Anyone who has played at or visited an online casino will invariably notice that bonuses are usually being offered.
Many players will not even play any casino games at an online casino unless they offer some form of bonus.
When looking at casino bonuses be aware that there are rules that will apply and these rules are not the same for each type of bonus.
It is important that before you play you have a fully understanding of the bonus and the rules that governs it.
You do not want to join up with an online casino and deposit money to play and receive your bonus, only to be told that the amount of
funds you deposited did not meet the minimum requirement for that bonus to be issued. Also you may find that cashing out what you have won is not as easy as you might think.
Most online casinos will usually offer one or a combination of
three kinds of bonuses.
Free Cash bonus
These kinds of bonuses are easy to understand. You simply join the casino and you are allowed to place free bets not exceeding the value of the bonus given.
The catch here however is that you will not be allowed to cash in your winnings until you have made a deposit to your account at the casino not less than a
set amount stipulated by the casino.
Some casinos will allow you to cash out their
casino gratis bonuses; but the maximum amount that
you are allowed to make is usually $50 or less. The
general purpose of these free bonuses is usually to
allow you to test the casino's software and games while
making real bets. The free bonus is not the best way to
try to make money at a casino.
Sometimes what you are asked to deposit is many times more than what the value of the bonus is. The odds are that you
may possibly win actual cash using the free bonus money. Be careful however as these normally come with some very restrictive wagering requirements which makes
it difficult for you to cash in.
First deposit bonus
This type of bonus is usually offered in one of two forms, either straight cash or as a percentage. The wager you need to make before you are able to have access
to or use the bonus is determined by the casino. Be sure that you know what wager amount you need to make before you sign up.
These are often called welcome bonuses, because these
bonuses are often the best are are used to entice a
gambler to play at their online casino over the hundreds
Do be careful to read the terms and conditions before
you agree to any bonus that you think looks good. Some
of the bonuses are only meant for online slots. So if
that isn't what you want to play, don't take that bonus.
This is offered on an on-going basis and is available each time a player re-deposits money at the casino. This is really a way for an online casino to induce players
to keep on coming back and playing.
Think of this as every other bonus that a casino will
give you after you have already deposited for the first
time. Most casinos have some kind of reload bonus. This
isn't always as good as the welcome bonus, but they are
specifically designed for the players that have already
been established at a casino and the casino will do a
lot to make sure you keep playing there.
Some casino will tie this kind of bonus in with the level of loyalty points a player has. Other online casino will require that you
place bet in multiples of the initial deposit before you qualify to cash out.
Preferred Payment system
This bonus is given when player use a preferred payment system to deposit funds into their casino accounts.
This is usually done via one of the following methods:
Credit and Debit Cards, NETeller, eWalletXpress,
Click2Pay, as well as many others.