How frustrating it must be to miss out on an opportunity for a nice bonus on one of your favorite NJ gambling websites simply because the day the bonus is being offered it’s not convenient for you to play.
However, Borgata Online Casino offers the perfect remedy–a different recurring Borgata NJ bonus every day of the week during the entire month of October!
Take advantage of the Daily October Borgata NJ Bonus
The more often you can log into your account and claim your special daily offers, the more bonus money you will earn. But keep in mind that deposit and wagering requirements may apply. So be careful to limit your play to what you can comfortably afford. Even if claiming the bonus every day is impossible, you can pick and choose the bonus offers that suit you best on other days.
Better yet, for the entire month of October, all of the special daily offers are repeated each week. So if you miss out on a particular offer one week, you can still claim it the following week. And previous week’s offers that you claimed and liked will be available for you again the following week, too.
The Borgata daily bonuses for the month of October started on October 1 and continue all month long through Thursday, October 31. Even if you missed the first week of bonus treats, you have three more weeks left. So if you’re a registered Borgata Online Casino player, you still have plenty of time to turn this month into an Oktoberfest of bonus opportunities.
Or, if you are not yet signed up with Borgata Online Casino, now would be the perfect time to join so you, too, can get in on the fun of earning extra bonus money playing your favorite games. But do it now rather than later. If you wait till Halloween, you’ll have a ghost of a chance of making up for all of the missed daily bonus opportunities like the ones described below.
Guaranteed Bonus Dollars: Every Wednesday and Sunday in October
Borgata Online Casino players can celebrate Halloween not just at the end of the month but every Wednesday and Sunday in October. In true Halloween party fashion, you won’t know what’s in store for you ahead of time because Borgata is keeping your bonus a mystery. But don’t worry. You have no reason to be scared or spooked out because Borgata has no tricks up its sleeve, only treats. Each Wednesday and Sunday in October that you opt in to this offer, your Borgata NJ bonus is guaranteed.
How to claim the Wednesday & Sunday Borgata NJ bonus offer
Each Wednesday and Sunday in October that you wish to participate in this offer, here’s what you need to do.
- Log into your BorgataCasino.com account.
- Visit the bonus tab and opt into the guaranteed bonus offer.
- Click on your special bonus click card to see what your prize is.
Every card is a winner. Prizes range from $2 up to $1,000.
Wagering requirements for the bonus
The Wednesday and Sunday guaranteed mystery bonus is yours for the taking simply by logging in and claiming it. No deposit or wagering is required in advance. However, before you will be able to withdraw either the bonus itself or any additional associated winnings, you have until 11:59 p.m. the next day only to wager the bonus 15x.
You can clear the Borgata NJ bonus with any game you wish, and all games count 100 percent. You will also earn loyalty points on all of your wagers to clear the bonus, including wagers made with the bonus money as well as your own funds.
Opting out, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to complete the wagering within the limited time allotted will result in your forfeiting both the bonus and any additional winnings resulting from it.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Triple Play
After you collect your Wednesday guaranteed bonus, you’ll have to wait till Sunday to collect your next one. But does that mean if you get the itch to play Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, you’re on your own? Not at Borgata Online Casino! You will want to play all three days because Borgata is sweetening the pot with up to three instant Borgata NJ bonuses each day!
The higher your level of wagering, the bigger your prize!
How the Borgata Online Casino Triple Play of Bonuses offer works
Each day that you opt in to this promotion, depending on the amount wagered, you can earn up to three bonuses. The following chart shows the minimum wagering required to earn each of the three rewards.
|Wager Required||Bonus Dollar Reward|
|$20 on Slots||$5 Bonus Dollars|
|$1,000 on Table Games||$25 Bonus Dollars|
|$10,000 on All Play (all casino games)||$100 Bonus Dollars|
Is this offer for you?
As you can see from the above chart, in order to qualify for more than the very meager bonus of $5 (which is probably a waste of time), the casino requires a substantial amount of wagering. Therefore, I recommend this promotion for big bettors only who can afford to play at the very high level needed to earn the second and third bonus. For those who have their sights set on the maximum reward on all three days that this promotion is being offered, before the weekend is over, you could be looking at up to $390 in bonus money. But that’s if and only if you are prepared to wager more than $33,000!
How to participate
If and only if you have the requisite bankroll and would like to take advantage of this offer, here are the steps you need to follow:
- Log into your Borgata Online Casino account each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in October when you wish to participate.
- Go to the My Promotions page and opt into the Triple Play promotion.
- Start playing!
Additional wagering requirements for each bonus
All bonuses must be claimed and used before the promotion period expires. Players then have until 11:59 p.m. the following day to complete an additional wagering requirement of 10x the bonus. As with the Wednesday and Sunday bonuses, any game is fine and counts 100 percent. Players will also earn loyalty points on all wagers, both to qualify for the bonuses and to clear them.
Opting out, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to clear the bonus on time will result in forfeiture of the entire bonus along with and any additional associated winnings.
Saturdays in the Park make playing at Borgata Online Casino even more fun and rewarding
The aforementioned Triple Play promotion isn’t for everyone, but here’s another Saturday offer from Borgata Online Casino that is.
It’s a great way to take advantage of the early fall weather while you still can and play your favorite NJ slots on your mobile device and engage in other fall outdoor activities at the same time.
As soon as you earn just 5 iRewards Points, you will receive a click card that could be worth up to $1,000 in bonus money!
Of course, if you would rather play indoors, for example, while on the bus or waiting for a friend at a restaurant, that’s fine, too. The Borgata mobile app works with any currently used iOS or Android device anywhere in New Jersey.
How to participate in the Saturdays in the Park promotion
Each Saturday in October, log into your BorgataCasino.com account.
- Go to the Promotions tab and opt in to the Saturdays in the Park promotion.
- Play any slot game. As soon as you earn 5 iRPs, you will receive your special card.
- Return to the Promotions tab to open your card and reveal your bonus.
Additional wagering requirements for the bonus
As with virtually all other bonuses that this casino awards existing players, you only have until 11:59 p.m. the day after you receive the Saturday bonus to clear it. However, in this case, it’s a piece of cake because you only have to wager the bonus 1X.
While only slots count towards earning the Saturday bonus, you have the option to clear it with any game you wish. All games count 100 percent. You will also earn loyalty points on all of your wagers, both to qualify for the bonus and to clear it.
Like the Wednesday and Sunday bonuses, this Saturday bonus is a guaranteed mystery bonus, too. It could be small, medium-size, or big. There’s no way to know until you open your special card and see. But instead of being required to wager the bonus 15X, you only need to wager it once, and as soon as you do, both the bonus and any additional money you may win betting it are yours to keep. And because you are making this wager with the casino’s money and not your own, not only is the Saturday bonus a guaranteed mystery bonus. It is also a no-risk bonus!
Earn 2x iRPs playing Space Wars at Borgata Online Casino every Monday in October
If you love playing NJ online slots haven’t been having great luck with them lately, maybe it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and see where a new adventure into the unknown takes you. Are you game to start exploring the far reaches of the galaxy? For Borgata players, there’s no better time than Mondays in October because every time you play the NetEnt slot game Space Wars, you earn 2X iRewards.
If you have been following my Barb’s Best Bets columns on NJ Gambling Websites, you already know that many of the featured games are from NetEnt, a name that is synonymous with top quality NJ online slots. With five reels, 40 paylines, nonstop excitement, a bet range of 40 cents to $200, and a return to player (RTP) 96.75 percent, Space Wars offers everything a player of any bet size could want from an online slot. Brace yourself for a wild ride and possibly even some out of this world winnings.
How to opt into this Borgata NJ bonus
Space Wars is worth your time even without a special bonus offer. But as long as Borgata is sweetening the pot with 2X iRewards, by all means, grab them. Here’s how.
- Log into your BorgataCasino.com account every Monday in October.
- Go to the Promotions tab and opt in to the Multiplier Monday promotion.
- Play the slot game Space Wars online or on your mobile device to earn 2x iRPs.
Play and Earn up to $200 every Tuesday in October
Last, but certainly not least, if you’re a Borgata online player and would like to see your bonus dollars really add up, simply log into your account every Tuesday in October and let the fun and games begin.
The more iRPs you earn, the bigger your Borgata NJ bonus, up to $200!
How to participate in the Tuesday Play and Earn promotion at Borgata Online Casino
It would be a shame to miss out on this easy opportunity to earn valuable bonus dollars on top of your iRPs. So don’t forget to do the following each Tuesday in October before you start playing:
- Log into your BorgataCasino.com account.
- Go to My Promotions and opt into the Play and Earn promotion.
The following chart shows how many iRPs you will need to earn to receive each of the five bonus rewards.
|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|
You can earn the iRPs playing any game you wish. As soon as you play enough to reach a given bonus threshold, the applicable bonus dollars will be credited to your account automatically. Then continue playing if your goal is to earn the next bonus. In order to receive the maximum bonus dollar reward possible of $200, you need to reach all five iRP levels. However, additional wagering requirements apply, as described below, before you will be permitted to withdraw the bonuses along with any additional winnings therefrom.
Wagering requirements for the Tuesday bonuses
The casino is giving you two days to activate each bonus you receive and until 11:59 p.m. the day after activation to meet the additional wagering requirements of 15X the bonus.
Keep in mind that you can have more than one active bonus in your account at the same time. However, you can only clear one bonus at a time.
All games count towards both earning the Tuesday bonuses and clearing them. Also, on top of all of the iRPs you have earned to get each bonus, the required wagering to clear each bonus will earn you additional iRPs.
As with all other bonuses at this casino, opting-out, attempting to withdraw bonus related funds before they become available, or failure to complete the required wagering on time will forfeit your right to both the bonus and any additional winnings associated with it.
Whether you choose to play at Borgata Online Casino every day this month or not, it’s nice to know that any day you want to play there is a new bonus waiting for you. Each day of the week, it’s a different offer, and while you can only access any given offer once per week, it’s repeatable the following week. As long as you don’t get carried away and you play in accordance with what your budget and time limitations realistically permit, the October daily bonuses offer a great opportunity to give any player’s online gambling account a welcome boost.
If you’re a NJ online casino slot player, your ultimate dream is probably the same as that of any slot player–to become an instant millionaire!
Caesars Casino & Sports will give 12 lucky players a greater chance to make that dream a reality by winning a free seat at the 2020 Millionaire Maker Slot Tournament Finale at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Even if you don’t win a million bucks in the tournament, if you win this Caesars Online Casino grand prize, you’ll still have the time of your life. Along with the slot tournament entry, the fabulous Las Vegas getaway includes round trip airfare for two plus three nights at Caesars Palace.
