Jack-O-Lantern Bonus at TropicanaCasino.com


Halloween is over, but that minor detail isn’t stopping Tropicana Online Casino from milking this holiday for as many promotions as it can muster up for as long as possible. If the result is a chance for more money in your pocket, why not!

 Accordingly, at the same time you are racking up Sharepot Tickets for the Monster Million Trop Points Giveaway at this casino, (see my 11/1/17 post on this promotion for all the details), you can be earning entries into the drawing for the Jack-O-Lantern Bonus, too. All you have to do is log into your TropicanaCasino.com account and play your favorite games. No deposit is necessary.

When and How to Earn Entries into the TropicanaCasino.com Jack-O-Lantern Bonus Giveaway Drawing

This promotion started Monday, October 30 and continues until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 5. So even if you didn’t start playing on day 1, you still have plenty of time to earn entries.

Players earn one entry into the drawing for each $50 wagered on any one calendar day during the promotion, up to a maximum of five entries per day.

Therefore, if you were to play all seven days of the promotion and wager $250 or more each day, you would receive 35 entries, which is the maximum number of entries possible. If you start today and wager $250 or more each day, you would earn 25 entries, which is still a large number.

You Can Still Win Without a Lot of Entries

Keep in mind that prizes will be determined in a random drawing. Therefore, having the maximum number of entries will not guarantee winning a prize. Also, you gain no advantage at all in terms of your odds of winning by wagering more than $250 on a single calendar day. The number of entries is still capped at five, and if you do win, the extra amount wagered will not necessarily result in a bigger prize. On the other hand, you could be picked as a winner even with just a few entries, especially since 200 names will be randomly selected. So only play what you can comfortably afford.

Other Terms and Conditions

You do not necessarily have to live in New Jersey to participate. However, you do need to be a registered TropicanaCasino.com player and be able to play in New Jersey. In addition, residents of New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico are not eligible.

Distribution of Prizes

Whereas the prize pool for the Monster Million Sharepot is a mystery that will only be figured later based on the total amount of wagering during the promotional period, the Jack-O-Lantern Bonus Giveaway prize pool is preset at $7,000. On Monday, November 6, a random drawing will be held to determine the 200 winners who will share in this prize pool.

All prizes will be in the form of Bonus Money credited to the player’s account. Winners can expect to receive their bonus within 24 hours of the drawing (or within three business days in the event of technical difficulties). The minimum prize is $10 Bonus Dollars, and the maximum is $500 Bonus Dollars. The following table shows how the 200 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


Wagering Requirements for the Bonus

Like all other Bonus Money prizes awarded to existing TropicanaCasino.com players, any Bonus Money won in the Jack-O-Lantern Bonus drawing is subject to the following wagering requirements.

The bonus must be wagered 1x on any game.

You have up to 30 days to complete the wagering, following which you are free to withdraw any resulting winnings. However, the bonus itself cannot be withdrawn. As soon as the bonus is wagered once, the casino takes it back! All bonuses for existing players at VirginCasino.com work the same way.

Is the Jack-O-Lantern Bonus Drawing Promotion Worth Your Time?

Like most special offers from online casinos, the Jack-O-Lantern Bonus Drawing promotion has some features which are very good and other features which detract from its value.

Features That Could Be Better

As with the simultaneous so-called Monster Million Giveaway, you are much more likely to come away from this promotion with small winnings than with big winnings. This likelihood is enhanced by the fact that only your winnings, if any, remain available for you to withdraw or rewager, not the bonus itself.

Furthermore, in some TropicanaCasino.com prize giveaways, the smallest prize is $20 Bonus Dollars, but in this drawing, 100 of the 200 prizewinners will only receive $10 Bonus Dollars. Winning anything worth mentioning after wagering a $10 non-redeemable bonus once is highly unlikely.

Great Features

At least, with the probable exception of the $10 bonus, the prizes are sufficient in size to offer a realistic chance, with a little luck, of wagering the money once and obtaining more than a token win. If you lose, you’re right back where you started. But since you only have to wager the bonus once, it is only the casino’s money you are risking at this point, not any more of your own.

Here are some other features of this promotion that enhance its value.

  • No deposit is necessary.
  • The number of entries per person is capped at five per day. This opens the door for all levels of players, and not just high rollers, to have a realistic shot at winning.
  • Great odds of winning something, even though in all likelihood it will be a small prize rather than a big one. In this case, 200 players will be prizewinners.

The Bottom Line

If you win while earning your entries for the drawing, this promotion will give you a chance to win more. Unfortunately, there is also the possibility that you not only don’t win during the entry earning period, but your name isn’t picked for a prize in the drawing either. But at least, with 200 names being randomly chosen, your odds are much better than in most drawings.

This promotion would be a lot better if you could keep the bonus. However, it’s a no risk bonus that you only have to wager once–with the casino’s money! So you do get to bet the bonus for free, and this extra money in your account might be enough to help you post a nice win.


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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