Golden Nugget Online Tax Relief Giveaway
Any of you who are prone to triskaidekaphobia (fear of 13) and the even more frightful and impossible to pronounce paraskevidekatriaphobia (fear of Friday, the 13th) can now breathe a big sigh of relief. Friday, the 13th is over and won’t sneak up on you again until July. However, the deadline for filing tax returns still looms ahead, making this weekend the perfect time to take a break from the stress and play your favorite online casino games. GoldenNuggetCasino.com is even offering the opportunity to win a special Tax Relief Giveaway bonus as an extra incentive to to play this weekend.
Whether you expect a refund from the IRS or not, what NJ online casino player wouldn’t welcome a chance to win a share of $20,000 in bonus money? That’s what’s up for grabs in the Golden Nugget Tax Relief bonus promotion ongoing right now. And 500 lucky players will share in the bounty!
You have to be in it to win it, but if you’re lucky, you could win up to $1,500 in bonus play!
How to Participate in the Golden Nugget Online Tax Relief Giveaway
This promotion started on Friday, but you still have the rest of the weekend until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 15 to opt in and earn your entries for the drawing. Here are the steps you need to follow.
- Log into your GoldenNuggetCasino.com account during the 4/13-4/15 promotion period.
- Claim the offer from Available Bonuses.
- Make a deposit of $100 or more and wager it once.
Keep in mind that $100 is the minimum deposit and wager to qualify for this promotion and be eligible for a prize. However, you can improve your chances by depositing and wagering more. Each $100 you deposit and wager during the promotional period earns you one one entry into the drawing.
If you prefer to make multiple deposits, that should be fine, as long as both the deposit and deposit wager are completed by 11:59 p.m. Sunday..
The promotion page on the casino’s website states that “weighted wagering” applies, but doesn’t elaborate what is meant by that. There are additional wagering requirements that prizewinners will incur to clear the bonus, where different games contribute different amounts. Check to make sure if the same terms apply for wagering the deposit.
How Much Can You Win in the Golden Nugget Online Tax Relief Giveaway?
On Tuesday, April 17, the casino will hold a random drawing among all eligible entries to determine the 500 prizewinners. The following matrix shows the distribution of prizes.
|1st Place||$1,500 bonus|
|2nd to 3rd||$500 bonus|
|4th to 23rd||$200 bonus|
|24th to 51st||$100 bonus|
|52nd to 150th||$50 bonus|
|151st to 300th||$25 bonus|
|301st to 500th||$10 bonus|
As you can see, only one player will win the top prize of $1,500 bonus dollars, and only two players will win the next prize of $500. However, 147 players will receive a $50-$200 bonus, and another 150 players will receive a $25 bonus. The remaining 200 players will only get a $10 bonus.
Wagering Requirements for the Bonus
All bonus money prizes awarded in this promotion come with the following wagering requirements:
- Most slot games*: 1x bonus
- Non-eligible slots and all other games: 5x bonus
*The overwhelming majority of the casino’s 451 slot games count the full 100% towards clearing the bonus, so wagering the bonus 1x will suffice. However, the following slots only count 20%.
- Vampires vs. Werewolves
- Wolfpack Pays
- Golden Monster Wins
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Jack Hammer 2
- Medusa II
- Secrets of Atlantis
- Spin Sorceress
- Steam Tower
- Wild Dodo
- Xing Guardian
- Diamond Tower
- Jack Hammer vs. Evil Dr. Wuten, King of Slots
- Monopoly Big Event
- Reel Rush
- Samurai Princess
- Serengeti Diamonds
Players have 7 days to complete the required wagering. The player’s own available funds are used first for this purpose, and then the bonus money. While the bonus playthrough is still in progress, both the bonus itself and any bonus related winnings are locked into your account and unavailable for withdrawal. Any attempted premature withdrawal of these unavailable funds will result in both the bonus and any winnings therefrom being forfeited. On the other hand, any winnings from wagers using the player’s own cashable wallet funds can be withdrawn at any time.
Evaluating This Promotion–Is the Golden Nugget Online Tax Relief Giveaway Promotion Worth Your Time?
Like most NJ online casino special promotions, this one has both pros and cons. Its best features are the huge prize pool and unusually large number of winners and the very reasonable wagering requirements for all who do win. A not so great feature is that those players who can only afford to deposit and wager a limited amount will be significantly penalized in the drawing. They will have to go up against other players who will have earned a much larger number of entries.
In addition, many of the prizes are very small. I can’t imagine any player who deposits and wagers thousands of dollars, only to receive a token $10 bonus, being happy with the results.
Make sure your deposit doesn’t exceed what you can afford.
The Golden Nugget Online Tax Relief giveaway will reward many players with prizes and some players with very big prizes. However, 200 of the 500 prizes being awarded (40%) only amount to $10. It is also possible that you might not win any prize at all.
Therefore, even though the more you deposit and wager prior to the drawing, the more entries you earn and therefore the better your chances, under no circumstances, should those amounts exceed what you can comfortably afford. This promotion would be a lot better if some reasonable limit were placed on the number of entries any one player can have. However, as with many other GoldenNuggetCasino.com drawings, there is no limit at all. That skews the drawing heavily in favor of high rollers who can afford to deposit and wager thousands of dollars, while significantly limiting the opportunity for prizes for everybody else.
Clear the bonus with high return slots that count 100% and/or other low house edge games.
It’s refreshing to see that this bonus has very reasonable wagering requirements. But you still have a choice. It makes no sense at all to play any slot games that count only 20% when there are so many others that count 100%. So make your selections from the latter. Also click on the “i” tab for any game you are considering and limit yourself to those with a 96% return to player (RTP) or higher. Clearing the bonus in part or in full with video poker or blackjack is another viable option.
Ultimately, if and how much you win in this promotion will largely come down to the luck of the draw. I recommend it for any Golden Nugget Online Casino player who plans to play this weekend as a possible way to augment your winnings, provided you follow the guidelines given here both for deposits and wagers. If you’re a small to medium size player, even though you will have to settle for fewer entries than some, because this drawing will have 500 winners, you should still take a shot.