It’s true that most online casinos in New Jersey give away free bonus cash to players just for signing up for an account. However, it usually doesn’t amount to much and players often have a tough time spinning it up into anything meaningful.
The bottom line is that it’s tough trying to build a fortune on New Jersey gambling sites without ever making a deposit. Thankfully, there is another way.
Players willing to work a little harder can take advantage of the deposit bonuses most NJ online casino sites offer. These offers usually dwarf the no-deposit bonuses and can really help a player build a serious bankroll.
Plus, deposit bonuses truly give players an opportunity to limit their risk.
As always, there is a catch. New player and first-time deposit bonuses almost always come with wagering requirements. However, some are easier to meet than others and have requirements that change depending on a player’s game of choice.
The truth is, most deposit bonuses can be cleared by those determined to get it done. Plus, even those that have a tough time clearing it all can take advantage of specific deposit bonuses that pay out in increments, allowing them to get their hands on at least some of the free bonus cash for their efforts.
Here’s a quick look at the top five online casinos for deposit bonuses in New Jersey, including details regarding how players can get their hands on all that free bonus cash:
Caesars Interactive Entertainment’s flagship NJ online casino site has a great deposit bonus offer new players should have little trouble getting their hands on.
Players making a first-time deposit on the Caesars online casino site are entitled to a 100 percent first-time deposit bonus of up to $300.
The amount of money isn’t the biggest in the business, but the wagering requirements aren’t too onerous. In fact, Caesars’ first-time deposit bonus wagering requirements are just five times on slots, 10 times on video poker, and 25 times for all other games.
Additionally, players have just seven days to meet the wagering requirement or they will forfeit the deposit bonus.
Betfair NJ has long offered one of the richest NJ online casino deposit bonuses in the business, and it has only grown bigger.
In fact, new players on Betfair are now entitled to a 100 percent first-time deposit bonus of up to $2,500 on the site. If $2,500 sounds like a lot, that’s because it is. The truth is, this is about as big as it gets when it comes to NJ online casino deposit bonuses.
Betfair NJ players can clear the bonus by meeting a 20-times wagering requirement on slots. However, it gets a lot tougher for other games. The wagering requirement is 40-times on roulette. Plus, it is as high as 200-times all other table games.
Players have 90 days with which to clear the Betfair NJ deposit bonus.
Ocean Online Casino
Ocean Online Casino, the online arm of the new Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, is offering what amounts to the largest deposit bonus in NJ online gambling history.
They call it a $10,000 first deposit bonus, but it’s actually 10 deposit bonuses of up to a total of $10,000.
The first is a 100 percent bonus on your first deposit of up to $100. It just keeps on growing from there. By the time you get to your 10th deposit, you’ll get a 100 percent match bonus on a deposit of up to $2,500.
This thing is massive, and there’s never been anything like it before in New Jersey online casino deposit bonus history. Of course, there are a few terms and conditions. Players need to opt into the promotion. Then there are some wagering requirements.
On the first deposit at Ocean Resort online casino, players are required to wager the amount of the bonus 30-times.
In order to get the second bonus, players must make a deposit on the same day they are offered that bonus, which is three days after the first deposit was made.
Again, there is a 30-times wagering requirement. Three days later, it’s on to the third bonus, and so on. Although players get four days for the next few bonuses, and then it’s up to seven days for the big ones.
It’s also worth noting that slots count 100 percent toward reaching the wagering requirements, but other games do not. Roulette counts 50 percent. All other table games count just 10 percent.
It’s a bit of a commitment, but add it up and it is a rather big bonus. Plus, even players that don’t make it all the way through all 10 bonuses will be reaping some great rewards and taking advantage of the opportunity to try out one of New Jersey’s newest online casino offerings.
Golden Nugget has grown into the king of all NJ online casinos by offering the most games. However, its new player deposit bonus is competitive enough to help it draw players to the site.
In fact, Golden Nugget online casino offers new players a 100 percent deposit match bonus of up to $1,500. There’s only a couple of first-time deposit bonuses on the market that are bigger than this one.
Players can clear the deposit bonus by meeting a 20-times wagering requirement on slots. Unfortunately, all other games have a 100-times wager requirement. Players have 30 days after making a deposit to clear the bonus.
888 Casino likely made this list because it offers new players not one, but two deposit bonuses.
The first is a 50 percent first-time deposit match bonus of up to $500. The second is a 50 percent second-deposit match bonus up to $1,000.
The wagering requirement for both 888 Casino NJ deposit bonuses is 30 times on video slots, slots, arcade, and dice games. However, games including roulette, Triple Card Poker, and other table games count only 20 percent towards meeting the requirement.
Finally, blackjack and video poker count only 10 percent toward meeting wagering requirements on 888 Casino in NJ.
A woman from New Jersey found herself nearly $300,000 richer yesterday thanks to SugarHouse online casino. The unidentified lady from Sewell hit a jackpot for $287,945.
The player hit the jackpot on SugarHouse’s Divine Fortune game. Her $2 bet won the progressive jackpot on the Ancient Greece-themed slot machine.
The lucky winner celebrated her win in the SugarHouse Online Casino chatroom:
“I was actually on a work conference call,” she wrote. “(I) almost screamed at [sic] loud!”
Biggest SugarHouse Online jackpot so far
The win was the biggest jackpot on Divine Fortune in New Jersey. In fact, the six-digit score was the largest in SugarHouse history since it entered the Garden State market in 2016.
Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive, told the Press of Atlantic City:
“We are extremely excited for this winner who started playing with us in January of this year. As we approach our two-year anniversary, hitting this record-breaking jackpot is great for us and for the entire online gaming industry, as it proves people can win life-changing amounts online at anytime and anyplace.”
The jackpot that the winner hit was the Mega Jackpots feature on Divine Fortune. This win was the sixth hit for that particular game. Divine Fortune is a popular online slot game at NJ gambling websites including Golden Nugget.
The last win occurred in April when a player hit for $61,266. Before Thursday night, the largest win on Divine Fortune was for $193,737 back in March 2018.
Jackpots are hitting in New Jersey
The big win on Thursday night certainly changed someone’s life. After taxes, the Gloucester County resident will pocket roughly $180,000.
However, the jackpot is hardly the only one occurring in New Jersey. In fact, the NJ Department of Gaming Enforcement keeps tabs on any wins of more than $50,000 that occur in the state — land or online.
In 2018 alone, New Jersey slots players have won 200 jackpots of more than $50,000. Those 200 jackpots have paid out $19,586,865.75.
The largest of these was a monster $1.6 million score on July 6. A Harrah’s Atlantic City player hit the jackpot on a 25-cent Wheel of Fortune Pink Diamond game. This jackpot remains the only 2018 score over $1 million.
Big jackpots, big payouts, big smiles
In fact, July 2018 was an incredibly lucrative month for New Jersey online slots players. In that 30-day period, players won more than $4 million.
Thursday’s win was the second-largest online jackpot in 2018. On June 4, a Harrah’s online player hit for $687,785.53 on a $5 Gods of Gold game.
Overall, the Sewell resident’s win was the fifth-largest in the state this year. Perhaps the most incredible of them all was the nearly half-million dollars that a Willy Wonka penny slot paid out in March at Bally’s Park Place.
For the record, though, most of us would be happy with any of these, regardless of what machine paid them.