Wagering requirements are undoubtedly the most common type of term you’ll see attached to casino bonuses, and it’s actually really important that you have a good understanding of how wagering requirements work and how they impact the bonuses you choose to claim.
In short, wagering requirements dictate the number of times that you need to play through a bonus before the bonus funds are converted to real, withdrawable cash. For example, if you claim a ?10 welcome bonus that has wagering requirements of 30X, you’d need to wager the bonus a total of 30 times before the funds are converted into money which you can actually withdraw.
While wagering requirements are relatively straightforward, you should also be aware that certain games contribute to the wagering requirements in different ways. For example, most video slots contribute 100% towards the wagering requirements; this means that for every ?1 you spend on the slots, ?1 will be knocked off the wagering requirements.
Playing Blackjack, for example, you may find that each ?1 you spend only contributes, say, 10% towards the wagering requirements – and this is because these games have a much higher return to player percentages and are, generally speaking, seen as ‘easier to win on by players.
We should also point out that some games don’t contribute towards the wagering requirements at all. For example, progressive jackpot games generally don’t – although many online casinos simply don’t allow you to even play these games using bonus funds – so this is something you should always try to be aware of.
While wagering requirements are easier to understand than they were in the past, you should make sure you understand them. Continue reading “However, certain casino table games – take Roulette and Baccarat, for example – contribute a lot less”