Ask Rue Lette: Oscars Bonus Cash, Betting Odds & Player-Friendly Requirements

Updated on May 16, 2019 0 comments 1782 Reads

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, she answers frequently asked questions and reader queries helping people find the best value opportunities while gambling online in NJ.

Got a question? Contact Rue Lette directly at [email protected]

$500 in free Oscars bets at BetStars

Q: I read last week that FanDuel is taking bets on the Academy Awards this year and offering a $500 risk-free Oscars bet. Are there any others taking Oscars action and offering up free bonus cash I can bet with?

There certainly are. In addition to FanDuel Sportsbookthere are a variety of online and mobile sportsbooks in NJ that are taking bets on the Oscars this year.

That list includes BetStars NJ, which has lines posted on eight different Academy Awards categories. In fact, BetStars is taking bets on:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Director
  • Best Foreign Language Film
  • Best Animated Feature Film

Sign up for a new account with BetStars NJ and get up to $500 in free bets.

First off, BetStars matches your first bet up to $50. Then, BetStars hands you another $50 in free bets whenever you bet another $150. Plus, you can do this eight more times, giving you a total of $500 in free bets.

Sign up, do a little pre-Oscars wagering on the sports of your choice and cash in all your free bets come Oscars night, which, by the way, is on Feb. 24.

Last week I said, my money is on A Star Is Born to win Best Picture and that hasn’t changed.

Particularly since I can now get the flick on BetStars at +2500 right now.

I go ‘gaga’ over odds like that.

SugarHouse’ player-friendly wagering requirements

Q: I was able to clear the lofty wagering requirements for one of the first-deposit bonuses you previously mentioned, but it seemed to take forever. Admittedly, I made the mistake of trying to play blackjack, instead of slots like you suggested. I was just wondering if there are any first-deposit bonuses that are a little more blackjack-player friendly and won’t cost me a ton of time and effort to clear?

There is one NJ online casino that claims to have the simplest and lowest wagering requirements in the market with no strings attached when it comes to NJ online casino promos.

Here’s a clue: It’s the one from Pennsylvania.

SugarHouse Online Casino offers an NJ casino bonus with a 100 percent match of up to $250 on a player’s first deposit.

The wagering requirements really couldn’t be any easier to clear at just one time. Plus, it can be cleared playing any game on the platform you want, including blackjack.

Just make sure you use the SugarHouse Online Casino Promo Code PLAYNJ when you sign up to ensure you are eligible for the bonus worth up to $250.

You’re going to want to go for the maximum here since it’s so easy to clear. So, make a $250 deposit, play through the amount just one time, and everything you win is yours to keep.

Several NJ online casinos are offering more bonus cash with their first-deposit bonuses. But SugarHouse is right, it does have the simplest and lowest wagering requirement in the NJ market.

Which means you should have zero trouble clearing it, even if you’re determined to play blackjack over the one-armed bandits.

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