Virgin Casino NJ is Making It Rain!

 

As I sit in the comfort of my home Friday evening, describing this NJ online casino promotion for you, it’s raining cats and dogs. But Virgin Online Casino players can’t escape the rain even if they stay indoors.

That’s because it’s a different kind of April rain–Bonus Money!

All week long, from Monday, April 22 till 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 28, VirginCasino.com is giving players like you the opportunity to earn entries for the big prize drawing taking place next Monday. With $2,000 in Bonus Money soon to be up for grabs, this promotion gives a whole new meaning to the term April Showers!

Haven’t opted in yet? No problem. You can start earning your entries today, Friday, April 26, and still have an excellent chance to win. 100 lucky players will each win a $20 bonus!

How to earn entries into the Virgin Casino April Showers Bonus Money Drawing

Are you eligible?

First things first. In order to participate in this promotion, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an account with VirginCasino.com.
  • Have access to this site’s NJ online casino games.
  • Not reside in any of the following locations: New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
How to earn entries

Assuming you’re eligible, every time you opt into your account and play this week, you can earn drawing entries.

The more you play, the more entries you can accumulate, but only to a point. Unlike some NJ online casinos, Virgin Casino places a very reasonable cap on the number of entries any one player can earn. This keeps high rollers from giving themselves a disproportionate share of the entries while minimizing the chances for anybody else to win. Here are the entry-earning rules.

For every $50 you wager on any game on any given day during the promotion, you earn one entry, up to a maximum of five entries per day if all of your wagers that day total $250 or more.

However, you can’t carry over wagers from one day to the next. So make sure on any day you do play to wager at least $50.

No deposit is necessary. As long as you have enough money in your VirginCasino.com account to make the desired wagers, you’re good to go.

When will you get the bonus?

Hopefully, after Friday, the rest of the weekend won’t be a complete washout. However, whenever you’re relying on the weather forecast to make your weekend plans, some uncertainty is inevitable. Not so with the Virgin Casino April Showers Bonus. When Virgin Casino says April Showers are on the way, the probability is 100%!

The random drawing to determine the 100 winners will take place on Monday, April 29. So if you’re one of them, your bonus should be in your account by the following day, Tuesday, April 30, or at the very latest–allowing for unlikely technical difficulties–within three business days.

How to clear your bonus

The Virgin Casino April Showers bonus comes with the same terms and conditions as any other bonus this casino offers existing players. Before you will be permitted to withdraw any bonus-related winnings, you will need to wager the bonus 1x. You can play any game you wish, and it will count 100%. You also have up to 30 days to complete the wagering, although for a $20 bonus, you almost certainly won’t need anywhere near that amount of time.

So far everything sounds great. But wait–there’s a catch. As surely any long time player at Virgin Casino.com or sister NJ online casino TropicanaCasino.com must know by now, none of their bonuses are withdrawable. Only the winnings are. As soon as you complete the tiny 1x bonus wagering requirement, win or lose, the bonus money disappears from your account forever.

Virgin Casino April Showers Bonus Pros and Cons

The problems

Making a profit from betting a sticky bonus like this one is tougher than with a traditional bonus, for two reasons.

For starters, you can’t keep the bonus. So as soon as you bet it, even if you win, the bonus money is gone.

But that’s not the only problem. If you win, there’s no opportunity to press your luck and bet the bonus again to try to win more. With a traditional bonus that you actually need to bet many times over to meet the casino’s wagering requirements, you have lots of opportunities to capitalize on a winning streak and turn the bonus into a big win. Here you don’t have any.

The offsetting advantages

That said, this week’s bonus is a great opportunity to qualify for a bonus that you have a very good chance of getting, with minimal risk to your own bankroll, regardless of whether you get the bonus or not.

Easy to qualify for bonus with 100 winners

No deposit is required, and the wagering requirements to earn entries for the drawing are very affordable. Of course, since it’s a drawing, getting a bonus is not guaranteed. But with the casino randomly picking 100 winners, your chances are much better than in most NJ online casino prize drawings.

Free shot to bet the bonus and try to win with it

Lastly, if you win a bonus, there is no further risk to your bankroll whatsoever. Granted, $20 isn’t a lot, so after betting the money once and then having the the bonus itself stripped from your account, the odds of turning the bonus into a big win aren’t good. But on the flip side–and this clearly doesn’t happen with traditional bonuses–you’re betting the casino’s money, not your own, so you can’t possibly lose betting the bonus. In the worst case scenario, your account balance returns to what it was just before you got the bonus.

In other words, the casino is giving you a free ride to try to win betting the bonus once. Is it likely that your win, if any, will amount to much? Probably not, but it’s not impossible.

The bottom line

Therefore, if you’re a Virgin Casino player, the April Showers that Virgin Casino is promising to close out the month you shouldn’t mind at all. Especially if they reward you with extra Bonus Money!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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