Is it fair play?

marcus45

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HI!

I am not experienced player.Could somebody tell me please, is it fair play, playing for bonuses and changing casinos every month. Have You change casino sometimes or You play always in one casino only?
 

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Hi there marcus and welcome to the forum!

You pose an interesting question and I'm sure you'll get answers better than mine soon enough.

I have always said: if the casino/bookie/pokerroom offers a bonus that is +EV, there's no reason not to take it. That is, if you have the time to spare(i.e when grinding out a slots bonus) or the gumption(i.e when you are going for a bonus at the bookies that requires a large deposit and big bets to complete the RO).

On the plus side:

*Bonuses can make your session last much longer and requires a smaller deposit
*You can use the bonus(depending on which type it is) to make larger bets than you normally do = chance to hit something big

The drawbacks:

*Some bonuses are heavily restricted and only allows you to play certain types of games
*You always run the risk of being labelled "bonus abuser"(this is what your original question was about, I know)

I'm sure someone will chime in here with more +/- stuff.

And yes, accepting bonuses and playing at more than one place is absolutely kosher, just be tactful and let the casino know that you aren't there for the bonus alone. I have active accounts at 40+ casinos/bookies and enjoy the fact that I'm able to pick and choose where to play next.

Good luck!
 

Da_Gambla

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HI!

I am not experienced player.Could somebody tell me please, is it fair play, playing for bonuses and changing casinos every month. Have You change casino sometimes or You play always in one casino only?
If a casino's bonus attracts you, and you enjoy the casino beyond the play through, then they have a customer. That's the whole point to bonuses for first time customers.

If you become a 'bonus hunter', then the only way for you to go would be registering for one casino after another (casino hopping). There is absolutely no reputation lost if you become a bonus hunter, it is a very valid gaming strategy. If you go this route, just be aware that you will be watched very closely, so therefore you risk being labeled a 'bonus whore' or 'bonus abuser', two labels you don't want. Screenshot the T&C at any casino you sign up for, and stick to THEIR rules 100%. Be careful when signing up at any new casino where you might be a client at a sister casino. This is sometimes not allowed and may be a potential area to get you into trouble. Be careful at sister casinos that allow this, as if you get into trouble at one, they can lock your account at the other as well. Bottomline is, if you go bonus hunting, you need to protect yourself quite a bit more than the average client. Every casino that offers bonuses monitors bonus play very carefully, and will use any little excuse to void your bonus and/or winnings.

Welcome to the forums Marcus!

- Keith
 

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If a casino's bonus attracts you, and you enjoy the casino beyond the play through, then they have a customer. That's the whole point to bonuses for first time customers.

If you become a 'bonus hunter', then the only way for you to go would be registering for one casino after another (casino hopping). There is absolutely no reputation lost if you become a bonus hunter, it is a very valid gaming strategy. If you go this route, just be aware that you will be watched very closely, so therefore you risk being labeled a 'bonus whore' or 'bonus abuser', two labels you don't want. Screenshot the T&C at any casino you sign up for, and stick to THEIR rules 100%. Be careful when signing up at any new casino where you might be a client at a sister casino. This is sometimes not allowed and may be a potential area to get you into trouble. Be careful at sister casinos that allow this, as if you get into trouble at one, they can lock your account at the other as well. Bottomline is, if you go bonus hunting, you need to protect yourself quite a bit more than the average client. Every casino that offers bonuses monitors bonus play very carefully, and will use any little excuse to void your bonus and/or winnings.

Welcome to the forums Marcus!

- Keith
Could not have put it better myself. Spot on post!

I've been a 'bonus hunter' for 6 years and have signed up at over 100 different casinos where I have always taken the sign-up bonus. I mostly only return to casinos which offer follow-on bonuses or other fun or decent promotions. I currently have about 20-25 more casinos I am considering joining just for the SUBs - but just never seem to get the time!
So far I have only been 'banned' from 2 or 3 places, but then I don't 'abuse' bonuses by playing only low risk games or strategies - I use them in the spirit they are given but use 'money management systems' to produce more gains than losses! ;)

Good luck! :thumbsup:
KK
 

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