Hard Rock Casino Can Make Your Holiday Rock


My December 15 post on NJ Online Casino Bonus told you all about the exciting holiday specials you can take advantage of at Ocean Online Casino. Now it’s time to give another relatively new NJ online casino its due–Hard Rock Online Casino.

Whether you play at Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City, its online site HardRockCasino.com, or both, for anyone looking to lift their spirits, there’s no better place to embrace the joy of the season. That’s because Hard Rock is all about making sure every time you visit you have a rocking good time.

If you’re not yet enrolled at Hard Rock Online Casino, don’t worry. As soon as you are, you can enjoy all of the enticing holiday giveaways and other special offers that existing players are already enjoying. In addition, just for signing up, Hard Rock has even more special treats for you.

Later I’ll tell you how to sign up and what those exciting extra goodies are. But first, I don’t want to keep existing Hard Rock players waiting another minute.

Two Fantastic Holiday Promotions You Can Access at Hard Rock Online Casino Right Now

Many of you may have discovered these not-to-be-missed offers on your own and are already taking advantage of them. If so, great.

But for the benefit of those who have a Hard Rock Online Casino account but might not have played in a while, as well as newcomers to the site, there’s no better time than the present to join in the fun. Even though both promotions highlighted here have been ongoing on HardRockCasino.com since the beginning of December, it’s not too late to opt in now. You still have lots of time to join the festivities and be rewarded.

Rockin’ Holidays: 31 Days of Rewards

This promotion, as the title suggests, has been ongoing since December 1. However, December has 31 days, so it’s only at the halfway point.

The casino wants you to know that “in true Hard Rock style, this is ‘Holidays gone absolutely wild’…with bonuses, offers, and giveaways that will make your year.”

Hard Rock is keeping the daily prizes a mystery.

You’ll find something new waiting for you every day, but what exactly it is I can’t tell you because Hard Rock wants to keep that a mystery. There’s only one way to find out what your special offer each day is, and that’s to log into your HardRockCasino.com account and claim it.

NetEnt Slots Big Holiday Giveaway

This is another promotion that has been ongoing since the start of December. The NetEnt Slots Big Holiday Giveaway is not exclusive to Hard Rock. On the contrary, it is open to players at participating online casinos all over the world. That’s because this mega-size giveaway is not being sponsored by any one casino, but by NetEnt, one of the leading manufacturers of online slots.

Other Participating NJ Online Casinos

These are the other NJ online casinos besides Hard Rock where you can also participate in the NetEnt Slots Big Holiday Giveaway:

  • Betfair
  • Golden Nugget
  • Mohegan Sun
  • Pala
  • Resorts
What You Have to Do to Be Eligible

If you’re a Hard Rock Online Casino player and wish to enter the giveaway there, here’s what you need to do to get started:

  • Log into your HardRockCasino.com account anytime between now and December 23.
  • Opt into the NetEnt giveaway and start playing.

These are the five NetEnt slots you can choose from:

  • Secrets of Christmas
  • Fruit Shop Christmas Edition
  • Flowers Christmas Edition
  • The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays
  • Berry Burst

Two of the prize drawings have already taken place. But you will earn one entry into the third drawing on Monday, December 24 for every $20 wagered.

What You Can Win

You have probably never even conceived of a giveaway with 5,854 prizes totaling $200,000, much less participated in one. Now is your chance.

Another big difference between the NetEnt Slots Big Holiday Giveaway and most other prize giveaways being offered at NJ online casinos is that instead of the prizes being in the form of bonus money requiring additional wagering, all of the prizes are in the form of immediately withdrawable cash.

However, you will have to hurry because the promotion is now in its final week. It comes to an end at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 23.

Want to know more about this promotion?

If you’re not already entered in the NetEnt Slots Big Holiday Giveaway and would like to do so, additional information is included on the HardRockCasino.com website and in my December 2 published article NetEnt Slots Big Holiday Giveaway. Although I wrote the article initially primarily for players at Golden Nugget Online Casino, it also applies to Hard Rock Online Casino players. You can read the article here.

By the way, even if you’re not one of the lucky winners of a prize in the NetEnt giveaway, simply by playing NetEnt slots, you have an excellent chance to win. All five slots featured in the giveaway have a better than 96 percent return to player (RTP), which puts them in the very top group of online slots available to NJ players. In fact, one of them, Secrets of Christmas, is one of Barb’s Best Bets featured on NJ Gambling Websites. You can read that review of Secrets of Christmas here.

