New Jersey gamblers will have more than the advent of warmer weather to celebrate this week, as beginning March 16, 888 will be opening up the promotional floodgates for its loyal patrons.
Although seasonal events are nothing new on 888, Spring Fever Giveaway stands to be one of the most lucrative promotions not only in site history, but in the two-and-a-half year history of NJ regulated online gambling.
Here’s how you can claim a piece of the $300,000 up for grabs.
888 puts the “free” in freeroll
At the beginning of the promotional period, all 888 poker and casino players will receive two tickets to a daily $1,000 guaranteed freeroll and one ticket to a weekly $3,000 guaranteed freeroll tournament.
Additional $1k freeroll tickets can be earned by completing one of three daily challenges, at a rate of one per day.
As for the challenges themselves, gambling aficionados will be pleased to know that they span both poker and casino:
- Earn 1 status point in poker – 1 status point is awarded for every $.50 paid in cash game rake or tournament entry fees
- Participate in a poker tournament with a buy-in of at least $5
- Wager $10 at 888casino
It doesn’t take the sharpest eye to see that the daily challenges are in fact not very challenging at all, only requiring minimal playing time and risk.
Should players feel frisky and participate in at least three $1k freerolls between Monday and Sunday each week, they’ll receive yet another freeroll ticket – this one in the form of the weekly $3,000 guarantee.
Complete challenges on every day of the week and bask in the glow of $10k worth of weekly tournament tickets. For a market as small as New Jersey, that’s already an unprecedented amount of added value.
But we’re just getting started.
Spin and Win
As an added perk, whenever players complete a daily challenge they’ll get to try their luck at the daily Spin and Win. Only this wheel differs from other daily bonus games found on NJ casino sites in that a substantial prize is guaranteed.
- $1,000 Spring Freeroll ticket
- $10 casino freeplay
- $10 cash bonus
- $10 tournament ticket
- $30 casino freeplay
- $30 cash bonus – poker
- $30 tournament ticket
- $100 casino freeplay
- $100 cash bonus
- $1,000 cash bonus
Any cash bonus won is accredited instantly, and can be used for both casino and poker play. The assumption is that all bonus play will be subject to standard wagering requirements.
Assuming that freeroll tickets are worth a couple of bucks each, that’s between $2 – $1,000 in added daily value on top of the freeroll tickets won by completing challenges and playing in the $1k.
Considering that it only takes a daily investment of $10 or less to win – value hunters would be foolish to let this opportunity slip through their fingers.
First time deposit offers at 888
Players that have yet to sign up for an 888 poker or casino account have even more reason to join in the fun, as the operator is currently offering 100% match bonuses on first time deposits.
Casino patrons are eligible for a full match up to $300, with the bonus funds instantly available for use at the virtual slot machines and tables.
It’s worth noting that in order to withdraw funds players will have to fulfill a 30 times wagering requirement on slot games, or a 300 times requirement on blackjack and video poker variants. That’s about par for the course for a regulated NJ online casino.
Poker fans receive an even grander bonus. In addition to a $10 no deposit bonus, real-money players will see their first deposit matched dollar for dollar up to $888.
Bonus funds are released at a rate of $10 per 100 Status Points earned, which equates to a 20 percent cashback deal. Players are given a rather generous 90 days in which to clear the poker bonus.