A “sticky” bonus is a bonus that you can use to place bets, but can never be withdrawn.
After completing a wagering requirement, you are able to withdraw the bonus. For example, a casino might offer a 100% match bonus of £100 with a 20 x bonus wagering requirement. After depositing £100, you are awarded the £100 bonus, increasing your balance to £200. You are not able to withdraw the bonus until having placed a total of £2000 worth of wagers in the casino.
Cash Before Bonus
It is becoming more common for Casinos to use your own cash deposit before using any bonus funds. Any winnings generated from your cash deposit are usually available to withdraw at any time. Once you enter into the bonus funds then you are tied into the wagering requirements. Check terms & conditions for each offer.
Cashback bonuses refund a percentage of net losses within a specified time period. The bonus only pays, if you have a net loss during this period. Cashback bonuses may be also given as a percentage of net win, rather than loss. Cashback bonuses usually do not have a wagering requirement. Playing cashback bonuses usually requires a high risk tolerance and is not for everyone. However, bonuses may have a high EV, as well as unlimited reloads.
The bonus is credited once you have completed the wagering requirements and will either be added as cash or a bonus usually with a x1 roll over requirement.
Some casinos offer you free spins instead of a Bonus amount. The winnings generated from the free spins may have wagering requirements attached. Check terms & conditions for each offer.