Online Casinos Will Have Playthrough Requirements on Bonuses

Published on May 12th, 2021 3:34 pm EST

The article discusses the standard play-through requirements for online casino bonuses.When online casinos dish out bonus money, there are "playthrough requirements" that must be met before the money is yours.

After all, if casinos just dished out bonus money and let people immediately withdraw it, they probably wouldn't be in business for too long.

A playthrough requirement is how many times you need to wager a bonus (plus sometimes the deposit as well) before it can be withdrawn.

So, let's say that a casino requires that you wager the bonus AND deposit money 20x before it can be withdrawn.

So, you deposit $100 to take advantage of a 100% reload offer, and the casino requires that you wager this money 20x before the bonus can be withdrawn.

So, we have the $100 deposit that you made, as well as the $100 in bonus money.

So, in order to withdraw the $100 in bonus money, you would need to wager a total of $2,000 ($100 + $100 multiplied by 10).


Certain games will contribute higher or lower amounts to your playthrough requirements.

For instance, slots might contribute 100% to your playthrough requirements. So, based on the example above, if you wager $2,000 at the slots, you would satisfy the terms of your bonus and be able to withdraw.

A game like blackjack or roulette, for instance, might only contribute 5% to your playthrough requirements.

So, in this case, you would need to make $40,000 in blackjack bets in order to fully earn your bonus.


You should fully understand your playthrough requirements before taking advantage of a bonus.

Understand that the less volatility that a game you are playing has, the longer it will likely take to work your way through the bonus.