We have discussed online casino bonuses several times before and we have mentioned the wagering requirements (aka playthrough requirements) that are generally attached to these bonuses, but in this section you can also learn how to get the most out of your online casino bonuses and this advice generally applies to matching deposit bonus and no deposit bonuses.
The general terms and conditions are fairly standard at most of today’s reputable, fully licensed UK online casinos. One thing you cannot do when you accept a bonus is withdraw your bonus cash. You can, however, eventually withdraw any bonus winnings that you make, but only after you have completed the wagering requirements.
A 100% matching deposit bonus could be worth £200 and may have a 30x times wagering requirement attached to it. Therefore you would need to spend a minimum of £3000 in the casino before you could withdraw any bonus winnings. Not everyone is lucky enough to win after wagering this amount, but some players do get lucky and manage to make a profit. As soon as you have completed the wagering requirements you can then withdraw.
Also remember that some games will count more towards completing your wagering requirements than others. At Royal Vegas Casino, playing on games such as Classic Blackjack and All Aces Video Poker will only count 2% towards your overall wagering requirements per £1.00 wagered. Playing Video Poker Games, Craps, Baccarat and all Blackjack varieties except for Classic Blackjack will count 10% towards completing your wagering requirements.
Playing Sic Bo and all Roulette varieties except for American Roulette will also count 10% towards wagering requirements. All other Table Poker Games and Casino War will count 20% towards completing your wagering requirements and playing on any of the Slot Machines or on any of the Parlor Games (Keno and Scratchcards) will count 100% towards your wagering requirements.
To claim a deposit bonus, you may also be required to deposit a minimum amount which can vary a great from one online casino to the next. For example you might only have enough in your bank to deposit £10-£15 into the casino, but to claim your deposit bonus the minimum deposit amount could be £20.
Also remember that some casinos may have a minimum withdrawal amount, which could be £50, so if you only have say £18 in your casino account and you want to withdraw, you simply wouldn’t be able to. Some online casinos have a minimum withdrawal amount as little as £5.00 though, so don’t panic.
One of the other things that you need to remember when signing up to a casino is that you may need to complete the wagering requirements within a certain period of time (could be one week or one month). Also, some online casino bonuses have a tendency to expire so if you register a new account with any casino, make sure you take full advantage of the bonus as soon as you can and before it expires and become worthless.
The casino operators may want you to claim your matching deposit welcome bonus within seven days of opening your account, so trying to claim it after day 7 will simply NOT work. Just remember to read through all bonus T’s & C’s prior to accepting any offers.