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Barbara Nathan

As an ardent gaming enthusiast, Barbara Nathan moved closer to Atlantic City to be closer to the legal New Jersey online gambling industry. An experienced professional writer, Barbara spends her spare time volunteering when she is not busy covering the NJ online casino industry.

About Barbara Nathan

As an ardent gaming enthusiast, Barbara Nathan moved closer to Atlantic City to be closer to the legal New Jersey online gambling industry. An experienced professional writer, Barbara spends her spare time volunteering when she is not busy covering the NJ online casino industry.

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Grab This Caesars Online Casino Deposit Bonus Before Time Runs Out

Barbara Nathan August 19, 2019
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When was the last time your favorite NJ gambling website offered you a 100% match on your deposit? If it’s been a while and you’re a registered player at Caesars Online Casino, the offer I am describing for you here is far too good to miss.

Today (Aug. 19) is the last day of this special promotion that Caesars Casino & Sports has been running since last Friday, Aug. 16. So you will have to hurry to take advantage of the offer before it expires at 11:59 p.m.

Caesars will match your next deposit 100% up to $40!

Caesars online casino’s 100% deposit bonus

If you have an account at Caesars Online Casino and have not already opted into this offer, here are the simple steps you need to follow ASAP to receive your bonus.

  • Log into your CaesarsCasino.com account today, Aug. 19.
  • Click on My Account and then on My Bonuses.
  • Enter the promo code MATCH40 and click on Get Details.
  • Go to Available Bonuses and find the offer for 100% Bonus Match.
  • Click on Deposit next to the bonus. Then make your deposit and claim your bonus.

Unlike some casino bonuses that players can request again each promotional day, this one can only be claimed once. So accessing the bonus today rather than earlier still entitles you to the same amount.

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.

How much should you deposit?

The minimum deposit to get a bonus is only $10. However, you are strongly advised to deposit exactly $40 instead so you can get the maximum bonus that the casino is offering, which is also $40. Your next opportunity to get a dollar for dollar match on your deposit might not come anytime soon, so it would be foolish to shortchange yourself.

On the other hand, unless you absolutely need to have more money in your account to make your usual wagers, you gain no advantage at all by depositing more than $40. You will not get a bigger bonus. You will also lose out on the biggest advantage that this bonus has going for it — a 100% match of your deposit.

Wagering requirements 

As with all deposit match bonuses, before the casino will let you withdraw any part of the bonus, your deposit equal to the bonus, or any resulting winnings, you will need to meet the stipulated wagering requirements.

Unfortunately, for this bonus, like most other deposit match bonuses at Caesars Online Casino, the wagering requirements might be more than you were expecting, however. That is because instead of being based solely on the amount of the bonus, they are based on the bonus and deposit combined.

You can clear the bonus with any online casino game you wish, but not with sports bets. Depending on the type of game you choose, here is the amount you will need to wager:

  • Slots: 5x bonus + deposit
  • Video Poker: 10x bonus + deposit
  • All Other Games: 25x bonus + deposit

You have up to seven days to complete the wagering.

Additional terms and conditions

As soon as you finish clearing the bonus, provided you do so in time, whatever you have left of your bonus, deposit, and winnings, will become available for you to withdraw. However, if you should cancel the bonus, attempt to withdraw any of these funds before they become available, or fail to complete the wagering within the allotted time frame, you will forfeit both the bonus and any resulting winnings.

Impact of including the deposit in the wagering requirements

Because the bonus and deposit are exactly the same, the effect of requiring you to wager an equal multiple of the two combined is to double the amount of wagering you would need to do otherwise.

More specifically, this means that if you deposit $40, as you should, to get the maximum $40 bonus, your wagering requirements to clear the bonus will be as follows:

  • Slots: 5x $80 = $400
  • Video Poker: 10x $80 = $800
  • All Other Games: 25x $80 = $2,000

Obviously, it would be much better if the wagering requirements were based solely on the bonus, as it is at most NJ online casinos, and your deposit wasn’t factored into the equation at all. However, what keeps the amount of wagering from getting out of hand is the fact that this is a 100% deposit match bonus.

If this were a 50 percent deposit match bonus instead, your wagering requirements based on the bonus and deposit combined would be triple what they would amount to otherwise. Instead, the existing wagering requirements are no higher than what they would be at other casinos with a 10x bonus wagering requirement for slots and a 50x bonus wagering requirement for other games.

A 100% deposit match at Caesars

Even with the increased wagering requirements due to being based on the bonus and deposit combined, this is still a great offer. Here are the reasons why.

Rare opportunity to get a dollar for dollar match on your deposit

If you play on multiple NJ gambling websites, you don’t need me to tell you that 100% deposit match offers extended to existing players are few and far between. For new players, such offers are the rule rather than the exception, but afterward, the reverse is true. In fact, deposit matches of 25% or less are not uncommon.

Caesars is one of the few NJ online casinos that offers 100% deposit match bonuses to existing players at all.

Great bang for your buck

No other deposit match bonus offered by any NJ online casino offers you greater bang for your buck than a 100 percent deposit match bonus. Not only are these bonuses a quick and easy way to double the amount of money you’re adding to your account; you can rely more on the casino’s money rather than your own for clearing the bonus. That means much less risk to your bankroll.

Across the board appeal

Today’s bonus is capped at $40, which isn’t a lot, but it’s not so tiny either that you’re likely to dismiss it as a waste of time. More importantly, the deposit of $40 that you will need to make to get the maximum bonus is small enough so almost any player can afford it. Small players can participate, too

As for those of you whose average wager is much more than $40, think of the bonus this way. Making the requisite deposit and clearing the bonus will be almost effortless — a piece of cake.

Ample time to clear the bonus

The casino is giving you up to seven days to clear your bonus. That’s plenty of time. If you’re accustomed to making small wagers, meeting wagering requirements for a $40 bonus in one day might seem like a tall order, but you don’t have to do that.

You can take the $40 bonus and clear it with slots, but spread the $400 wagering requirement equally over seven days. That way you won’t even have to wager $60 per day.

The bottom line

If you’re a Caesars Online Casino player, don’t even think twice about accepting this outstanding offer. Deposit match bonuses come in many varieties and sizes, but bigger isn’t always better. This offer to match your deposit dollar for dollar is as good as deposit match bonuses get.

So grab it today before it’s gone!

Take Your Shot At The Tropicana Casino Paradise Bonus

Barbara Nathan August 16, 2019
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As much as you would love to win every time you play in the casino, there will be times, through no fault of your own, that you can’t get any luck to go your way. It’s frustrating, to say the least.

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But it’s definitely less so knowing that your favorite NJ gambling website has your back, like Tropicana Online Casino does this weekend, and will return part of your loss back to you in the form of a bonus

Tropicana calls the promotion it is offering this weekend Paradise Playback. To me, that’s a bit of stretch. There’s nothing idyllic about losing, especially when there’s real money involved.

But there is one similarity. In Paradise, you have nothing at all to worry about, and the same is true with this Tropicana Playback Bonus. That’s because if your playing session ends in a loss, the worst has already happened. You get to clear the bonus entirely with the casino’s money, so you can’t possibly lose any more of your own money. So from here on out, things can only get better.

The next time you play you could win! So in that sense, your Paradise Playback Bonus could be the next best thing to winning in the first place.

How the Tropicana Online Casino Paradise Playback Bonus works

This promotion runs from 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 16 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 18.  Play anytime you wish during that time period and wager at least $50. However, you must choose from the following 12 slot games for your play to count.

Select Games
Secrets of the Phoenix
Family Feud
Tiki Totems
Tiki Island
Tiki Island Mini
Bubbly Wild
Agatha Christie’s Mystery Wilds
Anchorman
Dancing Drums
Solar Disc
Zeus™ God of Thunder™
Scudamore’s Super Stakes™

If and only if your total play on these games during the promotion period results in a net loss, you will receive a 15 percent playback bonus up to a maximum bonus of $50.

How to determine the amount of your bonus

Keep in mind that the bonus is calculated based on your total net loss, if any, for the weekend and not how you fare during any one playing session or calendar day. Therefore, you can have one or more winning sessions and still qualify for a bonus. Conversely, you can have one or more losing sessions and not qualify for a bonus.

In order to qualify for the maximum bonus of $50, you would need to show a net loss of $333.34 or more. The bonus amounts for smaller losses will be prorated accordingly. For example, if you show a net loss of $100, your bonus would be $15. The smallest bonus that Tropicana will award is $1 based on a net loss of $6.67. If you lose less than that or if you win, you won’t get a bonus.

When will you receive the bonus?

On Monday, August 19, Tropicana will review each participant’s results and determine how much bonus money, if any, you have coming to you. If you qualify for a bonus, you can expect to see the money in your account 24 hours thereafter. But allow up to three business days in case of technical difficulties.

Wagering requirements for the Tropicana Online Casino Playback Bonus

Unless you are brand new to Tropicana Online Casino, you probably already know exactly what you need to do to clear this bonus. The wagering requirements and other terms and conditions for every bonus you receive from this casino, or from its sister NJ gambling website, Virgin Online Casino, are identical.

You have up to 30 days from the time you receive your bonus to wager it 1x on any game you wish. Then, as soon as you complete this very minimal amount of wagering, you are free to withdraw any winnings. However, you no longer have access to the bonus itself, so even if you win, forget about rebetting or withdrawing that money. Win or lose, as soon as you wager the bonus once, the casino takes the bonus back and you never see it again.

Tropicana Online Casino Paradise Playback Bonus Pros and Cons

I am not a big fan of Playback Bonuses. I prefer bonuses that are earned based solely on the amount deposited or wagered, irrespective of whether the player wins or loses.

That said, I realize that Playback Bonuses are popular with many players. Losing is never fun, but ending a playing session with less money than when you started becomes more tolerable when some of that money, even a small portion of it, is returned to you as a bonus.

Playback bonuses vs. cashback bonuses

If you play on any other NJ gambling websites besides Tropicana and Virgin, you may encounter offers from time to time for a cashback bonus. A cashback bonus is similar to a playback bonus inasmuch as the only way to get it is to wager and lose a certain amount of your own money first. However, the difference is that with a cashback bonus, there are no further wagering requirements. If you wish, you can withdraw any or all of the bonus money immediately and call it a day. You are under no obligation to chase your losses.

