Christmas Week Giveaway at Tropicana Online


Time is almost running out for those of you who still have Christmas presents to buy. However, if you have an account at, you could be a winner in this casino’s well timed Christmas Week Best Buy gift card and $5,000 Bonus Money Giveaway. If you are, you might not even have to go shopping for gifts!

 How to Earn Entries into the Tropicana Christmas Week Giveaway

2017 is going to end on a very sweet note for the 94 lucky players whose names are picked in the Christmas Week drawing. The period for earning entries started Monday, December 18 and continues through Tuesday, December 26, with the drawing taking place on Wednesday, December 27. That means that the winners won’t get their prizes until a couple of days after Christmas, which isn’t ideal, but I doubt if the recipients and the people on their gift list will mind.

Meanwhile, you have plenty of time to earn as many entries as you can to improve your chances in the drawing. For every $50 wagered on any game on any given day during the promotion period, you get one entry, up to a maximum of five entries per day if your wagers for the day total $250 or more.

In order to participate in this promotion, an account with is required. In addition, while you do not have to be a resident of New Jersey, you do need to have access to the New Jersey online games. Residents of  New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico are excluded.

What You Can Win in the Tropicana Christmas Week Giveaway

While for most people, once Christmas Day is over, so are the gifts, if you’re a player, the best may be yet to come. On Wednesday, December 27, the casino will hold a random drawing where 94 players will all receive prizes. Five players will win a $200 gift card from Best Buy, while the remaining 89 winners will receive anywhere from $20 to $250 in Bonus Money. The following table shows the distribution of prizes.


# of Prizes Prize
5 $200 Best Buy Gift Card
4 $250 Bonus Money
5 $200 Bonus Money
10 $100 Bonus Money
20 $50 Bonus Money
50 $20 Bonus Money


Claiming Your Prize

All winners will be notified via email within three business days of the drawing, after which they will have 14 calendar days to claim their prize according to the instructions given. All prizes are non-exchangeable and non-transferable.

Bonus Money Wagering Requirements

All Bonus Money won in the Christmas Week Giveaway is subject to the same rules as any other Bonus Money awarded to existing players. Players are required to wager the bonus 1x on any game within 30 days. As soon as they do, they are free to withdraw any resulting winnings, but not the bonus itself, which the casino takes back.

Is the Christmas Week Giveaway at Worth Your Time?

If you have a account and plan to play on the site anyway this week, you should take advantage of this promotion. The format is identical to that of many other prize drawings at this online casino, where winning the top prize is a longshot, but you have a very good chance of winning Bonus Money.

Obviously, only being able to keep the Bonus Money winnings (if any) and not the bonus itself is not as good as being able to keep both. However, there are other offsetting features, like the following, which make this promotion still worth your time.

  • Large number of prizes, so you have a better chance of winning than in most drawings.
  • Reasonable cap on the number of entries, which gives all players a chance to win, not just high rollers.
  • Even though you can’t keep the bonus, with a little luck, the prizes are large enough that realizing a nice win is still possible.
  • Since you only have to bet the bonus once, the casino is giving you a free ride to try to win with it. Win or lose, when you bet the bonus, you are not risking any more of your own money.


As usual, the prizes up for grabs in the Tropicana Christmas Week Giveaway–a $200 gift card or from $20 to $250 in Bonus Money–are worth playing for. If you can afford to wager $250 per day during the promotion period to earn the maximum number of entries, you should. But if this is more than you can afford or wish to wager, don’t worry about it. With the combination of 94 prizes and the luck of the draw going for you, you still have a good chance to win without a lot of entries

Barbara Nathan
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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