In light of a recent huge £300,000.00 fine handed out to a UK Gambling Commission licensed casino, namely BGO Casino, players are advised to proceed with caution when claiming bonuses! For it would appear by virtue of that fine which was handed down due to incorrectly worded and outright misleading bonus offers, anyone could end up claiming a bonus that wasn’t what it first appeared.
In fact, many first time online real money slot players should carefully read through the terms and conditions of any bonuses they are thinking of claiming, for with more and more players falling foul of those terms and conditions there is a chance you could end up having any winnings voided by doing so.
What you should ideally be looking for are bonuses that come with a basic but very clear set of terms and conditions, and with that in mind we shall now take a quick look at what the best and most favourable T’s and C’s you should be looking for attached to any slot game related bonus offer.
The first thing is the play through requirement attached to any bonus, you will often find that some slot games may have a higher set of play through requirement than other slots, so always make sure you check to see if the slot you are intending to play does have a standard play through requirement!
Also, if a bonus offer requires you to play through both your bonus AND your deposited amount those bonus offers are not worth claiming, and ideally look out for bonuses that have a 30% or lower play through requirement, basically the lower the better!
You may find that you cannot play certain categories of slot games with bonus credits, often it is the progressive slot games any casino have on offer that cannot be played with bonus credits, so make sure that you check to see if you can or cannot use your bonus credits on such slots.
Any bonuses that are designed in such a way that you can only cash out a certain amount of your slot game play winnings with any excess being voided are horrendous bonuses and should never be claimed under any circumstances. If you take such a bonus and win a huge mega jackpot you will see a fair old chunk of those winnings being voided out when you request a withdrawal from your casino account!
Our best advice is for you to consider never claiming any bonuses, as that way you can be in control of your own destiny and will not be forced to have to meet all manner of weird and wonderful terms and conditions and bonus play rules, plus you can cash out at any time you like too!
Make sure also that any casino you do sign up to and play at as a real money player does not force bonuses upon you, for if they do and you do not request them to be removed from your account and start to use them you cannot have them removed at a later time in your session and will be required to adhere to all of the bonus terms and conditions!