When you make your first ever deposit at any of our featured AU online casinos you can generally claim some kind of instant matching deposit bonus and this is quite often a 100% match up bonus. In other words, the 100% match bonus lets you double-up on your deposit. The 100% match bonus may be worth up to a maximum of AU$1,000 and this means that they will match your deposit up to the value of AU$1,000.
The minimum deposit is generally just AU$20.00 and if you deposited just AU$20.00 with this new player welcome bonus you would end up with AU$40.00 to play with (AU$20.00 deposit + AU$20.00 bonus). If you deposit the full AU$1,000 you would end up with AU$2,000 (AU$1,000 deposit + AU$1,000 bonus) and so on.
As soon as you have received your bonus cash you would then need to wager it X amount of times and this particular policy is known as the playthrough requirement or the wagering requirement. Most online casino bonuses come with a 25x to 35x wagering requirement and this usually needs to be completed within a certain period of time.
This could be just one week or even one month and if you don’t complete the wagering requirements you will lose your bonus cash and most of the time you will just be left with your initial deposit and no bonus funds. Using the same example above, let’s just say that you deposited AU$20.00 with the 100% match bonus and that this particular offer comes with a 30x wagering requirement attached to it.
This basically means that you would need to wager a total of AU$620.00 before you could withdraw any bonus winnings that you have made. You would need to wager your AU$20.00 bonus at least 30x times (AU$600) + the initial deposit amount of AU$20 (therefore AU$620). The best thing to do would be to steer clear of table & card games when trying to complete your wagering requirements because these games often don’t contribute as much towards completing the wagering requirements per dollar wagered.
For example these particular games may only contribute anywhere from 1.00% up to just 10.00% towards completing them whereas games like online pokies and online scratchcards are likely to contribute 100.00% towards completing them for every dollar that you wager. Just make sure that you take a few minutes to read through the bonus T’s & C’s when accepting any online casino bonus and if you still aren’t sure about anything, contact the toll-free player support for more advice on how to really get the most out of your casino bonus.