NetEnt and Tropicana Online Casino are back this week with another opportunity to win big money, and this article will tell you all about it. No deposit is necessary, and you get to play some of the best games in the house. So, if you’re a Tropicana Online Casino player, you will want to get started pronto. The Tropicana NetEnt Table Games $2K Bonus Play Giveaway is underway now!
What makes NetEnt table games superior?
Unless you are brand new to NJ gambling websites, NetEnt is a brand that should need little or no introduction. NetEnt specializes in making highly entertaining casino games that reflect the latest advances in cutting-edge online and mobile gaming technology.
But, of course, the same can be said about its leading competitors, whose games you can also find at NJ online casinos. So, clearly, there must be another reason why NJ online casino players in the know consistently choose NetEnt games as their No. 1 games of choice to play again and again.
Virtually every game that NetEnt offers has a published return to player (RTP) of 96 percent or better. If you’re a slot player, this is significantly higher than average, not only for Atlantic City casino slots but also for NJ online casino slots.
However, NetEnt also offers table games, and those are the games featured in this promotion. If you’re already a fan of NetEnt slots, you might become an even bigger fan of NetEnt table games. That’s because, with the sole exception of American Roulette, NetEnt table games have an even higher RTP.
In fact, two of the table games featured in the current promotion, NetEnt Blackjack Classic and NetEnt Single Deck Blackjack, have a house edge (the reciprocal of the RTP) of only 0.46%.
How to participate in the Tropicana NetEnt Table Games $2K Bonus Money Giveaway
Here on New Jersey Gambling Websites, we have periodically highlighted other NetEnt giveaways. Many of them were grand scale promotions in which players at many different online casinos, not just NJ online casinos, could participate. However, this giveaway is open exclusively to registered Tropicana Online Casino players.
You don’t necessarily have to reside in New Jersey to be eligible, but you must have access to the NJ website and be physically situated in New Jersey at the time of play. Unfortunately, residents of New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico are excluded.
Assuming you are eligible to participate and would like to give this promotion a go, you will need to act quickly. The period for earning entries into the Feb.1 drawing started on Monday, Jan. 25 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 31.
Here’s what you need to do to get started–the sooner the better.
- Log into your TropicanaCasino.com account each day of the promotion that you are able to play.
- Play any or all of the six permitted NetEnt table games.
Which NetEnt table games are included?
During the promotion period, you are free, as always, to play any online casino games you wish. However, only play on the following six NetEnt table games will count towards earning entries for next Monday’s drawing:
- Blackjack Classic
- Single Deck Blackjack for Mobile Only
- American Roulette
- European Roulette
- French Roulette
Which game(s) should you choose?
All six games count equally in earning entries for the upcoming drawing even though the house edge varies.
The two most favorable games by far are the two blackjack games. However, the very low house edge of 0.46% only applies if you know and play with the correct basic strategy.
Here are the important rules for each game that you will need to know.
Single Deck Blackjack: House Edge: 0.46%
Dealer hits soft 17.
- Doubling down on 10 and 11 only.
- No doubling down after splits
- No re-splitting of pairs
- One card to split Aces
- No surrender
Classic Blackjack: House Edge: 0.46%
- 4 decks
- Dealer stands on soft 17.
- Doubling down on any two cards
- Doubling down after splits (except split Aces)
- No re-splitting of pairs
- One card to split Aces
- No surrender
By the way, other things equal, one would expect the single deck blackjack game to be superior. However, a combination of several unfavorable rules, like the dealer hitting soft 17, doubling down only on 10 and 11, and no doubling down on split pairs offset the advantage that fewer decks would give you otherwise.
Even so, this single deck blackjack game is vastly superior to many other single deck blackjack games where blackjack only pays 6:5 instead of 3:2.
Either NetEnt blackjack game would be an equally good choice. Or, for added variety, play both games. But if you are new to the game or your skills are rusty, do yourself a favor and practice in demo mode first before you start playing for real money. You can also bring a basic strategy chart to the table and refer to it as needed
By the way, card counting will not work in these games, so don’t even attempt it.
If you would rather play roulette, there is no right or wrong way to play in terms of basic strategy. However, you’re strongly advised to confine your play to European or French Roulette. Do not play American Roulette at all.
