A Wagering Requirement, often referred to as a “playthrough” or “rollover” requirement, is a stipulation attached to a bonus or promotional offer at a casino or betting site. It dictates the amount of money a player must bet or wager before they can withdraw any winnings derived from the bonus. Wagering requirements are expressed as a multiplier (e.g., 10x, 20x) of the bonus amount, the deposit amount, or both combined.
Why do casinos and betting sites have Wagering Requirements?
Wagering Requirements are in place to prevent bonus abuse. Without these requirements, players could simply deposit money, claim a bonus, and then immediately withdraw the combined sum without playing. The requirements ensure that players use the bonus for its intended purpose: to play games on the platform.
How do I calculate how much I need to wager based on a Wagering Requirement?
If a casino offers a $100 bonus with a 10x wagering requirement, you would need to wager $1000 (10 times $100) before you could withdraw any winnings from that bonus. If the requirement applies to both the deposit and bonus, then, with a $100 deposit, you’d need to wager $2000.
Do all games contribute equally to meeting the Wagering Requirement?
Typically, no. Most casinos have game weighting systems. For instance, slots might contribute 100% to the requirement, but table games like blackjack might only contribute 10%. This means a $10 bet on slots counts as $10 towards the requirement, but a $10 bet on blackjack would only count as $1.
What happens if I try to withdraw my winnings before meeting the Wagering Requirement?
If you attempt to withdraw before meeting the requirement, you’ll usually forfeit any bonus funds or winnings associated with that bonus. Some platforms might also charge additional penalties.
Are Wagering Requirements only associated with welcome bonuses?
No. While commonly linked with welcome or sign-up bonuses, Wagering Requirements can be attached to any promotional offer, including reload bonuses, free spins, and cashback offers. Always check the terms and conditions of any promotion you’re considering.