We’re into the month of May already. So if you’re a Golden Nugget Online Casino player, you know that means the May leg of the yearlong race for one million dollars has just started. And since the merry month of May has its own separate race for $60,000, for 500 lucky players, May will be magical.
All of the prizes in the May race are worth playing for, but especially the top prize. The top player on this month’s leaderboard will win a $10,000 bonus!
Golden Nugget players can join the monthly race anytime
Every year Golden Nugget Online Casino offers its players multiple chances to win fabulous prizes in its exclusive Weekly Missions, monthly races, and yearlong race.
May 2020 is no exception. While the Kentucky Derby was canceled and even Cinco de Mayo festivities will be limited to low key family celebrations at home, at Golden Nugget, you can be off to the races, as usual, every day or as often as you like.
How to participate in the Golden Nugget May $6,000 Month of Magic race
Once again, at the end of the month, Golden Nugget Online Casino will give away another $60,000 in bonus money, just like last month.
All you have to do to get a share of that enormous prize pool is be one of the top 500 players on the leaderboard at the end of the month. However, the higher up you finish, the bigger your share, with the biggest share of all–$10,000 going to the player who finishes on top.
Any player with a Golden Nugget Online Casino account can participate in the May race, whether or not you have participated in a previous race.
Those of you who have been active since day 1 in January might want to pick up the pace, especially if you have a shot to win one of the year-end prizes. However, even if you started late or you’re considering entering the race this month for the first time, don’t count yourself out. Some of the May prize money could have your name written on it!
But first, you need to register. So if you haven’t already done so, here’s what you need to do as soon as possible to get started:
- Log into your GoldenNuggetCasino.com account.
- Go to Available Bonuses and opt into the Golden Nugget Month of Magic promotion.
- Make a single deposit of $20 or more.
- Start playing!
The following table shows the multiple ways you can earn Leaderboard points. As you can see, you can earn points not only by betting in the online casino or sportsbook but also by depositing money into your account.
How much can you win?
On Fri., June 5, Golden Nugget will award prizes to the top 500 players on the leaderboard. The amount of the prize will depend on where the player finishes on the leaderboard. All prizes will be in the form of bonus money, which will be credited to the winning players’ accounts the same day.
The 500 prizes will be distributed as follows:
- 1stplace: $10,000 free play bonus
- 2ndplace: $8,000 free play bonus
- 3rdplace: $6,000 free play bonus
- 4thplace: $5,000 free play bonus
- 5thplace: $4,000 free play bonus
- 6thplace: $3,000 free play bonus
- 7thplace: $2,000 free play bonus
- 8thplace: $1,500 free play bonus
- 9thplace: $1,250 free play bonus
- 10thplace: $1,000 free play bonus
- 11th-15thplace: $750 free play bonus
- 16th-20thplace: $500 free play bonus
- 21st-25thplace: $250 free play bonus
- 26th-50thplace: $100 free play bonus
- 51st-100thplace: $75 free play bonus
- 101st-125thplace: $50 free play bonus
- 126th-150thplace: $30 free play bonus
- 151st-200thplace: $15 free play bonus
- 201st-250thplace: $10 free play bonus
- 251st-500thplace: $5 free play bonus
Wagering requirements for the bonus
Since each of these prizes comes in the form of bonus money, as with any other casino bonus, it is not immediately withdrawable. Before you will be permitted to withdraw either the bonus itself or any additional winnings therefrom, you will need to complete some additional wagering requirements.
However, in this case, you will be pleased to know that the amount of additional wagering is minimal.
Golden Nugget is letting you choose either a casino bonus or a sports bonus. You cannot pick both. Due to the very limited sports betting options at this time, your best bet is probably a casino bonus.
We highly recommend that you clear the bonus with slots. But pick a game with an above-average return to player (RTP) for a better chance of winning. As long as you play any slot game except one of the 21 “excluded” slots, (you only have to wager the bonus 1x.
In other words, you can clear the bonus entirely with the casino’s money and not risk any of your own money!
You have up to seven days to complete the wagering.
See the Golden Nugget NJ gambling website and my article on the January race for other terms and conditions, the complete list of excluded slots, and descriptions of the Weekly Missions and yearlong Million Dollar Race.
Despite the stoppage of most North American sports from the coronavirus pandemic, DraftKings has done arguably the best among major gaming companies. They have expanded operations to new states, rolled out new content from Freeplay pools to NJ online casino games, and even successfully launched their IPO.
And now introducing… the DraftKings MMA Million!
In the first major live sports event since going public, DraftKings has a big offer for fans. For UFC 249 this Saturday from Jacksonville, the pioneers of daily fantasy are offering a million-dollar prize pool, their biggest on a single MMA card.
DraftKings MMA Million – UFC 249 Contest
- $20 is the entry fee for the contest.
So those who have been waiting for “legitimate competition” or have been doing well in the freeroll events might want to get involved.
- Top prize among the 58,823 entrants is $200,000
New players can get involved too.
The standard $3 freeroll ticket with an initial deposit has been replaced with the $20 ticket for this special contest.
Greg Ehrenberg is DraftKings’ MMA DFS analyst.
On Thursday, he noted the DFS field is busy, despite the lack of traditional events. While many wonder if there should be a PPV in Florida during the lockdown, he believes the fans are ready to get involved.
“A lot of people are playing stuff like Korean baseball, which takes place overnight here,” he said. “As long as the event happens, there’s going to be a DFS contest.”
He expects the competition to sell out.
After a couple days of KBO, does anybody else feel like they are fluent in Korean?
— Greg Ehrenberg (@gehrenbergdfs) May 6, 2020
UFC 249 is going on despite major concerns about travel and safety from the shutdowns.
The evening will go on without lightweight champion Khabib Nuragomedov, who was slated to defend his belt against Tony Ferguson. Instead, Justin Gaethje will enter the main event for the title.
DraftKings DFS Contest – How To Play
For those who have done DFS for other sports but not combat, it’s a bit different.
- Pick six of the 24 fighters on the card for Saturday’s event with a $50,000 salary cap.
- Fighters earn points for strikes, takedowns, advances, and other moves in the match.
- However, there are more points available for quicker finishes so it’s key to weigh those objectives before selecting a lineup.
Ehrenberg recommended players who aren’t familiar with MMA DFS should first check the odds on DK’s sportsbook. Usually, the DFS prices match up with the betting lines. Players should look at who might get an early finish.
“A lot of times you’ll find value in terms of where a fighter has a better chance of winning, in terms of the odds they had earlier in the week,” Ehrenberg said. “Odds can swing during the week and sometimes the underdog in a bout when odds are released can become the favorite by the time the fighters enter the octagon.”
Even with the man who scared away Connor McGregor off the card, there are some recognizable names on Saturday’s lineup. Bantamweight champ Henry Cejudo will defend his title against Dominic Cruz. Former NFL standout Greg Hardy will open the PPV slate at heavyweight, while fan-favorite, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone headlines the prelims.
When asked for a “sleeper pick,” Ehrenberg picked Yorgan De Castro, Hardy’s opponent at heavyweight. Hardy is still green in MMA despite his 5-2 record.
Castro isn’t giving up much weight but is 5 inches shorter. He could possibly get in on the former defensive end and control the match at short-range.
- As an underdog, this could be the most noteworthy upset of the night.
- Ehrenberg thinks De Castro could win by KO to move his UFC record to 7-0.
— DK Live (@dklive) May 6, 2020