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Harrah’s Casino NJ Has Gone “Mad” This January

Just two weeks into the New Year and Harrah’s online casino in New Jersey has already launched what will likely go down as one of its most lucrative offers of 2016.

Multiplier Madness earns its name by rewarding loyal patrons with vastly augmented returns on their investments, up to 10 times the normal rate.

Here’s a look at how you can capitalize today.

Multiplier Madness

Multiplier Madness is an opt-in promotion that requires players to make a minimum qualifying deposit of $25 from January 13 – 16 using the promotional code MAD2016.

Once the bonus is activated, players will have the opportunity to earn loyalty points (Online Reward Credits) at an accelerated rate.
As far as the multiplier amount, that depends on the amount of Online Reward Credits earned during the promotional period, as follows:

  • 10 credits earned: 2x multiplier
  • 50 credits earned: 3x multiplier
  • 150 credits earned: 4x multiplier
  • 250 credits earned: 5x multiplier
  • 500+ credits earned: 10x multiplier

The multiplier will only apply to wagers made while playing on the site’s virtual slot terminals. At these games, one Online Reward Credit is earned for every $20 wagered, meaning in order to take full advantage of the offer, you’ll be tasked with wagering $10,000.

In return, you’ll receive up to an additional .45 percent in cashback. Or you can choose to store your newfound wealth, and use the credits at a brick and mortar facility that employs the Total Rewards scheme.

At these venues (of which there are three in New Jersey alone), credits can be spent on a bevy of amenities, including hotel expenses, dining, shopping, entertainment, and even to buy into official World Series of Poker events.

Other promotions at Harrah’s NJ online casino

Harrah’s also features a slew of welcome and recurring promotions.

New players are entitled to 20 free spins at select slot games – no deposit necessary.

For those who choose to invest real money, the site is currently offering a 100% match bonus up to $300 on first time deposits. The wagering requirements for the bonus are quite low, as players only have to wager $200 on slot machines in order to unlock $10 of their bonus – equating to a 5 percent return.

Finally, Harrah’s boasts daily promotions which award everything from double loyalty points, to loss back bonuses and bonus spins.

Suffice it to say, there’s a “maddening” amount of opportunities for gamblers to stretch their gambling dollar at Harrah’s online casino this January.

Image Aneese / Shutterstock.com

Robert DellaFave
- New Jersey-based Robert DellaFave is an avid poker player in addition to being a game designer. He writes for a range of publications, with a focus on regulated online gambling in the United States, the casino industry, and poker.

Resorts Casino And Mohegan Sun Casino Have Something “New” In Store For New Jersey Gamblers

Mohegan Sun Resorts NJ new bonus offerssIt’s a New Year, and Resorts Casino and sister site Mohegan Sun Casino are kicking off 2016 with a new offer and new games at their New Jersey online casinos.

I think I sense a common thread developing.

From now until January 14, players on both sites can check out the latest slot offerings and get rewarded for their efforts by way of double loyalty points on Mohegan Sun and cashback on losses at Resorts.

You’ll want to take full advantage of this offer before the “newness” fades away.

Resorts Casino: New Games Cashback

Throughout the twelve day promotional period (January 3 – 14), Resorts will select two of its 12 new games to qualify for cash back for two straight days.

Qualifying for the promotion is straightforward: simply log in to Resorts Casino, and make a deposit using the coupon code NEWGAMES. From there, check out which games are currently eligible for the promotion and spin the virtual reels.

Players will receive 20% cashback on their losses, up to $200. Better yet, once Resorts switches over to two new games, the promotion will reset, meaning that it’s possible to receive a refund of up to $1,200.

Suffice to say, New Games Cashback is a great second chance opportunity for players who run cold.

Mohegan Sun Casino: New Games Celebration

As is often the case with these two, Mohegan Sun’s promotion resembles Resorts’ in a great many ways.

The promotional dates are the same, the theme is the same, and yes, even the games appear to be the same.

The main difference is that Mohegan Sun is awarding double loyalty points (Gems) for its new games.

There is no need to opt in to the offer. Just log in, see what games are eligible today and get to playing. And remember, since Gems can be traded in for cash, the promotion is effectively doubling the amount of cashback players receive for checking out its new games.

Our advice: Hold on to those Gems until the promotional period ends. That’s because players who achieve a higher loyalty status will be able to exchange their Gems at an even better cashback rate.

