Online Casino Bonuses 101

If you’re new to the online casino world it’s a good idea to become familiar with the various types of bonuses available to you. Online Casino Bonuses can truly enhance your gambling experience when you select one that best suits you. Online casinos offer an array of bonuses so let’s begin with the options available to players.

No Deposit Bonus

A No Deposit Bonus is exactly that. It’s either bonus funds or cash that the casino offers players to try out the games without a deposit requirement. Take advantage of these because they allow you to play absolutely risk free. Always be conscious of claiming these types of bonuses back to back without depositing in between. This practice may deem you a bonus abuser causing the casino to restrict you from claiming future bonus offers.

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Welcome/Sign Up Bonus

As a newly registered online casino player you will often find that there are Welcome Bonuses or Sign Up Bonuses available to you. The terms are used interchangeably and mean the same thing. A Welcome Bonus may include a deposit match bonus where the online casino will match your deposit up to a certain amount. Players will also find Welcome Bonus packages that offer a match on a series of deposits such as 100% on your first deposit, 75% on your second deposit, 50% on your third deposit and so on. Welcome Bonuses may include other bonus types such as No Deposit Bonuses, Free Play, Free Spins and High Roller Bonuses.

Free Play Bonus

Free Play Bonuses are most often seen with online casinos powered by Microgaming. In this instance, the player is given a certain amount in bonus funds and a time limit to win as much as they can on selected games. The winnings are yours to keep but are typically capped at a certain amount.

Free Spins Bonus

Free Spins Bonuses include a specified number of free spins on a specific Slot Game. For example, you may receive an offer for 10 Free Spins on Starburst. Some online casinos offer the Free Spins at the maximum bet but most times they are locked at the minimum bet available. The Free Spins are activated by loading the specified Slot. Winnings derived from these bonuses go into your cash account.

Reload Bonus

A Reload Bonus is a goodie that’s offered to depositing players as a “thank you”. Online casinos will match your deposit up to a certain amount. Some online casinos offer Reloads on a regular basis while others hand them out on occasion. A Reload Bonus is also offered as part of the online casino’s player rewards or loyalty program. The size of the bonus is often based on your level of status.

Cashback Bonus

Online casinos will offer cashback on bets placed on specific days, time frames or on certain games. For example, 10% of all wagers made on Tuesday will be credited back to your casino account the following week.

High Roller Bonus

These High Roller offers may apply to any of the previously mentioned bonuses but on a much larger scale. Larger deposits are subject to a larger match percentage.

We cannot stress enough the importance of reading the terms and conditions associated with any bonus that you intend to claim. Read now and there’ll be no crying later. The bonus rules should outline everything from wagering requirements to deposit requirements and cashout maximums. Nothing should be left to the imagination.

Perhaps you are interested in claiming a bonus but you’re not sure which online casino to choose and what types of bonuses they offer. Our online casino reviews not only give you the low down on each casino but also include player ratings and comments. Each casino review gives the details of the types of bonuses available at the online casino and is a great place to begin your hunt for bonuses. We also have pages listing Cashback, High Roller and No Deposit Bonuses. Also note our warnings and avoid online casinos on our Blacklist.


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