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William Hill's "unlimited" bonus review

William Hill casino recently switched to a unique bonus scheme which they call the "unlimted new player bonus" and "unlimited monthly bonus". The bonus is determined solely by the amount you wager. It is a tiered scheme where you are paid a certain amount each time your wagerings pass a predetermined threshold. For example, once you wager £500 on their monthly bonus you earn a bonus of £25, then when your wagerings pass £5000, you earn another £25, making £50 in total.

NOT FOUND: wh_unlim_monthly.jpgThe sign-up bonus is identical to the monthly bonus except that you receive a £10 bonus after your first £100 in wagerings, lowering the overall wagering requirements slightly.

The Good

No minimum deposit amount is required. In fact it looks like no deposit is required at all, so if you already have money in your account, you can just play with it and earn the bonus. Also, you can play pretty much any game you want in the casino, but...

The Bad

It doesn't take a genius to see that the requirements to earn the bonus get grossly worse the higher your wagers go, and wagerings on most games are in fact scaled such that they don't count at the same rate. So when William Hill says wager £500, they actually mean £500 on slots, £1000 on roulette, or £2000 on blackjack. I did a quick analysis of the various tiers to illustrate the point:

Tier Wager Aggregate Wager Bonus Aggregate Bonus Slots (100%) Roulette (50%) Blackjack (25%)
1 £500 £500 £25 £25 20xB 40xB (£1,000) 80xB (£2,000)
2 £4,500 £5,000 £25 £50 100xB 200xB (£10,000) 400xB (£20,000)
3 £5,000 £10,000 £20 £70 143xB 286xB (£20,000) 571xB (£40,000)
4 £10,000 £20,000 £20 £90 222xB 444xB (£40,000) 889xB (£80,000)
..... snip .... it only gets worse ... trust me
20 £1,000,000 £5,000,000 £2,000 £10,205 490xB 980xB (£10,000,000) 1960xB (£20,000,000)

The Ugly

Claiming that players who wager over £5,000,000 on slot machines (or £20,000,000 if they prefer most other games) in a single month can earn a bonus of £10,205 is frankly taking the piss.

This is a shame because William Hill is not a bad casino at all. It is secure, backed by a solid bricks-and-mortar British company, has good software provided by Cryptologic, massive £1,000,000 jackpots and other benefits like monthly tournaments.

But as you can plainly see, their new "unlimited" bonus scheme is some kind of bad joke for regular players.

If you would like to compare the various monthly bonus offers made by online casinos then take a look at our comprehensive list of monthly and weekly casino bonuses.

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Anonymous
6 December 2007 - 12:33am
#1

Great honest review, they made it all to complex if you ask me....

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17 December 2007 - 10:35am
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Im in bonus whoring bussines for almost a year now, and William Hill was my starting point.
I must admit that i had some reserves when it comes to whoring, but when i cleaned my 1st bonus , and then 2nd , 3rd, than i saw that my fears were ungrounded.MY very 1st profit from William Hill was just $10, but it meant a great deal for me. The easiest earned $10 in my life( if you step a side a stress factor Smile )

I found that the software was a bit streaky, but i grinded my way somehow Smile In the months that followed, i was playing for the usaul monthly $40 bonus, and almost always made some profits. But since they introuduced new bonus shema, im not that eager to continue playing there. In fact my last result over WH was lost of $40, tring to complete the new WR.

So all in all , i had great time playing at WH, made some nice profit, and now having 2nd thoughts about new bonus system. Maybe ill give it another try... who knows , time will tell :Joking)

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19 December 2007 - 1:35am
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Zuga, unfortunately for you, I think you're exactly the kind of customer that William Hill is trying to get rid of with this bonus scheme.

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19 December 2007 - 9:30am
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CL-Ed wrote:

Zuga, unfortunately for you, I think you're exactly the kind of customer that William Hill is trying to get rid of with this bonus scheme.

I hear you.... and i know that me and lots of others probably whored too much, that they had no choice but to change to new shema.
But also they earned much more from the rest of the players!! So i dont think that they have negative balance. But they are in money making bussines, so why not making things harder for humble players like us....Joking

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