And if you already have an iGaming account on another New Jersey site, be sure to claim a Tier Upgrade. Mohegan Sun will up your status to Amethyst (third loyalty rank) provided you show a screenshot of yourself logged in at any other NJ regulated online casino. Just be sure to send the shot from the email address associated with your Mohegan Sun account.

So tell me about these new games

From what it appears, the new slot games are provided by NetEnt, which makes sense considering the iGaming solutions provider recently inked a content distribution deal with Resorts Casino.

NetEnt’s games are among the most aesthetically appealing and carefully constructed slots we’ve seen in New Jersey to date. Gamblers will enjoy the plethora of built in mini-games, not to mention the augmented payout rates (some NetEnt slots pay back as much as 97%) featured on these virtual terminals.

We don’t know all the games that will be featured during the promotion yet – that’ll be up to you to find out – but here’s a list of a few that have been named:

  • Twin Spins

  • Jack Hammer

  • Jack and the Beanstalk

  • Spinata Grande

  • Mythic Maiden

  • Tornado

  • Victorious

Robert DellaFave
- New Jersey-based Robert DellaFave is an avid poker player in addition to being a game designer. He writes for a range of publications, with a focus on regulated online gambling in the United States, the casino industry, and poker.

It’s A New Year’s Bash At New Jersey Online Casinos

casino bonus online NJ 2016Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean the celebration has to end. Kick off 2016 on the right foot by visiting just about any New Jersey online casino this weekend, and be treated to a bevy of giveaways, cashback bonuses, and bankroll boosters.

These deals will only last for a very limited time, so make your first resolution of the New Year to get off the couch and check out what goodies are in store for you. We’re fairly sure you won’t be disappointed.

Mohegan Sun / Resorts: New Year’s Cashback

From December 31 to midnight on January 1, players that incur losses while playing on Mohegan Sun Casino or Resorts Casino will receive 16% cash back up to $116.

Simply navigate to the Coupons section of your My Account tab, enter the coupon code NEWYEAR, click Get Details, make a qualifying deposit and hit the tables – or in this case slots, as those are the only games that qualify for the offer.

Any cashback awarded will hit your account on January 2. And don’t forget that Resorts and Mohegan both offer 100% match bonuses on first deposits. The monetary cap on the Resorts bonus is $600, while Mohegan Sun kicks it up a notch by way of a $1,000 welcome package.

Borgata Casino: New Year’s Guaranteed Bonus

From now until Sunday, Borgata Casino will be hurling bonus dollars at its customers. Anyone who signs in from January 1 – 3 can opt-in to the New Year’s Guaranteed Bonus, which as the name implies awards casino bonus dollars to participants.

The beauty of this promotion is that there are no absolutely no strings attached: no deposits necessary, no strict wagering requirements. Even if you haven’t logged on since 2014, or never made a qualifying deposit, you can still get your share of the bonus pool.

Bonus prizes range from a few shekels to $2,016 (wonder why they chose that figure) and will be cleared to your account as cash after one play through on any slot, classic slot or progressive slot machine.

More good news: players will earn loyalty (iRewards) points on all bonus funds wagered.

To opt-in, navigate to My Account -> Promotions -> New Year’s Guaranteed Bonus. The Borgata will handle the rest.

Tropicana Casino: $10k New Year’s Blowout

Once you’re done collecting cash from the Borgata, head over to Tropicana Casino for a chance to win even more bonus dollars.

From December 29 – January 3, one of New Jersey’s most popular online casinos will be accepting sweepstakes entries to its $10k New Year’s Blowout. The promotion awards bonus dollars to 300 randomly selected winners, and features a top prize of $500.

In order to qualify, just play your favorite slot and casino games this weekend – there’s no deposit required. For each $20 wagered on 90 Ball Bingo, $50 on slots and $100 on any other game, you will earn one entry into the sweepstakes. A drawing will be held on January 4, after which you’ll learn if you are one of the lucky winners.

All bonus money awarded must be played online and is subject to an easy to clear one time wagering requirement. Just be sure to wager the bonus within 30 days of the draw date, otherwise it’ll expire.

Harrah’s Casino: Ring in 2016

Harrah’s Casino has opted for a more traditional New Year’s bonus. Its Ring in 2016 is a 20% up to $100 match bonus.

Players that wish to activate the offer must use the code NEWYEAR2016 when making a qualifying deposit. In order to fully take advantage of this offer, you’re encouraged to deposit $500.

