Casino Promotions to Start the New Year in Atlantic City

Gaming floor at Resorts Atlantic CityGaming floor at Resorts Atlantic City. May 2021

Most Atlantic City casinos hold promotions throughout the year. Many celebrated with special events at the end of 2023 and the beginning of 2024. In this post, we cover upcoming promotions in January and February to start the new year.

Promotions vary from sweepstakes drawings, entries earned during a select window, and multiplier days. New cars, free slot play, and cash prizes will be awarded. Additionally, players must be present to win most contests and drawings. More details can be found at each casino’s players club center.

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Bally’s Atlantic City

Bally Rewards members earn 50 times cashback on Friday, January 5, 2024. Players must activate this offer at a Bally’s Casino kiosk between noon and midnight. Cashback is redeemable as slot play in two equal amounts: one on March 4 and the other on March 25.

Drawings take place on January 12 and 13 from 1pm until 11pm. Five winners are selected every half-hour. Prizes range from $250 to $2,500 in slot play and include two $25,000 cash prizes. Players receive one free entry. Additional entries are earned for every 25 Bally Bucks earned starting January 1.

Drawings for Presidents’ Day Weekend

Another round of drawings takes place over Presidents’ Day weekend. Winners select an envelope to reveal their prize. The grand prize is $1,000 in free play each month for one year. Players receive one free entry. Additional entries are earned for every 25 Bally Bucks earned starting February 2.

Friday, February 16 & Saturday, February 17

  • 4-9pm – 10 winners every hour
  • 10-11pm – 20 winners each hour

Sunday, February 18

  • 12-6pm – 10 winners every hour
  • 7-8pm – 20 winners each hour

January and February promos at Borgata to start the new year

Borgata Casino in Atlantic City is hosting multiple promotional events to start the new year. In January and February, players club members earn up to a twenty times multiplier on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Players receive at least a double multiplier.

On Fridays in January and February, players who earn at least $4 in slot dollars receive slot play that increases with each repeat visit.

  • 1st Visit: $10-$90 in slot play
  • 2nd Visit: $15-$140 in slot play
  • 3rd Visit: $20-$175 in slot play
  • 4th Visit: $25-$210 in slot play
  • 5th Visit: $30-$245 in slot play
  • 6th Visit: $35-$280 in slot play
  • 7th Visit: $40-$315 in slot play
  • 8th Visit: $45-$350 in slot play

$1,200,000 in sweepstakes drawings in January and February

Borgata is giving away free play every Saturday in January and February. Grand prize drawings take place on January 27, 2024, and February 24 at 10pm. The grand prize each week is a 2024 Lexus TX 350 Luxury SUV and $15,000 in slot play.

Players card members are eligible for one free entry. One additional entry is gained for every $1 in slot dollars earned or every 100 table game tier credits. The earning window starts on January 1. Players must activate entries prior to the drawings at a promotional kiosk. At least double, up to 10 times, entries are earned on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays.

Free play prizes

Each hour, 32 participants are selected to win free play. Participants may win once per hour, up to five times per drawing day, for a total of 40 times throughout the promotion.

  • 6pm – $200 in free play (8 winners); $225 in free play (8 winners); $325 in free play (8 winners); $1,500 in free play (8 winners)
  • 7pm – $225 in free play (8 winners); $250 in free play (8 winners); $400 in free play (8 winners); $1,600 in free play (8 winners)
  • 8pm – $250 in free play (8 winners); $275 in free play (8 winners); $500 in free play (8 winners); $1,700 in free play (8 winners)
  • 9pm – $275 in free play (8 winners); $300 in free play (8 winners); $600 in free play (8 winners); $1,800 in free play (8 winners)
  • 10pm – $400 in free play (8 winners); $500 in free play (8 winners); $750 in free play (8 winners); $2,000 in free play (8 winners)

On January 27 and February 24, the 10pm drawing has larger prizes. Thirty-one players win slot play varying from $2,500 to $4,500. One grand prize winner gets a 2024 Lexus TX 350 Luxury SUV. Grand prize winners may choose to receive $55,000 in cash or $40,000 in cash and $15,000 in free play instead of the vehicle.


