Deposit Bonus: Casino Bonus - Overview (US)

What is a Casino Deposit Bonus?

A Casino Deposit Bonus is a promotional offer customers can participate in that will match a percentage of their deposit with Casino Bonus Funds. Casino Deposit Bonuses may have a play through requirement to complete the Casino Deposit Bonus. For complete eligibility requirements and offer details, please review the Terms and Conditions of the Casino Deposit Bonus offer you received.

Frequently asked questions

What is a contribution rate?

While a customer can wager on many Casino games available on Golden Nugget Online Gaming, not every game contributes the same percentage toward a Casino Deposit Bonus’s playthrough requirement. Here are the current contribution rates:

Table with three rows categorizing gaming contributions. First row: 'Most Slots, Rocket, Keno, Virtual Sports' with a contribution of 100%, depicted with a hand holding cards and a money bag icon. Second row: 'Blackjack, Other Table Games, Live Dealer Games, Roulette, & Select Slots*' with a 20% contribution, similar icons follow. Third row: 'Craps, Video Poker, Baccarat, & Other Variety Games' with 0% contribution, and corresponding icons. Note: An asterisk indicates that some slots have different contribution rates. The table background is black with white and yellow text for high contrast.

  • *To find more information about Select Slots (and for a list of Select Slot games), please go to the What is a Casino Deposit Bonus page.
  • Important Note: This table of game categories and respective contribution percentages is subject to change.
  • Important Note: Any games with a 0% contribution rate will not contribute toward the play through requirement for a Casino Deposit Bonus. Please be aware any winnings earned from a 0% contribution rate game would be considered locked winnings until the play through requirement is met.

What is a playthrough requirement (“PTR”)?

A play through requirement is the amount you must wager (“play through”) on eligible casino games to complete the bonus offer and for the associated winnings to be eligible for withdrawal as cash.

The play through requirement is determined using the matched Casino Bonus Funds, and the play through multiplier stated in the offer.

  • Please note that the play through multiplier is specified in the Casino Deposit Bonus terms and conditions.

As an example only: The Casino Deposit Bonus is a 50% deposit match up to $1,500 with a 10x play through multiplier and you deposit $3,000.

Graphic displaying a casino deposit bonus offer. On the left, a stack of cash with dollar signs, symbolizing a deposit amount. The accompanying text reads 'Deposited: $3,000'. On the right, a money bag with a '50%' label and an arrow indicates the text 'Casino Deposit Bonus Matched: $1,500 Casino Bonus Funds'. The background is black with text and icons in white and yellow for clear visibility.

You then play through the original deposit ($3,000), and the $1,500 in Casino Bonus Funds 10 times. However, not every game contributes the same percentage toward a Casino Deposit Bonus’s play through.

For a cumulative play through see the below examples:

  • Cumulative play through total of $15,000 ($1,500 x 10 = $15,000).
    • For example, playing a qualifying slots game would have a 100% Contribution Rate.
  • Cumulative play through total of $75,000 ($1,500 x 10 / 20% = $75,000).
    • For example, playing a qualifying Live Dealer Blackjack game would have a 20% Contribution Rate.

Infographic explaining Play Through Requirement for a casino bonus. It states '1,500 Casino Bonus Funds times 10'. Two money bag icons indicate different contribution rates: 'At 100% Contribution Rate: $15,000, Games: Most Slots, Rocket, Keno, Virtual Sports' and 'At 20% Contribution Rate: $75,000, Games: Blackjack, Other Table Games, Live Dealer Games, Roulette, & Select Slots*'. At the bottom, a calendar icon with stars around it is noted with 'Play Through Period: 7 days (168 hours)'. The asterisk signifies special conditions apply to select slots. The background is black with icons and text in white and yellow.

  • See the “What is a Contribution Rate” above for more information.

If you meet the playthrough requirement within the seven (7) calendar day period (168 hours) from the time you receive the matching bonus funds, you’ll be rewarded any remaining funds tied to the bonus in withdrawable cash. However, in the event you don’t meet the playthrough requirement within the seven (7) calendar day period (168 hours), any wagered portion of the initial deposit, wagered winnings (funds won from initial deposit and then wagered), remaining Casino Bonus Funds, and winnings tied to Casino Bonus Funds will expire and be forfeited.

