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Worst Christmas calendars ever?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by dave1888, Dec 4, 2016.

    Dec 4, 2016
  1. dave1888

    dave1888 Meister Member PABnononaccred2 mm1

    Occupation:
    Customer Advisor/Stockroom Picker
    Location:
    Bonnie Scotland!
    Ok I'm a member of a fair few casinos and the promotions in the doors of these Christmas calendars have been abysmal! Nobody wants to wager 3 grand for £25 bonus!

    Some casinos don't even have one either?!

    Anyone else with me on this? Sort it out guys and reps pass this on please. Particularly annoyed at ones I have put hundreds into!
     
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  2. Dec 4, 2016
  3. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    Self- Employeed
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    Have to say, even though there are a fair few things happening across the brands, not many, if any of them are geared towards low rollers or those with a small budget.

    Already got caught with my pants down by one of em Friday gone, never again!
     
  4. Dec 4, 2016
  5. Deeplay

    Deeplay New World Order CAG mm1 webmeister

    Occupation:
    Works For Self
    Location:
    The biG Eu
    Agreed Xmas promos this year are crap ... which one did you get caught out with if you dont mind me asking ?
     
  6. Dec 4, 2016
  7. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
    Self- Employeed
    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    Of course I don't mind at all :)

    Firstly I will say it was 80% my own fault, was madder at myself than I was the casino peeps.

    Their is a regular(ish) 100% that BGO send out, roughly once a month on average.

    Now I've taken this bonus time and time again and you have to use a bonus code and I've NEVER had a problem....until Friday.

    The T&C's of this promo always stated it was a £25 Minimum deposit (pretty much the value of most of my deposits unless I've been withdrawing regular around the different casinos)

    99/100 no make that 999/1,000 I always have a quick browse of the terms before taking any bonuses or at new casinos etc etc, was proud to be able to say I'd never been caught out by Dunover's DRATT.

    Having the longest list of various offers across various casinos to chose from Friday (a very rare event these days :rolleyes:) I thought to myself "Not played at BGO in a while, they've had some good feedback on CM lately, I'll have £50 on the Rhino"

    Chucked my £25 in (last of budget this week which made matters worse) only for no bonus to be credited :confused:

    So off to live help I go and for once Its available and I wait, and wait and wait, an hour goes by and I wait some more (not touching balance, eager to play all this time) and finally they answer.

    Granted they apologise for the wait (which made me think I was not alone in this 'TRAP') agent takes my personal details and I explain the issue.

    "Please hold while I check this" they say and I wait and wait and wait some more........(Total time on live help approx 2 hours!!!)

    Finally the agent returns to tell me that the new minimum deposit for this promo is no longer £25, it is now £40!!!!!! (Maybe pennies to then but that's like nearly 1/3rd of my budget hence the £25 max deposits I make)

    Tells me that they cannot add the bonus, even as a one off or as good will but that they've given me 20 FS on Flowers Christmas Edition for all the waiting around to be dealt with.

    You can imagine my mood at that time, kept my composure and remained polite on chat but I really wanted to punch a few things, including myself :mad: :oops:

    As I say mainly my own fault but when you take a promotion that you've taken umpteen times in the past you don't expect changes, especially as big a jump from £25 to £40.

    Seriously pissed me off and the mood and planned session for the night was wrecked. Low rolled DOA with most of it, praying for a 5 scatter or WL so I could withdraw it all and sit smug with myself thinking, "I wouldn't have got all your dosh if I'd had the bonus"

    Oh Well we live and learn, bet you wish you never asked after all that to read lol :p :p :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  8. Dec 4, 2016
  9. jumboshrimp

    jumboshrimp Experienced Member MM PABinit

    Occupation:
    chef
    Location:
    Ontario
    It'just ok with the Guts attempt. I have to close the progress bonus bar constantly which is a huge annoyance.
    I really miss waking up and seeing the grinch with the music, and the bells and the snow falling.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2016
  11. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Senior Member CAG PABnononaccred mm4

    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    West Sussex
    Last year I was impressed with the quality and quantity of Christmas promo's but I kept forgetting about checking out the daily offers and free spins in some casino's. That was why I began the seasonal deals thread.
    I have spent a lot of time checking the deals out in order to put together some sort of comprehensive list. I have came to the conclusion that most casino's have opted to cater more towards their regular depositors and less towards freebie chasers and the occasional low roller.

