Club World Casino "secret" bonus term

slafs

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Hi all!

I just had a pretty weird experience with Club World Casino. As usual, I received a mail from them telling me about their latest offers. This time I found one I liked:

Clubworld 500

ClubWorldCasinos has a slot challenge for you! Deposit $150, claim the coupon below and we will give you a $500 BONUS CHIP. As if that wasnt enough if you can meet the wagering requirements you will receive another $500 FREE CHIP on Monday!

Coupon: CW500

Great, I thought, good bang for the buck this weekend. I'll give it a go! Open the Casino, go to the cashier, put in the code..
"Unable to redeem coupon, contact support"

I suspected I might have an old code still hanging around and contacted live support asking them why I couldn't redeem it. The chat went like this:

Ian: Hi Ole.
Ole (me): hello Ian
Ian: I am afraid as you have only made one deposit so far you do not qualify to use this coupon. Only after you have made 3 deposits do you qualify to use the normal player coupons.
Ole: Oh, I see..why do you send me mails regarding these offers if they don't apply to me?
Ian: These offers are sent to all players.
Ian: The offer does not expire till sunday so you are still able to use it if you wish
Ole: I can't find anywhere in the rules saying that I have to deposit 3 times before being eglible, where do you state this rule?
Ian: It is not stated on the Promotion Terms and Conditions. But is for specific player classes
Ian: Is there anything else i can help you with?
Ole: Well, I'm still not clear on your bonus rules, where can I find a complete set of rules?
Ole: Including that last one you pointed out to me
Ian:
You do not have permission to view link Log in or register now.

Ian: You can find the terms and conditions here
Ian: 12. CWC reserves the right to deny bonuses to players. Only players that receive emails from CWC into the email account registered in the Casino are allowed to participate in promotions that are sent via email.
Ole: That says nothing about 3 deposits etc.. ?
Ian: Ole you are free to use this coupon. however only after your player status has changed can you do so. This can only be done after you have made 3 deposits.
Ole: I get it, thanks!
Ian: No Problem

So..if they have a clause like this, why not just put it in the terms? Makes me wonder if there are any othe clauses they don't want to write down.. :eek2:

Did not expect this from an accredited casino! The bonus don't matter, I can actually agree on the clause, IF they bothered to put it in the terms anywhere.

Am I the only one thinking this is wrong?
 

mysticjoz

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Personally I don't agree with this and I play CW all the time.
I think he said it all when he said
Only players that receive emails from CWC into the email account registered in the Casino are allowed to participate in promotions that are sent via email.

IMHO You received the email. Why should you NOT be able to claim the coupon?:confused:
Unless you have not deposited at all.

The next thing I would be Leary of is the amount of the free chips which could actually turn around and bring you into a clause that some casino's have regarding "bonus abuse" .. which is "If the amount of bonuses exceeds the amount of deposits ..." this is one way they can refuse payments IF that is in their T&C's. (I am not sure if it is, CWC is one I have only taken the new player bonus on and now I play with just deposits, I don't like restrictions on cash outs, and have been taking fewer bonuses as of lately)
 

slafs

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Good to know I'm not the only one :)

No biggie though. In my opinion they just lost $150 and whatever I'd decide to deposit in the future. I guess I'll have to stick with iNetBet, last RTG in my good book. :cool:
 

chayton

aka LooHoo
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I seem to remember something in ClubWorld's original terms that said something about having to make 3 deposits before becoming eligible for any of their deposit bonuses.

I agree though, how hard is it not to send out mail to people who aren't eligible in the first place....? Oh wait, it must be tough because I'm still getting CDs with free play offers from Casino Rewards....
 

jas2587

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Location
FL
here is the complete email offering the bonus

Hi CINDY,

Clubworld 500

ClubWorldCasinos has a slot challenge for you! Deposit $150, claim the coupon below and we will give you a $500 BONUS CHIP. As if that wasnt enough if you can meet the wagering requirements you will receive another $500 FREE CHIP on Monday!

