Players also need to bear in mind other terms, such as maximum bets, game restrictions, and minimum deposits, which can be found in the Terms and Conditions.
Winning caps apply to all free bonuses and are a standard bonus rule implemented by all casinos that limits how much of your bonus winning you can withdraw.
For example, if I claim a no-deposit bonus and win $1,000 and the bonus comes with a $20 win limit, then I cannot cash out more than $20.
Casinos set this rule to ensure that players cannot claim free bonuses and win massive amounts.
These limits are set between $10 and $200 depending on the casino you are playing with.
Game Weighting Percentages
Game weighting percentages, also known as Game Contribution percentages, specify how much of your stake counts towards your wagering requirement in a specific game.
Slots are usually 100% weighted, which means that for every $1.00 spin, the casino will deduct $1.00 from the wagering requirement.
Other games typically have game-weighting percentages ranging from 0% to 20%. This makes it harder for you to fulfill your wagering requirement than when playing slots. See this example:
Let’s say there is a 10% game contribution in a Blackjack game. Now, the casino will deduct $0.10 from your wagering requirements with every $1 hand you play.
Let’s look at a few examples to see how game weighting percentages can affect your chances of wagering a bonus:
|Gaming Contribution (Blackjack)
||Total Wagering Amount (Blackjack)
||$200 x40= $8,000 to wager.
||8,000 x10= $80,000
Let’s break down the table above:
The offer you claim:
- $200 bonus
- 40x wagering requirement.
- Sum to wager = $8,000.
Wagering the bonus on slots that are 100% weighted
- $1 bet = $1 deducted from your wagering requirement.
- $8,000 wager requirement / $1 = $8,000.
- You must stake $8,000 to wager the bonus.
Blackjack at a 10% game weighting percentage
- $1 bet = $0.10 deducted from your wagering requirement.
- $8,000 to wager / $0.10 deduction per spin = 80,000 spins required to meet the wagering requirement.
- 80,000 spins x $1 bet = You must stake a total of $80,000 to meet the $8,000 wagering requirement.
As you can see from this example, game weighting percentage greatly affect your chances of fulfill the wagering requirements.