When you sign up for a casino they will always offer a sign up bonus and then generally will offer some type of bonus or promotion on subsequent deposits. It may seem wise to always claim a bonus but that is not always the case and here is why.
All casino bonuses require a rollover or play through requirement. This means you must wager your bonus amount a specific amount of times before requesting a withdraw. If a casino requires a 25 x’s rollover, this means you have to wager your bonus amount 25 x’s before requesting a payout. For example, if a casino is offering a 200% match bonus on your deposit and requires a 25 x’s rollover, if you deposit $100 you would need to wager $5000 before making a withdraw ($200 times 25). While this sounds like a lot it can be accomplished easier than you think, but if you don’t want to be required to wager that much don’t accept the bonus.
I have had occasions where I won a good sum of money, but because I claimed a bonus I has to keep playing before making a withdraw. Because I had to keep playing I not only gave back my winnings but my initial deposit as well. Had I not accepted a bonus I could have withdrawn my winnings without a problem. You must consider this scenario when claiming a bonus.
One type of bonus I will always take advantage of is a cash back bonus. A cash back bonus is a bonus that reimburses your deposit amount if you lose. You do not need to claim the bonus unless you lose your deposit amount. The great thing about this bonus is that if you win you can withdraw your winnings without meeting any type of rollover requirement. If you do lose you get your deposit back and you can keep playing. The bonus given back will require a rollover amount but it is “free”money. You would not have money to play with without claiming the cash back bonus so I don’t mind at all being required to roll it over. Look for online casino bonuses like these.
Consider the above scenario when claiming a casino bonus. If you are playing just to play and for the entertainment, claiming a bonus is no big deal as you are probably going to play until your account is at a zero balance anyway. But if your out to try to make some serious cash quick, a bonus is not always the best idea because you may end up giving back any winnings by the time you reach your rollover requirement.
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