The Best Christmas Casino Promotions 2018 - Updated As New Bonuses Are Launched

It’s that time of the year again. The temperature’s dropped, the mulled wine is heating up and you can’t avoid Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Whether you celebrate the holiday season or not, the Christmas period’s one of the best times to be an online casino player. Almost all operators are feeling generous and show their gratitude through bonuses and a variety of different offers throughout December.

That being said, let’s get right into the best Christmas casino promotions of 2018.

The Best Christmas Casino Promotions 2018

Royal Panda – Save Xmas

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Start Date: 1/11/18
End Date: 30/11/18

Royal Panda put up their decorations early – on November 1st to be exact. Their Save Xmas promotion centred around accumulating points in their pre-existing Loyal Panda VIP programme, where reaching a specified point tier will reward prizes during December.

While it may be too late to accrue enough points to win a trip to Macau or the luxurious Ferrari 488 GTB, check your Royal Panda point level as you may have acquired enough for free spins or a bonus every Monday or Tuesday, respectively.

Not a Royal Panda player yet? Join now to receive your welcome bonus!

LeoVegas – Christmas Tree

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Start Date: 30/11/18
End Date: 26/12/18

The LeoVegas live casino Christmas promotion runs almost daily with new ways to earn a casino bonus on live roulette or blackjack, depending on the day. Make sure you opt-in to receive bonuses on your account and head to the Promotions page each day to claim that day’s respective offer.

Remember, if you’re not a registered player yet, join now to receive your LeoVegas welcome bonus!

Casumo – Live Casino Christmas Raffles Promo

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Start Date: 30/11/18
End Date: 31/12/18

Participate in the Casumo Live Casino Christmas Raffles promotion by playing live blackjack, live roulette or Topwheel Treasures for your chance to win Apple gadgets and cash weekly, and a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Maldives at the closure of the campaign.

If you’re new to this operator, you’ll receive a Casumo welcome bonus on sign-up!

Betsson – Christmas Winter Wonderland Promo

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Start Date: 3/12/18
End Date: 31/12/18

There will be a new Betsson live casino promotion to celebrate the festive season each week. Starting with a leaderboard on Evolution’s Dream Catcher and much more to come, this one’s definitely worth checking out.

Sign-up to receive a welcome bonus if you’re a new Betsson player!

Mr Green – Live Beyond Live Free Spins & Double Wins Promo

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Start Date: 3/12/18
End Date: 31/12/18

Play NetEnt’s Live Beyond Live between Monday and Thursday to claim a whole range of rewards including free spins and double wins. Read more about this Christmas promotion here.

New to Mr Green? Receive your welcome bonus on sign-up!

Mr Green – €10,000 Rolling Jackpot

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Start Date: 1/12/18
End Date: 31/12/18

The Mr Green live casino jackpot didn’t drop last month so it’s rolled on into December with a prize pool of €10,000. Take a seat at select blackjack tables to join in.

And if you’ve not signed up to Mr Green yet, claim your welcome bonus first!

Unibet – €150K Live Casino Cash Prize Leaderboard

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Start Date: 3/12/18
End Date: 6/01/19

In a bid to top all the leaderboards that came before it, Unibet is running a four-week live casino leaderboard with a combined €150K in cash up for grabs where the most one individual can walk away with is €15K.

Not a Unibet customer yet? Claim your welcome bonus on sign-up!

What to expect from 2018 Christmas casino promotions

Much like the presents you’ll gift your loved ones with this year, online operators like to keep their Christmas casino bonuses under wraps. We’d love to disclose the ins and outs of each one as soon as news of them hits our inbox but we’re unable to go against operators’ wishes.

What we can tell you is that you can anticipate month-long campaigns with different elements and rewards. And, a look back at the kinds of offers that were available in 2017 will give you an idea of what to expect from your favourite online casino.

Types of Christmas casino promotions

Much like the campaigns you’ll come across at any other time of the year, Christmas casino promotions come in unique packages too. These are the ones you’re more than likely to come across in 2018:

Christmas casino bonuses

Such bonuses require some form of action from you as the player – usually a deposit – and you’ll find the four main types explained on the Casino Bonus page. In the case of live games, operators have been known to specify that you’re to bet a certain amount on the roulette or blackjack table to obtain a bonus at a later time, but this varies from casino to casino.

Bonus cards

Bonus cards are essentially extra cards shuffled into a standard deck of blackjack, baccarat or poker cards. The live casino game in question is played as usual, however, lucky players will eventually be dealt these bonus cards. These are redeemable for varying amounts (as specified on the card), added to the winners’ account at a later time and come with some wagering requirements.

Christmas calendars

Do you remember those chocolate advent calendars you received as a kid to countdown to Christmas day? Well, casino operators have adopted this concept as a good reason to justify revealing their seasonal campaign little-by-little. If you choose to participate in such a promotion, you’ll benefit from finding something new to play each and every day.

Leaderboard tournaments

Here, different bets on select tables equate to points that up your position on the leaderboard where players in top places are rewarded with bonuses or other casino offers. To keep things festive the live dealer games that make up part of such a campaign are typically the operator’s own bespoke tables where they can dress the dealers and do up the studio as they please.

Prize draws

Prize draws are often the grand finale of a leaderboard tournament. In the case of live casino games, these mostly take place on one of the casino’s dedicated tables where prizes include the latest tech gadgets, luxury items and even fully-paid trips to breathtaking destinations.

Free spins on Christmas slots

Many online casinos offer free spins on Christmas-themed slots such as NetEnt’s Secrets of Christmas and Novomatic’s Wild Christmas. Sure, they may not be your first choice but these spins are normally part-and-parcel of one of the above bonus offers.

What’s special about Christmas live casino promotions?

Slot machine players get themed games with present bonus rounds, Santa and elves, but what about us live casino players? Luckily, live dealer game providers don’t leave us out in the cold. Evolution Gaming and NetEnt Live dealers wear themed costumes, red or cute Christmas jumpers and deck the halls of their studios with all the bells and whistles. These seasonal touches don’t distract from the game – they simply add that merry touch to them.

So, what’s the difference between regular casino bonuses and Christmas casino offers?

A Christmas casino promotion is essentially a regular one that’s been dressed up for the holidays. Stockings, presents, candy canes, mistletoes and more will be seen both onsite and in the messages you’ll receive from operators. But other than that, they’re not all that different. The types of bonuses, their wagering requirements and so on remain pretty standard no matter the time of the year, however, some casino bonus teams are more willing to give out bonuses during the festive season.

Celebrate this holiday season with Christmas casino promotions!

There you have it – everything you need to know about picking the right Christmas casino promotion for you this year. Be sure to check back as we’ll be adding new offers as they’re released!

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