Anyone who follows the political endeavors of Governor Chris Christie is well aware that sports betting is still illegal in New Jersey. One of the state’s online casinos has found an interesting way around that fact, presenting a $5k blackjack promo that awards Big Game Squares for the upcoming 2015 Super Bowl.
Despite multiple attempts on the governor’s part to get sports betting legalized at Atlantic City casinos, walking in and placing a wager on Super Bowl XLIX simply isn’t an option – at least, not in any legal capacity. And if it’s a legitimate wager you’re hoping to make, Pala Casino’s new blackjack promotion may be just the answer.
It’s called the $5,000 Big Game Blackjack Squares promo, and because participants aren’t actually wagering their own money on Super Bowl Squares, it’s completely legal. Pala Interactive’s Chief Marketing Officer, Jeremy Clemons, detailed the blackjack promotion in a press release on Tuesday.
“Many Football Fans buy ‘Squares’ during game day parties prior to the Big Game, adding an additional thrill to watching Tom Brady take on Russell Wilson with friends and family. Our promotion links the fun of BlackJack to the passion surrounding the football championship.
“Just like at the party game, if any of our players’ Big Game Square numbers match the score of the game at the end of any of the four quarters, they will win Casino Bonus Cash. Everyone can be a winner on game day.”
In order to participate in the $5,000 Big Game Blackjack Square promo, a player must first make a deposit to the online casino of $50 or more anytime between now and January 29, 2015. At that point, the player is automatically qualified for the promotion, but to earn Big Game Square Numbers, they must hit the online blackjack tables.
Big Game Square Numbers can only be earned once per day, by being dealt at least 5 natural blackjacks during that 24 hour period. As of today, players can still earn up to 8 squares if dealt 5 blackjacks every day from now to the 29th. Note that all real-money blackjack variations except European Blackjack are eligible. Then, on January 30, Pala Casino will send out emails to all qualifying customers with their Big Game Square Numbers, ranging from 0 to 9.
According to the terms of the Super Bowl blackjack promotion, “If a player’s Big Game BlackJack Square Numbers match the score of the pro football game on Sunday, February 1st in Glendale, Arizona at the end of any of the four quarters, they will win or share in a $625 Casino Bonus prize.”
Only the last digit of the score is counted. For example, if a player has the number 7, a score of 7, 17, or 27 at the end of any quarter would constitute a winning square. If more than one player has that winning number, the $625 casino bonus is shared equally among the winners.
To make things a little more interesting, players can actually double their winnings. To do so, the player must be dealt 5 blackjacks on both January 30 and 31. If that happens, and the player has a winning number, their casino bonus will be doubled.
The wagering requirements on all casino bonuses awarded in the $5,000 Big Game Blackjack Squares promo is just 1x play-through before the funds become eligible for withdrawal. Only players physically located in New Jersey at the time of qualifying real-money play are eligible to participate and win.