Thanksgiving Week Specials at Virgin Casino


Online casino gambling was officially launched in New Jersey in November, 2013, four years ago, and is one of several online casinos celebrating the occasion this week. Actually, sister online casino opened on day 1, 11/26/13, and opened two months later. But if the casino wants to celebrate its birthday early, I’m all for it, especially when all of you who are players are invited to join in the fun  And what better way to celebrate can there be than with a feast of Thanksgiving Week specials!

Be sure to check back on this site later in the week or next week when will keep the party going with more bonuses. But until then, here is a tempting trio of special offers you can access right now.

Thanksgiving Week Offer #1

Birthday High 5

As the casino website states, even though it’s the casino’s birthday, you’re the ones getting the presents. This first offer is valid for Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21 only, so you will have to act fast. Here is what you need to do.

  • Log into your account before 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, November 21.
  • Make a net deposit of $20-25 and wager it once.

On Wednesday, November 22 you will receive a bonus amounting to 20% of your net deposit up to $5. Net deposit is defined as the total amount deposited minus any withdrawals.

Note that if you make the minimum deposit of $20, you will receive a $4 bonus. Or you can deposit $5 more in order to receive the maximum bonus of $5.

I’m sorry I don’t have better news for you, but $5 is the maximum bonus the casino is offering. So there really is no point in depositing more than $25.

Additional Wagering Requirements

Once the bonus is credited to your account, it works the same way as all other bonuses. You have up to 30 days to wager it once on any game. As soon as you do, you are free to withdraw any bonus-related winnings but, unfortunately, not the bonus itself. The casino takes the bonus back as soon as the tiny 1x bonus (in this case $4 or $5) has been wagered.

Thanksgiving Week Offer #2

Friends With Benefits

Now we’re talking! While a nonredeemable bonus capped at $5 is stingy to say the least, this is where the casino more than makes up for it. Does the term “Friends with Benefits” in connection with Virgin Online Casino sound familiar? It should because this casino has been making this special offer frequently.

How Friends with Benefits Works

Last week had the offer, and now it’s Virgin’s turn again. In a nutshell, you can refer your friends to either casino anytime. As long as they sign up and deposit and wager at least $10, your friends get a bonus. But they aren’t the only ones. The casino will thank you with a $50 bonus for each new referral!

However, during Friends with Benefits Week, your first successful new referral, instead of being worth $50 to you, is worth $100!

If you want to refer more than one person this week,no problem. You will still receive the usual $50 bonus on all of your additional referrals.

Also, for those of you who play on both and, if there’s ever a time to get greedy, it’s right now. Even if you received a $100 bonus last week from the latter for your first new referral, as long as the same player is not already signed up with, go ahead and refer him or her to, too. If your friend just signed up with, encouraging him or her to sign up with ASAP looks like a no- brainer, and it could be the easiest $200 you ever made!

Terms and Conditions

Friends with Benefits Week at starts Monday, November 20 and continues all week through Sunday November 26.

Just remember that your friend needs to enter your username in the “Referred by a Friend” field when filling out the registration form. Or, alternatively, give your friend the following link or share it on social media, and add your name at the end of the URL.{username}

The last time offered Friends with Benefits was towards the end of October.  See my post of 11/28: “Double Refer a Friend Bonus at Two Casinos” for the full details. In October, Tropicana  and VirginOnline Casinos were both offering $100 for your first new referral during the same week; now the two casinos’ offers are one week apart. Otherwise, the promotion is identical.

Thanksgiving Week Offer #3

Turkey Day Giveaway

 Last, but not least, all week long, simply by playing as usual, you can earn entries into next Monday’s drawing where 10 players will win a $100 gift card from Williams-Sonoma!

Terms and Conditions

For every $50 wagered on any one calendar day, you earn 1 entry into the drawing, up to a maximum of 5 entries per day (if you wager $250 or more). Each day is considered separately in determining the number of entries you get; entries cannot be carried over from one day to the next. Therefore, the maximum number of entries possible (if you play all 7 days and wager $250 or more on each) is 35. However, if this is more than you can afford or have time for, don’t worry about it. Just play as you would ordinarily.

Note that for this particular promotion, residents of New York Florida, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico are excluded.

On Monday, November 27, a random drawing will be held to determine the winners. All winners will be notified via email within three business days. They will then have up to 14 calendar days to claim their prize as per the instructions given.. All prizes are non-exchangeable and non-transferable.

Are the Three Thanksgiving Week Specials at Worth Your Time?

Birthday Bonus Offer is really being a tightwad with this bonus. But the cost to you is minimal, so go ahead and deposit and wager $25. If you’re lucky, you’ll win with it and win a little more when you receive your $5 bonus.

Or, if you don’t win, the most you can lose is the $25 deposit. If you also lose betting the bonus, you’re no worse off because those bets are with the casino’s money, not your own.

Turkey Day Giveaway

The problem with this offer is that there are only 10 winners. But as long as you are planning to play this week anyway, you might as well pick up some entries in the process. As with the Friends with Benefits offer, no deposit is required, so unless your account balance is so low you can’t make your usual wagers, there is no advantage to your depositing additional money. Furthermore, if you win, the prize is  yours free and clear with no further wagering requirements.

Friends With Benefits

Friends With Benefits is by far the best offer of the three. No deposit is necessary at all, and while you do have to wager the bonus once, you are not risking any of your own money. So you can only win with this offer. You can’t lose a cent!

In the weeks and months ahead, you will also have plenty to talk about with your friends as you share your experiences playing your favorite games in the same casino.


New Jersey is setting a great example for the entire country with four years of outstanding legalized online casino gambling, and is certainly an important contributor to that success. So If you are a player, by all means join the celebration and opt into this trio of bonuses.

Clearly, Friends with Benefits is the only superior offer of the three, after which I would rank the gift certificate giveaway second, and the Birthday Bonus a distant third.  But as long as you plan to play on the site this week anyway, my recommendation is to opt into all three offers, and don’t procrastinate.

Going into next week, many of you may still be working on leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner, but that won’t be possible  with these Thanksgiving week offers. If you want them, they must be gobbled up right away while they are still on the table!










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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