    This year seems to be much more of a case of checking out what is available at each casino on a daily basis and checking the terms carefully prior to depositing.
     
  12. Dec 4, 2016
  13. Deeplay

    Deeplay New World Order CAG mm1 webmeister

    Occupation:
    Works For Self
    Location:
    The biG Eu
    That does suck and more so the ridiculous amount of time they made you wait on live support. Not good at all and a total failure on the casinos part.

    But yeah its a hard one if it was in the terms.... but still you would think based on your history with them they could have made a 1 off exception. Its hardly free money after all with the terms and wagering.

    But yep tells us we always have to read the terms when thinking on taking any kind of bonus. But no excuse for them making you wait as long as you did.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2016
  15. mimi26

    mimi26 Meister Member

    Occupation:
    nurse
    Location:
    uk
    32red's no different to the daily bonus.

    and call me a thicko but I dont understand Videoslots at all
     
  16. Dec 4, 2016
  17. The Viking

    The Viking Ueber Meister MM

    Occupation:
    chef
    Location:
    Faroe Islands
    any promo with races in them i cant be arsed, rather have 10 spins on the mighty Starburst :rolleyes:
    might wanna add any casinos that exclude you from the holiday promo, but still you are deemed good enough for a deposit
    if you are eligible for a deposit then your good enough for promotions period:)
     
  18. Dec 4, 2016
  19. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    Been looking at the promos and found that 70% of the days it is some wager race or a prize draw, and the numbers is see then on the leaderboard are always very suspicious

    E.g this weekend is a EUR12,500 Yggdrasil mission tournament, for once low roller friendly as there is no minimum bet size. You have to complete 3 missions in the fewest possible spins:

    Nirvana – Hit Free Spins
    Golden Fish Tank – Collect 50 free spin symbols
    Seasons – Successfully change seasons 4 times

    The TOP5 completed them in 83-87 spins which is truly remarkable considering:

    Seasons - slot stays minimum 10 spins on 1 season --> that's already minimum 31 spins if it changes after the first spin already
    Nirvana - lets assume they got the Free Spins on the 1st spin --> that makes it total 32 spins, leaving just about 50 spins for the last mission
    GFT - every scatter counts, so the leaders had 50 scatters in roughly 50 spins.....NO WAY JOSE. I restarted this one 8x and the best result was 98 spins.

    How they got so many scatters in so few spins, on top of having Free Spins on Nirvana on the first spin plus the seasons magically changed on Seasons exactly after 10 spins, is a total mystery to me. :confused: :rolleyes: ..... So i do not believe these prizes to be real, rather something to get people playing. :eek:

    I did all 3 missions in 231 spins and i thought that is pretty good but i was in 501st place, just outside the places qualifying for an additional raffle. :rolleyes:


    So those are the first 70% --> basically useless and nothing to do with Christmas.

    The next 29% are asking for a deposit or that you must have deposited in the last xxx days to get something - bonus, free spins, etc.

    Only 1% are genuine freebies.

    Pretty mediocre if you ask me......and then they have the guts to call it "Making Christmas Great Again" or "Legendary Christmas" or "Christmas is a Clause for celebration!" .... my ass! :mad:

    Hence, out of protest I am not taking any offers other then those popping up automatically along my usual play. :rolleyes:
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2016
  20. Dec 4, 2016
  21. mina1929

    mina1929 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Food Catering
    Location:
    World
    I have found Rizk to be the best so far with the Xmas promo as I did not have anything to deposit it was nice to get free spins.

