DO I HAVE TO
GET THE BONUS?
This unfortunately happens very often: A player visits an online
casino for the first time, deposits certain amount and collects
the bonus. The then play for a while and decide they have won
enough and try to withdraw. Soon after, an email comes from the
casino, informing them that the withdrawal has been canceled due
to not meeting the minimum wagering requirements for the sign-up
bonus (the email may be different depending on the casino, but
the idea is the same).
The minimum wagering requirements for the sign up bonus are due
to bonus abuse in the past (and present, as well). People would
deposit the money, play for a bit, and attempt to withdraw - all
of this is not to the liking of the online casinos, of course,
therefore the big wagering requirements.
It all depends on the online casino, but some of them go as high
as 20 times the deposit amount.
WHAT TO DO?
Well, you have two choices - you can just play until you meet
the wagering requirements (if you are unsure, feel free to
contact the online casino support center, and they will be happy
to give you detailed information). Or you could choose not to
get the bonus. Most people do not know that you could decline
the sign-up bonus offer, but on most casinos online you can do
that. All you have to do is simply contact the customer support
BEFORE you deposit money for the first time, and they will
modify your casino account not to add the sign up bonus to your
balance, and this way you would have no wagering requirements to
withdraw your winnings.