Luck of the Irish Weekend at Golden Nugget


Are you hoping a little Irish luck will rub off on you this weekend? Of course you are, and if Golden Nugget Online Casino is one of your favorite NJ gambling websites, we have some great news for you. It’s Luck of the Irish Weekend, and to celebrate the occasion, Golden Nugget Online Casino is letting you pick between two instant bonuses!

Pick your bonus!

If you would like to participate in this promotion, the first thing you need to do is pick which of the two bonuses being offered you prefer. Sorry, but you can’t have both. Also, once you have made up your mind, there’s no going back and changing it.

If you need a little time to think about it, that’s okay because the offer is good all weekend long from Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

Here are your two bonus choices. Pick one only.

  • 20% deposit match bonus up to $50
  • 50% deposit match bonus up to $20

How the Luck of the Irish Weekend Bonus Offer Works

As soon as you have picked which of the two bonuses you want, here are the steps you need to follow next in order to get it:

  • Log into your account during the 3/15-3/17 promotion period.
  • Go to Available Bonuses and claim the bonus of your choice.
  • Make a deposit of $20 or more.

Note that you can only claim this offer once and with a single deposit. You will receive your bonus instantly as a credit to your account.

Which bonus is better?

On the one hand, a 50 percent deposit match bonus offers better value than a 20 percent deposit match. On the other hand, if you take the 20 percent bonus, you can get up to a $50 bonus, whereas the 50 percent bonus is capped at only $20.

My advice is to decide how much you wish to deposit first and let that dictate which of the two bonuses to take. In order to get the maximum 20 percent bonus of $50, you will need to deposit $250. So as long as depositing that much is not a problem, by all means take the 20 percent bonus rather than the 50 percent bonus, which only amounts to $20.

In fact, for any deposit of over $100, you should take the 20 percent bonus because that will give you more money than the 50 percent bonus.

However, if money is tight and you can only make a small deposit, your best bet is the 50 percent bonus. If possible, deposit $40 rather than the $20 minimum, so you get the maximum possible bonus of $20.

Wagering Requirements for the Luck of the Irish Weekend Bonus

Regardless of which bonus you take, before you will be permitted to withdraw the bonus, deposit tied to the bonus, or any associated winnings, you will need to meet the casino’s wagering requirements. They are the same for these bonuses as for most other bonuses at Golden Nugget Online Casino.

You can clear your bonus with any casino game of your choosing, but not with sports wagers. However, the total amount you will have to wager will depend on your game choice, as follows:

  • Most slots: 10x bonus
  • Excluded slots*: 50x bonus
  • Video Poker and table games: 40x bonus

*As of this writing, Golden Nugget Online Casino is home to 539 online slots. So finding one or a few of your favorites for the purpose of clearing this bonus should be no problem at all. However, you need to be careful to avoid the 21 “excluded” slots because instead of contributing 100% towards clearing the bonus, they only count 20%. This raises the wagering requirement to a very hefty 50x the bonus, even more than you have to play for table games.

The reason why the casino is increasing the wagering requirements for these slots probably has a lot to do with their very high rate of return. However, you will find many other high returning slots where you only have to wager the bonus 10x, and those are the ones you should play, at least when you have a bonus to clear. You will find the complete list of excluded slots on the Golden Nugget website.

Other Terms and Conditions

You have up to seven days to complete the wagering. As soon as you do, provided the bonus has not yet expired, your bonus, deposit, and winnings (or whatever is left of this money) will become available for you to withdraw. Even before then, if you have other available cash in your account not related to the bonus, you can withdraw that money. However, opting out, attempting to withdraw unavailable funds prematurely, or failure to complete the wagering on time will cause you to forfeit both the bonus and any resulting winnings.

The Bottom Line

The Luck of the Irish Weekend may not be the best offer you can get your hands on this weekend. Both bonuses are small, and while a 50 percent bonus is nice, a 20 percent bonus leaves a lot to be desired. However, even a small bonus is better than no bonus, and even a $20 bonus could turn out to be just the extra bit of ammunition you need to start your next winning streak.

So with that in mind, it’s time to choose your bonus!


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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