It’s your boy Derrick coming at you with a bit of advice. Although it’s not uncommon to play online casino games just for the kicks, a lot of players play to win money. Even though online casinos will always issue legitimate withdrawals, nothing stops them from making the whole withdrawal process as difficult as possible. Yeah, withdrawals can take days, sometimes weeks, and a lot of unsuspecting things may happen in between.
Well, my dawg, let me teach you about manual flushing and why picking a casino with this feature can mean the world of difference in terms of receiving/not receiving your withdrawal. Cue the music!
How Online Casino Withdrawals (Usually) Work
If my previous sentence confused you, my guess would be you never withdrew anything from an online casino yet. Don’t worry, dawg. There’s a first time for anything and your lucky day will come soon. But for now, here’s how withdrawals ACTUALLY work.
So let’s say you manage to win C$500. Now, you may be thinking: “Cool, I’ll withdraw those funds and buy myself something nice!” You open your casino account, mosey over to the “withdraw” option, select your payment method and amount and click submit. Simple, right? Well, not really.
After you make your withdrawal request, you might be surprised to find out that those C$500 are still in your casino account and very much usable. Transactions taking too long? Payment method problems? Background checks? Sure, sure, all of those can happen. BUT what may fly under your radar is the fact that the casino may deliberately STALL FOR TIME.
Why would the casino stall for time, to begin with? Well, two reasons pop to mind:
- The casino really doesn’t want to issue a withdrawal.
- (the more likely outcome) YOU might change your mind about the withdrawal.
Anytime during the withdrawal process, it is within your right to cancel the withdrawal and continue using your winnings for more casino gaming – something which online casinos want you to do. In other words, when you ask for a withdrawal, your funds will still be in a casino for a certain period of time so you may decide to cancel that withdrawal. This brings us to manual flushing!
What is Manual Flushing?
Whenever you have trouble reversing cashouts for the purpose of resuming gambling with available funds, then manual flushing is your best friend. Let’s take the same example we used earlier: You just won C$500 and you want to withdraw it. If you do this in a casino that has manual flushing (and it’s turned on), you won’t be able to change your mind about your withdrawal. The money will immediately disappear from the casino account and will arrive at your desired payment method. That’s not a bad thing, folks.
With manual flushing, you’re technically calling dibs on your winnings. Until your funds arrive at your payment method, they will be in the ether, somewhere between the casino and your wallet. The casino can still stall and do background checks and whatnot, but that money is going straight to your account one way or the other!
Wait, why isn’t Manual Flushing a default way to process withdrawals?
It’s pretty obvious why manual flushing isn’t on by default. Casinos DON’T WANT to make withdrawing funds easy for you. If they could get away with it (and they do with sticky bonuses) they would just take your whole deposit and not even give you a chance to withdraw funds at all (kind of like social casinos).
Casinos really want to make you wait for that eventual withdrawal and drive you to the edge so you can say: “Screw the withdrawal, let’s play some more.” They will be more than happy to cancel your request and let you play even more. I mean, it’s not like you’re going to spend that money on anything useful, right?
Do all online casinos have manual flushing?
No, they don’t. In fact, many online casinos don’t even know what manual flushing is! Trust me, I had to explain this to several live chat support persons and they were left confused (as if to say: Why would anyone even allow this?).
Not to brag, but the easiest way to find a casino with manual flushing is by checking online casino review websites like ours. As you can probably tell, casinos really don’t want people to simply withdraw their funds just like that. Even when they do have manual flushing as an option, players may have to jump through a few hoops before they can activate the option.
How to use manual flushing at online casinos that have it?
So, you found an online casino that has manual flushing and you create an account. Now, you may go around looking for it but there’s a good chance you won’t even see it unless you find it in the terms and conditions. In most cases, you need to contact customer service and have them activate manual flushing for all your withdrawals. You may even have to do this for each individual withdrawal, depending on the casino policy. Once that’s done, you should see that your withdrawal has left your account and patiently wait for it.
What to do if a casino doesn’t have manual flushing?
Oh, you mean like most online casinos don’t? If a casino doesn’t offer manual flushing, you’re just going to have to wait like the rest. In the meantime, you’ll have to resist the urge to cancel your withdrawal and continue playing with your winnings.
What’s so good about manual flushing anyway?
What’s great about manual flushing is having the ability to actually say: “STOP! NO MORE, dawg!” and actually cash out your winnings. See, as time goes on and as we have a shorter and shorter attention span and our patience is at an all-time low. Casinos know this and that’s exactly why manual flushing isn’t on by default.
Even if you think that you have an iron will and that you can resist the urge to double your winnings, you’ll still have that voice in your head. The voice that will tell you: “We could wait for the withdrawal, but, you know, that money is still in our casino account. All I’m saying is that we can keep playing. Up to you, dawg!” I hate that voice.
Fortunately, with manual flushing, we can go ahead and say: “Jokes on you, Voice! The money is gone from my account, bro!”.
Manual Flushing Summary
While it isn’t available in all online casinos, manual flushing is a great way to secure your withdrawal. If you constantly find yourself at a crossroads of: “shall I keep playing” and “should I stop and withdraw my winnings”, then manual flushing will be an amazing tool for you, dawg. No matter how much fun we have while playing casino games, it’s very important to know when to draw the line and stop playing and that’s exactly what manual flushing does. As always, We Got You, Bro!