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December 4th, 2009 at 8:37:25 AM permalink
In Real World Gambling you get comps if you bet heavy enough...rooms meals shows etc. Because the casinos on the net can't provide those things they pass out bonus money based on the amount of money you deposit. You can easily find 100% matches to a deposit you might make. Be very careful of these bonuses. They can be quite tricky and have more ground rules associated with than the federal income tax rules.

Many provide a bonus but exclude use of the bonus money on anything but slots. And (get this) if you play one of the forbidden games (craps roulette black jack etc)they make you forfeit your entire deposit and any winnings associated with the deposit. These ground rules called terms and conditions are hidden so well it can be difficult to find them. I advise you to call the casino if you can't find them.

In the responseable establishments the bonuses works like this.... Bonuses are recorded in a separate box on the web site (separate from your real deposit). As you bet the bonus money is used up first. If you win it goes into your real money account and if you lose it of course disappears. Each casino has their own version of how much money you have to play through to get it transferred to your real money account. I have seen some as high as 60x the deposit.

In the shady casinos it works like this....your bonus is held in a separate box like above but you are unable to play with the bonus money till you meet their "play thru" requirment. Real Life example(Golden Arch Casino)--deposit $500 and get a 2x bonus of $1000. The $1000 cannot even be used for betting till you play thru(bet) $15,000.That's 30x your original deposit. Then and only then is it released for you to use to play. In addition these rogue casinos(like Golden Arch) never allow you to redeem the bonus amount ever! You can use it to play and if you win the winning amount goes into your for real account. If you lose the money is deducted from your real money and bonus account. So it's not really a bonus at all because you never can cash it out.

I like to visit these casinos for fun just to see what kind of new trickery they have devised w in any given week. My advice to real cash players is to really check out any online casino before you get involved. There are independent sites on the net that can provide some decent advice and rankings as well as black lists for those casinos they feel are rogue like Golden Arch.
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December 7th, 2009 at 9:18:32 AM permalink
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In Real World Gambling you get comps if you bet heavy enough...rooms meals shows etc. Because the casinos on the net can't provide those things they pass out bonus money based on the amount of money you deposit. You can easily find 100% matches to a deposit you might make. Be very careful of these bonuses. They can be quite tricky and have more ground rules associated with than the federal income tax rules.

In the responseable establishments the bonuses works like this.... Bonuses are recorded in a separate box on the web site (separate from your real deposit). As you bet the bonus money is used up first. If you win it goes into your real money account and if you lose it of course disappears. Each casino has their own version of how much money you have to play through to get it transferred to your real money account. I have seen some as high as 60x the deposit.
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Does anyone have any experience with the NFL-betting bonus at BetUs? It goes something like this: bet >$100 on any favorite on the spread and if they cover you get a $25 chip bonus for each touchdown they score. While I like to pick underdogs and have done well this year picking them (google my handle for details) this seems like a great incentive for picking he favorite. Say the Colts are playing the Browns and are -14, take the Colts and if they cover you get $90 + at least $50 for those two TDs, maybe more. If you took the Patriots over the Titans you would have made almost an extra $200 in just the 2nd quarter!

There is *alsways* a catch, and in this case it seems to be a 20xs playthru in the casino. But still, lets take BJ and assume a ultra-high 3% house advantage for round numbers. We'll assume you win $100 in bonus to play off at 20x to cash. That's $2,000 in play, losing 3% would be $60. So you would have $40, more than offsetting the vig.

Is my math right? Does anyone know anything about the bonus that I have wrong?

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December 7th, 2009 at 1:29:06 PM permalink
20x play thru is not unusual. Excellent is 15x I have seen as high as 60x
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