More about the 2020 Millionaire Maker Finale Slot Tournament at Caesars Palace
This event will take place on March 12-14, 2020 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Participation is by invitation only. You cannot buy your way into the tournament. However, you can win an invitation through a Millionaire Maker Event being offered by a Caesars Rewards brick and mortar facility, website, or mobile app or through Facebook or Twitter.
All finalists will receive $1,100 airfare credit, a hotel stay of three nights at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino, and one entry into the Millionaire Maker Finale Slot Tournament, where they will compete for a share of $1,062,500 in cash prizes.
The top 30 participants (those who spin the reels the fastest) will be awarded prizes as follows:
1st Place – $1,000,000*
2nd Place – $25,000
3rd Place – $10,000
4th Place – $5,000
5th Place – $2,500
6th – 20th Places – $1,000
21st – 30th Places – $500
*The top prize winner will have the option to receive the payment either in annual installments or as a discounted lump sum. All prize winners will be required to file the necessary tax forms.
How to participate in the Millionaire Maker giveaway promotion at Caesars Online Casino
Clearly, the free Las Vegas vacation and free entry into the tournament are worth playing for. So if you’re an NJ online casino player and/or sports bettor and Caesars is one of your favorite NJ gambling websites, don’t miss out on this opportunity. The name of the game is to improve your chances of having your name picked in the drawing by logging into your account daily throughout the monthlong promotion period.
On many days, simply logging in will suffice. You will receive a drawing ticket for that day even if you don’t play. But on certain designated days, you can earn extra drawing tickets based on your play. Those are the times when it would be to your advantage to play as much as you can afford and as often as possible.
Any registered Caesars Online Casino player with access to the Caesars NJ gambling website can participate in this promotion. The period for earning entries started on Tues., Oct. 1 and continues through the entire month of October, ending at 11:59 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 31. So even if you didn’t opt-in and start collecting entries on day 1, you still have plenty of time. There are also ways to earn additional entries, which we will list for you below.
More reasons why you should participate
But first, there is another thing you should know. Many of you might be skeptical about participating either because you have had bad luck in other drawings or you don’t like your chances in this one. Even though the free trip to Las Vegas and entry into the upcoming Caesars Millionaire Maker Slot Tournament sound great, only 12 online players can win it. But maybe you’ll change your mind now that I clue you in on another important fact.
Far from the top prize being the only prize you can win in the giveaway, there are hundreds of other prizes up for grabs. 580 non-winners of the Vegas trip will win from $25 to $500 in bonus money!
How to earn a free entry every day even before you play
Earning one free drawing entry every day couldn’t be easier.
- Log into your Caesars Casino & Sports account.
- Next, click on “My Account” and then “My Bonuses & Offers.”
- Locate Millionaire Maker Daily Entry under “Available Bonuses” and click on “Claim.”
Each day in October that you follow this procedure, you will receive one entry into the Nov. 5 prize drawing.
In addition, if you have already linked your Caesars Rewards account to your Caesars online account, you will automatically receive one additional entry. If not, link the two accounts now, so you can get this additional entry as well.
How to earn extra entries during Millionaire Maker Multiplier Week: Oct. 17-23
October 17-23 is Millionaire Maker Multiplier Week. That’s when Caesars Casino & Sports is challenging you to step up your play, and if you’re smart you will.
- Earn 1 additional drawing entry for every 20 online Tier Credits you earn playing slots.
- Earn 2 additional drawing entries for every 20 online Tier Credits you earn betting on sports.
Every $10 on either type of wager earns you 1 online Tier Credit. So in order to earn 20 Tier Credits, you need to wager $200. If you wager $200 on slots and another $200 on sports, you will earn the maximum of 3 additional drawing entries. Given that you have a whole week to do so, it should not be too difficult.
How to earn more extra entries during Millionaire Last Call: Oct. 29-31
October 29-31 represents the home stretch, your last opportunity to maximize your chances in the drawing. So here’s your challenge. It’s tougher than the Millionaire Maker Multiplier Week challenge, so only attempt it if you think you can afford it.
- Earn 5 additional drawing entries for every 50 online Tier Credits earned playing slots.
Keep in mind that you only have three days, not seven, to earn the 50 Tier Credits, and to do so you will need to wager $500. Are you up for the challenge?
Distribution of prizes
Tuesday, November 5 is Election Day. But for players at Caesars Casino & Sports, the winners of the various political races won’t be the only outcomes of interest being decided that day. November 5 is also the day when Caesars will hold its big drawing and determine who each of the 592 lucky prize winners will be, including the 12 who will win the grand prize worth $2,000.
The following matrix shows exactly what each prize consists of and how many players will receive it.
|No. of Winners||Prize||Estimated Total Value|
|12||· 1 entry into the 2020 Millionaire Maker Slot Tournament
· 3 night stay at Caesars Palace Las Vegas
· Round trip air for winner and guest from the closest continental airport near winner’s home
· Estimated prize value: $2,000
|5||$500 Casino Bonus Play||$2,500|
|25||$250 Casino Bonus Play||$6,250|
|50||$50 Casino Bonus Play||$2,500|
|500||$25 Casino Bonus Play||$12,500|
Terms and Conditions
No player can win more than one prize. All prizes are subject to the following terms and conditions.
All grand prize winners will be contacted by a Caesars Interactive Entertainment representative. They will then have three days to complete the required prize documentation and claim their prize. Failure to do so within that time frame will result in their forfeiting the prize, whereupon Caesars will draw a replacement winner.
Players who have already received a seat into the Millionaire Maker Finale through other means will not be eligible for another seat. However, no cash alternative in lieu of this prize (or any other prize in this promotion) is available.
Grand prize winners will be responsible for reporting winning this prize as taxable income on a 1099 form.
Bonus money prizes
All bonus play prize winners have up to seven days from the time the bonus money is credited to their account to meet the casino’s additional stipulated wagering requirements. Players may clear the bonus with any game or combination of games they wish, but not sports bets. Depending on the type of game selected, the wagering requirements are as follows:
- Slots: 5X bonus
- Video poker: 10X bonus
- All other games: 25X bonus
While this wagering is still in progress, both the bonus money itself and any additional winnings therefrom will remain temporarily unavailable for withdrawal. Players will have full access to this money (or whatever is left of it) as soon as the bonus is fully cleared, provided it hasn’t expired. Canceling the bonus, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to complete the wagering on time will result in forfeiture of the bonus and any additional related winnings.
Summary and conclusion
As someone who loves to gamble, there are other ways you can get lucky and win a million dollars–or lesser but still sizable sum of money—without participating in the Caesars Millionaire Maker 2020 Seat Giveaway. For example, you could win a mega-size prize on a progressive jackpot machine or in the lottery. But while either is possible, it’s highly improbable, and while chasing the elusive jackpot you could lose a lot of money.
This promotion is a better alternative because anyone who wants to can participate, whether you’re a big player or not, and have a fair chance to win big time. You can earn entries simply by logging into your account, and while you can earn more entries by participating in the two special challenges that Caesars is offering, doing so is optional.
The challenges are reasonable, so meeting them should be within many players’ budget and comfort zone. But if you decide they are not for you, no problem. Your odds of winning a prize, even a free trip to Las Vegas and a shot at a million dollars, are still good.
However, even if you don’t win any of the top prizes, there are plenty of lesser prizes, and there is not a shabby one in the bunch. All of the prizes in the Millionaire Maker Finale are in cash, and the smallest amount is $500. The smallest bonus money prize that 580 non-winners of the trip to Vegas could win instead is $25, but some lucky players will win $500 in bonus money.
Most NJ online casino promotions come with a few not great features, but not this one. If you’re a Caesars Online Casino player, participating in the Millionaire Maker 2020 Seat Giveaway promotion should be a no-brainer.
October is the month when you can enjoy all four major professional sports at once. In fact, Wed., Oct. 2 marks the start of the 2019 NHL season.
Here in New Jersey, if you’re so inclined, you can bet on these games, and you don’t even have to leave home, as 16 NJ gambling websites currently offer that option. But whether you’re a hockey fan or not, if you’re a Virgin Casino player, you’ll be a fan of the Slapshot Sharepot that the casino is offering this week.
Fun, exciting, easy to enter, and everybody’s a winner
Think back to the many times you entered a drawing at a NJ online casino, imagining yourself the lucky winner of a vacation getaway, car, or cash, only to walk away empty-handed. Virgin Casino Sharepots are a different and fairer way to earn rewards for your play. Instead of you and hundreds of other players all hoping for the luck of the draw, everybody who participates gets something extra.
I won’t lie and tell you that your Sharepot prize is going to be spectacular. But as long as you meet the very reasonable requirements for entering, you’re in the Sharepot, which means you’re guaranteed to win a piece of it. No deposit is required. Simply play your favorite Virgin Casino games, as usual, and wager at least $50 on at least one qualifying day.
The number of tickets you earn based on your play during the promotion period will determine what your share of the Sharepot will be. So if you play more than the minimum, you will earn more tickets and receive a bigger share of the Sharepot, which is only fair.
But there is also a cap on the number of Sharepot tickets any individual player can earn, and no one is under any pressure to wager any more than he or she can afford. Furthermore, the Slapshot Sharepot, like many others at Virgin Casino, includes $10,000 in bonus money. So there’s plenty to go around for any player of any bet size who wants a piece of it.
How to participate in the Slapshot Sharepot at Virgin Casino
If you have been playing at Virgin Casino a while and have been following my posts on NJ Gambling Websites, the material in this section should already be very familiar to you. Perhaps you have already taken advantage of such promotions as the Ice Cream Sharepot in July and the Primetime Sharepot that Virgin Casino ran last week. The only thing that’s different this time is the name of the promotion and the period for earning tickets. Otherwise, the way it works and all of the terms and conditions are almost identical.
The period for earning tickets for Slapshot Sharepot started at 12:01 a.m. on Mon., Sept. 30 and continues until 11:59 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 3.
How to earn Sharepot tickets
Like the Primetime Sharepot and the Ice Cream Sharepot before that, the Slapshot Sharepot will be divvied up based on play over the four-day promotion period. The more you wager on each day of the promotion (up to the specified maximum), the more tickets you earn and the bigger your share of the Sharepot.
The most tickets anyone can earn is five per day, or 20 for all four days combined.
Last week, in the Primetime Sharepot, Virgin Casino raised the wagering requirement for earning each ticket from $50 to $100. That meant, in order to earn the maximum of 20 tickets, instead of only having to wager $250 per day ($1,000 total) one had to wager $500 per day ($2,000 total). I criticized that move because it entailed more wagering than many players could probably afford. It might have limited some participants to only wagering the minimum (or a small multiple thereof) and getting a very small share of the Sharepot.
