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How Bonuses Work at Online Casinos

When you accept an online casino bonus today at any UK online casino, you must be aware that most online casino bonuses have wagering requirements attached to them. This clause is also often referred to as a Playthrough Requirement and it is something that you cannot avoid. You should also try and take a few minutes before accepting any online casino bonus just to read through the bonus Terms and Conditions.

Let’s say that you have just signed up to an online casino and the welcome bonus is a 100% matching deposit bonus worth up to £1,000. A 100% matching deposit bonus is a fairly standard offer and it basically enables you to double up on your first ever deposit. You can also find 25%, 50%, 150% and even 200% matching deposit bonuses. There is also usually a minimum deposit amount required to qualify for this particular bonus offer.

If you deposit £50 (with a 100% match offer), it means that you will end up with a total of £100 to play with (£50 deposit + £50 bonus cash). If you have to wager your bonus cash 50x times before you can withdraw, it means that you would have to wager a minimum of £2,500 in the casino before you can withdraw. If you are lucky enough to have any winnings left after you have completed the wagering requirements, you will instantly be able to withdraw those winnings. You can find out how much you have left to wager before you can withdraw either by getting in touch with a member of the support, or by searching in the ‘My Account’ section when signed in.

It is also likely that you will have to wager the deposit amount as well as the bonus amount. In other words, instead of having to wager £2,500 before you could withdraw, you would have to wager £2,550 (based on the same example given above). Just remember to check through the T’s & C’s before accepting a bonus and remember that most wagering requirements must also be completed within a certain amount of time otherwise you will lose any bonus cash that you managed to win.

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