Atlantic City Casinos Fire Up Promotions To Try For An Endless Summer

Posted By Derek Helling on September 11, 2020 - Last Updated on May 17, 2021

With the sun soon to set on the summer of 2020, casinos in Atlantic City are pining for the hot nights they missed out on. That’s why some have tried to prolong the season with promotions.

The brick-and-mortar industry shut down for 100-plus days during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Jersey. That shutdown stretched into the prime summer months.

So it’s no surprise that Atlantic City casino promotions are as prevalent as NFL promos at NJ online sports betting sites right now.

The special deals include chances at cash jackpots and slot credit. And there are even a couple of luxury cars up for grabs. These promotions not only get you onto casinos’ gaming floors but also playing games you don’t normally play.

Atlantic City casino promotions vs. NJ online casino promotions

For the most part, NJ online casino bonuses are the same as their AC casino counterparts. The only difference is that NJ online casinos never closed during the pandemic.

And Atlantic City casinos hope that these promotions will get you out of your house.

Similarly, though, land-based and online gambling promotions carry wagering requirements and rules of play. And in the same vein, some AC casino rewards are based on loyalty statuses and tier levels. Whichever promo you get hooked on, always read the fine print. And always gamble responsibly.

All of that being said, casinos in AC have an array of offers to close out (or prolong) the summer. We’ll start with the big dog, Borgata.

Borgata AC

Borgata Casino is offering several chances to win over a grand in slot credit this month.

If you’re a slots player, this is for you. One lucky winner will win $1,500 slot credit every 15 minutes from noon to 7 p.m. EST on Sept. 13, 20 and 27.

You have to be present to win this reward. But all it takes is using your M life Rewards card at any slot machine or open table games rating from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on those three days in September. Winners will be announced overhead and displayed on TV screens on the casino floor.

But there’s no play required for activation. And it takes only one card activation to be eligible throughout the drawings that day. Of course, you can only win once.

If you’re looking for a little more challenge, then perhaps this sportsbook promotion at Borgata will entice you.

Essentially, the goal is to beat the Borgata book by choosing more NFL winning picks each week. If you do make better choices, you win $20 bonus slot credit.

It’s free to enter, you’re limited to one entry per week and you enter your picks at select sports betting kiosks on property.

Entries for each week must be placed by 11 a.m. EST Sunday.

Ocean Casino

Should you think you oughta play somewhere other than Borgata, Ocean Casino may wave you in. This promo gives you a chance at cold, hard cash or a BMW.

All Ocean Rewards club members are eligible for this Atlantic City casino promotion. There’s a $250,000 prize pool up for grabs.

Drawings will be held every Friday and Saturday (6-10 p.m.) from now through Oct. 31. Five winners every hour receive up to $1,000. Plus, they will qualify for the grand finale prize drawing on Oct. 31.

On that day, two winners will walk away with their choice of a 2020 BMW 330i or X3.


And speaking of car giveaways, Resorts is also giving you a shot at winning a new ride. Star Card players earn an entry into the sweepstakes for every tier point now through Oct. 25.

The grand prize is a 2021 Mercedes GLA.

Play your favorite slots or table games, use that Star Card and earn a spot in the drawing.

Golden Nugget

Golden Nugget has different promotions based on which day of the week you visit. And it’s all centered around your 24K Club membership.

On Mondays and Fridays, you can earn double comp dollars playing slots and table games. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the same plays will net you double slot dollars and double tier credits.

You can upgrade your 24K Club tier level now through the end of 2020. This promotion was extended, which means player cards from other Atlantic City casinos can match their level at Golden Nugget.

Oh, and you can also park for free at Golden Nugget. Is that really an AC promotion? Probably not, but who doesn’t like free parking at Atlantic City casinos?

Harrah’s, Bally’s and Caesars

Harrah’s is following suit with daily multipliers. For the rest of this month, Caesars Rewards members can earn a “mystery multiplier” of between 2x and 5x on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

On Saturdays and Sundays in September, Harrah’s guests can play for 100,000 reward credits each of those days. Just swipe your Caesars Rewards card at one of the promotional kiosks on those days.

And Golden Nugget isn’t the only casino with free parking. At Bally’s, Harrah’s and Caesars, you can earn a free parking voucher by winning 10 tier credits. Once you have the credits, swipe your Caesars Rewards card at any rewards kiosk to print your free parking voucher.

Finally, all Caesars Rewards members can take part in a free NFL Pick’Em contest with $1 million in cash prizes for thousands of winners. Here’s how it works:

  • Register to play using your Caesars Rewards credentials online.
  • Pick the teams you think will win each Sunday and Monday NFL game.
  • Activate your weekly picks by earning one tier credit when you play games at a participating property.
  • Follow the leaderboard online to track your wins, your points and your rank.

The top 60 participants each week will win a share of $60,000 in prizes, with first place getting $20,000 cash.

The NFL Pick’Em contest promotion continues through the end of January.

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Derek Helling is a freelance journalist from Chicago. In addition to gaming news, he covers esports, sports business and sports law. When he isn’t writing, he spends his serving his two Munchkin cat overlords.

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