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Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Gregg, Jul 5, 2011.

    Jul 5, 2011
  1. Gregg

    Gregg Dormant account PABnoaccred

    Occupation:
    Head Of SportsBook
    Location:
    Yerevan
    After winning some money on sports a couple of months ago, I decided to play a few hands of BlackJack. I am no bonus hunter or anything like that, so when I was offered some deposit bonus I obviously accepted.

    I played around for a few days, not betting very much and was happy to cash out 100 GBP in profit.

    Anyway, I then found that my Bonus & Winnings had been removed because I hadn't made the wager requirements. I was very angry about this, I can understand them taking the Bonus because I hadn't earnt it but the winnings really annoyed me.

    After this, I told them to remove me from their mailing lists so I don't get the hundreds of mails, plus (after some advice from a friend) now decline any Bonus offered - which recently has been quite a few!

    Anyway, my question is this. Am I doing the right thing to refuse all their bonuses (the latest was a 500 GBP Gold Status Bonus). I am just a recreational player, but recently I have done pretty well. I only play Blackjack, and don't want to be forced to play any more than I want to.

    I would hate to hit my nightly target, then realise I have to wager a further 10,000 GBP - or I lose what I have won!! I only play Blackjack, so the wager requirements are always crazy. But am I doing the right thing here?

    Would be interested in what you have to say!
     
  2. Jul 5, 2011
  3. jackieonweb

    jackieonweb Banned User - fraudster - multiple casino and foru PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    Occupational Therapist
    Location:
    Poole
    It is up to you... if you think the wagering is massively too high, then just play with your own money and try to hit a good streak... If you fancied playing quite a lot of blackjack (or whatever game is allowed) anyway, then you might aswell take the bonus... that's my philoshophy.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2011
  5. Rick Deckard

    Rick Deckard Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    UK
    Say for instance you took up the £500 bonus offer. What might this entail. £100 deposit with a $500 bonus needs to be wagered 20 times over which might add up to £12,000.

    But BJ only contributes 20% towards playthrough. Now your £12,000 target has multiplied 5 times over to £60,000.

    That might not phase you, but note that casino bonuses, when played in card and table games usually have a complete set of new rules to follow in how you place bets.

    If you haven't already done so, have a good ole read through the General terms and conditions as there might be an extra catch lurking at the bottom.
     
  6. Jul 5, 2011
  7. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    My advice is: Don't take any bonuses.
    They are really of no use to a recreational Blackjack player because of the ridiculously high play-through & other rules you have to watch out for.
    If you were a slots player it would be a different story; slots count 100% in wagering and so some bonuses can be beneficial.

    Final advise (to everyone):
    Before taking ANY bonus be sure to thoroughly read ALL the T&Cs and avoid disappointment later.

    KK
     
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  8. Jul 5, 2011
  9. H1_Roller

    H1_Roller Non-Gambler

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    What KK said really. If you're just a recreational BJ player, a bonus with silly WR will hardly be of interest to you.

    I play slots almost always these days but even I don't take bonuses (except a new player sign-up first deposit match bonus) when offered, and I ask to have them removed immediately from my account if they are added automatically; I can't be arsed with all that play-through nonsense.

    You don't need bonuses. In fact, all a casino is doing when offering/giving you a bonus is taking control of your money before you even have a chance to use it. Basically tying your money to the house. Sneaky buggers, don't you think?
     

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