With so many poker rooms and online casinos out there claiming to have the ‘biggest and best’ bonuses, it’s little wonder that your head is left spinning trying to find the one that really is the best!
And what’s the difference between them all? With so many promotions and freebies out there for grabs, you’d be crazy to sign up for a new account that doesn’t offer a bonus of some type – that’s effectively throwing away free money.
We’re here to explain a few of the more common promotions you’ll probably come across to avoid all the confusion.
Many online casinos offer a ‘cash deposit bonus’ to players opening new accounts and match their initial deposit (sometimes by as much as $1000). Make the most of this benefit to boost your bankroll to play a lot more games and cards. Sometimes there’s a small catch to get your free bonus – you might need to wager a certain amount before all of your bonus is applied but just play smaller games and more of them.
And then there’s the ‘reload bonus’ to keep you reloading your account and gambling. They often work in the same way as the ‘cash deposit bonus’ and match the money you put in your account.
A ‘no deposit bonus’, on the other hand, is a type of bonus that doesn’t require you to deposit any money at all. The online casino just adds money to your account as an incentive to keep you gambling with them. The usual amount is about $10.
If you play with a particular casino for long enough and reach a certain status, you may get a ‘loyalty bonus’. The higher your VIP status or seniority, the larger the percentage of your bonus is likely to be.
You might have 5 to 15 per cent automatically added to your account as a ‘preferred deposit bonus’ if you use the casino’s favored form of electronic payment to deposit money.