What happens to my funds if I don’t meet the play through requirements or decide to forfeit the Casino Deposit Bonus?

If you don’t meet the play through requirements before the play through period expires, it will result in the loss of any wagered portion of the original deposit, lost winnings (funds won from the original deposit, wagered, and lost), any remaining Casino Bonus Funds, and any winnings tied to the forfeited Casino Deposit Bonus promotion. 

  • At any point, a player may decide to forfeit their Casino Deposit Bonus and remove themselves from the promotion. 

Forfeiture of the Casino Deposit Bonus will also result in the loss of any wagered portion of the original deposit, lost winnings (funds won from placing wagers with original deposit, wagered, and lost), any remaining Casino Bonus Funds, and any winnings tied to the forfeited Casino Deposit Bonus promotion.

  • A forfeiture is not reversible and no exceptions will be made.

What if I play a game that does not contribute 100% toward the play through requirement?

If playing a game that doesn’t contribute 100% toward the play through requirement, a lower percentage, such as 20%, will count towards the play through requirement.

As an example only: If a customer wagers $100 on Live Dealer Blackjack, only 20% of the wager would contribute towards the play through requirement, which would be $20.

Image displaying calculation of wager contribution for a casino game. A hand holding playing cards icon represents 'Funds Wagered: $100 bet on Blackjack'. Below, a money bag with a '20%' label explains the '20% Contribution Rate: 20% of $100 equals $20'. The background is black with the icons and text displayed in white and yellow, ensuring high visibility.

  • Important Note: Any games with a 0% contribution rate will not contribute toward the play through requirement for a Casino Deposit Bonus. Please be aware any winnings earned from a 0% contribution rate game would be considered locked winnings until the play through requirement is met.

How does a Casino Deposit Bonus play through the funds on my account?

Casino Deposit Bonuses will always play through the funds in the following order:

  1. Original deposit
  2. Winnings won from wagers with the original deposit
  3. Casino Bonus Funds
  4. Any winnings are locked to the Casino Deposit Bonus until the total play through requirement is met.

As an example only: The Casino Deposit Bonus is a 50% deposit match up to $1,500 with a 10x play through multiplier and you deposit $3,000.

The funds would be played through in the following order:

  1. Original deposit: $3,000
  2. Any winnings tied to the original deposit
  3. Casino Deposit Bonus match: $1,500 in Casino Bonus Funds
  4. Any winnings won from the Casino Bonus Funds are locked (meaning can’t be withdrawn) until the total play through requirement is met for $15,000 (if playing 100% contribution rate games).

An infographic detailing the order of play through the funds for a casino's deposit bonus, presented in four steps. Step 1 shows a graphic of a fan of money bills, with the caption 'Original Deposit: $3,000.' Step 2 depicts a money bag with a star, accompanied by the text 'Winnings tied to deposit.' Step 3 illustrates a money bag with an incoming arrow, labeled 'Rollover Casino Deposit Bonus Matched: $1,500 Casino Bonus Funds.' Finally, Step 4 presents a money bag with an outgoing arrow and a lock, with the text 'Any winnings tied to the Casino Bonus Funds are locked.' Each step is numbered and displayed on a black background with icons and text in yellow and white, visually guiding the user through the sequential order of using the funds.

  • Once the playthrough requirement is reached, any winnings are unlocked and can be withdrawn.
  • If you played through the original deposit, winnings from the original deposit, and Casino Bonus Funds to $0, the Casino Deposit Bonus offer then ends.
  • You can continue to wager your locked winnings until you meet the playthrough requirement, at which point the winnings will unlock and can be withdrawn. However, if the promotion period ends and the playthrough requirement has not been met, the offer expires and any Casino Bonus Funds, locked Casino Bonus Fund winnings, lost wagered portion of the original deposit, and lost wagered portion of the original deposit winnings will be forfeited.

