From a practical standpoint, any player who is not doing something such as, “Bet structuring,” will be fine. If an advantage is to be had by flat betting a certain amount, which does not seem to be the case with Bovada, then it would be very difficult for a casino to suggest that a player is abusing the bonus system.
Unfortunately, this is a pretty far-reaching term that enables just about any casino to decide that a player playing with an advantage is, “Abusing the bonus system
If you win on a bonus and then cash out, but almost immediately make another deposit in order to take another bonus, you may be accused of, “. cashing out for the purpose of re-depositing…” As a practical matter, any reputable online casino will not make this allegation if the player is not playing at an advantage even with the bonus. If you’re just playing slot machines or other games without, “Bet structuring,” you’re generally going to be fine.
Generally speaking, casinos will not do anything to you just for switching games from time to time, but if your account is reviewed (and it probably will be) they can tell if you are doing it in a structured way
If you make a deposit for an additional bonus while you still have funds available, you may be accused of, “. depositing on top of an existing balance…” The easiest way to avoid being accused of this is simply to withdraw all of your funds when you want to make a withdrawal and then deposit again only when the balance is $0.00. Quite honestly, we have no idea why Bovada would have an issue with such behavior in the first place.
The biggest one is Bet Structuring, which Bovada covers with, “. players deemed to be manipulating or otherwise changing wagering or playing behavior (bet, game type, bet structure or other pattern of betting) for the purposes of circumventing wagering requirements, or creating new Accounts that they are using themselves….” In other words, Bovada doesn’t want players betting big to try to hit a huge win and then, “Grinding out,” the playthrough requirements with small bets.
Some casinos, though Bovada does not appear to be one of them, actually directly state mobile casinos maximum permitted wagers (or give a wager range) that is permitted while playing on a bonus. If this sort of term must exist at all, we definitely think it is better to directly tell the player the limits ahead of time. Either that or to have the games themselves limit players to wagers within that range while the bonus is in effect.
Occasionally, players will hit a big win on slots that they then hope to, “Grind out,” on a lower edge lower Variance game, such as Blackjack, to satisfy the Wagering Requirements.
The penalties for doing any of these things may include, “. Sanctions may be in the form of increased rollover requirements, loss of bonus privileges, balance forfeiture and account closure for the offending Account as well as any linked Accounts. We reserve the right to restrict eligibility for special offers and bonuses when necessary.”
Generally, an online casino will only cause you to forfeit your balance if you violate the terms in a pretty egregious way. Obviously, this is not a popular decision and will often cause the player to complain to sites such as this one and our sister site, , so a casino is only going to cause a player to forfeit a balance with good reason. It will almost always be investigated if this happens and the player complains.
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