Kick Off A Hot Summer With These Cool NJ Online Casino Promotions


The weather is turning warmer and the pollen count finally dropping, but that doesn’t mean you should spend your time outside instead of taking advantage of some fantastic limited-time promotions.

Most people choose to celebrate Memorial Day at a cookout with friends and family, but the long weekend allows you to also spend some time at one of New Jersey’s great online casinos and poker rooms. There are several excellent offers to choose from to get maximum value out of the holiday.


Our spotlight is, as usual, on sister sites Tropicana Casino and Virgin Casino who always deliver on great weekend promotions, serving up similar parallel offers in combination.

This Memorial Day weekend is no exception – there are two main holiday offers from each site:

  • Tropicana
    • Memorial Day Giveaway
    • Memorial Mayhem
  • Virgin
    • Memorial Day Celebration
    • Weekend of Bonuses

Memorial Day Giveaway and Memorial Day Celebration function the same. Until the end of Monday, May 28th players earn automatic entries in a sweepstakes every time they wager $50 on any game at the respective sites, up to 5 entries a day.

Gamblers at Tropicana will be competing for five grand prizes of a two night stay at the Tropicana Casino AC, with an additional 89 winners sharing a prize pool of $5,000 in bonus money.

Virgin players, on the other hand, will see a much more modest pool of winnings, only five winners in total who will each receive a gift card for $200 worth of Omaha Steaks. The good news is, $50 of activity at Virgin casino will still also result in entries to its other ongoing monthly sweepstakes – Virgin Adventures – which runs until the 31st. One winner will receive an overnight trip for two to the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, estimated value $2,000.

Memorial Day Giveaway will also pair nicely with Tropicana’s Memorial Mayhem, which awards players an increasing amount of playback for wagering at least $50 on multiple days from Friday to Monday. Fulfilling this requirement on two separate days nets you the entry reward of 10% Playback up to $20 in bonus money, with a maximum award of 20% Playback up to $75 in bonus money for unlocking it on all four days this weekend.

Virgin’s Weekend of Bonuses works a little differently, with a different requirement and reward each day of the weekend. Friday there is a 10% deposit match up to $25 for deposits over $50. On Saturday betting more than $50 will result in 10% Playback up to $25. This Sunday the reward is 10 times the usual amount of V*points (up to 1000) once you’ve bet at least $15 on bingo, $40 on slots, or $100 on any other games. And finally on Memorial Day every $50 bet earns you a prize drawing ticket (up to 5) for a pool of 100 awards of $10 in bonus money given out the following Tuesday.

Value all weekend long

A few other casinos stand out with long weekend promotions:

Harrah’s Casino is offering its Mystery Bonus until Monday, which results in an instant award of bonus money (either $10, $25, or $50) immediately upon making a deposit with the code MYSTERY5. To unlock bonus funds you must wager 5 times the amount on slots, 25 times the amount on roulette, or 50 times the amount on blackjack or video poker. This is a good time to remember that Harrah’s has the best return for online roulette in NJ with its High Limit French Roulette game.

Additionally, Caesars Casino is also running Road to Summer promotion until Monday, which includes a different offer each day. The first such bonus on Thursday took the form of a 50% bonus match up to $142, so expect different rewards along a similar level for the remaining days.

Beyond these, some of the other larger casinos have popular monthly promotions that are worth taking advantage of. While it may be too late to do well in Borgata Casino’s $40,000 Cash Leaderboard or Golden Nugget Casino’s Monthly Race if you haven’t participated until now, if you have been active at these sites then the four-day weekend is definitely a time you’ll want to keep your activity up in order to avoid falling behind.

And if you were active enough at PlaySugarHouse since May 9th to unlock King Cash’s May Deposit Bonus Mania you’ll want to bonus code MANIA5 in order to claim your bonus between the 24th and 31st.

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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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