As the last major event of the holiday season, the Super Bowl prompts one final gathering of family and friends around the television for some football, multimillion dollar budget advertisements, and greasy, calorie-laden food.
It’s also a day that lends itself to the excitement of winning a bet, so why not augment the four boxes you bought in your office pool with some nice weekend promos from New Jersey’s online casinos?
Golden Nugget lands the MVP spot
Our spotlight shines on a reliable standby that won’t eat up your entire Sunday. From February 2 – 4, Golden Nugget Casino is offering a Big Game Weekend version of its Pick Your Bonus promotion.
Players making a deposit of $20 or more can receive:
- a 25% instant bonus of up to $100 by using bonus code BALL
- or a 50% instant bonus of up to $50 by inputting code SCORE.
This promotion carries a 10x wagering requirement on slots, which is low enough that players should be able to complete it during commercial reruns, or the halftime show — pending that’s not their cup of tea.
And even players who have no time this weekend can still clear the bonus on “call in sick Monday” or beyond, as the bonus funds do not expire until seven days after they are gifted.
Our recommendation: If you can afford to deposit $400 go with the BALL bonus, as that offer has a bigger upside.
Runner-up: 888 Casino and Poker
888’s Big Game promotion is a modest 10% bonus match with a maximum bonus offer of $100, and runs until February 4. Unfortunately, the unlock requirement for this bonus is 30x, so it’s less advantageous all-around than Golden Nugget’s promotion, but it is available on both of 888’s sites: on 888 Casino using bonus code BIGCASINO20, or at 888poker with code BIGPOKER20.
As an extra point, on Monday February 5th 888 poker is following up with a $500 Big Game Freeroll poker tournament. This is the only NJ poker promotion specific to the holiday, but only recommended for existing 888 players as it is not compatible with their Welcome Bonus offer.
Play SugarHouse could be a strong contender
Play SugarHouse hasn’t revealed many details regarding its Super Bowl fun, but from what we do know, it could offer the best value of any casino site.
The site will host Big Game Bingo, which will trigger every time there is a touchdown. How much each bingo game will be worth is shrouded in mystery. And of course, there’s the fact that this is a dynamic offer, which could yield zero bingo games or 10, depending on how the Eagles and Patriots defense holds up.
In addition, the site promises a special deposit bonus. Again, we don’t know how much or what percentage match will be offered, but we’re fairly certain that the bonus will be subject to just a 1x wagering requirement on online slots and video poker — so it’ll never be a bad deal.
Strong Offense at Tropicana/Virgin
Tropicana and Virgin are offering their usual coordinated combination of sweepstakes and Playback. This weekend Tropicana Casino has a Bonus Blitz, offering up to 15% playback (max of $50) on select slots. The offer, as usual, is compatible with its Frosty Fun sweepstakes, which gets you an entry for every $50 wagered on any game (up to 5 a day) to potentially win bonus money or a stay at the Tropicana Atlantic City.
Sister site Virgin Casino is also running a Weekend of Champions promotion combining different types of bonuses.
- On Friday, February 2 there is a 10% Deposit Match Reward on deposits $50 or more, with a max bonus of $25. Bonus money must be played through 1X.
- On Saturday, February 3 betting at least $50 earns you 10% Playback up to $25.
- On Sunday, February 4 players get 10X V*Points for betting at least $15 on 90 Ball Bingo, $40 on slots or $100 on any other games. Maximum reward of 5,000 extra V*Points.
Also every $50 wagered at Virgin yields sweepstakes entries for it Resolution #5 Sweepstakes to win a $250 Cloud9 Living Gift Card (running until the February 4), as well as its Virgin Adventures sweepstakes where the prize is a trip to Key West, Florida (running until the February 28).
Not football themed, but from January 31st to February 3rd Harrah’s Casino is running an open sweepstakes giving away a $10,000 prize pool. Any player depositing $25 or more with bonus code WINTER10K has a chance of winning one of 215 prizes, ranging from $25 to $200 in bonus money.
Also, Borgata Casino has nothing specific going on for the game, but for those quick to jump online on Friday there is a Groundhog Day Guaranteed Bonus. All players opting in to the offer on February 2 will receive a random prize of bonus dollars up to $1,000. Unlock requirement is 15X.
Perhaps if a frustrated subterranean quadruped decides to mete cosmic justice on Bill Murray by continually seeing his shadow this promotion will be available today and today and today…