Win Up To $30K In The Golden Nugget February Race!

Updated on June 27, 2024
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Whether or not you entered the January 2021 Race or any of last year’s races at Golden Nugget Online Casino, anyone who’s registered with the Golden Nugget NJ gambling website is invited to participate in the Golden Nugget February Race.

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Each month’s race, although it also counts as a leg in the yearlong race, is a separate competition of its own. So hold on tight. The Golden Nugget February Race with a total prize pool of $250,000 and a top prize of $30,000 just got underway last week.

How to participate in the Golden Nugget February Race

If you would like to participate in the Golden Nugget February Race but haven’t yet opted-in, it’s not too late. But keep in mind that every day counts and February is a short month. Many players have been racking up points since day 1, so if you hope to catch up, time is of the essence. Here’s what you need to do ASAP to get started:

  • Log into your account.
  • Go to Available Bonuses and opt into the February Race.
  • Make a single deposit of at least $20.
  • Start playing!

Climb the leaderboard by earning as many points as possible

The minimum number of points required to be eligible for a prize this month or any month is only 50. But in practice, you will need to earn many times 50 points to have a realistic shot of finishing high enough on the leaderboard to make the cut.

As of today, Feb. 8, the player at the top of the leaderboard already has over 86,000 points while the player in 1,000th place has 327.  Also keep in mind that finishing in 500th to 1,000th place is hardly worth the effort, except for bragging rights, since your prize is a measly $10 bonus. However, the prizes for the top 100 players are huge.

So, how do you accumulate the thousands of points you will need to win a decent prize? It’s simple. Keep making deposits and keep playing!

All online casino games count, as do sports bets, towards earning leaderboard points in both the February race and yearlong race. However, slots count 5x as much as other games, and the fastest way of all to rack up points is with deposits. Each deposit needs to be at least $50 or, if possible, at least $100. The following table shows the exact number of points you will earn for each qualifying activity.

What can you win in the Golden Nugget February Race?

The monthly races used to require waiting until the entire month was over for the awarding of any prizes. But starting in 2021, every month, participants get two opportunities to win.

The first comes in the middle of the month when the top 2,000 players on the leaderboard each receive 50 free spins.  The second comes at the end of the month in the form of bonus money

50 Free Spins

The exact day when Golden Nugget awards the free spins varies from month to month. For February, it is February 17.

The free spins must be taken on designated eligible games. It’s entirely up to you whether to take them the same day they’re awarded or wait until later in the month. However, before you start, you must claim the offer from Available Bonuses. You then have up to seven days thereafter to complete the free spins.

All winnings from the free spins will be credited to your account as bonus money that you will have up to another seven days to clear with the casino games of your choice. Depending on which type of game you choose, the additional wagering requirements are as follows:

  • Most slots: 1x bonus
  • Video poker, blackjack, roulette, and other table games: 4x bonus
  • Excluded slots (see the Golden Nugget website for the complete list): 5x bonus

End of month bonus money prizes to the top 1,000 players

Regardless of whether or not you qualify for the mid-month prize of 50 free spins, you are potentially eligible for a bonus money prize at the end of the month. Where you stand on the leaderboard at the conclusion of the last day of February will be the sole determinant of what prize, if any, you will be entitled to then.

Both the total prize pool of $250,000 and the manner in which it will be allocated to the top 1,000 players are the same for February as for January. Therefore, the following table showing how this month’s prizes will be distributed is identical to the table for the January prizes. But we repeat it again here for your convenience.

1st place $30,000 free play bonus
2nd place $25,000 free play bonus
3rd place $20,000 free play bonus
4th place $15,000 free play bonus
5th place $10,000 free play bonus
6th place $9,000 free play bonus
7th place $8,000 free play bonus
8th place $7,000 free play bonus
9th place $6,000 free play bonus
10th place $5,000 free play bonus
11th -15th place $3,000 free play bonus
16th-20th place $2,500 free play bonus
21st – 25th place $2,000 free play bonus
26th – 50th place $1,000 free play bonus
51st – 75th place $750 free play bonus
76th – 100th place $500 free play bonus
101st -125th place $250 free play bonus
126th-150th place $100 free play bonus
151st-200th place $50 free play bonus
201st-250th place $25 free play bonus
251st-500th place $15 free play bonus
501st-1,000th place $10 free play bonus

Additional wagering requirements for all bonus money prizes

Golden Nugget will tabulate all of the prizes and notify the winners by 5 p.m. on Wed., March 3.

However, none of the foregoing prizes are in the form of immediately withdrawable cash. Instead, they come in the form of bonus money credited to your account.

Accordingly, all bonus money prizes won in the Golden Nugget February race or any other race this NJ online casino holds are subject to additional wagering requirements. Players have up to seven days to complete this wagering before they will be permitted to withdraw either the bonus itself or any additional associated winnings.

Unlike the bonus money won from the free spins awarded in the middle of the month, you can choose to clear your bonus with either casino play or sports bets. However, you cannot combine the two.

Casino bonus

If you choose the Casino bonus, you can pick any casino game you like. However, depending on which type of game you choose, the wagering requirements will vary as follows:

  • Most slots: 1x bonus
  • Video poker, blackjack, roulette, and other table games: 4x bonus
  • Excluded slots (see the Golden Nugget website for the complete list): 5x bonus

Sports bonus

Alternatively, you can select the Sports bonus with a wagering requirement of just 1x the bonus.

Your best bet

Obviously, your best bet would be to clear the bonus with either slots that count 100 percent or with sports bets

Either way, you only have to play the bonus 1x (with the casino’s money). However, if you decide to play slots, to maximize your chances of winning, you should limit your play to games with a return to player (RTP) of 96 percent or higher.

2021 Golden Nugget 5 Million Dollar Race

Lastly, keep in mind that all of the points you earn in the Golden Nugget February Race also count towards your grand total in the yearlong Golden Nugget 5 Million Dollar Race. That race has its own separate leaderboard, and it’s a golden opportunity for the best of the best to compete against each other for a chance at a spectacular prize. Only the top 50 players for the entire year will receive prizes.

The 2021 Golden Nugget 5 Million Dollar Race is the biggest race this NJ gambling website has ever held. You can learn all about it in my Jan. 12 article “Kick Off 2021 With The Brand New Golden Nugget 5 Million Dollar Race,” which you can read here.

Do you have what it takes to finish in the money in the Golden Nugget February Race and yearlong Million Dollar Race?

There is no doubt that many of the prizes in the monthly races and all of the prizes in the 5 Million Dollar Race are extremely impressive. But unless you make daily or near-daily deposits of $100 or more and play every day or nearly every day at a very high level, your chances of finishing high on the leaderboard are slim to none

In other words, if you’re a small to mid-range player, these races are probably out of reach for your budget and playing style. You would be far better off watching from the sidelines and participating instead in other less demanding Golden Nugget Online Casino promotions.

Keep in mind, too, that even though the top 1,000 players on the February leaderboard will all win prizes, unless you finish in the top 200, the amount of bonus money you win will be $25 at the most or possibly as little as $10. That’s a very small return indeed for the thousands of dollars you will need to wager to qualify for the prize.

Under no circumstances, should you bet more than you can comfortably afford to try to win a prize.

On the other hand, if you have the bankroll and determination to keep racing to the finish, go ahead and go for the gold. Golden Nugget updates both the monthly and yearlong leaderboards daily, so you can check where you stand as often as you like.

In the February race alone, you could win up to $30K. And with 10 more monthly races to go followed by the biggest prizes of all at the end of the year, the sky is the limit.








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