What happens if I have wagered my funds?

During this promotion, the wagered funds are deducted from the initial deposit. Any winnings obtained from bets using the original deposit will be considered winnings from the original deposit wager.

As an example only: You deposited $3,000 and received a 50% Casino Bonus match of $1,500 in Casino Bonus Funds.

Graphic showing a casino deposit bonus offer. On the left, a fan of playing cards with dollar signs, next to text 'Deposited: $3,000'. On the right, a money bag with a 50% label and an arrow pointing to the text 'Casino Deposit Bonus Matched: $1,500 Casino Bonus Funds'. Background is black with text and icons in white and yellow for visibility.

You wagered $50 on Slots and won $100. The $50 would be deducted from your $3,000 original deposit first, taking it to $2,950. Keep in mind the $100 in winnings are considered winnings from the original deposit wager.

Image depicting casino gaming financials. A playing cards icon indicates 'Funds Wagered: $50 bet on Slots'. A money bag icon signifies 'Winnings tied to deposit: $100'. Lastly, a fan of cash graphic represents 'Original Deposit: $2,950'. The background is black, and the icons and text are in white and yellow, creating a stark contrast for easy reading.

However, if you played through your original deposit AND the winnings won from your original deposit, any winnings won from Casino Bonus Funds would be locked until the play through is met.

As an example only: If you wagered your original deposit down to $0 AND the winnings won from your original deposit down to $0, you will then begin playing through the Casino Bonus Funds.

Then, if you wager $50 in Casino Bonus Funds on Slots, this will bring your Casino Bonus Funds balance down to $1,450. In this wager, you won $100. The $100 won would be locked Casino Bonus Fund winnings until the play through is met.

A graphical representation of casino bonus funds tracking. At the top, a stack of bills icon next to 'Original Deposit: $0'. Below, a money bag icon with 'Winnings tied to deposit: $0'. Next, a slot machine icon with a heart symbol indicates 'Wagered: $50 in Casino Bonus Funds on Slots'. This leads to a larger money bag icon with an arrow pointing right and 'Casino Bonus Funds: $1,450'. Lastly, a locked money bag icon denotes 'Locked Casino Bonus Funds winnings: $100'. The icons are in yellow and white, and the background is black.

Can I opt into more than one Casino Deposit Bonus?

Yes, players can opt into more than one Casino Deposit Bonus. However, players would need to make separate deposits for each Casino Deposit Bonus they opted into.

Players would also need to complete the play through of the first Casino Deposit Bonus before the play through would contribute to the next Casino Deposit Bonus offer. 

Players will be able to track their progress by going to the My Rewards page.

What happens if I forfeit my Casino Deposit Bonus?

You can decide to forfeit your Casino Deposit Bonus at any time. However, forfeiture of the bonus will result in the loss of any wagered portion of the original deposit, any remaining bonus funds, and any winnings tied to this bonus promotion. For more information, please go to How do I forfeit my Casino Deposit Bonus.

As an example only: You opt into a Casino Deposit Bonus with a 50% deposit match up to $1,500 and you deposit $3,000.

If you wagered $50 on Slots (which has a 100% contribution rate), and won $100, $50 would be deducted from your $3,000 deposit, taking it to $2,950. If you then decided to forfeit the Casino Deposit Bonus, you would forfeit the $1,500 of Casino Bonus Funds.

You would receive back the $2,950 of the original deposit AND the $100 in winnings won from  your original deposit.

A graphic showing a summary of casino account balances with corresponding icons. At the top, a slot machine icon next to text stating 'Wagered: $50 on Slots.' Below, a fan of bills indicates 'Original deposit after wager: $2950.' Next, a bag of money with a dollar sign that says 'Winnings tied to deposit: $100.' Then, an icon of a money bag with wings and text 'Forfeited funds: $1,500 Casino Bonus Funds & the $50 wagered from the original deposit.' Finally, at the bottom, a fan of bills again with text 'Withdrawable funds: $2,950 from the original deposit & $100 in winnings tied to the original deposit.

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