Making the Most of your Online Casino Welcome Bonus
January 24, 2017
When you sign up to any of our reviewed New Zealand online casinos and make your first ever deposit you will instantly qualify for some kind of guaranteed new player welcome bonus and the best way to get the most out of your online casino welcome bonus would be to read through the terms and conditions. The T’s & C’s will tell you everything you need to know about the bonus.
You don’t have to accept your welcome bonus, but it’s free bonus cash and there’s no reason not to accept it. Most online casinos offer new players some kind of matching deposit bonus and the most common match-up bonus is the 100% match bonus. This basically means that you can double up on your deposit up to a certain amount.
For example if the casino is offering you a 100% match bonus worth up to NZ$500 this means that the casino will match your deposit dollar-for-dollar up to the value of NZ$500. The minimum deposit is usually NZ$20.00 and if you deposit this amount with the 100% match bonus it means that you will end up with a total of NZ$40 to play with including your initial NZ$20 deposit and the NZ$20 bonus funds.
You couldn’t then withdraw your free bonus cash until you have wagered it X amount of times and this can be anywhere from 10X times the bonus amount up to usually no more than 60x times the bonus amount. In fact you will find that the wagering requirements at many of our top-rated NZ online casinos are usually around 25X to 35x times the bonus amount and as soon as you have completed your wagering requirements you can start the withdrawal process.
Remember that the wagering requirements (aka playthrough requirements) generally have to be completed within a certain amount of time and this could be one week or one month. This is why we also recommend reading carefully through the T’s & C’s just to find out this kind of information. Let’s just say that the 100% match bonus that you just accepted comes with a 25x wagering requirement attached to it.
If you deposited NZ$20 it means that you would need to wager this amount 25 times, therefore you would have to wager a total of NZ$500 before you could withdraw. You also often have the wager the deposit amount AND the bonus amount and therefore in this case it means that you would have to wager NZ$520 rather than NZ$500 before you could withdraw. Just remember this before you next go ahead and claim any of the bonuses at our reviewed NZ online casinos.