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More About the Welcome Bonus at Some of Our Featured Online Casinos

March 26, 2018
More About the Welcome Bonus at Some of Our Featured Online Casinos

To really maximise your new player welcome bonus at some of our top-rated online casinos the best thing to do before even accepting the bonus would be to read through the bonus terms and conditions prior to accepting the offer. If there’s anything that you don’t understand then you can easily contact the player support which is usually toll-free and available 24 hours per day.

They should be more than happy to explain to you about the bonus in better detail. For example there are the wagering requirements that many players often tend to overlook. This is basically the amount of cash that you need to wager before you can withdraw any of your bonus winnings and the lower this amount is the better it is for you as a player.

At most online casinos you can expect to find anywhere from 30x to 50x time wagering requirements. If it’s any higher, perhaps 60x or more. then it would be a good idea to just decline the bonus offer rather than accepting it. For example if you claim a 100% matching deposit bonus worth up to $100 and end up depositing the full $100 with a 30x times wagering requirement, this means that you would receive a $100 cash bonus on top of your deposit.

It also means that you would have to wager a total of $3,100 before you could withdraw ($100 x 30 wagering requirement + $100 deposit amount) because you also have to wager the deposit amount + the bonus amount. If the casino has a 60x wagering requirement for the same bonus offer then it that you would have to wager a total of $6,100 before you could withdraw ($100 x 30 wagering requirement + $100 deposit amount). This sounds a lot more confusing than it actually is.

You also need to be aware that your wagering requirements (which are also often called playthrough requirements) must be completed within a certain time (perhaps one week or even one month). If you don’t complete them in time you will lose any winnings that you made from your welcome bonus. The other crucial thing that you also need to be aware of is that not all games will contribute 100% towards completing your wagering requirements.

The online slot machines, scratchies and other instant win games generally contribute 100% towards completing them for every $1.00 wagered, but most table & card games (blackjack and roulette etc.) and certain video poker games may only contribute anywhere from 1.00% up to no more than 20.00% towards completing them. Therefore to complete the wagering requirements in as little time as possible stick to playing on the slots, scratchies and other instant win games.