Spotting Unfair Bonus Terms

Many bonuses are fair and worth your time, but in a world where there are so many different casinos available at your fingertips, there are bound to be a few bad apples. In this article, we're going to offer you a guide on how to identify notoriously unfair bonuses. These bonuses come with oftentimes include unfair or vague terms and conditions that do not allow any casino player to thrive, regardless of how lucky they might be! So, what makes bad bonus terms compared to good ones? You're about to find out!

You probably have a rough idea of what a casino bonus is if you're reading this. Casino bonuses are lucrative incentives used to tempt a player into oftentimes joining the casino or making another deposit. Some bonuses are solely for new players, while other bonuses are created to please existing players! Some of the best bonuses are even rewarded through a casino's loyalty program. On the surface, almost all bonuses look lucrative. Especially when it's a free cash offer or an abundance of free spins. However, if the wagering requirements or general terms and conditions are unfair, you won't be able to claim any actual cash from these bonuses.

Spotting a Bad Bonus

There are a few things you'll need to look out for when evaluating a bonus offer. Evaluating a bonus offer will also require reading through the fine print, and while terms and conditions can sometimes look like a dense paragraph filled with numbers and terms you might not understand at first glance, it's crucial to take the time to both understand the lingo as well as fully understand what the terms and conditions associated with this promotion might be. Every online casino is legally required to be transparent when it comes to their bonuses, thus you will always find the information you're looking for as long as you're willing to put in the time and energy to find it. When evaluating a casino bonus, be on the lookout for the following:

High Wagering Requirements

This is crucial. The only problem is if you don't know what dictates a high wagering requirement versus an average one, you might end up confused. Generally, an average wagering requirement is about 30x your bet. However, if the wagering requirement lands between 60x-70x your bet, don't even bother with this bonus. Those wagering requirements are impossibly high, so you probably won't be able to fulfill them.

Vague Bonus Terms

As I previously stated - learning the language of the casino bonus is important. If the casino is truly transparent, they'll offer direct, easy to understand bonus terms. If you notice any of the language used to explain their bonus terms seems purposefully ambiguous, take it as a sign this is a bad bonus. If the casino has certain freedoms, such as the chance to interpret certain outcomes at its discretion, do not claim that offer.

Vague Eligibility Rules

Most legitimate bonuses will specify what games qualify for the bonus and what games don't qualify for the bonus. If the bonus's terms and conditions do not explicitly state what games qualify, I would take that as another warning sign. Don't even bother with this casino!

Harsh Penalties If You Cashout Early

The majority of the time, if you're trying to take full advantage of the bonus, I wouldn't recommend cashing out early because it's not permitted. However, most reasonable casinos will allow early cash out if you are willing to forfeit some of the bonus benefits. If a casino threatens to ban you or confiscate your winnings because of an early cashout, take that as a sign this platform might not be running their casino fairly.