Golden Nugget Online Casino has been known to give away a lot of extravagant prizes. However, the Grand Prize being offered in a special promotion ongoing right now may be the most spectacular of all.
Imagine packing your bags, not for an overnight getaway or weekend mini vacation, but for the trip of a lifetime. You may have read about the seven wonders of the world–not just the original ones, only one of which still exists, but the New 7 Wonders of the World like the Colosseum in Rome and the Great Wall of China. You have probably never actually traveled to any of these places, though. That could change because you could be the lucky winner of a trip for two to see all New 7 Wonders of the World in person!
Best of all, one of the world’s leading slot manufacturers, NetEnt, is paying for this fantastic trip, valued at $60,000, not you!
The New 7 Wonders of the World
Unfortunately, all but one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are gone. Only the Great Pyramids of Giza remain. That destination isn’t on Golden Nugget Online Casino’s trip of a lifetime, but the nearly month-long whirlwind adventure covering four continents does include all of the following New 7 Wonders of the World:
- Great Wall of China
- Chichen Itza: an ancient Mayan city on the Yucatan Peninsula
- Petra: an ancient city in Jordan
- Machu Picchu: an abandoned pre-Columbian Inca settlement
- Christ the Redeemer: a colossal statue atop Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro
- Colosseum in Rome
- Taj Mahal: the building in Agra, India–the newer one that Trump called the “eighth wonder of the world” didn’t make the cut!
By the way, in case you are wondering, these seven sites weren’t chosen arbitrarily. A worldwide poll was taken in which anyone who wanted to could respond either online or via text message, and more than 100 million people did. Then, in 2007, a Swiss company called the 7 Wonders Foundation tabulated the results.
What’s included in the trip to see the New 7 Wonders of the World?
The 27-day trip to see the New 7 Wonders of the World is the Grand Prize in this promotion, and only one person will win it. However, it is a trip for two, so it is for both the winning player and a guest. The prize includes all of the following:
- Round trip business airfare for two
- Airport chauffeur and return private airport transfers at each location
- Luxury accommodations in a 4 or 5 star hotel with breakfast in each city
- One additional restaurant meal in each city
- A private tour of each of the 7 Wonders
- Cost of travel Visas
- Travel planning
Any additional expenses are not covered and are the winner’s own responsibility. The Grand Prize is non-exchangeable and non-transferable. No cash substitute is available.
The winner of this prize will be selected in a random drawing among all eligible entries. However, those will include entries not only from players at GoldenNuggetCasino.com, but also players from other participating NetEnt providers.
Other Prizes in the Golden Nugget Online Giveaway
In addition to the Grand Prize, seven other prizes will be independently awarded based on leaderboard standings (see section below on how to earn entries). The top NetEnt games winning player on the leaderboard will win $1,777 bonus dollars. The next six players will each win $777 bonus dollars.
It is possible for the same player who wins the Grand Prize also to win a bonus prize.
How to earn entries for the New 7 Wonders of the World and Bonus Money Giveaway Promotion
This promotion is open to all GoldenNuggetCasino.com account holders.
The period for earning entries into the drawing, as well as having your NetEnt game winnings count towards a possible bonus prize, started at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 and continues until 5:59 p.m. Sunday, May 6. If you wish to participate, here is what you need to do
- Log into your GoldenNuggetCasino.com account and claim the offer from Available Bonuses.
- Play your favorite NetEnt games.
For every $248 (dollar equivalent of 200 Euros) wagered on any Net Ent game, you earn one entry into the drawing.
Meanwhile, if you think you might have a chance to rank on the leaderboard, it would be a good idea to keep checking it (since it’s presumably updated daily) to see if you are one of the top NetEnt winners.
Determining the winners
On Tuesday, May 8, a random drawing will be held among all eligible entries to determine the Grand Prize winner. On the same day GoldenNuggetCasino.com will independently determine the bonus prize winners (the top seven names on the leaderboard). All winners will be notified no later than 5 p.m. that day.
Bonus Money Wagering Requirements
Both the $1,777 bonus and $777 bonus come with additional wagering requirements. Both the bonus itself and any resulting winnings will remain frozen and unavailable for withdrawal until the specified wagering has been completed.
- Most slot games*: 1x bonus
- All other games: 5x bonus
*Golden Nugget Online Casino offers 482 slot games, more than any other NJ online casino. The wagering requirement for all but 20 of these games is only 1x the bonus. However, if any of the following 20 games, which count only 20%, are selected instead, the wagering requirement increases to the same 5x the bonus as for non-slot games.
- 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 Event
- Reel Rush
- Samurai Princess
- Serengeti Diamonds
It goes without saying that if you choose to clear the bonus with slots, you should stick to those that count the full 100%. While some of the casino’s top slots are among the 20 that only count 20%, there are many others with a high rate of return for which the 1x bonus wagering requirement will work.
Players have 7 days to clear the bonus. Any attempt to withdraw either the bonus itself or any resulting winnings while the bonus playthrough is still in progress will result in forfeiture of both. Failure to complete the wagering within the allotted time period will have the same effect.
As with all promotions, only bet what you can afford
Given the fantastic prizes up for grabs in this Golden Nugget Online giveaway, you may be tempted to bet more than usual. However, my advice to you is the same as with any promotion, and that’s to only bet what you can afford.
Hundreds of players will be entering, all hoping to win the trip of a lifetime, a huge bonus, or both. Yet only one player will win the trip, and only seven players will win bonus money. That means the odds are heavily stacked against you. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still try your best, but given the strong probability you won’t win a prize, don’t risk making the outcome worse by wagering more money than you can afford to lose if you are not lucky.
The Bottom Line: Is this Golden Nugget giveaway promotion worth your time?
Like many other Golden Nugget Online Casino special promotions, the more you wager, the better your chances of winning. However, even if you are not a high roller, you should still participate, first because in a random drawing, anything is possible, but more importantly, because it gives you another good reason to play the outstanding NetEnt slot games.
Why NetEnt slots are superior
If you play slots often, it is important to be selective and pick the ones that give the best bang for the buck. This means not only slots where you can win a lot or that pay out frequently, but those that are not likely to deplete your bankroll during dry spells. A reliable measure of how well you can expect to fare on a particular slot is the return to player (RTP), and NetEnt consistently offers games with some of the highest RTPs available on NJ gambling websites.
If you have been reading my Barb’s Best Bets columns, you are already familiar with Planet of the Apes, Emoji Planet, and Finn and the Swirly Spin, as well as the slots in the NetEnt rock trilogy—Guns N’Roses, Jimi Hendrix, and Motorhead. They are just a few of the many NetEnt slots you can play on GoldenNuggetCasino.com with a RTP of 96% or higher.
So even if you don’t win a prize in this Golden Nugget giveaway, you still have an excellent chance to win playing because your money will be on some of the best slots in the casino.