Some playback bonuses are also cashable, but not until the player has satisfied the wagering requirements. If the wagering requirement is substantial (i.e., 15x the bonus or greater), players face the risk of losing even more of their own money. This bonus from Tropicana only needs to be wagered once so it costs you nothing. But the downside is that you can’t keep the bonus, only your winnings, if any, from betting the bonus.

Other problems with the Tropicana Playback Bonus

Traditional bonuses can be risky, especially for players with small bankrolls. If they have to bet the bonus over and over again, they won’t be able to count on the bonus alone to provide enough money to meet the wagering requirements. So, almost inevitably, they will have to dip into their own deposited funds, too. But the flip side is many opportunities to win and even win substantially.

Because you can only bet this bonus once and can’t keep it either, the opportunity to win with the bonus is much more limited. Furthermore, the bonus only amounts to 15 percent of the money the player has already lost and has a $50 cap, so the amount will be small. For all of these reasons, while it is not impossible, with the help of this bonus, to get out of the red completely and recoup the entire earlier loss and more, it is highly improbable.

My biggest problem with this bonus, however, is the negative mindset it creates. Yes, you would love to win, but you also want a bonus. But you can’t have both. Then you start thinking about other times when you not only lost but didn’t get a bonus either and tell yourself that you’ll probably lose again. But it’s okay because this time you will get a bonus and could wind up winning after all. That’s how a Playback Bonus can make losing a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Even if you find yourself ahead in the course of your play, quitting a winner will be difficult. You will be tempted to play longer than you should, knowing that if your good luck doesn’t continue and you give your winnings back, at least you will get a bonus.

What’s great about the Tropicana Playback Bonus

Now that you know what’s not so great about this offer, let’s focus on why, as long as you are going to be playing on TropicanaCasino.com anyway this weekend, you should definitely take advantage of it.

It’s a promotion everyone can afford

For starters, you don’t have to wager any more money than usual. No deposit is necessary, and as long as you wager at least $50 on any of the 12 included slot games before the promotion ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, that’s sufficient. There are no specified “Happy Hours” either, so you pick the times when you want to play, not when the casino says you have to play.

Risk-free bonus

If you win, Tropicana Online Casino has nothing else for you other than your usual Trop Points. You won’t get a bonus. But don’t feel bad because winning is by far the better outcome.

If you lose, your 15 percent bonus will only amount to a small part of the deficit, but what’s great about it is that the casino is giving you a free shot to bet the bonus once and try to win. In the worst-case scenario, you won’t win, but there’s no harm done because this time it’s the casino’s money you have lost and not your own. But you could win, and what you do with those winnings is entirely up to you. You can withdraw the money immediately or re-wager it and try to win more. Too bad the bonus is “sticky” and you can’t withdraw that, too. But take what you can get.

Opportunity to play some great slot games

I mentioned earlier that a Playback Bonus is not my bonus of choice because of the psychological games the casino is playing with you to increase the likelihood of losing. But here’s another factor strongly in your favor that can cancel out the negative factors and help you win. The 12 included slots include some of the highest returning slots in the casino.

For example, Anchorman, Dancing Drums, Scudamore’s Super Stakes, and Zeus God of Thunder all have a Return to Player (RTP) at or above 96 percent, while Agatha Christie’s Mystery Wins comes very close with an RTP of 95.87 percent. In fact, two of these slots, Agatha Christie’s Mystery Wilds and Scudamore’s Super Stakes, are featured on this website as Barb’s Best Bets. Playing high returning slots like these minimizes risk to your bankroll and significantly improves your chances of winning.

The bottom line

If you’re a Tropicana Online Casino player, by all means, take advantage of the opportunity this casino is giving you this weekend to get a 15 percent Playback Bonus on your net losses. It’s a no-risk bonus you only get to bet once so there’s zero chance to lose with it, and you could win. But think positive. Much like health, accident, and home insurance are all good things to have, but you hope you won’t have to use, the same applies to this bonus. It’s nice to know it’s there if you need it, but hopefully, the excellent slots you play this weekend will make you a big winner instead.

On Your Mark. Get Set. GO! Race To $50K This August

Barbara Nathan August 15, 2019
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Last month we told you all about the fantastic Million Dollar Race that has been underway at Golden Nugget Online Casino since 2019. But what makes this super exciting marathon different from any other is that you can enter at any time.

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That’s because, in addition to the Million Dollar Race, which awards the top players for the entire year with incredible prizes, this NJ gambling website holds monthly and weekly races!

Have you started earning Golden Points for the August race? If not, what are you waiting for?

Golden Nugget Online Casino August Race for $50K

Every month of 2019, Golden Nugget Online Casino players get a new chance to go for the gold. There’s plenty to go around, too–a minimum of $50,000 in bonus money each month, and August is no exception. Some months, the prize pool is even larger–$75K or $100K. But the prize pool for August is $50K. You don’t necessarily need to be a high roller to get a share of it. But the more you play and the more often you play, the better your chances.

The name of the game is to keep climbing up the leaderboard by earning as many Golden Points as possible. You can earn points in any of the following ways: wagering real money on your favorite games making deposits, and participating in special promotions. See the section on Golden Points near the end of this article for more on this topic.

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Here’s some more great news.

Starting in August and every month this year thereafter through November:

  • All of your leaderboard points in your race for the gold are doubled!
  • Then, in the final stretch, all leaderboard points earned in December are tripled!

How to participate in the August race at Golden Nugget Online Casino

Even though the first half of August is over, you still have plenty of time to catch up and move ahead of the pack. But first, I recommend checking the latest leaderboard standings, which are updated on the website daily.

This will give you a good idea of where you need to be in order to be in the running for a prize. If and only if that many points look like an attainable goal, here’s what you should do ASAP if you haven’t already.

  • Log into your GoldenNuggetCasino.com account.
  • Go to Available Bonuses and opt into this month’s race.
  • Make a single deposit of $20 or more.
  • Earn at least 50 Golden Points playing your favorite Golden Nugget online casino games.

Distribution of prizes for the August race

On Wednesday, September 4, Golden Nugget Online Casino will tabulate and announce the winners of the August race. A total of 500 prizes will be awarded, all in the form of bonus money. The prizes will be distributed as follows:

Rank              Prize

1                      $10,000

2                      $  7,500

3                      $  5,000

4                      $  4,000

5                      $  3,000

6                      $  2,000

7                      $  1,000

8                      $     800

9                      $     700

10                    $     600

11                    $     400

12-20              $     250

21-30              $     200

31-50              $     100

51-100            $       75

101-150         $       40

151-200         $       20

201-300         $       10

301-500         $         5

As you can see, the prizes cover a huge range, starting with a tiny bonus of only $5 or $10 for the bottom 200 positions on the leaderboard all the way up to $1,000 to $10,000 for the top seven positions.

Clearly, there is some serious money waiting to be won in this race. However, it will take some serious play to get it.

Golden Nugget Weekly Points Challenge

As if a new race every month isn’t enough, Golden Nugget Online Casino gives you many more opportunities to win in the weekly competitions. Every week of the year, from Monday through Sunday, you can choose to take part in a new Weekly Mission to be one of the top 400 players on the leaderboard.

How the Weekly Points Challenges work

Unfortunately, unlike the prizes in the monthly races, the weekly prizes are not guaranteed. The casino will only award these prizes when the total number of Golden Points earned by all participating players combined equals at least the designated Community total. Otherwise, that week’s prize pool is rolled over and added to the prize pool for the following week. If there is no rollover, the amount of the weekly prize pool is $3,000. A rollover will jump the prize pool up to $6,000, $9,000, or maybe even more, depending on the number of consecutive weeks that the Community total isn’t reached.

How to participate

Before you start playing on any day that you would like to participate in the ongoing weekly challenge, be sure to opt in to the promotion so all of your play that day will count. You don’t have to play every day in order to potentially be eligible for a prize. However, you do need to earn at least 50 Golden Points over the course of the week.

The maximum number of points you can earn per day is 100 and the maximum for the whole week is 700.

Awarding of prizes

Each week that the number of Golden Points earned by all participants combined equals or exceeds the specified Community total, the top 400 players will be entered in a random drawing to determine the distribution of the prize money. The drawing will take place on the following Tuesday, and by 5 p.m. the same day, the winners will have the bonus money credited to their account.

When the drawing is for a share of the standard $3,000 prize pool, individual bonus prizes range from $2 free play to $ 500 free play.

Additional wagering requirements

All prizes in both the monthly races and weekly races are in the form of bonus dollars rather than immediately withdrawable cash. That means additional wagering requirements before you will be permitted to withdraw either the bonus money itself or any additional associated winnings.

Players can choose either a casino bonus or a sports bonus each time. Once a choice is made to accept one or the other for a particular bonus, it applies to the entire bonus. In other words, you cannot claim both the casino and sports bonus simultaneously and once you make your pick for any given bonus, you cannot switch to the other.

Wagering requirements for the casino bonusgolden nugget online casino race

  • Most slots: 1x bonus
  • Video poker, roulette, blackjack, and other table games: 4x bonus
  • Excluded slots*: 5x bonus
  • Some live dealer games

*You can clear the bonus with any slot game you wish. However, of the more than 570 slots that Golden Nugget offers, there are 21 that only count 20 percent instead of 100 percent. The 21 “excluded slots” are listed on the casino website.

Wagering requirements for the sports bonus

1x bonus

Additional terms and conditions

You have up to seven days from the time you receive the bonus to clear it. Until the bonus is fully cleared, both the bonus and any additional winnings therefrom will be temporarily unavailable for withdrawal. However, no restrictions apply to other unrelated money in a player’s cashable wallet.

As always, canceling the bonus, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to complete the required wagering on time will result in forfeiture of both the bonus and any additional associated winnings.

2019 Million Dollar Race

The TV show The Amazing Race has 11 teams vying for a million dollars. The race typically includes 12 legs with a smaller but still coveted prize awarded to the first place finisher after each leg.

The Golden Nugget races are even more amazing because they offer many more people many chances to win all year long. And at no time are you required to race around the world, perform daring feats like rappelling and kayaking, and give everything you have to stay calm in the face of plane delays, misunderstood directions, and other obstacles.

