Ok so it begins…the once generous Dunder Casino who previously offered new UK players 20 no deposit spins on ‘Book of Dead’ and 100 Extra Spins on deposit PLUS a 100% Bonus…have significantly reduced their bonus offer.
New players at Dunder can now expect a pretty standard 100% to £100 match bonus on the first deposit…but here’s the catch…it carries a hefty 80 times wagering requirement. Thankfully the wagering is bonus only, not bonus plus deposit but that’s still higher than we are used to seeing.
In case you can’t do the maths on numbers that big, if you take the whole £100 bonus you will have to play through £8000 in wagering to cash out any winnings. Woah.
The end of no deposit bonuses?
We have been expecting this for some time, as the UK Gambling Commission tightens regulation we expect to see a lot of the free spins and no deposit bonuses starting to dry up. They are a big cost for the casinos, and it’s up-front spend without any player track record to go on. With bonus abuse and the ongoing requirement to verify and perform KYC at various stages through the player journey…casinos are find themselves increasingly squeezed.
For players this is generally a good thing, the no deposit bonus ‘arms race’ did produce some rather pointless promotions that didn’t offfer anything of real value, but on the other hand it is always nice to get a few free spins when you sign up! For now, we will have to watch and wait, and until then we can still claim UK Casino Awards Exclusive bonuses like Trada Casino’s 50 No Deposit Spins and the excellent Grosvenor Casino’s 20 Free Spins No Deposit Bonus.