Holiday Celebration at players have plenty to smile about this time of year. That’s because December is Holiday Celebration Month!

 Every week in December the casino is holding a random drawing where 33 lucky players will each win from $50 to $250 in bonus money play! All together, Pala Online Casino will be giving away a whopping $10,000 in prizes, and every week you get a new opportunity to try to grab a piece of piece of the pie!

How to Earn Entries into the Weekly Holiday Celebration Drawings

Participating in this promotion and earning entries is easy. Here’s what you need to do, on as many separate days as you can, ideally every day.

  • Log into your account.
  • Deposit $50 using the code HOLIDAY17 and wager it 1x.

Each day in any given week that you deposit and wager $50, you earn one entry into that week’s drawing, up to a maximum of seven entries if you deposit and wager $50 every day of the week.

Additional Details

Note that while you are certainly free to deposit and wager more than $50, it is unnecessary and will give you no advantage in earning entries for the drawing. Each person can only earn one drawing entry per day.

Day 1 of each week is Monday and Day 7 is Sunday. Week 1 of this great Holiday Celebration Giveaway ran from 12/4 through 12/10, so today, Monday, 12/11 is the start of Week 2. Here are the dates you can earn entries for each of the remaining three weeks of this promotion:

Week 2: 12/11-12/17

Week 3: 12/18-12/24

Week 4: 12/25-12/31

What You Can Win

Here is the way the prizes will be distributed each week:


1st Prize: (2) Two Winners get $250 Casino Bonuses
2nd Prize: (5) Five Winners get $100 Casino Bonuses
3rd Prize: (8) Eight Winners get $75 Casino Bonuses
4th Prize: (18) Eighteen Winners $50 Casino Bonuses

Prize drawings will be conducted within 72 hours of each week’s last eligible day to earn earn entries. All winners will have the bonus funds posted to their account within 72 hours of the drawing. The winners’ names will also be posted on the website.

Holiday Celebration Bonus Wagering Requirements

 All bonuses won in this promotion come with the following wagering requirements:

  • Slots: 10x bonus
  • All Other Games (except craps, which don’t count): 50x bonus

Players have up to 30 days to complete the wagering. Once the wagering requirements have been met, both the bonus and any resulting winnings will be available for withdrawal.

Why the Holiday Celebration Promotion is Reason to Celebrate

This is the time of year when all of the NJ online casinos seem to be in a giving mood, so for a particular offer to stand out in such a crowded field it has to be exceptional. The Holiday Celebration Promotion earns that distinction. Here are the reasons why.

Many Chances to Win

This is not a one-shot deal, like many of the other special offers this month. Each week in December, there is another drawing and another chance to win. Furthermore, instead of Santa closing up shop in mid-December, players can earn entries for the next  prize drawing all month long right up to December 31! All together, over the course of the month, 132 prizes will be given away totaling $10,000! On any given week, you can only win one prize, but if you’re really lucky, you can win one week and win again another week!

Not a Skimpy Prize in the Bunch

While even a tiny bonus is better than no bonus, let’s be real. What are your chance of winning anything worth mentioning with a $5 or $10 bonus?  Finally, we get a drawing (actually four drawings) where the smallest prize is $50 bonus dollars. With prizes starting at $50, followed by $75, $100, and $250, there’s not a skimpy one in the bunch.

A Promotion Any Player Can Afford

Even though all of the prizes are clearly worth playing for, the casino is keeping this promotion accessible to any player who wishes to participate. All it takes is one $50 deposit and a wager of the same and you earn yourself an entry into that week’s drawing. Even if you play every day, the total comes to a mere $350 for a whole week, which is also reasonable. In fact, by capping the amount of entries anyone can earn per week at 7, Pala Casino is keeping this from being a promotion where high rollers, who can afford to bet thousands, from racking up a ridiculous number of entries. Instead, everyone has a fair chance to win.

Reasonable Wagering Requirements

Lastly, the wagering requirements, at least for slots, are very reasonable. It’s true that other games only contribute 20% instead of 100%, which means, for example, if you wish to clear the bonus with blackjack, instead of having to wager the bonus 10x, you have to wager it 50x. However, a viable alternative for those who prefer not to rely on slots exclusively  is to clear the bonus partly with a game such as blackjack or video poker and partly with slots. That way you still get the benefit of playing a game with a lower house edge but the wagering requirements becomes more affordable.

In any case, the casino is giving you a whole month to complete the necessary wagering. So you have plenty of time to spread out your play. Most online casino bonuses have to be cleared in a much more limited amount of time, sometimes as little as 24 hours. This puts a real strain on smaller players, who find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. Either they bet way beyond their means or at least what they are accustomed to betting or they forfeit the bonus and any winnings that come with it.

By contrast, the advantages of having ample time to clear the bonus are twofold. For starters, players can pace themselves and make their wagers without the pressure of feeling that they are in a race against the clock. Secondly, whenever it’s one of those days when you’re having an unusual run of bad luck, no need to continue playing; you can take a breather and try again another day when your luck might be better.


Based on all of the foregoing, it should be clear why I can say without hesitation that the Holiday Celebration Giveaway Promotion at is a great offer. With the cost of participation as reasonable as it is and the repeated opportunities to win a very nice prize, you owe it to yourself to opt in if you’re a player. Congratulations to Pala Online Casino for one of the best promotions of the season.










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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