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Ranking The Top New Jersey online casinos based on their Welcome Offers

All online casinos will offer huge welcome bonuses but often they come with the catch of having huge wagering requirements or an inability to cash out bonus funds.

We’ve gone through all the terms and conditions from the top online casinos in New Jersey so that our readers can know what to expect before signing up for an account.

1 Borgata: $20 Free + 100% Deposit Match of up to $600

Borgata is our number one welcome offering in New Jersey as they give all players signing up a $20 Free Play. There is only 1x wagering requirement on this and so it’s not difficult to make a quick profit. The 100% deposit match of up to $600 is also easy to understand, is credited quickly and 10x wagering requirements are not too restrictive for such a high value bonus.

  • Borgata will give you $20 when you open an account. There is only 1x wagering requirement on this $20. Only play on slots, classic slots or progressive slots count towards the wagering requirement for the $20 on the house.
  • They will match your first deposit up to a maximum of $600.
  • Offer expires 14 days after completion of a new account registration.
  • The wagering requirement for the Deposit Match is 10x the amount (for every $1 in Bonus Dollars you must wager $10)
  • Player will earn loyalty points on all wagering, on cash and Bonus Dollars.
  • Bonus dollars are non-transferrable and cannot be used at BorgataPoker.com.

2BetMGM: $25 Free + 100% First Deposit Match of up to $1000

BetMGM have a similar offer to Borgata and, in theory it’s better because it’s a bigger deposit match. However, they lose points as there is a very quick time period to use the bonus funds (5 days compared to Borgata’s 14). They do have a lowering wagering turnover than Borgata (6x compared to 10x) but that wagering has to be done quickly!

  • BetMGM give you $25 when you open an account.
  • They will match your first deposit up to the value of $1000 (minimum deposit of $10) and give you $25 on the house.
  • Offer expires 5 days after completing a new account registration.
  • 6x Bonus Amount iRewards Points required to release bonus. Player has 3 days following qualifying deposit to complete iRewards Points release requirement.

3Golden Nugget: 100% Casino Match Bonus of up to $1000

Golden Nugget is probably the best online casino in New Jersey, with the most live dealer options and the widest selection of slots. They rank behind Borgata and MGM because they don’t give a Free Play bonus and 10x wagering of the deposit and bonus awarded is pretty big. You have 30 days though so it’s definitely beatable.

  • Golden Nugget will match your first deposit up to the value of $1000 (minimum deposit of $30)
  • Wagering requirement is 10x deposit + bonus
  • Games will contribute differently to the wagering requirements:
    • Any slot game 100% with exception to the following games, which will count as 20%: Bloodsuckers, Vampires vs. Werewolves, Starmania, Wolfpack Pays, Golden, Monster Wins, Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack Hammer 2, Medusa II, Secrets of Atlantis, Spin Sorceress, Steam Tower, Wild Dodo, Xing Guardian, Diamond Tower, Jack Hammer vs. Evil Dr. Wuten, King of Slots, Monopoly Big Event, Reel Rush, Samurai Princess, Serengeti Diamonds.
    • Table Games: 25%, Roulette: 25%, Blackjack: 25%, and Video Poker: 25%.
    • For example: a $10 bet on a slot game listed at 100% will count as a $10 bet towards meeting the wagering requirements. A $10 bet on a game listed at 20% will count as a $2 bet towards meeting the wagering requirements. A $10 bet on a game listed at 25% will count as a $2.50 bet towards meeting the wagering requirements.
  • If the wagering requirements are not completed within 30 days of claiming the bonus, the entire balance (bonus + winnings will be removed).

4SugarHouse: 100% First Deposit Match of up to $250

We have ranked SugarHouse as having the fourth best welcome offer in New Jersey as it is a simple 100% deposit match, with the bonus funds arriving in your account immediately. The bonus funds only need to be wagered ONCE in order to convert into real cash and have a 30 day expiry operiod.

  • SugarHouse will match your first deposit up to the value of $250 (minimum deposit of $10).
  • The First Deposit Match Bonus has a 1x play-through requirement.
  • Bonus money will be credited within 48 hours of making your first deposit and must then be played through within 30 days, otherwise it will expire.
  • Risk-free bets on any games are considered abuse of the promotion and will null a player’s participation.

