This Golden Nugget Points Race Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint

Posted By Daniel Smyth on January 4, 2018

[toc]If your New Year’s resolution involves winning more money and cruising around like a don in a brand-new Bentley, you’re in luck. Thanks to the latest Golden Nugget free play promo, you can get your hands on cash bonuses and exclusive prizes by placing a few bets.

As the midnight hour passed and 2018 dawned, Golden Nugget’s annual cash race started to glint on the horizon. Just as it did in 2017, the year-long race will reward the dedicated with some serious prizes.

In fact, with last year’s proving more popular than ever, the suits at GN HQ have kicked things into a higher gear in 2018. Starting now, you can join the $500,000 annual race and play for a Bentley CT Continental.

OK, so the eventual winner won’t get to keep the Bentley, but they will have full access to it for a year. If that doesn’t suit, the grand prize victor can trade in the keys and collect $2,500 in free play bonus cash every month throughout 2019. Basically, whichever way you slice it, the 2018 Golden Nugget cash race is worth winning.

Serious prizes for serious players

Even if you don’t manage to scoop the car, you could still win some impressive prizes. Second place in this year’s showdown will collect a “Live the Dream” package that includes:

  • Business class flights
  • Tickets to a sports event
  • A suite at Golden Nugget Lake Charles
  • Other additional prizes

What, that’s still not enough? OK, how about a year’s worth of luxury dining in New Jersey, courtesy of Landry’s, if you finish third.

Alongside the annual race, Golden Nugget NJ will be hosting monthly promos designed to give you more ways to win more. By taking part in a monthly race, you’ll not only have the chance to scoop free play bonus cash, but boost your yearly points tally. In total, Golden Nugget’s 2018 races will giveaway $500,000 in bonus prizes and all you have to do to win is play.

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On your marks…

To join the January race and, therefore, the annual race, all you have to do is “opt in” using the link listed on your Golden Nugget account page. Once you’ve done that, a $20 deposit will start your engine. The following moves will help you race towards the top of the leaderboard:

  • $100 wagered on slots = 5 points
  • $100 wagered on table games, blackjack, roulette and video poker = 1 point
  • Each day you place a real money wager = 10 points
  • Each day you deposit between $50 and $99 = 20 points
  • Each day you deposit more than $100 = 40 points

For those with short-term goals, January’s race finishes at 11:59pm ET on January 31 at which point the top 500 players will win something. Anyone making it into the top 500 but just short of the 200th mark will pick up $5. At the top of ladder, the overall winner will bank $5,000.

Don’t forget to bet

Naturally, as with all free play credits, you won’t be able to withdraw your bonus. However, you can keep 100 percent of any winnings, providing you wager your bonus once before requesting a withdrawal. The list below shows you the contribution weightings that will help you clear your bonus within the seven-day time limit:

As an added extra, this month’s race is flanked by a series of missions. If you’re quick, you’ll be able to complete two missions and earn extra points as well as coins that can win you up to $500 in bonus credits. However, if you want to take advantage of these golden nuggets, you’ll have to ante-up and earn points before 11:59pm ET, Jan. 4.

Is this deal +EV me?

Last year’s Golden Nugget cash race was extremely popular, which suggests the competition will be even hotter this time around. With bigger and better prizes up for grabs, even the most hard-nosed grinders will find it hard to ignore. Sure, if you’re a casual player, the grand prize might be a step too far. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get something extra on a monthly basis.

The January missions are a simple yet effective way to boost your points total, even if you play for small stakes. Indeed, with the deposit limit set at just $20, there’s no reason players of all skill levels can’t join the action. Again, this promo will favor those with the ability to bet more over a consistent period. However, that doesn’t mean you should give up before you start.

In reality, all you have to do is play as you normally would, and you could win. All deposits and real money bets will earn you points, so you don’t have to do anything special to win. As long as you’re active, you could take home $5,000 in free play cash in January and, potentially, a Bentley GT Continental at the end of the year.

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Daniel Smyth is a freelance writer with almost a decade’s worth of experience in online gambling, online poker, and the NJ online casino industry. Daniel has produced content for a variety of publications including a stint at WPT Poker Magazine.

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