Quite often, when we read your emails, we can sense there’s some hesitation to use certain bonuses because of comments or remarks that bonuses are booby traps and should be avoided. We can assure you at this point that these types of comments come from people that didn’t read the terms and conditions that were attached to the bonus.
Don’t make the same mistakes as this type of player, and always read the terms and conditions attached to each bonus that you’re going to use. This way, you can be confident in what you’re undertaking and you know exactly where you stand when it comes to withdrawal policy. Here, we explain certain ‘conditions’ that can apply for certain bonuses.
Per type of deposit
Increasingly these days, online casinos want to direct players to use certain types of deposit methods such as an e-Wallet. What they do in this case is to encourage you to use, for example, Skrill cards to deposit your bankrolls, and they will activate a particular bonus only based on the fact that you have used a Skrill card to deposit. This means the bonus will not activate if you used NETeller to deposit instead. Always read the terms and conditions to check the validity of your deposits.
Per game type
There are also bonuses that are attached only to specific games. For example, some online casinos will tailor a welcome bonus to be exclusively used with slot games and if you play another game like video poker it will not apply to that particular game. To make absolutely sure that you’re playing the correct games associated with the right type of bonus, you need to read the terms and conditions or alternatively consult the online casinos customer service or live chat to confirm that it’s the right one.
Minimum numbers of plays or bets
One of the most common mistakes made when playing with online casino bonuses is the mis-interpretation of this type of condition. When you play at an online casino with a bonus, you will be required to play a minimum number of times in order to withdraw using funds that were won with that bonus. You will often see written in the terms and conditions something like 1bet=$1 and that there will be a minimum amount of bets or money you are required to play in order to make use of the profits generated from playing with that bonus. Typically, the higher the bonus amount, the higher the amount of bets or money you will be required to play.
Conditions applicable to withdrawals
Once you have reached the minimum number of bets or money required, you will be allowed to withdraw your money. While this is of course a good thing, you must be careful even here. The use of bonuses often limits the amount you can withdraw at one time. Again, this will be set out in the casinos terms and conditions. For the most part, the capped amount is quite high, usually in the region of several thousand dollars but be aware that this kind of condition is in effect at the majority of online casinos.