Caesars properties

The three Caesars properties have fewer promotions than other casinos in Atlantic City. Caesars, Harrah’s, and Tropicana have the same promotional offers.

One available promotion is next-day slot play. Caesars Rewards members who earn a minimum of 800 tier credits receive additional slot play the following day at noon. Then on January 14, 2024, members who earn a minimum of 800 tier credits receive a two-times bonus slot play offer the following day at noon. Players must opt-in to qualify. Table games, poker, and sports wagers do not qualify.


Golden Nugget – $250,000 sweepstakes contest

Golden Nugget Atlantic City is hosting a $250,000 sweepstakes contest on February 17, 2024. Ten winners will be selected every 30 minutes from 2pm until 8pm. Prizes varied based on a player’s tier level.

  • 24 Karat – $50 in free play
  • Premier – $100 in free play
  • Chairman – $500 in free play
  • Elite – $1,000 in free play
  • Billionaire – $2,023 in free play

One entry is gained for every 25 base tier credits earned starting January 1. Players also earn five times entries on Sundays and Mondays. Additionally, ten times entries are earned on February 16 and 17.

January promotions at Golden Nugget

On Mondays, January 8, 15, 22, and 29, players receive a bingo card after earning at least 50 tier credits. $10,000 slot play bingo sessions are held at 1pm and 5pm. Chairman and Elite players may qualify for additional bingo boards.

In January, players club members earn double slot dollars and double tier credits on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Additionally, on Sundays and January 5 and 6, players earn tier credits based on level. 24 Karat and Premier members earn double tier credits, Chairman members earn triple tier credits, and Elite members earn four times.



Hard Rock Casino promos include hot seats and sweepstakes

Hard Rock Atlantic City has multiple promotions to start the new year. Five times comp dollars are earned on January 4 and 18, 2024, from 5pm until 10pm. On Friday, January 19 from 10pm until midnight, players club members earn 10 times slot play. Video poker and electronic table games are excluded.

On January 6, a $50,000 sweepstakes is held for Rock Royalty members. Drawings take place from 6pm until 11pm. Six contests win every half-hour. Five receive $500 in bonus play and one receives $1,000 in bonus play. Then, at 11pm, five winners receive $500 in bonus play while the grand prize winner receives $12,500 in cash.

A $100,000 sweepstakes is held over Presidents’ Day weekend. Drawings take place on February 18 from 2pm until 6pm. Winners are selected every half hour. Every half-hour until 5:30pm, ten winners each receive $1,000 in slot play. Then, at 6pm, one player wins $20,000 in slot play.

Hot seat drawings at Hard Rock Atlantic City

Hard Rock Casino is hosting multiple hot seat drawings in January and February. On January 15, there is a $35,000 hot seat drawing from 2pm until 7pm. Every 30 minutes, five winners receive $500 in slot play until 6:30pm. Then, at 7pm, ten players each win $1,000 in slot play.

Then, there is a $100,000 high-limit hot seat drawing on January 20 from 10pm until midnight. Every half-hour, ten winners receive $2,000 in slot play.

Hot seats continue into February with $200,000 contests held on Thursdays. Drawings take place on February 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 2pm until 6pm. Every 30 minutes until 5:30pm, ten players win $500 in slot play. Then, at 6pm, the selected ten players win $1,000 in slot play.

A Presidents’ Day hot seat drawing takes place on Monday, February 19 from 2pm until 6pm. Like the Thursday drawings, ten players win $500 in slot play every 30 minutes until 5:30pm. Then, at 6pm, ten players each win $1,000 in slot play.



Ocean Casino hosts sweepstakes in January

Ocean Casino has multiple promotions to start the new year. Promotions include sweepstakes drawings, multiplier days, and slot tournaments.

Players who won a hand-paid jackpot are eligible for a drawing on January 12, 2024. Qualifying entries include $1,200 or more on slots or $10,000 or more on video poker or keno machines since November 1, 2023. At 11pm, twenty winners receive a share of $50,000 in slot play. The grand prize is $10,000 slot play. The next jackpot drawing is on April 5.

