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WHAT BONUSES DO PLAYERS REALLY WANT?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by twoeyesleft, Oct 12, 2005.

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WHAT KIND OF BONUS DO YOU WANT

  1. HUGE amount but high Wagering Requirement

    13 vote(s)
    20.3%
  2. 100% or 200% Match Bonuses for low deposits of 20$-100$

    37 vote(s)
    57.8%
  3. Average amount of around 30% but low Wagering Req for fast cashout

    14 vote(s)
    21.9%
    Oct 12, 2005
  1. twoeyesleft

    twoeyesleft Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Singapore
    What do you look for in a casino bonus promotion that makes you go for it?

    Is it the size? (i.e. $300++ BONUS go here now!!) But you do know that the bigger the bonus the bigger the wagering requirements usually are.

    Is it the speed? (i.e. 100% match deposits for low deposits of 20$-100$) but casino's that offer this usually don't have larger bonuses for larger deposits.

    or is it the ease of use? (ie. average size bonus say around 30% but with low Wagering Requirements)

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    We all know online casinos surf through forums like these trying to post their ads and trying to tell us what where we should go. Well, now's our chance, post your ideas about bonuses, let THEM know what WE want!!

    Write your Ideas make this thread grow ^_^;;
     
  2. Oct 12, 2005
  3. Bruce Hamilton

    Bruce Hamilton Dormant account

    Occupation:
    What's a job?
    Location:
    USA
    Got the first vote... Woo hoo! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Oct 12, 2005
  5. universexf6

    universexf6 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Harakiri
    Location:
    A Country Called Full Of Geld
    One of the good threads I can find rarely. :thumbsup:

    My personal weigh on the importance is if it is cashable or not.

    So what is it good ultimately if the bonus is only for "wagering purpose" only?

    Players will more enjoy the casino if the bonus is cashable. I understand the "
    fairness" incurred by such bonus, but anyway there are not many casinos that offer "cashable" casinos. ( Geishas, King Solomons are quite good bonus
    givers in terms of this ).

    Lastly, my dream bonus is

    1,000%, cashable, 2*wagering requirements, instant neteller withdrawal
    available :) plus comps 1 doller per 1 doller bet :D
     
  6. Oct 12, 2005
  7. Bruce Hamilton

    Bruce Hamilton Dormant account

    Occupation:
    What's a job?
    Location:
    USA
    If you found it, they'd have a minimum deposit of $1000 and would have to wager $22000 before you could cash it in... And they'd be listed here as rogue.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2005
  9. Johnny Casino

    Johnny Casino Dormant account

    Occupation:
    JOhnny CAsino
    Location:
    JOhnny CAsino
    agreed,
     
  10. Oct 12, 2005
  11. amatrine

    amatrine Crazy Cat Lady webmeister

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Arizona City, Az
    Re

    When I take a bonus I want one that is credited rite away. I only use them when I gamble small amounts. When I gamble large amounts, I will not use them as I want the option to cash out.

    Ama
     
  12. Oct 12, 2005
  13. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    Very simple answer - I wish every casino on the net was Intercasino! :thumbsup:

    100% up to $100 with WR x25 max is fine with me. I wish the $ amount was higher - but you can't expect the casinos to just give money away! ;)

    I also like the Spin Palace regular 100% with x15 WR slots only and I simply can not understand why ALL MG casinos can not make this offer. :confused:

    I never touch any bonus under 50%, and very rarely under 100%.
     
  14. Oct 13, 2005
  15. twoeyesleft

    twoeyesleft Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Singapore
    Thanks for the Replies

    Keep your posts comming people ^_^;;

    on a personal note, x25 MWR is a bit too long for me. :p
     
  16. Oct 13, 2005
  17. Bruce Hamilton

    Bruce Hamilton Dormant account

    Occupation:
    What's a job?
    Location:
    USA
    Same here... I look for 15x or lower, but I've gone as high as 20.
     
  18. Oct 13, 2005
  19. kelvinlym

    kelvinlym Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Ulm, Germany
    Harrod's bonuses

    I prefer Harrod's promotions/bonuses.

    Really creative and fun to play.
     
  20. Oct 13, 2005
  21. juliette

    juliette Dormant account

    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    now abroad
    I like only cashable bonuses which allow to play BJ or roulette...
     
  22. Oct 13, 2005
  23. Bruce Hamilton

    Bruce Hamilton Dormant account

    Occupation:
    What's a job?
    Location:
    USA
    And the ones that allow BJ generally double the wagering requirements. :(
     
  24. Oct 14, 2005
  25. solring

    solring Dormant account

    Location:
    Texan Living in CA
    The key items I look for in a bonus, not necessarily in order:

    Cashable.
    100%+ match.
    BJ or VP allowed.
    Reasonable (< 25xB) wagering requirements.
    Fast software.
    Reasonable withdrawal time (< 2 days).
    EV > $50.
     
