One of my biggest groans about online bingo is when you join a new bingo site because of an amazing offer, but then you get stung by some massive wagering requirement.
So for example, a site says “Deposit £10 and get £40 free” but then when you do, you get told you’ve got to wager x8 before you can withdraw any winnings.
If you are unfamiliar with the term ‘wagering’, this essentially means you have to play 8 times the amount of money+bonus you have received. So in this example, it would mean you need to spend £400 on bingo tickets before you can withdraw any winnings.
Some times the wagering isn’t so bad, sometimes it is just the deposit amount you have to wager, so that would bring it down to £80 play before you can withdraw – but either way it is still ridiculous.
Sites Without Wagering Rules
Believe it or not, there are a handful of bingo sites out there who have NO WAGERING REQUIREMENT at all on their deposit bonuses.
I know, staggering but true.
This means if you join those sites, deposit bonus and receive a bonus, you can straight up withdraw whatever you win, without any fuss (some sites may still have a minimum withdrawal amount though).
Here are the sites who advertise themselves as no wagering required.
- Coral Bingo: If you spend £5, you’ll get an extra £5 free with no wagering requirement.
- Astro Bingo: Deposit £10, get £30 free (200% bonus + a free £10 no deposit).
- BetFred Bingo: Deposit £10, get £30 free.
- Yes Bingo: Deposit £10, play with £45. (their £10 free no deposit has wagering of x15)
- Tombola: 200% Deposit Bonus (up to max of £25 deposit, get £50 bonus)
There are some other sites with whom you’ll get no wagering requirement but only if you choose not to accept their bonus money offer.
For me, I always refuse the bonus money at bingo sites if given the option to do so, as you can (almost) always bet there will be some daft wagering attached.
The worst I’ve seen to date is at Bingo.com who have a x30 wagering requirement.