Autumn is Bonus Season at Tropicana Online!

 

If an award existed for the one NJ online casino that truly excels in finding every imaginable occasion for offering a bonus, that casino would be TropicanaCasino.com. This week there are no less than three new offers that you can get your hands on at Tropicana Online Casino. Learn here about the two that start today: Autumn Moon Mania and Harvest Bonus. The third promotion called “Bonus Bank” starts on Friday, October 6. There is no doubt about it. Autumn is Bonus Season at Tropicana Online!

Autumn Moon Mania

There must be an astronomer working behind the scenes at TropicanaCasino.com because it seems every time there is a full moon,Tropicana online players get to celebrate with a bonus. The first full moon of autumn, or Harvest Moon, will be on Thursday, October 5, and TropicanaCasino.com is going all out with a $7,000 Bonus Money Giveaway!

But you don’t have to wait till Thursday to start earning entries into the drawing that will take place a week from now, on Monday, October 9. All of your play this week through next Sunday counts, starting today, Monday, October 2.

How to Earn Entries for the Autumn Moon Mania Drawing

The Autumn Moon Mania promotion is open to registered TropicanaCasino.com players only. You do not necessarily have to reside in New Jersey to participate, just be able to play in New Jersey. However, residents of New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico are not eligible.

This is not one of those drawings where, unless you have the luck of a lottery winner, forget it. Instead of there being just one winner or a handful of winners, and everybody else winding up with nothing, 200 players will win a prize! No wonder the casino calls this promotion Autumn Moon Mania!

Here is what you have to do for your chance to win.

  • Log into your TropicanaCasino.com account anytime during the 10/2-10/8 promotional period.
  • Play your favorite games.

You can play any game you like. For every $50 wagered, you earn one entry into the drawing, up to a maximum of five entries per day (if your total wagers for the day are $250 or more).

In other words, if you play all seven days of the promotion and wager at least $250 daily, you will earn the maximum of 35 entries. However, this is a lot of play. So don’t worry if it’s more than you can afford or have time for this week. With 200 players sharing in the bounty, you will still have a very good chance to win with fewer entries.

Furthermore, no deposit is required. You also gain no advantage from making a deposit unless you intend to use it for your play. Otherwise, it will not increase the number of entries you have in the drawing.

Distribution of Prizes

On Monday, October 9, a random drawing will be held to determine the 200 winners. The following matrix shows how the prizes will be distributed.

 

# of Winners Prize
1 $500 Bonus Money
4 $250 Bonus Money
5 $100 Bonus Money
20 $75 Bonus Money
20 $50 Bonus Money
50 $30 Bonus Money
100 $10 Bonus Money

 

Note that all prizes come in the form of Bonus Money added to your account. Prizes range from $10 bonus dollars all the way up to $500 bonus dollars.

Participants are limited to one prize per player. All prizes are non-exchangeable and non-transferable.

Bonus Money Wagering Requirements

The 200 winners will have their Bonus Money credited to their accounts within three business days of the drawing and will be notified accordingly via email. They will then have up to 30 days to meet the casino’s minuscule wagering requirements: 1x the bonus on any game.

As soon as this wagering is completed, you are free to withdraw any resulting winnings but, unfortunately, not the bonus itself. This bonus is no different from any other TropicanaCaisno.com or VirginCasino.com bonus in that respect. You get the opportunity to wager the bonus once, and immediately after that, the casino takes the bonus back.

Hopefully, you will get lucky and win with the bonus. But even if you don’t, the good news is your account balance won’t be any less than just before you got the bonus. That’s because you are using the casino’s money, not your own money, to bet the bonus.

Autumn Harvest Bonus

The second new promotion that you can opt into this week at TropicanaCasino.com is the Harvest Bonus. No deposit is required to be eligible for this bonus either. However, unlike the Moon Mania bonus, where a random drawing determines the amount, if any, of each player’s bonus, this one is a Playback bonus that you will only get if you lose.

