Are Free Bingo Bonuses Really Free?

As we have covered previously on Gambler’s Joy, there are always new Bingo sites making splash but how do you discover the best sites out there for you. Luckily, we have some valuable tips for our bingo players that might be of value.

Are Free Bonuses Really Free?

When comparing two bingo sites, you may be attracted by the site that offers a bigger free bonus. Though it’s perfectly natural to be swayed by a better offer, you may be surprised that the free bonus being offered most likely has some catch to it.

Not in all cases but in most, a free bonus offer is tied to something known as the deposit + bonus wager rule. To show you what we mean, let’s say you made a $20 deposit and received a 200% free welcome bonus giving you a total of $60 free to play. Not bad offer.

So, you have $60 in your account from a $20 deposit and you end up winning $300 bingo game. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to withdrawal your winnings right away as the site has a deposit + bonus wager rule in place, where you would have to wager your deposit + bonus in some cases x 3 times. That’s $180 before you can withdrawal your recent $300 prize.

However, if you had selected a site with a small free bonus or one that doesn’t have a wager rule in place, you could have easily cashed out your winnings quickly.

The lesson here is always pay attention to free bingo bonus offers as they’re not always free and can turn your excitement quickly to disappointment.