The wagering requirement to clear the bonus is rather meager – five times play through of just the bonus amount. Players have 30 days to fulfill the requirement, otherwise the remaining bonus amount and any winnings will be forfeited.

Golden Nugget Casino: New Year’s Celebration $3,000 Giveaway

It looks like the Golden Nugget has some leftover Christmas presents, reserved special for its loyal patrons.

New Year’s Celebration is an opt-in promotion, activated by entering in the bonus code NEWYEAR when making a qualifying deposit. Your first and subsequent deposits of $20 or more from January 1 – 3 will earn you entries into the giveaway, at a rate of one entry per deposit.

There doesn’t appear to be a cap on the number of deposits you can make, nor are there any listed wagering requirements. So our advice is to make as many small deposits this weekend as you can, even if you don’t have the chance to play.

On January 4, the drawing will take place, with 100 randomly selected players winning prizes from a $10 bonus to a curved HD TV valued at $1,000. Should top-prize winners prefer cold hard cash, the Golden Nugget will be happy to exchange any awarded gift for bonus dollars.

Prize table as follows:

  • 1st place: Curved HD TV or $800 bonus dollars

  • 2nd place: Touch screen laptop or $300 bonus dollars

  • 3rd place: Headphones or $100 bonus dollars

  • 4th place: Digital camera or $75 bonus dollars

  • 5th – 10th place: $50 bonus

  • 11th – 100th place: $10 bonus

As clear to see, NJ online casinos are not holding anything back this holiday season, and neither are their brick and mortar counterparts, many of which are rolling out some of their best promotions of the past 12 months.

Robert DellaFave
- New Jersey-based Robert DellaFave is an avid poker player in addition to being a game designer. He writes for a range of publications, with a focus on regulated online gambling in the United States, the casino industry, and poker.

Tis The 10 Days Of Season’s Winnings At Resorts And Mohegan Sun NJ Online Casinos

Mohegan Sun Resorts NJ online casinos bonus offersThe rise of Resorts Casino and sister site Mohegan Sun Casino in New Jersey will undoubtedly go down as one of the best feel good stories of 2015.

When the duo launched operations earlier this year, the state’s online casino market was already saturated by trusted and recognizable brands. Yet, iGaming’s equivalent of the “little engine that could” came out firing, showing little hesitance in offering some of the best promotions and welcome bonuses in New Jersey.

That trend has continued into the holiday season, as on Friday, the duo unveiled a mammoth 10 day promotion that’s serves as a sort of year-end “Thank You” card to anyone who’s created an account.

Resorts Online Casino Season’s Winnings

Season’s Winnings is a ten day event that runs from December 18 – 27.

Qualifying is as easy as signing into your Resorts online casino account and making a deposit using the coupon code GETAWAY.

From that point forward, you will receive one entry into the Season’s Winnings Getaway for each 50 Rewards Points (RPs) you accumulate.

Generating loyalty points is as easy as playing your favorite casino games. You’ll earn points as follows:

  • 1 RP for every $2 wagered on all slots

  • 1 RP for every $4 wagered on Roulette

  • 1 RP for every $8 wagered on Video Poker and table games

As for the sweepstakes prizes, they are both plentiful and lucrative.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a $5,000 trip for two, to either Colorado or the Caribbean. The package includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations and transportation. Forty-nine runner-ups will win consolation prizes in the form of cold hard cash, ranging from $25 to $1,250. The value of this promotion comes in at a staggering $20,000.

Throughout the promotional period, Resorts will incentivize gamblers to earn more tickets by way of exclusive daily promos. Each day, the operator will send an email to registered players with a new offer, so be sure to check your inbox or sign into your account daily.

Mohegan Sun’s Tidings of Joy

Mohegan Sun’s Tidings of Joy Giveaway is almost identical to Season’s Winnings, in that both adhere to the same sweepstakes prize table, and offer a new daily promotion throughout the promotional period. In addition, Mohegan Sun also requires that you earn 50 loyalty points (Gems) per sweepstakes ticket.

However, earning Gems on Mohegan Sun does require significantly more play:

  • 1 Gem for every $10 wagered on slots

  • 1 Gem for every $20 wagered on Roulette

  • 1 Gem for every $40 wagered on Video Poker and table games

Casual and low-budget gamblers may preference Resorts’ offer, as earning a ticket at Mohegan Sun is a much taller order. That being said, there’ll be fewer overall tickets, so frequent gamblers will have just as good a chance to win, regardless of site.

