If you’re a Virgin online casino player, you are going to love its latest fun promotion.
Father’s Day is still a week away, and summer isn’t quite here yet either, but who cares. As any longtime player knows, this casino has no trouble at all coming up with a great reason to celebrate even if it’s not a holiday or special day otherwise.
This weekend, just because it’s June, Virgin is offering a brand new Sunshine Sharepot!
Everybody who participates is a winner. However, the more tickets you earn, the bigger your own share. (Only to a point, though, because there’s a cap.) This weekend there’s a $5,000 prize pool up for grabs. So start playing now. Your share of the Virgin NJ Sunshine Sharepot is waiting for you.
What is a sharepot?
If you’re new to Virgin online casino, you might not know what a sharepot is, so I will now tell you. Both Virgin and sister online casino Tropicana feature different versions of this type of promotion often. So if you’re smart, you will keep looking out for them. That way you can take full advantage.
Sharepot promotions are for a limited period of time only. Sometimes they last a full week, but this one is for the June 8-10 weekend only.
Just like in a drawing, the casino decides ahead of time what the total prize pool will be. However, all prizes in the Virgin and Tropicana sharepots come in the form of bonus money added to the player’s account. There are no cash or merchandise prizes.
Another important difference from a drawing is that instead of the size of any given player’s prize being determined randomly, it is based entirely on your play in the casino during the promotion period compared to the other participants’ play.
In other words, if you only play the minimum, you will still get a share of the sharepot, but there will be other players who will get a much bigger share.
No deposit required
No deposit is required to take part in this promotion, so whether or not you make one is entirely up to you. But obviously, you still need enough money in your account to be able to play your favorite games.
So if your account is nearly empty, a deposit that is large enough to carry you through the entire promotion period (in this case, the weekend) is strongly recommended.
How the Sunshine Sharepot at Virgin NJ works
The earning period for the Sunshine Sharepot starts Friday, June 8 and continues through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 10.
For every $50 that you wager on any game on any given calendar day during the promotion, you will earn one Sunshine Sharepot ticket, up to a maximum of five tickets per day if you wager a total of $250 or more.
Therefore, if you play all three days of the promotion and wager $250 or more each day, you will earn the maximum number of tickets possible, which is 15. We can’t tell you yet what your bonus will be since the size of your prize will also depend on how many other players there are and how many tickets they earn. But the good news is that if you collect 15 tickets, you will get the biggest piece of the pie possible.
Obviously, it is to your advantage to earn the maximum number of tickets. But even if that amounts to more play than you can manage, you should still participate and take whatever bonus you have coming to you.
Dividing up the prize pool
The math to determine how much bonus money each player gets is rather complicated, but don’t worry about it. That’s the casino’s job to unravel, not yours.
First, Virgin online casino will calculate the total number of tickets earned by all of the participants combined. Then, to get each person’s percentage of the sharepot, the number of tickets that player earned is divided by the total number of tickets earned by everyone all together.
Lastly, each player’s percentage of the sharepot is multiplied by the total sharepot amount of $5,000 to determine exactly how much bonus money the player will receive.
When will your bonus money be awarded?
On Monday, June 11, the casino will determine each participant’s individual share of the pot. If you are entitled to a bonus, it will be credited to your account within 24 hours.
Bonus wagering requirements
All bonus money awarded in this promotion comes with the same wagering requirements and other terms and conditions as all other bonuses given to VirginCasino.com players. You have up to 30 days to wager the bonus 1x on any game.
Then as soon as this minimal wagering requirement is completed, you are free to withdraw any resulting winnings, but not the bonus itself. Like all other Virgin NJ online casino bonuses, sharepot bonuses are sticky and offered for 1x wagering purposes only.
Why the Sunshine Sharepot is worth your time
As long as it’s convenient for you to be playing on VirginCasino.com anyway this weekend, the Sunshine Sharepot is definitely worth your time.
Its best feature is that it’s a promotion any player can afford. Not only is no deposit required, you can wager as little as $50 and still be guaranteed a piece of the sharepot.
A reasonable cap on the number of entries per person
Of course, if you can wager more than the minimum, you definitely should in order to get a bigger piece of the pie. Keep in mind, too, that because you can’t keep your bonus, only your winnings from betting the bonus once, a tiny bonus isn’t going to do much for you.
Fortunately, Virgin NJ is keeping the cap on the number of tickets anyone can earn at a very reasonable five per day based on $250 in wagers. This will effectively keep high rollers from hogging the prize pool and make the offer a fair one to all players.
Free ride to try to win more with your bonus
It would be nice if you could keep your bonus along with your winnings, like on most other NJ gambling websites. But if you could, the casino would undoubtedly toughen the wagering requirements for clearing it, which would entail having to risk additional money of your own.
The beauty of this promotion is that the bonus money comes to you completely risk-free. Virgin online casino is giving you a free ride to bet the bonus any way you like and try to win with it. So the very worst that can happen is that you lose the casino’s money. But you could win.
The bottom line
If a big bonus and big winnings are what you are after, the Sunshine Sharepot will most likely fall short. But for any player simply seeking a fun promotion that’s not only easy to enter and very affordable but offers a guaranteed bonus to boot, lots of tickets for the Virgin Sunshine Sharepot are available this weekend.