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During the next section of our ThriveFantasy review, we opted to take the ThriveFantasy bonus for a spin, in the hopes of providing you a full real-user experience to highlight the pros and cons of a 100% first deposit match bonus.
Reality Test – Testing out the bonus
To take advantage of the ThriveFantasy promo we needed to ensure that we had not signed up for an account previously, that we were over the age of 21, and did not reside in any of the following states, Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, or Washington.
With all of those boxes ticked off, it was time to head to the site and begin the sign-up process. When initially landing on-site, we were met by a spinning wheel that offered us a few chances of unlocking a bonus. Now, we were already fully aware that there was a 100% first deposit match available, so, imagine our surprise when the wheel landed on a 100% first deposit match bonus! Gimmicks aside, we found the whole sign-up process extremely straightforward and we had our verified account up and running in no time at all. From here, it was just a case of heading to the account screen and choosing whether we made our deposit by e-Check, PayPal, or credit card.
A deposit of $50 was made into our account, which was soon followed by $50 of betting credits. Now, all we needed to do was find ourselves some contests and hope for the best!
We like simplicity in a bonus – it helps appeal to bettors who are new to the scene while also catering to seasoned pros who are just looking for a boost for their everyday play. So far so good for ThriveFantasy. But, what about the bonus withdrawal?
Bonus withdrawal – Available after 4x playthrough is met
As we noted earlier in our ThriveFantasy promo review, the 100% deposit match bonus credits that you receive will not be eligible for withdrawal instantly. Instead, bettors will need to wager the bonus and deposited amount 4x before they can be considered available for withdrawal.
For example, we decided to deposit $50. Soon, we found $50 of betting credits in our account. However, we were ineligible to withdraw the $50 of betting credits, until we had played through $400 of contests. Unfortunately, we never made it that far! But, based on some external real-user user reviews, we can see that ThriveFantasy stays true to its word.
Pitfalls & What to Avoid when Claiming Bonus – Don’t let your ThriveFantasy bonus expire
Thankfully, when looking to redeem the ThriveFantasy bonus there were very few complex terms and conditions that needed to be met. Much like we found in our Borgata bonus review, there were no ThriveFantasy promo codes that needed to be found, the minimum deposit was accessible to bettors from all sorts of backgrounds, the playthrough requirements were relatively appealing, the list of payment methods available to unlock the bonus and markets available to make use of the bonus were plentiful, too.
The only pitfalls that really stood out to us were the risk of your bonus expiring and the risk that you could soon use up your bonus credits if you choose the wrong type of contest. The 45 day expiration day is a huge amount of time to make use of your ThriveFantasy bonus credits and surpass the 4x wagering requirements; however, it is also just long enough for you to forget that you’re using bonus funds and is a fairly lengthy period for you to wait to make your first withdrawal.
When we discuss the contests, players can join for as little as $1. Although, the appeal of larger prize pools, may be enough to see some bettors risk $50 or $100 of their bonus credit in quick succession. The latter approach is something that we would advise against and could see those bonus credits quickly turn to $0.
Verdict on the ThriveFantasy bonus – A straightforward DFS offer
Overall, the daily fantasy sports welcome bonus from ThriveFantasy is a solid, simple, and easily redeemable bonus that does exactly as it says on the tin.
It is not the most lucrative bonus across the online market; however, it is enough to appeal to most bettors. For those of you who are completely new to the world of daily fantasy sports, a $100 bonus limit is a great amount for you to dip your toe into the DFS pool. Let us not forget that the ThriveFantasy DFS platform offers a unique take on DFS betting, too, meaning any bettor who joins the site will have a little something to learn along the way.
4x wagering requirements are exceptionally generous, requiring bettors to stake 4x their initial deposit and bonus amount combined. The range of markets and contests is ever-growing, providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy. All in all, a worthwhile bonus with plenty of potential.