Net Entertainment is one of the iGaming industry’s top software providers and for good reason. Over the years it’s been the recipient of a string of accolades and a successful part of its game strategy is its match-winning online casino bonuses to new players.
A large proportion of its 3D video slots have average return to player percentages (RTP) of 96% and above-the bonuses can be used to play these games! You must understand the finer print associated with the casino bonus. In this piece this is exactly what we’re going to do and we’re also go to tell you more about the different bonuses.
When a NetEnt casino offers you a bonus, can it be construed as ‘free money’? To a degree yes, any bonus offered has bonus terms attached to it that must be cleared before you can cash out any wins gained from it. The industry standard of the play-through requirement of the bonus is 40 times, anything less than this is considered good. However, if it’s more than 40x we consider it steep, unless you’re playing a slots with a RTP of 97% and above.
Why do online casinos give new depositors bonuses? It’s an incentive (comp) to procure their business, to increase their bankroll and improve their chances at winning some cash. Let’s have a look at the different bonuses out there:
No Deposit Bonus
No deposit is needed once you have accepted the no deposit bonus, the name of the bonus is exactly what it says. You can win ‘some’ money without risking your own, you’ll notice that the emphasis is on ‘some’. Here’s why. If you managed a win with your no deposit bonus the casino states in its T&C’s that you must make a deposit before you can withdraw it. The total amount of cash that can be won with a no deposit free spins bonus is usually £150 or £200.
The bonus is normally given on a new slots release which gives you the opportunity to test the slots before you play it for real cash. The no deposit bonus can be anything from 10 free spins or £$15. Players who win cash with it must make a small deposit before they can withdraw their winnings. Sometimes there’s a play-through that must be completed first too.
The reason why casinos call it a ‘match bonus’ is because they’ll match whatever amount you deposit. If the welcome bonus is advertised as a 100% bonus up to £200-the operator will match your £100 deposit with another £100, play with £200.
Now that you made a deposit, received the bonus, what now? The bonus can now be used on a NetEnt slots of your choice, Gonzo’s Quest or Starburst. A withdrawal will only be granted once you’ve completed the play-through of 30 times the bonus (30xb). Therefore, the amount of money spins you must wager on the slots is 30x£200=£6,000. Most NetEnt casinos’ bonuses are slots-centric.
Net Entertainment’s Bonus Policy
The match percentages of the bonus can vary from 25%, 50% up to 100% while the amounts can vary from 50 up to 500 Euros. The wagering requirements differ from casino to casino, they can be anything from 20x, 30x, 35x, 40x to 50x the bonus. In most cases the bonus can be cashed out upon completing of the wagering requirements.
You are not allowed to bet more than £5 per spin on any bonus funds, if you disregard this term, bonus funds and winnings will be confiscated.
Another popular bonus incentive NetEnt casinos like to award their players is the ‘Refer-a-friend bonus. For every depositing friend you refer to the casino you’ll receive £20. With some casinos you can refer an unlimited amount of friends while some impose a limit.
Casino Bonuses Key Points
- Read the terms and conditions associated with the bonus back to front.
- Ask the support staff at the casino if you’ll be enrolled into the site’s VIP program once you’ve accepted the bonus. The trick here is to cash in on the perks (comps) the casino offers from the get go.
- If the wagering requirement attached to the bonus is more than 50x think carefully before you accept it.
- Make sure that you use the bonus to play the right game. If the bonus can be used to play slots with a weighting of 100%, don’t use it to play blackjack that has a weighting of 10%.