They may even want to strengthen their odds by playing on both.

The promotional code for Tidings of Joy is GIVEAWAY.

Be on the lookout for Reload Bonuses

From now until the December 27, players should be on the lookout for Reload Bonuses. Already, Resorts has sent out emails offering depositing players a boost to their bankrolls.

We encourage players to take full advantage of any Reload Bonus offered by either casino, as the duo share the fastest bonus clearing rates, not only in New Jersey, but perhaps anywhere.

Slot players only need to play through their bonus 5x to unlock the bonus amount, while all other players need to run through their bonus 25x. That good deal is made even better by the fact that bonus funds are available to wager immediately upon depositing.

Robert DellaFave
- New Jersey-based Robert DellaFave is an avid poker player in addition to being a game designer. He writes for a range of publications, with a focus on regulated online gambling in the United States, the casino industry, and poker.

The PartyPoker NJ Dollar Club Is Now Accepting Members

Party Poker NJ Dollar ClubPartyPoker in New Jersey has launched a month long promotion that is bound to make this December one to remember.

As the name suggests, Dollar Club awards patrons with cash rewards for playing their favorite online poker games. The promo, which runs until the 31st, is available to all members of the loyalty club, although the higher your tier status the greater your potential rewards.

Let’s break it down.

Dollar Club

Dollar Club requires players to navigate to the promotional area of the PartyPoker client and opt in for each day they wish to participate. While that may sound cumbersome, the upshot is it’s entirely up to you to choose when to opt in and when to sit out.

It also means you can win cash rewards for each day in December.

Rewards are won by achieving predetermined daily points targets. At the lower loyalty tiers, the targets are set rather low, rendering them accessible to casual players. Unfortunately, the reward cap at these tiers also tends toward the lower side.

Higher loyalty status members will receive the lion’s share of PartyPoker’s good will, with top-tier members potentially receiving $40 per day.

Here’s a glance at the top daily point targets and cash rewards per loyalty tier:

  • Bronze: 10 points, $1.75 cash reward

  • Silver: 30 points, $5 cash reward

  • Gold: 95 points, $16 cash reward

  • Palladium: 200 points, $40 cash reward

Notice that higher status members also receive a better return on their investment. To illustrate, Bronze members receive $.175 per point exchanged, while Palladium members can win $5 a point.

That’s not a bad deal, especially considering that PartyPoker only requires you to pay $1 in rake and entry fees to generate two loyalty points.

All told, the Dollar Club is worth up to a 40% rakeback deal, and the best part is all prizes are awarded as cash – meaning no tedious clearing requirements.

There’s something for New Jersey online casino players too

NJ online casino patrons won’t be left out in the cold this winter, as PartyPoker is offering a 100% match bonus up to $1,000 on all first time deposits.

As an added bonus, new players will also receive $25 to try out the operator’s vast array of virtual slot terminals, table games, poker tournaments and cash games.

Party’s welcome package is arguably the best in New Jersey, with the only real downside being that the wagering requirements necessary to clear the bonus are pretty lofty. But that’s par for the course.

Not to mention, PartyPoker offers the best earn rate on video poker (1 point per $20 wagered) in the Garden State – a game that already features a high payout percentage. So if you’re looking for the best chance to clear the bonus, I suggest you start at the Jacks or Better or Bonus Poker terminals.

Just learn the rules first.

Robert DellaFave
- New Jersey-based Robert DellaFave is an avid poker player in addition to being a game designer. He writes for a range of publications, with a focus on regulated online gambling in the United States, the casino industry, and poker.

Test Drive Mohegan Sun Casino In NJ For A Chance To Win A Mercedes-Benz CLA

online casino NJ Mohegan Sun promotionIn the past nine months, the duo of ResortsCasino.com and MoheganCasino.com have carved out a sizeable niche in the New Jersey online casino market.

Resorts AC’s ascent from new kid on the block to online gaming powerhouse is not coincidental, as it currently offers one of the most comprehensive and fluid gaming clients in all of New Jersey. Not to mention, its stateside customer service team ranks among NJ’s best at addressing player inquiries and resolving issues.

And now, the Mohegan Sun arm of Resorts AC hopes to differentiate itself even further from the pack by giving away one of the biggest promotional prizes in New Jersey to date: a brand new Mercedes-Benz CLA.

