Tackle Your Bonus at GoldenNuggetCasino.com


This weekend, to celebrate the start of the regular NFL season, Golden Nugget Online Casino has a special promotion for you called Tackle Your Bonus.  The promotion has been running since Friday, September 8, but you still have plenty of time all day today, Sunday, September 10, until 11:59 p.m., to participate and select and “tackle your bonus.”

How to Participate in the Tackle Your Bonus Promotion

“Tackle Your Bonus” is open to all registered players at GoldenNuggetCasino.com. Here is what you need to do to participate.

  • Log into your GoldenNuggetCasino.com account during the September 8-10 promotional period.
  • Make a deposit of $20 or more.
  • Claim your bonus. These are your two choices:

     20% deposit match up to $100 OR

     30% deposit match up to $50

This offer can only be claimed once, and as soon as you choose which of the two bonuses you want, your decision is final. You cannot change your mind and switch to the other bonus.

New Version of the Golden Nugget Speedway Challenge

Frequent Golden Nugget Online Casino players will recognize this offer as being very similar to the “Golden Nugget Speedway Challenge” from a month ago, described in my 8/12/17 post on this website. Your choice then was between a 25% bonus up to $75 or a 50% bonus up to $25.

Now, for both bonuses, the maximum amount of the bonus is increased, while the percentage of your deposit match is decreased. Sneaky, sneaky. The bigger the bonus, the bigger the wagering requirements. The smaller the percentage of the deposit match, the more money you need to deposit to get the same size bonus and the bigger extent you will need to rely on your own funds, in addition to the bonus money, to satisfy the wagering requirements.

Which Bonus Should You Pick?

Getting back to the offer at hand, neither bonus is great, but here are the simple guidelines to determine which one is better.

In order to get the maximum bonus of $100 on the 20% deposit match, you will need to deposit $500. In order to get the maximum bonus of $50 on the 30% deposit match, the minimum deposit is $167.

Of course, in either case, you can deposit more than the minimum if you think you will need it to complete the wagering requirements. However, the amount of your bonus will not increase beyond the preset $100 or $50 maximum.

But what if you will be depositing less than the required amount for the maximum bonus? Which bonus should you tackle? It all depends on how much you will be depositing. The minimum amount where the 20% bonus up to $100 becomes the better deal is $251. Players depositing less than $250 will get more money with the 30% bonus. For deposits of exactly $250, it makes no difference. Either way, your bonus will be $50.

If you are making a large deposit, don’t make the costly mistake of taking the 30% bonus instead of the 20% bonus. It will cut your bonus in half from $100 to $50!

Tackle Your Bonus Wagering Requirements

Before you will be permitted to withdraw the bonus, the deposit tied to the bonus, and any resulting winnings, you will have to “tackle the bonus,” or in other words, meet the casino’s wagering requirements. Here they are.

            Slots: 10x bonus

            All Other Games: 50x bonus

 Here is what these figures mean if you take the maximum bonus.

            $50 Bonus:          Slots: $500            Other Games: $2,500

            $100 Bonus:        Slots: $1,000         Other Games: $5,000

While clearing the bonus, the player’s own deposited money is used first, then the bonus money. You have up to seven days to complete the wagering.

Is “Tackle the Bonus” Worth Your Time?

Compared to this weekend’s outstanding promotion at Caesars Online Casino, consisting of a 100% deposit match up to $100, with comparable wagering requirements, a 20% deposit match up to $100 or 30% deposit match up to $50 falls way short. However, if you plan to play at GoldenNuggetCasino.com today anyway, then by all means opt into this promotion, make a deposit, and get your bonus.

Limit your deposit to what you can afford. If you’re a small player, I recommend a deposit of at least $67, which will give you a $20 bonus. A deposit of only $20 (the minimum) will give you a bonus of only $6, probably a time waster.

Also, don’t try to cram all of the wagering in one day. Take advantage of the full seven days the casino is allowing. Small players who don’t want to rely entirely on slots to clear the bonus can use other lower house edge games (like blackjack or video poker) for part of the wagering and still keep the total wagering requirements manageable.

If you have an account at both Caesars and Golden Nugget and your budget and free time are limited, the Caesars bonus should take priority. Alternatively, if you have the time and bankroll to take both maximum bonuses, go for it. Get your hands on $200 in bonus money!


There are lots of fun activities competing for a NJ resident’s attention today. Personally, I find following the action this opening Sunday of the NFL season, attending the Seafood Festival at the Showboat in Atlantic City, and watching the crowning of the new Miss America tonight all more exciting prospects than this bonus. But if GoldenNuggetCasino.com is a place where you like to play, you should take advantage of this opportunity to boost your online account by up to $100. Today is the time to Tackle your Bonus!



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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