Instead, you’re sitting comfortably by your computer or mobile device playing your favorite online casino games at one of your favorite NJ online casino apps, Golden Nugget!

50 winners will share a guaranteed $250,000 prize pool

As you make your way along Bonus Road, hopefully picking up lots of bonus dollars, don’t forget to keep your eye on the ultimate goal–to win an even bigger prize at the end of the year. What could possibly top 12 monthly races and 52 weekly races you ask. The culmination of the competition on New Year’s Eve just before the stroke of midnight when the top 50 players on the leaderboard for the entire year will win a share of another $250,000 in prizes!

The smallest prize is for $1,200 in bonus money, and that’s for 21st through 50th place.

Here is what the top three players will win.

  • Third place: A year of Fine Dining or $12,000 in bonus money!
  • Second place: A Vegas Dream Vacation for the winner and 10 friends or $18,000 in bonus money!
  • Grand Prize: A year-long lease on a Rolls Royce or $36,000 in bonus money!

Top three prizewinners who elect to take the bonus dollars option will be paid in monthly installments. All other year-end bonus money winners will be paid in one lump sum.

All year-end bonus money prizes are subject to the same additional wagering requirements as the weekly and monthly bonuses.

Money is the reward, but Golden Points are the name of the game

If you have been playing at Golden Nugget Online Casino and their NJ online sports betting app for a while, you already know about this casino’s Golden Points loyalty rewards program. Every time you wager real money on any game or make a deposit, you can potentially add to your total, and that means more rewards for you. Golden Points are your Golden Ticket to cashback and other great benefits all year long whether you compete in the Million Dollar Race, monthly races, and weekly challenges or not.

Obviously, these challenges are not for everyone. As I continually remind you when describing any NJ online casino promotion, no offer, no matter how big the prizes are, justifies betting more than you can afford and jeopardizing your bankroll.

In order to participate in the monthly races, like the August race that’s currently in progress, you only need to deposit $20. But obviously, wagering only $20 won’t earn you any prizes. So my advice is to first make sure that you can afford to play at the much higher level required to keep moving up the leaderboard and put yourself in realistic reach of the winners. One nice feature of all of the races is that you can check at any time to see how many points the leaders have. That will give you a good idea of what your own chances are. Don’t waste your time if you have no chance to win.

But if you have what it takes, the fun, excitement, and opportunity for big rewards are unmatched.

How the Golden Points rewards program at Golden Nugget Online Casino works

Here is a quick reminder of the different ways that Golden Nugget Online Casino can reward you with Golden Points.

  • 5 points for every $100 you wager on slots
  • 1 point for every $100 you wager on blackjack, video poker, roulette, other table games, or sports
  • 20 points each day you deposit between $50 and $99
  • 40 points each day you deposit $100 or more

Every 100 Golden Points redeemed is worth $1 in cash.

All active players also receive frequent bonus offers, special birthday offers, and opportunities to compete against other players in leaderboard promotions such as the weekly, monthly, and yearly races. Players who attain VIP status get even more rewards like expedited withdrawals, weekly VIP cashback, and other exclusive offers, and special perks and privileges at Golden Nugget Atlantic City.

Summary

The Golden Nugget Million Dollar Race is on! By the end of August, 500 lucky players will have earned enough Golden Points this month alone to win a share of $50,000 in bonus play prizes. And don’t forget all of the other weekly and monthly races still ahead. However, the biggest bonanza of all is slated for the end of the year when 50 super lucky players will share an extra $250,000 in prizes!

Will the Golden Points you earn in August and in the weeks and months ahead be your own Golden Ticket to one or more fabulous prizes? There’s only one way to find out!

 

Your Guaranteed Bonus From Borgata Casino Is Waiting…

Barbara Nathan August 7, 2019
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Some NJ gambling websites make you wait until the weekend or longer before they roll out their next special promotion. Then, if it is not to your liking, tough luck because that’s all the casino is offering, take it or leave it.

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But at Borgata Online Casino, during the entire month of August, regardless of whether you play only occasionally, once or twice a week, or every day or nearly every day, a bonus or other special offer is guaranteed.

That’s because Borgata Online Casino has a different offer for every day of the week. All you have to do is log in, claim the offer, and play, and extra bonus dollars and loyalty points (iRPs) can be yours.

Why settle for just one bonus per week when you get new bonuses every day?

Power Hour: Every Wednesday and Friday in August

We’ve all heard stories of someone hitting a massive jackpot on the first pull of a slot machine or when the player is down to the last bet of the day. But this kind of fantastic luck is highly unlikely.

Ordinarily, when it comes to gambling, money is power. It’s the ammunition you need to be able to maximize your chances to close out your playing session with a big win.

Therefore, if your account balance is running low and probably won’t be sufficient for you to play at your intended bet level you should probably make a deposit. However, much more often than not, if the casino is offering any deposit match bonus at all, it is a one-shot deal. If your play that day doesn’t go as hoped and you wind up losing both your deposit and the bonus, which could happen, you’re out of luck. You could make another deposit, but you won’t get another bonus.

On Wednesdays and Fridays this month at Borgata Online Casino, no worries. You can make one deposit after another–up to 10 in all per day–and receive a bonus every time!

How to participate in the Borgata Online Casino Power Hours promotion

Borgata Online Casino is offering this promotion every Wednesday and Friday in August. Here are the steps you need to follow every day you wish to participate.

  • Log into your BorgataCasino.com account.
  • Go to My Bonuses and enter the bonus code POWERHOURSBC. You may do so up to 10 times on any given day of the promotion.
  • Make a single deposit of $20 or more.

The casino will match each qualifying deposit with bonus dollars, which will be credited to your account immediately. However, the website does not specify the percentage match, so it is not clear whether the amount of the bonus is fixed or random. The maximum bonus you can receive on any one day is $100.

Wagering requirements for the bonus dollars

Unlike most BorgataCasino.com bonuses, which carry a wagering requirement of 15x the bonus, the requirement for clearing each Wednesday and Friday power bonus is 15 iRPs. You may play any game you wish, and wagers made the bonus money, as well as your own funds, count.

However, until the bonus is fully cleared, both the bonus and any resulting winnings will remain temporarily restricted. You will have full access to all of this money (or whatever is left of it) as soon as you have completed the necessary wagering. The website neglects to mention the time limit for clearing the bonus, however. Keep in mind that you can only clear one bonus at a time.

Sunset Roulette: Every Wednesday in August from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

If playing during the day isn’t convenient for you, no problem. Borgata Online Casino is offering another bonus opportunity every Wednesday in August for those who prefer to play at night.

If roulette is your game, simply deposit $100 or more between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. and start playing. You can play any roulette game you wish, including Live Dealer Roulette. If your luck doesn’t go as hoped, you will receive a 15% cashback bonus on your net loss.

The maximum cashback you can get is $100. But for that, you would first need to show a net loss during the promotion period of $500 or more. Hopefully, that won’t happen.

And hopefully, you won’t lose anything, because winning–even without the bonus—is a far better outcome. But if you do lose, it’s reassuring to know that the casino has your back. You will get a generous cashback bonus with no further wagering required. If you want to withdraw the money immediately, you can.

How to participate in the Borgata Online Casino Sunset Roulette promotion

Here are the easy steps you need to follow between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on those Wednesdays when you would like to participate.

  • Log into your BorgataCasino.com account.
  • Go to My Promotions and opt in to the Sunset Roulette promotion.
  • Make a single deposit of $100 or more.
  • Choose a roulette game and play.

Three Spins Thursday

Every Thursday in August, Borgata Online Casino will give you three free spins on the Fruit Spin slot game.

How to participate

Each Thursday that you wish to participate, simply do the following:

  • Log into your BorgataCasino.com account.
  • Go to Account – Free Spins and claim the offer for that day.
  • Take your three free spins on Fruit Spin.

All winnings will be in the form of bonus dollars credited to your account. Wagering requirements apply. See the next section for the details.

Wagering requirements for the bonus dollars

All winnings from the Thursday free spins come with a wagering requirement of 20x the bonus. You may choose any game you wish, and it will count 100 percent. While you won’t earn any iRPs on the free spins, you will earn them on all of your wagers to clear the bonus.

You only have one day to complete the wagering. While this wagering is still in progress, both the bonus money you won from the free spins and any additional associated winnings will remain temporarily unavailable for withdrawal. Afterwards, as long as you complete the wagering in time, all of this money (or what’s left of it) will become available to you. However, opting out, attempting to withdraw the funds before they become available, or failure to complete the wagering in time will cause you to forfeit the entire amount.

Saturdays in the Park

Play on your mobile device on Saturdays and earn a guaranteed bonus of up to $1,000!

While you love playing online slots, the last thing you want to do on a hot, sunny August weekend is to be cooped up in the house in front of your computer all day. But you won’t have to because this Saturday offer from Borgata is a win-win-win.

Have your fun in the sun, but bring along your smartphone or tablet so you can play your favorite slot games–and while you’re at it, even collect a bonus!

I can’t tell you ahead of time what your bonus will be because until you earn the 5 iRPs needed to unlock it, the amount is a mystery. This time only slot games count. Also, like most other bonuses you receive at this casino, before you can withdraw either the bonus or any associated additional winnings, you have until 11:59 p.m. the next day only to wager the bonus 15x. Those wagers can be on any game you wish.

By the way, if this promotion sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Some of you might have already taken advantage of it in July. Now the identical offer is back again every Saturday in August. My July 19 post on this website, which you can access here, gives you all the details.

Summer Sundaes

Another guaranteed mystery bonus of up to $1,000 is yours for the taking every Sunday in August. And this time you not only don’t need to make a deposit to get your bonus; you don’t need to do any prior wagering either!

Simply log into your BorgataCasino.com account, go to My Promotions to opt into the offer, and then open your special card to reveal your bonus. While you have until 11:59 p.m., my advice is to do so much earlier because, once again, as with the Saturday bonus, you only have until 11:59 p.m. the following day to meet the 15x bonus wagering requirement.

