AstralBet makes a big impression on new players with a very generous first timer deposit bonus of a 100% cash match up to C$2,000. All players will qualify so long as they deposit C$20 or more.
Players will also get to benefit from a further two rewards on their second and third deposits:
Second deposit – make the minimum deposit and you’ll get 99 free spins on the four most popular slots going at that time.
Third deposit – grab a 150% bonus up to C$1,000 plus 30 free spins on top across the four most popular games.
It all sounds pretty great right? I thought so too. But I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t scout about the net for player feedback and I what I did find pulled me up short a little. The complaints were very specific to the bonuses offered, and multiple sources confirmed the same issues.
Excessively onerous, unfair and confusing bonus terms was what it came down to. And unfortunately, the parameters for the restrictions are laid out in their terms and conditions. I had a look-see and found that AstralBet reserves the right to make sole decisions about what constitutes promotional abuse, even after the player has won with all wagering requirements fulfilled. This feels very arbitrary.
The casino also restricts how the player uses their bonus funds, thus allowing the casino to control player bet sizes and preventing them from making logical or intuitive decisions about the best way to clear a bonus.
At Playcasinos.ca, we would be remiss if we didn’t lay out the negatives on the table, as well as the positives. So before you get too excited about those generous welcome bonuses, find out if you’re realistically able to clear them first.