Mercedes-Benz CLA Giveaway

In order to qualify for the promotion, simply go to the “My Account” section of your account any time from November 15 – January 3, click “Coupons” and enter the code NEWCAR. From there, make a deposit and you’ll be automatically opted-in.

To earn sweepstakes entries, you must play casino games during the qualifying period. For every 10 Gems (Mohegan Sun’s loyalty currency) earned, you will receive one entry into the sweepstakes.

Committed players can augment their earnings by hitting predetermined daily benchmarks, as follows:

  • 500 daily gems: 2x entries multiplier

  • 1,500 daily gems: 3x entries multiplier

  • 5,000 daily gems: 4x entries multiplier

The good news about participating in sweepstakes contests in NJ is that the player pool is small enough where individuals who frequent the casino will stand a reasonable shot at winning.

Promotional value

As per the MSRP of the Mercedes-Benz CLA: the baseline value exceeds $32,000.

Players who can live without a new car can opt to forfeit the prize in exchange for a cash option, valued at 75% of the vehicle.

In either case, the winner must redeem his or her prize within 30 days of the drawing.

Earning Gems at Mohegan Sun’s New Jersey online casino

Gems are earned by playing Mohegan Sun’s slots and table games. As often the case, some game variants reward Gems at a faster clip than others.

Earn one Gem per:

  • $10 wagered on slots

  • $20 wagered on Roulette

  • $40 wagered on Video Poker and other table games

Gems are used to determine your Mohegan Sun loyalty tier. Currently the scheme has six membership levels, ranging from Amber to Sapphire (minimum 15,000 accrued a month). As players move up the ladder, they will receive increased benefits and better Gem-to-cash exchange rates.

At the highest level, slot players will receive $1 cashback for every $140 wagered (.71%).

It’s also worth noting that each month Mohegan Sun selects three games that reward Gems at an expedited (1.5x) clip. For November those games are:

Lastly, on Tuesdays players will earn 2x Gems on two slot terminals chosen by the operator.

My advice to slot players: Take advantage of these offers, as you’ll be able to hit the sweepstakes multiplier milestones more quickly, and thus increase your chances of winning.

Image Oleksandr Berezko / Shutterstock.com

Robert DellaFave
- New Jersey-based Robert DellaFave is an avid poker player in addition to being a game designer. He writes for a range of publications, with a focus on regulated online gambling in the United States, the casino industry, and poker.

Only 2 Chances Left To Win A VIP Football Experience From Resorts NJ Online Casino

Football promo Resorts casino onlineFootball fans from New Jersey have a little something extra to cheer about.

That’s because for the next two Monday nights, players that deposit and place real-money bets at Resorts online casino will be entered to win an all-inclusive VIP football experience for two at a GiantsJets or Eagles game of their choosing.

The clock may be ticking on this exclusive offer, but there’s still ample time to spin, roll and double down your way to victory.

What you’ll win

The lucky winner will receive the following indulgences:

  • Two tickets to an NFL games at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ (December 6 or 20) or at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia (December 13 or 20).

  • Two customized football jerseys.

  • A personalized tour of the stadium.

  • Dinner with an NFL player.

My advice to winners: Go see the Giants play the Jets on December 6 – after all, the opportunity to see New York’s two powerhouses square off only comes around once every four years.

Qualifying for the Ultimate VIP Football Experience

In order to qualify for the drawing, players must make an eligible deposit on a Monday night between the hours of 6 pm and midnight. When depositing, be sure to enter the coupon code FOOTBALL.

If you happen to forget to input the coupon code, contact customer service either via 24/7 phone or live chat support, and they should be more than happy to get you up and running.

From that point forward, amassing entries is as easy as playing your favorite real-money games at Resorts. Do note however, that when the clock strikes midnight, the earning period for that Monday will end.

For every 10 Rewards Points earned, you will accrue one entry. As an added perk, players that accumulate 100 Rewards Points playing Resorts’ Game of the Week will earn two additional entries.

That’s not a bad deal, especially considering that the Game of the Week already awards Rewards Points at an expedited clip (2X).

Reward Points (RP) earn rates are as follows:

  • Earn 1 RP per $2 wagered on all slot terminals

  • Earn 1 RP for every $4 bet on Roulette games

  • Earn 1 RP per $8 on Video Poker and Table Games

Overview of Resorts NJ Online Casino Rewards

There are myriad perks associated with moving up Resorts’ eight loyalty tiers.

