Bonus Wager Requirements
One of the most enticing and exciting features of signing up to a brand new casino are the bonuses you will receive. You know, the huge welcome bonuses that can offer up to $1500 in match bonuses and countless free spins!
Welcome bonuses for new players will obviously differ depending on the casino you sign up at, with our online casinos offering a wide range of bonuses and offers just waiting to be snapped up! However, it is really important that you read the wagering requirements specific to your welcome bonus, as some players can get caught out.
Wagering requirements aren’t even there to catch you out; they’re simply there to ensure that they are used and withdrawn sensibly and carefully, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free gaming experience for everyone.
If you aren’t sure what wagering requirements are, and how they can affect your bonuses at your chosen online casino, then carry on reading! Here, we will provide you with everything you need to know about bonus wager requirements, so you can be prepared and ready to do all the necessary checks and research you need before signing up for your bonus!
What are wagering requirements?
Essentially, wagering requirements are the specific amount a player is required to bet before they are able to cash/withdraw their bonus. They are also known as play-through requirements.
Wagering requirements will differ significantly dependent on the casino you are playing at, and the bonus you are getting. Generally speaking, the higher the welcome bonus amount, the more you will have to bet in order to receive it. However, we must emphasize that this is only generally speaking, and you will need to look at the wagering requirements at the specific online casino you are playing at in order to receive a definitive amount!
Wagering requirements can often be found on the specific ‘Bonuses/Promotions’ page of an online casino or, failing that, will always be available to read in the Terms & Conditions section.
What to look out for
It is very often that we see players at our casinos going straight ahead with signing up and being enticed by the brilliant welcome bonuses on offer, but then become disappointed when they realise there are actual requirements in order to get the full use out of their bonuses.
To save yourself this confusion and potential disappointment in the long run, always look out for the wagering requirement section (or link to click that will take you to the relevant page/section) and be sure to read it properly before launching in to accepting the bonus (skim reading won’t cut it this time!).
We only say this so that you are fully prepared, as some wagering requirements can be very high.
It’s also very important to look at the specific games that the wagering requirements apply to – sometimes, different games can have different wagering requirements, or wagering requirements may only apply to particular games. Sound confusing? It’s not meant to be, but this is why it’s vital that you check these things before you play!
Generally, wagering requirements will be higher for games that are very easy to bet on, as chances are that many players will bet on these games more often as they are easier to do so. For example, if you see a game wagering requirements page with a ‘100%’ next to it, this will mean that the full amount of the wager you place will count towards the wagering requirement that must be reach in order for the bonus to be cashed/withdrawn.
In addition, some games may also have a differing ‘50%’ placed next to them. This means that only half of what you wager will count towards the wagering requirement, meaning that you would have to wager double the amount to get the same result as the ‘100%’ games.
However, games such as Blackjack and Roulette rarely even have wagering requirements because welcome bonuses (or bonuses in general) can rarely be used on them.
We hope that this has given you a bit more insight and knowledge into the types of things to specifically look out for with regard to your bonus wagering requirements. Wagering requirements aren’t there to be annoying and cause havoc to your gaming experience; they are simply there just to ensure that players don’t take advantage of the casino, and have the most efficient gaming experience possible.
As long as you make sure to read all terms and conditions (and look out for what we have specifically mentioned!), you will be well on your way to getting the most out of your bonuses!