Well, here’s some great news. Virgin Casino has restored the previous wagering requirements for this promotion. Now you will earn one Sharepot ticket for every $50 you wager on any given promotion day, up to a maximum of five tickets if your day’s wagers total $250 or more.
If you can’t play the maximum, no problem
The change back to the previous wagering requirements should make the Slapshot Sharepot a lot more affordable. However, keep in mind that you cannot carry over one day’s play to the next day. So you still need to wager at least $50 on any one day for that day’s play to count.
If you started playing and earning tickets on Monday this week (before this post was published), great. But if not, don’t worry about it. If you start your qualifying play a day late (Tuesday), you can still earn up to 15 Sharepot tickets.
Also, the beauty of this promotion is that it lets you adjust the amount of your qualifying play to what works for you. So if earning five tickets per day would entail more wagering than you can afford or have time for, you can scale down, knowing that you will still receive your fair share of the Sharepot. Play as often as you can and for as much as you can comfortably afford. And if that means having to settle for a smaller share of the Sharepot than other players, so be it. Don’t put yourself in a position where you might put your bankroll in jeopardy.
How Virgin Casino will determine each player’s share of the Sharepot
As soon as the earning period for the Slapshot Sharepot ends, Virgin Casino will evaluate each participant’s play to determine how the $10,000 prize pool will be distributed. All prizes will be in the form of bonus money credited to the player’s account.
The math is somewhat complicated, but that’s for Virgin Casino to handle, not you. You won’t know ahead of time what your bonus will be, but rest assured that you will get a bonus and it will be a fair share based on how your play compares to everyone else’s.
Here, step by step, is what Virgin Casino will do on Friday, Oct. 4 to determine each participant’s share of the Slapshot Sharepot.
- Count the number of Sharepot tickets (1-20) each participating player has earned.
- Get a grand total of the number of tickets that all participants combined have earned.
- For each individual player, divide the number of tickets that person earned by the total number of tickets earned by everyone combined.
- The result is each player’s percentage of the Sharepot. Multiply that percentage by $10,000 (the total amount of bonus money in the Sharepot ) to get the amount of bonus money going to each player.
For example, let’s say you earn 15 tickets and all of the players combined (including you) earn 7,500 tickets. Since 15 is .20 percent of $10,000, your bonus is equal to $10,000 multiplied by .0020, or $20.
When will you get your bonus?
Although the period for earning Sharepot tickets ends at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, Virgin Casino will need the following day to tally up the results and compute everybody’s share. Therefore, you should see the bonus money in your account within 24 hours thereafter. But allow up to three business days in case of technical difficulties.
Slapshot Sharepot bonus wagering requirements
Every time an existing player at Virgin Casino or sister NJ gambling website Tropicana Online Casino, receives a bonus, whether it is from a Sharepot or any other source, the terms and conditions remain the same.
You have up to 30 days to wager the bonus 1x on any game of your choosing. As soon as you complete this very minimal wagering requirement, you are free to withdraw any resulting winnings. But unfortunately, that is all that the casino will let you withdraw. The bonus money itself is not yours to keep then or ever. As soon as you wager it once, the casino removes the bonus from your account and you never see it again.
Virgin Casino Slapshot Sharepot pros and cons
This promotion shares the same advantages and disadvantages as this casino’s many other Sharepots. First, we will describe what could be better. Then we will conclude with a summary of the various positive features that make this offer a good one in spite of the shortcomings.
What could be better
Sticky bonus that you can only wager once
Unlike a traditional bonus that needs to be wagered many times over, this Virgin Casino Sharepot bonus, like all others at this casino, is sticky. You can only wager it once, and that’s it. While the very small wagering requirement saves you money if you are losing, not having the option to capitalize on a possible winning streak by wagering the bonus any further significantly limits the amount you can win. Not being able to keep the bonus along with your winnings further reduces the amount you can win.
Strong likelihood of only a small bonus
Bonuses like this, which you can only wager once and where you can only keep your winnings (if any) and not the bonus itself, need to be larger than traditional bonuses to give you a reasonable opportunity to win any amount worth mentioning. However, with the strong likelihood that hundreds of other players besides you will also qualify for a piece of the Sharepot, individual shares will probably be small. This will be especially true if you’re a small player and don’t have as many tickets as most of the other players.
Virgin Casino Slapshot Sharepot great features
Appeals to all types of players
One problem that small players have with many NJ online casino promotions is that they are priced out because the deposit and wagering requirements are too high for them. No one should have that problem here since no deposit is required at all and the wagering requirements are very reasonable, too.
As long as you are able to wager at least $50 on any game on at least one of the four days of the promotion, a piece of the Sharepot is guaranteed. Then when you get your bonus, your out-of-pocket cost is zilch since you only wager the bonus once—with the casino’s money, not your own.
On the other hand, it is to your advantage to play more than just the minimum so you can earn more Sharepot tickets and get a bigger share of the Sharepot. Now that Virgin Casino has lowered the wagering requirements for each ticket from $100 back to $50, it will be easier for many players to earn the five tickets per day maximum. As long as you can afford to bet $250 per day, this is what you should do.
An individual cap of five tickets per day and 20 for the promotion
Those who play more should be duly rewarded, so using the amount of play as the yardstick for determining your share of this Virgin Casino Sharepot is completely fair. But the whole point of a Sharepot is to allow any participating player to share in the bounty. If the casino set no limit on the amount one could wager and the number of tickets earned as a result, as some other NJ online casinos do with their drawings, the distribution of prizes would be greatly skewed. The biggest players would hog the lion’s share of the pie and leave everybody else with virtually no chance to receive more than crumbs.
It is to Virgin Casino’s credit that it limits each individual player to a very reasonable five tickets per day based on a total wager of $250. Of course, anyone who wants to can wager more than $250 per day. But by placing a cap on the number of tickets you can be awarded, everybody benefits and nobody gets left out.
Added allure of a mystery bonus
Virgin Casino is promising a bonus to every player with one or more Sharepot tickets. So obviously, if you’re going to be playing there this week anyway you should participate in this promotion.
But what you don’t know ahead of time is what your bonus will be. Even if it only turns out to be a small amount, the fact that it’s a mystery makes participating fun and exciting.
Even though you can’t keep the bonus–only your winnings, if any, from betting it once–what is nice about this offer is that even if you don’t win, losing your own money is impossible.
That is not the case with traditional bonuses because the wagering requirements are typically much steeper. Since the bonus money itself probably won’t be sufficient, much more often than not, players won’t be able to clear the bonus without dipping into and possibly losing their own deposited money.
However, with a risk-free bonus like this one, the worst that could possibly happen is you lose the casino’s money betting the bonus, so your own bankroll stays the same as it was just before you got the bonus. But you could get lucky and win.
So go ahead and give the Virgin Casino Slapshot Sharepot a try. A risk-free guaranteed mystery bonus is waiting for you!
Now that the Prime Time Emmys awards show has just aired, many worthy performers went away empty-handed.
TV stardom is not required, nor is any other special talent or claim to fame. This promotion is simply Virgin Casino’s way to thank its players for their loyalty by once again loading a Sharepot with $10,000 bonus money and giving all of you an opportunity to grab a piece of it.
How Virgin Casino Sharepots work
All of the NJ online casinos give existing players frequent opportunities to earn bonus money. However, Virgin Casino and its sister NJ gambling website, Tropicana Online Casino, are the only two that offer Sharepots.
What makes Sharepot offers unique is that they open the door for all active players to reap the rewards. Each Sharepot includes a certain size designated prize pool (usually bonus money). But in this instance, any eligible player who wants to earn a piece of it can. You don’t have to do anything special or different.
Simply play your favorite online casino games, as usual, and your bonus is guaranteed. No deposit is required, and the minimum play requirements are sufficiently reasonable for even the smallest bettors to participate.
You don’t have to rely on the luck of the draw to see whether or not you get a bonus either. As is only fair, the casino will divvy up the Sharepot up based on each participant’s amount of play during the promotion period. No one knows ahead of time what their individual share will be. The biggest shares will go to those with the most play and the smallest to those who only play the minimum. However, everyone is guaranteed to get something.
How to participate in the Virgin Casino Primetime Sharepot giveaway
In July I told you all about the special Ice Cream Sharepot that Virgin Casino was offering in honor of National Ice Cream Week. This time, the inspiration for the Sharepot is the Prime Time Emmys. However, the spotlight is on you because you’ll be the one who receives a reward.
Like the Ice Cream Sharepot, the Virgin Casino Prime Sharepot has been pre-loaded with $10,000 in bonus money. All you have to do to earn Sharepot tickets and get a piece of the pie is play. The period for earning tickets runs from Mon., Sept. 23 until 11:59 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 26. The more days you play during the four-day promotion period and the more you wager each day (up to $500) the more tickets you earn and the bigger your share of the Sharepot.
How much do you need to wager for each Sharepot ticket and how many tickets can you earn?
For every $100 that you wager on any one of these days, will earn one Sharepot ticket, up to a maximum of five if your day’s wagers total $500 or more.
The maximum number of tickets you can earn is therefore 20. However, instead of earning one Sharepot ticket for every $50 wagered on any given day, as for the Virgin Casino Ice Cream Sharepot, you will need to wager $100 to earn each Sharepot ticket.
Play as often as you can this week, but only what you can afford
You don’t have to play all four days of the promotion to qualify for a piece of the Sharepot. However, it is to your advantage to do so since Virgin Casino counts each day’s play separately. You cannot carry over a previous day’s play to the next day.
Furthermore, as long as you wager at least $100 on any game or combination of games on at least one day of the promotion, Virgin Casino guarantees you a piece of the Sharepot. But obviously, if all you play is the minimum, your share will be very small.
On the other hand, to earn the 20 tickets maximum, you would not only need to play all four days of the promotion but wager at least $500 per day for a total of $2,000. Don’t do this unless this is consistent with your usual level of wagering and you can comfortably afford it.
No promotion, no matter how big the prize money, is worth jeopardizing your bankroll for, so keep that in mind while you participate in this promotion. And in this Primetime Sharepot, even though the total prize pool of $10,000 is a lot, all rewards are in the form of non-redeemable bonus money, not cash, that many people will be sharing. So individual shares will almost inevitably be small. No one is going to wind up with a windfall.
Your best bet is therefore to play as often as possible (ideally all four days) but only to the extent you can afford.
