Slots can be considered both the simplest and most complicated of New Jersey online casino games.
Clicking a single button to spin the reels may make the gameplay for most slots relatively easy to follow. But with intricate themes, multiple paylines, and a variety of bonus games available, it can be downright hard figuring out how exactly you want those reels to line up.
This Online Slots 101 series has been designed to do the grunt work for you. Here is where we will outline how to play and how to beat some of the most popular online slots in the NJ online casino market today.
It might not help you win a big jackpot, but it will most certainly help you figure out how to.
Wonderland slot on Virgin and Tropicana
Wonderland is a five-reel and 100-payline online slot based on the 1865 Lewis Carroll children’s classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” As such, the slot’s symbols are all based on the book’s iconic characters and imagery.
That means plenty of tea cups and hookahs, and of course, characters like the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, and Alice herself.
Having five reels means Wonderland features five columns filled with these and other symbols. The 100 paylines refer to the fact there are 100 different ways to look at how those symbols can line up for you to get paid on any single spin. Check out the game’s paytable to view the patterns of all 100 paylines.
Like most slots, wins on Wonderland start with lining up three or more of the same symbols on any one of the 100 lines. However, Wonderland also features a Wild symbol that acts as a substitute for most other symbols.
Characters pay more, bonuses best
The characters are the highest paying symbols in the game, with Alice at the top of the list. The lowest paying and most common symbols are the teapots and teacups.
There is also a Bonus symbol that will help players gain access to any one of four different bonus games where the possibility for even bigger wins occur, including a massive progressive jackpot.
At last check, the progressive jackpot on Wonderland at Virgin and Tropicana had reached more than $560,000.
Simply match three or more bonus symbols and you’ll get the chance to pick from a series of secret doors, each with one of four bonus games behind it.
The progressive jackpot can be won during any one of these four bonus games:
Croquet Bonus Game
In the Croquet Bonus Game, Alice and the Queen of Hearts compete in a game of croquet. You choose who you want to play as and pick the hoops to compete on. You win various rewards for beating your opponent on each hoop. There’s also a special bonus round at the end where you free a group of hedgehogs trapped by the queen. Find five hedgehogs with gold stars on their belly here and you’ll win the progressive jackpot.
Mad Tea Party Bonus Game
The Mad Tea Party Bonus Game allows you to click on teapots revealing various rewards. Finding a Dormouse will take you to a bonus round that allows you to click on cupcakes revealing various rewards.
Finding a Progressive Coin here triggers a progressive jackpot win.
Painting the Roses Bonus Game
The Painting the Roses Bonus Game asks you to paint the white roses red before the Queen sees. Click on each paint and reveal various rewards. Paint all of the roses red before the Queen appears and you’ll win the progressive jackpot.
The Queen’s Court Bonus Game
The Queen’s Court Bonus Game asks you to pick one of the two cards on the screen. The higher the card, the bigger the prize. Finding a Queen will end the bonus round. But finding a Joker first will trigger the progressive jackpot.
It is possible to win the progressive jackpot playing any bet size. However, increasing your bet size will increase your chances.
Starting the game
To start the game, you must first choose a coin size. Several are available on the screen and you can see more by clicking the “MORE BETS” button.
Each spin automatically activates all 100 paylines. That means your total bet will always be the coin size chosen times 100.
To spin the reels, you simply click the “PLAY” button. After your first spin, you can also click the “REPEAT BET” button to spin, or choose one of the other “BET” buttons to spin with a different coin size.
However, not all online roulette games offer the same opportunity to win. The different roulette wheels employed can have a major effect on a game’s house edge and there are even some different rules in play.
That means the traditional American, European, and French roulette bases are all covered.
Finding the top online roulette games at any NJ gambling website usually means avoiding American roulette wheels.
American vs. European roulette
American wheels have a zero and a double zero slot, as opposed to European roulette wheels that use just a single zero. It may not seem like much of a difference, but this has a significant impact on your chances of winning.
In fact, there’s an almost 3.5 percent return-to-player (RTP) difference between standard American and European roulette.
Here’s a look at the RTP on all six online roulette games at Virgin Casino:
- Single Zero Roulette (European 97.29% RTP)
- American Roulette (American 94.74% RTP)
- European Roulette (NetEnt) (European 97.29% RTP)
- French Roulette (NetEnt) (European 97.3% RTP)
- American Roulette (NetEnt) (American 94.74% RTP)
- High Stakes Single Zero Roulette (European 97.29% RTP)
Finding the top roulette titles on Virgin Casino
Virgin’s six online roulette games are easy to locate on the site.
The Gamesys-designed Virgin Casino online interface is easy to navigate as the homepage is less cluttered than most.
Just look for the Virgin Casino logo near the top of the screen. Then browse through the six menu choices to the right of it.
You’ll soon see a link labeled ‘Casino‘. Click on it and you’ll find a list of all the casino games Virgin has to offer. Just look for anything with the word ‘Roulette‘ in the title and you should easily be able to locate Virgin Casino’s top roulette titles.
All of the site’s title tiles contain information about each game and a link to a demo. Plus, each also acts as a link to the game.
Of course, all of Virgin’s Blackjack, Video Poker, Keno and alternative online table game title tiles are on the list under the ‘Casino’ tab as well.
That means you’ll have to sift through them to find the roulette games, but the extra-large title tiles help make that easy.
Roulette on Virgin
Here’s a look at all six Virgin Casino roulette games:
Single Zero Roulette
Single Zero Roulette is just another name for standard European Roulette. That means there’s just one zero on the wheel and a player-friendly 97.29 percent RTP. Gamesys is also promising cutting edge 3D graphics with this title.
Gamesys’ own American Roulette is classic casino American Roulette. That means a zero, double zero, and an RTP of 94.74 percent that will probably be avoided by serious roulette players.
