On 24th September 2015 we saw a big change in the bonus structure and wagering requirements at all sites on the Dragonfish network and various sub-networks that have brands powered by the 888 software. The standard wagering requirements for a Dragonfish deposit bonus is now 4x the amount of deposit + bonus if you are playing bingo but 80x deposit + bonus if you are playing slots/games.
There are many exceptions like the Mandalay brands, their wagering requirements for bingo are just 2x the deposit + bonus but all sites from 8 Ball Games, their wagering is higher at 6x deposit + bonus [read more about 8 Ball Games wagering here].
However, whilst the 4x wagering is not new from Dragonfish, the fact that if you wager bonus money but have no met wagering requirements means winnings are credited back as bonus is.
Once wagering has been met, all bonuses become real cash. Although transparent with a new bonus tab in the My Account section, we wanted a clearer understanding of the ‘scenarios’ that we were seeing in our account.
As such we took the time to email and ask for an explanation of the possible scenarios (some of which as shown in the screenshot from the My Account section).
Definitions of Dragonfish Wagering Requirements
The following definitions are given verbatim from the email that we received:
Created: This is a new bonus granted to the member. The member has yet to play on the bonus
Unfulfilled: Member has started to play with bonus money but has yet to meet the WRs*
Fulfilled: WRs* are met and bonus money moved to real balance
Lost: Member lost all of his bonus prior to meeting the WRs*
Forfeited: Member requested to cashout his real balance and therefore forfeited his bonus.
*WRs is wagering requirements.
Main Benefits that 888 believe there are for the players:
- More bonuses
- Higher bonuses
- Bonuses for lower deposit amounts
In our opinion, whilst there may be these benefits to the end user, all of the bonuses should be optional.
More Loyalty Points For Players
We were also today that as of yesterday, loyalty points paid out for chat games have doubled for 1,000 to 2,000 points.
By: Nickie Shute