You will no doubt have heard the sayings “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” and “it looks too good to be true, so it probably is” and many online casino games players automatically assume that those two sayings are correct when they see large no deposit casino bonuses or a casino bonus that promises a whole heap of free cash to play with, however that is not necessarily correct.
We’ll get one thing straight from the off here and that is online casinos will never provide you with free money that is withdrawable straight away, that would be commercial suicide and they would not be in business for long. They will always attach terms and conditions to bonuses that mean you have to actually play with the cash and roll the bonus over, meeting the requirements as laid out in the T’s and C’s.
As we’ve mentioned, all online casino bonuses, no matter what the bonus and no matter what casino you are playing in will come with terms and conditions attached to them. The terms will usually be that you play with the bonus money, and no matter whether that’s a no deposit bonus, a match bonus or a one hour free bonus, you will have to roll that bonus over and meet the bonus playthrough requirements before the bonus cash is considered to be real money. So let’s take an example of a free casino chips of $20. You will need to need to register with the casino and then usually redeem a coupon code to get the free chip money into your account. Once that’s done you will then need to play the chip a certain amount of times, in this example let’s say x30. This means that you will need to play $600 worth of slots spins or blackjack hands to clear the bonus funds, then that cash is considered real.
The same thing applies with reload bonuses so let’s say a 100% reload bonus up to $100 with a x20 playthrough. This means you deposit $100, get 100% on top that gives you $200 and you must then roll that $200 x 20 that equals $4,000 worth of play. These rollover amounts seem to be quite a lot don’t they? Well they are but they are easily achieved, and you will be very surprised at how quickly you can spin a few thousand dollars when enjoying a great slot. Playthrough requirements will vary a lot depending on the size of the bonus and what games the bonus may be used on, and you must always check the terms and conditions before accepting a bonus, as it’s no good taking a bonus to play slots, when the bonus T’s and C’s state that it’s for blackjack only.
So you’ve signed up to your casino of choice and you’ve taken a bonus. You’ve played, met the rollover or playthrough requirements and now you want to cash out, and this is where you need to verify your account, and there will be a difference in this process with no deposit bonuses and match bonuses. Should you have won with a no deposit bonus then the casino will usually ask you to make a small deposit before you can cashout. This is normal practice and is part of the account verification process, and when you make that deposit you don’t need to accept another bonus or even play with the cash...just make the deposit. Here the process becomes the same as if you’ve played with and won when using a match bonus you will have already deposited, so now you will need to complete the verification process by sending ID documents to the casino. This may be any photo ID such as passport, state issued ID card or driver's license, that clearly shows you picture. You will also be asked for copies of the credit card you deposited with too, and to fill out the CC verification form, however that’s just a 2 minute job. You can scan or photo the docs you need and email them to support and then your account will be verified and you may withdraw.
So you see, what looks too good to be true, sometimes is actually true and you just need to do a little work in order to actually make it happen. It is so important to check bonus terms and conditions, make sure that the bonus is for the game you wish to play and that there are no ridiculous rollover requirements and you’re good to go.