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Beating the Sneaky Bonus

9 Nov 2003

By John May

Some sneaky internet casinos lure you in with the promise of a $100 bonus. Once you have signed up, you discover that bonus is hard to get hold of.

All casinos, reasonably enough, require you to bet a minimum amount of action to withdraw your bonus, say $700 for a $100 bonus. But it does not always end there. Some require you to have actually won $100 on top of the bonus and deposit before you can withdraw the bonus and the deposit.

For most gamblers, they are never going to get the bonus. The casinos know this, and it stinks.

The best way to try to get the bonus is simple. Bet the table minimum, up till the point where the amount you have left to qualify for the bonus is equal to the amount you need to win to withdraw the bonus. Then you bet that amount, and keep on betting it, revising the amount if you lose, if neccessary.

For example, deposit $100, get $100 bonus, bet a total of $650, and win $50. You now have $250 and have to bet another $50 and win another $50 to qualify for your bonus. You bet $50 and lose, leaving you with $200. Now you bet $100 and win, and can finally withdraw your bonus.

If you follow this strategy you still have a significant advantage over the casino. Make it count.

Most players are not aggressive enough and the bonus is almost worthless to them.

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