I know what you’re thinking. The words “casino” and “free” have no business being in the same sentence. After all, Atlantic City is the land of the $14 martini and the $22 seafood salad, not to mention all those ravenous slots we just love to feed. But fear not, my fellow cash-strapped fun-seekers. I searched high and low to bring you six ways to experience Tropicana Atlantic City excitement for the low, low price of… zilch dollars.
#1 Free 90 Ball Bingo
Don’t get up. For this first freebie, you don’t even have to leave your couch. Just click here and join the fun of 90 Ball Bingo online. Tropicana offers a free game every 30 minutes and it takes zero-skills and zero-bucks to play. While you can’t win actual cash (boo) you can win Bonus Money prizes that you can use to play other games online. Be sure to check out the in-game chat board, where players trade winning stories (and the occasional friendly smack talk.) I’m told two of Tropicana’s 90 Ball Bingo Players hit it off so well, one is going to the other’s destination wedding in Mexico this month.
*Must be 21 and over and located in New Jersey to play.
#2 Free fireworks
I think we can all agree, watching fireworks is always an amazing experience. Add in a warm summer night, a
boardwalk, an ocean and Tropicana, and it’s pure magic. In fact, it’s something you just have to experience for yourself to understand. Lucky for you, you’ll get your chance every Saturday night at 10pm from June 4 through September 10, 2016. Insider tip: You can watch from the Boardwalk but to really do your Saturday night right, bring a beach chair and claim your spot in the sand. You’ll be so close, you can feel the heat!
And speaking of sand…
#3 Free beach
If your blissed-out sun worship has ever been interrupted by the arrival of the dreaded beach badge checker, you’ll be happy to know that Atlantic City offers one of the few, true, free public-access beaches in New Jersey. That includes the beautiful stretch of sand right in front of Tropicana. Use the money you save to stock up on sunscreen.
#4 Free chance to win a Chevy Camaro or $20,000 in cash
Next time you’re strolling through The Quarter, keep an eye out for the Tropicana Aruba Vacation Villas Booth, tucked into a nook between bluemercury® spa and Time After Time®. It’s not big. Blink and you just might miss it. But it’s worth finding, because this is the place where you can enter to win a Chevy Camaro or $20,000 in cash for free. Now, I have to give you the heads-up – the good folks there will try to sell you on an Aruba vacation or timeshare. But for a shot at a free Camaro? Totally worth it.
Must be 21 or older to register. Complete rules and details available at the Vacation Villas booth.
#5 Free Summer Boardwalk Block Party
Partying in AC can be tough on the wallet, unless you’re headed to Tropicana’s free Boardwalk Block Party on Friday, May 27, 2016. We’re celebrating the completion of $40 million in renovations and the party planners tell me this free event will be rocking from 8pm to 10pm with a DJ, street performers, dancers, Boogie Nights characters, party favors and even a marching band. The night ends with the unveiling of a whole new light and sound show on the Boardwalk and, you guessed it, fireworks. Can you think of a better way to kick off your Memorial Day Weekend?
#6 Free TropWorld Casino Games
Take out your smart phone and look at it. What if I told you could use that phone to play free slots, video poker, bingo, blackjack and keno games for fun, any time you like, with the simple download of the TropWorld Casino app? I’m guessing you’d say, yippee! Don’t have a smart phone? Play on your computer or tablet instead. You’ll get a bank of free coins to start with, and bonus coins every two hours. The games are exciting, the graphics are colorful and the music, well that’s downright addictive. It’s Tropicana fun on your terms and it’s waiting for you in the app store.
To download the free TropWorld Casino app, simply visit iTunes, Google Play or Amazon.com.
Must be 21. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBER.