VirginCasino.com & TropicanaCasino.com get creative with promotions
When it comes to promotional offers at New Jersey’s online casino sites, two clear strategies have emerged. The first is to offer a series of daily and weekly promotions that never change month to month, providing a steady way to earn rewards on your play.
The other strategy is to offer new promotions every week. Sites like VirginCasino.com and TropicanaCasino.com generally offer two to three new promotions every week, and many are some of the most creative in the market. True, players never know what to expect, but it’s kind of fun checking out what’s new this week.
TropicanaCasino.com and VirginCasino.com have been strong partners in New Jersey’s online market almost since it began—TropicanaCasino was there on day one—and have built up a reputation for promotional fun.
In any given week, players can find sweepstakes, bonus offers and just plain fun stuff.
For example, to celebrate the start of the baseball season, Tropicana offered a sweepstakes to win $200 vouchers for baseball tickets at any stadium in the league. Meanwhile, VirginCasino.com was offering a sweepstakes to win an iRobot Roomba 890 vacuum—you know, for spring cleaning. That shows how wide a variety of prizes they offer.
One common type of promotion for the two sites is sharepots. Basically, the more you play at the sites, the more shares of the total bonus dollar prize pool you win. Shares are divided among all players, but if you earn enough of them, it can really add up. The latest from VirginCasino splits a $7,000 prize pool.
Both sites also offer a lot of travel bonuses. While you might expect that from VirginCasino—being part of Richard Branson’s Virgin Air empire—TropicanaCasino.com keeps pace by holding sweepstakes for trips to Tropicana Atlantic City, which usually include vouchers for fine dining, shows and concerts.
VirginCasino goes a step further offering a monthly sweepstakes for vacation packages it calls Virgin Adventures.
As with most of the sweepstakes on the two sites, you earn an entry with every $50 you bet on select games. But since it’s a monthly sweepstakes and you can win up to five entries a day, you can really stuff the sweepstakes box. For March, the prize was a $2,000 trip to Charleston, South Carolina.
The two sites also share a number of promotions, such as:
- A refer a friend promotion. If a friend puts you down as a referral on either site when they join, you get $50 in bonus money.
- Community jackpots. When one person hits the jackpot on select games, everyone who’s played within the last hour gets a share—even if they’re no longer online. Community jackpot awards are set by loyalty levels, but also include an additional $20,000 shared out amongst the community.
- Free Games. Just play Tiki’s Catch of the Day every day of the month for a chance to win free spins. On each day that you play, you’ll collect a special shell. On the last day of the month, you can open your shells and see what you’ve won. Or, play Search for the Phoenix for a shot to crack open a big win. Collect an egg for every day that you play, and then come back on the last day of the month to crack them open and reveal your prize.