Hopefully, many of you scooped up the Summer Sundae bonuses that Borgata was serving in July. But even if you missed out then, here’s your chance to make up for it. Like the Saturday in the Park promotion, the Summer Sundae promotion has been extended. I can’t imagine a sweeter treat from a NJ online casino, so don’t let a single remaining Sunday in August go by without getting yours.

This promotion is also described in my July 19 post. You can read all the details here.

Multiplier Monday

No one likes to see the weekend come to an end. But thanks to Borgata, Mondays can be anything but monotonous or predictable, too.

In another post, which you can access here, you can learn all about the exciting Worker’s Comp promotion that Borgata Online Casino is offering from 9 to 5 every Monday and Thursday in August.

But that’s not all. Play Great Guardians every Monday in August and multiply your rewards with 2x iRPs on every spin!

Play and Earn Tuesday

Tuesday is another great day to play your favorite Borgata online casino games. Play any game you wish and receive a new bonus every time you reach a new designated iRP level. Earn up to $200 bonus dollars every Tuesday in August!

How to participate

Here’s what you need to do each Tuesday in August you would like to participate:

  • Log into your BorgataCasino.com account.
  • Go to My Promotions and opt in to the Play and Earn promotion.
  • Start playing!

Points required to earn each bonus dollars reward

The following table shows the number of points you will need to earn to unlock each successive bonus.

 

 Points Required Bonus Dollar Reward
100 iRPs $5 Bonus Dollars
300 iRPs $10 Bonus Dollars
500 iRPs $10 Bonus Dollars
750 iRPs $25 Bonus Dollars
1500 iRPs $50 Bonus Dollars
3000 iRPs $100 Bonus Dollars

As the above table shows, the smallest bonus you can get is only $5, for which you need to earn 100 iRPs. But as you continue to play, you can earn a lot more—all the way up to $100 bonus dollars for 3,000 iRPs. If you make it to all six iRP levels, you will receive a grand total of $200 bonus dollars!

Wagering requirements for the Tuesday bonuses

Before you will be able to withdraw your Tuesday bonus dollars along with any additional resulting winnings, you guessed it. You will need to wager each bonus 15x. Any game is fine and will count 100 percent and, of course, you will earn more loyalty points for all of these wagers on top of all of the iRPs you already earned.

More good news is that you have an extra day–until 11:59 p.m. two days after you receive a given bonus–to complete the wagering. This will help if you have more than one bonus to clear. However, you can only clear one bonus at a time.

As with all bonuses, opting out, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to complete the necessary wagering on time will result in forfeiture of both the bonus and any associated winnings.

Early Bird Special

Last, but certainly not least, here’s an offer you can access all month long not just one or two days of the week but every weekday.

Most of the other bonuses we have described are valid for just one day of the week only, but you get to choose the time. However, the Worker’s Comp bonus offered on both Mondays and Thursdays is valid only from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Sunset Bonus is only in effect from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The times for the Early Bird Special are also restricted. But if you’re an early riser, you will love this offer.

Claim 10 free spins on the featured slot on your mobile device between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. any August weekday!

Don’t worry. This is the time period to opt in to the promotion, not to take the free spins. You will be given ample time to take the free spins later, so you can go back to sleep, if you wish, or leave home at your usual time and not be late for work.

How to participate in the Borgata Online Casino Early Bird Special

What a great way to liven up your weekday–taking 10 free spins on your iOS or Android device during your coffee or lunch break! And if you’re lucky, you could pick up a nice chunk of bonus money, too. Here’s what you need to do to get started:

  • Log into your BorgataCasino.com account any weekday in August between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.
  • Go to My Promotions and opt into the Early Bird Special.
  • After 10 a.m., check the Free Spins section to activate and take your 10 free spins on the featured slot.

Which slot game will you be playing? That’s a mystery!

While you won’t know which slot you will be playing ahead of time, there’s a good chance it will be one of your favorites because all of the featured slots are from NetEnt. That’s more great news because NetEnt slots are some of the top paying NJ online casino slots. Every slot from this top-of-the-line manufacturer has a return to player (RTP) of 96 percent or better. The exceptionally high RTP translates into a high probability of winning.

You can take your free spins as soon as you activate them or later, whichever is more convenient. However, you must complete all of your free spins by 11:59 p.m. the following day.

Wagering requirements for your winnings

Since you’re not putting up any money of your own, all winnings from the 10 free spins will be paid in the form of bonus money rather than immediately withdrawable cash. The wagering requirement for the bonus money is 20x the bonus.

All games count 100 percent, so feel free to play any game you wish. Also, while you won’t earn any iRPs on your free spins, you will earn them on all of your wagers to clear the bonus.

You have just 24 hours from the time you receive your bonus winnings to complete the required wagering. While the playthrough is still in progress, neither the bonus money itself nor any additional winnings therefrom will be available to you. However, as soon as you finish clearing the bonus, provided you do so on time, you will have access to this money. As with all bonuses, opting out, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to complete the required wagering on time will cause you to forfeit the bonus and any additional winnings therefrom in their entirety.

The bottom line

With so many bonuses being offered day after day every day of the week, you’ll be more tempted than ever to play every day. That’s fine if you have the time and funds to do so. Otherwise, be mindful about what you can realistically afford to wager and don’t exceed those limits. No bonus is worth chasing if it is going to jeopardize your bankroll.

Used wisely, there’s no reason why the Borgata bonus bonanza can’t be a big bankroll booster for you this August.

Play at Borgata Online Casino in August & Earn Worker’s Comp Benefits!

Barbara Nathan August 7, 2019
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If you’re a registered player at Borgata Online Casino or are thinking of becoming one, you are about to learn how playing on this NJ gambling website in August is going to be more rewarding than ever.

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Have you ever heard of any NJ online casino offering Worker’s Comp benefits? I don’t think so. However, this month, Borgata Online Casino is giving brand new meaning to the term.

Forget the notion that you have to work hard from 9 to 5 to get the benefits you deserve or not even those. Instead, during those hours every Monday and Thursday during the entire month of August, Borgata will make it well worth your while to play to your heart’s content.

Keep climbing up the iRP loyalty rewards ladder and every time you reach a new iRP milestone, Borgata will reward you with bonus dollars!

How to participate in the Borgata Online August Worker’s Comp promotion

This promotion runs every Monday and Thursday in August starting with Monday, August 5 and ending on Thursday, August 29. Therefore, to be eligible for the maximum bonus dollars benefits possible, you should opt in on both days all four weeks.

Here is what you need to do to participate:

  • Log into your BorgataCasino.com account between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. every Monday and Thursday in August.
  • Go to the Promotions tab and opt into the Worker’s Comp promotion.
  • Start playing!

You can play any game you wish, but keep in mind that your goal is to try to earn as many iRPs as possible. The minimum number of iRPs you need to earn on any given day of the promotion to qualify for a reward is 750. This will entitle you to $25 bonus dollars immediately.

However, with continued play, you can earn much more. Each time you reach a new designated iRP level, you will get another instant bonus. On any given day, you can potentially earn up to $750 bonus dollars! That would be quite a payday!

Since only play between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. counts, you should start playing as early in that window of time as possible.

No deposit is required. However, if your account balance is low, you should consider making one to ensure that you have sufficient funds on hand for your intended level of play.

The more you play, the bigger your pay!

This Borgata Online Casino promotion includes six different levels of cumulative bonuses based on the number of iRPs you earn. The following table lists the amount of each bonus along with the minimum of iRPs needed to receive it.

 

POINTS REQUIRED REWARD
750 iRPs $25 BONUS DOLLARS
1500 iRPs $50 BONUS DOLLARS
2500 iRPs $75 BONUS DOLLARS
3000 iRPs $100 BONUS DOLLARS
6000 iRPs $200 BONUS DOLLARS
9000 iRPs $300 BONUS DOLLARS

Each bonus you earn will be credited to your account immediately. As you can see, with every successive threshold, the bonus keeps getting bigger. If you reach all six thresholds by the 5 p.m. deadline, your sixth and final bonus will be $300, which will give you a total bonus dollars payout for the day of $750!

Hopefully, between 9 and 5, at least on all of the Borgata Online Casino Worker’s Comp days, even if you have to work at your regular job, you will also find time to work on earning iRPs. But don’t think of it as work because all you have to do on BorgataCasino.com is log in and play your favorite games. The more you play, the bigger your pay!

Bet what you can afford

The last statement notwithstanding, I would be remiss if I did not also include the following caveat.

As with any promotion, as tempting as it may be to play longer than you should, risking more money than you should to qualify for a bigger bonus, my advice is to limit your play to what you can comfortably afford. Also, keep in mind that all rewards are in the form of bonus money with an additional 15x bonus wagering requirement, not immediately withdrawable cash.

Therefore, if you’re a small stakes player and/or your bankroll is limited, the higher level bonuses are probably beyond your reach. So accept that and be content with a small bonus.

Borgata Online Casino Worker’s Comp bonus wagering requirements

All bonuses awarded in this promotion come with a wagering requirement of 15x the bonus. You may clear the bonus with any game you choose, and it will count 100 percent.

Therefore, if you enjoy playing one of the lower house edge table games like blackjack or video poker, as long as you know the correct basic strategy, you should consider clearing the bonus with that game instead of slots. 15 times the bonus is a rather steep wagering requirement for slots, but considerably less wagering than most NJ online casinos require for video poker and blackjack. And when played correctly, you get the added benefit of a lower house edge than with even the best slots.

You have up to three days from the time you receive each bonus to complete the necessary wagering.

Additional terms and conditions

Borgata Online Casino allows you to have more than one active bonus in your account simultaneously. So if you earn more than one bonus on the same day, it won’t be a problem. However, you can only clear one bonus at a time. So start with the earliest bonus first and work your way through the rest of them one by one.

Presumably, the possibility of receiving more than one bonus on the same day is the reason why you are being given an extra two days to meet the wagering requirements. Most Borgata Online Casino bonuses stipulate that all of the wagering must be completed by 11:59 p.m. the very next day. Even so, it would be a mistake to procrastinate, especially if you have multiple bonuses to clear.

Along with all of the iRPs you will have earned in order to qualify for your bonuses, you will earn more iRPs from your wagers to clear each bonus. Wagers made with the bonus money count as well as those made with your own money.

