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
Always Dreaming ALWAYSDREAMING
State of Honor STATEOFHONOR
Battle of Midway BATTLEOFMIDWAY
J Boys Echo JBOYSECHO
Classic Empire CLASSICEMPIRE
Irish War Cry IRISHWARCRY
Practical Joke PRACTICALJOKE
- 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!