‘Tis the Season for Online Casino Giveaways


As all of you who have been logging into this site regularly already know, ’tis the season for online casino giveaways. It’s the time of year when the NJ online casinos go all out with even more bonus offers than usual to show their loyal customers they are appreciated.

Since there can’t ever be too much of a good thing, in addition to the various offers I have already mentioned that you can partake of this weekend, here are a few more.

‘Tis the Season for Bonuses at BorgataCasino.com

As if “24 Days of Holidays” with a new chance to win Bonus Dollars every day isn’t enough, BorgataCasino.com has another offer for you. This one is for tomorrow, December 10 only.

Deposit $100 and get $25 Bonus Dollars.

Here’s what you need to do to get this bonus.

  • Log into your BorgataCasino.com account on Sunday, December 10.
  • Go to the Cashier tab and make a single deposit of at least $100 using the bonus code GET25.

Your 25% bonus of $25 will be credited to your account immediately. But before you will be to withdraw either the bonus, your $100 deposit, or any associated winnings, you need to wager the bonus 15x ($375). Any game is okay and will count 100%. You will also earn full loyalty points as usual on all wagers, including those with the bonus money as well as your own.

Now comes the tough part. You only have until 11:59 p.m. the following day to complete the wagering. Otherwise, both the bonus and any winnings therefrom will be forfeited.

‘Tis the Season for a VirginCasino.com “Cold Snap” Playback Bonus

You will be eligible for this bonus if and only if you wager $50 or more on eligible slot games and your total play on those games during the period of December 8-10 results in a net loss. The casino will then return 15% of your net loss back to you up to $50 (on a loss of $334 or more) in the form of a Playback Bonus.

Eligible Games

Only your play on the following games will count towards determining your eligibility for a bonus.

  • Tiki Island
  • Tiki Tokens
  • Jin’s Jungle
  • Queen of Winter Wins
  • Secret of the Phoenix
  • Bubbly Wild
  • Fruit Shop, Christmas Edition
  • Flowers, Christmas Edition
  • Cool Jewel
  • Siberian Storm
  • Siberian Storm Dual Play
  • Elements
Playback Bonus Wagering Requirements

This Playback Bonus works the same way as other VirginCasino.com and TropicanaCasino.com bonuses. It is not cashable at any time, and its only value is that you can wager it once (on any game) and hope you win enough, if not to wipe out the entire loss, at least to cut significantly into it. You have up to 30 days to complete the wagering, which really seems unnecessary for a bonus that only amounts to $50 or less (which can be easily wagered once within 24 hours).

More importantly, because the bonus is likely to be small and you can only cash the winnings, not the bonus itself, in all probability it will have little impact on your bottom line. But at least, the casino is giving you a free opportunity to try to win some of your losses back, which is better than not having this opportunity. On the other hand, if your play during the promotional period results in a win, the casino has nothing extra for you.

Avoid the Similar Bonus Offer at TropicanaCasino.com

By the way, TropicanaCasino.com has a similar offer this weekend called the Eggnog Bonus, which I do not recommend. For this bonus you can play any game, but you need to play all three days–Friday, Saturday, and Sunday–to qualify for the maximum Playback Bonus of 15% up to $75. If you play two days, the Playback Bonus is only 10% up to $50. Or, if instead of chasing your losses, as this offer encourages you to do, you just play one day, you have to settle for a 5% Playback Bonus up to $20.

Unfortunately, I think it would take more than a few glasses of eggnog to be tipsy enough to think this is a good offer for anyone but the casino!


The Playback Bonus offer from Virgin isn’t great, but if you’re going to be playing on that site anyway this weekend, it’s worth noting just in case you don’t win.

‘Tis the Season for the GoldenNuggetCasino.com Wheel of Holiday Fortune

I’ve saved what may be the best promotion and also the most fun for last. It’s hard to say for sure if the Wheel of Holiday Fortune promotion that Golden Nugget Online Casino is offering through Christmas Day is a great deal since the online description lacks important details. But it certainly sounds good!

The promotion, which is open to all GoldenNuggetCasino.com players, started on Monday, December 4 and continues straight through Christmas Day. It’s not a one time offer either, but one you can keep accessing day after day, for a gift that keeps on giving! Here is what you need to do to participate.

  • Log into your GoldenNuggetCasino.com account each day of the promotion.
  • Spin the Wheel of Holiday Fortune to get that day’s special bonus code and offer.
  • Then go to Available Bonuses and enter the bonus code to claim the offer.

Note that during the three applicable weekends–December 8-10, December 15-17, and December 22-24–instead of daily offers, there is only one offer per weekend.

Also be sure to read the terms and conditions for each offer and make sure you understand them fully.

Some of this casino’s Wheel of Holiday Fortune offers will undoubtedly be better than others. But how can you say no to a free spin of the wheel every day? At least some of the daily treats the casino is doling out should be a Golden Nugget!

Stay Tuned to Learn About More Special Offers from NJ Online Casinos

That concludes my casino promotions write-up for this weekend. ‘Tis the season for your favorite online casinos to get extra creative (and hopefully, generous) with their special offers. So be sure to check this site again next week and all month long for other exciting end-of-year NJ online casino promotions.




Barbara Nathan is both a professional writer and casino, poker, and sports betting expert. Originally from NYC, she relocated to Absecon, NJ in 2013 just prior to the official launch of New Jersey regulated online casino and poker gambling. Besides keeping tabs on important developments in the industry from day 1, Barbara is very familiar with what each NJ online casino has to offer. Her comprehensive, unbiased reviews and promotion descriptions provide a valuable service to NJ online casino players. Barbara also enjoys volunteering in the Atlantic City community. She is a certified literacy tutor at the Atlantic City Public Library.

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