Choose a Bonus at Golden Nugget Casino


Golden Nugget Online Casino recognizes that it’s hard to find one size deposit match bonus that will suit every player. That’s why this weekend the casino is letting you choose a bonus from three different offers. Simply pick the one that works best for you. If you’re a small player, no need to stretch your budget to meet the sizable deposit and wagering requirements of a bonus that you can’t afford. If you’re a big player, no need to settle for a bonus that’s only a small fraction of your average wager. At Golden Nugget Online Casino, every player can be in the bonus zone.

Here are your three choices:

  • Deposit $50 – $149 to receive a $20 bonus
  • Or deposit $150 – $499 to receive a $50 bonus
  • Or deposit $500 or more to receive a $100 bonus

You can only pick one of the three, and once you make a selection, it’s final. So choose your bonus carefully.

How to claim your bonus

This Choose a Bonus offer has been available since Friday, May 10 and continues all weekend through Sunday, May 12. This is how it works.

  • Log into your account anytime during the 5/10-5/12 promotion period.
  • Go to Available Bonuses to claim the offer. Review the three choices, and choose a bonus.
  • Deposit the minimum amount required for the bonus you have selected.

The reason you should deposit only the minimum and no more than that is to lock in the best possible percentage match for that size bonus. For example, if you’re considering depositing $400, a better choice, if you can afford it, would be to deposit $500 instead. It’s silly to settle for a 12% bonus of $50 when you can get a 20% bonus of $100. Alternatively, only deposit $150. That way your $50 bonus would be 33% of your deposit.

Keep in mind that you can only claim this offer once and with a single deposit. As soon as you do, you will receive your bonus instantly.

Wagering requirements for the bonus

Once you receive your bonus, you have up to seven days to clear it. Again you have a choice, as you can pick any online casino game you wish. However, sports wagers don’t count. Wagering requirements for the different types of games vary, as indicated below, and follow the same guidelines as most other Golden Nugget bonuses.

  • Most slots: 10x bonus
  • Video poker, roulette, blackjack, and other table games: 40x bonus
  • Excluded* slots: 50x bonus

*Your choice of slots at this NJ online casino keeps growing. As of this writing, the total is an incredible 558 slot games. So whenever you have a bonus to clear, if making up your mind which to play is any problem at all, it’s because you have so many slots to choose from, not because you can’t find any to your liking. And the overwhelming majority of these slots count 100%, which is more great news. You only have to wager the bonus 10x.

However, Golden Nugget has singled out 21 “excluded” slots, which only count 20% towards clearing your bonus, which is even less than non-slot play. They do have a higher than average theoretical return to player (RTP), but not so much higher to justify five times as much wagering.

You’ll find the complete list of excluded slots on the Golden Nugget website. Avoid them for now, clear the bonus instead with other high-return slots that count 100%, and wait until you don’t have a bonus to clear to play any of the excluded slots. I recommend using the information on the “i” tab to assist you with your choices.

Additional terms and conditions

While the wagering to clear the bonus is still in progress, you will be temporarily blocked from withdrawing not only the bonus itself, but also the deposit tied to the bonus and any related winnings. However, if you have other funds in your cashable wallet not related to the bonus, those remain available to you, if needed. You will have full access to the other money (or whatever is left of it), too, as soon as you complete all of the required wagering, provided that you do so in time.

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

Choose a Bonus Pros and Cons

What’s not to like about this offer

Deposit match percentages could be better

Surprisingly, the one bonus of the three that offers the best value is the $20 bonus, while the one that offers the least is the $100 bonus. Usually when a casino offers several alternative bonuses at the same time and lets you choose your bonus from the various options, the percentage of your deposit is higher, not lower, for a larger bonus than it is for a smaller bonus.

None of these bonuses have deposit match percentages that I would consider great, but small players, who rarely qualify for any bonus at all, should be quite pleased to get a $20 bonus to match their $50 deposit.

On the other hand, a player with the funds and desire to deposit $500 deserves at the very least a 50% deposit match bonus and would probably be disappointed that all the casino is offering is a 20% bonus.

Not all slots count 100%

Golden Nugget is, I believe, the only NJ online casino that doesn’t let you play any slot you want and have it count 100% towards clearing a bonus. Even the excluded slots still have a house edge of at least 4%, so it makes no sense that the wagering requirements would be even higher than for a game like blackjack, which when properly played, has a less than 1% house edge.

Your best defense is to select the best slots you can (with an RTP of 96% or better) that count the full 100%. There are many of them.

What you will love about the Choose a Bonus offer

Even with the above-mentioned shortcomings, this promotion has much to like. The best feature is that instead of the casino dictating a single fixed amount for the deposit and bonus, you get to choose a bonus yourself based on your own budget and style of play. You’re not boxed into a corner feeling you have to do anything against your grain simply to get a bonus.

Therefore, this is an offer any player can afford. And the 10x bonus wagering requirement if you play any of over 500 slot games, which you can spread out over a whole week, is also very reasonable.

If you’re a Golden Nugget player, don’t let this opportunity get away from you. Choose a bonus today!





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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