Golden Nugget Happy Hour


When you see the term “Happy Hour” listed under an online casino’s offer, don’t expect any free drinks or cheap munchies. Instead, usually the offer is for a small percentage of any losses to be returned to you in the form of a Playback Bonus. However, at the extended Golden Nugget Happy Hour taking place today and continuing through 11:59 p.m. tonight at Golden Nugget Online Casino, what’s up for grabs are entries into a prize drawing!

Happy Hour at Golden Nugget Online Casino

Today, September 12 only, is a holding a special promotion that the casino is calling Golden Nugget Happy Hour. Four very lucky players will each win $250 in Bonus Money! Every $20 that you deposit and wager before the end of the day earns you an entry into the drawing.

How to Participate in the Golden Nugget Happy Hour Online

Since only four winners will be chosen and since, in all probability, other players have been depositing and wagering huge amounts of money all day long, your odds aren’t good, but you never know. Since no special promo code is required, if you already deposited money into your account and wagered it earlier today, it counts. Otherwise, you still have time to make one or more deposits and complete the necessary wagering.

Either a single deposit or multiple deposits is acceptable, but each deposit should be either $20 or an exact multiple of 20. Then every $20 deposited must be wagered 1x (on any game) for it to count towards earning an entry. In other words, it is pointless to deposit $90 because the maximum number of entries you can earn is only four, the same as if you deposit $80. Also, if you deposit $80, but only wager $70 of it, you only earn three entries.

Tomorrow a random drawing will be held to determine the four winners. These players will be notified by no later than 5 p.m.

Additional Wagering Requirements for the Bonus

If you are one of the fortunate four to win the $250 bonus, as much as you would love to cash it and spend it immediately, you can’t.  First, you will have to meet the additional wagering requirement of 1x the bonus for slots or 5x the bonus on any other game. You have up to 7 days to complete the wagering. Until you do, both the bonus itself and any resulting winnings are locked into your account.

Is this Golden Nugget Happy Hour Worth Your Time?

While the odds of winning are small, the reasonable wagering requirements both to earn entries into the drawing and to clear the bonus if you win make taking a shot worthwhile. Therefore, if you have an account at Golden Nugget Online Casino and plan to play anyway, you should participate in this promotion. However, don’t deposit more than you can afford just to earn additional entries. In fact, even if you can afford to deposit many times $250, it’s not recommended since you also have to wager it, thereby minimizing the value of the bonus.

One nice feature of this promotion is that for some players, it really will be happy hour since there is no stipulation that you can only get the bonus if you lose in the casino. You can play today and win and tomorrow you can win the bonus and more money wagering the bonus, too.

Unlike many other promotions, where some of the Bonus Money prizes are tiny, $250 is a generous amount that any player should be thrilled to get. However, what would really make this promotion “golden” and go a long way make Golden Nugget Happy Hour better live up to its title is, first, a reasonable cap on the number of entries per person and second, many more prizes.

Happy Hour at Golden Nugget Atlantic City

If you don’t have time to play online during “Happy Hour” and earn entries towards tomorrow’s drawing, or if you do and don’t win, don’t despair. You can visit Golden Nugget Atlantic City almost anytime and enjoy Happy Hour at one of its many restaurants, bars, or lounges. If you want to gamble in the casino, too, fine. If not, that is also fine. Either way, bargain priced food and drinks are yours for the taking. And the best news of all is these offers from some of the Golden Nugget’s finest restaurants don’t expire. So you can keep coming back week after week, either to partake of the same offer at the same establishment or to sample the offers at a different place. Here are a few suggestions

Chart House

A complete dinner at this beautiful seafood restaurant and steakhouse overlooking the bay may be well beyond some players’ budgets. But Happy Hour at the Chart House is a memorable experience anyone can afford. Besides, the spectacular sunset view is included for free!

When Is Happy Hour?
  • Tues.-Fri.: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 3 to 7 p.m.
On the Menu

Choose from an array of appetizers such as fried mushrooms, nachos, kimchee calamari, or firecracker shrimp at $5-$7 each. Or order fish tacos, prime rib sliders, oysters on the half shell, or the Chart House Sampler for $8.

Beer costs $3 or $4, wine by the glass costs $6, and martinis are $7.

Grotto Italian Ristorante

Italian food seems to be everyone’s favorite, so whatever you order here, you can’t go wrong. Happy Hour is a great opportunity to sample this restaurant’s friendly trattoria atmosphere and tasty, filling authentic Italian cuisine and try a variety of items for a very small price.

When is Happy Hour?

For patrons seated at the bar only.

  • Monday: 12 noon to 11 p.m.
  • Tues.-Sun.: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday Bonus Happy Hour: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
On the Menu

Small plates such as meatball crostini, eggplant bruschetta, Italian long hots, roasted pork sliders, or spinach flatbread pizza will set you back $6-$8.

Drinks are very reasonably priced, too. You can have a Peach Bellini for only $3, beer or wine for $4 or $5 or select cocktails for $7.

Lillie’s Asian Cuisine

Lillie’s is located right on the casino floor next to Asian gaming. If you’re a sushi lover or have an adventurous palate, this innovative eatery offering an eclectic melange of Cantonese, Szechwan, Japanese, and Pan-Asian cuisine hits the spot!

When is Happy Hour?
  • Monday: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Friday: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
On the Menu

Small plates like edamame, tempura, spring rolls, or pot stickers range from $3 to $7. Some of the other choices are Sweet and Sour Chicken for $6 and Chicken, Beef, or Shrimp Satay on a Skewer for $7. Sushi Rolls are $7 as well, while Specialty Rolls cost $9. On Fridays, you can have Pho for $7.

Beer, wine, and select special cocktails cost $5 each.

Vic & Anthony’s

Vic & Anthony’s is rated as one of America’s Top 10 Steakhouses. So regardless of whether you go for a full dinner or just a drink and a light bite, this place should exceed the expectations of even the fussiest diners.

When is Happy Hour?

For patrons seated at the bar and lounge only.

  • Mon.-Sat.: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: All evening
 On the Menu

Oysters, shrimp, and cured meats and cheeses are available a la carte (by the piece). Or you can choose from a variety of other appetizers such as Calamari, Chicken Satay, Steak Tartare, or Maple Glazed Quail for $6 to $8 each.

Beer costs $4 or $5, wine by the glass costs $7, and martinis are $8.

Thursday night, at the bar only, the cost of a martini goes down to $6 and select specialty cocktails are available for only $5. There is also a special “bar bites” menu with additional food offerings.


 If Golden Nugget is a casino where you enjoy playing, be sure to take advantage of Golden Nugget Happy Hour, not only online, but offline at the Atlantic City Golden Nugget, too.

While visiting Golden Nugget Casino, you can not only redeem any comps you have earned, but stop at the casino cashier’s cage to cash your online winnings. Or, if you play in Atlantic City and win, especially if your online account balance is running low, you can make a deposit at the casino cashier’s cage. Both deposits and withdrawals are absolutely free and the option is available for your convenience 24/7.



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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