Chucking £30 in only gives you a £45 starting balance, with £1,800 of wagering, which is actually 60x your deposit in reality. That’s pretty high, and definitely a negative expectation game, but I figured I’d try it for a laugh anyway.
I’d struggled to get hold of anybody on the live chat the previous night when I was playing with my first and second deposit bonuses, but the following day when I made this smaller deposit I had no trouble speaking with somebody straight away. They confirmed that I COULD play Blackjack if I wanted to, but only using my cash balance, and it would have no effect on my wagering for bonus purposes. I like to have this option, as when my balance starts to fall short from playing the slots I will often jump over to the card tables and see if I can get myself built back up before having another crack at the reels.
I followed this technique for much of the afternoon, sticking to minimum bets on most games to try and make my tiny balance stretch out as long as possible. I span Dead or Alive 2 for a couple of hours, failing to repeat my monster super wildline of a couple of months ago where I won over 7,000x my bet… sigh, one day! The session eventually came crashing to a halt though when NetEnt’s awful Blackjack game decided to screw me with five dealer blackjacks/21s one after the other. I really hate that Blackjack!
A fun session for sure, and I got many hours playtime out of a relatively small deposit. I don’t think the small bonus really contributed too much, but I do feel the extra challenge of trying to beat a wagering requirement adds a little something to my evening's play. Not sure I would recommend this one, but as its added automatically when making your third deposit, you’ll need to specifically request it be removed from your account if you don’t want to receive it.