As I have mentioned many times, it is far better to win and, as a result, forfeit a Playback bonus. But just in case it’s not your lucky day, you have some insurance.

How to Participate in the Autumn Harvest Bonus Promotion and Possibly Qualify for a Bonus

This promotion also starts today, Monday, October 2, but only continues through Thursday, October 5. You don’t necessarily have to play every day of the promotion, but you do have to wager $50 or more (on any game) on at least two of the four days. The amount of your bonus will be calculated based on two factors:

  • Your total net loss on all qualifying days.
  • The number of qualifying days (2, 3, or 4).

Net loss is defined as total wagers minus total winnings during the promotional period. In addition, the more days you register sufficient play to qualify for a Playback bonus, the bigger the percentage of your loss you will receive as Playback.

In other words, to qualify for a bonus, you don’t necessarily have to lose every day you play during the promotional period, but your total loss for the entire period must exceed your total win. However, if these figures are based on three days of play, the Playback percentage will be bigger than if you only play two days, and if you play all four days, the Playback percentage will increase further.

The following table shows what your Playback bonus percentage will be and what the maximum bonus is for each number of days of qualifying play.

 

Days Played Playback Bonus % Max Playback Bonus
2 10% $20 in Bonus Money
3 15% $50 in Bonus Money
4 20% $75 in Bonus Money

 

If you only play two days, in order to receive the maximum Playback bonus of $20, your net loss will have to be at least $200. If you play three days, in order to receive the maximum Playback bonus of $50, your net loss will have to be at least $333.34. If you play all four days, in order to receive the maximum Playback bonus of $75, your net loss will have to be at least $375.

Playback Bonus Wagering Requirements

The bonus for this promotion is a Playback bonus, not a Payback bonus. There is only one thing you can do with it and that’s wager it. Despite being given ample time (30 days), you only get to wager it once before it is removed permanently from your account.

If you win, great. But, unless it’s a $50 or $75 bonus and you get really lucky with it, the amount you win probably won’t be enough to wipe out your loss completely. Otherwise, if you bet the bonus and again lose, you will end up with the same exact loss as before you got the bonus. You cannot withdraw the bonus itself at any time, only the winnings, if any, from the bonus.

Are This Week’s TropicanaCasino.com Autumn Bonus Offers Worth Your Time?

Autumn Moon Mania Bonus

I like the first offer, the Autumn Moon Mania Bonus promotion, more than I do the second offer. Even though not everyone participating will receive a bonus since the promotion entails a drawing, the fact that there are 200 prizes up for grabs gives you a much better chance than in most drawings. The cap of five entries per day also works in your favor because it allows everyone a fair chance at winning, not just high rollers.

Another nice feature is the very reasonable bonus-related wagering requirement of just 1x the bonus. Once you get the bonus, there is no further risk to your own money at all. It would be better, of course, if you could keep not just your winnings, but the bonus, too. However, with the exception of the $10 bonus, which is probably a time waster, the bonus prizes are large enough to give you a reasonable shot at winning–if not an autumn bounty–at least enough to put a smile on your face.

Harvest Bonus

I generally don’t care much for promotions that reward you for losing. This sets up an internal conflict between playing to win and playing to get the bonus since you can’t have both.

In addition, in this promotion, your bonus is not just based on how much you lose, but also on how many days you play. This encourages players to chase their losses, which is the opposite of good money management.

The only reason for participating in this promotion is to give you a little extra insurance as long as you are going to be playing anyway.

The Bottom Line

If you’re a TropicanaCasino.com player and wish to play this week, you should opt into these two promotions because either or both of them might work out in your favor. In the best case scenario, you’ll win big with Autumn Moon Mania and won’t even mind not getting the Harvest Bonus. In the worst case scenario, you lose in the casino so you get a Harvest Bonus, but then you lose the bonus, too. Then, next Monday your name isn’t picked at all in the drawing so even the Full Moon giveaway has you coming up empty. That’s the way it goes sometimes. That’s why it’s called gambling.

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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