No one would say “No” to FREE bonuses, and why would you say “No” to online casinos free bonus? Of course not. But you may get frustrated when you are so exciting to withdraw the winnings from which you accept their “generous” bonus.
Why would that happen? Because you didn’t go through their restrictions or terms carefully enough before you accepted that kindness free bonus.
So let me explain what the “catch” is and how you should play with it.
This is what is referred to as a “playthrough” or “wagering” restriction, if you look closely enough you’ll find each online casino’s restrictions in their terms and conditions. Usually, this amounts to about 20-30X, which basically means that the bonus the casino is offering you must be wagered 20 or 30 times before you are permitted to cash out.
Simply put, if a casino is offering you $200 free money to bet with and has a 20X requirement, then you must you must place $4000 worth of bets before you are allowed to withdraw your money. Otherwise you’d withdraw right away and they’d go bust, right?
Now everyone knows that each casino game is different, so to prevent you placing your bets on games that the casinos deem to be easier to repeatedly bet on, they will have a different policy from game to game.
So, games like Blackjack and Roulette (which are normally not available for bonus play) will tend to count less than 100%. The rules will differ slightly in each casino but as a general rule, Keno will count 100%, Pai Gow, Sic Bo and Roulette will count 50% and Blackjack and Baccarat will only count 10%.
So for example, if you’re playing Sic Bo or roulette and your wagering requirement is 20X on a $200, your basic requirement would be $8000 (200 X 20= 4000, if your bets only count for 50% then you have to bet twice as many times = 8000).
If you’re playing Blackjack, it would be $40000 (200 X 20= 4000, if your bets only count for 10% then you have to bet ten times as many times = 40000).
It is best to repeatedly place smaller wagers rather than blowing your bonus before you see a return. Also cut your loses when you’re loosing, either reduce your wagers or go back another day when that dreaded losing streak hits. When you have cleared your wagering requirements cash out immediately and go do it again somewhere.
I hope I just helped you better understand what’s behind the free online casino bonuses. And don’t panic if you had accepted their bonuses. Follow the above instructions and you will and should be enjoying online casino roulette games!