[toc]This weekend only, Tropicana Casino in New Jersey is honoring the world’s most celebrated road warriors with a promotion that should send players racing to their computers.
Tour de Chance — which as you may have surmised is a clever spin on Tour de France — is a three pronged event that is equal parts deposit match, prize draw, and playback bonus.
Collectively, this triad of one-day offers makes for the most enticing — and potentially lucrative — promotional event of the weekend.
Here’s how it works.
Three ways to cash in at Tropicana Casino
The first offer can only be redeemed on Friday, July 23. That day, players who login to Tropicana Casino and make net deposits totaling at least $50 will become eligible for a 15 percent match bonus up to $25 in bonus money.
There is no need to opt-in and no promotional code associated with the promotion.
In order to take full advantage of this offer, gamblers will want to make a minimum net deposit of roughly $170. That way, come Monday they’ll receive the highest bonus amount possible.
Like other promotions that award bonus dollars, players have to meet certain wagering requirements in order to receive their bonus. Luckily, Tropicana sets the bar exceedingly low — just a one time play through on any game, with all games contributing equally to the requirement.
Given this, gamblers are advised to play through their bonus at one of the many Tropicana Casino games that return over 99 percent to the player. These include just about all of the casino’s single and multi-line video poker games, as well as its blackjack variants.
Moving on to Saturday, anyone who wagers at least $50 on any game will earn an entry into a prize draw, where 50 winners will be selected at random to receive $20 in bonus funds.
Players can increase their chances by playing more — wager $250 to earn five entries.
What’s nice about this offer is that due to the low entries cap and the small size of the New Jersey market, even the most casual gamblers will stand a reasonable shot at claiming a prize.
Finally, on Sunday, players that cycle through $50 or more will be eligible for a 15 percent refund on net losses. Admittedly, this is probably the least enticing of the weekend’s offers, simply because players will have to sustain a hit to their bankroll in order to cash in.
That being said, NJ online casinos are generally not apt to offer chances for redemption — so this offer is still worth a look.
New and returning players are eligible
Worth noting is that anyone who has a real-money account on Tropicana Casino is eligible for the promotion, even new players.
Fresh-faced players also gain access to other bonuses, including a $20 no deposit bonus (use the promotional code play20) and a 100 percent refund up to $100 on net losses sustained during the first week of play.
This unique bonus effectively acts a freeroll — it doesn’t matter if you play one $100 hand of blackjack, or spread the wealth around at the penny slots: if you lose $100, you’ll receive a full cash refund, eligible for immediate withdrawal.
Other NJ online casino promotions
There’s no dearth of promos this weekend, with other top flight operators also rolling out second chance bonuses and deposit matches.
Here’s the best of the rest:
- Golden Nugget Casino: 20 percent cash refund up to $75 using the promotional code SPLASH. Bonus funds are subject to a 10x wagering requirement on slots and 50x on other games. Promotional period runs from July 22 – 24.
- Virgin Casino: Similar to the Tropicana offer, this three-tiered promo offers is one part 10 percent deposit match (Friday), another part 10x loyalty points (Saturday), and a 10 percent playback on net losses (Sunday).
- Borgata Casino: Players that make a single deposit of $100 or more between July 22 – 24 and play slots, are eligible to receive cash back in the amount of 20 percent of net losses, capped at $100.