With that race for riches rapidly approaching the Feb. 25 finish line, by now you should have a good idea if you’re in the running for a prize. But even if you’re not, Golden Nugget NJ online casino is giving you another chance to score big with a brand new promotion: the Bonus Biter $10,000 Giveaway.
The action starts today (Feb. 23), and this time the chance of walking away with a prize is fantastic. Entering is easy, too. All you have to do is play your favorite Golden Nugget online casino games, and one of the 500 lucky Bonus Biter winners could be you.
When does the Golden Nugget NJ $10,000 giveaway happen?
The period for earning entries started at 12 a.m. today, Friday, Feb. 23, and continues through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.
Then, on Tuesday, Feb. 27, a random drawing will take place to determine the 500 winners. All winners will be notified accordingly by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27.
How much can you win?
Altogether, the casino is giving away a whopping $10,000 in bonus money prizes. However, individual prizes vary greatly, ranging from $10 in bonus money all the way up to a top prize of a free play bonus of $1,000.
Therefore, if the competitor in you has your heart set on one of the big prizes, don’t procrastinate. The countdown is already on, and after 11:59 p.m. Sunday night, the entry earning period will be over.
How to participate in the Bonus Biter NJ online casino promo
First things first: This promotion is open to registered GoldenNuggetCasino.com players only. In order to opt into this offer and be eligible for a prize, before you start playing, you need to do the following:
- Log into your GoldenNuggetCasino.com account during the Feb. 23-25 promotion period — the sooner the better.
- Claim the offer from Available Bonuses.
- Wager at least $100 (on any game) in order to earn your first entry.
If you wish, after wagering that first $100, you can call it a day. The upcoming drawing will have 500 winners, and theoretically, all it takes is one entry to be one of them.
But if you want to improve your chances, you will need to earn more entries. For each additional $100 wagered during the promotion period, you will earn one additional entry.
Double check if a deposit is required
It is not entirely clear from the instructions whether you are permitted to wager preexisting money in your account that you deposited or won or if all of your wagers must be with newly deposited money.
Some past promotions on Golden Nugget NJ required deposits. Therefore, if you currently have $100 or more in available deposited funds, it would be a good idea to check with Customer Support to see if you can draw on that money before proceeding further.
A word of caution to small players
I would also be remiss not to point out that this promotion, like many others at Golden Nugget NJ online casino, favors high rollers who can afford to wager sizable amounts of money. However, under no circumstances, should you take on more wagering than you can comfortably afford just to obtain more entries.
Keep in mind that with 500 winners being selected, the luck of the draw will play a big part in determining the outcome. Some players with a huge number of entries may not win or only win a token prize, while others with relatively few entries may be among the top winners.
Who gets what prize in the Bonus Biter Weekend Giveaway?
All prizes in the Bonus Biter Weekend Giveaway will be in the form of bonus money added to the player’s account. The following list shows how these prizes will be distributed:
- First place: $1,000 free play bonus
- 2nd-3rd place: $500 free play bonus
- 4th-16th place: $100 free play bonus
- 17th-50th place: $50 free play bonus
- 51st-100th place: $20 free play bonus
- 101st-500th place: $10 free play bonus
Bonus money wagering requirements
Any bonus money won in this promotion is subject to the following wagering requirements:
- Most slot games*: 1x bonus
- All other games: 5x bonus
*For some reason, the following slot games also only count 20 percent (rather than 100 percent) and therefore have a 5x bonus wagering requirement as well:
- Vampires vs. Werewolves
- Wolfpack Pays
- Monster Wins
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Jack Hammer 2
- Medusa II
- Secrets of Atlantis
- Spin Sorceress
- Steam Tower
- Wild Dodo
- Xing Guardian
- Diamond Tower
- Jack Hammer vs. Evil Dr. Wuten
- King of Slots
- Monopoly Big Ent
- Reel Rush
- Samurai Princess
- Serengeti Diamonds
However, if you decide to clear your bonus playing slots, it seems silly to be wagering the bonus 5x when you can satisfy the requirements wagering the bonus only 1x.
At Golden Nugget NJ, you have 410 other slots to choose from instead. Select games with a 96 percent or better return to player (RTP) to maximize your chances of winning. Or clear the bonus with blackjack or video poker, both of which (if played correctly) have a significantly lower house edge than even the best slots.
You have up to seven days to complete the wagering, so if you’re a small player be sure to take advantage of this extra time. Failure to complete the wagering within the allotted time period will result in forfeiture of both the bonus prize and any associated winnings. In addition, any attempt to prematurely withdraw these funds while the bonus playthrough is still in progress will have the same effect.
Note that for the purpose of clearing the bonus, your own deposited funds are used first and the bonus money after that.
Is the Bonus Biter NJ gambling site promo worth your time?
Based on the unusually large number of prizes, including some very big ones, this promotion is definitely worth your time. However, 450 of the 500 prizes are $20 or less. In other words, the odds of your winning some sort of prize in this promotion are excellent, but unless you are extraordinarily lucky, it will probably be a small prize.
Under these circumstances, it makes no sense at all for players with limited bankrolls to go overboard with their betting in order to earn a lot of entries. This promotion would be a lot better if some reasonable cap were placed on the number of entries per person.
With no limit at all, there will be some players who will take advantage of that fact to amass as many entries as possible. But unless betting huge amounts of money is your usual style of play, forget it. Limit your betting to your usual amount and let Lady Luck take over from there.
Perhaps the greatest feature of this promotion is that the wagering requirements for the bonus — 1x the bonus for most slots or 5x the bonus for other games — are extremely reasonable. It is not uncommon for casinos to impose a 5x or 10x bonus wagering requirement for slots and as much as 50x bonus requirement for other games.
Given how reasonable the wagering requirements are, most players should have no trouble clearing the bonus in the seven-day time frame the casino is allowing, after which both your winnings and the bonus itself are yours to keep!