Meeting Blackjack Bonus Requirements

Before you can hope to make any kind of use of the incentives provided to you by various online casinos, you will first need to understand the basic blackjack bonus requirements that you will need to meet. These are often called wagering requirements and they essentially tell you how much of your own money you have to spend before you can withdraw anything you have won with your courtesy funds. I've had some issues with them myself.

In most establishments, your blackjack bonus requirements will be labeled as a whole number followed by an ex. Thus, you might see it as 10x or you might see it as 50x; this varies from place to place. In either case, the "x" stands for "times". So, if I get a $500 incentive and I ame required to play through that amount 50x, or 50 times, I will have to spend a total of $25,000 before I can withdraw anything associated with my bonus. Seems a bit unfair, doesn't it? Well, casinos do this to prevent bonus abuse. If everyone just took the money and cashed out, these establishments would almost certainly go bankrupt.

Now, when it comes to blackjack bonus requirements, it's important to know that, in most cases, only a percentage of what you spend will count toward clearing them. Using the above example, if I have to spend $25,000 but only 50% of what I spend on 21 counts toward clearing it, then I will actually have to spend a total of $50,000! It is certainly possible over time, particularly when it is considered that I can re-spend your winnings to clear it, but it is still going to take some time and a lot of skill if I hope to have anything at all left at the end.

Something else to consider is that you are likely going to be restricted by time, too. For instance, I may only have a total of 60 days to clear that $50,000. If this is the case, then I probably won't be able to use my winnings to do it and it's more likely that I will need to deposit my own funds, bonus-free, and play for quite some time. There are people who do it, of course, or else the establishments wouldn't continue to provide these offers. Consider the same $500 incentive with only a 10x requirement. This means all I have to spend is $5000 and not the $50,000.

The conclusion that you should draw regarding blackjack bonus requirements is to look for those that are low in nature. Even if the amount you are being offered is smaller, it's better if you can actually clear it. The biggest and most lucrative incentives in the world mean nothing if they will constantly be out of your reach due to unreasonable wagering requirements, and this is something that you should always keep in mind when you are shopping around for your next gambling establishment. What's more, remember to read the terms and conditions to discover the time frame you have to clear that amount. This is what I do before ever creating an account.