    I won a bit leveled up and got more free spins. :)

    I missed a lot of the other offers because if you don't have cash you can't play lol

    Why deposit $50 and get 10 free spins its ridiculous and even though I love All Australian Casino I couldn't take part in the calendar because I didn't deposit in the last 30 days but I deposited plenty before that :(

    I have a huge electricity bill to pay of first before I go mad with deposits.

    I am going to be very selective as to where I am going to deposit this week. The Month is not over yet so we might just see some better offers.
     
  22. Dec 4, 2016
  23. dunover

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

    Occupation:
    International Money Launderer
    Location:
    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    Play at one casino like me that treats you decent and that doesn't involve a few poxy free spins and 'bonuses' with silly WR's.:)

    Worst Christmas calendars ever?: zscr.JPG,Dec 4, 2016

    OR...

    If you want something every day before Christmas, spend your money on one of my home-made patented Advent Calendars - guaranteed win every day!

    Worst Christmas calendars ever?: zadv.JPG,Dec 4, 2016
     
  24. Dec 5, 2016
  25. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Senior Member CAG PABnononaccred mm4

    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    West Sussex
    I love your mathematical acumen. You must work in finance? :notworthy
     
  26. Dec 5, 2016
  27. Deeplay

    Deeplay New World Order CAG mm1 webmeister

    Occupation:
    Works For Self
    Location:
    The biG Eu
    As a none bonus player (usually) I am not so fussed but this years offerings there has been nothing at all to entice me anywhere. I love VS but cant make head nor tail of the Xmas promos they are running and by the sounds of it I truly could not be bothered. Straight deposit offers , some riddles etc with decent prizes or bonuses sure. But this just gives me a head ache. Places like Inetbet have it right with a Christmas calendar packed with bonus offers. Shame I dont play there now and its RTG ... which is pants. But they got that part right at least. Not that it matters as after the 14th im in the land of the free where online gambling is restricted to the point of insanity - Usa :eek2::cool: so it will be a bet free chrimbo for me :eek::cool:
     
  28. Dec 5, 2016
  29. dave1888

    dave1888 Meister Member PABnononaccred2 mm1

    Occupation:
    Customer Advisor/Stockroom Picker
    Location:
    Bonnie Scotland!
    I wouldn't mind depositing if the incentive to do so was worth it.

    Ie deposit and get free spins every day for at least a week, or deposit and get decent cash back if you lose and so on...

    Not saying everything has to be free, I just wish the incentive to receive my money, was more generous.
     
  30. Dec 5, 2016
  31. mina1929

    mina1929 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Food Catering
    Location:
    World
    Beautiful love your home made calendar lol
     
  32. Dec 5, 2016
  33. shadieb

    shadieb Full Member

    Occupation:
    Graphic designer / Sign maker
    Location:
    UK
    NetBet seems to be the best this year. Well they have to me.

    Day 1 = 25x spins Secret of Christmas
    Day 2 = 50x spins Secret of Christmas
    Day 3&4 = 10 spins per day Secrets of Christmas
    Day 5 £20 bonus (40xWR) no deposit needed.

    Way ahead of everywhere else so far :)
     
  34. Dec 5, 2016
  35. lockinlove

    lockinlove Staring into the sun PABaccred

    Occupation:
    I work :D
    Location:
    Canada
    All these greedy clown casinos make me laugh. They actually sucker people in by saying play this game or deposit this and have a chance to win some shitty freespins.

    The only people who benefit from these promos is the casino. Im sure they drool everytime it gets close to a holiday thinking how many suckers can we find this holiday season.
     
  36. Dec 5, 2016
  37. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    Never mate, but got some 23 years ago a degree in maths....focus: statistics.

    Dumb as hell today but stats are still my hobby. :D
     
  38. Dec 5, 2016
  39. Jd666

    Jd666 RiffRaff CAG mm4

    Occupation:
    Maggot Farmer
    Location:
    Republic Of West Yorkshire
    Thrills took the piss yesterday.
    It was a lightning fast bar gift.

    What they happen to have every Sunday anyway :rolleyes:
     

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