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How to Get the Most Out Of Your Online Casino Bonus

Publishing: October 8, 2014

Online casino bonuses are a great way for players to earn free money, but before you can withdraw any winnings that you make from your bonus cash, you generally have to complete wagering requirements. This is the amount that you must wager before a withdrawal is possible and wagering requirements are also often referred to as playthrough requirements.

If you do NOT complete your wagering/playthrough requirements before a certain amount of time, you could lose your bonus winnings, so make sure that you get to work on completing them so that you can get your hands on your rightful winnings. Let’s just say that the bonus that you just accepted is a 100% matching deposit bonus worth AU$150.

This bonus might have a 35x times wagering requirement attached to it. In other words, you would have to wager the amount that you deposit 35x times before you could withdraw any potential winnings that you make. If you deposited just AU$50, it means that you would have to wager AU$1,750 (35x AU$50).

The deposit would instantly be doubled by the casino, so you would have a total of AU$100 to play with. Wagering requirements also tend to include the deposit amount as well, so if this is included in the wagering requirements, you would have to wager AU$1,800 instead of AU$1,750. The lowest wagering requirements tend to be as low as 10X times the bonus amount and the highest wagering requirements are usually never more than 60x times the bonus amount.

Most wagering requirements tend to average between 20x and 40x times the bonus amount though. You can see how much you have left to wager before you have completed your wagering/playthrough requirements either by contacting the casinos’ customer support or by checking in the ‘My Account’ section or in the ‘Cashier’ or ‘Promotions’ section of the casino.

If you want to complete the wagering requirements in the quickest time possible, your best bet would be to wager high stakes on games such as any single line classic pokie or on any multilined video pokie, on any online scratchcards/speciality game, or even on any other similar parlor/lottery style game. Playing on games such as All Aces Video Poker, Blackjack or Roulette will generally NOT help so much when it comes to completing your wagering requirements.