Harrah’s Invites You to Choose Your Bonus!


NJ Online Casino bonuses are welcome any time of year, but the start of the New Year is when a good bonus can really come in handy. That’s when many players may feel the need to tighten their wallet due to overspending during the holiday season.

So it’s good to know that HarrahsCasino.com has you covered. Thanks to its latest offer, you can start the New Year right by boosting your online account with an affordable bonus that makes sense. That’s because you choose your bonus!

Your Three Choices

The Harrah’s Online Casino Choose Your Bonus offer is a deposit match bonus. The promotion started Thursday, January 3 and continues through Sunday, January 6 only. Here are your three choices:

  • Deposit $10-99 for a 10% bonus.
  • Deposit $100-$299 for a 15% bonus.
  • Deposit $300-$500 for a 20% bonus.

Since you can only get one of these bonuses, pick the one with the largest deposit range you can afford. Also, avoid making a deposit at the upper end of either the bottom or middle range, i.e., $75 in the bottom range or $275 in the middle range). Instead, your best bet is to spring for a few dollars more to get a higher bonus that’s a higher percentage of your deposit.

How to Participate in the Choose Your Bonus Promotion at Harrah’s Online Casino

If you would like to participate in this promotion, here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Log into your HarrahsCasino.com account during the 1/3-1/6 promotion period.
  • Go to the deposit screen and make a single deposit using the promotion code NEWYEAR.
  • Choose your bonus based on the amount of your deposit.

Once you make your deposit and choose your bonus, your selection is final. You may not increase the size of your bonus by making another deposit. So choose your bonus carefully.

In order to help you decide, here are a few possible deposit amounts along with the bonus you will receive in return.

Deposit         Bonus

$  90               $    9

$100               $   15

$200               $  30

$300               $  60

$400               $  80

$500               $100

All bonuses will be credited to players’ accounts within 48 hours of the deposit. As always, deposits made at the Caesars casino cashier’s cage in Atlantic City or through PayNearMe don’t count.

Choose Your Bonus Wagering Requirements

All bonuses received in this promotion are subject to the following wagering requirements:

  • Slots: 5x bonus
  • Roulette: 25x bonus
  • Video Poker or Blackjack: 50x bonus

Since the amount you need to wager is so much less for slots than for other games, your best bet is to clear the bonus exclusively with high returning slots.

You have up to seven days to complete this wagering. While the bonus playthrough is in progress, the bonus, your deposit tied to the bonus, and any resulting winnings will all be temporarily locked into your account. However, as soon as the necessary wagering is completed, assuming it is within the specified time frame, all of this money (or whatever is left of it) will become available to you.

Canceling the bonus, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to complete the wagering on time will result in forfeiture of both the bonus and any resulting winnings.

Choose Your Bonus Pros and Cons

Like most NJ online casinos bonuses, this Choose Your Bonus offer has both pros and cons.

What Could Be Better

The only real shortcoming of this promotion is that all of the bonuses are a very small percentage of the deposit amount. It makes sense to award higher percentage bonuses to players who are capable of making bigger deposits. But even the bonus requiring you to deposit $300-$500 only matches your deposit by 20 percent. The other two bonuses you can choose based on a smaller deposit only match the deposit by 10 or 15 percent.

Last year Harrah’s Online Casino periodically offered 50% and even 100% deposit matches only requiring small deposits, so it is disappointing to see such meager deposit percentages in this time. Or, in lieu of a higher percentage bonus, another way this offer could have been better would have been to make it a renewable deposit match bonus during each day of the promotion period. Even though individually, the offers would not be great, there would be the cumulative benefit of one bonus on top of another.

Unfortunately, the 10% bonus on a deposit of $50 to $99 is so tiny that it is probably not worth the player’s time. Therefore, as long as you can afford to deposit at least $100, by all means take a bigger bonus.

Choose Your Bonus Great Features

On the other hand, if you can afford to deposit $300-$500, because your deposit is being matched by 20 percent rather than 10 percent, your bonus will be at least $60 and possibly as much as $100. A bonus of this size should provide enough extra ammunition, with a little luck, to produce a nice win.

Otherwise, your next best option is to deposit at least $100 to secure yourself at least a $15 bonus.

The best feature of this promotion is that if you clear the bonus with slots, as recommended, the wagering requirement is an extremely reasonable 5x the bonus. You also have up to seven days to complete the wagering, which should be plenty of time.

The 5x wagering requirement compares very  favorably with the amount of wagering usually required to clear a bonus with slot play at NJ online casinos. By sticking to the best slots in the house—those with a 96% or better return to player (RTP)–you stand the best chance of winning or, at the very least, preserving most of your bankroll.

The Bottom Line

Harrah’s deserves high marks for recognizing that when it comes to bonuses, one size does not fit all. In most instances, you have no choice, as the casino offers only one bonus for everyone, take it or leave it. But with this offer, you can choose your bonus from the three that are available.

Unfortunately, the deposit percentage matches leave a lot to be desired on all of them, but even so, even a bonus that isn’t that great is better than no bonus.

If you’re a HarrahsCasino.com player looking to give your online account a little boost, this promotion could be just what you need to help start the year 2019 a winner. When you choose your bonus, make sure it’s the best offer of the three that you can afford. Then try to make the most of 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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