In an effort to compete with the multitude of online casinos, and in order to entice new players to their sites, online casinos offer a plethora of bonuses. These can be almost overwhelming in their intensity so it is important to know a little bit about what each of them are and how they can benefit you, the player.
The most commonly seen bonus is the welcome bonus. This is the most prominently displayed option and usually comes with a sign-up to a casino. However, there are wide differences between casinos as to what this bonus offers, so it is worth having a look around before settling.
No Deposit Bonus
This simply requires a player to sign up to a casino. No deposit is necessary, and the casino will automatically pay out a small cash bonus to start the account. As with most bonuses, a wagering requirement will usually apply. Sometimes this bonus will come in the form of free spins, which allows the player a chance to experience a specific game. Bear in mind that the free spins are usually only for one specific game and cannot be played on any game a player chooses.
Match Deposit Bonus
This is the most common of all bonuses. Simply this involves the player signing up and creating an account. The next step by the player is to deposit some money with which to play. Depending on the bonus offer, the casino will match this deposit, allowing the player more money to use. This can range from a lowly 50% match up to a massive 400%. The usual is set at 100%. It should be noted that each casino will also come with a maximum deposit, so whilst a 400% match can sound great, the maximum deposit might only be 20.00, whereas a casino offering a 100% match might allow deposits of 100.00. This type of bonus will come with strict wagering requirements so read the fine print.
With so many options it is important to do some research before choosing a casino.