American Roulette (NetEnt)
This is NetEnt’s version of the relatively standard American Roulette. There’s that zero and double zero again. Plus, that house-friendly player-killing 94.74 percent RTP.
NetEnt’s standard European Roulette game has that one single zero we’ve all come to appreciate. That means the same player-friendly 97.29 percent RTP as Gamesys’ Single Zero Roulette on Virgin Casino.
NetEnt’s French Roulette doesn’t differ too much from classic European Roulette. That means just one zero on the wheel and a player-friendly RTP. The French thing is all about the use of the La Partage rule.
This rule lets you take half an even-money bet back when the zero hits, which juices the RTP up just a tad making this the top roulette game for players at Virgin.
High Stakes Single Zero Roulette
Like we said before, Single Zero Roulette is just another name for classic European Roulette. High Stakes Single Zero Roulette just means you can play classic European Roulette for up to $4,000 a spin.
There’s still just one zero on the wheel and a player-friendly 97.29 percent RTP. It’s just that the stakes are higher on this Gamesys title.
There are more than enough Blackjack, Roulette, Video Poker, and Keno titles on the site. Plus, Virgin Casino is home to no less than six alternatives to these traditional table games, including Craps.
The returns on most alternative table games aren’t always the best. However, the table games on Virgin all have a return to player rates (RTP) that hold their own.
Here’s how they look:
- Baccarat: 98.94% on banker bets, 98.76% on player bets, and 85.6% on ties.
- Baccarat Professional Series: 98.94% on banker bets, 98.76% on player bets, and 85.6% on ties.
- Hi-Lo: 96%
- Pai Gow Poker: 97.15%
- Three Card Poker: 96.93%
- Craps: 83.33% – 98.64% RTP, plus six-times max odds
How to find the games
The Gamesys-designed Virgin Casino online interface is certainly easy to navigate. The page is a lot less busy than your average online casino, making things even easier to find.
Locating Virgin Casino’s selection of online table games is as easy as finding the Virgin Casino logo banner near the top of the screen. Then browsing through the six menu choices to the right of that logo.
Once you’ve found the link labeled ‘Casino,’ just click on it. Do that and you’ll instantly see a list of all the casino games Virgin has to offer down below.
Like most NJ online casinos Virgin’s list is in title tile format. However, Virgin’s game title tiles are even larger than most, making it clear exactly where you’re going next when you click on one.
Each of the site’s game title tiles contains more information about each game and demos. Plus, each is also a link to the games themselves.
That means you can just click any game title tile and start playing as long as you’re logged in to your personal Virgin Casino account.
All of Virgin’s Blackjack, Roulette, Video Poker, and Keno title tiles are on this list as well.
Therefore, if you’re looking for the six alternatives to these traditional table games you’ll have to sift through these tiles first. However, the extra-large title tiles make that easy enough.
Virgin Casino alternative table games
Now that you know how to find the games, here’s a quick look at each one:
Virgin Casino’s Baccarat is basically an online version of the same baccarat game you’ll find inside most brick and mortar casinos.
Players make a bet on whether the banker’s or player’s hand will end up closer to a value of nine, or if it will be a tie.
The dealer passes out two cards to each spot. Face cards and 10s have a value of zero and aces are worth one. All other cards have the number value printed on them. If a hand adds up to more than 10 points, only the second digit is used.
Additional cards are dealt according to house rules if the player hand is five or less. A 5 percent commission is charged on winning banker bets.
Baccarat Professional Series
You don’t have to be a professional gambler to play NetEnt’s Baccarat Professional Series on Virgin Casino.
It is an online version of the same baccarat game you’ll find at most casinos with a few extra bells and whistles. Think of it as a high definition version of baccarat. It comes with extra graphics and video content that can actually help you follow the game.
Virgin’s Hi-Lo game is an ode to the classics. It’s you versus the dealer and all you need to do is guess if the next card drawn is going to be higher or lower than the one before.
Pai Gow Poker
Pai Gow Poker is a simple card game played with a 53-card deck, including one joker that can be used as an ace, or to complete straights and flushes.
The dealer passes out seven cards to each player and itself. The object is to make the best five-card poker hand and two-card poker hand. The five-card hand must be the best of the two.
After the player’s and dealer’s hands are set they are compared. Players win when both hands beat the dealer’s hands. One win each is a push and players lose the entire bet if both the dealer’s hands win.
Three Card Poker
Virgin Casino’s Three Card Poker is an online version of the popular card game found inside most casinos.
Players try to make a better poker hand than the dealer using just three cards. Once a bet is placed and the cards are dealt, players can choose to either fold or continue. Continuing requires the player to make another bet equal to the original. Then it’s showtime. Players win in one of two ways: If the dealer has less than queen-high, or the player has the better hand.
Three-card poker also offers two optional side bets. Pairs Plus pays on pairs or better. Six-Card Bonus pays based on the strength of the best five-card hand combining both the dealer’s and player’s cards.
Craps is almost always the loudest, most social, and fun games in most brick and mortar casinos.
Unfortunately, NJ online casinos have yet to find a way to capture that excitement and put it online. The game is available Virgin Casino, it just lacks the social aspect of live craps.
That said, online craps can be played at a player’s own pace, making it a great way to learn the game.
Favorable Virgin Casino Craps rules
Plus, Virgin Casino Craps is by far the best craps game online in NJ, because of a variety of very favorable rules, including:
- 5-times max odds on 6 & 8 Pass/Come bets, as well as 4-times on 5 & 9 and 3-times on 4 & 10
- 6-times max odds on all Don’t Pass/Don’t Come bets
- Triple payouts on Field bets when the shooter rolls a 12
- 16-to-1 payouts on 3’s and 11’s and 33-to-1 on 2’s and 12’s
Lesser craps games might only offer true odds of 2-times or 3-times on 6 & 8, Pass/Come bets, and just 30-to-1 on 2’s and 12’s.
