The Online Casino Bonus
When playing at online casinos, you are offered many bonuses. It is important to know all the details about a bonus before you decide to accept it. Different casinos have different rules, but the information below is everything you should know about bonuses without going into the specific rules of each casino.
The Welcome Bonus is something 168 that is offered at pretty much every online casino. It definitely comes in handy, allowing you to bet more for bigger wins, and extending the play time on your deposit. The welcome bonus is usually the largest bonus you will get from that casino, though sometimes they will offer several bonuses, or an ongoing bonus as a welcome gift.
An example would be offering an unlimited 200% deposit bonus for the first week. That means every deposit made during your first week at the casino will be awarded a 200% bonus. Deposit $100 and get $200, giving you $300 to play with. If you lose that, or cash out, you can deposit again and receive the same award.
Sometimes a bonus is ‘sticky’, meaning it cannot be cashed out along with your winnings, and there can also be a maximum amount you are allowed to cash out. This is usually the case with No Deposit Bonuses, while deposit bonuses are normally cashable and do not have maximum withdrawal restrictions.
An example of this would be offering a $60 free chip (or “no deposit bonus”) that comes with wagering requirements (explained below) and a maximum cash-out of $300. This is usually a ‘sticky’ bonus, so if you complete the wagering requirements and have over $360, request a withdrawal of $360 to get the maximum $300 cash-out (as the $60 bonus is removed during withdrawal).
Make sure you read the bonus Terms and Conditions before you decide to play with a bonus. This way you know exactly what the specific bonus conditions and wagering requirements are, as they differ from casino to casino.
Most casino bonuses advertised are for playing slot games, though many casinos also offer bonuses for card and table games, or allow play on all games with certain conditions. It is very important if you take a slot bonus, that you do not play any restricted games (like blackjack and roulette are usually restricted) or you may forfeit any winnings. That is why it’s important to read the Terms and Conditions of the bonus at that casino.