New Europa Casino Bonus Welcome Package
If you've been hiding in a cave somewhere then you probably don't know about the new Europa Casino released last month. And if the fully enabled web interface and mobile platform boasting classic casino table games as well as progressive slots and scratchcards aren't enough to get your heart beat racing, then how about three welcome bonus packages offering up to £/$/€2,400 free?!
1. 100% Monthly Bonuses
Most online casinos will offer you a welcome bonus on your first real-money deposit with them - nothing new there. Some will even offer you an additional bonus on your 2nd deposit, albeit one of a much lower value. But how many casinos offer you the same bonus, every month, all year through? Europa Casino of course!
Deposit up to £/$/€100 when you first join Europa Casino and they'll match your deposit with a 100% bonus to play your favourite casino games - whether they be slots, video poker, roulette or blackjack, scratchcards or any of the tables games hosted by their lovely live casino dealers ;)
From there on, you'll get the same 100% bonus on your first deposit of every subsequent month, for a whole year - that's a total of £/$/€1,200 in free bonus money!
2. Weekly Loyalty Bonus
In addition to your 100% bonus on your first deposit of each month, you're also entitled to get a weekly free bonus when you make your first deposit each week. The details of this bonus are very vague on the website, so in true goood spirit I set out to contact the support team to find out what it was all about. They said:
"..Loyalty bonuses are calculated by the amount of deposits and wagers weekly, from Sunday through Saturday. There is no minimum deposit amount weekly. To be eligible for the Loyalty Bonus, you must be subscribed to our promotional emails and have made at least four previous deposits into your casino account..".
So basically it all depends on how much and how often you are an active player. High rollers will obviously get preferential 'rates' over the lower value players but as there is no minimum deposit amount then everyone should get something. Europa have suggested an average amount of £/$/€25 per week, and as such is bundled into their overall £/$/€2,400 bonus package.
3. Up To 15% Extra Bonus On Every Deposit
And last but certainly not least - the deposit method bonus up to 15%. Basically, depending on the payment method you choose to fund your account, you can get up to 15% extra bonus on top of your deposit, and in addition to the other bonuses mentioned above.
Deposit using Moneybookers, Giropay, Nordea, EPS, Enets, EcoCard, Paysafecard, Instadebit, Moneta.ru, or UsemyBank and you'll get a 10% bonus, but deposit using Wire Transfer, Sofortüberweisung, POLi, or Ukash and you'll get a 15% bonus.
All casino bonuses are subject to terms and conditions (don't we just know it!) so keep reading for my breakdown of the terms you need to be aware of...
Every casino bonus has some sort of term attached to it, and understandably too - who in the right mind would give money away for free, right?! But sometimes all the free bonuses and cash you're offered can be overwhelming and you can get stung when you try to cash out but realise you can't because you haven't adhered to the terms and conditions of the bonus. Sounds familiar to many of you i'm sure ;)
In a nutshell, the bonus can't be withdrawn, and you must have wagered a certain amount before you can withdraw any money won as a result of using the bonus. This is called the wagering requirement and is common among every casino bonus, slot bonus, bingo bonus and pretty much any other kind of gambling bonus you'll likely ever encounter.
So, what are the terms attached to each of the above bonuses?
100% Monthly Bonus
Firstly, as mentioned above, the maximum bonus amount you'll receive is £/$/€100. So if even if you deposit £/$/€200, you'll still only get £/$/€100. Secondly, the wagering requirements are 20x the bonus amount plus the deposit - so if you deposit £/$/€100 you'll need to wager £/$/€4,000 (100+100 * 20) before you can withdraw the bonus and any winnings won from it. Lastly, your first ever deposit bonus will be credited to your account automatically, but you must contact support either via the website chat function, or by email ([email protected]) after you've made your first deposit of every subsequent month.
Weekly Loyalty Bonus
After contacting the Europa Casino support team I finally managed to understand what this bonus was all about. It's not clear on the website what the terms are and that's because the bonus is based on your activity. As mentioned above, there is no minimum deposit amount to be eligible for the bonus, so everyone should get something, but the size of the bonus you receive and the wagering requirements attached to it will depend on how much and how often you play.
Up To 15% Extra Deposit Bonus
This one's got quite a few terms attached to it so read carefully. Most importantly, the bonus will not be granted in conjunction with any other bonus. So if you've already been awarded a bonus on your deposit then you won't be eligible to claim this one on the same deposit. Secondly, you must deposit a minimum of £/$/€50 to be eligible for the bonus. Also, the maximum amount of bonus money you can receive each month is £/$/€250. The wagering requirement for this bonus is 25x the deposit plus the bonus and as with the monthly bonus you must contact the support team after making your deposit in order for it to be credited to your account.
I know there are going to be mixed opinions on this one, so if you have anything to add then do please comment below. But, if like me, playing casino games is a past time or hobby then the bonus package offered by Europa Casino is going to be hard to beat. Most casinos will offer you a bonus on your 1st, 2nd and sometimes 3rd deposits, but Europa are offering you them every month, every week, and even on every deposit you make thereafter.
What might stir up some negativity is the wagering requirements attached to each bonus - 20x the deposit plus bonus is quite high, especially seeing as some casinos out there apply the wagering requirement to the bonus only. But the bonuses are entirely optional, and so if you're in it for the cashout then you might want to avoid claiming them. But, if you're after extended game play then the bonus package on offer here is a winner for sure.
Taking into consideration the instant-play web interface (no download required), mobile optimised site, and huge array of games on offer (read more about it here), then i'm backing Europa on this one quite keenly. Play because you enjoy it, and not to make profit, and the relatively high wagering requirements become more irrelevant.
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