New Year, New Rewards from Golden Nugget


When Golden Nugget Atlantic City reopened on the site of the old Trump Marina in 2011, the casino’s slogan was “out with the old, in with the Gold.” Seven years later, is fulfilling the same promise. Not only does this NJ online casino continue to lead all others in the state with 470 games and counting, but is resolved to make its New Year, New Rewards offers better than ever.

Golden Nugget is now the third NJ online casino in 2018 to offer a deposit match bonus of at least 50%. The other two online casinos are (a 50% deposit match of $25 for four days in a row) and (a 100% deposit match up to $150). Could it be that some marketing department executives in those casinos have seen my recent post on this site “NJ Online Casino Players Deserve Better” and responded?

A 50% deposit match bonus is not as great as a 100% deposit match, but it’s still much too good of an offer to pass up. The good news is that all three of the 50% or better deposit match offers mentioned are still available. So if you’re smart, you will snap up all of these offers today before they disappear.

How to Get Your 50% Deposit Match Bonus for the New Year from Golden

This promotion got underway Friday, January 5, 2018 and continues all weekend through Sunday January 7, 2018. Here is what you need to do to participate and receive your bonus.

  • Log into your account anytime during the 1/5-1/7 promotion period.
  • Select the New Year, New Rewards offer from Available Bonuses and make a single deposit of $20 or more.

This offer can only be claimed once. In order to receive the maximum bonus of $50, you need to deposit $100. While you are welcome to deposit more, the amount of your bonus will remain at $50. The 50% bonus up to $50 will be credited to your account immediately.

Wagering Requirements for the New Year, New Rewards Bonus

Before you will be permitted to withdraw the bonus, your deposit tied to the bonus, or any winnings therefrom, these are the wagering requirements that you need to meet:

  •  Slots: 10x bonus
  • All Other Games: 50x bonus

Therefore, if you deposit $100 and receive the maximum bonus of $50, you will need to wager a total of $500 on slots or $2,500 on any other game.

Note that for the purposes of clearing the bonus, the player’s own deposited funds are used first and then the bonus funds. You have 7 days to complete the wagering. Any attempted premature withdrawal of the bonus or money tied to the bonus or failure to complete the wagering within 7 days will result in forfeiture of both the bonus and any resulting winnings.

Is the Golden Nugget New Year, New Rewards 50% Deposit Match a Good Offer?

Anytime a casino is willing to match your deposit 50% it is a good deal. Where you do need to be careful, though, is with the wagering requirements. If money is tight or if you’re  small player, your best bet is to clear the bonus with slots where the wagering requirements are a reasonable 10x the bonus. However, with more than 400 slot games to choose from at this casino, you’ll fare best if you take the time to choose your games carefully. Take advantage of the information provided in the “i” tab for each game to select only those games with a return to player (RTP) of 96% or better.

Unfortunately, play on any game other than slots only counts 20%, so the wagering requirements zoom to 50x the bonus, 5x as much. Unless you can afford to bet at a high level, you may have to skip these games when clearing the bonus or at least clear the bonus in part with slots.

Also, don’t try to clear the bonus in one shot. Take advantage of the full 7 day period the casino is giving you and spread out your play.


If you follow the betting guidelines for clearing the bonus given here, this offer is a very good deal. New Year, This casino’s New Rewards resolution not only sounds promising, but so far, with this bonus at least, Golden Nugget Online Casino has delivered!




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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