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Bonus Complaint having 'fun' with 888 casino (888.com)

Discussion in 'Casino Complaints - Bonus Issues' started by NewDink2012, Jun 7, 2013.

    Jun 7, 2013
  1. NewDink2012

    NewDink2012 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Netherlands
    I found 888.com and read some good reviews on it.

    I made a €37,- deposit (i play for fun, not to make or lose a lot) and got a 100% bonus.
    I have done this before on 7red.com - payed €50,- got €50,- bonus won €113,- on roulette and i was able to cash out with €150,-.
    I ofcourse lost the 50,- bonus.. no problem, and later on 1 lost the remaining of my own 13,-.. no problem.

    But I found out that 888 doesnt work in that same fair way.
    I started with 37 + 37 = €74,- and 2 days later i had a balance of €161,-. And like many of you know... all the money I won was just 'bonus wins'.
    With a balance of €161,- there was only €40,- to cash out.
    At one point i dropped a lot to only a balance of €57,- (or near that) and guess what .. there was only €10,- left to cash out.
    I got really frustrated about the fact that winning means nothing ,cause it takes months of playing and winning 50+% of your bets to actually start owning the bonus money. I doubt that one might really ever will - if one constantly gains a little more than he bets.
    While on the other hand - Losing direcly means losing actual money.

    I seems to me that this system is stupid. I feel like it should count every €1,- bet as 50% of the deposited money and 50% of the bonus money.
    It would have been really nice if I just could take half of the €161,- to cash out.

    The story so far is that - today- I ended up with €74,50 (0,50 more than I started with) and was able to set €37,50 on cash out.
    I now hope that they will actually pay the cash and that this litte advanture with 888 will end with €0 losses.



    I'd like to read more from people that have been playing with 888.
     
  2. Jun 7, 2013
  3. 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
    Did you read the bonus T&C's first? Sounds not.
    If you had, they tell you a WR and how the bonus turns to cash, whether in increments of say 10% or all at once. Your bonus will ALL turn to cash when you meet the total WR on 888.com.
    It's all very well happily taking a bonus, then when you are well up suddenly decrying it as 'unfair' because you can't cash out. Crikey, the amount of times I've been tied to a WR when I was in a good position to cash out. That's the gamble of accepting bonuses my friend. At least they let you w/d some of your balance, unlike some casinos which turn your WHOLE deposit into bonus when you accept one.
    So, you can w/d a bit and forfeit the bonus, or try and meet WR - that's online gambling!
     
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  4. Jun 7, 2013
  5. NewDink2012

    NewDink2012 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Link?

    Could you give me a Link then where i can read all about this system they use?

    I just went to 888.com but didnt really encounter anything that covers the problems I had.


    And on a sidenote : Im not crying or pissed of, i still got free entertainment. I just got frustrated cause I had some luck with roulette and it didnt resolve into a little more cash than i started with. I can still advise people to play at 888, i'll tell them just not to take any bonus.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2013
  7. Nifty29

    Nifty29 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    PAID CASINO SHILL
    Location:
    Turn right, then right. then right again
    Its called the "Terms and Conditions".

    You can look it up the same as anyone else, and I think its actually quite lazy and unreasonable to expect everyone else to do your research for you.

    You obviously found the casino website on your own.
     
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