Not all online casino bonuses can be profitable, but some can be really profitable and are really worth taking advantage. When playing at any online casino you will be given the opportunity to either ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ a bonus when it is offered to you. The best thing to do would be to read through the full terms and conditions before accepting or declining a bonus because these T’s & C’s will tell you everything you need to know.

One of the things the T’s & C’s will explain is the wagering requirements (aka playthrough requirements). Sometimes you only need to wager 20x or 30x times the bonus amount, and maybe you have to wager the deposit as well. Anywhere from 20x to 30x times the bonus amount is quite realistic. If you accept a 100% matching deposit bonus worth up to $/€/£200 and you deposit the full $/€/£200 with a 20x times wagering requirement attached to it, it means that you will receive $/€/£200 bonus cash, but this cash needs to be wagered 20x times.

This means that you would need to wager just $/€/£4,000 before you can withdraw any potential winnings that you make. This sounds quite steep, but when you consider that some bonuses have 40x to 60x times wagering requirements attached to them, a 20x times wagering requirement is therefore awesome! If you had to wager your bonus cash 60x times on with the same $/€/£200 example used above, it means that you would have to wager as much as $/€/£12,000 before you could cash out. 60x times the bonus amount is usually the maximum wagering requirement that you would ever find.

This could take forever to complete and you normally only have X amount of time to complete the wagering requirements, so perhaps it would be better to decline this kind of bonus, unless you think you have enough time to complete them, or unless you are feeling super lucky. The higher you wager per round (whether it’s one spin on the slots or one hand of blackjack), the quicker you will be able to complete the wagering requirements, but you also need to be aware that some games will contribute more towards being able to complete them than other games.

For example Slot Machines, Online Scratchcards and one or two other Instant Win Games/Arcade & Lotto Style Games will usually contribute 100% towards completing them per $/€/£1.00 wagered, but games like Blackjack, Roulette and most other Table & Card Games will usually only contribute as little as 1.00% or 2.00% towards completing your wagering requirements. In other words, play the Slots if you want to complete your wagering requirements in the quickest time possible.