If Golden Nugget Online Casino is one of your favorite places to play in New Jersey, you probably already know that this is a site that consistently goes all out with its special promotions and giveaways.
I was going to say that the start of December is no exception, but I actually have to amend that statement. With Christmas only a few weeks away and the festive spirit of the holidays already in full force, Golden Nugget’s largess is more evident than ever.
The proof is the multiple special offers you can access right now.
In this article, I will tell you about two of them. The first is a 100 percent deposit match bonus offer that Golden Nugget calls Weekend Booster. It’s for this weekend only. The second promotion called the Big Holiday Giveaway is ongoing from Dec. 1-23.
Golden Nugget’s Weekend Booster
This weekend, Golden Nugget Online Casino is offering a special promotion that’s somewhat out of character for this NJ gambling website whose promotions are often geared primarily toward high rollers.
For a change of pace, low rollers now also have a chance to boost their online account.
It’s a simple but solid dollar for dollar deposit match offer that any player can afford, and this weekend, with the holidays rapidly approaching, the timing couldn’t be better. The promotion started on Friday, Nov. 30 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.
Here’s what you need to do to access your bonus:
- Log into your GoldenNuggetCasino.com account anytime during the Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 promotion period.
- Go to Available Bonuses and claim the Weekend Booster
- Make a deposit of $20 or more.
The casino will immediately match your deposit with a bonus in the same amount up to $25.
You can only claim the offer once and it must be with a single deposit.
What size deposit is best?
While you can deposit as little as $20, this is a rarely offered 100 percent bonus, so you might as well grab every last dollar you can. By all means spring for the extra $5 in order to get the maximum bonus the casino is offering. Deposit $25, get $25.
It’s as simple as that.
Of course, there’s nothing to stop you from depositing more than $25 if you so desire. But keep in mind that the size of your bonus will not increase. The only reason to even consider depositing more money is if your account balance is running too low for comfort and you absolutely need more money to make your customary wagers.
Otherwise, limit your deposit for this offer to exactly $25, no more and no less.
Wagering requirements for the bonus
The rules concerning the wagering requirements and other terms and conditions for the Weekend Booster bonus are no different from most other Golden Nugget Online Casino bonuses.
Before you will be permitted to withdraw the bonus, deposit tied to the bonus, or any resulting winnings, you will need to meet the casino’s wagering requirements. Depending on your game choice, here is the amount you will need to wager:
- Most slots: 10x bonus
- Excluded slots* and all other games: 50x bonus
*If you decide to clear your bonus with slots, the overwhelming majority of the Golden Nugget slots still count 100 percent. However, the casino has designated 21 slots as “excluded slots” that will only count 20 percent. Therefore, instead of only having to wager the bonus 10x, the wagering requirements for these slots jumps to 50x the bonus, the same as for games other than slots.
The likely reason for the increased wagering requirements for these slots is their higher than usual rate of return. Many of these slots are by NetEnt.
But interestingly none of the five permitted Christmas-themed NetEnt slots in the second promotion featured in this article, all with a 96 percent RTP or better, made it to the excluded list. So go ahead and clear the bonus, if you wish, with one or more of those five NetEnt slots.
For the complete list of the 21 excluded slots that only count 20 percent, see the Golden Nugget website.
If, as recommended, you take the maximum bonus of $25, your wagering requirements for all slots but the 21 excluded ones will be $250. The wagering requirements for all other games will be $1,250. You have up to seven days to complete the wagering.
Other important terms and conditions
As with any other deposit match bonus received from this casino, while the bonus-related wagering is still in progress, the bonus, deposit tied to the bonus, and any resulting winnings will be temporarily locked into your account.
However, you will still be able to withdraw winnings from wagers made with funds from your own cashable wallet not related to the bonus.
Then, as soon as the bonus is fully cleared unless the allotted time period has expired, your deposit, bonus, and bonus-related winnings (or whatever is left of this money) can be withdrawn as well. On the other hand, opting out, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to complete the wagering in time will result in forfeiture of both the bonus and any resulting winnings.
Why the Weekend Booster is worth your time
Many of you might feel that a $25 bonus is too small to be worth your time.
While I agree that $25 is a small amount for a bonus, especially for those whose average wagers are for much more, the offer is still excellent. No NJ online casino bonus gives you more bang for your buck than a 100 percent bonus. So for that reason alone, whatever the amount, and whatever size player you are, I recommend taking full advantage of the offer every time.
However, for anyone with a limited bankroll and playing for relatively small stakes, saying yes to this offer should be a no-brainer. With many other promotions out of your reach, you may have a very long wait for another opportunity of this caliber to boost your online account.
Furthermore, the wagering requirement of just 10x the bonus for most slots is very reasonable, and keep in mind that you can take up to a full week to clear the bonus. Surely you can afford to deposit $25 and over the course of seven days wager $250 (less than $36 per day), but what you can’t afford to do is procrastinate.
After this weekend, the offer will be history, so get your Weekend Booster from Golden Nugget Online Casino today!
NetEnt Big Holiday Giveaway at Golden Nugget online
The second special promotion I am going to tell you about that’s ongoing at Golden Nugget Online Casino is the NetEnt Big Holiday Giveaway.