The sweepstakes contest on January 13 is open to all player club members. Drawings take place from 2pm until 11pm. Prizes are as follows:

  • 2-4:30pm – $250 in free play (10 winners every 30 minutes)
  • 5-10:30pm – $500 in free play (10 winners every 30 minutes)
  • 11pm – $25,000 in cash (4 winners)
    • 1st place $10,000
    • 2nd place $7,500
    • 3rd place $5,000
    • 4th place $2,500

Then, on January 14, there is a drawing for a 2024 Mercedes GLB 250 at 11pm. Earlier drawings take place from 2pm until 10:30pm with three winners every half-hour. Winners receive $500 in slot play.

More January and February promotions at Ocean

Additional promotional offers are available at Ocean Casino throughout January. Some of these promotions extend through February.

$20,000 slot tournaments are held on January 2, 16, and 30 from 1pm until 8pm. Posted at 9pm, the top 100 scores receive free play prizes. The $20,000 slot tournaments also continue into February. Tournaments take place on February 13, 19, and 27 from 1pm until 8pm.

On January 13 and February 10, Preferred, Prime, and Reserve level members earn 15x free play. All members earn 10x free play on January 3, 10, 17, 24, 28, 31, and February 4, 7, 14, 21, and 28. Multipliers must be activated at a promotional kiosk.

Additional sweepstakes contests

There are free play sweepstakes every Thursday at Ocean Casino. In January, four members win $500 in slot play every half-hour from 2pm until 10pm. In February, two players club members win every half-hour.

For Presidents’ Day weekend, Ocean Casino hosts three days of sweepstakes contests. Drawings take place February 16, 17, and 18 from 2pm to 11pm with $100,000 in prizes each day.

  • 2-4:30pm – $250 in free play (10 winners every 30 minutes)
  • 5-10:30pm – $500 in free play (10 winners every 30 minutes)
  • 11pm – $25,000 in cash (4 winners)
    • 1st place $10,000
    • 2nd place $7,500
    • 3rd place $5,000
    • 4th place $2,500


Sweepstakes promotions at Resorts Atlantic City

Resorts Atlantic City is starting the new year with sweepstakes contests. Members can already start earning entry for both contests.

The first $50,000 sweepstakes drawing takes place on January 27, 2024, with a bonus drawing on January 28. The contest is open to all hand-paid jackpot winners since October 22, 2023. Guests must deposit entries between noon and 10pm on January 27. One contestant wins $1,000 in slot play every ten minutes from 6pm until 10pm. Then, at 10:15pm, one player wins $10,000 in cash. Non-winning entries carry over to the drawing on January 28. Then, five winners get $1,000 in slot play at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.

Another $100,000 sweepstakes contest drawing takes place on Sunday, February 18. Five contestants win $1,000 in slot play every half-hour from 3pm until 11pm. Then, at midnight, one guest wins $10,000 in cash. Players can activate entries beginning February 16, and again on the day of the drawing for the grand prize.

More January promotions at Resorts

Slot tournaments are also held every Sunday in January. Tournaments are open to Epic tiers and higher with Red Carpet members playing twice. However, Premiere level players can earn into the tournament after gaining 8 points the prior day.

Players club members earn five times tier points on Tuesdays in January. On Saturday, January 6, members earn ten times points. Players must opt-in at the kiosk before play. New players card members earn 7x comps, cashback, and tier points on their first day of play.

On Friday, January 12, there will be a $10,000 bingo game starting at 8pm. All participants must be players card members and earn 20 tier points on the day of the event.

January gift giveaways at Resorts Casino

Star Card members are eligible for gift giveaways each month. Players may need to earn a minimum number of points to qualify.

20 tier points needed
  • Wine Wednesdays – January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 (1-7pm)
  • Rope Basket – January 8 or 9 (1-7pm)
  • Laundry Basket – January 15 or 16 (1-7pm)
  • Storage Containers – January 22 or 23 (1-7pm)
  • Spice Rack – January 29 or 30 (1-7pm)
32 tier points needed
  • $25 Visa Gift Card – January 13 (4-9pm)
  • Puffer Jacket – January 19 (4-9pm)