Coupon:
CW500





Slots and Keno

Claim a fantastic 50% coupon:
VSK75A

3 x 40% coupons:
VSK40

3 x 30% coupons:
VSK30



Vegas Three Card Rummy

Weve selected this fantastic table game, Vegas Three Card Rummy, with a massive 75% coupon: VTCR75. Vegas Three Card Rummy is easy to learn, easy to play, and easy to win. Youll be glad you tried Vegas Three Card Rummy.


Coupon code:
VTCR75

Your username is jas2587, and if you have forgotten your password please contact our customer services team or enter your username in the login screen and press the 'forgotten password' button.

Best of luck!

Lauren
Promotions Manager

Event Rules:

In addition to our standard bonus policy, the following rules apply:

Clubworld 500:

*Deposit and bonus must be wagered thirty-five (35) times on Slots only before a cashout is permitted and to quality for the second $500 FREE CHIP on Monday
*The wagering requirement must be completed from the original deposit and bonus before 23:59 EST Sunday on 24th August to qualify for a second $500 FREE CHIP
*The second $500 FREE CHIP will be credited before 12:00 EST mid day Monday on 25th August
*The second $500 FREE CHIP must be wagered 15 times before a cashout is permitted and only allows play on slots
*The maximum cash out for $500 FREE CHIP is 10 times bonus

Slots, Keno and Vegas Three Card Rummy:

* Deposit and bonus must be wagered fifteen (15) times for Slots and Keno and twenty (20) times for Vegas Three Card Rummy before a cashout is permitted
* No maximum cashout from theses bonuses
* Bonus chips are unredeemable and will be removed from the associated cashout
* Vegas Three Card Rummy coupon only allows play on Vegas Three Card Rummy
* This promotion will begin at 00:01 EST Friday on 22th August 2008 and ends at 23:59 EST Sunday on 24th August 2008

Cindy
 

slafs

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Yup, exactly the same I got, apart from the name and user name. Like they say - everyone gets the same offers..

In other words they send the same offers to every player that has ever signed up at them. I wonder; how many of these players have deposited 3 times or more?:rolleyes:
 

mysticjoz

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Hi Jas2587.. Thanks for posting that.. :thumbsup: Am I missing something? because I don't see anything in there stating that slafs has to deposit 3 times before being able to claim this email promo. which they sent to him also:confused:
 

jas2587

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Location
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I didn't see it either
that was why I posted the whole email
sometimes some 1 else can spot something I miss
if its there its hidden better then I hide
the Easter eggs lol

Good Luck All

Cindy
 

jas2587

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Location
FL
found this on the site:

Bonus Terms & Conditions

Clubworld 500:
*Deposit and bonus must be wagered thirty-five (35) times on Slots only before a cashout is permitted and to quality for the second $500 FREE CHIP on Monday
*The wagering requirement must be completed from the original deposit and bonus before 23:59 EST Sunday on 24th August to qualify for a second $500 FREE CHIP
*The second $500 FREE CHIP will be credited before 12:00 EST mid day Monday on 25th August
*The second $500 FREE CHIP must be wagered 15 times before a cashout is permitted and only allows play on slots
*The maximum cash out for $500 FREE CHIP is 10 times bonus
Slots, Keno and Vegas Three Card Rummy:

* Deposit and bonus must be wagered fifteen (15) times for Slots and Keno and twenty (20) times for Vegas Three Card Rummy before a cashout is permitted
* No maximum cashout from theses bonuses
* Bonus chips are unredeemable and will be removed from the associated cashout
* Vegas Three Card Rummy coupon only allows play on Vegas Three Card Rummy
* This promotion will begin at 00:01 EST Friday on 22th August 2008 and ends at 23:59 EST Sunday on 24th August 2008



In addition to these terms the following terms also apply:

1. All bonuses are unredeemable and so cannot be withdrawn as winnings. Players may cash-out winnings from bonus chips and any deposits made, but any bonus chip amount used will be deducted during processing of withdrawals.

