Terms and conditions differ per bookmaker and per individual offer, it is important to carefully read and understand the T&C’s before participating.
At first this might seem a bit daunting and complicated but it really isn’t.
Bookmakers structure their terms and conditions quite similar to one another, once you have gone over a hand full of them it will be fast and easy for you to check if an offer is suitable for you.
- The main things to consider are
- Validity period of the promotional offer
Be sure to check the validity period of the promotional offer you would like to partake in. These can differ per promotion and can range between one day to several months’ time. Welcome bonuses typically come with longer validity periods compared to other promotions. Once you have opted in to a specific promotion be sure to check the validity period of the bonus itself, it can differ from the validity period of the promotion.
- Validity period of the bonus itself
Deposit bonuses, free bets and risk-free bets are only valid for a certain number of days. Within this time span you must finish the wagering requirement associated with your bonus. If you fail to meet the requirements within the validity period you risk losing your bonus funds and any winnings made from them. Once you have completed the requirements the bonus amount will be eligible for withdrawal.
- Accepted payment methods
Once you have identified a promotion that suits you, it is important to check what payment methods qualify in case a deposit is required as part of the promotion. Many bookmakers, but not all, exclude deposits made by Skrill and Netteller from their promotions. Once you get to know your favorite bookmakers better this will become second nature to you when participating in their promotions.
- Minimum odds required
A common feature in the terms and conditions of bonus promotions. Typically, minimum odd requirements range between 1.3 – 2.0. It is important to check and understand what the minimum odds are before opting-in and placing your bets. Bets placed below the minimum odds required will not count towards the offer’s turnover requirement.
- Turnover requirements
The turnover requirements differ per offer, they typically range between 2x -50x. To put it simply, if the bookmaker has given you a bonus of 100 euro with a turnover requirement of 2x, you will need to wager 200 euro at the specified minimum odds before the bonus is eligible for withdrawal. Smaller turnover requirements make for better offers as they increase your chances of winning.