Signup Bonuses: What To Check For …
These are the major things you should consider when investigating the T&Cs of a sign up bonus:
- What are the wagering requirements? Not all games count 100% towards the wagering requirement. The games that the casino considers easier to play are likely to count a lot less than 100%. Wagers on certain games like baccarat, craps or roulette might not even count at all towards meeting the wagering requirement.
- What are the allowed games? This is fairly obvious but if the allowed games don’t include the one that you want to play, then the sign up bonus is not much help to you.
- How will the bonus be credited to your account? Some are credited automatically while others need you to take action to claim them. Sounds crazy but the second option might even be better for you. How? Let’s say that you deposit and play with your own money and actually make some winnings. You can now cash out without any restrictions. If, however, you lose, you can then claim the bonus and play again (but with the restrictions of course). Whereas with sign up bonuses that are automatically credited, you have to abide by the wagering requirements. Be careful though that sometimes there’s a strict (and short) time limit on when you have to claim your bonus.
- Does where you live bring any extra requirements? Players from some particular countries may be excluded from claiming the bonus. Or perhaps there may just be extra requirements eg higher wagering requirements.