  26. Oct 14, 2005
  27. scrollock

    scrollock Senior Member

    Occupation:
    google
    Location:
    boro, uk
    the best bonuses have to be those by the VIP group (MG lot)

    where you have a low WR, but have to cash out x2 of the bonus plus deposit.

    why i like these ?

    a) low WR, i dont like autoplay because whats the point of playing if the computer is going to do it for you ? with the WR's of today a lot of bonuses are too time consuming to take up.

    b) is more of a gamble, i.e. you have to go for it with your bets to reach the cashout target, i.e. you have to gamble, thats why we play casinos to have a gamble!
     
  28. Oct 17, 2005
  29. bootsnixon

    bootsnixon Dormant account

    Occupation:
    hunter
    Location:
    Red Deer
    It's all about expected value for me!
     
  30. Oct 17, 2005
  31. vedat

    vedat Dormant account

    Location:
    TURKEY
    i like all bonuses

    i like all bonuses that allows me to play any game i like i hate casinos forfeit your winnging if you play roulette or blackjack they may not count them for wagering but for feiting winnigs is pretty tricky becouse lots of ppl doesnt read terms
     
  32. Oct 17, 2005
  33. schnozzy

    schnozzy Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Consultant
    Location:
    Ohio
    Things I like:
    Instant bonus
    Video Poker allowed
    Reasonable wagering requirements
    Good Software (I love playing at playtech!)
    Easy way to check your wagering before trying a cashout

    Things I hate:
    Delayed application of the bonus
    Confusing terms
    Slots only
    Puny bonus (If you're only giving me 15%, I'd rather get nothing and be free to withdraw at any time)
     
  34. Oct 17, 2005
  35. dirk_dangerous

    dirk_dangerous Dormant account

    The poll doesn't really ask the correct the questions. At least for me.

    As others have said, I want a cashable bonus with reasonable wagering requirments.

    But I'll take any kind of bonus. I wish casinos would do away with their silly contestes and giveaways. Those contests are for suckers.
     
  36. Oct 17, 2005
  37. Weedlayer

    Weedlayer Dormant account

    Occupation:
    tradesman
    Location:
    US11
    Yeah Dirk, if any casino thinks I'm going to play just because they are having a "lucky draw" they have another think coming.
     
  38. Oct 19, 2005
  39. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Bonuses

    I like casinos to have proper tournaments with a live scorecard where competing against others is involved. With these, bonuses are useful as they can help bankroll tournament play. I like tournament prizes to be worth winning. Lucky draws are just an added extra, the chance of winning one must be very slim indeed - I have had many more Royal Flushes than bonuses from lucky draw promotions.
    Innovation is also desirable, each event should be appealing to different types of players and styles. Where possible, worthwhile events for "Low Rollers" should also be offered. Wager Challenges with scoreboards are often the best, however, "low rollers" do not get a look in. Spin Palace also have prizes for "Most Bets", "Greatest Loss".
    Of the casinos I play regularly, Jackpot Factory and Palace Group show the most innovation in their promotions and tournaments.
    Casino Action also have 5 regular tournaments each week, plus a Monthly Blackjack event. They also give away money at random while playing. Sadly, the WR of 20x slots 60x the rest AND all bonuses/prizes being sticky, and now confiscated at the end of WR on transfer of profit, makes their tournament program virtually worthless.
    Trident Lounge (where I have not played) run such tournaments, but their T&C for these and the cashback card are too complicated for my liking.
    I also like the cashback promotions, especially if the period covered includes a wager challenge tournament. Spin Palace offer the best cashbacks I have experienced, and are often at 40% or 50% - it's worth taking the plunge and playing for a big hit on whatever games the cashback is for.
    Intercasino seems to have the best regular monthly bonus, although the 32Red VIP bonus beats this.
    UK players should not overlook Coral and Victor Chandler, or indeed other sportsbooks that run casinos. These have small but regular bonuses with very good WR, and suit the Low Rollers.

    My personal preference is:

    Worthwhile regular bonuses for existing players.
    Innovative tournaments (not endless variations on the lucky draw)
    Cashback promotions
    A worthwhile reward points scheme
    Uncomplicated terms and conditions
    Reverse for further wagering if players miscalculate or misinterpret terms (shouldn't happen if terms are clear and uncomplicated)
    Allow all games, but use a weighting on the better games to still allow a low WR for slots fans.
    Tools to allow players to assess the amount they have wagered.
     

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