How Virgin Casino will distribute the Primetime Sharepot bonus money
Unlike a deposit match bonus, where each player knows ahead of time exactly what his or her bonus will be, with Sharepots you won’t know (and neither will the casino) until the promotion is over. That’s when Virgin Casino will calculate each person’s play compared to everyone else’s and what share of the total will go to each participant.
Here in a nutshell what Virgin Casino will do to determine what your bonus (and that of every other participant) will be.
- Count how many Sharepot tickets (1-20) each participating player has earned.
- Get a grand total of the number of tickets earned by all participants combined.
- Calculate each participant’s percentage of the Sharepot by dividing whatever number of tickets he or she earned by the grand total.
- Multiply each player’s percentage of the Sharepot by $10,000 (the total amount of bonus money the Sharepot contains). This will indicate the amount of bonus money that each player will get.
For example, let’s say you earn 15 tickets and all of the players combined (including you) earn 6,000 tickets. When you multiply .0025 by $10,000, you get $25, so $25 is the size of your bonus.
When will you get your bonus?
On Friday, Sept. 27, Virgin Casino will determine exactly what each player’s share of the $10,000 bonus money Primetime Sharepot will be. Then expect to see your bonus credited to your account within 24 hours (or if there are technical difficulties, within three business days, at most).
Wagering requirements for the Virgin Casino Primetime Sharepot bonus money
The wagering requirements and other terms and conditions for the Primetime Sharepot bonus money are exactly the same as for any other bonuses existing players receive from VirginCasino.com (or TropicanaCasino.com).
You have up to 30 days to clear the bonus. Simply wager the bonus 1x on any game you wish. All games count 100 percent.
As soon as you complete the required wagering, you will be permitted to withdraw any resulting winnings. However, you will not be able to withdraw the bonus money itself then or ever.
Obviously, if you win, it would be nice to be able to wager your bonus again to try to increase your winnings. This is something you not only can readily do with traditional bonuses, but have to do, in order to satisfy the wagering requirements. However, at Virgin Casino, you don’t have that option.
Like all other Virgin Casino bonuses, the Primetime Sharepot bonus is a sticky bonus that the casino takes away from you as soon as you wager it once.
Virgin Casino Primetime Sharepot pros and cons
Virgin Casino claims that it is offering the Primetime Sharepot as a way of saying thank you to its players. That may be, but also keep in mind that in only letting you bet your bonus once and then taking it away from you, it is doing so for its own benefit, not yours. In fact, all NJ online casinos create bonus offers that, in one way or another, ultimately favor their own bottom line. That is the main reason they offer them.
What features of this promotion could be better
$100 (vs. $50) wagering requirement to earn Sharepot tickets
Sharepots are intended to be fun promotions encouraging widespread participation. Increasing the wagering requirement to earn each Sharepot ticket from $50 to $100 will make it difficult for some players to earn more than the minimum number of tickets or close to the minimum. As a result, they will only qualify for a tiny share of the Sharepot.
Yes, it’s true that it’s a lot easier to clear a bonus that you only have to wager once than one that you need to wager over and over again many times. However, what is nice about the latter type of bonus is that if you’re lucky, you can win a lot of money in the process. Then, as soon as you have completed all of the wagering, not only whatever you have left of your winnings, but also the bonus itself, is yours to keep. With this bonus, neither of those highly advantageous features is available to you.
The bonus might be too small to give you a meaningful size win
After you bet the bonus a single time, you can only withdraw your winnings (if any) and not the bonus itself. Therefore, in order to have more than a very remote chance of better than a trivial win, the bonus needs to be larger than a traditional bonus. However, with hundreds of other players also receiving a piece of the Sharepot, individual shares will most likely be quite small, especially for those who haven’t played enough to earn more than a few tickets.
Virgin Casino Primetime Sharepot great features
Now I will mention several great features of this promotion. They are what makes this promotion, in spite of all the aforementioned drawbacks, still worth your time
Easy to access and affordable to most players
This is the type of promotion that will appeal to a very wide range of players. Small players will appreciate being able to get a bonus based solely on play and not contingent on making a deposit. While playing enough to earn the maximum number of tickets will reward you with a bigger share of the Sharepot, if that is more than you can comfortably afford, no problem. Simply scale down your play to what you feel you can manage. As long as you wager at least $100 on one day of the promotion, you will still get a bonus.
More great news is that once you get the bonus, it is completely risk-free since you will only be wagering it one time.
On the other hand, if you can afford to earn the maximum of 20 Sharepot tickets, go for it. No one will get a bigger share of the Virgin Casino Primetime Sharepot than you.
Reasonable cap on the number of Sharepot tickets per person
Instead of allowing players with deep pockets to accumulate an unlimited number of tickets, like many prize drawings at NJ online casinos do, Virgin Casino limits each player to only five Sharepot tickets per day. Players who typically wager more than $500 per day can still do so, of course, but their piece of the Sharepot will not increase further. By placing a cap on the percentage of the prize pool any given player can receive, all participants can get their fair share. No one gets left out
What gambler doesn’t love a guaranteed mystery bonus?
Whenever you enter a drawing, winning anything is far from guaranteed. In fact, much more often than not, only a very small percentage of all of the people entering win a prize. However, in this promotion, everyone who wagers $100 or more on at least one of the four days is guaranteed to get a piece of the Sharepot bonus money.
What you won’t know, however, is how much your bonus will be. There is a good chance it won’t be big, but because the amount is a mystery, playing and seeing what happens is still fun and exciting.
What gambler doesn’t love a risk-free bonus?
Lastly, once you get your guaranteed bonus from the Primetime Sharepot, you’re home free. Since you only have to wager the bonus once, clearing the bonus costs you nothing. Instead, Virgin Casino is giving you a free shot to wager the bonus and try to win as a result.
If you don’t win, no harm done. Your online casino bankroll will be exactly what it was before you got the bonus. However, you could win–both in your play this week to earn tickets for the Sharepot and again in betting the bonus money.
So go ahead and take advantage of this Primetime Sharepot offer at Virgin Casino. It’s not the type of promotion that is going to make you (or any other player) rich, but as a fun way to reward yourself with a risk-free guaranteed mystery bonus, this promotion is a winner.
Anytime a NJ gambling website gives you a chance to win bonus money in a drawing on top of whatever you might win simply by playing, the incentive to put Lady Luck to the test becomes even greater. This week Tropicana Online Casino is ready to show you that playing there does indeed offer “the fall of more” by letting you earn entries for two big bonus giveaways at once.
To start you off, Tropicana is holding a smoking hot Fireside Giveaway with a $10,000 in bonus money prize pool. But that’s not all. Wouldn’t it be great to win a share of $2,000 in bonus money prizes in another NetEnt sweepstakes, too? Well, this week you can. It’s not often that a NJ online casino has two big giveaways going on at the same time, but this week Tropicana has outdone itself by offering you exactly that.
Tropicana Online Casino Fireside Giveaway – Mon., Sept. 16 – Thurs., Sept. 19
How to earn entries
What do you do when it’s too nippy outside for a suntan, but not quite chilly enough to cozy up by the fire? If you’re a Tropicana online casino player you improvise and heat things up racking up as many entries as you can in this week’s Fireside Giveaway!
It’s easy because all you have to do is play your favorite games as usual. However, along with the Trop Points you earn automatically, now your play earns drawing entries, too. Every $50 that you wager on any game on any given day of the promotion earns you one entry into the upcoming drawing (capped at five entries per day for a total amount wagered of $250 or more).
The entry earning period started Monday, Sept. 16 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 19. Therefore, to earn the maximum number of 20 entries, you would need to play all four days of the promotion and wager $250 each day. If you missed day 1 and start the second day, you can still earn 15 entries.
What you can win
On Friday, Sept. 20, Tropicana Online Casino will hold a random drawing among all eligible entries. This will determine the distribution of the $10,000 in prizes. All prizes will be in the form of bonus money, and 300 players will all get a piece of it. The following table shows how the various prizes will be distributed.
|# of Winners||Prize|
|1||$500 Bonus Money|
|4||$250 Bonus Money|
|5||$100 Bonus Money|
|90||$50 Bonus Money|
|100||$25 Bonus Money|
|100||$10 Bonus Money|
As the table shows, the prizes range from $10 in bonus money all the way up to $500 in bonus money. While winning one of the top prizes is a longshot (only 10 players will win a bonus of $100 or more), the distribution of the remaining prizes is more than fair. 100 players, the same number of people who have to settle for the bottom prize of only $10 bonus money, will win $25 in bonus money. And almost as many people (90) will win $50 in bonus money.
In other words, instead of the overwhelming majority of prizes being for the smallest amount, as is usually the case, only one-third of the prizes are for the smallest amount.
Awarding of prizes
The 300 players who win bonus money in the Fireside Giveaway can expect to see the bonus in their account within 24 hours of Friday’s drawing. However, in case of technical difficulties, allow for up to three business days.
Bonus money wagering requirements
Some NJ online casinos not only vary the wagering requirements for clearing their bonuses for different games, but also for different promotions. So to make sure you know exactly what the casino is asking for in each instance, you need to read all of the fine print carefully. But not Tropicana Online Casino. All bonuses awarded to existing players at this casino and also at sister NJ online gambling website Virgin Casino, work exactly the same way.
You have up to 30 days to wager the bonus 1x on any game. As soon as you do, any resulting winnings, but not the bonus money itself, are then yours to keep. That’s because it’s a non-withdrawable bonus. You only get to wager it once. Then it’s gone, and you never see it again.
Tropicana Online Casino NetEnt Sweepstakes – Mon., Sept. 16 – Sun., Sept. 22
A NetEnt Sweepstakes is the second big giveaway that Tropicana Online Casino is offering this week.
If you have been playing on TropicanaCasino.com and/or VirginCasino.com for any length of time, you have probably noticed that both casinos frequently offer special prize giveaways featuring NetEnt games. The terms and conditions are the same as in the casinos’ other giveaways. But instead of your being able to play any game you wish to earn entries for the drawing, only select games from NetEnt count. Sometimes they are slots, and sometimes they are table games. Either way, it’s a great offer because you find yourself playing some of the best games in the casino. This time NetEnt slots take center stage.
NetEnt slots at Tropicana Online Casino
Some online slots give you a better chance to win than others, and NetEnt slots rank among the very best. That’s why these games are worth playing anytime, whether the casino is specifically promoting them or not.
NetEnt is a leading manufacturer of online slots that provides top quality games to online casinos around the world. With their tremendous variety of themes and wide range of accepted bet sizes, NetEnt slots offer something for everyone. NetEnt slots are also highly entertaining, with non-stop action and bonus features galore. But beyond all that, their consistently superior return to player (RTP) of 96 percent or higher puts NetEnt slots in a class by themselves.