5 – DraftKings $200 Risk Free Casino Play + 20% Deposit Bonus

DraftKings are offering all new customers $200 Risk Free to play with on their online casino and it’s a great way for novice players to get started on online casino gaming. The offer is easy, just make a deposit at DraftKings and then play on the online casino. Anything you lose in your first 24 hours of play will be credited to you the next day. The bonus is credited as DK Dollars, which have a 1x play through before they can be turned into cash. Plus, DraftKings are also giving ALL PLAYERS a 20% deposit bonus, so new players will have even more bets for their bucks.

  • To qualify, players must be previously non-casino players, place qualifying wagers from their available cash balance on casino games, and have a Total Net Loss in wagers less winnings at the end of their first 24 hours of casino play of $1 or more.
  • Eligible users will be credited their DK Dollars the next business day after the end of the promotion period, or in the event of technical difficulties, within 3 business days. Max payout of $200 DK Dollars.
  • DK Dollars have a one-time play through requirement before you can withdraw them from your account.

6Hard Rock: 100% First Deposit Match of up to $1000 plus 50 Free Spins

Hard Rock is a great online casino and their $1000 deposit match puts them level with Golden Nugget. The 50 Free Spins should put them above Golden Nugget but 14 days to clear 20x the bonus funds and Live Dealer not counting towards wagering puts them down a place.

  • Hard Rock will match your first deposit up to the value of $1000 (minimum deposit of $20) and give you 50 Free Spins to use on slots.
  • To withdraw Bonus Funds, players must wager 20x the Bonus + Deposit related to the offer and have 14 days to complete the wagering requirement before all bonus funds are forfeited.
  • Bonus Funds may not be wagered on Live Dealer games. Games will contribute differently to the wagering requirements: All Slots 100%, Table Games 20% and Video Poker 20%.
  • Risk-free bets on any games are considered abuse of the promotion and will null a player’s participation in this offer.

7BetAmerica: 100% First Deposit Match of up to $1000

BetAmerica don’t have a casino in Atlantic City and so may not be attractive to a lot of players but their $1000 matched deposit is great. It’s 10 times deposit + bonus wagering (so the same as Golden Nugget) but there are no restrictions on play. There is also a full year to complete the wagering. They are only 6th because we love the AC casinos more!

  • BetAmerica will match your first deposit up to the value of $1000 (minimum deposit of $10).
  • The wagering requirement will be 10x the amount of the combined deposit and bonus total. Players will have 365 days to complete the wagering requirements or the bonus will be cancelled and any remaining bonus funds and bonus winnings will be forfeited.
  • Until the wagering requirement is met, no withdrawals may be made from this account.

8Bet365: 100% New Player Bonus of up to $200

Another online casino without an Atlantic City property is bet365 and New Jersey residents might not know about the digital only betting company. They’re the biggest in the world and the product is the best we’ve ever seen. The welcome bonus isn’t as big as some of the other casinos though and 15 times wagering of both the bonus and the deposit is higher than Golden Nugget, Hard Rock and BetAmerica.

  • Bet365 will match your first deposit up to the value of $200 (minimum deposit of $20).
  • You need to wager the value of your qualifying deposit and bonus 15 times prior to making a withdrawal.
  • You will forfeit the bonus and any wins generated from the bonus if you don’t complete the wagering requirement within 60 days of claiming the offer.
  • Stakes on the following games do not count towards the wagering requirements: all versions of Video Poker and Double Up games, all versions of Roulette, all versions of Casino Poker, Slots Double Up games and all versions of Blackjack.

9 – 888Casino: $20 Free, No Deposit Needed

888Casino is another digital only brand but a $20 Free Play is always worth taking. It’s a bit clunky to claim though with an email being sent to verify your account and then a link having to be clicked to accept the offer. Once accepted it’s tough to turn it into cash as 30 times rollover on $20 isn’t easy to do. They should try to follow Borgata and just make it 1 times!

  • 888Casino will give you a $20 Free Play, no deposit needed.
  • Bonus must be wagered 30 times within 60 days of being granted
  • When registering, you will receive a verification email which must be responded to within 7 days. You will then receive a claim email, where you must click the claim-link within 48 hours or your bonus will be forfeited.
  • Wagers on casino games may contribute at different rates towards the wagering requirements:
    • Video Slots & Slots, Arcade and Dice – 100% wagering requirement contribution
    • All versions of Roulette, Triple Card Poker, and Poker table games – 20% wagering requirement contribution
    • All versions of Blackjack and Video Poker – 10% wagering requirement contribution

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