When it comes to online gambling, one of the major concerns for regulatory bodies around the world has been the proliferation of problem gambling. With online wagering so readily available via desktop, laptop, mobile and tablet casinos, promoting responsible gambling has been at the core of the argument. Recognizing that, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) came up with a great way to spread the message.
Ontario’s provincial iGaming website, PlayOLG.ca, is offering all of its online casino members a free $10 casino bonus. It’s called the SweeTEN the Pot promotion, and it’s designed to make players more aware of their spending. To claim the casino bonus, a player must evoke responsible gambling practices by setting a Weekly Deposit Limit for themselves on PlayOLG.
How to Demonstrate Responsible Gambling
The free $10 bonus is available to both new and existing members of the Canadian online casino. New members can register an account at PlayOLG and opt to set their weekly deposit limit at the same time. For existing members, they will need to log in to their PlayOLG account and click on the ‘My Account’ tab at the top-right corner of the screen, then select ‘My Play Manager’ from the drop-down menu.
When setting a weekly deposit limit, there are several pre-set suggestions provided, or the user can select ‘other’ to enter their own desired amount. Once set, members of PlayOLG will not be able to make cumulative deposits within a calendar week in excess of the chosen limitation.
With that done, the player is able to claim the $10 casino bonus. To do so, they will need to visit the ‘Promotions’ page at PlayOLG and click on the SweeTEN the Pot promotional banner. Beneath the promotions summary is an input field for players to enter the promo code “sweeten”. Then simply click ‘Get Promotion’ (and pat yourself on the back for demonstrating responsible gambling!)
Once the promo code is submitted, members are advised to visit the account information page and click the ‘Update Balance’ link. They should see their bonus balance increase to $0.01 instantly, followed by a full $10.00 credit within 6-12 hours. According to the posted details of the promotion, credit of the casino bonus can take “up to 6 hours”, but the specific terms of the bonus (found by scrolling further down) state “up to 12 hours” from the time the code is submitted.
$10 Casino Bonus Terms & WR
As with all casino bonus offers, there are wagering requirements (WR) applied to the responsible gambling promotion. Players who claim the offer will have exactly 30 days from the time the bonus funds appear in their account to complete $200 WR. Once completed, the bonus funds, and all winnings derived from them, will be transferred into the player’s cash balance. If the WR is not fulfilled prior to the 30-day expiration, they will be removed from the player’s account.
Note that not all games are eligible for WR completion, nor do they all count 100% towards completion of WR. All slots count 100% towards WR. Fast Poker games generate 50% towards WR while Sic Bo and War contribute 10% to WR. All other games (blackjack, roulette, baccarat, etc.) will not count towards play-through completion. Responsible gambling enthusiasts can check the status of their WR by navigating to ‘My Account’ > ‘My History’ > ‘Promotions Redeemed’.
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