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Discussing Online Casino Bonuses

With so many different online casinos battling for attention it stands to reason that there are plenty of different bonuses designed to draw customers in. The most common types are usually cashback and credit bonuses but there are a wide range of different ones to choose from. Bonuses, match bonuses, reload bonuses and more have become the bread and butter of online gaming and each of these bonuses gives a casino more chance to attract customers as well as keeping those already on board loyal.

Here is a closer look at the different casino bonuses on the market.

Sign Up Bonuses

The majority of online casinos, if not all, offer an exciting sign up bonus to new customers. These are usually a percentage bonus which is paid on the first deposit, sometimes in real cash, sometimes in bonus cash which is unique to that particular casino and can only be used on their games.

Sign up bonuses fall into a few camps and they will be looked at in more depth below.

The main clause attached to all types of bonus is the fact that there are often heavy wagering requirements attached, or restrictions and limits on withdrawal of winnings.

No Deposit Bonus

Some casinos still offer no deposit bonuses and these are amongst the most popular kind. No deposit bonuses do exactly what they say, you sign up for an account with a casino and can play without needing to pay in any money at all. But you will probably need to deposit before you can make a withdrawal and should review the bonus T&Cs for any further restrictions.

Match Deposit Bonus

A match deposit bonus or cash match is a bonus where the amount you pay in is matched by the casino. This cash match could be in real cash or in bonus cash to use at that individual casino. If a casino offers a 100% match bonus for example it will mean that if you deposit an amount of cash it will be matched to the same level by the casino. Wagering restrictions may or may not apply before you can make withdrawals.

Percentage Deposit Bonus

A percentage bonus is a little different to a match bonus as percentages can sit at a range of different levels. A percentage bonus could be 25% of a deposit or it could be 400%. Once again the percentage bonus is often subject to strict wagering requirements which must be played through before you can make withdrawals.

Free Spins Bonus

Rather than rewarding customers in cash some casinos reward them in games. The most common games bonus is free spins where the customer gets a number of free spins to use on the casino when they make a deposit or sometimes before they do. Free spins bonuses are often capped at a number of spins or they can be capped at a period of time. Some casinos allow an hour of free spins before a deposit needs to be made for example and any winnings gained in this period will need to be played through before withdrawals can take place.

Other Bonuses

There are many other bonuses that returning and loyal customers can enjoy. Promotional bonuses change regularly and give customers lots of choice in their gaming experience.

Reload Bonuses

Reload bonuses are designed to keep regular customers coming back for more. They often equate to a percentage back on subsequent deposits when visiting the same casino. They are usually cash match or percentage deposit bonuses but are often lower amounts than the generous first deposit bonus offers. Wagering requirements will almost always apply so make sure you read the small print.

Loyalty Bonuses

These types of bonuses are once again designed to keep customers on side and loyal to a single casino. Loyalty bonuses can include a range of things such as a VIP scheme where reload deposit bonuses increase the more you play and free spins. Most casinos have VIP clubs and programs which give players the chance to boost their bonuses with each deposit. Many casinos offer ‘private’ unpublished VIP incentives such as cashbacks but you will only hear of those once you qualify to be a member. Usually no wagering restrictions apply to loyalty bonuses but always read the small print where applicable!

Payment Method Bonuses

Sometimes casinos team up with particular payment services to offer additional cashback or bonus cash to players who opt for a particular service. It’s a win-win situation as it attracts more customers to new payment methods such as NETELLER, Skrill and UKash and the customer themselves gets some extra cash of their own.

These are just some of the main types of casino bonus available through many of the leading online casinos. There are other options too such as special offers for high rollers and bonuses for trying out new games or cashbacks and promotions. Promotions and bonuses change regularly so keeping an eye on your favourite sites really pays.