While the required wagering for a given bonus is still in progress, both the bonus money itself and any additional winnings therefrom will remain temporarily locked into account. You will have full access to this money (or whatever is left of it) as soon as you have finished clearing the bonus, provided you do so within the allotted time frame. Opting out, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to complete the required wagering on time will result in forfeiture of both the bonus and any bonus-associated winnings.

Why it pays to sign up for the Borgata Worker’s Comp promotion

The promotion described here is valid for play on Mondays and Thursdays only, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. only, and during the month of August only. Whether or not Borgata Online Casino will extend the offer for future months remains to be seen. But in the meantime, since this offer is a good one, my advice is to try to take advantage insofar as possible this month while you know you can.

The best feature: You’re in control

Worker’s comp benefits are a much appreciated perk that many jobs offer, and the very different type of “worker’s comp” benefits that Borgata Online Casino is offering you in this promotion are an added extra you are certain to like as well. In this case, what is especially nice is that throughout the whole promotion, it’s you who is in the driver’s seat.

First, it’s entirely up to you which days you play, for how long, and for what amount of money. As long as you play enough to earn 750 iRPs, a bonus is guaranteed. However, if you wish to and can afford to play more to earn a bigger reward, go for it.

Later, when you receive your bonuses, you can choose which games you would like to play and for what stakes to clear each bonus. Furthermore, you don’t have to complete the wagering in just one day, as you do with most of the bonuses on BorgataCasino.com. You have the option to take up to three days. Small players are strongly advised to take advantage of this extra time and spread out their play accordingly, rather than rush to clear a bonus in its entirety in a single playing session.

But what if your regular job is 9 to 5?

Unfortunately, those of you work from 9 to 5 Monday-Friday on your regular job won’t be able to participate in this promotion to the extent you might like. Obviously, your boss would frown on your playing online casino games during work hours. However, you can still squeeze in some playing time during your lunch hour and breaks.

Whatever your schedule, find the block of time within the Monday and Thursday 9-5 time block each week that works for you best and play during those times.

The bottom line

This promotion offers a great opportunity to pick up lots of extra bonus dollars simply for doing what you are doing already—playing your favorite online casino games. If you’re a Borgata Online Casino player, how can you turn down a winning offer like that?

 

 

 

Barb’s Best Bet: At Theme Park Tickets of Fortune, Every Day is Payday!

Barbara Nathan August 2, 2019
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If the steamy heat, daily grind, and lack of time for yourself are starting to get to you, but you can’t get away on a vacation, you’ve come to the right place. This week’s Barb’s Best Bet is a slot game by NetEnt that’s the perfect antidote. Nonstop fun and as close to nonstop winning as you’ll find in any NJ online slot await you in Theme Park Tickets of Fortune!

Why you’ll want to play Theme Park Tickets of Fortune

Now that summer is here, and the kids are out of school, they have plenty of free time on their hands to fill with different fun activities. One that is perfect for the whole family, especially during the summer, is a trip to a theme park. Everything about the place will have even the most jaded adults feeling like a kid again. However, considering the time and cost of traveling and inordinate added cost when you get there, this is probably a rare treat rather than something you do often.

The slot game Theme Park Tickets of Fortune will make you feel like a kid again, too, but without taking an expensive trip.

Best of all, you can enjoy the experience anytime you wish, from the comfort of your own home or anywhere else in New Jersey you happen to be, without having to answer to anyone. You can play Theme Park Tickets of Fortune on the NJ gambling website of your choice on your computer or on your smartphone or tablet. Theme Park Tickets of Fortune is compatible with any currently used iOS or Android device.

Which NJ online casinos offer Theme Park Tickets of Fortune?

As of this writing, almost all of the NJ gambling websites offer this game, so you should have no trouble at all finding it at one of your favorite NJ online casinos.

Play Theme Park Tickets of Fortune at of the following NJ online casinos:

Introduction to Theme Park Tickets of Fortune

Theme Park Tickets of Fortune is a video slot by one of the leading NJ online slot providers, NetEnt. It contains five reels, three rows, and 50 fixed paylines.  The game was introduced in 2016. The fact that nearly all of the NJ online casinos offer it is a testament to its great popularity.

Colorful cartoon-like symbols on the reels with balloons flying overhead make this slot a visual delight, and a bouncy, though repetitive, soundtrack reinforces the carnival atmosphere. While some of you might consider the overall experience too childish for your tastes, I found it to be a fun trip down memory lane and think that many NJ online slot players reading this review will agree.

Much like real theme parks attract visitors from all walks of life, it is only fitting for the same theme slot game to do the same. No worries there because the bet range for Theme Park Tickets of Fortune is wide enough to satisfy almost anyone. The minimum bet per spin is only 25 cents, while the maximum is $250.

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What makes Theme Park Tickets of Fortune Barb’s Best Bet?

Out of the hundreds of slot games you can play on NJ gambling websites, only a select few make the cut as one of Barb’s Best Bets. As you will see from the following, Theme Park Tickets of Fortune checks off all of the boxes.

Theme Park Tickets of Fortune is a ton of fun to play

If your life is already stressful, maybe a slot game with a dark, foreboding theme and scary characters isn’t the best choice. Consider taking a breather and treating yourself to a slot that is equally exciting, but is also a ton of light-hearted fun.

What could be more fun than visiting a theme park? You won’t mind at all that it’s a virtual theme park rather than the real thing because NetEnt has done an amazing job creating symbols and sounds that duplicate the atmosphere. Hearing the sound of roller coaster cars whizzing down the reels, or better yet, seeing them line up just right, you will almost feel like you really are at a theme park. Likewise when you’re handed your very own Golden Tickets and given the opportunity to choose how to spend them.

A wild symbol, scatter symbol, and bonus symbol add to the fun. But in Theme Park Tickets of Fortune, instead of just a single wild symbol appearing by itself, you also get stacked wilds. And instead of just one bonus game that you can trigger only one way (i.e., by three scatter symbols landing on the reels simultaneously), Theme Park Tickets of Fortune includes six different bonus games that can be triggered in two ways.

In short, with its nonstop action that’s one thrill after another and many opportunities to win, Theme Park Tickets of Fortune, like any good theme park, is packed with both prizes and surprises.

Flexibility

As mentioned, Theme Park Tickets of Fortune players can choose a wide range of bet sizes–from only 25 cents per spin all the way up to $250 per spin. During the base game, anytime you want to change your bet either up or down, you can. In addition, anytime you feel especially lucky, you can press the optional “bet max” button to “go all-in on the next spin.”

During the bonus round, you won’t be able to change your bet size, but players with multiple tickets can choose which games to use them on from the total of six mini-games being offered.

A product of NetEnt

If you have been playing NJ online slots for any length of time, the name NetEnt should already be very familiar to you. This company was founded all the way back in 1996, when online slots were still in their infancy. Since then it has grown to be one of the leading and most highly regarded slot manufacturers for casinos all over the world. NetEnt is at the forefront of the latest advances in online slot technology and is dedicated to delivering games that are not only state of the art from that standpoint, but so entertaining, players can’t get enough of them.

Most importantly, NetEnt online slots rank among the very best with regard to the likelihood of winning. Every slot from this manufacturer has a return to player (RTP) of at least 96 percent. It is no coincidence at all that Theme Park Tickets of Fortune, along with many other slot games I select as Barb’s Best Bets are NetEnt slots.

Exceptional RTP combined with low-medium volatility

As soon as I saw that Theme Park Tickets of Fortune is a NetEnt slot, I expected the RTP to be nothing less than exceptional. Sure enough, this game has an RTP of 96.52 percent. NJ online slots have a reputation of being better paying than slots in other jurisdictions, but even so, the RTPs for the vast majority of the slots on NJ gambling websites (from other manufacturers) don’t even come close.

It’s a mistake to think that a difference of a few percentage points is not significant. Obviously, during any one playing session, the highly unexpected can happen, and a player can get unusually lucky (or unlucky) on any slot game regardless of the RTP. But over the long run, over many playing sessions, you will notice a difference. That is why, particularly if your bankroll is limited, it makes sense to choose games with a superior RTP over those with an average or below average RTP.

Frequent wins keep you in the game even for extended periods

Yes, many of your wins will be small. But because they occur so frequently, they add up and keep you in the game with most of your bankroll intact for when the bigger wins come, which they will. There is no progressive jackpot, but this game doesn’t need one with so much excitement going on and so many other ways to win.

Low-medium volatility further assures you that even when you’re not winning, you probably won’t experience heavy losses, but just enough variation so the game is still unpredictable and exciting.

Theme Park Tickets of Fortune is so much fun, you will want to keep playing for an extended period of time, as well as return again soon to play again. The very high RTP combined with low-medium volatility makes it possible.

Theme Park Tickets of Fortune symbols

Regular symbols

The higher paying regular symbols include a bumper car, rocket, plane, carousel horse, and swan. So as you see, they represent some of the same types of attractions that a real theme park might offer. These symbols become animated when they form winning combinations.

The playing cards 10 through Ace make up the lower paying regular symbols.

Winning combinations are formed in the usual manner, with three or more matching symbols landing on adjacent reels, starting with the reel farthest to the left.

Special symbols

In addition, Theme Park Tickets of Fortune includes the following special symbols:

Stacked wilds

This game’s wild symbol, which can appear as a stacked wild symbol covering two or all three rows of a reel, is a roller coaster car. Inside each car, there’s a happy couple. You will be equally happy whenever the wild symbol or stacked wilds land in such a way that it contributes to a win. Wild symbols can substitute for any other symbol except the claw, scatter, and bonus symbol to help form winning combinations. So some of the resulting wins can be substantial. However, in this game, the wild symbols only appear on reels 2, 3, and 4.

Claw symbol

The claw symbol appears on reel 5 only. Whenever this symbol lands, it grabs a toy from under the reels and awards a random cash prize of 2-15x the number of coins bet. This coin win is added to any other line bet wins.

Scatter symbol

The scatter symbol–which is readily identifiable by the word “scatter”–can only appear on reels 3, 4, 5. Whenever two of these symbols show up–which happens frequently–the music will become increasingly loud while the reels keep spinning and you’re impatiently waiting, hoping to see the all-important third scatter symbol.

