The best online casinos offer their players a wide range of promotions and bonuses, which are designed to encourage new users to start playing at the casino and keep existing players for longer. Depending on the casino, the bonus offer will vary, and from time to time casinos will change their offers, adapting to the needs of the players and the demand they want to obtain in a given period. The most popular bonuses offered by casinos are:
The free spins bonus is awarded to players both as part of the welcome promotion (the online casino start bonus) and during weekly or daily promotions (e.g. on the player's birthday, Valentine's Day, or Halloween). Free spins are usually dedicated to one or more slots, all slots or those belonging to a specific developer. Free spins usually have a specific wagering requirement which can be up to 50x the wager. Some free spins have a specific deadline when they can be used.
The deposit bonus is an incentive for the player to make one or more subsequent deposits. Each deposit eligible for the promotion is then multiplied by the online casino by 50%, 100%, 200% or 500%. Casinos usually enter the maximum deposit amount that is included in the bonus, however, some casinos will multiply whatever amount deposited for the benefit of the player.
The welcome bonus is given to all new casino users who register for the first time and/or make their first deposit. The most attractive bonus is the no deposit bonus which does not require a deposit to the casino account. It can take the form of free spins on specific slots or the award of a small amount to be used in any casino game. Other types of welcome bonuses are the aforementioned deposit bonuses.
Other types of bonuses offered by casinos
Reload bonuses, also known as deposit bonuses or loyalty bonuses, provide players with a deposit bonus for certain periods of time (e.g. monthly). The amount of the bonus depends on the player's activity during the month and is usually lower than the amount awarded with a no deposit bonus. These bonuses are either advertised on the casino website or are mentioned in special offers sent to players' email addresses.
The bonus for choosing a specific payment method is to encourage players to use the services of a specific financial institution. Credit card payments usually involve additional fees for the owner of the site, so as a thank you for using a different and cheaper method, some casinos may offer players an additional bonus of up to 5% -15% of the deposit amount. These kinds of bonuses, however, are not very common and the use of an e-wallet such as Neteller and Skrill is usually excluded when claiming a bonus.
The High Roller Player Bonus is aimed at those players who play huge for big money. These players are usually treated in VIP categories and receive higher bonuses for higher deposits. In addition, they receive material prizes, such as tickets to sports events, gadgets, and cash prizes. Whether a given player has a chance for a bonus depends only on the activity in a given online casino.
Loyalty bonuses are bonuses for players who have been in the casino for a long time and have reached different levels in the ladder of the loyalty program. The higher the status a player has, the more bonuses he can get.
The refer-a-friend bonus is extremely easy to earn. All you have to do is encourage your friend to register at the casino. Usually, he must register via an affiliate link or provide the details of the person who recommended the casino to him. If the referral completes the casino registration and makes the first deposit, the player will receive a friend referral bonus, which is usually a fixed amount.
Time bonuses are paid out during organized promotional campaigns on public holidays or on certain days of the week / specific months etc. However, casinos set the conditions for players to be able to receive and withdraw bonuses.