This Halloween, not only the nine Atlantic City casinos but also many NJ online casinos have gone all out to make sure — whatever your tolerance for frightfully over-the-top fun and thrills might be — that you have the time of your life. That includes venturing out of your comfort zone and playing some super-scary Halloween slots.
In other words, this is no time of year to turn into a couch pumpkin doing nothing but watching TV and munching on candy while your friends and kids are out having fun. Even if attending a wild costume party is not your thing, if you enjoy online slots, high up on your list of must things to do this Halloween weekend is to take a break from your usual favorites and try something completely different.
I’m talking about games that many of you wouldn’t have a ghost of a chance touching any other time of year. But this is Halloween, and anything goes.
Barb’s top picks for Halloween online slot play
The NJ gambling websites are filled with scary Halloween slots. Here are four of the best to get you started.
Winning combinations are formed in the usual manner, so nothing is new in that respect. You need three, four, or five matching symbols to line up horizontally or diagonally on consecutive reels across a payline from left to right starting with reel 1.
However, I chose these particular Halloween slots for several reasons. First, the creepy symbols and eerie sound effects truly capture the essence of Halloween, Secondly, the games are highly entertaining. Thirdly, as the icing on the cake, after one look at their RTP (return-to-player), how could you not want to play?
But if you would rather tread slowly and play for free in demo mode first to test the waters, that’s fine. Each of these slots is available on multiple NJ gambling websites, and you can access them either online or on your mobile device.
Scary Halloween slot No. 1: Book of Halloween
This slot by Inspired Gaming consists of five reels, three rows, and 10 fixed paylines. It’s a good choice for small to medium-size players, with a minimum bet of only 10 cents and a maximum bet of $50. The game also includes an optional Gamble Feature offering you a chance to double or triple your winnings.
While $50 might not seem like a big bet to some players, in this game, it is due to the small number of paylines and medium-high volatility.
It has an RTP of 96.21 percent.
Book of Halloween symbols
Book of Halloween contains nine regular symbols plus one additional symbol that does double duty as both a wild symbol and a scatter symbol. The four higher paying symbols (in descending order of value) include a glowing pumpkin, cauldron, tombstone, and zombie’s hand. The playing cards 10-A comprise the five low paying symbols.
The Book of Spells serves as both the wild symbol and the scatter symbol. As the wild symbol, on its own, it has no monetary value. However, it can substitute for any other symbol to help form winning combinations.
Three or more Book of Spells symbols anywhere on the reels will trigger the Free Spins bonus round consisting of 10 Free Spins. Depending on how many scatter symbols show up, the Free Spins will come with a 2x, 20x, or 200x bet win multiplier.
Halloween scary slot #2: Halloween Cashpots
Halloween Cashpots is another Halloween slot by Inspired Gaming consisting of five reels, three rows, and 10 fixed paylines. The minimum bet is only 10 cents, while the maximum is $80.
This game has an exceptionally high RTP of 96.50 percent but like Book of Halloween, has medium-high volatility.
The setting for the action is what looks like a gravestone with a full moon and a bunch of gnarled trees in the background.
Halloween Cashpots symbols
There’s not a playing card in sight to divert your attention from the following macabre symbols in this slot:
- Cashpot logo
- Black cat
- Golden cauldron
Cash Collector Bonus
If six or more golden cauldron symbols land anywhere on reels 1-4 simultaneously, along with the pumpkin bonus symbol on reel 5, that will trigger the potentially highly lucrative Cash Collector Bonus.
Scary Halloween slot No. 3: Halloween Jack
This slot by NetEnt consists of five reels, three rows, and 20 fixed paylines. The setting is a frameless window in front of a cemetery. But that’s nothing compared to some other spooky sightings like skulls on top of the spin button, black crows, flying over the reels, and skeletons rising from their graves. I almost forgot to mention that there’s also thunder and lightning. But you’re safe and snug indoors, so do you really care?
The minimum bet per spin is 20 cents, but the maximum is a hefty $200, making Halloween Jack an excellent choice for any level of player.
Halloween Jack is a medium-volatility game with an RTP of 96.28 percent.
Halloween Jack symbols
The highest paying regular symbol is a female vampire. It is followed, in descending order of value, by a horse, bat, raven, and horseshoe. The five low paying symbols include the playing cards 10-A.
The wild symbol is a pumpkin. But when it does what you’re hoping it will do — create new winning combinations — it turns into a walking jack-o’lantern! It also multiplies any win by 3.
The scatter symbol is a treasure chest. Three or more anywhere on the reels will trigger the Free Spins bonus round.
Special features galore
This super-scary but highly entertaining Halloween slot is packed with enough special features to make your head spin. NetEnt wasn’t content simply to offer stacked wilds and expanding wilds like many other slots.
Instead, it reached deep into its bag of magic to create Walking Wilds, Stacked Hell Hound Wilds (two symbols high), and even ginormous Expanding Death Reaper Wilds that are the height of an entire reel!
