A ‘phantom bonus’ is a bonus which can never be cashed out and will even vanish from your balance when you make a withdrawal
which is the very reason why it’s called a ‘phantom bonus’! It’s really a type of sticky bonus because whilst it’s immediately added to your deposit and you can bet it, you can never withdraw it. You’ll come across them at some Playtech, Real Time Gaming and Microgaming online casinos. The advantage is that you wager both your deposit and the bonus and if you lose the bet, you only stand to lose your deposit. One way to get rid of a phantom bonus is to set a high winning goal and play until you either reach your target or lose your bankroll trying.