Be prepared for a probable letdown though. Much more often than not, two scatter symbols are all you see and, unfortunately, they’re worthless. But if and when the third scatter symbol does appear, that’s another story altogether. You get to spin a special Theme Park Ticket Wheel at least three times, which will award you anywhere from 1 to 8 golden tickets–your invitation to play in what could be a highly lucrative bonus round. Some positions on the wheel award extra spins, so winning even more tickets is a possibility. You keep spinning the wheel until you have used up all of your spins.

The Ticket Wheel is divided into 12 positions, each awarding a different number of tickets. While the wheel is in motion, players can stop the wheel at any point to win the number of tickets indicated. Or if preferred, you can wait until the wheel stops automatically after 30 seconds.

Bonus symbol

Even if the needed three scatter symbols don’t show up, this game offers you another way to trigger the bonus feature, and that’s with the bonus wheel symbol itself. This symbol can only appear on reel 5.

When the bonus symbol lands, you will be taken to the Bonus Wheel. Six of the 11 positions on the wheel will display one of the bonus games, which you then get to play. Four of the remaining positions award you with a coin win amounting to a designated multiplier of your current bet. The last position—and the best place for the wheel to land—is on the Theme Park Ticket Games. This will take you to the same wheel to spin for tickets that would be activated by three scatter symbols.

Theme Park Ticket Games

As if playing the Theme Park Tickets of Fortune base game isn’t exciting enough, wait till you see what’s in store for you in the Theme Park Ticket Games. As mentioned above, you have two possible ways to trigger this special feature. The first is by having three scatter symbols land on reels 3, 4, and 5. The second is by winning access to one or more Theme Park Ticket Games after the bonus symbol lands on reel 5.

Either way, whatever tickets you have earned are yours to use as you wish. Players who have more than one ticket can choose which game or combination of games to play from the six being offered. Different games have different costs, so as long as you have enough tickets, you’re free to decide what to play and in what order. You get to keep playing until you have used up all of your tickets. When all of the bonus games are over, the total winnings from those games are added to the player’s previous total.

These are the six bonus games:

  • Punchbag Bonus Game

Players punch the punchbag and win a prize ranging from 2 to 25x the current bet size.

  • Sledgehammer Bonus Game

Players bang the sledgehammer and win a prize ranging from 1 to 100x the current bet size.

  • Can Tower Bonus Game

This game presents the player with three towers of six cans each. The player throws one ball at each tower to try to knock over all of the cans.

For each can that the player knocks down, the game awards a prize of 2x the amount bet. If all 18 cans are knocked over, the player wins 900x the current bet.

  • Skee Ball Bonus Game

Players throw 5 balls into pockets. For each pocket into which a ball lands, the player wins the current bet multiplied by the number indicated on the pocket.

  • Fishing Bonus Game

Players start with five chances. Each fish picked awards 2-50x the current bet. Some fish may also award extra picks. Players can win up to five additional tries.

  • Duck Shoot Bonus Game

Players get five shots. Each duck awards a prize of 1-50x the current bet.

In addition, some of the ducks may increase the win multiplier by 1. When the game ends, the final multiplier (up to 4) is applied to all of the accumulated wins that have occurred during the Duck Shoot Bonus Game.

How I fared playing the bonus games

During three separate playing sessions betting $6.25 in demo mode, I only triggered the bonus games once. After getting three scatter symbols, my spin of the wheel awarded me with five golden tickets, which I then used to play the Punchbag and Skee Ball Bonus Games. My total winnings came to $250.

The bottom line

My overall impression of this game is highly positive. Otherwise, I would not be recommending it as a Best Bet.

What could be better

However, like virtually any other game, I found some aspects of play that could have been better.

For starters, as enjoyable as the upbeat soundtrack is—at least initially—after a while, hearing it over and over again starts to get old. A little variation would have been nice.

The same can be said about the loud crescendo that plays every time two scatter symbols land. Many other slot games do the same. The problem is that once it starts happening for the umpteenth time, you stop getting your hopes up so the continued presence of this feature becomes a tad annoying. However, sooner or later, and maybe when you least expect it, you might indeed get the result you wanted, and that is super exciting.

Lastly, many of the base game wins are for very small amounts that are only a fraction of your bet size. So even though, the spin produces a win, the net result is a loss. And for players who chose to bet only the minimum or close to it, even the higher payouts could be disappointing. This is the type of game where you probably need to bet big to win big.

Great features

Despite the above-mentioned shortcomings, Theme Park Tickets of Fortune is a highly entertaining game that should appeal to a very wide range of players. Those who appreciate games that are easy on the eyes and not overly complicated will feel right at home, but so will players who crave the added action and excitement of multi-level gameplay and interactive bonus games. Theme Park Tickets of Fortune is a game you will want to visit over and over again, not only because it’s great fun to play, but also it gives you so many opportunities to win. At Theme Park Tickets of Fortune, every day you play is payday!

 THE STATS

  • Five reels / 50 fixed paylines
  • Bets: 25 cents to $250
  • RTP: 96.52 percent

MORE INFO

  • Amusement park theme
  • Stacked wild symbol
  • Other special symbols: claw symbol, scatter and bonus symbol
  • Theme Park Ticket Games

Hammer Down For Your Share of $100K At PlaySugarHouse!

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If you enjoy playing on NJ gambling websites every day, it’s time to hammer down. PlaySugarHouse NJ Online Casino has the perfect promotion for you!

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Between now and Thursday, August 8, it pays more than ever to make your NJ gambling website of choice PlaySugarHouse.

This NJ online casino has set aside $100,000 in bonus money, ready to be scooped up. You don’t necessarily have to play every day during the promotion to get your share, but it would be a good idea.

If you miss out or wind up with a much smaller bonus than you were hoping for, you won’t be able to blame it on the luck of the draw. The more you play, the more PlaySugarHouse Online Casino will pay!

How the Hammer Down $100K promo works

Come one, come all! King Cash is inviting you to hammer down for your share of $100K in bonus money! But what makes this promotion even more special is not just the ginormous prize pool, but the fact that you get to control the size of your prizes!

The word prizes in the last sentence is not a typo. The name of the game is to move up the designated six levels of i Rush Rewards (iRR) loyalty points. Each time you reach a new level, PlaySugarHouse will reward you with a spin of a different wheel to reveal a new bonus. With each progressive level, the range of bonuses and top bonus you can receive keeps getting higher.

How long does the Hammer Down promotion last?

This promotion got underway on Friday, July 26 and continues until Thursday, August 8. So even if you haven’t been participating from day 1, you still have plenty of time to rack up enough iRR points to level up–all the way to the top.

How to participate in the PlaySugarHouse Hammer Down promotion

All of your play during the July 26 – August 8 promotion period counts. So feel free to play any game you wish. However, keep in mind that your goal is to accumulate as many points as possible during this time and some games earn iRR points at a faster rate than others. The maximum number of points you can earn on any given calendar day is 600.

No deposit is required, but if your account balance is low, making a deposit would be a good idea, as you want to be adequately capitalized to allow you to continue to play over the remainder of the promotion.

Bet what you can afford

Lastly, as with many other special promotions, the casino is enticing you to play more than usual. However, your best bet is to play often, but only what you can afford and no more than that. Know your limits and do not wager in excess of what you can comfortably afford. Don’t jeopardize your bankroll unnecessarily to chase a bigger bonus.

How much can you win with the Hammer Down $100K giveaway?

No. of iRush Rewards points needed to reach each level

In order to hammer down each successive iRR level, the minimum number of points you will need is indicated below.

Level Total Points
1 200
2 500
3 900
4 1,400
5 2,400
6 4,000

Amount of bonus money you can receive upon reaching each level

Levels 1 through 5

Each time you reach a new level–through Level 5—PlaySugarHouse Online Casino will reward you with a bonus. By 3 p.m. the following day, you will get the opportunity to spin a designated wheel one time. Then, as indicated below, where the wheel lands will determine the size of your bonus, which will be credited to your account immediately.

  • Reach Hammer Down Level 1 to receive Wheel Spin 1 for a prize of up to $20 in Bonus Money.
  • Reach Hammer Down Level 2 to receive Wheel Spin 2 for a prize of up to $25 in Bonus Money.
  • Reach Hammer Down Level 3 to receive Wheel Spin 3 for a prize of up to $30 in Bonus Money.
  • Reach Hammer Down Level 4 to receive Wheel Spin 4 for a prize of up to $50 in Bonus Money.
  • Reach Hammer Down Level 5 to receive Wheel Spin 5 for a prize of up to $100 in Bonus Money.

Reach Level 6 and win a Grand Prize, too

  • Reach Hammer Down Level 6 to receive a minimum grand prize of $125 in Bonus Money.

If you make it all the way to Level 6, however, pat yourself on the back. You’ve gone as far as you can go in this promotion. And because you have reached the top level, on top of all of your other prizes, you also win a Grand Prize!

The amount of your prize will be determined by how much time it took you to reach Level 6. The player who accomplishes that goal the fastest will win the top prize of $2,500 in bonus money. However, the smaller amounts are also very impressive. A Grand Prize will be awarded to every player who has attained Level 6.

The following table shows the distribution of Grand Prizes from 1st place to 11th + place. As you can see, every player who makes it all the way to Level 6 will receive a Grand Prize of at least a $125 bonus. And this is on top of the five other bonuses awarded earlier!

Participants that reach Hammer Down Level 6 will receive a Grand Prize based on time to fill all Hammer Down Levels.

  • 1stPlace: $2,500 in Bonus Money
  • 2nd Place: $2,000 in Bonus Money
  • 3rdPlace: $1,500 in Bonus Money
  • 4thPlace: $1,000 in Bonus Money
  • 5th-7thPlace: $500 in Bonus Money
  • 8th-10thPlace: $250 in Bonus Money
  • 11th+ Place: $125 in Bonus Money

Bonus money wagering requirements

Level 1-5 bonuses will be awarded as soon as the player spins the wheel to determine the amount of the bonus. All level 6 bonuses will be awarded within 24 hours of the end of the promotion.

All bonuses come with a wagering requirement of 1x the bonus. You have up to 30 days from the time the bonus is awarded to activate it and complete the wagering.

