Virgin Online Casino Show Business Showdown

If you enjoy playing NJ online slots, you have hundreds of choices. So unless you already have have a handful of favorites that are your go to slots to play again and again, trying to decide which game to play can’t be easy. Unless you will be playing at this week, where the decision should be a no-brainer. From Monday, May 15 through Thursday, May 18, is having a Show Business Showdown. The eight slot games singled out for this promotion all have a show business theme, so win or lose, one thing is for certain—a good time awaits you.

In addition, for these four days only, just in case your luck playing one or more of these highly entertaining games is not great, it won’t be all gloom and doom. will return 15% of your net losses back to you in the form of a playback bonus.

Ideally, you’ll be a winner instead. But, as you know, slots can be quite volatile, meaning that on any given day your bankroll can take either an upward turn or a downward turn, There is no way to predict ahead of time what will happen. However, in the worst case scenario, it’s reassuring to know that the casino has your back.

Choose from Eight Entertaining Games

Do you love watching game shows like Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy on TV and playing along with the contestants? If so, you won’t want to miss the Virgin Online Casino Show Business Showdown since both of these games are included.

Or is loud rock music more your speed? If the performers you can’t get enough of include Kiss, Jimi Hendrix, Motorhead, or Guns N’ Roses, the Virgin Online Casino Show Business Showdown is for you, too!

On the other hand, if you prefer a tamer slot experience, you can go old school with Silent Movie. This game will take you back in time to another era when silent films in black and white were all the rage. But don’t equate this slot’s theme with boring. Far from sitting in silence the entire time, you will be entertained periodically by music from the Roaring Twenties. And the bonus rounds that are also part of this game are strictly 21st century!

Here is a list of the eight slot games included in this promotion. You can play any combination you like.

  • Kiss
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Motorhead
  • Guns & Roses
  • Wheel of Fortune: On Tour
  • Wheel of Fortune: Triple Extra Spin
  • Jeopardy
  • Silent Movie

How to Access the Show Business Promotion

In order to participate, log in to your account anytime during the four day promotional period and wager  total of $50 or more one or more of the aforementioned games. The promotional period started at 12:01 on Monday, May 15 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 18.

If you win, great. However, you will not qualify for a bonus. If your total play of $50 or more on covered games during the promotional period results in a net loss, will return 15% of your net loss back to you in the form of a playback bonus, capped at $75. Unfortunately, in order to get the maximum bonus of $75, you will have to first lose $500 or more. If you lose less than $500, you will get a smaller bonus, but it will still be a 15% bonus. The minimum bonus is $1, based on a loss of $6.67.

How the Playback Bonus Works

 It is important to understand the difference between a playback bonus, like the one being offered this week at, and a cashback bonus. A cashback bonus gives you a percentage of your losses back as a bonus available for immediate withdrawal, with no further obligation on your part. A playback bonus, on the other hand, does require additional wagering, after which it may or may not be withdrawable, as per the specifications of that particular bonus. and sister NJ online casino both offer lots of promotions that are centered around a playback bonus, and unfortunately they are all sticky bonuses. You are offered the bonus as a consolation prize if you lose, but only to serve as a little extra money to wager, in the hope of turning your luck around. The wagering requirement is very nominal—just 1x the bonus—and as soon as you get it out of the way, any winnings therefrom are yours to keep, but not any part of the bonus itself. The bonus disappears from your online account and goes back to the casino.

If you are entitled to a bonus based on your play during the Show Business promotion, it will be credited to your account on Friday, May 19. You then have 30 days to meet the wagering requirement of 1x the bonus. Any game is okay. As soon as you have completed this wagering, you are free to withdraw any winnings.

Is this Promotion Worthwhile?

Playback bonus offers, like this week’s offer at Virgin Online Casino, may be worthwhile, but many other NJ online casino bonus offers that do not require you to lose, are better.  Of course, getting something back when you lose beats getting nothing back, and 15% is clearly better than the even smaller 5% or 10% back on some cashback or playback bonuses. But it is still only a fraction of the total loss and probably not enough, after your additional wagers, to make an appreciable difference in the final outcome. The minimal benefit to you is further lessened by your inability to keep the bonus.

Where the bonus does win points is in the tiny wagering requirement. Since you have 30 days to fulfill it, you are under no obligation to bet the bonus immediately. Instead, you can take a break, which would probably be a good idea under the circumstances. Also, since you only have to wager the bonus once, the worst that can happen is you lose the bonus, too. Unless you continue playing after that, you won’t be losing any more of your own money on top of your earlier loss.

In summary, here is what I suggest as far as this bonus is concerned. If you’re a slot player and like the game choice for this promotion, by all means take advantage of it. Then, if you find yourself winning, take the money and run, even though it will mean having to forego the bonus. Don’t play longer than you would otherwise just to get the bonus. Think of it as being there for you if and only if you need it.



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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