St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone but not the opportunity to have your share of Irish luck rub off on you at NJ online casinos. As you probably already know, at 8 p.m., Monday, March 16, all nine Atlantic City casinos were required to temporarily close and must remain closed until further notice.
However, you can still play your favorite games online or on your mobile device to your heart’s content. Borgata Online Casino and BetMGM Online Casino are two of the NJ gambling websites that are going all out to keep you happily entertained with exciting weeklong special promotions.
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Borgata and BetMGM St. Patrick’s Day Leaderboard
This promotion got underway at both Borgata Online Casino and BetMGM Casino on Monday, March 16 but continues until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 22. So you still have time to enter and “spin your way to the top of the leaderboard and claim a pot of cash.”
Monday, March 23 is payout day. All prizes are in the form of immediately withdrawable cash with no further wagering requirements. So this is an opportunity no Borgata or BetMGM online casino player should miss.
The top 100 players will win prizes ranging from $20 cash to $1,000 cash.
How the Borgata and BetMGM St. Patrick’s Day Leaderboard works
This promotion is open to all registered Borgata and BetMGM online casino players. If you wish to participate, here are the steps you need to follow.
- Log into your Borgata or BetMGM online casino account during the 3/16-3/22 promotion period as soon as possible if you have not already done so.
- Go to the Promotions tab and opt-in to the St. Patrick’s Day Leaderboard promotion.
- Start playing!
You will earn 2 leaderboard points for every $1 wagered on featured games (see below), 1 leaderboard point for every $1 wagered on other online slots, and 1 leaderboard point for every $5 wagered on table games.
Featured slot games
In keeping with this promotion’s St. Patrick’s Day theme, all of the featured slot games also have an Irish theme. The featured slots are as follows:
- Luck O’ the Jackpot
- Finn and the Swirly Spin
- Emerald Isle
- Irish Eyes
- Irish Eyes 2
Two of the above slots, Emerald Isle and Finn and the Swirly Spin, are also featured on NJ Gambling Websites as Barb’s Best Bets. In addition, both Borgata and BetMGM are participating casinos in the still ongoing monthlong NetEnt $250,000 Giveaway, and all of your play on Finn and the Swirly Spin counts toward entries in that cash prize giveaway, too!
What can you win in the Borgata and BetMGM St. Patrick’s Day Leaderboard Giveaway?
Within 24 hours after the leaderboard entry earning period concludes, the casinos will determine the distribution of prizes. notify the winners via phone or email, and credit the prizes to their accounts.
This promotion does not entail a drawing. Prizes will be based solely on players’ standing on the St. Patrick’s Day Leaderboard. The top 100 players will each win a cash prize. As the following table shows, the prizes range all the way from $20 to $1,000.
Why the St. Patrick’s Day Leaderboard promotion is worth your time
Some of you may still be on the fence about whether it would be worth your time to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Leaderboard promotion. Here are the reasons why I recommend it.
If you play enough and are lucky enough to win one of the 100 prizes, as mentioned, all prizes are in the form of cash you can withdraw immediately. Unlike most of the giveaways on NJ gambling websites, there is no bonus to clear, so there is no further risk to your bankroll.
The only shortcoming associated with this promotion is that Borgata and BetMGM are not placing any limits on the number of leaderboard points you can earn. This will undoubtedly result in those players who can afford to bet thousands of dollars per day doing exactly that.
Keep that in mind, but don’t bet more than you can comfortably afford. No deposit is required to enter, and even if your play is not sufficient to rank on the leaderboard, all of your play counts toward earning loyalty rewards.
In addition, if you play Finn and the Swirly Spin, on top of the 96.62 percent RTP (one of the highest you’ll find anywhere online), all of your play counts in two giveaways simultaneously—this one and the NetEnt giveaway!
Lastly, apart from any prize you might win, this could be the week you could get lucky simply by playing, especially since it’s St. Patrick’s Day Week!
Don’t let the fact that the Atlantic City casinos are temporarily off-limits get you down. All NJ gambling websites remain open 24/7, so you can still play your favorite games.
Not only that, but bonuses galore are yours for the taking. If you play at Tropicana Online Casino and/or Virgin Online Casino, why not celebrate both St. Patrick’s Day Week and the start of spring with these special offers?
Tropicana March Mania
It might not feel like we’re in the middle of March with no March Madness. But Tropicana Online Casino is offering you another great way to celebrate the end of St. Patrick’s Day week and beginning of spring–March Mania!
How to participate in March Mania at Tropicana Online Casino
This promotion starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, March 20 and continues all weekend up to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 22. It is open only to registered Tropicana Online Casino players. However, players who reside in the following locations are excluded: New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
Tropicana Online Casino is giving away $10,000 in bonus money, and 360 lucky players will all get a piece of it. Monday, March 23 is payout day.
For every $50 wagered on any calendar day during the promotion on any game, earn 1 drawing entry, up to five entries per day.
