Tis The Season For Big Time Bonus Offers At NJ Online Gambling Sites


With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday behind us the holiday season is now begun in earnest, with all of the shopping and traffic and bad Christmas music on the radio that entails.

New Jersey online casinos and poker rooms are a welcome respite from all that, but the holidays are not completely unrepresented as December is always a time for big promotions.

Holiday Gold

Over at Golden Nugget Casino this weekend there will be the Luck is On Your Side promotion from December 1st to December 3rd. This is a $10,000 giveaway (top winner gets $1,000), with entries awarded for your first $20 deposit after claiming the offer, and every $100 deposit after.

Following that, the Nugget is offering the Race to the Holidays, the final incarnation of their year-long Golden Race leaderboard promotion. This month’s board begins on December 2nd: the top prize in Race to the Holidays will be $5,000 in bonus play, plus this activity this month results in triple leaderboard points for those that have been competing all year.


The next best option for holiday cheer is Tropicana Casino and Virgin Casino. Together the two continue to offer several similar limited-time promotions, which as usual take the form bonus cash or sweepstakes entries rewarded for higher level activity.

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Tropicana is offering –

  • Deposit Avalanche from December 1st to December 3rd
  • Poinsettia Playback from December 4th to December 7th

While its sister casino Virgin in turn has three holiday promotions-

  • Virgin Hotel Giveaway from November 27th to December 3rd
  • Dogsled Adventure from December 1st to January 1st
  • Reindeer Rally from December 1st to December 3rd

The Deposit Avalanche is a match bonus, where players that make a net deposit of at least $20 can get a bonus 15% reward (up to $50) throughout the promotion period.

Poinsettia Playback is a 15% playback bonus on your losses (again, up to $50) if one has wagered at least $50 on a select list of games.

The Virgin Hotel Giveaway which has been running all week continues until Sunday. Every time a player wagers $50 on any the receive a sweepstakes entry, up to 5 entries a day. One winner will receive a trip to Chicago (estimated value $1,500.)

Throughout the month of December $50 wagers also earn sweepstakes entries to the Dogsled Adventure, a cold-weather trip to the Poconos Mountains (worth $2,000, if you like snow and dogs.)

Virgin’s Reindeer Rally functions as pretty much the same promotion as the Poinsettia Playback.

Most of the month long

Several other sites are offering lower-key holiday promotions running until Christmas.

  • PokerStars NJ is running their Christmas Celebration from December 1st to 25th. Each day different challenges and puzzles are available to win prizes such as entry to a daily $500 All-in Shootout.
  • Borgata Casino has made their 24 Days Of Holiday Bonus promotion easy to access, throughout each day from December 1st to 24th cash bonus presents will be handed out at random times, growing progressively larger over the month ($5 awards on the first two days, up to $100 on the 23rd and 24th.)
  • Play SugarHouse is offering King Cash’s $100,000 Holiday Hunt, a mission-based puzzle promotion running until December 24th. The first phase of the Hunt takes the form of ten daily challenges from December 1st to December 10th to earn puzzle pieces and bonus money.

Honorable mentions

  • Pala Casino is offering a one day 50% deposit match up to $100 on December 1st.
  • Harrahs is running a $10,000 Giveaway from November 29th to December 2nd giving shares of the prize pool to players that use the PLAY10K code during deposits.
  • And WSOP NJ and 888poker NJ are continuing to run their Weekend Warrior tournament schedule over the weekends in December.

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Ryan is a seasoned writer with several years of expertise in poker and online gaming. He is also an aficionado of advantage gambling and a general lover of statistics with a keen interest in strategic probability.

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