Craps rolls start with bets on the pass line or don’t pass line. The shooter rolls what is called the come-out roll. Any seven or 11 and all pass line bets are paid.
Any two, three, or 12 and the shooter craps out. The house pays don’t pass bets and collects on all pass line bets.
The player establishes the point by rolling any other number. The shooter continues rolling until they hit that point or crap out by rolling a seven.
The house allows players to make odds bets up to the maximum allowed once the point is set. Virgin sets that at a healthy six-times. These bets have no house edge.
Rolling the point before rolling a seven pays out all pass line bets and odds bets.
Before each roll, players can also place bets on various propositions, numbers, and groups of numbers they find on the table. Virgin lists payouts for each on the table.
The Community Jackpot
There’s also a little something extra for table game players at Virgin Casino. There’s a chance to hit up to a $10,000 Community Jackpot while playing any game. Plus, when one person hits it, everyone who has played within the past hour wins as well.
Simply play any game at Virgin Casino for real money and keep your eyes peeled for a special key that may appear in the bar above the game. Click the key for your chance to win a Community Jackpot from $500 to $10,000.
Plus, when someone else unlocks a jackpot, you win a share of the community prizes even if you are not online. You just need to have played within the past hour to be eligible. The more you’ve bet in the past hour, the bigger your share of up to an additional $20,000 will be.
It’s a weekday morning, and before you have had a chance to grab breakfast, you’re reluctantly out the door.
You’re already late for work, so you’re far too pressed for time to stop at a sit down café.
So where do all logical New Jersey online casino players go?
Wanna go to Wawa? Of course, you do!
This week Virgin Online Casino will give five lucky players even more reason to visit Wawa — a $50 Wawa gift card!
Wawa is the greatest best kept secret of the Delaware Valley.
What would you do for a Wawa gift card?
If you’re an eligible registered player at Virgin Casino, the good news is you don’t have to do much. Simply log into your Virgin Casino account as often as possible during the weeklong April 1-7 promotion period.
Every $50 wagered on any game on any given day will earn you one entry into the upcoming prize draw, up to a total of five entries per day on any day you wager $250 or more.
Then, on Monday, April 8, Virgin Casino will hold a random drawing among all eligible entries to pick the five Wawa gift card winners.
Are you eligible?
No promo code needed. No deposit required.
This promotion is open to registered Virgin NJ casino players only. If you’re a Virgin Casino player who resides in New Jersey, of course, you’re eligible.
But if you happen to reside in most of the other Wawa locations such as Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., as long as you have access to the Virgin Casino NJ gambling website, you can participate, too. You just have to be in New Jersey at the time of your play.
However, residents of New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico are unfortunately excluded.
Additional terms and conditions
No deposit is required. So unless you’re account is running on empty, no need to make one.
By the way, no advance purchase at Wawa is required either. And as great as it would be to earn extra entries by shopping there, neither Virgin Casino nor Wawa thought of it. Maybe next time.
All winners will be notified via email within three business days of the drawing. They will receive instructions at that time on how to claim their prize and then have 14 calendar days thereafter to do so.
All prizes are non-exchangeable and non-transferable. The casino website does not state the time limit, if any, for using the Wawa gift card. If you’re one of the lucky winners, be sure to get the answer to this question.
Fun facts about Wawa
Obviously, with only five winners, having your name picked in the upcoming drawing is a longshot. But win or lose, playing your favorite Virgin Casino games is always fun. So is shopping at your local Wawa, even if you’re the one who’s paying. Here are a few fun facts you might not have known about Wawa.
- Wawa originally opened more than 200 years ago as an NJ iron factory.
- The first Wawa Food Market opened in Folsom, Penn., on April 16, 1964. It’s still open today, along with more than 800 other Wawa stores.
- In a 2015 research study by Market Force, 7,000 consumers gave Wawa a composite loyalty score of 68 percent.
- Today, Wawa sells more than 60 million hoagies and more than 195 million cups of coffee per year.
Earn tickets for this week’s Million Cents Sharepot at Virgin Casino, too!
At the same time that you’re busy racking up entries trying to win a $50 Wawa gift card, let your play on VirginCasino.com do double duty by also earning tickets for this week’s sharepot.
In fact, you have a million reasons to enter since this sharepot is loaded to the brim with a million cents in bonus money. That’s a prize pool of $10,000.
And if you participate, your odds of getting a share of it are 100%! You can read all about the Virgin Casino One Million Cents Sharepot here.
Now that the over the top celebrating of St. Patrick’s Day weekend is finally over, it’s back to the reality of everyday responsibilities. But that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop, and Virgin Casino is going all out to make sure it doesn’t
Coinciding with National Let’s Laugh Day on March 19, Virgin Casino is encouraging you to share some laughs with your friends. But that’s not all. Since sharing fun is what this casino is all about, this week seemed like the perfect time to offer another sharepot.
As if playing your favorite Virgin Casino games isn’t already fun enough, a guaranteed way to make it even more fun is to sweeten the pot. This time there’s $10,000 in bonus money up for grabs.
The more you play during the four-day earning period — Monday through Thursday — the bigger your share of the sharepot.
How this week’s Virgin Casino sharepot works
In February, Virgin Casino shared the love, giving away $10,000 in bonus money on a Valentine’s Day sharepot.
Now, a month later, it is extending the same offer. In fact, everything about the offer, except the occasion prompting it and the dates for earning sharepot tickets, is identical.
The period for earning tickets for the Share a Laugh Sharepot started March 18 and continues until 11:59 p.m. March 21.
For every $50 wagered on any game on any given calendar day during the promotion, you will earn one Sharepot ticket, up to a maximum of five tickets per day if you wager a total of $250 or more.
Bet the maximum for a bigger share of the sharepot
The maximum number of tickets per person is 20. In order to get this many tickets, you would have to play all four days of the promotion and wager $250 or more each day.
If you can afford to wager that much, you’ll be sitting pretty. You are guaranteed to get the biggest share of the Sharepot you can possibly get. No other players will wind up with a bigger share than you.
