How To Avoid Bonus Abuse In 5 Steps
To avoid bonus abuse, all you have to do is follow the rules.
We’ll go over the most important rules you need to be aware of below:
#1. Acceptable Wagers
With most welcome bonuses you can only bet within a predetermined range of value.
Making large wagers is therefore not allowed.
Players looking to abuse bonuses will usually place large wagers, or go “all in,” in an attempt to quickly fulfill the wagering requirements and win real cash.
Authentic players – who don’t intend to claim the bonus multiple times – are usually more cautious and take the opportunity more seriously.
So when you go to use your free spins or bonus credits, we recommend you place wagers below the maximum bet size limit. This will ensure you don’t draw attention to yourself.
#2. Sign Up With Your Real Information
Singing up to a casino is similar to signing up to any online service.
However, because of the amounts of cash held by a casino, they have to be very careful when it comes to withdrawals.
Before you can withdraw your bonus winnings, you may have to provide the casino with documentation that verifies you as the owner of the account.
Obviously, if you do not sign up using your real details, you will not be able to provide accurate documentation.
The casino is also likely to suspect you have lied because you have multiple accounts and may lock your account.
The documentation you may be required to provide includes:
- Drivers license.
- Utility bills.
#3. Only Make One Account
You can only have one account per player and per household.
If you make more than one account, your casino will suspect you are attempting to get more than one bonus.
Even if you’re not, it looks like you’re up to something.
Casinos will keep track of your IP address to make sure you don’t try to sign up for more than one account.
It is also prudent to stay away from public wifi domains or get a family member from the same house to play at the same casino as you.
#4: Only Get One Welcome Bonus
Each player can only ever claim a single welcome bonus at the same casino. Once you are an existing player, you get to claim existing player promotions.
This mistake should be very easy to avoid.
While you can’t claim more than one welcome bonus at the same casino, there are 100’s of casinos and 100’s of welcome bonuses. Simply claim another welcome bonus at a different casino.
#5. Make Sure You WIll Enjoy The Bonus
At first, it may seem like there is no real connection between a player enjoying a bonus and the risk of committing bonus abuse.
But there is.
Casinos are always on the lookout for certain patterns of activity that bonus abusers tend to follow.
Players that enjoy their bonuses – i.e. they claim a bonus because they want to play a particular game – by definition do not follow these patterns.
Expert Tip: Read The Terms & Conditions Carefully
Even if it’s not technically “bonus abuse,” breaking the terms and conditions can have the same effect as abusing a bonus.
Even if you break the rules by accident, your bonus can be taken away.
Some important T&Cs to know about are:
- Wagering Requirements – Before you can cashout a bonus you have to stake your bonus value multiple times.
- Time Limits – Bonuses will expire after a pre-set length of time.
- Max Bonus Conversion – No deposit bonuses only let you withdraw a portion of what you win up to a maximum value.
It’s important that you know these rules and follow them while you’re playing with a welcome bonus.