Bonus Fuel Up Day at Golden Nugget

  

If you’re a GoldenNuggetCasino.com player and your account is running on empty, today could be an ideal time for a reload. Today, Tuesday, August 8 only, Golden Nugget Online Casino is giving away $1,000 in Bonus Money–$100 bonus dollars apiece to each of 10 lucky players! The casino calls its promotion “Bonus Fuel Up” and rightly so.

How Today’s Bonus Fuel Up Promotion at Golden Nugget Online Casino Works

 In order to be eligible for this promotion, here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Log into your GoldenNuggetCasino.com account sometime today, August 8.
  • Go to “Available Bonuses” and opt into the Bonus Fuel Up
  • Make a deposit of at least $20 and wager it once on any game.

Each $20 deposited and wagered today earns you one entry into the drawing. Thus, for example, if you deposit and wager $100, you will earn five entries.

Picking the Winners

The casino will choose the 10 winners tomorrow, Wednesday August 9, and the players will be notified by 5 p.m. the same day.

The casino’s website also states that “10 winners will be chosen based on number of entries earned.” However, the terms “random” and even “drawing” aren’t used at all. This suggests that rather than being a random drawing which any player has a chance to win, it is a race.

Bonus Money Wagering Requirements

The 10 winners will have the Bonus Money credited to their account tomorrow. However, prior to being permitted to withdraw either the bonus or any additional winnings therefrom, the bonus is subject to the following wagering requirements:

            Slots: 1x bonus

            OR

            All Other Games: 5x bonus

Since the bonus is $100, the amount that needs to be wagered is therefore $100 for slots or $500 for any other game. Players’ own deposited money is used first for this purpose, and then the Bonus Money. Players have 7 days to complete the wagering requirements.

Is the Bonus Fuel Up Promotion Worth Your Time?

Sooner or later, all online casino players need to replenish their account. So you might as well do it when the casino will give you a bonus, or at least offer a chance for a bonus.

How This Promotion Could Be Better

Unfortunately, there are two major problems with this particular promotion.

  1. While a prize of $100 bonus dollars is very generous, only 10 players will win it. That leaves the overwhelming majority of participants in this promotion with no prize. Even if they were to receive a token prize of $5 or $10 bonus dollars, that would be a big improvement of coming away from this promotion with nothing.
  2. The second problem with this promotion is that the terms and conditions to do not state any cap on the number of entries per person. So a high roller, for whom $1,000 might be pocket change, can deposit and wager that amount without thinking twice about it and earn 50 entries. Meanwhile, a small player depositing $60 would only earn 3 entries. Skewing the odds to that extent in favor of big players is not fair to smaller players who are also hoping to win a prize. If in fact, this promotion is simply a race to see which players can deposit the most and play the most before the end of the day, non-high rollers have zero chance of winning.

Skewing the odds to that extent in favor of big players is not fair to smaller players who are also hoping   to win a prize. If in fact, this promotion is simply a race to see which players can deposit the most and play the most before the end of the day, non-high rollers have zero chance of winning.

If the casino wants to make this a promotion exclusively for high rollers, it should set high enough deposit and wagering requirements so that participation would in effect be limited to that group. Alternatively, if the casino wants to have a promotion where any player has a realistic chance, a minimal deposit requirement with either one entry per person or a reasonable cap is essential.

Reasons to Participate Anyway

Even with the aforementioned weaknesses, this promotion has a very good feature. The wagering requirements for the $100 bonus are very reasonable. Not that it will matter here, but wagering $100 on slots, or even $500 on another game, within the span of a week should be feasible for almost any player. Being able to access the bonus sooner rather than later is something that any player can also appreciate.

Summary and Conclusion

In summary, if you’re a Golden Nugget Online Casino player and making a very sizable deposit and wagering it today works for you, then opting into this promotion is a good idea. Otherwise,don’t get your hopes up. Unless you can afford to rack up a ton of entries, the 10 winners won’t include you.

 

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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