Of course, when one of your favorite NJ gambling websites sweetens the pot with $2,000 in bonus money and you can be one of 70 lucky players to win a piece of it, you have yet another compelling reason to play these games. All of this week (Monday through Sunday) you have that chance. You would be foolish not to take advantage of it.
This promotion is identical to the one which Tropicana Online Casino offered May 20-27, which I described in my May 21 post on NJonlinecasinobonus.com. But as the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. So this week, Tropicana is repeating the offer.
The same 10 NetEnt slot games that counted towards earning entries for the May sweepstakes count towards earning entries in this week’s sweepstakes, too. Here’s the list.
|Finn and the Swirly Spin™|
|Guns N’ Roses™|
|Dead or Alive™|
|Coins of Egypt™|
How to earn entries into the Tropicana Online Casino NetEnt sweepstakes
The period for earning entries for the current sweepstakes started Monday, Sept. 16, the same day as the entry earning period for the Fireside Giveaway. However, instead of the promotion period ending on Thursday, you have all weekend—up to 11:59 p.m. Sunday night–to rack up more entries.
Simply play any one or more of the above-listed NetEnt slots as often as you can. Each day during the promotion period, you will earn 1 entry for every $50 wagered, up to a maximum of five entries if you wager $250 or more.
In other words, if you started your play on day 1 (Monday) and wagered at least $250 on any of these games that day and then do likewise on all six remaining days of the promotion, you will earn the maximum number of entries possible, which is 35.
However, if that is more play than you can afford or have time for, don’t worry about it. In a random drawing, anything can happen, and given that in this one, 70 players will win prizes, one of them can certainly be you even if you don’t have anywhere near the maximum number of entries.
What can you win?
On Monday, Sept. 23, a random drawing will take place including all of the eligible entries to decide the 70 winners.
20 players will each win $50 in bonus money, and 50 more players will each win $20 in bonus money.
All winners can expect to see the bonus money in their accounts within 24 hours of the drawing (or at most within three business days in the event of technical difficulties).
Bonus money wagering requirements
The same wagering requirements and terms and conditions that Tropicana Online Casino has delineated for bonus money won in the Fireside Giveaway and all other promotions also apply in this NetEnt giveaway.
Why all Tropicana Online Casino players should participate in both of this week’s giveaways
Excellent chance to win
Unlike certain other types of bonuses like deposit matches and playback bonuses which, as long as you qualify, are guaranteed, the bonuses being offered in this week’s promotions are not guaranteed. Instead, the luck of the draw will decide if you win or not.
Therefore, even if you play enough to earn the maximum number of entries, there is still the possibility that you won’t be picked for a prize. Conversely, players with relatively few entries might not only be winners in the drawing, but top prize winners.
In any case, with a total of 370 prizes up for grabs in the two giveaways combined, you have to like your chances. That’s a lot more prizes than you will see in most drawings on NJ gambling websites.
Adaptable to all types of players
In the Fireside Giveaway, you are free to select any game you wish. In the NetEnt giveaway, you can pick your favorites from 10 diverse slot games. Also, in both promotions, you are free to decide how much you want to play and for what stakes.
If you’re a small player and wagering $250 per day every day is not something you do ordinarily, no problem. As long as you wager at least $50 on at least one promotion day, you’re good to go. On the other hand, if you can handle the $250 quota, your odds of winning a prize improve. No one participating in the drawing will have more entries than you.
No deposit is required either. So as long as you have enough money in your account to play at your usual level, simply use that. And you definitely won’t need a deposit to clear the bonus money, as you will only be wagering it once–with the casino’s money, not your own.
In short, both promotions can be adapted to fit a wide range of bankrolls and playing styles.
Reasonable cap on the number of entries makes both giveaways fairer
Some players can undoubtedly afford to wager much more than $250 per day. If that’s what they want to do during this week’s promotions, that’s fine. However, unlike in some drawings where they would be free to amass so many entries that other players would have virtually no chance, limiting the number of entries to five per day based on $250 in wagers helps give all participants a fair chance to win. The biggest players still earn the most entries (as they should), but not so much more that the promotion would be a waste of time for smaller players.
Despite the sticky bonuses, many prizes are big enough to produce a profit anyway
The one major weakness of this promotion is that you can’t keep the bonus. As soon as you bet it once, win or lose, Tropicana removes it from your account. However, the good news is that many of the bonuses are substantial enough to give you a good chance for a lot more than just a negligible win even after the bonus is taken away. In fact, for 1/3 of the winners in the Fireside Giveaway, the bonus amount is $50 or greater. 20 of the 70 winners in the NetEnt giveaway will get a $50 bonus as well.
Yes, it’s true that only being able to bet the bonus money once instead of over and over again, as you would with traditional bonuses, limits the amount you can win. But here’s the flip side. Because you only get to bet the bonus once, you can’t possibly lose any money. Instead, the casino is staking you, and you don’t have to put up any more of your own money at all.
Most NJ online casino bonuses come with wagering requirements that are much steeper. So unless you are incredibly lucky early on, the only way to clear the bonus would be to use your funds, too. And losing that money is entirely possible. By contrast, the worst that can possibly happen with these Tropicana bonuses is that after betting the money once, you don’t win, but even then, you don’t lose any money. Your bankroll stays the same.
Good chance to win simply by playing even if you don’t win in the Tropicana drawings
Lastly, by playing only high returning games during the promotion period, you improve your odds of winning just by playing even if you don’t win a prize later in the drawing. In the Fireside Giveaway, you are free to select any game you wish, while in the NetEnt Giveaway, you’re playing some of the highest returning slots in the house. Two of the slots, Finn and the Swirly Spin and BerryBurst were even featured on NJ Gambling Websites as Barb’s Best Bets.
Better yet, you could win during your playing sessions and win again in the two drawings. So enter both today, if you haven’t already. With 370 chances to win, the Fireside and NetEnt giveaways that Tropicana Online Casino is offering this week are also Barb’s Best Bets.
The fact that Golden Nugget Online Casino is packed with over 600 great games (633 as of this writing) is certainly one of the reasons for its tremendous popularity. But it isn’t the only one. Whatever level of player you are, everyone’s a winner at Golden Nugget.
Golden Nugget is the only NJ gambling website that offers weekly, monthly, and year-end races where you go for the gold by competing against other players. The object is to try to rack up as many Golden Points as possible by making deposits and playing your favorite NJ online casino games. All registered players are eligible to compete. Those who play often enough and big enough will each win a prize.
How far can you climb up the Golden Nugget leaderboard this month? You won’t know until you try. But don’t put it off because right now the September race is on!
2019 Million Dollar Race
It’s great that all year long Golden Nugget Online Casino players can compete for bonus money prizes in weekly and monthly races. But ultimately, all of you who are entertaining the idea of winning a supersize prize should set your sights on the 2019 Million Dollar Race Grand Finale, as that’s where the big money is at.
The top 50 players on the leaderboard for the entire year will share a guaranteed prize pool of $250,000!
In many prize drawings, the bottom rung prizes are so tiny, players see them as a waste of time, but not this time. Players who finish in 21st through 50th place will receive $1,200 in bonus money. And, of course, from that point on up, the prizes keep getting even more spectacular.
It will take a lot of play to snag the third place, second place, or Grand Prize. But take a look at what Golden Nugget will be giving the three top winners.
- 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!
Third place, second place, and Grand Prize winners who choose to take bonus dollars in lieu of the other prize will receive the money in monthly installments. Otherwise, all bonus money prizes will be given out in one lump sum.
All year-end bonus money prizes come with the same wagering requirements and other terms and conditions as the bonuses awarded in the weekly and monthly races.
Everyone’s a Winner at Golden Nugget Online Casino in September
Win your share of a $75K prize pool
Every month of the year, Golden Nugget holds a new race with a guaranteed prize pool of at least $50,000. However, during some mystery months, Golden Nugget increases the prize pool to $75K or $100K. September just happens to be one of those mystery months. On day 1 (Sept. 1) Golden Nugget loaded the prize pool with $75,000 instead of the usual $50,000, and that’s just for starters. By the end of the month, the size of the prize pool could amount to a lot more.
Whatever leaderboard points you earn will be doubled
Your September play also counts extra, so those of you with a shot at winning one of the year-end prizes should take note. Just like in August, all leaderboard points that you earn from your play in September will be doubled. Players earn double points again in October and November, and triple points in December as the 2019 Million Dollar Race gets closer and closer to the finish line.
Top prizes for the top 15 players plus additional prizes for everyone
The September race is special in yet another way. Golden Nugget Online Casino holds a new race every month, but it’s been a while since the promotion included the Everyone’s a Winner feature. Now, for September, 2019, it’s back and here’s how it works.
After each day of the monthlong promotion period when one or more players win $15,000 or more, $200 will be added to the pot. But after each day when no one wins $15,000 or more, $1,000 will be added to the pot.
At the end of the month, the entire pot will be divvied up. First, the top 15 players on the leaderboard will each receive a designated fixed prize based on their respective rankings. Then the remainder of the prize pool will be distributed among all eligible participating players. All prizes will be in the form of bonus money credited to players’ accounts.
How to participate in the September race at Golden Nugget Online Casino
All of the monthly races start on the first day of the month and end on the last day of the month. But if you haven’t opted in yet for September, you can still do so. Just keep in mind that you will be competing against other players who have been earning Golden Points from the beginning of the month, so you will need to step up the pace if you hope to catch them. But the good news is that in this race, everyone’s a winner. So even if you don’t finish in the top 15, you’re still in the money.
Here’s what you need to do to get started:
- Log into your GoldenNuggetCasino.com account.
- Go to Available Bonuses and opt into this month’s race.
- Make a single deposit of at least $20.
- Earn at least 50 Golden Points playing your favorite Golden Nugget online casino games
Distribution of prizes
As mentioned, all prizes will be in the form of bonus money. The following table shows what each of the top 15 players will win as their initial prize. They will also receive a secondary prize, as will everybody else. However, the amount will depend on how much more gets added to the $75,000 starting prize pool, so it won’t be known until the end of the month.
2 $ 7,500
3 $ 5,000
4 $ 4,000
5 $ 3,500
6 $ 2,500
7 $ 2,000
8 $ 1,500
9 $ 1,250
10 $ 1,000
11 $ 750
12 $ 600
13 $ 500
14 $ 350
15 $ 250
After the above amounts are subtracted from the prize pool, the remainder will be divvied up among all eligible participating players.
Bonus money wagering requirements
All bonuses will be awarded by 5 p.m. Wed., Sept. 2. Players will then have up to seven days to meet the stipulated wagering requirements. The bonus can be used either for casino play or sports wagering, whichever the player prefers.
