New Year’s Blowout at


The start of 2018 is still a few days away, but is not wasting any time starting the celebration. In fact, the promotion this casino calls its New Year’s Blowout got underway yesterday, December 27. Up for grabs is $7,000 in Bonus Money, the perfect way to start the New Year!

How to Participate in the New Year’s Blowout Promotion

Here is what you need to do to be eligible for this promotion:

  • Log into your account as often as you can between now and January 1, 2018.
  • Play your favorite games.

Every $50 wagered on any game on a single calendar day during the promotion earns you an entry into the January 2 drawing, up to a maximum of five entries per day if your wagers for that day total $250 or more. In other words, if you were to play all six days of the promotion and bet $250 each day, you would receive 30 entries, the maximum number possible. Or if you start today, the second day of the promotion, and earn five entries each day through January 1, you would receive 25 entries.

On the other hand, if you can’t afford or don’t have time for that much play, don’t worry about it. All together, with $7,000 up for grabs and 200 lucky players sharing in the bounty, even without a lot of entries you still have an excellent chance of having your name picked. Besides, the drawing is completely random, so having the maximum number of entries does not guarantee winning a prize, and some winners will undoubtedly have much fewer entries.

What You Can Win in the New Year’s Blowout

On Tuesday, January 2, the casino will hold a random drawing to determine the 200 winners. The following table shows the distribution of prizes.


# of Winners Prize
1 $500 Bonus Money
4 $250 Bonus Money
5 $100 Bonus Money
20 $75 Bonus Money
20 $50 Bonus Money
50 $30 Bonus Money
100 $10 Bonus Money


As you can see, all prizes are in the form of Bonus Money added to the player’s account. Prizes range from $10 Bonus Money all the way to $500 Bonus Money. All winners will receive their prize within 24 hours of the drawing, or within three business days in the event of technical difficulties.

New Year Blowout Bonus Wagering Requirements

All Bonus Money won in this promotion is subject to the same terms and conditions as any other Bonus Money awarded to players at this casino, as well as sister casino Before you will be permitted to withdraw any bonus-related winnings, you need to wager the bonus 1x. All games count 100%, and you have 30 days to complete the wagering. Unfortunately, upon completion of this very minimal wagering requirement, the bonus itself is removed from your account, so you won’t be able to withdraw it then or anytime.

Is the New Year’s Blowout Promotion at Worth Your Time?

Not Exactly a Blowout

The name of this promotion, like many others at, is somewhat of an exaggeration. Hopefully, the start of your New Year will be even more exciting than simply being a winner of a non-withdrawable bonus offered for wagering purposes only. Besides, you won’t know if you’re a winner until at least January 3. But I have to hand to Tropicana Online Casino for always managing to come up with very creative and enticing names for all of their bonuses.

A Withdrawable Bonus Would Be Much Better

The disadvantage to traditional (withdrawable) bonuses is that they usually come with hefty wagering requirements. Also, if the bonus itself isn’t sufficient to cover all the wagering, you will have to draw on your own deposited money as well, and you could lose both. However, there is also an advantage. Because you are wagering the money over and over again, you have many opportunities to win, and you could win big.

By contrast, in this case, you only get to wager the bonus once, after which the casino takes it back. So unless it’s a big bonus, you should expect a token win at best.

Because the bonus is non-withdrawable, it needs to be larger than it would need to be otherwise to have a realistic chance of winning more than a pittance. Yet 100 of the 200 winners in this drawing will only receive a $10 bonus.

What is Great About This Promotion

In spite of the aforementioned weaknesses, if you are a player and plan to play on the site this week anyway, the New Year Blowout promotion is worth your time due to all of these great features.

  • No deposit is required, and all you need to wager is $50 on one day to be entered in the drawing. Of course, the more you play (up to $250 a day), the more entries you will earn and the better your chances. But there are enough prizes to give small players a good chance, too, so no need to wager more than you can afford.
  • The cap of five entries per day based on $250 in wagers keeps high rollers from accumulating so many entries that other players don’t have a realistic chance.
  • Since the bonus only needs to be wagered once, there is no further risk of your own money at all. The casino is giving you a free ride to try to win betting the bonus. But even if you don’t win, because you were betting with the casino’s money, not your own, you will be no worse off than just before you got the bonus.

So go ahead and take advantage of this low risk promotion. Although it’s a longshot, you might even get super lucky and get a big fat bonus, leading to a New Year’s blowout bonanza!



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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