Santa’s strategy guide

Christmas is a time when we tend to visit friends and family, but if you’re a member of Resorts Casino you can still enjoy a few games. Forget leaving home to visit a busy real-world casino, because we’ll bring the action to you. Whenever you have a few quiet moments over the festive period, you can log in, place your bets, and maybe even win a few dollars on the games you love. We’ve always got a free table, so use this guide for inspiration and maybe you’ll be a Christmas winner! 

To start strong, we’d suggest setting yourself a budget and sticking to it. Knowing you only have a certain amount of cash to play with is useful when it comes to pacing yourself and thinking about the bets you place. The same is true for individual games. Once you’ve reached a certain limit, just move on to another title, because chasing losses is never a good idea. 

When you’re selecting a game, think about the odds, as these can significantly impact your chance of a win. Whether you prefer the slots, table games, or live dealer action, each title will include information that gives you an idea of what returns you can expect. Another way to make your money go further is to play titles that accept lower minimum bets. These give you more control over the amount you bet and even if you have a run of bad luck, you’re unlikely to lose everything. Instead, you can just shut down the game and start over in another part of the casino. 

Alternatively, if you’re an accomplished card player, titles such as poker and blackjack are ideal because they involve an element of strategy. Therefore, with enough skill and experience, you can up your chances of success. Games that require an element of strategizing also compel you to slow down and think about every move you make. As a result, you are less likely to become unsettled by a few bad cards and more able to keep a clear head while you play. 

Finally, we would recommend taking advantage of all the special promotions and bonuses that are available at this time of year. These can boost your bankroll, give you additional chances to land a win, and extend your playing time. 

‘Tis the season to win 

Resorts Casino has a collection of bonuses and promotions to make your Christmas gaming sessions go further and provide you with more chances to win. Whether you are already a loyal member at Resorts Casino or you’re just getting started with online gambling, you can find rewards for playing certain games or simply making a deposit. 

88 Fortunes Megaways — deposit $50 get 500 spins 

This generous deal is triggered by a deposit of $50 and will be available in the ‘My Bonuses’ area of your Resorts Casino account. Once you’ve signed in, all you need to do is enter the code 500SPINS and then tap ‘Get Details’. You’ll be taken through the deposit process and if you add at least $50 to your account, you’ll be given 500 free spins to use on the 88 Fortunes Megaways slot. 

Bear in mind this bonus is only offered to new players who are making an initial deposit, and it can only be used on one slot. If you are a new player and you want more choice, you could go for the more general deposit $50 get 500 spins deal using the code RC500. This will give you free spins on nine slots in total, including Opal Fruits, Pop, Reign of the Mountain King, and Road to Riches Free Spins.

100% up to $500 deposit match

Free spins are a lot of fun to play through, but if you don’t want to be restricted to playing certain slots and you’d prefer a bonus that you can use to explore the entire casino, the 100% up to $500 deposit match could be a better proposition. It’s another welcome offer that’s made available to anyone making their first deposit and is accessed using the codes GET500 or 500BOOST. 

Once you have one of those locked into your account, all you have to do is pay in your funds, and Resorts Casino will match that amount — up to a maximum of $500. In effect, this doubles your chances of landing a win on the live dealer games, slots, and table games. Plus, you can choose to play through the app rather than the webpage, if that’s more convenient. 

Daily slot promotions

Once you’ve made the most of your welcome bonuses, the daily slot promotions at Resorts Casino provide you with even more free chances to win. Each day a grand total of $3,000,000 is available, and to be in with a chance of getting a share, all you need to do is log in to your account and try out a few daily games. The most attractive prizes include entries into the $1,000 weekly giveaway, a $3,000,000 prize, and a weekly $1,000 bonus giveaway. 

However, even if you miss out on those, there are smaller $1, $2, $5, and $50 prizes up for grabs. Each day that you play one of the $3,000,000 Daily Games you’ll be awarded with one entry ticket. All you need to do is click ‘Claim’ to have the ticket registered to your account. On Wednesday, the draw is made, and the winners are selected! This is one of the best promotions for regular players because it’s open to all and can be entered numerous times. 

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Playing Santa’s slots 

As everyone winds down after a hectic day of celebrations, playing a few games can be a great way to keep yourself amused at Christmas. At Resorts Casino you’ll find plenty of seasonal cheer and a host of vibrant festive titles, here is a look at a few of the best: 


With three reels that feature lucky 7s candy canes, and snowy bars, Christmas is a fun three-reeler that offers simple, easy-to-master gameplay. There’s only one payline to look out for and one free spins bonus triggered by the Father Christmas Wild, so it’s a great game to relax with. Just click spin and see what you can land!

