Winter Sports Marathon at Golden Nugget


Now that the 2018 Winter Olympics are underway, the next couple of weeks are going to be very exciting. In case you haven’t been listening to the weather forecasts, this winter sports weekend is going to be a washout, so not a good time to be going anywhere. But if you have an account at Golden Nugget Online Casino, you won’t want to leave the house. At the same time that you’re watching the winter sports action on NBC, you can be playing your favorite online games and taking advantage of this casino’s perfectly timed special promotions!

Ideally, your luck will be great this weekend because winning is much better than the 10% cashback bonus is offering if you show a net loss. However, win or lose, you are eligible to compete in the Golden Nugget Winter Sports Marathon. Up for grabs is a share of the casino’s community prize pot that will keep on growing daily during the Olympics based on how the U.S. athletes fare. By the end of the promotion, the pot could reach Olympic size proportions! Your share will be based on how many Golden Points you rack up. You have from now through February 25 for your points to count. So keep on playing!

Winter Sports Weekend Cashback Bonus

This promotion started Friday, February 9 and continues all weekend up to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, February 11. It is only valid if your total play during the promotion period results in a net loss. If you wish to opt in, a deposit of $20 or more is required.

How to Participate in This Promotion

 As long as you are going to be playing this weekend anyway, you should opt into this promotion so just in case your luck doesn’t go your way, you can get a small portion of your loss back in your account. 10% is a very meager percentage, but it’s better than nothing. Here is what you need to do.

  • Log into your account anytime during the promotion period.
  • Go to the Promotions tab and claim this offer.
  • Make a deposit of $20 or more.
  • Play your favorite games.
How Much Can You Get Back?

If you make the minimum deposit of $20 up to $499, the bonus is capped at $50.However, if you deposit $500 or more, the maximum bonus increases to $100. Note that In order to get the maximum bonus possible of either $50 or $100, you would first need to lose $500 or $1,000 respectively of your own money. Either way, you only get 10% of your losses back.

Cashback Bonus Wagering Requirements

All bonuses resulting from this promotion will be credited to players’ accounts by 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 13. Then there is an additional wagering requirement of 1x the bonus. The casino doesn’t specify that different games count differently, so take that to mean that all games count 100%. The amount of time you have to make the wager also isn’t specified, so you might want to check on that. Once the wagering is completed, you are free to withdraw both the bonus and any resulting winnings.

It should be noted that while the casino calls this bonus a Cashback Bonus, technically, it is also a Playback Bonus since you do have to wager the bonus once. In that respect, it is similar to the bonuses at and The casino is giving you a free ride in the form of a token bonus to try to recoup some of your losses, without your having to risk any more of your own money. The difference between this bonus and the Tropicana and Virgin bonuses is that the latter are sticky bonuses and this one isn’t.

Winter Sports Marathon

Of course, this Winter Sports Weekend only marks the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The events continue all the way through February 25. That is why has another promotion that won’t end either until the last event of the competition is over. Hopefully, you are good at multi-tasking. At the same time that your eyes are glued to the TV marveling at the spectacular accomplishments of the Olympic athletes, Golden Nugget Online Casino is inviting you to compete in your own Winter Sports Marathon!

This promotion also requires a deposit of $20 or more. Even if you missed day 1, which was Friday, February 9, there is still plenty of time to get in on the fun and excitement. However, if you’re hoping for a good spot on the leaderboard, procrastinating would be a big mistake. The sooner you opt in and start playing, the more you can win. Therefore, your best bet, if you haven’t done so already, is to log in, go to the Promotions tab, claim this offer from Available Bonuses, and make your deposit immediately. Then play as much as you can as often as you can–without exceeding your budget, of course. The top prize is a $250 bonus!

 How the Winter Sports Marathon Promotion Works

The Winter Sports Marathon is definitely stacked in favor of high rollers, but don’t let that deter you if you are a smaller player. There is no telling what will happen, and participating is also great fun because it gives you an extra reason to root for the U.S. athletes. The more Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals they pick up during the 2018 Winter Olympics, the bigger the community pot!

  • For every Gold Medal won by a U.S. athlete, $250 will be added to the community pot.
  • For every Silver Medal won by a U.S. athlete, $100 will be added to the community pot.
  • For every Bronze Medal won by a U.S. athlete, $50 will be added to the community pot.

The number of Golden Nugget players who get to share in the pot will depend on how many medals U.S. athletes pick up all together in each category. However, the size of your prize, if any, will also depend on how many Golden Points you earn during the span of the promotion.

For example, if 10 U.S. athletes win a Gold Medal, the 10 Golden Nugget players with the highest Golden Point totals will each win a $250 bonus. If, in addition, 20 Silver Medals are awarded to U.S. athletes, the 20 players with the next highest Golden Point totals will each win a $100 bonus. Finally, if U.S. athletes pick up another 20 medals in the Bronze category, the 20 players with the next highest Golden Point totals after the second group will each win a $50 bonus.

Be sure to keep checking the leaderboard, where the pot total, team results, and players’ point totals will be updated daily. A lot can change over the two week period of the race, so optimism is the name of the game.

Winter Sports Marathon Bonus Wagering Requirements

Winners will be notified and have the bonus credited to their account on Tuesday, February 27. All bonuses won in this promotion are then subject to a wagering requirement of 1x the bonus. As with the Cashback bonus, the casino does not specify different percentage contributions for different games. So take that to mean you can play any game in the casino and it will count 100%. The time limit for clearing the bonus is also not specified. However, most bonuses awarded by need to be cleared within seven days.


Golden Nugget Online Casino is going all out to make playing on the site over the next two weeks more fun than ever. If you have an account at this casino, both of the promotions mentioned here in conjunction with the Winter Olympics are worth your attention.

Anyone who is going to play this weekend should take advantage of the Winter Sports Weekend Cashback Bonus offer. The reason is not because it is a great offer (which it clearly is not), but simply because getting a small part of your loss back if you lose is better than losing and getting nothing back.

The other promotion, the Winter Sports Marathon, is skewed heavily in favor of high rollers. So unless you’re prepared to bet big every day, realistically, you don’t have much chance of collecting a piece of the prize money. However, checking the leaderboard each day to see how the U.S. athletes are doing and how the top contenders at the casino are doing is fun regardless. More importantly, you earn Golden Points for all of your play, whether it’s a lot or a little, so in that sense, this promotion has no losers.


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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