Although casino bonuses are tempting as they give you more money to play with, they are not always the best choice. There are always rules you have to follow when playing with bonus money, which can be quite restrictive and often make it very difficult to actually withdraw money after taking a bonus. We believe that players are sometimes better off playing without a bonus than with it.
Here are some examples of rules commonly associated with bonus play:
Wagering requirements – You have to play with bonus money and wager a predetermined amount of money before you can withdraw your winnings from bonus play. These are generally so high, that you are very likely to lose everything before you meet them, which is what casinos rely on to stay profitable.
Maximum conversion – Even if you manage to meet the wagering requirements, there might be a ‘maximum conversion’ rule in place, which limits how much you can actually win from a bonus. This rule is most commonly used with no deposit bonuses, where we understand and tolerate its use, but we are against using the maximum conversion rule with deposit bonuses (at least some of them, depending on other bonus conditions).
Maximum bet – When playing with bonus money, you can’t place any bets you want to. You are required to follow the maximum bet rule and never place higher-than-allowed bets.
Restricted games – You also can’t just play any games you want. Some games are restricted, and you need to stay away from them when playing with bonus money.
We’re not saying casino bonuses are always bad. That just wouldn’t be true. We just want you to be aware of all conditions which are in place for each specific bonus before deciding whether taking it a good choice for you or not.