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Question Do you play with signup bonuses?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Simmo!, Nov 3, 2013.

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Do you play with signup bonuses?

Poll closed Dec 23, 2013.
  1. Yes, regularly.

    167 vote(s)
    40.6%
  2. More often than not

    60 vote(s)
    14.6%
  3. ------------- About 50/50 --------------

    53 vote(s)
    12.9%
  4. Very occassionally

    49 vote(s)
    11.9%
  5. Pretty much never

    76 vote(s)
    18.5%
  6. No opinion ... I just wanna see the poll results

    6 vote(s)
    1.5%
    Nov 3, 2013
  1. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    A quick poll to accompany this discussion, just to see where opinion is these days :)

    For the sake of argument, assume this for signup bonuses that have to be credited before you start wagering.
     
  2. Nov 3, 2013
  3. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    I usually will take signup bonuses at MG casinos, normally just because it's often credited automatically. If it is, I don't bother asking to have it removed, I just play it. :)
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Nov 3, 2013
  5. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

    Occupation:
    International Money Launderer
    Location:
    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    I voted yes simply because I exclusively play at accredited or their associated sites, which tend to have reasonable WR's.
    I have seen some offers that I wouldn't touch though.

    It's also worth mentioning that we assume that the terms have been read before taking the SUBs and there are no restrictive cahsout limits on the winnings.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2013
  7. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    I had to vote "Yes, regularly" because there was not a "Yes, always" option.

    I always take the sign-up bonus at every new casino I play; If a casino's welcome bonus is rubbish, I don't play there at all.

    KK
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. Nov 3, 2013
  9. ChillBill

    ChillBill Banned User - Aussiedave in disguise

    Occupation:
    semi retired
    Location:
    Australia
    I voted "Very occasionally" because most times I drop $200+
    Can't see the point of taking a bonus, which limits not only when I can withdrawal but also my game play too.

    If a bonus is credited automatically, I contact support (live chat or phone) and have it removed before commencing play. On the times when it's a nightmare to have the bonus removed, I play it. If I win great, if not I unistall the casino, because imo a player shouldn't jump hoops to have a bonuses removed. I beleive the practical option of depositing then asking if a player wants a bonus or not is the right thing to do. Just assuming a player will accept it, is wrong.
     
    3 people like this.
  10. Nov 3, 2013
  11. ChillBill

    ChillBill Banned User - Aussiedave in disguise

    Occupation:
    semi retired
    Location:
    Australia
    Or for the player to be standing on their head, facing due North :D
     
  12. Nov 3, 2013
  13. dionysus

    dionysus can turn wine into water CAG MM

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    I'm a Canucklehead
    'more often than not'

    Taking the dep bonus also allows me to get a feel for support, since I verify the Tc and Cs of the promo with live chat.
    These days, my budget isn't as limited, so I've the recent luxury of playing straight up deposits and not as concerned with the play-time. Hard to say, almsot 50/50, but more I'd guess. I like the few 100% bonuses, but mostly just chuck the straight 100 in now after the sub
     
  14. Nov 3, 2013
  15. nisosbar

    nisosbar Ueber Meister PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    Other
    Location:
    Right here
    Sign up bonuses are generally designed to show the casino in the best light, and thus, the wager requirements are pretty low as well as other restrictions being reduced or eliminated, such as max cashouts or bet-size limitations. So I will generally take those even though I, again, generally don't play with regular bonuses which have far more restrictions.
     
  16. Nov 3, 2013
  17. bsilva028

    bsilva028 Banned : multi-account fraudster PABnoaccred PABaccred

    Occupation:
    salesman
    Location:
    portugal
    i agree with kk here.

    if i signup to a new casino is to take the signup bonus, if not, id ont signup
     
  18. Nov 13, 2013
  19. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    I chose never. I never take bonuses since I don't like to having my money being locked into some wagering requirement. I'm known for kamikaze betting and would probably be bonus banned if I ever took them. :p
     
    5 people like this.
  20. Nov 13, 2013
  21. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    The results have surprised me a bit to be honest. I see bonuses as a hurdle but clearly 2/3rds of players still see them as profitable, despite today's WR.
     
  22. Nov 13, 2013
  23. gagamel

    gagamel Professional smurf hunter MM

    Occupation:
    Care Manager
    Location:
    Switzerland
    If I play with bonus my game is different. I play a lot of BJ and if the cards are with me I bet very high, also with Baccarat. My highest bet online was 1500 Euros, with two sucsessfull bets I made 3000 in seconds. With a bonus I can`t play this style. There are to many restrictions. You really have to look to a casino with no bonus restrictions. I found one, and I`m happy with it. Of course I pay more in than I paid out. But it`s nice to see that there are Casinos around without restrictions.
     
  24. Nov 13, 2013
  25. Googobucs

    Googobucs Meister Member

    Occupation:
    IT Manager
    Location:
    Florida, USA
    I will take the bonus if I can cash out after the US player tax (fees) is applied and I will have any kind of positive balance.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2013
  26. Nov 13, 2013
  27. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    Rick/Betat - I put those last 3 posts into moderation...can't really allow that or we'll have a promo-fest :) Sorry.
     
    1 person likes this.
  28. Nov 13, 2013
  29. BETAT

    BETAT Online Gaming Affiliate Manager

    Occupation:
    Casino Rep
    Location:
    counting down until spring
    Not a problem Simmo. My apologies. It was only intended as a light tongue-in-cheek to Bryan ;)
     
    2 people like this.
  30. Nov 13, 2013
  31. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

    Occupation:
    Not in workforce
    Location:
    Ontario
    I almost exclusively play slots, and max bet restrictions don't pose a problem for me as I don't bet all that large most times. So I voted yes.
     
  32. Nov 15, 2013
  33. polli123

    polli123 Webmaster CAG webmeister

    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Germany
    I don´t use them. Why? Well, it is explained over here(interesting comparision regarding the casino bonusses in general): You must register/login in order to see the link.(german)
     
    1 person likes this.
  34. Nov 15, 2013
  35. Joolie

    Joolie Experienced Member PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    cook
    Location:
    Ontario
    reply to poll

    I play with them , but they are useless, as far as ever making any money from them. They are just to introduce new sites.
     
  36. Nov 15, 2013
  37. rockycatt

    rockycatt meistercatt CAG MM

    Occupation:
    carpenter
    Location:
    Boston
    It says I voted ,Voters: 85. You have already voted on this poll, I must have voted yes because I like to get a fel of the casino/software /etc
     
  38. Nov 15, 2013
  39. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Old bag lady with a laptop
    I said never.

    Most likely the main reason is I think I have signed up at just about every casino out there (for USA players anyway) Therefore, there are no "sign-up" bonuses left.....haha

    I just don't like the wagering attached to any of them.

    I do take the occasional freebie just to see if I can make wagering. Almost never happens but fun trying!
     

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