Casino Bonuses may appear to be a great thing, but quite often casinos use them to make it hard for players to see a return on their initial deposit. Before ever taking a bonus from an online casino there are 3 main things you should take into consideration.
Play Through Requirements – This is one of the biggest risks to taking the “free money” from a casino. When you take a bonus you are typically required to wager your bonus amount a certain number of times. This can range from 15x (times) all the way up to and some times more than 60x! So, if you took a $100 bonus at 60x, you would need to place over $6000 in bets (or turnover) before you were able to get your original deposit back! To put this in perspective if you were playing $5 hands of blackjack you would need to play 1200 hands to clear the bonus. The average player can play between 100-200 hands per hour, which means between 6-12 hours of playing time. When signing-up at a casino and taking a bonus try to find one with a play through requirement between 15-30 times max.