- Most slots: 1x bonus
- Video poker, roulette, blackjack, and other table games: 4x bonus
- Excluded slots*: 5x bonus
*Out of the 585 slot games that Golden Nugget Online Casino currently offers, the overwhelming majority of them count 100 percent towards clearing the bonus. So all you have to do to clear the bonus is wager it once. That makes it a no risk bonus. The casino is staking the entire wager, so you can’t possibly lose any of your own money.
However, the remaining 21 slots only count 20 percent towards clearing the bonus. So the amount you have to wager if you choose any of these “excluded” slots jumps to 5x the bonus. See the casino website for the list of these 21 slots. We recommend that you hold off playing them until you don’t have a bonus to clear.
The wagering requirement for clearing the bonus with sports bets is 1x the bonus.
Additional terms and conditions
Before you start your wagers to clear the bonus, you will need to decide which one of the two types of bonuses you want: the casino bonus or the sports bonus. You cannot combine the two or switch to the other once you have made your selection.
Golden Nugget is giving you up to seven days to clear the bonus from the time you receive it. Prior to completing this wagering, both the bonus money itself and any additional winnings resulting from it will remain temporarily unavailable for withdrawal. However, you still have access to other money in your cashable wallet that is not related to the bonus.
Canceling the bonus, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to clear the bonus within the allotted seven days period will result in forfeiture of both the bonus and any additional associated winnings.
Golden Nugget Weekly Missions
The monthly race isn’t the only one that is currently ongoing for Golden Nugget Online Casino players. Every week you can compete in a new Weekly Mission, too!
What the Weekly Missions entail
As with the monthly races, the weekly races are also competitions to try to rack up as many Golden Points as possible. Keep in mind that the weekly races take place every week of the year, so there are a total of 52. Each weekly race starts on Monday and ends at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
However, an important difference from the monthly races is that the weekly prizes are not guaranteed. Golden Nugget will only award them when the total number of Golden Points earned by all of the participants combined amounts to at least the designated Community total. Whenever that number falls short, the prize pool for that week is rolled over to the following week.
For those weeks when there is no rollover, the top 400 players will share a $3,000 prize pool. With a rollover, the amount by which the prize pool is increased will depend on the number of consecutive weeks in which the weekly prize pool was not awarded.
How to participate in the Golden Nugget Weekly Missions
You don’t necessarily have to play every day, but it’s best to start at the beginning of the week (Monday). If you wait until midweek or later to start playing, other players will have probably already registered an insurmountable lead. Also, before you start your play on any given day, don’t forget to opt into the promotion so you will get full credit for all of your play.
You must earn a minimum of 50 Golden Points over the course of the week to be eligible for a possible prize. Players can earn a maximum of 100 points per day and 700 per week.
Awarding of prizes
On the Tuesday after each week in which the number of Golden Points earned by all participating players combined equals or exceeds the indicated Community total, prizes will be awarded to the top 400 players. A random drawing will determine how these prizes will be distributed. For all prize pools consisting of the standard $3,000, individual prizes range from $2 free play to $500 free play. Prize amounts will increase whenever the prize pool is larger due to a rollover.
Additional wagering requirements
All players who are entitled to a prize will receive it by 5 p.m. on the same day as the drawing. See the above section pertaining to the wagering requirements and terms and conditions for bonuses won in the monthly race. They apply to all bonuses awarded in the Weekly Missions as well.
Are the weekly challenges, monthly races, and year-end Million Dollar Race for you?
Golden Nugget is well known for its love of grand scale promotions, and these races are a perfect example. Everything about them screams “bigger is better.” But, of course, since both your odds of winning a prize and the size of the prize are predicated on how many Golden Points you earn, the only way to win big is to bet big.
In other words, these promotions are not for everyone. If you’re new to Golden Nugget Online Casino or if this is the first time you’re thinking about entering these races, first make sure that you can afford the level of play required for a realistic shot at winning. Don’t be misled by the meager $20 deposit requirement for the monthly races or 50 Golden Points minimum for either the monthly races or Weekly Missions. If all you play is the minimum, you will be wasting your time, as you will have zero chance of ranking on the leaderboard.
Before you start, check how many points the leaders have. If you think you can earn anywhere near that many, go ahead and enter. If not, follow the races from the sidelines (the leaderboards are updated daily) and take advantage of other special promotions at Golden Nugget like 50 percent and 100 percent deposit match bonuses and double Golden Points on the Game of the Week.
On the other hand, the September monthly race is special because you don’t have to rank among the top players on the leaderboard to win a prize. So this is the rare time when I would make an exception and recommend this promotion enthusiastically and unequivocally for all Golden Nugget players, including those who only bet small amounts. Why? Because everyone’s a winner!
Ready or not, football season is here so it’s time to make the most of it. Why settle for watching a couple of games on TV at home when you can have so much more fun in Atlantic City, where the action will be nonstop all weekend long at nine sportsbooks.
One celebration you definitely shouldn’t miss will be happening Saturday, September 7 at William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino Resort. It’s a party so big it will go on all day into the evening and extend to the entire property.
Kick off the 2019 fall football season with a property-wide Ocean Casino Resort tailgate party
Sports fans have been waiting a long time for this exciting weekend, and it’s finally here. It’s the second weekend of the 2019 college football season, but the opening week of the regular NFL season, so it’s the first full weekend of football this fall, and that means game on.
Football Kickoff at William Hill Sportsbook Sat., Sept. 7 all day
Last Saturday’s card was nothing compared to the full slate of college football games on tap for Sat., September 7. The first game between Pittsburgh and Ohio kicks off at 11 a.m. and the last between Minnesota and Fresno State doesn’t get underway until 10:30 at night.
Of course, William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino Resort offers betting lines on all of the games, and not just point spreads, moneylines, and totals, but props and in-play betting, too. You can read my review on NJ Gambling Websites of this exemplary full-service sportsbook here.
The sportsbook offers plenty of comfortable seating, but a huge crowd is expected, so plan accordingly. If you want to bet any of the Saturday games or place advance bets on Sunday and Monday NFL games, I suggest you arrive early so you will face shorter lines and get a good seat. With so much action going on, surely you will want to watch multiple games at once, and at William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino, you can. You can also bet the games online or on your smartphone or at the self-service kiosks in the sportsbook.
By the way, everyone who places a bet at the William Hill Sportsbook on Sat., September 7 will receive a free T-shirt!
Lots of food options–and you don’t even have to leave the sportsbook
When the William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino Resort first opened, it offered beverage service but no food service. So hungry sports fans had to exit the premises and eat elsewhere on the property. Giving guests plenty of great dining options has always been a priority at Ocean Casino Resort and with the recent addition of new eateries, even more so. Everything you could possibly want from a snack to a world-class dining experience is available.
But even so, if you’re watching a game you have bet on, you probably want to see the game in its entirety. Football games are generally at least three hours long, so if you’re making a day or night of it at the sportsbook, you are bound to get hungry. But on the other hand, in stepping away for a half-hour or longer to eat, you miss a lot of the action. The obvious solution is to offer not just beverages but food, too, in the sportsbook itself, and that’s exactly what William Hill Sportsbook at Ocean Casino Resort now does.
So settle down on a comfortable armchair or sofa or, if you prefer, at a round table or at the bar, and let your friendly server take your order and bring you food and beverages directly to your seat. You don’t have to go anywhere. You can take a look at the all-new food and beverage menu here.
If you’re coming with a group, sooner or later all of you are bound to get thirsty, too. No problem. You can order a bucket of Bud Light for only $30.
Or for the ultimate sports viewing experience for yourself and up to 10 guests, call 609-783-8491 ahead of time to reserve a Skybox Suite. You must be 21 or older, and there is a $1,000 food and beverage minimum.
Alternatively, if money is tight and just a quick bite will do, on Sat., Sept. 7, William Hill Sportsbook will be selling $2 hot dogs all day.
Cheer for your favorite teams at an evening pep rally
I know it will be hard to tear yourself away from all the action, but 7 p.m. Saturday would be the perfect time to take a short break and head for the Fire Pit @ Lobby Bar. More giveaways will be handed out, and you’ll get to enjoy a live band and watch the Atlantic City Blackjack Cheerleaders perform as you cheer on your favorite football teams.
Take a peek outside, too. See the iconic ball on top of Ocean Casino Resort lit up as a football!
Return on Sunday for more football action and check out the new Sunday Funday spot, Topgolf Swing Suite
Ocean Casino Resort boasts the largest indoor Topgolf Swing Suite in America. But every Sunday during football season, it will do double duty as the in-place to watch the games. With 22 screens, you can easily catch all of the action. Take advantage of food and drink specials, too, and try your hand at other fun activities like pool, foosball, virtual football, golf, baseball, or hockey, and even zombie dodgeball.
Other great places for football fans to eat and drink on game days
Lastly, if you’re looking for other good food and drink options at Ocean Casino Resort on game days and evenings that won’t break the bank, here are a few suggestions, including several brand new eateries.
Villain & Saint: Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays throughout the football season
- Draft Specials – $5 Coors Light, Blue Moon, Down East Cider, Carlsberg and Yards Philly Pale Ale
- Bottled or Canned Beer: $5 -Coors Light, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Bud Lite and PBR
- $5 Wine – Vista Point White Zinfandel, Vista Point Chardonnay, Vista Point Merlot, and Vista Point Cabernet
- $5 Shots -Cruzan Rum, Seagram 7 Whiskey, Canadian Club, Seagram Extra Dry Gin, and Sauza Blue
- $25 Beer Buckets (5 bottles of Corona, Corona Lite, Heineken, Heineken Lite
- Food Specials – $1 James River Oysters, $1 Korean Fried Chicken Wings and $5 Loaded Nachos
District Bars + Restaurants
- BoardWOK: Traditional Szechuan and Cantonese dishes
- Seaside Deli: All of your deli favorites like pastrami, turkey, and corned beef sandwiches
- District Grille: Burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, and more
- Simply Salads: Made-to-order salads using the freshest locally sourced ingredients
- Scoops: Ice cream, of course
Whatever else you have planned for the first full weekend of the 2019 football season, don’t miss the September 7 tailgate party. Everyone is invited.
How could the long, lazy days of summer go by so quickly? Hard to believe, but Labor Day Weekend, summer’s last hurrah, is upon us. So, of course, you want to make the most of it. A great way is to play your favorite games on one of your favorite NJ gambling websites, Tropicana Online Casino, and maybe win a big bonus, too!
