Rue Lette is the pen name of a gambler, writer and lifelong bargain hunter.
She always finds the best deals, has a mastery of the player loyalty programs at Atlantic City casinos, and since online gambling launched, she’s become an expert on where to find the best bonuses and promotions at NJ online casinos.
Here at NJOnlineCasino.com, she answers frequently asked questions and reader queries helping people find the best value opportunities while gambling online in NJ.
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March Madness on PointsBet
Q: I love college basketball, but I find the whole March Madness brackets thing a bit overwhelming. The thought of picking winners in 63 games makes my head spin. Are any of these new NJ online sportsbooks running promos where I can bet on just a handful of games instead?
While several NJ online sportsbooks are running free bracket contests, they actually all allow single-game wagering on NCAA Tournament games. Plus, there are March Madness promos you can take advantage of everywhere.
You won’t find one of those free-to-play March Madness bracket contests on PointsBet. However, the NJ sports betting operation has a variety of March Madness promos available that may be more your speed anyway, including the PointsBet Bracket Challenge.
This contest involves betting moneylines on individual March Madness games. What’s on offer is a $5,000 bonus bet for the player that picks the most winners.
You must place a minimum $10 moneyline bet on each game for it to count. Then, you get a point for picking favorites that win and two points for backing underdogs who come through.
Whoever has the most points once the tournament wraps up wins the $5,000 bonus bet. So it’s not a bracket, so much as a giant parlay game.
Make it rain and avoid heartbreak
You can also take advantage of PointsBet’s Make It Rain 3-Point Payout promotion to bet on just a few March Madness games.
It’s really simple. Just make a March Madness point spread bet and you’ll get a $3 bonus bet for every three-pointer the team you bet on hits. Of course, a minimum bet of $100 is required.
Finally, PointsBet’s March Madness Cinderella Heartbreak promo is there for those close-but-no-cigar longshots you might want to bet on.
In fact, PointsBet NJ sportsbook pays out a bonus bet of up to $100 if you book a moneyline bet on a team seeded 10 through 16 playing a higher seed, as long as they lose by three points or less.
Good luck betting on the NCAA Tournament this year and if you want to take advantage of these promos, remember that if you sign up for a new account with PointsBet using the promo code PLAY50, PointsBet will give you $50 free and up to $1,000 matched on your first deposit as well.
Caesars’ Spring Fling
Q: I read a lot about what NJ online casinos are giving away to new players. I was just wondering if they’re willing to do anything to keep my business once I sign up?
Good question! The truth is that NJ online casinos don’t just want your business, they want to hold on to it as well.
To that end, many run ongoing promotions for existing customers with some great bonuses up for grabs.
My advice is to regularly click the “Promotions” tab at your favorite NJ online casino. That way you can keep up on what’s up right now.
As an example, Caesars Casino is running a Spring Fling promotion with new offers every day this week. It started March 21 by offering $25 in casino bonus play for any player making a $50 deposit. It continues on March 22 offering a 100 percent bonus match on deposits up to $50.
On March 23 you can claim a $5 free bet at the Caesars online sportsbook. Plus, on March 24 Caesars will give you $5 in free play.
To claim these bonuses just log into your Caesars Casino & Sports account and click on the “My Account” and “My Bonuses” tabs. There you will find your daily offer listed under Available Bonuses. Just click the “Claim” button to make it happen.
Of course, if you haven’t signed up with Caesars yet, make sure to do it with the Caesasrs bonus code PLAYFREE25. That way you can take advantage of the Spring Fling promotion.
Plus, Caesars will give you a $25 free bonus and a 100 percent deposit-match bonus of up to $300.