Golden Nugget $20,000 Giveaway


Thanksgiving Day leftovers and enough extended Black Friday sales to goad you to “shop till you drop” aren’t the only things in abundant supply this holiday weekend. The holiday has also gotten multiple NJ online casinos into a giving mood, and leading the way with the biggest bonanza of all is none other than the one with the most games–555 and counting)–Golden Nugget Online Casino.

If I were asked to name one single feature of that makes it stand out over its competitors, it would be the extent to which it exemplifies the principle that bigger is better. The special promotion it has concocted for this weekend is no exception. It’s a spectacular $20,000 in bonus money giveaway, and 1,000 lucky players will share in the bounty!

So forget the stampede to the stores this weekend. Join the stampede for the bundle of bonus money waiting to be won on instead. No wonder the casino calls this promotion “Turkey Run Weekend!”

How to Earn Entries for the Golden Nugget $20,000 Giveaway

Turkey Run Weekend–the period of time when you can earn entries into this giveaway–started Thursday, November 22 and continues until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 25. The more entries you earn, the better your chances.

If you’re a registered Golden Nugget Online Casino player and haven’t opted in yet to this promotion, it’s not too late to do so today. Simply claim the Turkey Run Weekend offer from Available Bonuses. Then start playing your favorite games.

You will earn one entry into the drawing for every $100 wagered during the promotional period. However, keep in mind that “weighted wagering” applies).

What You Can Win in the Golden Nugget $20,000 Giveaway

All prizes awarded in this giveaway are in the form of bonus money credited to the player’s account. The distribution of prizes will be as follows:

  • First place: $5,000
  • 2nd and 3rd place: $500
  • 4th through 12th place: $200
  • 13th through 30th place: $100
  • 31st through 100th place: $20
  • 101st through 1,000th place: $10

All winners will be notified and have their prize money credited to their account by 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 27.

Bonus Money Wagering Requirements

All prizes won in this giveaway are subject to the following wagering requirements:

  • Most slots: 1x bonus
  • Excluded slots* and all other games: 5x bonus

*If you play slots, this is a place where you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store. Golden Nugget Online Casino has 510 of these games! And all but 21 of them count the full 100% towards clearing the bonus. However, the casino has singled out 21 slots (listed on the website) that only count 20%. Therefore, if you decide to clear the bonus with one of the 21 “excluded” slots, instead of only having to wager the bonus once, you will have to wager it five times, the same wagering requirement you would incur for non-slot play.

Your Best Bet: Play the Slots That Count 100%

Most likely, the reason for the higher wagering requirement for certain slots is their very high reported return to player (RTP). However, there are many other high RTP slots you can choose from instead where you only have to wager the bonus once, so those are a better choice. Click on the Information (“i”) tab for any slot you are interested in to see the RTP.

Alternatively, if you would rather clear the bonus with blackjack or video poker, that is another viable option. Because these games, if played correctly, have a much lower house edge than even the best slots, the 5x bonus wagering requirement you would incur is very reasonable. Save your play on the excluded slots for another time when you don’t have a bonus to clear.

Other Terms and Conditions

You have up to seven days from the time you receive your bonus money to complete the wagering. While the bonus playthrough is still in progress, you can still withdraw winnings from bets made with your own cashable wallet. However, until the required 1x or 5x bonus wagers are completed, the bonus money and any additional winnings from betting the bonus will remain temporarily locked in your account.

As with any other bonus, opting out, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to clear the bonus within the allotted seven day time frame will result in forfeiture of both the bonus and any resulting winnings.

Is the Golden Nugget $20,000 Giveaway worth your time?

Like any other NJ online casino promotion, this one at Golden Nugget Online Casino has both its pros and cons.

What could be better

On the one hand, $20,000 in bonus money is a lot to be giving away at one time and the fact that there are 1,000 winners makes the offer even more appealing. However, 900 of the 1,000 prizes being given away are only for the token amount of $10.

Another way this promotion could be better would be to have some reasonable limit placed on the number of entries any one player could have. There doesn’t appear to be any limit at all, which means that high rollers who can easily bet thousands of dollars in the space of a few days in order to accumulate a huge number of entries would have a big advantage over other players. This is a recurring feature of many of this casino’s special promotions that I have commented on before. However, under no circumstances should you overplay your bankroll just to accumulate more entries.

What’s great about this promotion

What’s great about this promotion is that 1,000 players will win a prize. This will undoubtedly include some smaller size players, too. That’s why, as long as it’s convenient for you to be playing at Golden Nugget Online Casino anyway this weekend, it’s worth it, whatever size player you are, to participate in this promotion and see what happens.

Moreover if you do win a bonus money prize, the wagering requirements for clearing the bonus are extremely reasonable.















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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