Golden Nugget Casino Is Primed To Give Away More Big Prizes This Holiday Season Than…Ever


Update: On December 4, Golden Nugget Casino added the Wheel of Holiday Fortune promotion. See below for more details. 

In a time when more and more casinos are going the way of the Grinch, Golden Nugget Casino is stuffing its satchel with bundles of cash.

This holiday season, the NJ online casino industry’s top dog is showing its appreciation by hosting a mammoth $125k giveaway, and by offering some of the biggest progressive jackpots this side of the Delaware River.

Granted, the odds of winning are skewed toward the site’s most loyal players. But that doesn’t mean recreational gamblers won’t be able to get in on the fun this holiday season, as there’s another promotion tailored directly toward them.

Let’s take a look at what makes this the most lucrative month to play on Golden Nugget in its four year history.

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Race to the finish

First on tap is the final monthly segment of Golden Nugget’s annual $300k+ Golden Race, December Race. This straightforward leaderboard promotion distributes a total of $25,000 in free play to the top 300 Golden Points earners. To participate, simply opt in, make a qualifying deposit of $20 or more, and hit one of the site’s more than 450 games.

Golden Points are earned by playing slots (5 points per $100 wagered) or other games (1 point per $100 wagered), and also by performing a variety of other tasks, including making deposits or simply by placing one’s first real-money wager of the day.

The prize amounts range from $5 up to a grand prize of $5,000. In addition, players that opt in and earn at least one drawing ticket (one ticket per every 100 Golden Points earned) will have a chance to win a $250 free play prize. This prize can only be won by players that did not finish in the top 300 on the leaderboard.

The wagering requirement on all free play rewards are a bottom-barrel 1x.

$100k year end giveaway

It’s nearly time for Golden Nugget to announce the winners of its annual leaderboard promotion. The site’s $100k year end giveaway is the culmination of its nine month long Golden Race promo, and will award a staggering $92,700 to the top 25 point earners since March 1.

Players late to the party still have time to opt in and claim a spot on the leaderboard. Just be warned: Grabbing a spot won’t be easy going, as the current 25th place occupant has already cumulated nearly 150,000 leaderboard points. First place will require earning over 1.1 million points.

There’s is still hope, however, as this month Golden Nugget is awarding three leaderboard points for every Golden Point earned. And in addition, five lucky winners will be randomly chosen to receive $125 in free play monthly for all of 2018, bringing the total prize pool to a shade over $100,000.

As is the case with December Race, players will earn one drawing ticket per 100 Golden Points, and can only win a random prize if they do not rank in the top 25 on the leaderboard.

The rest of the prize matrix is as follows,

  • 1st place: $24,000 free play ($2,000 monthly in 2018)
  • 2nd place: $12,000 free play ($1,000 monthly in 2018)
  • 3rd: $9,000 free play ($750 monthly)
  • 4th: $6,000 free play ($500 monthly)
  • 5th: $4,200 free play ($350 monthly)
  • 6th-10th: $3,000 free play ($250 monthly)
  • 11th-25th: $1,500 free play ($125 monthly)

All free play is subject to a 1x turnover requirement, with online slots contributing 100%, and all other games (blackjack, video poker, etc.) contributing 20%.

Wheel of Holiday Fortune

Golden Nugget looks to have taken a page out of Play SugarHouse‘s playbook with this one, and all the better. Beginning December 4, players can spin the Wheel of Holiday Fortune, and reveal a new promotional offer each and every day.

The December 4 offer gifts players who opt in with the promotional code BOW quadruple points on the featured game of the day. If that’s just the first offer, we can expect great things from this casual friendly event, which runs until December 25.

Divine Fortune jackpot takes to the skies

Didn’t make the cut for the site’s two leaderboard promotions? Not to worry, as there are plenty of other avenues to win six-figures prizes this month.

Part of the advantage of being a popular casino, is that the progressive jackpot amounts grow more rapidly. And there is perhaps no better example of this than Golden Nugget’s Divine Fortune jackpot slot, which has seen its top prize rapidly swell to over $180k (at the time of this writing).

Divine Fortune has paid out jackpots multiple times this year, including a $271,268 hit back in August — the biggest jackpot of 2017. So rest assured, the top prize is not just there for show.

Other jackpots on Golden Nugget that NJ players might want to keep their eye on is the linked jackpot between Captain Nemo and Millionaires Club III (~$450,000) and the Rags to Riches top prize of over $130,000.

New to Golden Nugget Casino?

For players that are new to the NJ online casino landscape, or even for gambling veterans looking for a new site to play on, consider Golden Nugget Casino.

Not only does the site offer one of the biggest collections of games in New Jersey, but it’s just one of two sites to support the Live Dealer format.

That, and players who sign up using our exclusive promo code NJOG20, will receive $20 free upon successful registration, and a 100% match on their first deposit up to $1,000, featuring a very reasonable wagering requirement of 10x on slots.

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Robert is a veteran writer and analyst for the gambling industry, with a particular focus on the emergent US online gambling market. An avid poker and gambling enthusiast, Robert offers unique perspectives from both the vantage point of the player and industry professional, and is fit to cover a broad spectrum of topics.

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