Grab a Piece of the Pie at Tropicana Casino!


Thanksgiving is a time when everyone wants a piece of the pie. But if you’re a player, you could receive an extra piece of the casino’s pie, too! No hidden calories to worry about either, as all the prizes are in the form of Bonus Money added to the player’s account. not only has more prize drawings than any other NJ online casino; each drawing has lots of winners so your chances of snagging a prize are better than you think. That is why, even if you’ve entered previous drawings at this casino and your name wasn’t picked for a prize, you should keep trying. Sooner or later, your luck should turn around and you might even be one of the big prizewinners!

This week is as good a time as any to try to grab a “piece of the pie”.All together the casino is giving away a whopping $7,000 in prizes and one of the lucky 200 players who get to share it could be YOU!

How to Earn Entries for a Chance at a Piece of the Pie

If you’re a player, participating in this promotion is easy. All you have to do is log into your account as often as possible between Monday, November 20 and Sunday, November 26 and play your favorite games. For every $50 wagered on any single calendar day during the promotional period, you earn 1 entry, up to a maximum of five per day (if you wager $250 or more).

In other words, if you play all seven days and wager $250 each day, you earn the maximum of 35 entries. Or if this amount of play isn’t feasible, scale back based on what you can afford. With 200 winners and with the luck of the draw being a big part of the outcome, you don’t need to have anywhere near the maximum number of entries to have a decent shot at winning.

No Deposit Necessary

It is important to note that as long as you have sufficient money in your account to make your wagers, no deposit is necessary. Making a deposit will have no effect on your odds of winning.

Who Isn’t Eligible

Also note that residents of New York, Florida, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico are excluded from this promotion.

Determining the Winners

On Monday, November 27, a random drawing will take place to determine the winners. 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


As you see, the prizes range from $10 bonus dollars all the way up to $500 bonus dollars. Half of the prizes are $30 bonus dollars or more and 25% of the prizes are $50 bonus dollars or more.

Bonus Money Wagering Requirements

Winners in the drawing will have their Bonus Money credited to their account within three business days, after which they have up to 30 days to meet a very small wagering requirement. This is the same wagering requirement that applies for all bonuses at both and sister casino, so by now you should be very familiar with it.

You will need to wager the bonus 1x on any game in order to be able to withdraw any winnings therefrom. However, the bonus itself won’t be available for withdrawal then or anytime, as the casino takes it back!

Additional “Birthday Bonus”

Hopefully you will win while playing this week and earning entries into the upcoming drawing. But in case you don’t win, you might not have to wait until next Monday’s drawing for a possible bonus. You could qualify for a Playback Bonus if your play this Monday and/or Tuesday has resulted in a net loss.

Tropicana Online Casino is calling this Playback Bonus a Birthday Bonus because it is being offered in conjunction with the casino’s 4th birthday. (As reported in my post of 11/20/17, is also offering a “Birthday Bonus” this week. The Virgin Casino bonus consists of a 20% deposit match up to $5 for players who make a deposit this Monday or Tuesday.)

The bonus cap is slightly higher:

  • A 10% Playback Bonus up to $20 in Bonus Money for those who played either yesterday or today and had a net loss.


  • A 15% Playback Bonus up to $50 in Bonus Money for those who played both yesterday and today and showed a net loss.

In order to get the maximum bonus of $20, you would need to lose $200 or more. In order to get the maximum bonus of $50, you would need to lose $334 or more.

The Birthday Bonus is subject to the same terms and conditions as Bonus Money won in next week’s drawing.

Is Playing at This Week for a Shot at a Piece of the Pie and/or a Birthday Bonus Worth Your Time?

Birthday Bonus

The Birthday Bonus in itself is not a valid reason for playing because it is a money maker only for the casino, not for the player. The only way you can get this bonus is by losing. So it is much better to win and forego the bonus, especially since all you can do with this Playback Bonus is wager it. Even then, you can’t keep the bonus, only your winnings.

Since the Playback Bonus is only a tiny fraction of the player’s total net loss (10% or 15%), the likelihood that any winnings therefrom will be sufficient to wipe out the earlier loss entirely and put the player in the plus column is small indeed.

The value of the Birthday Bonus is in the fact that it is a form of insurance in case you don’t win while playing to earn entries into a drawing where you not only have a good chance of winning but might possibly win a lot.

Piece of the Pie Bonus

On the other hand, playing to earn entries in next Monday’s drawing where 200 people will win anywhere from $10 to $500 in Bonus Money is definitely worth your time. By capping each day’s qualifying wagers at only $250, the casino is keeping this from being a high rollers only offer. This is an opportunity where any player has a realistic chance to grab a piece of the pie.

Furthermore, even though, once again, you can only keep your winnings when you bet the bonus, and not the bonus itself, there is another way to look at these bonuses. In fact, there are three factors working in your favor, all of which increase the likelihood that your win will be more than negligible.

  1. You don’t have to lose first to get the bonus.
  2. Except possibly for the very smallest bonus of $10, the bonuses are large enough to give you a realistic chance to win more than a token amount with your wagers, even after the bonus is taken away.
  3. You only have to wager the bonus once, so there is no further risk to your own money at all.

For all of these reasons, if you have a account and are wondering if this promotion is worth playing for, the answer is a definite yes. You might even get a big piece of the pie!



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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