Perhaps the biggest benefit of there being so many NJ casino apps is that each one offers its own distinct welcome package for new players.
There’s literally nothing stopping players who have exhausted one app’s welcome package from signing up for another and repeating the process — over a dozen times in total. The savvy player who takes advantage of all of these offers will win over $7,500 in bonuses.
That being said, these bonuses come packaged with terms. Although these terms do lessen the overall value of the deal, it’s important to realize that they’re necessary — if the online casino simply gave away money unconditionally, it would promptly go out of business.
Here’s a glance at the different types of NJ mobile casino bonuses and how players can capitalize upon them.
The two types of bonuses
Generally speaking, there are two types of NJ casino app bonuses. The first often called registration or no-deposit bonus is a bonus that players receive upon successfully registering for the app. Typically the monetary value of these is small, ranging from $10 – $30.
Upon making their first real-money deposit, players will often be entitled to a second, much larger bonus ($100 – $1,500). This is called a first-time deposit bonus, and it can take a couple of different forms.
It’s worth noting, that welcome packages do not vary from desktop to mobile — so players are free to sign up for them on a device of their choosing.
No deposit bonus
In so long as a player’s signup credentials are verified, they’ll receive a small registration bonus to try out an NJ casino app’s games and possibly win some cash.
There is no deposit required to take advantage of this offer, hence the name “no-deposit” bonus. Although some apps, like Betfair mobile NJ, will require players to first make a real-money deposit before they can cash out winnings from their registration bonus.
Other NJ mobile casinos will require players to wager their bonus a certain number of times before cashing out. Golden Nugget Casino NJ is a good example. It offers $10 free to new players via our exclusive bonus code BONUSSEEKER, but players must cycle through their bonus 10 times on slots before the bonus clears to their cash wallet.
Virgin mobile casino takes a more lenient approach. Players who use the code 30BONUS received $30 free upon signup, and the funds are only subject to a one-time wagering requirement on any mobile casino game.
Whatever the terms, there is no such thing as a bad NJ casino app registration bonus, as the worst that can possibly happen is players lose it and are no worse for wear. Liken it to a freeroll.
First time deposit bonus
All NJ casino apps offer new players some sort of incentive to make the first deposit. These take two different shapes, depending on the app.
The overwhelming majority of NJ mobile casinos match a player’s first deposit, usually dollar-for-dollar. A few, like PokerStars mobile casino NJ, do one better, offering players a 200 percent match.
The monetary value of these bonuses is capped at a certain amount. In other words, players can’t expect to deposit $10,000 and receive a full match. The caps vary widely, from as low as $100 to $1,500 on Betfair mobile casino.
Usually, the cap is a signifier of the wagering requirement affixed to the bonus. Lower caps generally indicate lower wagering requirements, and higher caps are almost always tied to high required turnovers.
- Play Sugarhouse mobile NJ caps its first-time deposit match at $100, but it’s only subject to a 1x wagering requirement on slots and video poker.
- Betfair mobile casino offers a dollar-for-dollar match up to $1,500, yet in order to clear the bonus players have to play through the bonus amount 20x on slots, 40x on roulette or a whopping 200x on table games.
So which one is better?
That’s really up to the player.
The advantage of the Play SugarHouse bonus is that it’ll only take a few minutes to clear, and it’s all but guaranteed that upon clearing the bonus, players will have more money in their cash wallet than they did at the time of deposit.
However, unless they run extremely well, players won’t reap too much financial benefit from the offer. Even if their return is 100 percent, they’ll only have turned their $100 into $300.
The Betfair mobile casino bonus, on the other hand, will take a considerable time for low rollers to clear, and only offers a 5 percent cashback rate on slots. Given that the average NJ mobile casino slot returns approximately 95 percent, there are good chance players will lose their entire bonus.
However, players that choose a 96 percent return or better slot, and run average, will win more than they would at Play SugarHouse. In this instance, they’d profit $300. Raise the slot’s return to 97 percent (they do exist on NJ casino apps), and the expected profit shoots up to $600.
So really what it comes down to preference: Players that prefer a quick yet small cash infusion are better off with Play SugarHouse, while risk-seeking players with time on their hands will probably prefer bonuses like the one offered on Betfair
Cash refund bonus
Presently this is only offered by Tropicana mobile casino and Virgin mobile NJ. At signup, players that deposit $100 or more will be entitled to a cash refund up to $100.
This offer is as good as it sounds: Players who deposit and lose $100 within seven calendar days will receive the entire amount back, as cash, not a bonus.
Players will most certainly want to take advantage of offers like these, as it’s theoretically impossible for them to lose their first deposit, in so long as it’s over $100.
Players that lose $100 and decide the app isn’t for them can simply withdraw the refund and they’ll have effectively broken even. Or they can try again on Trop or Virgin’s dime.
The only real drawback to this type of offer is that players who win won’t receive a nickel from the apps. But of course, they will get to keep their winnings.