But if that much wagering is more than you can comfortably afford, don’t worry about it. Do the best you can without overextending yourself. The whole point of this promotion is to have fun, not to break the bank. As long as you can wager at least $50 on at least one day during the promotion, you will qualify for a share of the Sharepot.
How Virgin Casino will determine your share
All rewards from the March Sharepot will be in the form of bonus money credited to your account. However, there is no way to know ahead of time what your bonus will be. Even after the promotion period ends, you still won’t know for a few days.
You will know how many tickets you earned, but not how that translates into actual bonus dollars.
The other important piece of the puzzle that is still missing is how many tickets all of the other players earned. Virgin Casino will use that information to figure out each player’s fair share and then distribute the bonus money accordingly.
The good news is that it’s Virgin Casino’s job, not yours, to figure out the precise rewards for each player. But for those of you who are mathematically inclined, I am including below the various steps that will go into this determination.
- First, the casino will determine the total number of tickets for each player separately.
- Then it will arrive at the total number of tickets for all players combined.
- Next, the casino will calculate each player’s percentage of the sharepot by dividing each player’s total number of tickets by the grand total for all players.
- Lastly, each player’s percentage of the sharepot will be multiplied by $10,000 (the amount of bonus money in the sharepot). The result is the amount of bonus money each player will receive.
For example, if you have 10 sharepot tickets and all of the participants combined have 5,000 tickets, your percentage of the total is .20 percent. When you multiply that percentage by $10,000, you get $20. That’s the amount of your bonus.
When will you get your bonus money?
According to the Virgin Casino NJ gambling website, you can expect to receive your bonus within 24 hours of March 22. However, in the event of technical difficulties, allow for up to three business days.
Bonus money wagering requirements
The bonus money you receive from this March sharepot at Virgin online casino is subject to the same terms and conditions as any other bonus money you receive as a Virgin Casino player.
You have up to 30 days to meet the casino’s very modest wagering requirement of 1x the bonus. You can play any game you wish. All games count 100 percent.
As soon as you complete this wagering, you can keep any resulting winnings, but unfortunately, not the bonus money itself. Win or lose, as soon as you wager the bonus once, the casino removes the bonus from your account. You never see it again.
Virgin Casino sharepot pros and cons
If you are new to Virgin Casino, you are probably wondering if this Share a Laugh Sharepot promotion, apart from being fun, will be worth your time.
The offer does come with some very good features, along with others that are not so great. In that respect, it is similar to most promotions at NJ online casinos.
What’s not to like
Most NJ online casino bonuses are cashable. The wagering requirements may be a lot higher than just 1x the bonus, but if you’re lucky, the additional wagering will give you many more chances to win.
In addition, as soon as you complete the wagering and clear the bonus, not just your winnings, but whatever is left of the bonus, too, is yours to keep.
However, all of the bonuses for existing players at VirginCasino.com (and sister NJ online casino Tropicana Casino) are non-withdrawable. Furthermore, you can only bet the bonus once. This significantly limits the amount you can potentially win from betting the bonus.
The subsequent removal of the bonus from your account limits the amount you can win even more.
Bonus amount is probably small
Non-cashable bonuses, because of their nature, need to be larger than traditional bonuses to give you any reasonable chance for a decent size win.
Although a Sharepot containing $10,000 in bonus money sounds generous enough, you need to keep in mind that it is going to be distributed among a very large pool of players. So individual shares, particularly for those whose play during the promotion period has been minimal, could be quite small.
What to like
Now that I have gotten the not so great features of this promotion out of the way, here is a summary of why, in spite of those shortcomings, you should take advantage of this offer.
Small players find themselves shut out of many otherwise good promotions on NJ gambling websites simply because the deposit and/or wagering requirements are too steep for their budget.
This sharepot at Virgin NJ online casino requires no deposit at all. In addition, the wagering requirements, both to earn sharepot tickets and to clear the bonus, are extremely reasonable.
Reasonable cap on number of entries
If the number of entries was unlimited, high rollers who could easily bet thousands of dollars a day would do exactly like that. It’s the last thing you want if you’re a small to average size player because then the big players would hog virtually the whole sharepot for themselves and leave everyone else with crumbs.
With a maximum of five entries daily per person based on $250 in wagers, the playing field is sufficiently leveled to give everyone a fair chance.
Guaranteed mystery bonus
A Sharepot is different from a drawing because every participating player is guaranteed to win something. The fact that it’s also a mystery bonus adds to the fun.
No risk bonus
Another great feature of this bonus is that it’s completely risk-free. While you do have to risk your own money to earn tickets for the sharepot, it doesn’t need to be any more than you would ordinarily wager otherwise. And that’s the only time you are gambling with your own money during the whole promotion.
Once you get the bonus, the casino is giving you a free shot to bet it once and try to win with it. Even if you don’t win, you finish with the same amount of money you started with, and that’s the absolute worst that can happen.
However, you could win twice, first in your play during the promotion period to earn sharepot tickets and later, when you wager the bonus, too.
The bottom line
If you’re looking for a fun promotion that in all likelihood won’t make you a ton of money, but where you don’t have to worry about jeopardizing your bankroll either, you’ve found it with this week’s sharepot at Virgin Casino.
Virgin Casino NJ March Madness bonus offer
With NCAA basketball fans preparing to lose their minds over March Madness, Virgin Casino is looking to restore some order with a nice playback bonus.
Known as the Virgin Casino Mad March Rebound, this week’s offer is a chance for you to re-inflate your flailing finances.
Naturally, like all playback promos, the benefits only kick in if luck isn’t on your side.
Known for being one of the more generous NJ mobile casino apps, Virgin wants you to play without fear of losing for the next few days. Cool, huh?
Certain games and stakes will unlock this bonus
To shoot for glory, you’ll need to wager at least $50 before 11:59 pm EST March 14. That’s easy enough, but like any basketball play, you need to make the right moves.
