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Understanding Roulette Wagering Requirements

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Jul 5th 2011
Online casino bonuses are an important part of the experience that players receive when playing at a new roulette casino. It’s also an essential part for casinos as it is what can allow players to join in on the activity when they see a great promotion advertised that they’re interested in. Players should be aware that nothing comes for free, however. Roulette casinos do need to ensure they’re not just giving money away by offering it to players so there are always strings attached to make sure that players spend some time playing after they’ve received a bonus so they have a chance to make some money too, after all, that’s how they remain in operation as a business. Players should always consult the terms and conditions, also known as Wager Requirements, before claiming any online casino bonus, but even more important than that, is understanding what the specific wagering requirements listed mean.

The casino bonus wagering requirements are usually listed in the following format - 20x deposit + bonus. What this means is that players must add the total deposit and total bonus received and multiply that number by 20 to determine the total number of bets you must make before you can request to withdraw your bonus bankroll.

More importantly to casino roulette players, is that the wagering requirements do also apply only to specific eligible games, and more often than not, roulette games are either excluded from a casino bonus or the bets made on roulette games only count towards 10% of the roulette wagering requirements. That means that if a casino does allow you to play roulette with a casino bonus and the roulette counts as 10% of the wager requirements, then you have to bet 200x the deposit + bonus to withdraw your winnings.

The reason that the wagering requirements are different for each game is that specific games, especially online roulette, provide better odds to players than others. Now that’s not strictly referring to the chance of winning, but the chance of walking away with a ton of money and giving little to the casino while meeting the wagering requirements. Roulette games for example, can allow players to bet big, win big, and potentially walk away without giving anything back to the casino that needs to make some money in order to remain in operation. Typically, players will find slot games are the main ones that count towards the wagering requirements. Other games may count a small amount, which means that players must wager much more to be allowed to make a withdrawal. Or, in some cases, other games are excluded entirely and players who play them anyways before meeting the wagering requirements can void their bonus.

In addition to game limitations, some online casinos also have different wagering requirements for people from different countries. For example, casinos that have a big audience from a specific location may increase the wagering requirements for certain players, either based on the country where they live or based on the currency they’re using to deposit. While this term may seem discriminatory, there have been some countries that are more notorious to work together to scam online casinos by beating the casino bonus. Since casino players are playing games to win money, the online casinos shouldn’t be surprised that it is their intention to beat the casino. Nevertheless, it demonstrates how important it is for Roulette players to pay attention to the wager requirements of an online casino bonus.

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