Excessive wagering requirements used to trap players

It has recently come to light that certain online casinos are using excessive wagering requirement imposed on their casino bonuses in order to trap players.

This came to light after research showed that the Rival powered, Curacao licensed, Domgame casino had a no deposit bonus that could only be cashed out after the player had wagered 1000 times the bonus amount.

The bonus, which is offered as €50 No deposit bonus, is meant to be an enjoyable way for potential online gamblers to get a feel for the casino. However should you accept the bonus and use the €50 to play, you will need to wager €50 000 before you will be able to withdraw any winnings accumulated by the free bonus.

This would mean a player would have to continue to deposit and should they fail to continue playing, there is the very distinct possibility that the casino could use the situation to void all winnings as it would be seen as a breach of the bonus conditions.

The terms and conditions of the bonus can be found on the casinos T&Cs page, however no wagering requirements (they differ according to the bonus) can be found. Only in the cashier section of the casino ca the requirements be found, which could be too late if the player is not aware of the situation.

This is seen as a vital flaw within the industry and may online casino forums have shown their disgust at the unacceptably large requirements and the possibility of the player losing out.