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Any online casino bonuses that you accept today will usually have wagering requirements attached to them and generally you have to complete these wagering requirements before you can cash out any of bonus winnings. Very few online casino bonuses have ZERO WAGERING REQUIREMENTS, although some online casinos do occasionally offer these kinds of bonuses.

The lower the wagering requirements are, the better it is for you. If a bonus has 20x times wagering requirements, it means that you must wager the bonus cash 20 times before you can withdraw. You can generally find that most online casino bonus wagering requirements will never be higher than 60x times the bonus amount and that the average wagering requirement is 30x times the bonus amount, plus you may also have to wager the initial deposit amount as well.

Let’s give an example of how this works. If you have just signed up to an online casino which is offering a 100% matching deposit bonus worth $/€/£100 with a 30 times wagering requirement, it means that you can deposit up to a maximum of $/€/£100 and however much bonus cash you receive must be wagered 30 times. If you deposit $/€/£50, your bonus cash would be $/€/£50 ($/€/£50 deposit + $/€/£50 bonus cash). Therefore you would need to wager $/€/£1,500, or a total of $/€/£1,550 when having to wager the deposit amount as well ($/€/£50 x 30 wagering requirement).

There is no way of getting around these wagering requirements and they generally must be completed within a certain time period. You may have one month to complete them, so the sooner you start playing, the sooner you will be able to complete your wagering requirements. Playing on the slot machines and instant win games will help you complete your wagering requirements much quicker than playing on most table & card games and most video pokers.

If you forget how much you have wagered, you can either contact the casino’s customers support and they will be able to tell you how much left you have to wager before you can cash out, or you should be able to find this wagering information somewhere in the ‘My Account’ area, or in the ‘My Promotions’ or ‘My Bonuses’ area. The wagering requirements may also be labelled as Playthrough Requirements and NOT wagering requirements.

Also remember that you do not have to accept an online casino bonus. If you don’t accept a bonus, it just means that you won’t have to complete any wagering requirements and you won’t have any bonus funds to play with. Just remember to hit ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ when a casino bonus is offered to you.