Fortunately new players also receive a 100% match on their first deposit up to a maximum value of £50, but this also has a 50x wagering requirement attached which is a little on the steep side. Unusually there are larger match bonuses available on second and third deposits of 200% and 300% respectively however these are extremely limited with maximum bonus amounts of just £20 and £30.
The delay in receiving the bonus was mentioned in the terms and conditions but I must have missed it somehow perhaps because I was shocked at the terms that did catch my eye, primarily the game restrictions - most casinos give a short list of games which cannot be played with bonus money but Sportingbet do things the other way around and supply a rather long list of permitted games instead. It didn't take long for me to realize the casino was effectively allowing NetEnt games only with their bonuses - why not just state this rather than listing every NetEnt slot on the site individually?! Nevertheless I was initially pleased because Dead or Alive was on this permitted list but it wasn't until after I had made my deposit that I realised the game did not appear on their site anyway! Again, I expressed my disappointment to support but was simply told the game was not available.
This bonus experience had turned into a nightmare and I was glad I had chosen to make only the minimum £10 deposit when claiming it. I did return but only for the 200% and 300% match bonuses promised for my 2nd and 3rd deposits, both of which I had to wait over 24 hours to receive in my account although both of them did also eventually give me a small withdrawal - a small saving grace perhaps, but not one that affects my view of this bonus as a whole.