As you probably know, when Golden Nugget holds a giveaway, more often that not, it’s on a grand scale. Lots and lots of prizes, some of them huge, are what you can expect, and this one certainly qualifies. The total prize pool is an incredible $200,000!
If only you can get a piece of it. Well, you can, and this article will tell you what you need to do to have a shot. But first, you need to know two big differences between the NetEnt Big Holiday Giveaway and most other Golden Nugget giveaways.
The difference from other giveaways
One major difference between the Big Holiday Giveaway and various other giveaways you may have entered on GoldenNuggetCasino.com is that this one is not being sponsored by Golden Nugget but by NetEnt, the manufacturer of many of the slot games that the casino offers.
As such, the promotion is not being offered exclusively to Golden Nugget players but to players at casinos around the world.
Accordingly, the total number of participants hoping for a piece of the prize money will be much larger than in giveaways specific to Golden Nugget. But the total number of prizes is also much larger. When most NJ online casinos hold drawings, typically there are only a handful of prizes given out. Golden Nugget has held bigger sweepstakes, sometimes with as many as 500 prizes.
But that doesn’t even come close to this giveaway with 5,854 prizes!
Another way the Big Holiday Giveaway is different is that instead of most of the prizes being in the form of bonus money credited to the player’s account, all prizes are in the form of withdrawable cash.
As with many other drawings, first you need to play to earn entries, but instead of having to do more wagering, like you do to clear a bonus money prize, there are no additional wagering requirements. That translates into no further risk to your bankroll.
How to participate in the Big Holiday Giveaway
The entry earning period for this promotion started Saturday, Dec. 1. But if you missed the opening day, don’t worry because you have plenty of time. The promotion continues until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23.
Basically, what you need to do during the three week time period is play designated NetEnt slot games as often as possible. All of these slots have a Christmas theme, so playing them will perform double duty by helping you get into the holiday spirit. Here’s what you need to do to get started:
- Log into your GoldenNuggetCasino.com account during the Dec. 1-23 promotion period.
- Go to Available Bonuses and opt into the NetEnt Slots Big Holiday promotion.
- Choose any of the five permitted games listed below and start playing.
Fruit Shop Christmas Edition 96.70%
Secrets of Christmas 96.29%
Flowers Christmas Edition 96.30%
The Legend of Shangri-La, Jingle Spins 96.59%
Berry Burst 96.56%
How to earn entries into the drawing
For every $20 that you wager on any of these games on given day during the promotion, you earn one entry into the drawing at the end of the week. The maximum number of entries any one person can earn on one day is capped at 50 (for players who wager $1,000 or more).
On the Monday following each week of the promotion (Dec. 10, 17, and 24), a separate drawing will be held from all eligible entries for that week. Winners will have their cash prize credited to their account the next day.
What you can win in the Holiday Giveaway
Each successive week of the promotion, more money will be added to the prize pool and a greater number of prizes will be awarded. The smallest prize all three weeks is only $10, and unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of prizes are for that amount. However, some of the prizes are much larger. The top prize, won by three people each week, is $2,000 the first week, $3,500 the second week, and $5,000 the third week.
Individual players cannot win more than one prize per drawing, but those who win a prize one week are not excluded from winning a prize again another week.
Why the NetEnt Slots Big Holiday Giveaway is a great offer
During the course of your online casino play, it’s rare indeed that you will come across a giveaway of anywhere this magnitude. Altogether, over the course of the three weeks of the promotion, 5,854 prizes will be awarded totaling $200,000 in cash!
So as long as you are going to be playing online anyway, it certainly makes sense to earn as many entries as you can for each of the three prize drawings.
A promotion for any type of player
No deposit is necessary and how frequently you play and how much you wager is entirely up to you. In fact, this is the type of promotion that makes sense for any level of player. If you like to bet big and can afford it, then it probably makes sense to maximize your chances by betting $1,000 each day to earn 50 entries per day.
Typically, the prize drawings at Golden Nugget have no cap at all on the number of entries, so I was glad to see a cap in this instance, albeit a high one. Also, if wagering $1,000 per day is impossible for you, no worries.
Simply play at your usual betting level. The minimum you can wager on any given day for it to count is only $20.
Keep in mind, too, that there will be three random drawings so anything can happen, including a person with only a few entries being picked as one of the top prize winners.
No additional wagering requirements for prize winners
Another feature of this promotion that you’re sure to like is that the prizes are awarded as cash rather than bonus money. So once the money is in your account, it’s yours to do with as you like immediately. No additional wagering is necessary.
The opportunity to enjoy and possibly win big playing NetEnt slot games
Last, but certainly not least, win or lose, this promotion will introduce you to some great slot games you probably haven’t played before.
Earlier in this post, along with the names of the five NetEnt slots that can earn you entries, I listed their return to player (RTP). These percentages are what you can expect from NetEnt, but way above what you will find for most online slots.
In other words, the slots you will be playing for your chance to win a prize in the giveaway are among the best slots available to NJ players. There’s a good possibility of being a big winner in this promotion, simply playing NetEnt Christmas themed slots.
Want to know more?
You can find more information about this exciting holiday promotion in a separate article I wrote for NJ Online Casino Bonus. You can read the article here.
In addition, over the course of the next three weeks, I will be offering my own take on the five featured NetEnt slots. The reviews will be included in upcoming Barb’s Best Bet articles here on NJ Gambling Websites.