A common bonus offered by online casinos and online poker rooms to entice new customers is the no deposit bonus.
Whilst bonuses were originally offered as a nice promotional perk, players have now come to expect them. Generally speaking with these no deposit bonuses you will need to wager the bonus a certain number of times (usually between 30 to 50 times) before you can withdraw your winnings. Bonus sizes vary obviously but the typical amount is somewhere between $25 to $50 or $60 even. If you manage to win some money, the casino will let you keep your money even though you didn’t deposit a penny with them in the first place. I bet you are wondering that there must be a catch, right? If you were, you’d be correct. Winning something from a no deposit bonus isn’t all that easy as you’ll come up against time limits which can be as short as an hour. Alternatively, the T & Cs may stipulate that you must place a minimum number of bets before you can withdraw. It is not as easy as it sounds to make a 100 bets for example within an hour. So make sure you read through the fine print before you decide to accept a no deposit bonus. In some cases it may just not be worth the effort. On the upside, no deposit bonuses do give you the chance to play the games and see if you enjoy the playing experience with that particular casino before you decide to invest and play with real money. A no deposit might also go by the name of ‘free play bonus’ or ‘free spin bonus’ but they are exactly the same thing.