NJ Online Casinos Are Closing Out Summer With A Blitz Of Labor Day Promotions

Posted By Robert DellaFave on September 2, 2016

[toc]Labor Day weekend, otherwise known as the unofficial end of summer, is upon us. And with it comes the last visits to the Jersey Shore, the last barbecues, and the final pool day.

But instead of lamenting over all the plans you made but didn’t cash in on, why not take advantage of the opportunities still present?

NJ online casinos are making that easy this weekend, with a slew of offers designed to give you the best chance of starting autumn on the right foot.

With deals this generous, the only thing you’ll labor over is where to start first.

Tropicana Casino: Labor Day Bonus Match

Kicking off the festivities is an offer from Tropicana Casino that will see players increase their account balance, simply by making a deposit and placing a few wagers on real-money games.

Labor Day Bonus Match functions a bit differently than other match bonuses we’ve encountered, in that the bonus amount is calculated off your net deposits (total deposits minus total withdrawals) for the lifespan of the promotion, and not a single deposit.

Otherwise, the terms are pretty much in order with what patrons have come to expect.

Players that make net deposits of at least $20 from September 2 – 5 will receive a 15 percent deposit match up to $50. Simple math reveals that in order to receive the full bonus amount, players will be tasked with making net deposits totaling approximately $333.

Again, not that any withdrawals made over the promotional period will count against your net deposits, so it might be best to hold off on cashing out until after the promotional period ends.

As for the bonus itself, it is not redeemable for cash, must be turned over at least once on any Tropicana Casino game, and must be used within 30 days of reception — otherwise it expires.

Labor Day Ladder at Virgin Casino

Virgin Casino is taking a different angle than its sister site, with a promotion that offers a rebate to players who incur losses at the virtual slots and table games.

Labor Day Ladder runs from September 2 through September 5. In order to quality, patrons must wager $50 on at least one day this weekend.

The inviting aspect of this promotion is that players who meet the qualifying requirement on more than one day will become eligible for both higher playback percentage bonuses, and bigger max playback bonuses, in accordance with the following matrix:

  • One day qualified: 5 percent playback, $20 cap
  • Two days qualified: 10 percent playback, $30 cap
  • Three days qualified: 15 percent playback, $50 cap
  • Four days qualified: 20 percent playback, $75 cap

Bonuses earned will be paid out no later than September 6, and must be played online. Players are required to play through the bonus once on any casino game before withdrawing their winnings.

Caesars Casino: September Mystery Bonus

This Labor Day weekend, Caesars Casino is hosting a sweepstakes promotion that will see all participants walk away with at least a small piece of the pie.

Like other promotions we’ve highlighted, Summer Mystery Bonus runs from September 2 – 5. Unlike those promos, this one requires a bonus code.

That code is MYSTERY, and anyone who enters it while making a qualifying deposit of at least $10 will automatically receive a $1 bonus and an entry into a September 8 drawing.

Players are limited to one entry, meaning that even the most casual gambler will have just as good a shot to win than the site’s high rollers.

In total, 56 players will win a top prize, broken down as follows:

  • Top prize: $250 bonus play
  • Five 2nd place prizes: $100 bonus play
  • 50 3rd place prizes: $25 bonus play

Those not lucky enough to have their names called will receive a $5 bonus as a consolation prize, on top of the $1 they earned just for signing up.

All bonuses will be paid out in the form of slot play, and must be wagered 5x on slot games within five days of receiving the funds.

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Golden Nugget Casino hosts a Beach Concert Reward Party

Last up, is a traditional match bonus offer from New Jersey’s biggest online casino, Golden Nugget.

From September 2 – 4, players that make a deposit of at least $30 using the promotional code SAND will qualify for a 100 percent deposit match up to $100.

One-to-one matches have become increasingly rare in today’s online casino climate, so players are highly encouraged not to miss out on this offer.

As for the particulars, players must wager 20 times the bonus amount only on slots, or 100 times on any other game to convert the bonus funds to cash that can be withdrawn.

There is no apparent expiration date tied to the bonus funds, so gamblers are free to work through the turnover requirements at their leisure.

Where do I start?

All of the promotions featured have more strengths than weaknesses, but from the looks of it, the best bet is Caesars’ September Mystery Bonus.

A few reasons why:

  • At 5x, the wagering requirement is on the low side.
  • The bonus funds are redeemable for cash once the wagering requirements have been met.
  • The $250 top prize is the largest prize up for grabs this weekend.

That being said, the match offers from Tropicana Casino and Golden Nugget are also certainly worth investigating.

Virgin’s offer may not resonate with the average gambler, as the only way to capitalize it is to suffer a net loss. But if you’re planning on gambling at the site this weekend, there’s no good reason not to take a little insurance.

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Robert is a game designer and avid poker player. He is a contributor to numerous online publications focused on legal online gambling sites in New Jersey. He also writes about the legal US online poker market.

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