You probably already have other plans for the long Labor Day Weekend like going to the beach, enjoying a cookout with family and friends, or simply chilling and relaxing. But that still leaves lots of time for resourceful NJ online casino players like you to treat yourself to another activity that could be even more fun, especially if you win.
This weekend, every time you play at Tropicana Online Casino, lucky you will get two chances to win. For starters, you have a wide choice of games, so choose slots or table games with the highest rate of return to maximize your chances of winning, simply from playing. Then, on top of whatever, you win from your play, you could be one of 180 bonus money winners in next Tuesday’s drawing.
Unlike many other promotions at TropicanaCasino.com (and sister NJ gambling website VirginCasino.com), which require you to lose to get a bonus, this time there’s no such rule. You can win playing and win a bonus, too!
How the Tropicana Labor Day Weekend “Cook Out” prize draw works
Tropicana calls this promotion its “Labor Day Cook Out.” But instead of cooking up and offering you food, the casino is giving away $5,000 in bonus money!
180 players will share in the bounty. Furthermore, with a top prize of a $500 bonus, this is a giveaway clearly worth playing for.
But of course, not everybody who participates can win. As with most prize drawings at NJ online casinos, the more you play, the more entries you earn into the drawing, so the better your chances.
The period for earning entries starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 30 and doesn’t end until 11:59 p.m. Monday, September 2. In other words, you have the entire Labor Day Weekend to play your favorite casino games and rack up as many entries as you can.
Every $50 wagered on any game on a single calendar day will earn you one entry into the drawing, up to a maximum of five entries per day if you wager $250 or more. Therefore, if you play all four days of the promotion and wager at least $250 per day ($1,000 total), you will earn 20 entries, which is the maximum number possible.
Who is eligible?
This promotion is open to registered Tropicana Online Casino players in most states. However, those who reside in New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico are excluded.
If you can’t play every day during this long Labor Day weekend or if $250 per day is more wagering than you can afford or have time for, no worries. The sole purpose of this promotion is to have fun and try to win.
It is not worth betting more money than you can comfortably afford, so keep that in mind. With 180 prizes up for grabs, you don’t need to have the maximum number of entries to still have an excellent chance to win.
However, any day you do play, be sure to wager at least $50. Otherwise, your wagers for that day won’t count. You cannot carry any play over from one day to the next.
How much can you win in the Tropicana Labor Day weekend prize draw?
On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, Tropicana Online Casino will hold a random drawing to select the 180 winners from all eligible entries. The following table shows how the various prizes will be distributed.
|# of Winners||Prize|
|1||$500 Bonus Money|
|4||$250 Bonus Money|
|5||$100 Bonus Money|
|20||$50 Bonus Money|
|50||$20 Bonus Money*|
|100||$10 Bonus Money*|
As the table shows, all prizes are in the form of bonus money rather than withdrawable cash. The top prize is $500 in bonus money, while the bottom prize is only $10 in bonus money. No player can win more than one prize.
When will the prizes be awarded?
All players who win a prize in next Tuesday’s drawing will most likely see the bonus money in their account by the following day. However, winners should allow for up to three business days in case of technical difficulties.
Bonus money wagering requirements
The bonus money awarded in this promotion works exactly like any other bonus at Tropicana Online Casino or Virgin Online Casino.
You have up to 30 days to wager the bonus 1x playing any game you wish. Then as soon as you complete this very modest wagering requirement, you can keep any resulting winnings but, unfortunately, not the bonus itself. Win or lose, as soon as the necessary wagering is completed, the casino removes the bonus from your account immediately and permanently.
Hopefully, you will have won something wagering the bonus. But if not, better luck next time.
Tropicana Labor Day Weekend Giveaway Pros and Cons: Is the promotion worth your time?
Not being able to keep the bonus is a bummer, to be sure. But even so, other features of this promotion make participating still worth your time. Let’s review the not so great features first.
What could be better about this promotion
Sticky bonus significantly limits the potential to win
All TropicanaCasino.com bonuses, and this one is no exception, are sticky, meaning that the casino offers the bonus for playing purposes only and then takes it away from you.
This is likely to negatively impact the amount you can win in two ways. First, you can only bet the bonus once. So if you win, you can’t press your winnings and try to win more, like you can with a traditional bonus. Secondly, you can’t keep the bonus. So the amount available for you to withdraw is less than if you had both your winnings and the bonus available to you.
For these reasons, the bonus needs to be larger than a traditional bonus to have a realistic shot to win any appreciable amount. While a handful of the bonuses that Tropicana Online Casino is offering in this drawing are substantial, most of them are quite small.
Likelihood of a huge number of entries
Another problem is that this promotion is almost certain to attract a very large number of entries. Besides making the entry requirements very affordable, Tropicana is offering the promotion during the Labor Day holiday weekend when players will have a lot of free time on their hands. So a tremendous turnout can be expected, which will decrease your odds of winning, despite a large number of prizes.
Disproportionate number of very small prizes
Only one player will win the top prize of a $500 bonus, and only 10 of the 180 winners will receive a prize of $100 or more. While another 20 players will win a $50 bonus, everybody else (150 players) will only get a $20 or $10 bonus.
Tropicana giveaway great features
Based on the foregoing, you might conclude that this promotion is a waste of time. So let me correct you and tell you why you should not jump to that conclusion. This offer actually has a lot of great things going for it.
It’s flexible enough to work for all players
It’s very difficult for NJ online casinos to come up with promotions with across the board appeal to a very diverse group of players, but in this case, Tropicana Online Casino may have succeeded. Small players frequently find themselves shut out of some excellent bonus opportunities they would love to take advantage of because the deposit and wagering requirements are too high. However, they won’t encounter that problem here.
No deposit at all is required to participate, and as long as you can afford to wager at least $50 on at least one of the four days of the promotion, you’re entered in the drawing. Then, if you win a bonus money prize, you get the chance to wager it with the casino’s money, not your own, So even if you don’t win, it’s a risk-free bet.
Meanwhile, larger bettors will welcome the opportunity to earn additional entries. Many players should have no problem wagering the $250 per day needed to earn up to 20 drawing entries.
No player can earn more than five entries per day
On the other hand, by limiting the number of entries per person to just five per day, Tropicana has made an admirable effort to level the playing field sufficiently to give all players a fair chance to win. This is not the case in prize drawings where the amount of play determines how many entries one has, but no limit is set. Drawings of that nature strongly favor the casino’s biggest bettors and leave everybody else with little chance to win.
Opportunity to play any game you wish
Tropicana is not restricting your game choice in any way. So you are completely free to play whatever games you want. All games count 100 percent both towards earning entries in the drawing and clearing the bonus.
Chance to win a big bonus
Unlike some of this casino’s other prize drawings, where the best one could hope for is $20 or less, this one offers some very impressive prizes. Even though you can only wager the bonus once and can only keep the winnings, a $500 bonus, $100 bonus, or even a $50 bonus is capable of returning a substantial profit. While similar results with only a $10 or $20 bonus are highly improbable, they are not impossible.
In any case, once you get the bonus, you can’t lose!
In the worst-case scenario, you either don’t win a bonus or you bet it and lose. But since you would be making that bet with the casino’s money and not your own, it costs you nothing. Traditional bonuses that come with steep wagering requirements are far from risk-free because, in order to clear the bonus, sooner or later, you will almost inevitably have to dip into your own bankroll. That can’t possibly happen here. Whether the outcome of the drawing and subsequent wagering, if applicable, turn out in your favor or not, you will at least walk away with the same amount of money in your account that you have just before the drawing.
The bottom line
As you can see, even if participating in this promotion doesn’t result in a win, it’s no big deal. But you could be a double winner–first from your play during Labor Day Weekend and later from getting a bonus, betting it, and winning more.
That’s how a bonus from Tropicana can make Labor Day weekend even more fun!
Every weekend you will find a slew of special promotions on NJ gambling websites.
However, when it comes to knock your socks off giveaways that are so over the top, you wonder how this casino can keep offering them, the one place that stands out from the pack is Golden Nugget Online Casino.
This weekend is no exception. Or maybe it is because even Golden Nugget Online Casino admits that the grand prize now up for grabs is one of the largest weekend giveaways ever.
One player will drive away in a 2019 Ford Mustang valued at $28,355!
But this is not an all or nothing giveaway by any means. In addition to the new car, Golden Nugget is giving away $10,000 in bonus money, and 499 players will all win a piece of it!
How to participate in the Golden Nugget Mustang and bonus money giveaway
Even with the huge number of prizes, this giveaway definitely favors big players over small players. The more you play during the Aug. 22-25 promotion period, the more entries you earn into the drawing and the better your chances.
The period for earning entries started on Thursday, August 22 but continues all weekend long till 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 25. So you still have time. In fact, on Sunday, players earn twice as many entries for the same amount of wagering as on the other days. So Sunday is definitely the day to make playing your favorite Golden Nugget online casino games your priority.
If you have already started earning entries into the Mustang giveaway, great. But if not, here’s what you need to do ASAP.
- Log into your Golden Nugget Online Casino account.
- Claim the offer from Available Bonuses.
- Start playing!
For every $100 wagered from Aug. 22 through Aug. 24, you will earn one entry into the drawing.
For every $100 wagered on Sunday, Aug. 25, you will earn two entries!
Keep in mind that “weighted wagering” applies.
How the prizes will be distributed
All winners will be contacted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 27. The following table shows how the prizes will be distributed.
|1st Place||Ford Mustang|
|3rd to 4th||$500 Bonus|
|5th to 10th||$100 Bonus|
|11th to 30th||$50 Bonus|
|31st to 110th||$25 Bonus|
Golden Nugget Weekend Giveaway terms and conditions
The grand prize will consist of a 2019 Ford Mustang Ecoboost Coupe or comparable vehicle. However, any extra costs such as license and registration, taxes, delivery, insurance, and vehicle maintenance are not included and are the winner’s own responsibility.
Alternatively, the winner has the option to exchange the car for a $15,000 bonus with a wagering requirement of 1x the bonus.
Bonus money prizes
Players who win bonus money have up to seven days to complete the following wagering requirements:
- Most slots: 1x bonus
- Video poker, blackjack, roulette, and other table games: 4x bonus
- Excluded slots*: 5x bonus
Sports bets don’t count.
As with all bonuses at this casino, prior to clearing the bonus within the seven days allotted time period, both the bonus money itself and any additional winnings associated with it will remain frozen in your account. However, if you have other funds in your cashable wallet unrelated to the bonus and would like to withdraw those, you can. Upon completion of the required wagering, the bonus together with your winnings from wagering it (or whatever you have left of this money) will become available to you as well.
