Read the Fine Print
Reading the fine print before you deposit can save you much frustration.
- Play safe
- Bonus money
- Sticky bonus
It's wise to read the fine print. There are often conditions attached to bonuses, to the liability of the casino regarding payouts and so forth. You will want to check any fees that the casino charges - compare between casinos - and make sure you know how quickly winnings are paid up. The longer they take to pay, the less likely you should be to play.
Free bonus money is hardly ever just that. Eager online gamblers should always read the T&C (Terms and Conditions) before making a deposit. Violating the T&C is relatively easy to do if you haven't read the fine print. But then it's already too late.
If you do read, you'll notice a wagering requirement. No casino gifts you bonus money; they all require players to wager bonus money several times before withdrawing it. It's best to shop around with several online casinos first.
There are always lists of excluded games, owing to many no-risk wagers - for example roulette. The new lists often include games like Video Poker and Blackjack as well. So if your preferred game is on the excluded list, rather pass on that bonus, or even the casino, because you may void your bonus entirely by playing it.
The sticky bonus is often misunderstood. It's given to you, yet it remains in your account until it has been used up - the winnings it produces are your own, but not the sticky bonus. There are often conditions attached to bonuses, to liability of the casino regarding payouts and so forth.