When you register with an online bingo site, any brand, do you ever spend the time taking a look at their Terms and Conditions? For a long time I simply didn’t bother until I was caught out by a brand that is powered by the Cozy Games bingo software, House of Bingo. This site and many others like it offers players a no deposit required welcome bonus and I gladly took up the £20 free because as with many products, it’s great to “try before you buy” so why not with your bingo game online?
I had absolutely no issue with not being able to withdraw any winnings derived from my free money, after all the saying “You don’t get anything for nothing in this world” is very true. Although the software wasn’t exactly to my taste, a couple of little issues that needed to be addressed, I quite liked the game play and decided to make the most of their massive first deposit bonus. Now is where the problems begin….
I’m a stalwart fan of sites like Foxy Bingo and although this site has wagering requirements of sorts (the amount you have to spend before withdrawal) it only ever means that you could lose any remaining bonus in your account – it NEVER means you can’t make a withdrawal if you have the minimum withdrawal amount available (£30).
Not so at House of Bingo and any other brand on Cozy Games! Firstly you have to have made deposits totalling £25 in your account before you are even eligible to make a withdrawal (at Foxy it’s a fiver) and then you can only withdraw when you have £50 in your account AND have met the following wagering requirements!
Taken from the Terms and Conditions at House of Bingo:
Bonus Deal: Deposit plus bonus awarded must be wagered THREE (3) times on bingo games or EIGHT(8) times on casino games prior to requesting a withdrawal. If a player plays any game other than bingo,slots, keno, or scratch offs,than the play through amount will be 40 times the deposit plus bonus.
Cash Deal : Deposit plus bonus awarded must be wagered FOUR (4) times on bingo games or TEN (10) times on casino games prior to requesting a withdrawal. ONLY CASH play is considered for play through requirement.
With small pot prizes on most games at these brands it’s highly unlikely that you are ever going to be in a position to make a withdrawal with the high wagering requirements AND high minimum withdrawal amount.
My advice? ALWAYS check the Terms and Conditions for the wagering requirements for ANY bonus any online bingo brand offers!