Play these slots to activate the bonus:
- Family Feud
- Deal or No Deal
- Secrets of the Phoenix
- Tiki Totems
- Tiki Island
- Tiki Island Mini
- Agatha Christie’s Mystery Wilds
- Diamond Bonanza
- Bubbly Wild
- 88 Fortunes
- Raging Rhino
Assuming you play one or more of the games above and you don’t get the run of the court, Virgin Casino’s bonus team will give you a 15 percent rebate. Now, the important thing to understand here is that playback bonuses only count if you finish the playing period with a net loss.
In practice, this means you have to lose more than you win between now and March 14.
“A net loss is equal to your total wager minus your total win each qualifying day during the promotional period.”
To put this in context, let’s assume you deposit $50 and take a turn or two on Raging Rhino. Things start well, but after an hour or so, you’ve wagered $40 and not made a profit.
You take a break and, with your final $10, you take your balance to $30. In total, you’ll have wagered $50 and made $30.
Doing the math, your final balance is -$20. Based on this week’s playback percentage, you’ll get $3 back.
Now, that’s not a king’s ransom. However, anything is better than nothing. What’s more, the size of your rebate is always based on your losses.
It’s a win-win
In reality, you’d prefer not to receive a playback bonus at all this week. However, if you have to and luck isn’t on your side, you’d like your losses to be as small as possible.
If that’s the case, why are we promoting this promo? Simple: any deal that gives you a chance to reduce your losses is worth talking about.
Even with all the planning and strategy in the world, casino gaming is unpredictable. Because of that, it’s great to have a proverbial safety net there to catch you if you fall.
Of course, we don’t want you to lose at all. Unfortunately, that’s something we can’t control.
In fact, if you’re going to place bets of any kind, you have to be prepared for the worst. Only by accepting that losses can and do occur can will get the most out of your online gaming experience.
Virgin Casino NJ can ease your pain
With all that being said, Virgin Casino is there this week to help you get over a bad run of luck ahead of March Madness. Anyone that does earn a playback bonus will receive their refund in the form of bonus cash.
These credits aren’t cashable. However, you can use them to play any real money games and, in turn, win real money.
If that happens, you can withdraw your profits once you meet the 1X playthrough. Other than that, there’s not much else you need to know.
As long as you log in and wager $50 or more on the right games before the close of play on March 14, you’ll activate the Mad March Rebound NJ online casino bonus offer.
Much like fruit on a tree or crops in a field, there are times when jackpot slots are ripe for picking. This week, we’ve cast our eye over the state’s top spinners and found five games that are fit to burst.
Spread across some of the best New Jersey gambling websites and NJ online casinos, these games are not only the perfect way to have some fun but bank a potentially life-changing sum of money, as we speak.
The biggest NJ online casino jackpots up for grabs
Of course, the stars (and symbols) will need to align for you to win a six-figure jackpot. However, with prize pools swelling and momentum building, there’s every chance you could spin in a significant win this week.
To help you locate the top jackpots and how to unlock them, here’s a rundown of the hottest slots in New Jersey right now.
Caesars Online’s Cleopatra slots progressive over $550,000
Arguably one of the best-known jackpot slots in the world, Cleopatra is currently harboring a royal ransom inside her five reels and 20 paylines. By linking this game to the MegaJackpots network, Caesars Casino has made it possible for you to win some serious prize money.
Indeed, because MegaJackpots is a global prize pool, players from around the world are adding to it every second. Because of that, you can currently win upwards of $550,000 when the right symbols roll in.
Aside from this slot’s standard features, such as a bonus round where you can win up to 180 free spins, the MegaJackpots’ logo is what you need to look out for. As well as being wild, this symbol is your key to the progressive jackpot.
By rolling in five on the central payline, Cleopatra’s riches will be yours. If you can’t manage that, this symbol still can combine with others to generate some sizeable returns.
However, if you want the $550,000+ jackpot, all five need to align on the central payline.
Virgin Casino’s Wonderland Slots progressive is at $434,000
Developed by Gamesys, this Virgin Casino slot really will leave you in a wonderland this week if you can roll in the right bonus combination. Now, on the face of it, you may not think Wonderland is worth playing.
Unlike almost every top online slot out there, this game doesn’t have a traditional free spins bonus. Fortunately, the developers have made up for this by including four bonus rounds.
What’s more, if you can make the right moves in any bonus round, you’ll unlock the progressive jackpot which currently stands at $434,000+.By rolling in three or more “drink me” symbols, you’ll start one of the bonus features.
Although we don’t have time to describe them in detail, you’ll basically turn a small stake into a big win by matching symbols, finding special icons or turning over the right cards.
Whatever way you release the big one, you’ll happier than the Mad Hatter at a tea party.
Virgin Casino’s Deal or No Deal progressive is up to $200,000
Virgin Casino seems to be on a roll this week because this is its second entry in the top three. This time, Deal or No Deal is coming in strong with a $200,000+ jackpot.
For the uninitiated, this virtual spinner is more than a selection of mystery boxes and a belligerent banker. In this game, you’ll have the ability to spin five reels and 20 paylines in search of matching symbols, bonuses and, of course, the Deal or No Deal jackpot.
Now, to be eligible for this slot’s top payout, you’ll need to use the “bet max” option. This will increase the price per bet to the max amount for your chosen coin size.
If you do that, three or more Deal or No Deal bonus symbols will unlock the jackpot game.
Here you’ll be presented with 15 boxes and the choice of just one. Once you’ve picked your own box, you then have to open random ones in turn.
As you remove cash amounts, the Banker’s offer will change.
Eventually, if you’ve picked the right box, you’ll open the progressive jackpot and take home more than $200,000 this week.