How to Sign Up with Hard Rock Online Casino

If you’re not yet signed up with Hard Rock Online Casino, too bad. Look at all the fun you’re missing out on. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy remedy for that.

All you have to do is visit the HardRockCasino.com website and click on the tab marked Sign Up. Then fill in your email address, password, and other information requested, and you’re ready to rock.

50 Free Spins–No deposit required!

Just for signing up, Hard Rock will reward you with 50 free spins. You will receive them in daily increments of 10 spins over your first five days of play. Each day you get to use your 10 free spins on a different slot game, as listed below.

  • Day 1: Starburst
  • Day 2: Guns N’ Roses
  • Day 3: Divine Fortune
  • Day 4: Jimi Hendrix
  • Day 5: Finn and the Swirly Spin

While no deposit is required to receive your free spins, any winnings therefrom are subject to the following wagering requirements before they become cashable:

  • Slots: 1x rollover
  • All Other Games: 5x rollover

The casino website does not specify if there is a time limit for completing this wagering.

Welcome Bonus: 100% Deposit Match up to $1,000

What a great introduction you are getting to Hard Rock Online Casino with these 50 free spins. Like the five slots featured in the NetEnt Slots Big Holiday Giveaway, these five are also by NetEnt and have an RTP exceeding 96 percent.

As long as you meet the casino’s additional wagering requirements, the winnings from your free spins are yours to keep. But if you are like most NJ online casino players, you will be eager to keep playing to try to win a lot more. So with that in mind, the Hard Rock Welcome Bonus can go a long way toward jump starting your bankroll.

Deposit any amount from $20 to $1,000 and the casino will match it dollar for dollar.

Hard Rock Online Casino is offering an exceptionally generous 100% deposit match bonus up to $1,000 on your first deposit. Of course, you are under no obligation to deposit $1,000 or anywhere close to that if it exceeds your budget. You can deposit as little as $20 and Hard Rock Online Casino will still match your deposit dollar for dollar.

For First Time Depositors Only: How to Claim Your Welcome Bonus

This special offer is for first time depositors only. Here’s what you need to do to get your bonus.

  • Log into HardRockCasino.com.
  • Then click on Deposit Now and select your payment method.
  • Click on the opt in button on the Cashier page to claim your bonus and then make your qualifying deposit.

Your 100% deposit match bonus will be credited to your account immediately, or within 24 hours if additional verification is necessary.

Welcome Bonus Wagering Requirements

Before you will be permitted to withdraw the bonus, deposit tied to the bonus, or any resulting winnings, you will need to meet the casino’s wagering requirements. Depending on your game choice, they’re as follows:

  • Slots: 30x bonus
  • All Other Games: 150x bonus
 Stick to slots—the wagering requirements for other games are much too high.

The reason for the inordinately high wagering requirements on games other than slots is they only count 20% towards clearing the bonus. However, the 30x bonus for slot play is also more wagering than most NJ online casinos require for clearing bonuses with slots.

In any case, even if you’re sufficiently capitalized to handle the 5x as high bonus playthrough requirement for other games, wagering the bonus 150 times is ridiculous. Stick to any of the high returning NetEnt slots instead and you should do just fine.

Once the wagering requirements are fully met, your bonus, deposit, and any resulting winnings (or whatever is left of them) will become fully available for withdrawal. However, even before then, if you wish, you will be allowed to withdraw any funds in your cashable balance, minus the amount of the bonus.

Make sure you fully understand all terms and conditions beforehand.

The Hard Rock website does not specify the time limit for clearing the Welcome Bonus. Therefore, I strongly suggest contacting Customer Support to have this and any other questions you may have answered before you claim your bonus. The last thing you want to have happen is to have your bonus and winnings taken away from you due to a misunderstanding.

I usually recommend using the entire time you have available to clear a bonus. However, in this instance, my advice is the opposite. I would encourage all first time depositors to this casino to make their deposit and clear their bonus as quickly as possible. The sooner you do so, the more time you will have to enjoy the other great Hard Rock December offers.

Hard Rock is ready to make your holidays really rock like never before.

As a NJ online casino player, you have lots of choices of where to give your action, but for anyone who is looking to take their holiday fun to the max and reap big rewards, Hard Rock Online Casino is hard to beat. Whether you’ve been a regular player there for a while or you’re signing up for the very first time, Hard Rock is undeniably putting out all the stops to make this a December to remember.

Are you ready to rock at Hard Rock Online Casino?



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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