Almost every self-respecting online casino (with rare exceptions) offers new and regular customer bonuses. Their variety is enormous, although there are several major categories. But we will not describe them in this article. Casinoz has other pieces explaining different types of bonuses with a detailed analysis of their features.
Now we will discuss wagering. If you do not understand what I mean, do not rush to use casino offers, no matter how generous they may seem. First, you should know more about what that implies.
What Is Bonus Wagering?
Few bonuses (usually personally for a player) can be withdrawn from the casino. For most bonuses, you must wager them before cashing out. This means that you must follow the conditions specified in the casino rules. Such conditions are called wagering.
Usually it means that you need to make bets of the amount that exceeds the bonus by a specified number of times.
For example, if the wager is x30, you took a hundred dollars bonus and must bet three thousand.
It seems that everything is easy, but terms of wagering may have provisions that not all casino customers are paying attention to. Such negligence often leads to the loss of bonuses (sometimes with deposits).
We have repeatedly said that the casino rules should be read very carefully. However, we must admit that sometimes they are too shallow or subtle, so not everyone can understand them.
We will help you with this, telling you what you should be sure to find out. Even if you are missing something, you can always ask for explanations.
So, let's begin.
Where to Get Information on Bonuses
First of all, never rely on the promotional materials. You should understand that all these banners are designed to lure you, not scare with the harsh reality.
No, you will not be openly cheated in a respectable casino, but they will not paint all the terms and conditions on the main page. Here they talk about the most attractive aspects of the offers, and you will find the rest opening the detailed rules.
Do not be lazy to do it whenever you want to take the bonus, even if you've already got them in the casino. Terms for various promotions may differ or change over time.
Bonus or Bonus Plus Deposit Wagering
Read the wagering rules, and specify what amount is multiplied in wagering. Some casinos require a bonus, and some indicate the amount of your deposit and bonus (of course, this applies only to bonuses for deposits). This is very important because you should know precisely how much money you have to bet a whole to withdraw the bonus from the casino.
Usually, this point is evident in the full version of the rules. The articles in the "Bonuses" section of the portal Casinoz disclose this nuance, but we always recommend you focus on the information on the official website.
Games for Wagering Bonuses
This is another essential condition for wagering. In most cases, wagering conditions require customers to win back bonuses only in certain games.
There is a common situation where in some games, bets are counted entirely, while in others, they give only 50%, 30%, 20%, or even 2% of their amounts. Many games are usually unavailable for bonus clearing.
It is easy to guess that the number of such games includes titles with the lowest (or even nonexistent) casino advantage. It may be blackjack, video poker, craps, etc. Top casinos offer tables with detailed information on each game and wagering.
Additional Rules for Bonus Wagering
Don't forget about restrictions.
- Many casinos prohibit wagering bonuses by making bets in the so-called even chances game in video slots and video pokers.
- Sometimes the casino forbids simultaneous bets on the roulette table on red/black, odd/even, or high/low numbers.
- It is often impossible to win back bonuses in games with progressive jackpots.
If this is not mentioned in the rules, ask customer support if there are any restrictions on the range of bets during the wagering. Some casinos try to protect themselves from large accidental payments and forbid big bets in wagering.
In short, all these aspects should be figured out to get the bonus.
Restrictions for Players from Certain Countries
If you have been playing for some time in the casino, you probably know that not all casinos give bonuses to customers from any country. Many casinos operating in the global network refuse to provide services to residents of some countries if it comes to that.
The situation with bonuses is similar. First, this can be explained by a high concentration of bonus hunters among players from some countries. Fans of "freebies" are welcomed nowhere. If the casino is faced with the fact that scams from a country are especially in large batches, the administration decides to deny its citizens the right to receive bonuses.
Sometimes there are less drastic measures, and customers from such countries set stricter conditions for wagering (which is even worse than a simple denial).
Downloadable and Browser Casinos
This practice is not so often in online gambling, but it is still true in many casinos. It is about giving bonuses only to those users who play casinos with a client program. They may be a flash version available, but it has no bonuses.
Given recent trends leading to the increasing popularity of flash casinos, we think this approach to providing bonuses will soon be in the past.
Summing up all the above, it remains to add only one thing:
Always read the Terms and Conditions before claiming any bonus or taking part in a promotion.
As our law enforcement officers say, there is no excuse for ignorance of the law. If you break the conditions of obtaining or wagering due to your naivety or ignorance, it is unlikely that someone will help you.