Leaving bonus rounds / free spins in-play (no bonus)

jshort

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I know some players loved doing this back in the day so that they could rid the WR of bonuses by playing their balance to $0 and then withdraw the winnings from free spins (no WR) afterward.........There are rules at some casino groups against this now (though only a few write it in their T&Cs).

However what if no bonus has been accepted? I know its a little silly, but sometimes I'll leave free-spins in play and keep on playing and playing for several days until I have several free-spin features activated on 5-10 slot games and then play them all up at once (sometimes 1-2 weeks away)! I'm not trying to AP and obviously this doesn't benefit me at all (if I haven't accepted any bonuses) however I could see why a casino's banking/financial department might not like this for book-keeping purposes if in fact many weeks/months go by and the free-spins / bonus rounds are just hanging around.

Are their any "un-official" policies with regards to the above?
 

vinylweatherman

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I know some players loved doing this back in the day so that they could rid the WR of bonuses by playing their balance to $0 and then withdraw the winnings from free spins (no WR) afterward.........There are rules at some casino groups against this now (though only a few write it in their T&Cs).

However what if no bonus has been accepted? I know its a little silly, but sometimes I'll leave free-spins in play and keep on playing and playing for several days until I have several free-spin features activated on 5-10 slot games and then play them all up at once (sometimes 1-2 weeks away)! I'm not trying to AP and obviously this doesn't benefit me at all (if I haven't accepted any bonuses) however I could see why a casino's banking/financial department might not like this for book-keeping purposes if in fact many weeks/months go by and the free-spins / bonus rounds are just hanging around.

Are their any "un-official" policies with regards to the above?

Most will have this covered in their "irregular play........ but not limited to..." catch all terms. There is an easy fix available if it causes a problem in general, and that is to configure the software like Cryptologic have always had it so that a pending game has to be completed before any other can be opened. Microgaming is unusually vulnerable because it has been deliberately designed to allow players to use "tabbed gaming" to have several games in play at once. Bonus tracking was belatedly updated to cater for this trick, the WR just carries on and on, even after a couple of cash only deposits, so there is no longer any advantage in doing this. Had this been allowed to carry on, there would be even more susceptible slot games where this would work than there were at first.
 

vinylweatherman

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Have non-bonus play winnings been confiscated using the above term as well?
There have been several instances of non bonus play winnings being confiscated for "irregular play", although not necessarily because of the above. It has happened a fair bit when casinos claim that players have "used a system" on games such as Blackjack and Roulette, and there has been one instance that I recall where a casino confiscated a slot win because the player bet high every 9th spin, and just happened to hit a huge win on a high stakes 9th spin. The accusation was that this "confused the RNG" and "forced the slot to pay big". This of course is the kind of BS that gets a casino fast tracked to the rogue pit, so by avoiding the casinos listed there, one can avoid most instances of this kind of BS when it comes to non bonus play.
 
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