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Almost every self-respecting online casino (with rare exceptions) offers bonuses to new and regular customers. Their variety is huge, although there are several major categories. But we will not describe them in this article. Casinoz has publications describing in detail different types of bonuses with a detailed analysis of their features.

Now we are going to discuss wagering. If you do not understand what I mean, do not rush to use casino offers, no matter how generous they may seem. First, you should know more about what that implies.

Briefly about wagering

In a nutshell, very few bonuses (usually personally for a player), can be withdrawn from the casino. For most bonuses, you must wager them before cashing out. This means that you must follow the conditions specified in the rules of the casino. Such conditions are called wagering.

Usually it means that you need to make bets of the amount that exceeds the bonus by a specified number of times.

For example, if the wager is x30, you took a hundred dollars bonus, you must bet three thousand.

It would seem that everything is easy, but terms of wagering may have provisions not all casino customers are paying attention to. Such negligence often leads to the fact that they lose bonuses (sometimes together with deposits).

We have repeatedly said that rules of the casino should be read very carefully. However we must admit that sometimes they are written too superficial, or very subtly, so that not everyone can understand them.

We will help you in this, telling what you should be sure to find out. Even if you are missing something, you can always ask support for explanations.

So, let's begin.

Where to get information?

First of all, never rely on the promotional materials. You should understand that all these banners are designed to lure you, not scare with the harsh reality.

No, you will not be openly cheated in a respectable casino, but they will not paint all the terms and conditions on the main page. Here they talk about the most attractive aspects of the offers and you will find the rest opening the detailed rules.

Do not be lazy to do it every time you want to take the bonus, even if you've already got them in the casino. Terms various promotions may differ or just change over time.

Bonus or bonus plus deposit

Read the rules of wagering, specify what amount is multiplied in wagering. Some casinos require a bonus, and some indicate the amount of your deposit and bonus (of course, this applies only to bonuses for deposits). This is very important because you should know exactly how much money you to bet a whole to withdraw the bonus from the casino.

Usually this point is clear in the full version of the rules. The articles in the "Bonuses" section of the portal Casinoz disclose this nuance, but we always recommend you to focus on the information available on the official website.

Permitted games for wagering

This is another essential condition for wagering. In the majority of cases (more precisely, without exception) wagering conditions require customers to win back bonuses only in certain games.

There is a common situation where games in one category or any specific models, bets are considered completely, while in others the set-off is only 50%, 30%, 20% or even 2% of bets. There are also games where you can not bet if you want to cash out the bonus.

It is easy to guess that the number of such games include models with the lowest (or even nonexistent) casino advantage. It may be different varieties of blackjack, video poker, craps, and so on. Top casino sites offer tables with detailed information on each game and wagering.

Additional nuances of wagering

Many casinos also prohibit wagering bets in the so-called game on chances, video slots and video poker.

Sometimes the casino administration forbids simultaneous bets on red/black, odd/even or high/low number on the roulette table.

If this is not mentioned in the rules, ask customer service if there are any restrictions on the range of bets during the wagering. Some casinos are trying to protect themselves from accidental large payments and forbid big bets in wagering.

It is often impossible to win back bonuses in games with progressive jackpots.

In short, all these aspects should be figured out to get the bonus.

Special conditions for residents of certain countries

You can write a very extensive series of articles about casino relation to players from different countries or even regions. It is possible that someday such publications will appear on Casinoz.

If you are playing for some time in the casino, you probably know that not all casinos give bonuses to customers from any country. If it comes to that, many casinos operating in the global network, refuse to provide services to residents of some countries.

The situation with bonuses is similar. This can be explained, first of all, by a high concentration of bonus hunters among players from some countries. Fans of "freebies" are welcomed nowhere. If the casino is faced with the fact that scams from a country are especially in large batches, the administration decides to deny its citizens the right to receive bonuses.

Sometimes there are less drastic measures, and customers from such countries set more strict conditions for wagering (which is even worse than a simple denial).

Downloadable casino and flash version

This practice is found in the online gambling is not so often, but it is still the case in many casinos. It is about giving bonuses only to those users who play casino with a client program. They may be a flash version available, but it has no bonuses.

Given recent trends lead to increasing popularity of flash casinos, we think that this approach to giving bonuses will soon be in the past.


Summing up all the above, it remains to add only one thing:

Always read the RULES before taking any offer.

As our law enforcement officers say, there is no excuse for ignorance of the law. If you break the conditions of obtaining or wagering due to your naivety or ignorance, it is unlikely that someone will help you.

Good luck!

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