If you have been reading WCI, you know we take the issue of promotions seriously. They are like free money, and who doesn’t like free money? Promotions, in this case, are of two types: offline casinos offer reward-based promos while online counterparts offer cash-based promos.
With land-based facilities, you are rewarded with comps and special offers. This is how offline casinos show they appreciate your patronage. Rewards further include discount rates (which you can use in the casino or the company’s other facilities like hotels, bars, restaurants, shops, or event centers), special events, VIP trips, and exclusive deals. You are usually required to join the rewards program to enjoy this. Redeemable points are also possible at times.
With gambling websites, you are rewarded with actual money based on a predefined percentage of deposits (mostly first through third deposits) but there is a trick to it. While the concept itself is quite standard, table games have not been favored in recent years. The concept is to reward you a certain percentage of your deposit and require you to meet the wagering or rollover requirements in order to withdraw the money.
Let’s say you made a deposit of $100 and received $200 (200%), and you are required to wager the $200 a multiple times. If you opt for slots and some specialty games, the requirement is typically around 20X to 50X. But with table games like 3CP and Roulette, the requirement could be a staggering 100X. This is because table games are less lucrative to the casino owners when compared to slots.
Contribution percentage is another system in use today, which basically means the percentage a particular game contributes to your wagering requirements. Since table games are less lucrative, they could contribute as low as 10%, i.e. spending $100 contributes $10 to your requirements. Slots, on the other hand, are often 100%, i.e. spending $100 contributes $100 to your requirements.