On the other hand, opting out, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to complete the wagering requirements in time will result in forfeiture of both the entire bonus and any resulting additional winnings.
Watch out for the 21 excluded slots
*Golden Nugget offers one of the largest collections of slots of any NJ online casino. In fact, as of this writing, this casino is home to 575 slots. So if you decide to clear this bonus with slots, you have plenty of great choices.
More great news is that all but 21 of these games count 100 percent. And for this bonus, you only have to wager it once, which makes it a no-risk bonus.
However, we recommend that you steer clear of the 21 “excluded” slots (see the Golden Nugget website for the complete list), as those slots only count 20% towards clearing the bonus. The reason for the higher wagering requirement is probably their superior return to player (RTP). However, Golden Nugget offers many other slots with a higher than average RTP that count 100% towards clearing the bonus. You can identify them easily by clicking on the slot’s “i” tab. Those are the slots you should play when you have a bonus to clear.
Golden Nugget weekend giveaway pros and cons
This promotion is similar in format to many other giveaways at Golden Nugget Online Casino. Therefore, the same comments I have made regarding what’s great and not so great about this casino’s past promotions also apply here.
What could be better
Let’s start with a brief summary of the features of this promotion that could be better.
The giveaway strongly favors high rollers
No deposit is required to participate and, at least in theory, in order to participate and have a chance to win a prize, all you need to wager is $100. But don’t take that to mean this giveaway is for everybody because it clearly is not.
The problem is that Golden Nugget has chosen not to place any cap at all on the number of entries per player. So there is nothing to stop players who are capable of betting many thousands of dollars per day from doing exactly that to amass as many entries as possible. That does not bode well for smaller players. Of course, in a random drawing, anything is possible, and the fact that there are 500 prizes and no player can win more than one prize also helps. But even so, players who can only afford to bet $100 or a very small multiple of $100 over the entire weekend are probably wasting their time.
Overabundance of very small bonus money prizes
If you look at the distribution of bonus money prizes, you will see that while a few of them are substantial, the overwhelming majority are tiny. 469 of the 499 bonuses are either $25 or $10. That’s a very small return after wagering hundreds of dollars—and for many players, thousands of dollars—to earn entries. That is all the more reason not to wager more than you can afford during the entry earning period. Small players should wait until the casino offers a 100 percent or 50 percent deposit match bonus instead.
Great features of the Golden Nugget Mustang bonus money giveaway
On the other hand, this promotion has some great features going for it, too. If it didn’t, I wouldn’t be wasting my time and yours telling you about it.
- Opportunity to win some fabulous prizes
- 500 winners—many, many more than in most NJ online casino drawings
- Even if you don’t win, it’s a great opportunity to rack up lots of Golden Points playing your favorite games.
- Very reasonable wagering requirements for clearing the bonus
In other words, if you think you can do enough wagering this weekend to have a realistic shot at winning, go for it. There might even be a brand new Ford Mustang in your future!
Every so often, Virgin Casino holds a special drawing where players can win always appreciated bonus money simply by playing select NetEnt games.
Sometimes the games are slots and sometimes they are table games, but either way, what is great about these promotions, apart from the prizes, is that they highlight some of the best games that NJ gambling websites have to offer.
This week NetEnt slots take center stage. In fact, Virgin Casino offered the identical promotion in April. I described it in my April 3 article on another website, njonlinecasinobonus.com, so some of you may have seen that article and participated. But even if you haven’t, this week you have another chance. Once again, $2,000 in bonus money is up for grabs and 70 lucky players will all get a piece of it!
How the $2,000 NetEnt prize draw at Virgin Casino works
The current promotion began on Monday, August 19 and continues all week long until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 25. Each day that you wager $50 or more on any of the 10 included NetEnt slot games, you earn entries into the upcoming drawing. So ideally, you would have started playing and earning entries since day 1, Monday. However, even if you start today, you still have a good chance to win a prize.
You need to wager at least $50 on any given calendar day during the promotion for that day’s play to count. However, if you wager more, you can earn additional entries. For every $50 wagered on any included game on the same day, you earn 1 entry into the drawing, up to a maximum of five entries per day if your play totals $250 or more.
The maximum number of entries anyone can receive is therefore 35. But if you can’t earn that many, don’t worry about it. The winners will be chosen by a random drawing, where anything can happen, and with 70 prizes being awarded, you have a good shot at winning even without the maximum number of entries. However, keep in mind that you can’t carry over your play from one day to the next so you won’t earn any entries on a day when you don’t wager at least $50.
Are you eligible?
This promotion is open to registered Virgin Casino players only. Living in New Jersey is not a requirement as long as you have access to the NJ VirginCasino.com website and are in New Jersey at the time of your play. However, residents of the following locations are excluded from participating: New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
What games are included in the Virgin Casino NetEnt prize draw promotion?
The same 10 NetEnt slots games that counted in the April giveaway are the ones you can choose from for this giveaway, too. Here is the complete list.
|Finn and the Swirly Spin™|
|Guns N’ Roses Video Slots™|
|Dead or Alive™|
|Coins of Egypt™|
You are free to choose any game or combination of games you wish from this list. If one or more of these games are already a favorite of yours, you might want to play it again. Or if you prefer, you can mix up your play and try something new. It’s entirely up to you.
How much can you win?
This is not the type of drawing that is going to make anybody rich, but with 70 prize winners, there’s much less chance of going away empty-handed than with most drawings.
In any case, you won’t have to wait long to find out. On Monday, August 26, Virgin Casino will hold a random drawing from all of the eligible entries to pick the 70 winners. All prizes will be in the form of bonus money credited to the player’s account and will be either $50 bonus dollars or $20 bonus dollars, as indicated below.
|# of Winners||Prize|
|20||$50 Bonus Money|
|50||$20 Bonus Money|
Winners will most likely see the money in their account within 24 hours thereafter. But allow for up to three business days in case of technical difficulties.
Bonus Money wagering requirements
Unless you are brand new to Virgin Casino, you probably already have the full lowdown on the wagering requirements for clearing the bonus money being offered in this promotion. They are exactly the same as for any other bonus you might receive in the course of your play on VirginCasinoCasino.com or sister NJ gambling website TropicanaCasino.com.
You have up to 30 days to wager the bonus 1x on any casino game you wish. Then, whatever you win as a result is yours to keep and spend as you please. However, forget about doing likewise with the bonus itself. As soon as you finish wagering it once, win or lose, the casino removes the bonus from your account permanently. But if it’s any consolation, there will be plenty of other bonuses coming your way because Virgin Casino continually comes up with new bonus offers.
Virgin Casino NetEnt Prize Draw Pros and Cons
This promotion shares the same not so great features that, unfortunately, prevail in most other Virgin Casino offers. So let’s summarize those negatives quickly so we can turn our focus instead to what is great about the Virgin Casino NetEnt Prize Draw.
What could be better
There are two problems here. For starters, you can only bet the bonus once. So if you win, you can’t press your luck and try to win more. Traditional bonuses are completely different because in order to clear the bonus, you have to keep betting it many times. If your luck turns bad, it can be tough on your bankroll, but if the reverse is true, there is the potential to get a nice win streak going and turn a huge profit.
The second problem is you can’t keep the bonus, only your winnings, if any, from betting the bonus. Having the bonus money stripped from your account cuts significantly into the amount of profit you can make.
Reduced chance to win due to the likely huge number of entries
Yes, this drawing will have 70 winners. But there will be many times that number of entries, not only because almost any player can qualify, but most participants will have multiple entries rather than just one, and many players will have 35 entries
Offsetting great features
Now we will tell you why you should overlook these shortcomings and participate in this week’s NetEnt giveaway.
It’s a promotion any player can afford
Some NJ online casino promotions may sound great on paper, but once you get past all the fine print and fully understand the deposit and wagering requirements, your opinion might be different. However, this offer from Virgin Casino is the type of promotion any player can afford. If it’s not convenient for you to make a deposit this week, no problem. No deposit is required. Can you afford to bet at least $50 on slots at least one day this week? If you can, you can participate in this offer. And if you win a bonus money prize, you only have to bet the bonus once–with the casino’s money! That’s as little wagering as you’ll ever be asked to do to clear any NJ online casino bonus!
Reasonable cap on the number of entries per person
Of course, you can improve your chances of winning in the drawing with more entries, which you can get by wagering more than $50 per day. But unlike in some drawings, where there is no limit to the number of entries a given player can earn, this one has a cap of five entries per day based on $250 or more in wagers. In other words, high rollers who can afford to bet thousands of dollars per day, won’t go into the drawing with a prohibitive advantage over everybody else. All players have a fair chance to win a prize.
Bonus is just big enough for you to feel it’s worth playing for
Both a $20 bonus and a $50 bonus would have to be considered small, but they are not so tiny, even after the bonus is taken away and only the winnings remain, that you will feel that your play was a complete waste of time.
No risk bonus
We mentioned your being limited to only betting the bonus once as a negative factor because it denies you the opportunity to capitalize on a winning streak. But there’s a positive aspect, too. You can’t possibly lose any of your own money clearing the bonus. Instead, the casino is giving you a free shot to bet the bonus once and try to win with it. If you don’t win, it’s the casino’s money you will have lost and not your own so you are no worse off than just before you got the bonus. But you could win. Either way, it’s a no-risk bonus!
Excellent opportunity to play some great NetEnt slot games
As if all of the above reasons aren’t enough to convince you to participate in this promotion, I have saved the piece de resistance for last.
Even if you play at Virgin Casino frequently, there are probably many games you haven’t tried yet, including some of this casino’s best offerings. If you enjoy playing NJ online slots but have been down on your luck lately, a likely reason is that you haven’t been playing the right games. NetEnt slots offer some of the highest returns available to NJ online casino players. In fact, every slot released by this top-of-the-line manufacturer has a return to player (RTP) of 96 percent or better.
I even singled out two the 10 slots on this week’s list—Finn and the Swirly Spin and Berry Burst–as Barb’s Best Bets on this website. Check out what I had to say about these outstanding slots and take some spins on them this week.
High returning slots like these can be beneficial to your bankroll in two ways. One is a higher probability of winning, than with other slots, not necessarily every time you play, but over a period of time. The other nice feature is that even when you don’t win, you are unlikely to experience huge losses, so your bankroll lasts longer.
NetEnt slots are also very entertaining, so any slots you choose to play this week to earn drawing entries could become your favorite games, if they aren’t already. And given their exceptionally high rate of return, for extended play, they make a perfect choice.
I will end this article going out on a limb in predicting that your best chance to be a big winner participating in this promotion is not with a bonus money prize, but simply playing NetEnt slots.