2. Promotional bonuses may not be combined with any other bonus/offer unless otherwise stated.

3. All Bonuses will be given only once per household, business address and/or per account, as per our terms of use. If a second account is opened it will be closed and all bonuses and winnings will be considered void.

4. All bonuses have wagering requirements and the player must be aware of and accept these terms and conditions before playing the bonus.

5. Your Playthrough Balance (in the Cashier section of the casino) shows you how much you need to wager before a withdrawal is permitted. Each bet you place will reduce your Playthrough balance accordingly.

6. Bets placed on Baccarat, Craps, Roulette games and Sic Bo do not count towards the wagering requirements of any bonus given unless otherwise stated. Bonus terms are clearly stated in the website or on emails. If you are unsure of bonus terms ask Support before playing.

7. The Casino reserves the right to withhold any amount in excess of the player's original deposit from a player's withdrawal if the bonus is wagered on the above games, before the wagering on allowed games is completed fully.

8. Wagers are made from the players cash balance first and the bonus chips second.

9. If a bonus has a timeframe and the conditions are not met within this timeframe, the bonus and any winnings from the bonus will be removed from a player's account.

10. CWC reserves the right to review transaction records and logs from time to time, for any reason whatsoever. If, upon such review, it appears that a player/s is participating in strategies that the casino, in its sole discretion deems to be abusive, the casino reserves the right to revoke the entitlement of such player to the promotion.

11. CWC reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of any offer including promotional and bonus offers at any time and it is the players responsibility to periodically check on this page and the promotions page for changes and updates.

12. CWC reserves the right to deny bonuses to players. Only players that receive emails from CWC into the email account registered in the Casino are allowed to participate in promotions that are sent via email.

13. If a player does not wish to receive bonuses then they can play with no restrictions by simply not redeeming any coupons. If a coupon is claimed in error please contact support by email, phone or live chat BEFORE depositing or playing so that your account can be adjusted.

14. The first three deposit bonuses claimed at Club World Casinos are subject to a maximum cash out restriction of $//2,000.

15. The maximum cashout on all non-deposit bonuses is 10x the bonus amount. (Unless previously stated otherwise)

16. Utilization of a coupon shall be deemed to represent acceptance of all terms and conditions associated with the use of promotional coupons stated above. Players are not required to use coupons when depositing and should not do so without a complete understanding of these terms and conditions.

17. In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by the casino will be final



#14 is the only 1 that I see mentions 3 an it isn't what they told them


Cindy
 

same_old

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i'am having a problem understanding whats the difference between 1 deposit and 3???. who cares - give the man the promo
 

mysticjoz

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Yes, I agree.. and again we see this statement

Only players that receive emails from CWC into the email account registered in the Casino are allowed to participate in promotions that are sent via email.
Slafs, you might want to contact the casino rep here via PM and find out what is going on.. you can use this link https://www.casinomeister.com/forums/groups/ or the Igaming link above with a PM , and ask them what exactly is going.. IMHO YOU should be able to claim it, After all you were invited via email and if you have deposited there before regardless of how much how many times..thats my opinion and the rules seem pretty clear there.
 

slafs

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Slafs, you might want to contact the casino rep here via PM and find out what is going on.. you can use this link https://www.casinomeister.com/forums/groups/ or the Igaming link above with a PM , and ask them what exactly is going.. IMHO YOU should be able to claim it, After all you were invited via email and if you have deposited there before regardless of how much how many times..thats my opinion and the rules seem pretty clear there.

I've only deposited there once, but lost it all then and would probably lose it all now.

But I think I'll take my business elsewhere, if they don't want me as a customer, that's fine with me. I like the casinos who state ALL their terms clearly. Who knows what else they might pull out of their sleeves if I actually managed to win something.
 

LaHutti

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In my opinion their stupid max cashout rules are the worst ... I don't see a max lose clause in their terms. If I win, I expect to get paid all my winnings, and I feel weird gambling, and hoping not to hit a jp ?!?!
They are a no go for me!

sorry... a bit of a derail, just had to get that out
 
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