Race for $50 Bonus Dollars at Mohegan Sun!

Saturday, May 6, the big event that racing fans all across America have been waiting for will finally be here—the Kentucky Derby. This year, however, there is no odds-on super horse that pundits are touting as horse racing’s next Secretariat, Affirmed, or American Pharoah. In fact, no less than 20 horses will be vying for the winner’s circle, the chance to become the 2017 horse of the year, and possibly even capture the Triple Crown (if it wins the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, too). During the 143 years the Derby has run, only 12 horses have won the Triple Crown. Maybe we will add one more this year, but probably not. In any case, if you want to bet on the Derby, but don’t know where. these are your options. If you can get to Atlantic City tomorrow, head for the Borgata; it is the only place in town that still has a race book. Otherwise, log in to MoheganSunCasino.com today or tomorrow morning and enter the Race for $50 Bonus Dollars!

MoheganSunCasino.com Race for $50 Bonus Dollars

The MoheganSunCasino.com Race for $50 Bonus Dollars got out of the starting gate on Wednesday, May 3. But don’t worry, you still have from now until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6 to enter and try to get your own spot in the Winner’s Circle.

In fact, MoheganCasino.com is inviting all its players to be part of their big Derby Week celebration. Here’s how to get in on the action:

  • Sign in to your MoheganSunCasino.com account anytime during the promotional period.
  • Go to My Bonuses.
  • Pick the horse that you think will win the Derby Then enter the Bonus Code for that horse, as indicated on the following list.

                                      Your Horse                                      Your Code

                                     Lookin’ At Lee                                 LOOKINATLEE

                                    Thunder Snow                                THUNDERSNOW

                                    Fast and Accurate                          FASTANDACCURATE

                                    Untrapped                                        UNTRAPPED

                                    Always Dreaming                           ALWAYSDREAMING

                                    State of Honor                                 STATEOFHONOR

                                    Girvin                                                 GIRVIN

                                    Hence                                                HENCE

                                    Irap                                                     IRAP

                                    Gunnevera                                       GUNNEVERA

                                    Battle of Midway                             BATTLEOFMIDWAY

                                    Sonneteer                                        SONNETEER

                                    J Boys Echo                                    JBOYSECHO

                                    Classic Empire                                CLASSICEMPIRE

                                    McCraken                                         MCCRAKEN

                                    Tapwrit                                              TAPWRIT

                                    Irish War Cry                                    IRISHWARCRY

                                    Gormley                                            GORMLEY

                                    Practical Joke                                 PRACTICALJOKE

                                    Patch                                                 PATCH

  • Start playing.

For every 20 Elevate Points you earn on MoheganCasino.com during Derby Week, you receive 1 entry into the Race for $50 Bonus Dollars drawing. Then watch the race and hope you picked correctly. If your Derby pick doesn’t win, it won’t matter how many entries you have earned; they will be worthless. But if your horse wins, all of your entries will be included in the drawing, where the names of 30 players will be picked at random to each win $50 Bonus Dollars!

All Bonus Money winners will have the money deposited into their account as soon as the drawing has taken place. The bonus is then subject to the following wagering requirements:

5x the bonus for slots or

25x the bonus on any other game.

Check the My Bonuses page for the amount of time you have to complete the wagering. As soon as the wagering requirements have been satisfied, the bonus and any associated winnings are yours!

Should You Pick the Favorite?

Unlike at a racetrack, OTB, or the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa race book, where you can hedge your bets and wager on more than one horse, in the MoheganSunCasino.com Race for $50 Bonus Dollars, you are limited to one pick only. Since you have 20 horses to choose from, good luck with that. My suggestion would be to pick a horse that looks like it has a chance, not a rank outsider, but not to go with the favorite or other very popular public choice, in order to narrow the field for the drawing. That way, if your horse wins, you would still have a good shot at the $50 bonus money even if you are a small player and have not had time to accumulate a huge number of entries.

Usually form holds up fairly well in the Derby, but that’s a far cry from saying that the favorite wins all of the time, or even most of the time. In fact, only a third of all the Kentucky Derby races to date have been won by the favorite!

Furthermore, nine Derby winners over the years have returned over $50 on a $2 bet, and three have paid over $100. The biggest longshot ever to win this race was a horse called Donerail in 1913. Donerail went off at 91-1 odds and paid $184.90!

In other words, anything is possible! However, in reading through the terms and conditions it doesn’t appear that the casino has even considered the possibility that no one will pick the winning horse. That scenario, as unlikely as it may be, is still within the realm of possibility. The only winner of the MoheganSunCasino.com Race for $50 Bonus Dollars then would be the casino since the drawing would have no entries and no winners!

Also, it baffles me why the Race for $50 Bonus Dollars has to end at 11:30 a.m. on the day of the race when post time for the Derby isn’t until 6:34 p.m. Extending the hours of promotion would have given those players who were too busy during the week working to have much time to play online a longer block of time to play on Saturday. However, that is not the case, so if you want be in the running for a shot at the $50 prize, there is no time to waste. Good luck, have fun, and may the best horse win!



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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