matter of earning points at a rate of two Action Club Points (APPs) for every $1 raked.

Before a WSOP NJ player reached a point where they could earn some rakeback, they’d have to ascend through three levels:

  • Copper: Earn 2 APPs in a month ($1 in rake)
  • Copper+: Earn 20 APPs in a month ($10 in rake)
  • Bronze+: Earn 100 APPs in a month ($50 in rake)

From here, it was possible to move up to the following and start getting some cash back at the end of the month:

  • Silver: Earn 200 APPs in a month ($100 in rake)
  • Gold: Earn 400 APPs in a month ($200 in rake)
  • Platinum: Earn 1,200 APPs in a month ($600 in rake)
  • Diamond: Earn 3,500 APPs in a month ($1,750 in rake)

Once a player made it to Silver status, they would receive a monthly multiplier of 4X. In practice, this meant the number of APPs they earned was multiplied by four. For example, if the player notched up 200 APPs, this would jack-up their point total to 800.

The benefit of the multiplier is that it allowed players to collect more points that could then be converted to cash (rakeback) at a rate of 1 cent per point. So, if we use our total from above, 800 APPs would be worth $8 in rakeback.

The higher the level, the better the rakeback

As a player moved up through the levels, the multiplier and rakeback rate improved:

  • Gold: 5X multiplier which was worth approximately 10% rakeback
  • Platinum: 6X multiplier which was worth approximately 12% rakeback
  • Diamond: 7.5X multiplier which was worth approximately 15% rakeback
  • Elite (yearly tier): 10X multiplier which was worth approximately 20% rakeback
  • Super Elite (yearly tier): 12.5X multiplier which was worth approximately 25% rakeback
  • Seven Stars (yearly tier): 15X multiplier which was worth approximately 30% rakeback

The final point to note is that the top three tiers are based on a player’s annual point total, rather than a monthly figure. The upshot of this is that you had to play a relatively high volume in order to hit a lofty annual target. Naturally, once you were there, it was worth it.

However, it took a lot of time and effort to make it to the Elite level and beyond.

Fewer levels, bigger payouts with WSOP Poker Rewards

As solid as the old system was, WSOP Poker Rewards has made things different in two ways.

Firstly, the new loyalty scheme is easier to understand as there are fewer levels. Secondly, it’s easier to earn rakeback at the higher levels. As before, you will earn two APPs per $1 raked. As you earn, you’ll move through the following levels:

  • Player: 0 Apps, 0 multiplier
  • Bronze: 200 APPs, 4X multiplier
  • Silver: 750 APPs, 10X multiplier
  • Elite: 1,500 APPs, 12.5X multiplier
  • Champions Club (Annual tier): 20,000+ APPs, 16X multiplier

WSOP loyalty system: old vs. new

Even without running the numbers, you can already see that the middle tiers are more lucrative. In other words, if you’re a mid-level player, you’ll get more points thanks to the multipliers.

To confirm this, let’s compare the potential rakeback earnings of a Bronze player in the new system and a Silver player old. Under both systems, you had to earn 200 APPs, which equates to $100 in rake paid. As an Action Club player, you’d receive an effective return rate of 8 percent. So, if you raked $100 in a month, that would earn you $8.

Under the new system, you can convert 100 WSOP Points into $1. Although there is a minimum exchange limit of 1,000 WSOP Points, we’ll assume for now that 800 is OK. With a 4X multiplier in place, 200 APPs become 800 WSOP Points which, in turn, converts to $8.

From here, things start to diverge. At the Silver level under Poker Rewards, 750 APPs becomes 7,500 WSOP Points. Doing the math on this, you’d receive $75 in rakeback. Now, considering that it will cost you $375 in rake to become a Silver player, that’s a return rate of 20 percent.

For the closest comparable level under the old system (Platinum), you’d only receive 12 percent rakeback.

Flatter payouts make for more rewards

In essence, what you’re getting here is a flatter structure where more players in the middle of the pack can achieve a better rakeback rate.

Sure, if you’re a low stake player, things will either be no different or you have to work a bit harder to improve your monthly rebate percentage. However, the rewards are worth it once you get there. What’s more, it’s not that much extra effort.

Finally, as an added bonus, Poker Rewards is linked to Caesars Total Rewards loyalty scheme. For every 1 APP you earn, you’ll receive one tier credit, which can get you tangible rewards inside any Caesars casino.

In summary, the Poker Rewards system is clearly the superior program if you’re a mid-to-high-volume player. At the bottom end, you may not notice much difference in the amount of rakeback you can claim each month. However, if you put in just a little bit more time at the tables, you’ll soon notice a significant difference.

To put it another way, if you’re a poker player and you want to get more value and more action, WSOP NJ’s new tristate platform is an obvious choice.

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