Golden Nugget Online’s One Red Cent Deluxe progressive has reached $20,000
Although it’s not quite in the same league our as top three, One Red Cent Deluxe is a neat little slot with a classic vibe. Indeed, unlike many of its peers, this Golden Nugget game doesn’t feature a myriad of paylines and bonuses.
Instead, this is a tribute to the way slots used to be. With that being the case, we’re confident you can jump into the mix and start playing for the $20,000+ progressive jackpot without any fuss.
As long as you stake $0.10 or more, you’ll be able to play for fixed wins ranging from 5x to 500x your line bet. However, if you play the max stakes and five or more game logos are scattered across the three reels, you’ll win the top prize.
For those that don’t bet the max, you won’t win upwards of $20,000 this week. However, you will win a generous secondary prize if you roll in the five jackpot symbols.
PlaySugarHouse.com’s Divine Fortune jackpot over $20,000
The final progressive payout alert we’ve got for you this week comes courtesy of SugarHouse Casino. Currently, a hotbed of big money payouts, this site has already paid out almost $400,000 from a single jackpot slot this year.
What’s the name of that slot? Divine Fortune. Released by NetEnt in 2017, this five-reel spinner is responsible for paying out more than $3 million in New Jersey over the past couple of years.
Even more exciting is the fact that $1.4 million of that total has been won at PlaySugarHouse.com. So, while the current prize pool is worth just over $20,000, we already know this game is hot.
What’s more, SugarHouse Casino has a history of turning low rollers into high rollers. Of course, we can’t guarantee you’ll uncover the right symbols if you play this slot.
However, if you’re someone that believes in omens, all the signs are pointing to PlaySugarHouse.com and Divine Fortune.
Valentine’s Day is almost here and Virgin Casino would like to share the love with a perfectly timed special offer… A $10,000 Sharepot!
Of course, you would love to grab a piece of it, so I’m here at NJ gambling websites to tell you how.
Between Monday, February 11 and Thursday, February 14, simply log into your Virgin Casino Online account as often as possible and play your favorite games. No promo codes needed.
The more you play—up to $250 per day—the bigger your share of the Sharepot! All prizes will be in the form of Bonus Money credited to your account.
Virgin Casino Sharepot – How it works
All of your play during the four day promotion period counts equally towards earning Sharepot tickets. The minimum amount you need to wager is just $50 on any one calendar day during the promotion.
This will entitle you to one Sharepot ticket. That ticket guarantees you a share of the Sharepot. But of course, it will be a very small share since other players will be wagering considerably more.
- Each $50 that you wager on any game on any given day counts towards one Sharepot ticket.
- Up to a maximum of five tickets per day (If the total amount wagered that day equals $250 or more)
Therefore, the maximum number of tickets possible for any one player is 20. You would earn the 20 tickets by playing every day of the promotion and wagering $250 daily.
If you can earn 20 tickets, great. We can’t tell you what exactly your share will be. That will depend both on how many other players also have 20 tickets and how many tickets there are altogether.
But this much is certain. No player will get a bigger share of the Sharepot than you.
On the other hand, if you can’t afford to or don’t have time to do that much wagering, don’t worry. Play as you normally do.
As long as you earn at least one ticket, you will get a piece of the Sharepot.
Bonus Money Wagering Requirements
If you have played at Virgin Casino, or sister casino TropicanaCasino.com, for a while, you are probably already familiar with their terms and conditions regarding Bonus Money. They are the same for the Valentine’s Sharepot Bonus Money, and possibly any other NJ online casino bonus codes you might have received from these casinos.
Any Bonus Money you receive this promotion is subject to a wagering requirement of 1x the bonus. Any game is fine.
You also have up to 30 days. However, you will probably prefer to complete a minimal amount of wagering a lot sooner.
Once you complete the necessary wagering, only the winnings, if any, become withdrawable, not the Bonus Money itself. All bonuses at VirginCasino.com and TropicanaCasino.com, including this one, are sticky.
This means that you cannot withdraw the bonus at any time. Also, even though you would probably want to bet the bonus again if you win, you can’t.
As soon as you complete your 1x wager, the casino takes the bonus back and you never see it again.
Is this Virgin NJ Online Casino bonus worth your time?
Like most promotions you’ll find on New Jersey gambling websites, the Virgin Casino Valentine’s Day Sharepot has some features that are great and others that aren’t. We will present both as they relate to this promotion so you can decide for yourself if it’s for you.
The best features of this Virgin Online Casino promotion
If the Valentine’s Day Sharepot had no compensatory great features, I wouldn’t even be writing this article because I would dismiss the offer as a waste of time. Fortunately, that is not the case.
Here are the reasons why.
- Easy to enter
- This is a promotion that any player should be able to afford. For starters, no deposit is required.
- As long as you can at least meet the very reasonable initial requirement of at least $50 in wagers on one day, you will share in the Sharepot. You can also choose any game you like.
- High rollers can’t hog all the prizes
- Virgin Casino has set a very reasonable cap of just five entries per day per person based on $250 in wagers. This rule allows all players to get their fair share of the prize money.
- Everybody wins
- In the Virgin Casino Valentine’s Day Sharepot, no one walks away empty handed. Everyone with at least one ticket is guaranteed to win a prize.
- Free shot to win more with the bonus
- The only time you have to risk any of your own money during this entire promotion is in your play to earn Sharepot tickets.
- You will be making your required wager of 1x the bonus with the casino’s money.
- Even if you lose, it is no big deal. Your account balance will be exactly what it was before you got the bonus.
What could be better about the Virgin Casino Valentine bonus
Typically, when an online casino awards bonuses to existing players, the wagering requirements are higher (sometimes much higher) than 1x the bonus, but once cleared, both the bonus and any resulting winnings are withdrawable. However, the bonuses at VirginCasino.com (and TropicanaCasino.com) work differently.
Regardless of what the format of the promotion is (Sharepot, drawing, deposit match, or playback bonus), as soon as you wager the bonus once, the casino takes it back.
