It’s hard to find any single online casino promotion that will please all players.
Unlike most of their competitors, where you’re lucky if, on any given day, one promotion is being offered, Tropicana and Virgin NJ online casinos invariably provide a choice of different special offers daily. This plethora of promotions includes deposit match bonuses, prize drawings, and playback bonuses. The sister sites even have “Sharepots,” where everyone gets a piece of the pie, which naturally draws customers to the sites.
Not only is it very hard for those already signed up to stay away, but newcomers are just as eager to join the fun.
In fact, one of the most popular offers at both casinos, which you can keep accessing again and again because it never expires, is to Refer a Friend. For each new friend you successfully refer who signs up with the site and plays, you receive a $50 bonus. How cool is that?
Quantity at the expense of quality?
Not all of the Tropicana and Virgin NJ gambling site promos are great. But surely, with so many different special promotions to choose from, you will find something to your liking.
So, with that in mind, let’s take a brief look at some of this week’s promos at Tropicana and Virgin NJ online casinos that you can access right now.
What’s going on at Tropicana NJ
This week Tropicana is offering no less than three special promotions. The following is a description of each.
This NJ online casino promo started on Monday, Feb. 26 and continues through Thursday, March 1 only. So anyone hoping to take advantage of the offer before it expires will indeed experience a “real rush.”
Like many other Tropicana (and Virgin) bonus promos, the Reel Rush bonus is a Playback Bonus. Since the only way to qualify is to lose, what you are really hoping for is a “real rush” from winning, not the small bonus that the casino is dangling as a consolation prize if you don’t win.
However, it is nice to know that just in case luck doesn’t go your way, you will get a small portion of your loss back to re-wager.
How to participate in the Reel Rush promo
In order to participate, simply wager $50 or more on any of the following games anytime during the promotion period.
- Tiki Island
- Tiki Island Mini
- Tiki Totems
- Queen of Winter Wins
- Bubbly Wild
- Jin’s Jungle
- Sapphire Sorceress
- Queen of the Tree Folk
- Secret of the Phoenix
If you want to play any other games during the promotion period, you can, but they will not count in determining your eligibility for a bonus.
If and only if your total play on eligible games results in a net loss, your account will be credited with a Playback Bonus amounting to 15 percent of your net loss up to $50. Most likely the bonus will be in players’ accounts within 24 hours, but it could take up to three business days if there are technical difficulties.
In order to receive the maximum bonus of $50, a player will need to show a total net loss of $334 or greater. The minimum bonus is $1 based on a loss of $6.67. So if you lose less than $6.67 or win, you will not get a bonus.
Reel Rush bonus wagering requirements
Like all other bonuses awarded to existing TropicanaCasino.com (and VirginCasino.com) players, this one comes with a 1x bonus wagering requirement. You may play any game you wish and have up to 30 days to do so.
As soon as this minimal wagering requirement has been met, you are free to withdraw any resulting winnings, but unfortunately, not the bonus itself. Like all other bonuses at this casino, it is a “sticky” bonus that you get to wager once and that’s the last time you see it.[i15-table tableid=4301]
Technology is advancing at such a fast pace. It seems that almost as soon as the latest electronic device that is all the rage comes out, there’s an even newer one.
So even Tropicana NJ, with all its frequently recurring state-of-the-art electronic equipment giveaways, can’t keep up with everything. But you have to hand it to them for trying. In this prize drawing, five lucky players will win a Bose SoundLink speaker, valued at $200 each. But wait — that’s not all: 89 other players will win bonus money.
How to earn entries in the Tropicana NJ prize draw
This promotion, like all others at Tropicana NJ, is open to registered account holders only with access to the casino’s NJ gambling website. However, residents of New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico are excluded.
Assuming you are eligible, if you would like to earn entries for this drawing, you have all this week through Sunday, March 4 to do so. No deposit is required.
All you have to do is play your favorite Tropicana online games as usual. For every $50 wagered (on any game), you will earn one entry into the drawing, up to a maximum of five entries per day if your wagers for the day total $250 or more. Then, on Monday, March 5, the casino will hold a random drawing to determine all of the winners.
The following table shows how the prizes will be distributed:
|# of Prizes||Prize|
|5||Bose SoundLink, valued at $200|
|4||$250 bonus money|
|5||$200 bonus money|
|10||$100 bonus money|
|20||$50 bonus money|
|50||$20 bonus money|
How to claim your prize
All winners will be notified within 24 hours of the drawing (or three business days in the event of technical difficulties) and will then have 14 calendar days thereafter to claim their prize.
All prizes are non-exchangeable and non-transferable. All bonus money awarded in this promotion works the same way and is subject to the same terms and conditions as the Reel Rush bonus and all other TropicanaCasino.com bonuses.
This promotion starts Friday, March 2 and continues all weekend long through Sunday, March 4.
Make a net deposit of $20 or more anytime during the promotion period and wager it once. Note that unlike most deposit match bonuses, in determining the amount of your bonus, all of your deposits over the weekend count. So if you prefer to make multiple deposits, no problem. The bonus will be based on the total amount deposited minus the total amount withdrawn, if any, over the weekend.
On Monday, March 5, you will receive a 15 percent net deposit match bonus up to $50, which also must be wagered 1x. Upon completion of this wagering requirement within the next 30 days, you will have access to any resulting winnings. However, the bonus itself will not be available for withdrawal.
What’s happening at Virgin NJ online casino
Cherry Blossom Giveaway
VirginCasino.com getaway prizes are spectacular, and the one currently being offered based on this weekend’s play is no exception. One lucky player will win the Cherry Blossom Giveaway, a weekend getaway to Washington, D.C., to see the spring cherry blossoms.
For your chance to win, simply play your favorite Virgin NJ online casino games, as usual. This promotion, which began Monday, Feb. 26 and continues through Sunday, March 4, is open to Virgin NJ registered players only and requires access to the NJ online games. However, residents of New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico are excluded.
Assuming you are eligible, for every $50 wagered on any given day during this promo, you will earn one entry into the drawing up to a maximum of five entries per day if you wager $250 or more.
Determining the winner
On Monday, March 5, the casino will hold a random drawing to determine the winner. He or she will be notified via email within three business days and be given instructions at that time on how to claim the prize. The time limit for claiming the prize is 14 calendar days after notification.
The prize is non-exchangeable and non-transferable and does not include incidentals, taxes, and gratuities.[i15-table tableid=4306]
So, are these NJ gambling website promos good offers?
Now that you have read about the various promotions that Tropicana and Virgin online casinos are offering this week, an obvious question that comes to mind is, “Are they worth your time?”
The getaway prize that Virgin online casino is offering sounds great, but this promotion would be a lot better with lesser prizes for other players, too, as in the Tropicana drawing. The main limitation of the Tropicana bonus money prizes is that only the winnings from the bonus are withdrawable, not the bonus itself.
Since the bonus can only be wagered once, if the bonus amount is very small, the likelihood of winning anything substantial as a result of betting it is also very small. However, some of the bonus money prizes being given away in the drawing may be large enough for some lucky players to realize a nice win.
Perhaps the best feature that all of these promos at NJ online casinos have in common is that virtually any player can participate and have a fair chance to win. One certainly doesn’t need to be a high roller. Also, since you only have to bet the bonus once, think of the bonus as getting a free ride with the casino’s money to try to win. You can’t possibly lose any more of your own money.
I do not recommend stepping up your play beyond your comfort level simply to earn more drawing entries or qualify for a bigger bonus. However, if you choose to play at Tropicana or Virgin NJ anyway this week, the special promos described here give you extra incentive.