The bottom line

You can get a bonus virtually anytime you want on NJ gambling websites. But let’s face it–many of these offers are for small amounts only and/or they come with hefty wagering requirements or other conditions you don’t like.

So if you have been waiting too long to get your hands on not just any bonus, but some big bonus money, your wait is over. It’s time to hammer down and let PlaySugarHouse reward you every step of the way.

Each successive bonus is larger than any of the previous ones. And if you make it to Level 6, on top of all of your other bonuses, you win a Grand Prize.

No-risk bonuses

But wait—here’s more great news. You only have to wager each bonus one time. In other words, each bonus is a no-risk bonus that you bet with the casino’s money, not your own. And when you do, you could win even more!

Opt in now and unlock up to six bonuses

The clock is ticking. So if you’re eager to try to win some serious money, you need to hammer down and start playing today!

Close Out The Golden Nugget July Red, White & Bonus Blast With A Bang!

Barbara Nathan July 26, 2019
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If Golden Nugget is one of your favorite NJ gambling websites, you probably don’t need this reminder from me, but here it is, just in case. The month of July is drawing to close, which means it is your final opportunity to earn enough Golden Points to win a share of $50,000 in bonus money in this month’s Red, White & Bonus Blast.

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On July 31, this leg of the 2019 Race for a Million Dollars will be over. So if you have your sights set on a prize, you definitely need to take advantage of this last weekend in July to move up the leaderboard.

But even if it’s too little too late to score a prize for this month, don’t worry because, during the second half of 2019, the Million Dollar Race will offer you many more chances to win.

The Million Dollar Race at Golden Nugget Online Casino is On

The Million Dollar Race at Golden Nugget Online Casino is now at the halfway point. The name of the game is simply to earn as many Golden Points as possible playing your favorite Golden Nugget online casino games in order to keep moving up the leaderboard.

If you have already opted in, great. All of the Golden Points you earn from then going forward count. Otherwise, the good news is that you can still join the race and have a shot to win a weekly, monthly, or year-end prize.

In fact, Golden Nugget will double each player’s Golden Points each month from August through November and triple them for the entire month of December. Therefore, even if you join the race late, don’t count yourself out. You’re still in the race. As long as you play often enough and big enough, you could finish in the money.

The Golden Nugget July Red White & Bonus Blast Clock is Ticking. Don’t get shut out!

At the start of every month, be sure to check the Golden Nugget website for the complete details of the segment of the race taking place that month. Every month, Golden Nugget guarantees to award a minimum of $50,000 in prizes. However, some months (which ones it is keeping a mystery), the prize pool jumps to $75,000 or $100,000. All monthly prizes are in the form of bonus money. The July prize pool is $50,000.

As mentioned, the July race heading down the stretch to the finish line. If you have not yet opted in, this is what you need to do ASAP:

  • Log into your GoldenNuggetCasino.com account.
  • Go to Available Bonuses and opt into the Red, White & Bonus Blast
  • Make a single deposit of $20 or more.
  • Earn at least 50 Golden Points playing your favorite Golden Nugget online casino games.

Distribution of prizes

The top 500 players on the leaderboard–based on the total number of Golden Points earned during the promotion–will qualify for a bonus.

The distribution of bonus prizes will be as follows:

  • 1st place winner will receive a $10,000 free play bonus.
  • 2nd place winner will receive a $7,500 free play bonus.
  • 3rd place winner will receive a $5,000 free play bonus.
  • 4th place winner will receive a $4,000 free play bonus.
  • 5th place winner will receive a $3,000 free play bonus.
  • 6th place winner will receive a $2,000 free play bonus.
  • 7th place winner will receive a $1,000 free play bonus.
  • 8th place winner will receive an $800 free play bonus.
  • 9th place winner will receive a $700 free play bonus.
  • 10th place winner will receive a $600 free play bonus.
  • 11th place winner will receive a $400 free play bonus.
  • 12th – 20th place winners will each receive a $250 free play bonus.
  • 21st – 30th place winners will each receive a $200 free play bonus.
  • 31st – 50th place winners will each receive a $100 free play bonus.
  • 51st – 100th place winners will each receive a $75 free play bonus.
  • 101st – 150th place winners will each receive a $40 free play bonus.
  • 151st – 200th place winners will each receive a $20 free play bonus.
  • 201st – 300th place winners will each receive a $10 free play bonus.
  • 301st – 500th place winners will each receive a $5 free play bonus.

Wagering requirements for the July bonus money prizes

All winners will be notified by 5 p.m. Thursday, August 1.

Winning players can then choose either a casino bonus or a sports bonus.

Wagering requirements for players who choose the casino bonus

  • Most slots: 1x bonus
  • Video poker, roulette, blackjack, and other table games: 4x bonus
  • Excluded slots*: 5x bonus

*While all of the other slots on this NJ gambling website count 100 percent towards clearing your bonus, these 21 slots only count 20 percent. See the Golden Nugget website for the complete list.

Wagering requirements for players who choose the sports bonus: 1x bonus

Additional terms and conditions

Players have up to seven days to complete the wagering. While the bonus playthrough is still in progress, the entire bonus, along with any additional associated winnings, will be temporarily restricted. However, players with other money in their cashable wallet unrelated to the bonus are free to withdraw those funds, as usual.

Canceling the bonus, attempting to withdraw bonus funds prematurely, or failure to complete the required wagering on time will result in forfeiture of both the bonus and any resulting additional winnings.

Golden Nugget Online Casino Weekly Missions

Every week, including the last week in July, Golden Nugget offers a new Weekly Mission. Each Weekly Mission runs from Monday through Sunday. So the last weekly Mission for July, which started on Monday, July 22, ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 28.

Each day of the week that you wish to participate, you need to opt in to have your play for that day count. As with the monthly races, players need to earn at least 50 Golden Points to be eligible for a possible prize.

During each Weekly Mission, players can earn a maximum of 100 points per day and 700 points for the entire week.

However, before any weekly prizes can be awarded, the total number of Golden Points earned by all participating players combined must equal at least the designated Community total. Otherwise, the $3,000 prize pool is rolled over to the next week.  That’s exactly what happened for this last week of July. Instead of the usual weekly prize pool of $3,000 in bonus money, this week’s prize pool is $6,000 in bonus money!

Distributing the weekly prizes

Each week when the Community total is large enough, Golden Nugget will award Weekly Mission prizes to the top 400 players on that week’s leaderboard. A random drawing will determine the distribution of the prizes.

Wagering requirements for the Weekly Mission prizes

The wagering requirements for the Weekly Mission prizes are identical to those described above for the monthly races.

Advice to small stakes players

Before concluding this article with a preview of the fabulous prizes that Golden Nugget Online Casino is guaranteeing at the conclusion of the 2019 Million Dollar Race, a word of advice to small players is in order.

While this promotion is open to all registered Golden Nugget Online Casino players, keep in mind that this is a race. In the end, the biggest prizes will go to the biggest players. Before you decide to participate, I suggest you look at the leaderboard to see if you think you can play often enough and for large enough wagers to compete with the players who are currently in a good position to win a prize. If not, you would be wasting your time. Do not exceed what you feel comfortable wagering based on your bankroll and usual level of play.

The best is yet to come

If you decide to participate in the Golden Nugget weekly, monthly, and year-end races, even if you’re not a winner in July, don’t despair because the best is yet to come!

When the last leg of this year’s Million Dollar Race finally comes to an end on December 31, 2019, just before the stroke of midnight, 50 players will all be sitting very pretty. On top of whatever bonus money they may have already won in the weekly and monthly races, they will have accomplished exactly what they need to do to win a share of another $250,000 in prizes!

The smallest of these prizes is $1,200 in bonus money. But look what the top three players on the leaderboard for the entire race will win.

  • Third place: A year of Fine Dining or $12,000 in bonus money
  • Second place: A Vegas Dream Vacation for the winner and 10 friends or $18,000 in bonus money
  • Grand Prize: A year-long lease on a Rolls Royce or $36,000 in bonus money

The Golden Nugget version of The Amazing Race is on! If you think you have what it takes, you still have a golden opportunity to make your move.

I Scream For $10,000 With The Virgin Casino Ice Cream Sharepot Bonus

Barbara Nathan July 23, 2019
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If you’re one of the millions of people who love ice cream, you’ll gladly have some any day of the year. But if ever there was a week that screams out for enjoying a generous helping of this irresistible treat, it’s this one. Why? Here are three great reasons:

  • When the temperature outside is scorching, cooling off with ice cream is a no-brainer!
  • It’s National Ice Cream Week!
  • To celebrate National Ice Cream Week, Virgin Casino is offering a $10,000 Ice Cream Sharepot!

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How Sharepots work

If you have been playing at Virgin Casino for any length of time, you are probably already familiar with this NJ online casino’s Sharepots.

You’ll often hear it said that in gambling, there’s no such thing as a sure thing. But one thing that you probably can always count on every month is a new Sharepot offer from either Virgin Online Casino or its sister NJ gambling website, Tropicana Online Casino, or both.

Sharepots, just like the name suggests, entail the casino setting aside a designated prize pool and allowing a large number of players to grab their share. The more you play during the promotion period, compared to other players, the bigger your share!

This week Virgin Casino is offering an Ice Cream Sharepot. But instead of ice cream, it’s filled with another cool treat–$10,000 in Bonus Money! All you have to do is scoop some up for yourself!

How to earn your share of the Virgin Casino Ice Cream Sharepot

Like ice cream itself, this Ice Cream Sharepot won’t last long. However, you still have time to qualify by earning tickets based on your play. The period for earning Sharepot tickets started on Monday, July 22 and continues through 11: 59 p.m. Thursday, July 25.

Simply play your favorite Virgin Casino games as often as possible during that time period. For every $50 you wager on any given calendar day, you will earn one Sharepot ticket, up to a maximum of five if your day’s wagers total $250 or more.

The maximum number of tickets per player is therefore 20. If you already wagered $250 or more on Monday and do the same Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, you would have 20 tickets. You would also be guaranteed that nobody participating in this promotion would have more tickets and therefore get a bigger share of the Sharepot than you. If you missed day 1 of the promotion and start earning tickets on Tuesday, July 23, the maximum number of tickets you can earn is 15.