For one, players that reach higher statuses will be able to convert their points at a better cashback rate. To illustrate the difference, consider that entry-level (Bronze) members can cash in their points at a rate of $10 per 10,000 RPs, but Diamond members (25,000 RPs required per month) can exchange points at a $10 per 1,100 RPs clip – a more than 9X better rate.

Also, most loyalty members are entitled to discounted stays at Resorts AC and savings on casino entertainment.

The perks are even better at Resorts’ three new Echelon Rewards tiers. Reserved for the online casino’s most loyal patrons, Echelon members are treated to a host of extravagances including:

  • Luxury welcome gifts

  • Suite upgrades at Resorts Casino Hotel in AC

  • Concierge service

  • The highest loyalty point exchange rates, ranging from $10 per 450-1,000 RPs (tier dependent)

  • Cruise giveaways

All this, plus Echelon members will receive VIP reward bonuses and multipliers, as well as exclusive promotional offers.

Granted, gaining access to Echelon is no small feat, as the minimum bar for entry necessitates earning 100,000 RPs per month. But for those who make the grade, expect a level of treatment unrivaled by any other NJ online casino.

Robert DellaFave
- New Jersey-based Robert DellaFave is an avid poker player in addition to being a game designer. He writes for a range of publications, with a focus on regulated online gambling in the United States, the casino industry, and poker.

PartyPoker New Jersey Scores A Touchdown With Its Gridiron Grind Promotion

NJ online poker promotions PartyPokerBuckle up New Jersey gamblers, because the competition on PartyPoker is about to get fierce.

From November 8 – 29, the online casino is hosting “Gridiron Grind,” a leaderboard promotion that rewards the site’s top “grinders” with tickets to see hometown rivals the New York Giants and New York Jets duke it out at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on December 6.

Not only that, the operator is also paying out over $3,500 in consolation prizes, gifted in the form of bonus dollars.

Football fans are well aware that the opportunity to see the G-Men play Gang Green only comes around once every four years. And they’re just as aware at how much tickets to this exclusive event will set them back.

So why not gain entry via an alternative route? Here’s how.

Gridiron Grind

Gridiron Grind is an opt-in promotion. In order to participate, login to your PartyPoker account, navigate to the Rewards → Promotions tab, locate the “Gridiron Grind” promotion and select Opt-In.

The promotional menu also acts as sort of a dashboard. From it you’ll also be able to view how many points you’ve earned so far, your leader board status and the prize you are you currently eligible for. You can also check out how the competition is faring.

As for earning leader board points, simply play PartyPoker’s casino games.

Do note that leader board points appear to accrue at the same rate as loyalty points. It follows that some games will generate leader board points faster than others.

Earn rates are as follows:

  • 1 point per $25 wagered on slot machine

Robert DellaFave
- New Jersey-based Robert DellaFave is an avid poker player in addition to being a game designer. He writes for a range of publications, with a focus on regulated online gambling in the United States, the casino industry, and poker.

888 Casino New Jersey Wants You To Stamp Your Way To Success

promotions 888 NJ online casinoNew Jersey gamblers who have received a loyalty punch card from a retail or food chain will be immediately familiar with the latest endeavor from 888 CasinoGift Card – only difference being that instead of receiving a discount coupon or free sandwich for repeat purchases, the online casino operator is awarding players cold hard cash.

888 Casino’s Gift Card

The inner workings of Gift Card are fairly straightforward. Casino patrons who make a qualifying deposit of $40 or more from October 20 – November 1 using the promotional code STAMP will receive a virtual gift card.

On every card will be 10 icons, each of which can be stamped. 888 Casino will take the luxury of stamping the first one, as a personalized way of saying “thank you” for opting in. From there on out, gamblers will receive daily challenges, which typically consist of engaging in casino play, via personalized email.

Complete a challenge, receive another stamp.

The beauty of the challenges is that they are tailored to your prior play. Thus, recreational gamblers should have just a great a chance of filling up their card as the most dedicated slot and table game players.

Casino patrons that receive at least three stamps will be eligible for an immediate cash bonus, as follows:

  • Three stamps: $8 bonus

  • Six stamps: $15 bonus

  • Ten stamps: $30 bonus

In addition, players making their first qualifying deposit will be eligible for a 100% match bonus up to $300. And yes, players can opt-in to both promotions simultaneously.

