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!