European and French Roulette both have just a single zero on the wheel, whereas American Roulette has both a single zero and a double zero. The house edge for European or French Roulette is 2.3%, which is higher than that for the two blackjack games but still nowhere near as high as the American Roulette house edge. American Roulette has a house edge of 4.56%, which is greater than you’ll encounter on any NetEnt slot game.
Baccarat is the third NetEnt table game that you can play in this promotion. It does not have quite as low a house edge as blackjack, but it is not as high as roulette has either. NetEnt Baccarat has a theoretical RTP of 98.96%, which is a house edge of just 1.4%.
However, you should stick to the standard bets on banker or player and refrain from betting on a tie, which carries a much higher house edge.
How to earn entries for the upcoming drawing
As mentioned, only play on the six allowed NetEnt table games will count towards earning entries into next Monday’s random drawing. For every $50 that you wager on a permitted game on any given qualifying day, you will earn one drawing entry, up to a maximum of five entries per day if you wager $250 or more on included games.
In other words, if you started playing on day 1 (Mon., Jan. 25) and also play every other day of the promotion, and wager $250 on eligible games each of the seven days, you will earn 35 entries. This is the maximum number of entries possible for any player. However, even if you don’t start playing until the third day (Wed., Jan. 27), you can still earn up to 25 entries.
Here’s another important point to remember. Each day you play, if you bet less than $250, make sure your play amounts to at least $50 and, if possible, an exact multiple of $50. You won’t be able to carry any uncounted play from one day over the next day.
What if you can’t afford to play every day or bet the maximum? Can you still win a prize?
Absolutely! Don’t worry about how much other players are betting and simply do the best you can but within the limits of what you can afford, and enjoy this promotion for what it is. Even if you don’t win a prize in the drawing, this is an opportunity to play some of the best games in the house, so you can certainly win just by playing.
Moreover, 70 prizes are being given away. With that many prizes, the luck of the draw will be a big factor regardless of the number of entries you have.
Also, as with all Tropicana Online Casino drawings, all prizes are in the form of non-redeemable bonus money. You can keep your winnings after being allowed to wager the bonus just once but not the bonus money itself. So, the likelihood of catching a windfall solely from your prize is extremely remote. That is all the more reason not to go overboard in your play to earn entries for this drawing.
What can you win in the current Tropicana NetEnt Table Games Giveaway?
On Mon., Feb. 1, Tropicana Online Casino will hold a random drawing among all eligible entries to determine the 70 prizewinners.
The prizes will be distributed as follows:
- 20 players: $50 bonus money
- 50 players: $20 bonus money
No player can win more than one prize. If your name is picked, you can expect the bonus money to be credited to your account within 24 hours of the drawing. However, allow for up to three business days in case of technical difficulties.
Wagering requirements for the bonus money
The bonus money prizes in this Tropicana Online Casino giveaway work exactly like any other bonus awarded to existing players at this casino or its sister site Virgin Online Casino.
The prize comes with a very modest wagering requirement of 1x the bonus. You can clear the bonus with any game you wish and take up to 30 days to do so. As soon as you do, you are free to withdraw any resulting winnings but, unfortunately, not the bonus money itself. As soon as you wager it once, even if you win, the casino removes the sticky bonus from your account permanently, and you never see it again.
The bottom line
Given this promotion’s shortcomings, and there are several, you might be wondering whether the Tropicana NetEnt Table Games $2K Bonus Money Giveaway is worth your time.
The fact that there’s a $2K prize pool with 70 winners sounds great, but in reality, it isn’t so great considering the very large number of likely participants. In addition, on top of not letting the winners keep their bonus money prize, just the winnings, if any, from betting it, the bonus can only bet once. So, the likelihood of turning $20 or even $50 bonus money into something substantial isn’t very good.
On the other hand, this is a promotion that any player can afford. You can adjust the amount of play to fit your time and budget. As long as you can manage at least $50 in wagers on at least one day of the promotion, you will be in the drawing with a chance to win a prize.
Another great feature is that Tropicana has placed a very reasonable cap on the maximum number of entries per play. You don’t have to worry about the biggest players hogging so many entries for themselves that no one else has a chance.
Lastly, because you’re clearing the bonus with the casino’s money and not your own, it’s a no-risk bonus. You can’t possibly lose any of your own money.
Therefore, the bottom line is that this promotion is worth your time. But its biggest value is not so much the chance to win $20 or $50 bonus money but to play some outstanding NetEnt table games that you might not have known about otherwise.