Tropicana End of May Colossal Prize Draw
June will soon be busting out all over, but if you’re a TropicanaCasino.com player, you don’t have to wait another day to start earning entries into the the casino’s next major sweepstakes. This time there’s a whopping $7,000 in Bonus Money up for grabs, and 200 lucky Tropicana Online Casino players will share in the bounty!
Who is Eligible to Participate
In order to participate in this promotion, you must be a registered TropicanaCasino.com player with access to the NJ online games. You do not need to be a resident of New Jersey, but you do need to be within the state borders at the time of your play. Residents of New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico are excluded.
How the Tropicana Online Casino End of May Prize Giveaway Works
The period for earning entries into the Tropicana Online Casino end of May prize giveaway starts Tuesday, May 29 and continues daily through Sunday, June 3. Participating couldn’t be easier, as no deposit is required. Simply log into your TropicanaCasino.com account as many days as possible during the six day promotion period and play your favorite games.
Every $50 wagered on any game on any given promotion day earns you one entry into the drawing, up to a maximum of five entries per day for wagers of $250 or more.
Therefore, if you play all six days of the promotion and wager $250 or more each day, you will earn the maximum of 30 entries. However, if you don’t have the time or bankroll to do that much playing, don’t worry about it. This is not one of those drawings where only a handful of people win anything and everybody else walks away empty-handed. All together 200 names will be picked for prizes. That means there’s a very good chance that one of them will be yours, even if if you don’t have as many entries as some players.
Distribution of Prizes
On Monday, June 4, the casino will hold a random drawing among all of the entries to determine the 200 winners. The following table shows how the prizes will be distributed.
|# 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, half of the prizes only amount to $10 in Bonus Money. However, a few very lucky players will win much more than that. The top prize is $500 in Bonus Money! While only one player will walk away with that windfall, some of the other prizes are also substantial. Ten players will win at least $100 in Bonus Money and 50 players will win at least $50 in Bonus Money.
All Bonus Money won in this promotion will be credited to players’ accounts within 24 hours of the drawing (or within three business days in the event of technical difficulties).
Terms and Conditions
Anyone who’s a registered player at Tropicana Online Casino should be familiar with the terms and conditions already since they are identical for all bonuses both at TropicanaCasino.com and sister online casino VirginCasino.com. However, for the benefit of new players, I will repeat them here.
Before you will be permitted to withdraw any bonus related winnings, you need to wager the bonus 1x. You can choose any game you wish and take up to 30 days to complete the wagering. As soon as the bonus is cleared, you are then free to withdraw any resulting winnings but, unfortunately, not the bonus itself. The casino takes the bonus back and you never see it again.
Is the Tropicana Online Casino End of May Prize Giveaway Worth Your Time?
Good Chance to Win Something, But Probably Not A Lot
As long as you play as you usually do, the much better chance than in most drawings of winning a prize makes this promotion a good use of your time. Obviously, the giveaway would be a lot better if you could keep the bonus along with the winnings. It doesn’t take a math whiz to realize what is likely to happen here. Especially when the bonus is very small to begin with (i.e., only $10), only being allowed to wager it once and then having the bonus taken away from you, your net winnings, if any, are likely to be negligible. Your only realistic chance of coming out appreciably ahead would be to win one of the bigger bonuses.
Some of the prize drawings on TropicanaCasino.com have $20 Bonus Money as the minimum prize. Even if the trade-off is that the top prize is less than $500, I still like that format better since your chances for more than a token win with the most likely prize are clearly better if you can bet $20 than if all you can bet is $10.
No Risk Bonus
The offsetting good news is that provided you don’t go overboard with your betting during the entry earning period, this promotion carries very little risk to your bankroll. In fact, the bonus is completely risk free because you only bet it once—with the casino’s money! The casino is in effect giving you a free ride to try to win with the bonus. Even if you don’t win, your bankroll will be no worse off than just before you got the bonus.
A Promotion That All Players Can Afford
Another nice feature is the cap on the number of entries based on play. This keeps high rollers from earning a disproportionate number of entries compared to everybody else and gives all players a better chance to win a prize.