Instant Bonus

Instant Bonuses are special funds that you can use to place bets on real money games. The bonus funds can be converted to real money by real money play in eligible games. Depending on the terms of the bonus, this can be based on earning StarsCoin in casino games, or placing the required number of bets.

How an Instant Bonus works

An Instant Bonus is awarded for use on specified eligible games, and can be converted into real money through play in those games. When you receive or accept an Instant Bonus, you will have a pre-determined amount of time to use it and meet the requirements before it expires.

The wagering requirements to convert an Instant Bonus to real money will be displayed when the bonus is offered, and will be available to view in the ‘Instant Bonus Management’ page in the desktop Cashier. Mobile users can manage their bonuses by accessing ‘Settings & Tools’ via the ‘More’ menu, then selecting ‘My Bonuses’. You’ll also find additional details there, such as eligible games, expiry dates and the options to ‘surrender’ (give up) your bonus or ‘pause’ it. Pausing your current bonus will remove it from the available balance in the eligible games, and further wagering will not count towards redemption. You can choose to ‘resume’ a paused bonus at any time up to expiry.

Only one Instant Bonus may be in use at any one time in an eligible game. If you have multiple Instant Bonuses available for use in a particular game, each bonus will be added to the available balance as soon as the previous bonus has met its wagering requirement, has been surrendered, paused or been used up. You can manage the order in which multiple bonuses become available for use via the ‘Instant Bonus Management’ page, as described above.

If an Instant Bonus is available for use in a game, the available game balance will display the combined total of your real money balance, plus the highest priority Instant Bonus available. When placing a wager, funds will be taken from the currently-available Instant Bonus balance first, and from your real money balance second.

After each betting round concludes, the balance of any Instant Bonus in use will increase or decrease based on the outcome of your wager. If the Instant Bonus balance falls below the bet you wish to place, the remainder of the balance will be combined with any real money funds available to make the bet.

Once you have met the wagering requirements for the bonus, any remaining balance will be converted to real money and added to your real money balance.

See here for more about earning StarsCoin in Casino games.

Purchasing an Instant Bonus with real money

Certain promotions may offer you the opportunity to purchase an Instant Bonus for real money. This type of promotion will convert the real money funds you use to purchase the bonus into a higher value Instant Bonus, increasing the bankroll you have available to play with in eligible real money games. As with regular Instant Bonuses, you will need to meet wagering requirements in order to convert the Instant Bonus back into real money funds. One difference is that, where Instant Bonuses have been purchased with real money, if you should choose to give up your bonus before meeting the requirements (by choosing the ‘surrender’ option), some funds - the ‘surrender value’ - may be refunded as real money to your account. The surrender value is calculated as the original purchase amount of your bonus minus any losses from the original issued Instant Bonus amount. The maximum surrender value of the bonus is the original purchase amount.

Example 1:
You purchase a 50% Match Instant Bonus for $10. You receive a $15 Instant Bonus. You choose to surrender the bonus when the current value of the Instant Bonus is still $15. The bonus will be cancelled and you will receive $10 back in real money funds:
Purchase Amount (deducted from real money balance): $10
Instant Bonus Issued: $15
Current Instant bonus Balance: $15
Surrender Value: $10  ($10 purchase amount - $0 losses = $10 surrender value)

Example 2:
You purchase a 50% Match Instant Bonus for $10. You receive a $15 Instant Bonus. You choose to surrender the bonus when the current value of the Instant Bonus has fallen by $3 to $12. The bonus will be cancelled and you will receive $7 back in real money funds:
Purchase Amount (deducted from real money balance): $10
Instant Bonus Issued: $15
Current Instant bonus Balance: $12
Surrender Value: $7 ($10 purchase amount - $3 losses = $7 surrender value)

Example 3:
You purchase a 50% Match Instant Bonus for $10. You receive a $15 Instant Bonus. You choose to surrender the bonus where the current value of the Instant Bonus has increased by $12 to $27. The bonus will be cancelled and you will receive $10 back in real money funds:
Purchase Amount (deducted from real money balance): $10
Instant Bonus Issued: $15
Current Instant bonus Balance: $27
Surrender Value: $10 ($10 purchase amount - $0 losses = $10 surrender value)

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