You might shudder at the sight of these monstrous-looking symbols, but you will also howl with delight at the sight of the rising win meter!
Scary Halloween Slot #4: The Haunted Horseman
Be sure to include this relatively new online slot on your Halloween slot playlist, too. It’s my latest Best Bet, and because this slot is fun any day of the year, I’ll tell you all about it in an article coming soon.
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Now that Labor Day Weekend has arrived, summer is about to end. But for players at Caesars Casino & Sports, that’s nothing to be sad about at all. The action on this NJ gambling website is as hot as ever.
In fact, to celebrate the long holiday weekend, Caesars is offering its loyal online and mobile players a special treat that you would hate to miss.
A new Daily Deal every day for four straight days, beginning Friday, Sept. 3 and continuing all weekend long, including Mon., Sept. 6!
How to participate in the Caesars Online Casino Labor Day Weekend Daily Deals offer
The Caesars Daily Deals are open to all registered Caesars Online Casino players. If you wish to participate, these are the simple instructions you need to follow to get started.
- Log into your Caesars Casino & Sports account on all four days of the promotion, Fri., 9/2/21 through Mon., 9/6/21.
- Click on “My Account,” then on “My Bonuses and Offers.”
- Go to “Available Bonuses,” and find your bonus for that day.
- Click on “Claim” next to the bonus, make your qualifying deposit, and claim your bonus.
Remember to log into your account each day from Friday through Monday, so you will be able to access all four offers.
Your Four Daily Deals
By now you are probably chomping at the bit to know what your four special offers are. So here is a brief preview of what you will receive each day.
Fri., Sept. 3 Deal of the Day: 15% deposit match bonus up to $2,000
This offer is ideal for big players. A deposit match bonus of only 15 percent isn’t great. But players who deposit $1,000 will receive a $150 bonus, and those who can muster up the maximum deposit of $2,000 will be even more generously rewarded with a $300 bonus.
You will need to check the marketing collateral to see what the minimum deposit is. But I would advise depositing more than that if you can, so your bonus won’t be tiny. For example, if you’re not a big player, a deposit of $100 would give you a $15 bonus.
Sat., Sept. 4 Deal of the Day: Deposit $30, Get $20
This is a bonus that any player can afford. While the dollar amount is small, since it’s a 66.67% match on your deposit, you’re getting very good bang for your buck.
Sun., Sept. 5 Deal of the Day: 40% deposit match on deposits up to $400
This offer is flexible enough to please any player. For example, small players might consider depositing just $50 to get a $20 bonus. On the other hand, if you can afford the $400 maximum deposit, you will receive a bonus of $160.
Mon., Sept. 6 Deal of the Day: Deposit $10, Get $10
Getting good bang for your buck is something that all NJ online casino players should want, and no bonus offers more bang for your buck than a 100% bonus. So don’t turn this offer down!
Too bad it’s only for $10, but wait–because that’s not all that Caesars is offering in this Daily Deal.
Simply earn 100 or more Tier Credits in your play the same day, and Caesars will sweeten the pot with $20 extra in bonus money!
Wagering requirements and other terms and conditions for the Caesars Daily Deals
The same terms and conditions apply to all four bonuses.
You can only claim each offer once, and it must be on the same day it is offered and with a single deposit. Deposits made at the Caesars Atlantic City casino cage or via PayNearMe don’t count.
Then, when you receive your bonus for any given day, you have up to seven days to clear it. You can clear the bonuses with any casino game of your choice but not with sports bets. The wagering requirements vary depending on your game choice as indicated below.
- Slots: 5x bonus
- Video Poker:10x bonus
- All other casino games: 25x bonus
Keep in mind that you can have more than one active bonus in your account at the same time, but you can only clear one bonus at a time. Until a bonus has been fully cleared, the bonus, deposit attached to the bonus, and any associated winnings all remain temporarily locked into your account.
However, as soon as you have satisfied the wagering requirements, provided the allotted time hasn’t expired, all of this money, or whatever is left of it, will be available for withdrawal. Of course, any attempt to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or canceling the bonus, or failure to complete the required wagering in time will result in forfeiture of the entire bonus and any bonus-associated winnings.
The Bottom Line: Why the Caesars Labor Day Weekend Daily Deals are a great offer
Unlike most bonus offers, which are one-shot deals, this one keeps on giving. Looking at each offer individually, they might not seem great, but because you are getting a whole string of bonuses in succession, you get the cumulative effect of all of them collectively.
On top of that, if you clear the bonuses with slots, the wagering requirements are very reasonable. You also have a whole week to clear each bonus, which allows you plenty of time.
So, don’t let one of the best offers of the Labor Day weekend get away from you. Close out the summer of 2021 with a happy exclamation point playing your favorite online casino games and boosting your bankroll big time with Caesars Daily Deals!
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