Therefore, since this promotion will be ongoing for three days (Fri., Sat., and Sun.), if you play all three days and wager $250 or more each day, you will earn 15 drawing entries. This is the maximum number of entries possible.
But if you can’t afford to or don’t have time to wager that much, don’t worry about it. In a random drawing, anything can happen, and this drawing will have 360 winners, so the luck of the draw should come into play even if you don’t have a lot of entries.
Awarding of prizes
On Monday, 3/23, Tropicana Online Casino will hold a random drawing to pick the 300 prizewinners.
All prizes are in the form of bonus money, ranging from $10 to $500. The following table shows how the prizes will be distributed.
|# of Winners||Prize|
|2||$500 Bonus Money|
|8||$250 Bonus Money|
|10||$100 Bonus Money|
|40||$50 Bonus Money|
|100||$20 Bonus Money|
|200||$10 Bonus Money|
All prizes will be credited to players’ accounts within 24 hours of the drawing.
Terms and conditions
All bonus money awarded in this promotion is subject to the same wagering requirements and other terms and conditions as any other bonus that Tropicana Online Casino (or sister NJ gambling website, Virgin Online Casino) offers.
Winners will need to wager the bonus 1x on any game of their choosing and have up to 30 days to do so. Any resulting winnings can then be withdrawn but not the bonus itself, which the casino takes back.
Virgin Online Casino Pot O’ Gold Prize Draw
March Mania at Tropicana Online Casino won’t start till Friday, but if you’re reading this article before then, you don’t have to wait for your chance to win. The Pot O’ Gold Prize Draw promotion at Virgin Online Casino is already ongoing.
Surely you would love to get your hands on a piece of the $5,000 bonus money prize pool that Virgin Casino will be giving away on Monday. If Virgin Online Casino is one of the NJ gambling websites where you currently play, the Pot O’Gold Prize Draw could be your golden opportunity. 100 lucky players will all win prizes!
The period for earning entries started on Monday, March 16 and continues through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 22.
Are you eligible?
This promotion is open only to registered Virgin Online Casino players. However, if you reside in any of the following locations: New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico, you won’t be able to participate.
How to earn entries for the Virgin Online Casino Pot O’ Gold Prize Draw
Simply play your favorite Virgin Online Casino games, as usual. For every $50 that you wager on any game on any single qualifying day of the promotion, you will earn one drawing entry, up to a maximum of five entries per day if you wager $250 or more.
Therefore, if you started playing and wagered $250 or more on day 1 (Monday) and do likewise every other day this week, you will earn 35 entries, the maximum number of entries possible.
However, earning that many entries would not only entail playing every day but wagering a total of $1,750 over the seven-day period. Since for many of you that won’t be feasible, simply do the best you can. Don’t risk any more of your bankroll than you can comfortably afford.
Awarding of prizes
On Monday, March 23, all eligible entries will be entered into a drawing where Virgin Online Casino will randomly select the 100 winners. All prizes will be in the form of bonus money credited to the player’s account. The following table shows how the 100 prizes will be distributed.
|# of Winners||Prize|
|1||$500 Bonus Money|
|4||$250 Bonus Money|
|5||$100 Bonus Money|
|20||$50 Bonus Money|
|50||$20 Bonus Money|
|100||$10 Bonus Money|
All prizewinners can expect to see the bonus money credited to their account within 24 hours of the drawing.
Terms and Conditions
These prizes work exactly the same way as the prizes in the Tropicana drawing. You have up to 30 days to wager the bonus 1x on any game you choose. As soon as you complete the wagering, you will be free to withdraw any resulting winnings. However, you won’t be able to withdraw the bonus money itself then or ever.
March Mania and Pot O’ Gold Pros and Cons
No NJ online casino offers more special promotions than Tropicana and Virgin. However, if you’re a regular player, you will quickly discover that the two promotions described above are very similar to those you have accessed in the past.
Both offers are not without their share of shortcomings. But if you plan to play at Tropicana Online Casino and/or Virgin Online Casino this week anyway, don’t let that stop you. Even if it won’t be feasible to earn the maximum number of entries, you should still participate. No deposit is required, and as long as you wager at least $50 on at least one promotion day, your name will be in the drawing.
However, keep in mind that you cannot carry play over from one day to the next. So each day you play, be sure to wager at least $50, and if you wager more than $50, try to make the total amount a multiple of $50.
What could be better
Unfortunately, both promotions have the same weaknesses associated with all offers at these two casinos: (1) you can only wager the bonus money once and (2) it’s a sticky bonus that you can’t withdraw. In addition, since the size of the bonus is likely to be small, the opportunity to wind up with more than a very meager win, if that, isn’t good.
On the flip side, since you’re only being asked to wager the bonus once, clearing the bonus entails no risk to your bankroll whatsoever.
In short, you probably won’t win a lot in these drawings, but it’s not impossible. And if you don’t win, you won’t lose. Also, it’s still St. Patrick’s Day Week, and a little Irish luck might be all you need to win big time simply by playing.