Bet what you can afford

If you only earn one ticket or a couple of tickets, you won’t be excluded from the Sharepot, but your share will be tiny. That’s why your best bet is to earn as many more tickets as possible—but only to the extent you can afford.

The Virgin Casino Ice Cream Sharepot is meant to be a fun way to pick up some extra bonus money, not the type of promotion where anyone is going to walk away with a supersize prize.

How Virgin Casino will determine your share of the Sharepot

While the total amount of the Ice Cream Sharepot has been preset at $10,000–all in the form of bonus money–you won’t know until the promotion is over how much of this bonus money will go to you.

That figure will ultimately depend not only on how many tickets you have, but also on the total number of tickets earned by all of the participating players combined, and your percentage of that total.

If math isn’t your forte, don’t worry about it. Virgin Online Casino will get it all figured out by Friday, July 26 and place the bonus money you have earned in your account.

But I know some of you are curious about the specific sequence of steps that will go into determining each player’s bonus. So here, in order, is what the casino will do:

  1. Determine for each player separately the number of tickets that player has earned.
  2. Add these totals up to get a grand total for everyone.
  3. Calculate each player’s percentage of the Sharepot by dividing that person’s total number of tickets by the grand total.
  4. Multiply each player’s percentage of the Sharepot by $10,000, since that’s the total amount of bonus money in the Sharepot. The end result–whatever that happens to be–is the amount of bonus money each player will receive.

For example, if you earn 15 tickets and all of the players combined (including you) earn 7,500 tickets, your percentage of the total is .20 percent. When you multiply .0020 by $10,000, you get $20, so your bonus will be $20.

When will you get your bonus money from this week’s Ice Cream Sharepot?

After Virgin Casino completes its calculations on Friday, July 26, barring technical difficulties, all players who have bonus money coming to them from the Ice Cream Sharepot should see the money in their account within 24 hours. But allow for up to three business days.

Wagering requirements for the bonus money

The wagering requirements and other terms and conditions for this bonus are exactly the same as for any other VirginCasino.com (or TropicanaCasino.com) bonus.

You have up to 30 days (not that you’ll need anywhere near that much time) to wager the bonus 1x on any game you wish. All games count 100 percent.

But here’s the catch. As soon as you complete this minimal amount of wagering, any resulting winnings are yours to keep, but not the bonus money itself. Even if you win and would like to wager your bonus again to try to win more, you can’t. That’s because win or lose, as soon as you wager the bonus once, the casino takes the money back. You’ll never see that bonus money again. But the good news is that another bonus is probably right around the corner because Virgin Casino offers lots of them.

Is the Virgin Casino Ice Cream Sharepot worth your time?

As long as you intend to play anyway at Virgin Casino this week, of course, you should take advantage of this easy way to earn extra bonus money. But is the promotion worth your time otherwise? Like virtually every other promotion on NJ gambling websites, this one has both its pros and cons. We’ll mention the not so great features first.

What could be better

Sticky bonus

Most NJ online casino bonuses come with much higher wagering requirements. So in that sense, you are getting a real bargain only needing to wager the bonus once. But the traditional bonuses give you two big advantages in return, both of which are missing here. The first is that betting the bonus many times over gives you the potential to win a lot more money. The second is that when you complete the wagering, you get to keep the bonus.

The stipulation that you can only bet the bonus once and then only keep the winnings (if any) and not the bonus itself significantly limits the amount you can win.

Likelihood of a small bonus

In order to have any reasonable expectation for a decent size win from a non-cashable bonus like this one, the bonus needs to be larger than a traditional bonus. Even though there’s $10,000 in bonus money in the Sharepot, keep in mind that it’s going to be divvied up among hundreds of players. Therefore, individual shares will probably be small, especially if your play during the promotion period is minimal.

Virgin Casino Ice Cream Sharepot great features

Fortunately, this offer also has several great features. Those are what make the promotion worth your time even with the above-mentioned shortcomings.

A promotion any player can afford

Most NJ online casino bonuses not only come with substantial wagering requirements; more often than not, you won’t even get the bonus unless you make a minimum qualifying deposit. This promotion requires no deposit at all and the wagering requirements, both to be eligible for a bonus and to clear it, are so reasonable, any player can afford to participate.

Limit to 20 Sharepot tickets per person

Like many prize drawings, where the number of entries is based on play, the number of tickets you receive for the Sharepot is also based on play. However, many prize drawings place no cap at all on the number of entries per person, thereby allowing high rollers to dominate the field and make it near impossible for other players to win.

You won’t run into that problem here since Virgin Casino has capped the number of tickets per person at five per day based on $250 wagers. Obviously, players who wish to bet thousands of dollars are free to do so, but that won’t entitle them to any more of the Sharepot than other players betting $250 per day. In other words, Virgin Casino is leveling the playing field sufficiently to give all players the opportunity to get their fair share of the Sharepot.

Guaranteed mystery bonus

Unlike in a drawing, no one who meets the minimum requirements for participating walks away from this promotion empty-handed. As long as you wager at least $50 on at least one of the four days of the promotion, a bonus is guaranteed.

In addition, the fact that the reward is a mystery bonus adds further to the fun and excitement.

Risk-free bonus

Last, but certainly not least, the only time you have to gamble your own money at all during this promotion—and you can easily limit it to what you can comfortably afford—is when you’re earning tickets for the Sharepot.

After that, since the casino is only asking you to bet your bonus once, losing your own money is impossible. In the worst-case scenario, you don’t win, but your bankroll is none the worse than just before you got the bonus because it’s the casino’s money you’re betting, not your own.

But think positive. You could be a winner twice–first while playing to earn Sharepot tickets and again later when you bet your bonus!

The bottom line

As long as you go into this NJ gambling website promotion with a realistic understanding of its limitations, the Virgin Casino Ice Cream Sharepot could be one of the coolest offers of the week.

Caesars Online Casino $19K Bonus Play Giveaway

Barbara Nathan July 19, 2019
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Caesars Online Casino is one NJ gambling website you can count on to keep coming up with new promotions. Not a week goes by without a new bonus offer that’s yours for the taking.

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Depending on your own playing preferences, some bonuses from this casino might meet your needs better than others, but this weekend Caesars Casino Online has come up with an offer that everyone will like. And that’s not all. If you had any doubts before that Caesars is a site that adheres to the notion that bigger is better, look no further than this weekend’s giveaway. Even by Caesars’ standards, this offer is huge.

It’s a $19,000 casino bonus giveaway, in which 900 lucky players will each win bonus money prizes.

But wait–there’s more. Just for participating and depositing as little as $10, you will receive an instant bonus of $10. So, as long as you stick to the minimum $10 deposit–as you should–you are guaranteed a 100 percent match of your deposit.

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How to participate: Caesars Online $19K Casino Giveaway

The period for this promotion starts Friday, July 19 and continues through Monday, July 22. Here are the simple steps you need to follow to participate.

  • Log into your Caesars Casino & Sports account anytime during the July 19-22 promotion period.
  • Click on My Account and then on My Bonuses.
  • Enter the code JUL19K and click on Get Details.
  • Locate the offer for the $19K Casino Bonus Play Giveaway under Available Bonuses.
  • Click on Deposit next to the bonus. Then make a single deposit of $10 or more.

As mentioned, while you are certainly free to deposit more than $10, there is no good reason to do so. Your instant NJ online casino bonus will still only be $10 and you will not earn additional entries into the drawing either so your chances of winning there won’t increase.

Furthermore, you can only claim this offer once and with a single deposit. Deposits made at the Caesars Atlantic City casino cashier’s cage or via PayNearMe don’t count.

As soon as you make your qualifying deposit, Caesars Online Casino will match it with a $10 bonus instantly. In addition, you will receive one entry into the drawing taking place on Friday, July 26, where 900 players will be randomly chosen to win a share of $19,000 in bonus money!

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What you can win in the drawing

Caesars Online Casino has chosen to wait until Friday, July 26 to hold the drawing, so you will have to wait a full week for the results. However, they are worth waiting for because 25 players will win a $100 bonus and 100 players will win a $50 bonus. The remaining 775 bonuses are for smaller amounts (only $25 or $10). However, keep in mind that all you have to deposit is $10, so even $10 extra on top of the $10 bonus you are guaranteed immediately is a very good return on your money.

The following table shows how the various prizes will be distributed.

Prize Matrix:

Winners Prize Estimated Value
25 winners $100 casino bonus $2500
100 winners $50 casino bonus $5000
250 winners $25 casino bonus $6,250
525 winners $10 casino bonus $5,250
TOTAL $19,000

 

Requirements for NJ online casino bonuses

Usually, Caesars is very forthcoming about the wagering requirements and other terms and conditions for clearing a particular bonus. However, in this instance, the website fails to include this extremely important information.

While waiting for confirmation from customer support, rather than delay publication of this article, I am writing what I believe to be the wagering requirements for clearing the two bonuses. I am drawing on my experience reviewing numerous other promotions of this type that Caesars Online Casino has offered in the past. Barring any updated information to the contrary, proceed on the assumption that the information I am giving you here is correct. However, I encourage you to check with customer support, too, in order to be sure.

Much like any other bonuses you receive from Caesars Online Casino, both the $10 instant bonus and any additional bonus money awarded to you in the drawing come with additional wagering requirements. However, for these bonuses, the total amount you have to wager represents a specified multiple of just the bonus, not the bonus and deposit combined. You can choose any casino game you wish, but not sports bets. Depending on the type of game selected, assume the wagering requirements to be as follows:caesars casino online nj promo bonus

  • Slots: 5x bonus
  • Video Poker: 10x bonus
  • All other games: 25x bonus

However, it is possible that Caesars has lowered the wagering requirements for the $10 instant bonus. If I hear from the casino that is the case, I will let you know. Meanwhile, to be on the safe side, you won’t go wrong by following the above guidelines.

Additional terms and conditions

You have up to seven days from the time you receive each bonus to complete the wagering. As with any bonus, while the bonus playthrough is still in progress, you will be temporarily unable to withdraw either the bonus itself or any winnings associated with it. All of this money (or whatever is left of it) will become available to you upon completion of the wagering requirements, provided that you do so on time.

Canceling the bonus, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to clear the bonus on time will result in forfeiture of the entire bonus plus any bonus related winnings.

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