New Jersey Online Casinos Are Setting Off The Promotional Fireworks This Fourth Of July Weekend

Written By Robert DellaFave on July 1, 2016 - Last Updated on October 29, 2020

This Fourth of July weekend only, NJ online casinos are lighting up the skies with an explosion of promotions that will see gamblers walk away with barrels of cash.

Holidays are always a particularly good time to gamble online, but to liken this weekend’s festivities to any other holiday event would be a gross underestimation. From bonus dollars, cashback, giveaways and match bonuses – the Garden State’s online casino sites are covering their bases like never before.

Here’s a glance at the very best offers in store this Fourth.

Bonus dollars and cashback at Resorts online casino

Leave it to Resorts Casino to devise a promotion that it one part sweepstakes, a second part cashback and a third part loss back.

On July 1, players that enter the Resorts Casino coupon code JULY1 and play real-money games will have a chance to win a share of $2,500 in bonus dollars.

How this NJ online casino bonus works is simple: For every 10 Rewards Points earned, players will earn one entry into the July 5th drawing.

Rewards Points (RPs) are earned at the following rates:

  • 1 RP per $2 wagered on slots
  • 1 RP per $4 risked at roulette
  • 1 RP per $8 wagered at table games and video poker

The top prize for the drawing is $1,000, and in total, 25 lucky players will walk away with at least $10 in bonus dollars. Once received bonus dollars must be wagered five times on slots or 25 times on other games before they can be withdrawn.

Sweetening the appeal of this promotion, and really all promotions by Resorts, is that these clearance requirements are on the low side relative to other NJ online casino operators.

The minute one promotion ends, another begins. On July 2, players that opt-in using the promotional code JULY2, will qualify for Bonus Adventure – a one-day event that will see Reward Point earners receive a kickback, as follows:

  • 1000 RP’s earned – $10 bonus
  • 2,500 RPs generated – $40 bonus
  • 4,000 RPs earned – $100 bonus
  • Accrue 7,500 RPs and receive a $200 bonus

At the highest level, slot players will earn 1.33 percent cashback on wagers. All bonus funds earned from this promotion will hit player accounts on July 5.

This offer definitely gets our gold stamp of approval, as cashback rates of over 1 percent are something of a rarity in today’s market.

Finally, on July 3, players who use the promotional code JULY3 will qualify for 10 percent cashback on losses, up to $1,000. While the percentage cap for this promotion is par for the course, the monetary cap is unprecedented. And unlike the prior promotions, July 3rd Cashback awards cash, not bonus dollars – which means the funds will be available for immediate withdrawal.

The only caveat associated with this promotion is that wagering on table games or video poker will not be counted toward the cashback calculation.

Golden Nugget: Independence Weekend 100 percent match

This weekend’s offer at Golden Nugget Casino is as straightforward as Resorts’ offer is multi-faceted. From July 1 through July 4, patrons who opt-in using the valid bonus code STARS and make a minimum deposit of $20 will receive an instant match bonus of 100 percent up to $100.

Overall, this is a decent offer that would be great if the clearance requirements weren’t so high. In order to withdraw funds, players will have to wager the bonus 20 times on slots or 100 times on other games such as blackjack, roulette and video poker.

For slots, that’s a 5 percent cash back rate, and for other games, it’s 1 percent. These figures are still high enough to give players the edge for select games, but overall, the advantage will be tiny.

Still, free money is free money.

There is no promotional timeframe for completing the wagering requirements – although to be on the safe side, we recommended meeting the clearance criteria within a week or two.

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Bonus burst at

Tropicana Casino is one-upping Resorts by hosting four promotional events this holiday weekend. The appropriately titled 4th of July Explosion will see players earn an array of smallish bonuses.

Here’s a brief rundown:

  • July 1: 20 percent match bonus up $25 – requires a net deposit of at least $50 dollars. Bonus funds subject to a one time wagering requirement.
  • July 2: 5x Trop Points, capped at 2,500 extra points.
  • July 3: 10 percent cashback on net losses, capped at $25
  • July 4: $1,500 bonus money prize draw – earn an entry for every $50 wagered on all games, capped at three entries. 15 winners will win $100 in bonus funds apiece.

Of these, our nod goes to the 20 percent match bonus, simply because clearing the bonus only requires a one time play through on all games. That’s generous by even the most frugal gambler’s standards.

The $1,500 giveaway is also worth a look. Earning three tickets only tasks players with wagering $150 on any game. And given the smallish size of the NJ market, players will have at least a reasonable chance of winning the $100 bonus. Better yet, these bonus funds are also only subject to a one time wagering requirement – which again, is typically unheard of.

As for the other events, they can be categorized as “better than nothing, but not much”. Trop Points are just too difficult to earn, and the $25 loss back cap pales in comparison to the one offered by Resorts.

Open the Virgin Casino vault

Here’s another relatively straightforward match bonus. From July 1 – July 4 Virgin Casino players are eligible for a deposit match worth up to $75.

The percentage match and max monetary reward is based on the amount deposited, as follows:

  • $50 – $200 deposit: 5 percent match up to $10
  • $200 – $300 deposit: 10 percent match up to $30
  • $301+ deposit: 15 percent match up to $75

In order to take full advantage of this promotional offer, players are encouraged to make a deposit of $500. That way they’ll receive the free $75.

This is most certainly an offer worth exploring, as the bonus funds are only subject to a one time play through on all games, including those with low house edges such as Triple and Five Play video poker and blackjack. Not to mention, players have a full 30 days to unlock their free cash.

There is no promotional code associated with this offer. Just make a qualifying deposit and the rest will take care of itself.

Borgata Casino: 4th of July $10k Sweepstakes

Last, but certainly not least, is a sweepstakes drawing from Borgata Casino. As far as earnings potential, 4th of July $10k Sweepstakes has the most.

Players that make a qualifying deposit of $50 or more using the Borgata Casino promotional code 4TH2016 will earn a single entry into the event. An additional ticket is earned for every 20 iRPs earned playing slots, capped at 10 per day.

Given that 1 iRP is earned for every $10 wagered on slots, players will want to wager $200 on each day of the promotional period (July 1 – 4). That way, they’ll earn the maximum total of 41 entries.

As for the drawing, it will be held on July 5. A total of 200 players will share a piece of a $10,000 pie, distributed as follows:

  • 1st place: $2,000 cash
  • 2nd – 5th place: $500 bonus dollars
  • 6th – 12th – $250 bonus dollars
  • 13th – 25th: $100 bonus
  • 26th – 41st: $50 bonus
  • 42th – 60th: $25 bonus
  • 61st – 115th: $15 bonus
  • 116th – 200th: $10 bonus

It goes without saying that anyone who participates in the event has a better than fair chance of winning a prize. More good news – all bonus dollars earned can be redeemed for cash after a speedy one time play through.

All told, players who take part in these events won’t feel too bad about returning to their jobs on Tuesday, as that’s the same day most bonus rewards will hit player accounts.

Now how’s that for a work week uplift?

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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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