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25% Deposit Bonus with a 30X D+B Playthru...do they think we are that dumb?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by takethemoney, Dec 29, 2011.

    Dec 29, 2011
  1. takethemoney

    takethemoney Banned User - Chargebacks at Slotastic

    Location:
    Washington
    I marvel at some of the bonuses that come my way. I just received one today with a 25% offer. Why in the hell would anyone expose 100% of their money to a 30x playthough for a 25% bonus?!?!? My $100 deposit would get me $125 to play with, but with one hitch, and it's a big one.... I now have to wager that to the tune of $3750! Do people really take these? Please tell me no! :eek:

    P.T. Barnum said it best.....there's one born every minute.
     
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  2. Dec 29, 2011
  3. hausse222

    hausse222 Experienced Member MM

    Location:
    Europe
    lets guess: its rtg :D
     
  4. Dec 29, 2011
  5. ShayDrew

    ShayDrew Quit Gambling

    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Nah I reckon that sounds like a Playtech beauty to me.....
     
  6. Dec 29, 2011
  7. rainmaker

    rainmaker I'm not a penguin CAG webmeister

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    Bet365 used to have something they called "Bonus Bundle". It was (or is, do not know if they offer it anymore) a bonus system where players could claim bonuses up to EUR 3000 per month.

    The bonus was 20% up to EUR 1000 and could be claimed 4 times per week (EUR 1000 would give the player EUR 200 in bonus etc).

    Wagering requirement was Bonus + Deposit X 25 ( X 200 if you were from Poland :rolleyes: ).

    They had this terrible campaign for quite some time, but I do not see it on their website now so maybe they have removed it. Anyway, sorry for my derail, I was just reminded of this when I read OP`s post :)
     
  8. Dec 29, 2011
  9. Nate

    Nate Ueber Meister CAG webmeister

    Occupation:
    Monster
    Location:
    Cyberspace
    Unfortunately even MG as stupid bonuses like these - Seen some at the Casino Rewards places.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2011
  11. ergopro

    ergopro Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Webmaster
    Location:
    Gamblers Anonymous
    Aren't CR bonuses always just 30x bonus wager. Not the deposit? Correct me if I'm wrong...:)
     
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  12. Dec 30, 2011
  13. polli123

    polli123 Webmaster

    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Germany
    You´re right: it´s just the bonus, 30x.

    Regards
     
  14. Dec 30, 2011
  15. Flyer187

    Flyer187 Senior Member PABnoaccred

    Location:
    England, UK
    Those bonus offers should end with the words du dum chee
     
  16. Dec 30, 2011
  17. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    EXECUTIVE
    Location:
    SOMEWHERE IN ASIA
    Its rtg definitely and likely to be one of the JC casinos too. All RTG bonuses come with a wr of (d+b)x 20/30 which is ridiculous compared to mg where the wagering is only tied to the bonus 30x. IMO the deposit should have nothing to do with the wrs especially if the bonus is a sticky one. In the MG scenario even a 10% bonus is worth it because you only have to wager your deposit 3x and you have the extra 10%. You would likely to have wagered that amount without the bonus anyway. In the rtg case ie 25% bonus you actually have to wager your bonus 150x to get it. That's why I deposit the minimum of $20 everytime I take a deposit. I extend my playtime and dont bloody care if I meet wrs for a cashout. With these outrageous wrs many rtgs have the nerve to label you a bonus abuser when you take a bonus on every deposit. Actually, unless you get a monster hit before your balance is depleted how often can you grind thru the wrs. Getting halfway there is already difficult.
     
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  18. Dec 30, 2011
  19. takethemoney

    takethemoney Banned User - Chargebacks at Slotastic

    Location:
    Washington
    You are correct. It is a JC casino and I actually found the offer offensive. I have no problem with a 100% match, as that gives you much more of a chance. In JC's defense, at least their bonus is cashable. I still feel their wagering requirement of 30x is not ideal. I do not always take a bonus, sparing me from this most of the time. I would definitely not take their 25% offer and would probably not take a 75% one either.
     
  20. Dec 31, 2011
  21. LHofsdal

    LHofsdal Ueber Meister MM

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    NY
    That is just as bad as the CWC's 500 challenge, you deposit 150 USD and get 500 USD but you have to wager the deposit and bonus 45 times. That is over 29 grand!!!! On RTG slots that is nearly impossible to complete.

    I just received 2 e-mails from them for Buzzluck and I forgot the other casino but I had to laugh when I read the wagering requirements. Hit the delelte button faster than taking money from my hubby.

    LH
     
  22. Dec 31, 2011
  23. bpb

    bpb Banned User - repeated violations of rule 1.14 (tr PABnorogue PABnonaccred

    Location:
    Haverhill
    I take bonuses like this frequently ...
     
  24. Dec 31, 2011
  25. Nifty29

    Nifty29 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    PAID CASINO SHILL
    Location:
    Turn right, then right. then right again
    The scary part is that some people actually make it.....I think diane did a few times and some others I remember.

    The worst bit is the sticky bonus.

    I can see it being attractive to someone who doesn't usually highroll, but wants to have a shot and doesn't care if they lose it all.
     
  26. Dec 31, 2011
  27. Larsenne

    Larsenne Senior Member PABnononaccred2

    Occupation:
    actor
    Location:
    World Citizen
    I made it also

    I also made it, deposit 150 and get 500 at CWC last year. 45 X playthrough. I ended up with 5000 $ in balance. And CWC did not want my business anymore.
    But i got the money. :)

    L'arsenne
     
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  28. Dec 31, 2011
  29. takethemoney

    takethemoney Banned User - Chargebacks at Slotastic

    Location:
    Washington
    Casinos hate a winner. Nothing new there. I read a book about Vegas once that said "anything that does not allow the casino to vacuum all the money out of your wallet must be cheating on your part". ;)
     
  30. Dec 31, 2011
  31. The Viking

    The Viking Ueber Meister MM

    Occupation:
    chef
    Location:
    Faroe Islands
    Here is another goodie from Always Vegas, look at the terms you must win at least 100 times the bonus before you can withdraw meaning i you took the max bonus $1000 you have to have $100.000 in balance before you can withdraw ? :eek: even if you only took the $25 bonus you still need to have $2500 in your account before withdrawing shocking terms
     

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  32. Dec 31, 2011
  33. zap987

    zap987 Meister Member PABnononaccred2

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    Location:
    Sweden
    Nothing wrong with CW 150 for 500 bonus, managed to cash out from it twice but now they don't offer me bonuses any more. High WR is ok when the bonus is big enough, but of course you need to bet quite high to have any chance to cash out. If I remember correctly it doesn't have any max withdrawal either?

    25% 30xD+B is really bad though unless it's a Blackjack or Videopoker bonus or something.
     
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  34. Dec 31, 2011
  35. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    When Ray used to play at Playtechs he got a stupid $2 bonus that came with a D+Bx50 or some ridiculous thing - he played for two days and went to cash out and that's when he found out about the WR and that (of course) none of the games he'd been playing counted toward wagering. ;)
     

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