A wagering requirement, also called a playthrough requirement, is a rule associated with online casino bonuses. In the past, all bonuses came with a catch in the form of a wagering requirement. It is usually expressed as “30x bonus+deposit,” or “45x bonus,” or “60x free spin winnings” and so on.
The number specified can vary between 0 and 100 – it is set by the individual casino. If you win any money while playing with a casino bonus, the wagering requirement rule will be activated. It is a rule you have to fulfill if you want to legitimately withdraw your winnings from the casino.
It works like this – using a 20x wagering requirement on bonus as an example, imagine that you won $100 while playing with a $10 cash bonus. Before you can withdraw that $100, you have to use it to make further bets. The total value of these bets should be the bonus amount multiplied by 20x, which is $200 (20 x 10).