New Year Bonus from Caesars Online Casino


Most NJ online casinos celebrated this season of giving just the way you hoped they would by offering their loyal players extended Christmas bonuses. But during this last weekend of the year, Caesars Casino & Sports wants to one-up the competition and offer another bonus for the New Year. And it’s not even 2019 yet!

Let Caesars Give Your Online Account a Needed Boost for the New Year

Simply deposit any amount from $10 all the way up to $1,000 in your account anytime from Saturday, December 29  through Tuesday, January 1. Caesars will immediately match your entire deposit 19%.

If you can afford to deposit the $1,000 maximum, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for because you will then qualify for a very substantial $190 bonus. It’s probably been a while since you’ve been able to get your hands on a bonus of that magnitude. So this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Of course, if you can’t afford a $1,000 deposit, you can still access this bonus by making whatever smaller amount works comfortably for you. But keep in mind that this is only a 19 percent deposit match, not a 100 percent deposit match. Therefore, if you deposit $100, your bonus will only be $19, which is probably as low as you should go for this offer to be worth your time.

It would have been great if this could have been a 100% bonus with Caesars matching your deposit up to $1,000 dollar for dollar. But that may be expecting too much. NJ online casinos are rarely that generous. At least, the casino could have rounded the amount up to 20% to make the math easier. But I guess we will have to wait until 2020 for that to happen.

How to Claim Your 19% New Year Deposit Match Bonus

If you’re a Caesars Online Casino player and would like to take advantage of this offer, here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Log into your account during the 12/29/18 to 1/1/19 promotion period.
  • Click on My Account and then on My Bonuses.
  • Enter the code NEWYEAR19 and click on Get Details.
  • Locate the 19% Deposit Match offer under Available Bonuses.
  • Click on Deposit next to the bonus. Then make your deposit and claim your bonus.

Note that this offer can only be claimed once and with a single deposit. Deposits made at the Caesars Atlantic City casino cashier’s cage or via PayNearMe don’t count.

New Year Deposit Match Bonus Wagering Requirements

As soon as your qualifying deposit is received, your 19% bonus up to $190 will be credited to your account immediately. However, before you will be permitted to withdraw either the bonus itself, the deposit tied to the bonus, or any resulting winnings, you will need to meet the casino’s specified wagering requirements.

You can choose any game you like. However, only slots count 100%. Here are the wagering requirements for each type of game:

  •  Slots: 5x bonus
  • Video Poker: 10x bonus
  • All Other Games: 25x bonus

You have up to seven days to complete the wagering. As long as the bonus is fully cleared within this time period, your bonus, deposit and any winnings therefrom (or whatever is left of this money) will then become fully available for you to withdraw. However, canceling the bonus, attempting to withdraw the bonus or funds locked into it prematurely, or failure to complete the wagering on time will result in forfeiture of both the bonus and any resulting winnings.

Is the 19% New Year Deposit Match Bonus at Caesars Online Casino worth your time?

Was your first reaction after reading about this offer along the lines of 19 percent? Can the casino spare it? If so, I don’t blame you. I felt the same way. But then I dug a little deeper and discovered that this bonus also has some other features that are great.

Opportunity for those who can afford it to get a larger bonus than usual

Bonuses that match your deposit dollar for dollar are great. But they are mostly reserved for new sign-ups only. On the few occasions when they are offered at all to existing customers, they tend to have a much lower cap, typically only $25 or $50. For players who prefer to deposit and wager large amounts of money, these small bonuses simply don’t cut it. However, with this bonus, deposits up to $1,000 are welcome, with your bonus based on your full deposit.

Plenty of flexibility in the amount you can deposit

On the other hand, most players probably either can’t afford or don’t care to deposit $1,000 into their online account. That’s fine, too. You can adjust your deposit downward to suit your needs.

Very reasonable wagering requirements

Another important consideration in assessing the worth of any bonus is whether you can handle the wagering requirements. The bonus being offered can look great based on the dollar amount and/or the percentage of the deposit match. However, none of this money can be yours until the bonus is cleared. If the wagering requirements, combined with the time limit to meet them, are so unreasonable that meeting them is virtually impossible, the bonus is worthless. So with that in mind, let’s see how this bonus stacks up.

Much better terms than for most other bonuses at the same casino

If you have been playing on for a while, you have no doubt noticed that at this casino, usually not just the bonus, but also the deposit, comes into play in determining the wagering requirements. At most NJ online casinos, the wagering requirements are simply a certain multiple of the bonus and the deposit doesn’t enter into the equation at all. However, at Caesars the overwhelming majority of their bonuses, and virtually all deposit match bonuses, have wagering requirements based on the same multiple of both the bonus and deposit combined. Obviously, this rule is beneficial to the casino and not to the player. Even with a 100% deposit match bonus, the wagering requirements are double what they would be without factoring in the deposit.

I shudder to think what you would have to wager if Caesars kept that same unfavorable rule for this deposit match bonus of only 19%. But thank goodness you don’t have to worry about that. Instead, the wagering requirements are based on the same multiples that Caesars otherwise uses, but just for the bonus. The amount of the deposit is not considered.

Better terms than for most bonuses at other NJ online casinos

You can clear your Caesars New Year bonus with any slot game in the casino, including the best slots in the house with a return to player (RTP) of over 96 percent, and all you have to wager is 5x the bonus. Most other NJ online casinos make you wager the bonus at least 10x (and sometimes a lot more), even for slots.

Or if you want to clear the bonus with a different game, you can do so with video poker for just 10x the bonus or with any other game for 25x the bonus. Again, these figures compare favorably with what you will typically find at other NJ online casinos. The wagering requirements for these games elsewhere may be 50x the bonus or greater.

You also have up to seven days to clear the bonus, which is ample time.

The bottom line

Even though a 19% match on your deposit is far from what I would call generous, the other outstanding features of this offer make it one that I can enthusiastically recommend for anyone who can manage a deposit of at least $100. Smaller depositors should probably wait for the next 50-100% deposit match bonus.

Of course, if you’re not already a player at Caesars Casino & Sports, now is a great time to join. If you hurry, there’s still time to get a very generous 100% sign-up bonus up to $300, along with a free no deposit required $10 sports bet, plus this 19% deposit match bonus, too, as icing on the cake!

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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