MICROGAMING BONUS PACKAGES
Microgaming-based casinos tend to offer welcome packages consisting of 2 – 5 bonuses. Most common scenario is that the first bonus is 100% up to $100 or $200, middle bonuses are smaller with smaller match-up percentages and finally, the last bonus is the big one.
There are some exceptions to the “100% – something – big one” -rule. Most noticeable exception is Jackpot City, which simply has two bonuses: 100% up to $200 and 100% up to $300.
No matter how the casino has divided its welcome package, the deadlines are always the same at all Microgaming casinos: you have 7 days to benefit from whatever sign-up package they offer.
Before you can withdraw any of the bonus money, you need to fulfill its playthrough requirements.
Most Microgaming casinos run a bonus system similar to poker bonuses, where your account is in divided into two parts: real money (cash) and bonus money. The account balance you see when logged in to the downloadable Microgaming software is a combined total of these two accounts.
As you play, bonus funds are automatically cleared and released into your real money account. The funds are most often released in $10 increments.
Depending on the exact casino, clearing your bonus requires a playthrough of 30x – 50x. This means that for you to clear each $10 installment into real money, you need to wager $300 – $500. All bets are counted so you’ll find that a few minutes of $1 slots spins will clear a surprising chunk of your bonus money.
Slots are always the go-to game for bonuses, as some other games don’t contribute the full sum wagered towards clearing the bonus. Typical contribution percentages at Microgaming casinos are:
- 100% slots, American Roulette, Keno, scratch tickets
- 50% table poker games (except Gold series), Casino War, Sic Bo
- 10% Video Poker, Gold series table pokers, Craps, Baccarat, Blackjacks (except Classic), Roulette tables
- 2% Classic Blackjack, All Aces Video Poker
Some Microgaming sites, most notably Mummy’s Gold, offer free spins. Note that money won from the spins can’t be withdrawn instantly, instead the amount won is considered bonus money which you need to clear as per above rules. The only site with some Microgaming sites to offer real free spins is Guts, for more details see our spin promotions page.
THE BEST MICROGAMING PROMOTION 2017
Picking just one out of the many Microgaming casino promotions isn’t an easy task, but we have to go with Spin Palace.
- Big welcome bonus (total of $1,000)
- Established casino (founded 2001)
- Excellent reputation among Canadian players
- Excellent VIP-club, which gives you even more than money when you get the welcome bonus