If there’s one drawback to Gift Card, it’s that the bonus wagering requirements are on the high side. In order to withdraw bonus funds and any winnings generated from bonus funds, players must play through the bonus 30 times. That’s not insurmountable, especially if playing low house edge games such as BlackJack, but may be too lofty a task for some.

Freebies aren’t just for casino players

Poker players won’t be left out in the blustery autumn chill, as from now until October 30 the online poker arm of 888’s New Jersey-based operation is hosting $1,000 daily freerolls.

Qualifying is as simple as making a eligible deposit of $10 or more using the promo code ONTHEFELT and wagering $10 on casino games or earning 1 Status Point (equivalent to $.50 paid in rake or tournament fees). Patrons who fulfill these meager requirements will receive one ticket to a freeroll event.

Earning subsequent tickets will require completing daily poker challenges. Committed players who complete seven challenges or more will receive a ticket to an exclusive $5,000 freeroll to take place on November 1 at 7:05 pm.

Combined with 888’s regularly occurring casino and poker promotions, there likely isn’t a better time to build a serious bankroll, all for deposits totaling $50.

Robert DellaFave
- New Jersey-based Robert DellaFave is an avid poker player in addition to being a game designer. He writes for a range of publications, with a focus on regulated online gambling in the United States, the casino industry, and poker.

At Harrah’s Online Casino in New Jersey, Running Bad Has Its Privileges

Harrahs bonus code NJ online casinoGambling has its fair share of up and downs. Seemingly endless hot streaks can turn cold at the single pull of a lever or roll of the dice.

But this weekend only at Harrah’s online casino in New Jersey, it won’t matter how well or poorly you’re running, because you’ll be rewarded either way.

How is that possible you ask? Two words: loss back.

From October 8 – 12, Harrah’s is offering depositing players cash back on their losses up to 20% and $200.

From a strictly numerical standpoint, Harrah’s loss back promotion qualifies as one of the most lucrative one-off promos in New Jersey online gambling history.

Here’s a look under the hood of October Playback Bonus.

October Playback Bonus

Qualifying for the promotion is as easy as making a deposit using the promotion code OCT2015 and hitting the virtual slot machines or green felt.

For each day from now until Monday that you login and earn at least 1 Tier Credit (earned by wagering $20 on any casino game), Harrah’s will take note of your progress.

The more days you play, the bigger your potential cash back reward, as follows:

  • 1-2 days played: 10% playback bonus, $50 max bonus

  • 3-4 days played: 15% playback bonus, $100 max bonus

  • 5 days played: 20% playback bonus, $200 max bonus

Evidenced by the promotional terms, Harrah’s is rewarding consistency over volume. This stands in stark contrast to most other online casinos, which only treat their highest volume players and biggest spenders to top-tier offers.

As far as fine print, there is a bit, but it’s nothing that should detract you from partaking in the promotion:

  • The reimbursement will be awarded as bonus play and will be subject to a 1x play through requirement.

  • Minimum bonus play awarded is $1.

  • The bonus won’t hit your account until approximately October 15.

Ultimately, the goal is to not receive a bonus at all, as that indicates you’ve won money during the promotional period. Instead, think of loss back as a sort of insurance policy for gamblers.

Winning at Harrah’s online casino

There are a few games at Harrah’s that offer players a reasonably good chance of beating the house:

  • Blackjack: Generally speaking, the Blackjack rules at Harrah’s online casino are favorable for the player. The dealer must stand on all 17s, Blackjack pays 3 to 2 and multiple splits are permitted.

  • Roulette: Harrah’s double ‘00’ games payout 37 to 1 on a single number bet. You won’t find that in casinos.

  • Progressive slots (conditionally): Sometimes, progressives run up so high that it makes fiscal sense to try your luck. Just note that the variance playing progressive slots is much higher than Blackjack or Roulette.

I was not impressed with Harrah’s Jacks or Higher offering, as it offered decreased payouts for both four-of-a-kind and a straight flush. If video poker is your fancy, might I suggest Borgata Casino or the Golden Nugget Casino.

Regarding the latter, it too is offering a $200 loss back promotion, one of the main differences being that the cash back percentage is 100%. In other words, the Golden Nugget assumes all the risk.

Of course, many gamblers have already exhausted their welcome packages. For them, Harrah’s October Playback Bonus is most certainly this weekend’s best bet.

Robert DellaFave
- New Jersey-based Robert DellaFave is an avid poker player in addition to being a game designer. He writes for a range of publications, with a focus on regulated online gambling in the United States, the casino industry, and poker.