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Find out everything you need to know about the various casino bonuses that are available to players.
The most popular and wellknown form of a bonus is the deposit bonus, which is also called sign up or welcome bonus*. The size of the bonus differs between the different casinos, but it usually revolves between 50%-200% of the initial deposit.
There is usually some kind of limit to the bonus, so you can’t just deposit €100,000 and hope to triple it up. Deposit bonuses generally have specific wagering requirements.
*note: a welcome bonus often is a single deposit bonus, but also can be a series of bonuses on successive deposits.
No Deposit Bonus
A no deposit bonus is a free bonus you receive for registering at a casino. So it is in fact free money, given to you to explore the casino games, without risking to lose any money of your own. Not all casinos offer such bonuses though, since it attracts so called bonus hunters, whose sole interest is in getting the bonus, play end leave for the next casino. For this reason casinos generally have specific wagering requirements and pay out limitations for this type of bonuses.
A cashback bonus differs from the deposit bonus, as it is based on your total loss during a specific period of time or on a specific game. It is calculated by a percentage of usually between 10 and 25%.
To promote specific banking methods, players may be encouraged by awarding the use of these methods with special cash bonuses. The bonuses usually vary from 10 to 20%.
Once you play at a casino for some time, your loyalty may be awarded with a special loyalty bonus. Such a bonus can be a free cash bonus, a deposit bonus or free spins at specific games.
Refer A Friend Bonus
When you are a registered player and you convince a friend of yours to sign up and play, you can receive a cash bonus for referring him or her. During sign up, your friend has to refer to your player account.
High Roller or VIP Bonus
Players who spend more than average, generally are offered higher deposit bonuses. Some casinos have a special VIP program, offering special bonuses and even exclusive games (generally high stake live table games).
The wagering requirement is a total amount you have the bet in order to be able to withdraw the bonus. The requirements are to secure the casino from the risk its taking when offering bonuses to its players. The actual number varies from casino to casino and from game to game. A typical number could be between 10x and 20x the amount of the bonus. So if you deposit €500 and receive €500 as a cash bonus, your total betting must be above €5,000 to cash out the bonus.
Usually slot games will contribute in 100% to the wagering requirements and games like blackjack only 10 or 20%. Sometimes specific games are blocked from qualifying as a method to clear bonuses though.