Bonus description

This Fair Go Welcome Bonus consists of a 100% first deposit match up to $200 that can be redeemed no fewer than FIVE times, to make it up to the maximum $1000 available.

For those casino players outside of Australasia and unfamiliar with some gaming terminology (hi), it’s just time for a quick lingo lesson, so you don’t get all confused.

Slots are known as ‘Pokies’ to Antipodean casino players and this bonus is only applicable across Fair Go’s range of pokies rather than Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat or other table games.

Still, there’s worse ways to have some fun right? Although it’s only the bonus amount that must meet wagering requirements, it’s set at 60 times, which is a bit of a leveller.

Maximum bets are set at $10.

How to claim

It’s fair to say that nothing at all will happen unless you’re signed up for a Fair Go account. Do that first before you deposit.

Then you are just a few clicks away from redeeming your first of a potential five instalments of this Fair Go Welcome Bonus.

In order to make sure that your deposit is being matched with the bonus, you should choose the ‘Coupons’ option under the ‘Menu’ (for the Desktop users: ‘Cashier’, ‘Coupons’ tab) and enter the coupon code of the bonus you would like to use.

In this case that code is “WELCOME”. (No surprises there).  Upon entering the code you'll be invited to make a deposit.

There are always a whole heap of underpinning terms and conditions involved with casino bonuses and this Fair Go Welcome Offer does not come off lightly in that regard.

You could make yourself comfortable with a coffee (or three) and read the whole lot, whereas we’ve tried to extract the ones most gamers will immediately try and seek. It’s always advisable to read everything before signing up for bonuses, though.

We’ve already covered off wagering (30x the bonus + deposit amount), min deposits ($20) and max bets ($10) and that this offer is only applicable to pokies (slots).

Here are a few more key terms we’ve taken off the website for your information:

Only players who have registered a Real account are eligible to receive Promotions. The Bonuses will be given only once per household and/or per account, as per our terms of use. If a second account is opened it will be closed and all play bonuses and winnings may be cancelled.

Unless otherwise stated, each promotional offer is available only once per person, family, household address, email address, credit card number, and environments where computers are shared (university, fraternity, school, public library, workplace, etc).

Players must claim and receive their bonus before they start playing with their initial deposit. Requests for the bonus once players have started wagering their initial deposit will be refused.

Bonuses will be credited to the Player's Real Account as Bonus Balance, until the terms of the promotion have been met. Thereafter the applicable Bonus Balance will be transferred to Withdrawable Balance.

The maximum redemption amount that players can obtain due to winnings made from existing and previous free money promotions is $180 AUD. Any funds left from free winnings will be immediately removed from the player's account after processing the withdrawal.

The person who tries to go above this limit will have the funds removed from his/her account.

Conclusion

This Fair Go Welcome Bonus is pretty impressive on the surface but scratching a little deeper there are some cracks.

Giving the same bonus out five times could be seen as very generous, but it’s a little bit of a gimmick also which leaves you wondering; why not just make one really good offer!

The wagering requirements provide one of the most obvious sticking points, given your effectively having to wager your bonus amount through 60 times before being eligible to withdraw any winnings.

And the real low side of withdrawals is that the maximum cashout on each of the x5 welcome bonuses you can redeem, is $180. That’s only a total potential of $900 maximum in bonus winnings over a whole lot of wagering!

The range of slots or ‘pokies' does not seem to extend to most of the major software providers either.