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5 May 2010 - 11:07am

Bonuses with no playthrough?

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Does anyone have information on some of the new no playthrough, no max bonuses offered by some of the casinos? How can they offer this? And does it means that you will get absolutely no wins because of the bonus?

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5 May 2010 - 11:07am

Hi Kat,
Not sure what bonuses or casinos you are referring to. But a "no playthrough" means there is no wagering requirements before you can cash out. These are best kind of bonuses around and can be hard to find.

There is the "sticky" bonus which means that if you use a deposit bonus you can not cash out the bonus with your winnings. All money from the bonus will be deducted from your winnings.

There is also "cashable bonuses" where you can cash out the deposit bonus along with your winnings.
If you have seen a particular bonus your not understanding, please post it here and someone will help you to understand it.


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5 May 2010 - 11:22am

kat, I assume you might be referring to the $50 free offer we discovered yesterday from Superior Casino. I suspect that the casino is getting compensated by eWalletXpress for each new customer who signs up there which explains how they can offer it.

Bonuses with no playthrough or wagering requirements are extremely rare because the potential for what the casinos call "bonus abuse" is high. Heaps of people sign up, take the bonus then withdraw without playing.

I just checked our list of best casino sign-up bonuses and there is only one bonus with no playthrough that we have listed. It is the Vegas Towers $50 bonus which is ranked #2 if you are not American (the list filters out casinos that don't accept Americans if you are detected as being in the USA - you can see the whole list by clicking the little world icon next to the USA flag at the top of the page). The $50 is non-cashable which means you can't withdraw the bonus itself - only whatever you win from it. So you do have to play, but you could just click through, claim the $50 and make a single bet then withdraw your winnings if you win.

it is a shame that there are not more casinos offering bonuses like the VT one, because so often inexperienced online players get caught out or "trapped" by the bonus wagering requirements without knowing what they were in for. And VT has been offering this bonus for at least 2 years now (as far as I can recall) which suggests that they are capable of dealing with the "abuse".

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