Secrets of Christmas

Take a visit to Santa’s workshop with this well-designed game that features an array of stunning graphics. From the cozy cabin to the fairy lights and wreaths that decorate the reels, it will put you in the holiday spirit in no time. In keeping with the theme, the highest-paying symbols are cookies, stockings, and bells. If you land three gift bag scatters, you’ll play the bonus feature’s free spins and multipliers. If you do score a win, you’ll be treated to a Christmas jingle by way of congratulations!

Foxin’ Wins: A Very Foxin’ Christmas

Join Foxin for an extravagant Christmas and a trip to his specially decorated mansion, in this five-reel game that offers 25 paylines. The symbols include snow globes, Foxin’s own sports car, and trees, to add to the festive flavor. It’s a busy game in which there always seems to be something happening, so look out for free spins, multipliers, random cash prizes, and more!

Cleopatra Christmas

If you can imagine a sphinx in a Santa hat and the pyramids bedecked with tinsel, then Cleopatra Christmas won’t disappoint. It’s a five-reel slot game with 20 paylines that transports the legendary Queen of Egypt to a snowy desert. As you might expect, Cleopatra is the highest-value symbol, but the game also includes hooks, scarabs, and golden tablets on the reels. The festive sphinx is the scatter, and that launches the game’s single bonus round in which you bag a series of free spins, coupled with a multiplier. 

Jingle all the way to the jackpot 

Gaming at Christmas can be a fun tradition, but for some people, it has become a life changer! From Vegas to New York, there are numerous stories of spectacular seasonal wins that added plenty of sparkle to the winning player’s festive fun. 

Back in 2018, the hotel and casino, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, announced that one lucky player had landed a $1,023,743 jackpot on Christmas Eve. The guest was using the Wheel of Fortune at the time and was on her 960th spin when the win happened. 

In 2020, Christmas Eve in Las Vegas ended with a huge $15.5 million win on the slots for one lucky player. You won’t be surprised to learn that for the house in question, Suncoast Hotel and Casino, this was the largest payout they’d awarded for some time. It was won by a guest identified only by his first name, Kevin, and he was using the Megabucks Progressive Jackpot at the time. 

Another Christmas surprise happened on the 25th of December in the same year, when a particularly generous New Jersey woman was riding high on the progressive poker tables. She was playing in Atlantic City’s Harrah’s Resort & Casino at the time, and from a $5 bet, she managed to secure a royal flush. To celebrate her festive win, she first cashed in and then left an eyewatering tip of $77,000 on the table.

Two years later, in December 2022, a player was enjoying some Christmas Day downtime on the 5 Times-10 Times Pay slot at Pechanga Resort Casino in California. She managed to hit a $300,000 jackpot, made up of a three-bar icon and two 10x symbols, making it an especially profitable festive season!

Also in 2022, a New York man, playing at the Empire City Casino by MGM Resort, managed to score a $1,088,271 jackpot on the IGT Wheel of Fortune Triple Stars. As a result of his $10 bet, the man ended up bagging what was possibly the most memorable Christmas present of his life. 

Responsible gaming in the holiday spirit

To enjoy all the games you love over the festive season and get the balance right, it’s important to play responsibly. Part of that includes keeping your cool and only playing when you’re in the right frame of mind. If you’re upset about a loss, it is hard to bet sensibly or even to have a good time while you play. Instead, take some time away from the casino, regain your composure, and come back when feeling calm. Remember, gambling is all about entertainment and it’s an expense you pay for, so your time on the tables should be fun. 

Understanding the rules of any game you’re about to play is crucial if you want to get the most out of the experience. Study what you need to do to score a win and you’ll make better decisions as you play. Informing yourself also means you can avoid simple mistakes that might eat into your budget. Spreading out your bets over a couple of games can also lower the risk and provide a more diverse experience. Plus, moving around the casino regularly will help you avoid overspending on a single game.

Once you’ve found a game that captures your attention and you are good at, improving your knowledge of it could be worthwhile. For card games especially, practicing, reading tips, and learning strategies can give you a better chance of a win. Even for slots that are based on luck, understanding the odds, the bonus features and the paylines will often give you longer sessions. 

Finally, once you’ve logged off for the day, it makes sense to think about the experience you’ve had. This can help you understand your style of play, learn which games bring you the most success, and improve your chances as a player. 

Author: Tanya Fields

Campaign Acquisition Manager Length with RC: 1 year, 9 months Favorite Casino Game: Starburst Background in iGaming: Opened the iGaming Department at Hard Rock Atlantic City in 2018 in both Customer Service, and then CRM, prior to moving over to RC in January 2021 Location: Based in NJ at the RC HQ Content: Occasionally, but only as it pertains to RC