Furthermore, because you can only bet the bonus once, even if you win, you are limited to the profits from that one-time wager.
You can’t bet the bonus again and maybe get a nice winning streak going.
Therefore, if you win at all, the amount can’t possibly be as much as with a traditional bonus. That’s why a non-cashable bonus such as this one needs to be larger than a traditional bonus to have any realistic chance for a meaningful size win.
You have a much better chance to score a big win during the promotion period while you are earning Sharepot tickets than in wagering your probably small non-redeemable bonus 1x.
The bonus amount is a mystery
Mystery bonuses are always fun, but they are more fun when the casino at least tells you what the top prize is and it’s a big one. Here the casino can’t tell you because it is as clueless as you.
What you do know, however, is that the top prize won’t just go to one person, but to everyone with the maximum number of Sharepot tickets. And that will be a lot of people.
Since there will also be plenty of players with fewer tickets, no one is left out, but it would be unrealistic for those players to hope for any more than a small bonus.
If you participated in any Sharepots that Virgin Casino offered previously, let the amount you wagered and subsequently received as bonus money serves as a working guide as to the kind of results to expect this time.
If you were disappointed in the size of your bonus, unless you step up your wagering, you will probably be disappointed again.
How Virgin Casino will determine your bonus
Although Virgin Casino is calling this promotion a Valentine’s Day Sharepot, your bonus won’t be paid out until a couple of days after Valentine’s Day. On Friday, February 15, the day after the promotion ends, before Virgin Casino can pay all of the players their bonuses, the casino first needs to do the following:
- Determine the total number of tickets for each player separately.
- Compute the total number of tickets for all players combined.
- Determine each player’s percentage of the Sharepot by dividing each player’s total number of tickets by the grand total for all players.
- Multiply each player’s percentage of the Sharepot by $10,000 (the amount of Bonus Money in the Sharepot).
For example, if you have 15 Sharepot Tickets and all of the participants combined have 6,000 tickets, your percentage of the total is .25%.
When you multiply that percentage by $10,000, you get $25. That’s the size of your bonus.
When will you receive your Bonus Money?
Because of all the calculations that go into figuring out each player’s bonus, you can expect to receive the bonus within 24 hours of Friday, February 15. However, in the event of technical difficulties, it could take up to 3 business days.
The bottom line
As long as you go into this Virgin Online Casino promotion with realistic expectations, I can’t think of any good reason not to take advantage of it.
Virgin Casino is one of NJ’s best mobile apps because they offer promotions that “share the love” by giving every player an easy opportunity to get a guaranteed bonus.
It’s a new year and, according to Virgin Online Casino, that’s reason enough to “treat yo-self.”
As is often the case, January is a time to reinvent yourself, start new ventures and generally add value to your life. With this in mind, Virgin Casino’s New Year’s resolution is simple: To help you.
“At Virgin Casino, we’re all about you. We want you to win, and we want to elevate your fun however we can. Cue our Resolutions — a series of promotions throughout the month of January to welcome in 2019. Our main resolution is to help you achieve your resolutions — so here’s what we’ve got …”
Pamper yourself with a $200 Macy’s gift card
To this end, you can get your hands on one of five Macy’s gift cards worth $200 each this week.
Available through a random prize draw, this giveaway is open to anyone who can wager $50 in a single day before 11:59 pm EST on Jan. 21. Unsurprisingly, you have to spend the $50 inside Virgin Casino.
However, the way in which you choose to spend it is up to you. If you’re a fan of slots, take a spin on the likes of Candy Bars and Blood Suckers II. If table games are your thing, there’s blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more to keep you busy.
Finally, for bingo bods, you can enjoy a selection of 90 ball games throughout the day. Put simply, there are hundreds of ways to meet the $50 wagering target inside Virgin Casino.
What’s great about this giveaway is that you can earn multiple tickets each day. Depending on how active you are and the size of your bankroll, it’s possible to collect a maximum of five tickets per day. Of course, you have to surpass the $50 target each time you want a new ticket.
So, if you’re shooting for the daily limit, you’ll need to stake $250 to get all five tickets.
It’s all about the amount you stake at Virgin
Fortunately, as we always say, wagering $50 isn’t the same as losing $50. In fact, if it were, we wouldn’t recommend this promotion because the risk wouldn’t be worth the reward.
In practice, wagering simply means the sum of all your bets. Your wins and losses don’t count against your total.
For example, with a bankroll of $100, you could stake 20 cents per spin on Candy Bars and play for 20 minutes. Within that time, you roll through 300 spins, meaning you’ve spent $60.
At the end of the 20-minute session, a few winning combinations have allowed you to scoop a $15 profit. Based on the size of your bet and the number of spins you made, you’ll have bet $60, won $75 ($60 + $15) and walked away with $115 (starting stake + your profit). Aside from being a nice return on your investment, the above scenario would earn you a prize draw ticket.
Why? Well, even though you made a profit, you still surpassed the $50 wagering target. So there isn’t a penalty for winning when it comes to wagering requirements. Conversely, you don’t get extra credit for losing money.
Overall, you only need to focus on how much you’ve spent on a game, irrespective of your profits/losses.
Another thing to note from the above scenario is that slots are the best way to earn tickets. Although slot bets aren’t valued any differently to those placed on table games, video poker or bingo, you can stake more per hour.
Don’t get us wrong; all games at NJ gambling websites are fast. In fact, video poker isn’t too far away from slots concerning speed. However, if you want the most bang for your buck in the shortest time possible, spinning is the way to go.
Play, win and wait for your gift card to arrive
Away from the nuances of this offer, the final selling point is the lack of post-win wagering requirements. As Virgin Casino NJ has done for the last few months, the prizes you win are yours to keep without any strings attached.
Because you’ll win a Macy’s gift card and not bonus cash, there’s no reason for the terms and conditions to say, “You must wager XX before you can release your reward.”
Therefore, if you’re one of the five players plucked from the proverbial hat, all you have to do is sit back and wait for the $200 gift card to arrive in the mail.
Other than that, there’s not much else you need to know. As long as you can wager at least $50 in a single day before 11:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 21, you’ll be in with a chance to “treat yo-self” for the new year.
Online casino promotions can come and go, but some things remain a constant.
Thanks to NJ gambling websites, we put together a selection of deals that will never grow old.
Designed for those who have yet to sample the wonders of a particular online casino, exclusive deposit bonuses allow new players to reap more rewards.
To see what we are talking about, we’ve compiled a rundown of the best NJ online casino bonus codes of 2019.
Caesars Casino: All hail the deposit bonus king
With 480+ games to choose from, Caesars Casino is already a great place to play. However, to make playtime even sweeter, we’ve got the following freebies for you.
First off, when you sign up using bonus code PLAYFREE25, you’ll receive a $25 no-deposit bonus. These funds are playable on any real-money game during your first seven days at Caesars.
Anything you win from your no-deposit bonus is yours to keep once you meet the playthrough requirement. To do that, you can wager 1x on slots, 2x on video poker or 5x on other games.
Beyond the $25 freebie, you’ll receive a 100 percent deposit-match bonus worth up to $300 when you credit your account for the first time.
As with the above reward, you’ll need to meet the wagering requirement before you can withdraw the free funds and any associated winnings. In this instance, you’ll have seven days to wager your deposit plus bonus amount 5x on slots, 10x on video poker or 25x on any other games.
SugarHouse Casino: A sweet offer for novices
On initial inspection, the welcome bonus at SugarHouse online casino may not look as sweet Caesars’. However, this offer has hidden depths novices will love.
When you input the promo code PLAYNJ, you’ll activate an exclusive welcome reward.
Once live, this bonus will apply a 100 percent multiplier to your first deposit up to $250. For example, if you credited your account with $100, you’d receive an extra $100 in bonus cash.
Now, as you can see, the maximum payout at SugarHouse is lower than what you can get at Caesars Casino. However, this deal comes into its own when you consider the playthrough.
At just 1x, these conditions are perfect for casuals and low-stakes players. What’s more, you’ll have 14 days to meet this target by playing slots or video poker.
Even though table games are not part of the list, these extremely fair conditions are the reason this is a real treat for newbies.
Golden Nugget Casino: One for the high rollers
For the ultimate welcome bonus for high rollers, head to Golden Nugget.
Of course, this isn’t to say you can’t get some added value if you play for modest stakes. However, this offer gives nosebleed grinders more bang for their buck. Regarding specifics, you’ll receive $20 free once you create your first account using the bonus code PLAY20.
From there, you’ll get a 100 percent deposit bonus worth up to $1,500. That’s right; you’ll be able to bank a four-figure sum if you’ve got the necessary funds.
Naturally, being a big bonus, you’ll need to deposit at least $30 to activate it. What’s more, you’ll have to wager your bonus and deposit amount 10x.
Fortunately, you’ve got 30 days to meet that playthrough requirement and slots have a 100 percent weighting contribution. So, if you’re a high-volume player, this is undoubtedly a welcome reward worth claiming.
Virgin Casino: The no-lose newbie offer
For a first deposit bonus with a difference, Virgin Casino is the place to play.
When you create an account and input the code 25BUCKS and receive $25 free before you make a deposit.
This cash will have a 1x playthrough target with a deadline of 30 days. One point to note is you can only withdraw your bonus winnings once you’ve met the playthrough and made a minimum deposit of $10.
After banking some free credits, the second part of this bonus should help offset bad luck. Instead of giving you XX amount of bonus cash based on the size of your deposit, Virgin Casino will write off any losses up to $100.
Valid for seven days, this offer applies to your net losses which, at Virgin Casino defines as your total bets minus your total wins. So, after seven days, if your total stake is more than your total win, you’ll have a net loss.
At this point, Virgin Casino will give you back up to $100 in funds that can be cashed out subject to a minimum withdrawal of $10.
Betfair Casino: The big one
Like Golden Nugget, Betfair Casino has angled its opening offer toward big money players.
Again, you don’t have to play for high stakes to get some extra credits. However, if you’ve got more to spend, this NJ online casino bonus is designed to give you maximum value.
Using the promo code PLAY30, you’ll receive a $30 no-deposit bonus that you can’t withdraw, but you can use to play real-money games for 60 days. Anything you win with your bonus can be withdrawn once you deposit at least $10.
By the time it comes to making a deposit, a credit match up to $2,500 will be yours. As you’d expect, you’ll need to work slightly harder to release these funds. In fact, the playthrough is the highest of all our top picks at 20x.
The good thing, however, is that you’ll have 90 days to hit your target. What’s more, all games count to varying degrees: slots are 100 percent weighting, roulette is 50 percent weighting and other games are 10 percent weighting.
888 Casino: The triple delight
The final welcome bonus you can bag in 2019 is 888 Casino’s three-part offer. While there’s no bonus code needed to get a freebie from 888 NJ online casino, signing up at 888 will get you an email containing instructions on how to collect your three payments.
The first payment is a $25 no-deposit bonus that consists of free play credits for casino games and poker. Beyond that, your first deposit of $10+ then is boosted by a 50 percent multiplier up to $1,000.
If that’s not enough, you’ll receive a second 50 percent deposit bonus worth up to $1,000. That’s a total of $2,025 in potential value when you join the gaming site that’s all about the eights.
To release any bonus funds and winnings, you’ll have to wager 30x each bonus amount within 60 days. As ever, slots have a 100 percent weighting, while roulette and blackjack are set at 20 percent and 10 percent, respectively.
As you can see, there’s plenty of added value out there for newbies. Regardless of the other promotions taking place throughout 2019, you can always rely on these bonuses to give you a little bit extra when you try out NJ gambling websites’ top-rated sites for the first time.