I felt pretty sad to have made it through to this last stage of my Great Britain welcome bonus, as I’d had days of fun from the first two parts of the welcome bonus and even banked a decent profit from the second stage 100% match. This third 50% match up to £500 is where the majority of Great Britains headline “£850 Welcome Package” figure comes from, but of course you need to deposit a truly eye watering sum of money - £1,000 – if you want to take full advantage of that figure. Any suggestion of depositing that kind of money is just insanity for me, I can’t afford to lose it, so I just dropped a zero and stuck with a more palatable £100 deposit instead!
It feels a little annoying depositing £100 this time compared to £50 for the first deposit bonus, yet still ending up with the same £6,000 wagering requirement both times. This is a result of the 40x deposit plus bonus requirement, which isn’t hugely unfair but yes… definitely annoying.
And it was because the bonus amount was so much lower this time around I managed to run into the one definite negative about this bonus package… there is actually a really low maximum conversion of 4x your bonus amount attached to all three of these bonuses, which really reduces the generosity of the whole thing dramatically in my opinion. I thought I was doing really well, clearing that enormous £6,000 of wagering in one huge, long, unbelievably lucky session, only to see my balance drop down to £300 instantly at the moment I actually completed it. Now, as it happens I wasn’t actually that much above this figure anyway, so I wasn’t hugely upset, but I can imagine there are some players who will lose an absolute fortune as a result of this rule. It’s things like this that make me not want to bother playing with bonuses at all, and whilst many players will probably just say “read the terms!”, it isn’t even about that for me – I don’t think these types of rules are fair whatsoever and will definitely think twice in future despite having a great time playing here in every other aspect.