Wagering requirements explained

What are wagering requirements? While playing online casinos, many players have noticed the term “wagering requirements apply” or “40x wagering” and if they’re new to online gambling, this might be confusing, why we decided to give it a simple run through.

What is wagering?

When online casinos, such as Casino Heroes, talk about wagering requirements, we refer to the amount of bonus money players need to bet in order to turn winnings from bonuses to real money.

In other words, a wagering requirement is a multiplier that shows the number of times players must play through a bonus. This can also be referred to as a “playthrough requirement” or “bonus rollover”.

So, say a player receives £100 bonus money with a 40x wagering requirement. If the player uses their bonus money to play on slots, for example Asgardian Stones, and they play through the entire £100 bonus and win £8000, it means that the player would have to play for a minimum of £4000 before withdrawing the rest of the winnings. Makes sense?

Which games affect the wagering requirement?

Most casinos have wagering requirements between 10x and 40x and normally, playing on almost all casino games contribute to the wagering requirement. Although there are some games that don’t! At Casino Heroes, these games are for example Blood Suckers, the Wish Master and Dead or Alive. Some table games affect the wagering differently as well, like Blackjack, Oasis Poker, Texas Hold’em and Casino Hold’em only affect 10%.

Why do casinos have wagering requirements?

Well, as most (if not all) online casinos have a welcome offer (which usually is quite generous) players could just make a first deposit, get the bonus money and then skidaddle. Wagering requirements are simply used to encourage the player to stay a while at the casino and get more value out of their game play by being able to play longer. It’s also a way for online casinos to protect themselves financially against bonus abusers.

Now that our readers understand wagering requirements a bit better, let’s look at our new games of the day that have arrived straight from the Red Tiger Gaming factory (and affect the wagering requirements 100%!)

Wild Spartans

HTML graphics, cool animations and masterful mathematics. Set on a Spartan (huehue) golden yellow wheat field with two warrior-guards, symbols like helmets, swords and arrows are amongst the high paying ones. The warrior holding up a spear symbolises the bonus spins and the wilds.

Lucky Valentine

Valentine’s is coming up soon and this love themed slot is a pink, love-bombing romantic trip to the most romantic place of them all – the Eiffel tower. Lucky players will see Cupid himself shooting arrows, engage in a large selection of bonuses and get the possibility to win up to x800 the stake.

Red Diamond

Suddenly it seems that we’re sitting by a slot machine in the middle of a Las Vegas casino… The Red Diamond symbol is wild and substitutes all symbols except for the other diamonds. The Red Diamond also triples pay outs as well as locking and triggering a re-spin. Three Red Diamond symbols pay out x1500 the stake. The blue and emerald diamonds are also ones to be on the lookout for.

Esqueleto Mariachi

Dia de los muertos musicians, hmm… might be inspired by a certain Disney movie that came out in 2017, eh? The guitarrista summons the wilds, the trompetista blasts symbols away and el maraquero shakes up the reels to nudge. The highest paying symbol (x5 = 300 the stake) is the skull, after that the Tequila bottle (x5 = 200), and then the cactus (x5 = 140). Arriba!

Fortune Charm

A beautifully depicted slot with all the classic symbols we recognize as Chinese: The green Jade lion, The Golden Koi fish, Dragons, a fortune box and much more. When 3 “Bonus Spins” symbols land, the Fortune Charm Box appears, and Multiple Charm Boxes can land up to x2000 the stake.

We’re hoping that our readers feel somewhat more enlightened when it comes to wagering requirements in online casinos after reading today’s post! Next Friday it’s time for another release of 5 fabulous Red Tiger games. Stay tuned!


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