Hop on the Money Train at VirginCasino.com


Just in time for the weekend, VirginCasino.com is offering a new promotion called Money Train. Calling a 15% non-redeemable deposit match bonus a “money train” is somewhat of a stretch in my book, but if you are a VirginCasino.com player, you might as well hop aboard. The promotion starts Friday, August 18 at 12:01 a.m. and continues all weekend long up until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 20.

How the VirginCasino.com Money Train Promotion Works

Choose whatever day is most convenient for you–Friday, Saturday, or Sunday–and log into your VirginCasino.com, as usual. Then make a deposit of at least $20 and wager it once on any game. Or, if you prefer, you can make more than one deposit. But in order for it to count, the additional money must also be in your account and wagered once before the end of the promotional period.

You will receive a 15% match of your total qualifying net deposit, up to $50, in the form of Bonus Money.  The casino will determine what this amount is on Monday, August 21, after which the bonus will be placed in your account within 24 hours.

Regardless of whether you make just one deposit or multiple deposits, keep in mind that in order to receive a maximum bonus of $50, your net deposit must be at least $333.34. Assuming you can afford this amount, that is what you should deposit.

Bonus Money Wagering Requirements

Any Bonus Money received in the VirginCasino.com Money Train promotion is subject to the same wagering requirements as other bonuses at this online casino. You have up to 30 days to wager the bonus 1x on any game. Then, as soon as this very modest wagering requirement is completed ($50 for the $50 maximum bonus), any winnings therefrom become available for withdrawal. However, you won’t be able to withdraw the bonus itself. Win or lose, as soon as you wager the Bonus Money once, the casino takes it back. By the way, this is how all of the bonuses work for established customers at Tropicana Online Casino as well.

Not Exactly a Money Train, but Still Worth Your Time

This promotion would be much better if the match bonus percentage were higher than 15%. While a cap of $50 isn’t bad, the only way to get it is to deposit and wager more than 6x that amount.

On the other hand, if you only deposit the minimum of $20, your wagering requirement is just $20, but your bonus would drop all the way down to $3 which, of course, would be a waste of time.

The second problem with this promotion is that the bonus is not withdrawable. Therefore, you need a larger amount than with a traditional redeemable bonus to give you enough ammunition to have a realistic shot at winning anything worth mentioning. Of course, a $3 bonus on a $20 deposit won’t cut it, but a $15 bonus on a $100 deposit probably won’t either.

Despite these weaknesses, as long as you are going to play during the promotional period anyway, and you take the maximum bonus the casino is willing to give, the offer is worthwhile. That’s because the casino is giving you extra money to wager, with no further risk to your bankroll whatsoever. In the worst case scenario, you lose the bonus, but it’s the casino’s money, not yours, so you wind up exactly where you were before you got the bonus. In the best case scenario, you come out ahead. To improve your chance of winning, taking the maximum bonus of $50 and no less is highly recommended.

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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