You probably won’t be surprised to see that many online casinos are keen to get you in the virtual door and want you to start playing on their games. In order to encourage you many sites are offering bonuses, from amounts matching your first deposit, to redeposit bonuses and huge incentives for high rollers.
The types of bonus you can expect to see are sign-up bonuses, where the casino offers a small incentive just to sign-up, and you don’t even have to deposit any of your own money; then you get first deposit and renewal deposit bonuses that are usually a percentage match based on the amount you deposit. Other common incentives are VIP points, loyalty rewards and referral bonuses. However, you need to be aware that any bonus will probably come with restrictions and may mean that you can’t withdraw any winnings until you have wagered a minimum amount.
When you’re joining an online casino and considering whether to accept the bonus you are offered it is always worth taking a look at the terms and conditions before you decide. You can be committed to wagering as much as twelve times the original deposit plus bonus amount before you can withdraw any winnings, in which case you are probably better off just playing with your own money and being able to withdraw funds as and when suits you.
Of course, if you know you’re likely to enjoy playing on the casino site and you think it’s likely you will wager the minimum amount required anyway then you may as well take the bonus, as long as you are prepared to wait to be able to withdraw any funds. The other thing you need to be mindful of though is that in some casinos there are only certain games that count towards the wagering limit, so you could find that you think you’ve wagered the right amount but it wasn’t on the games that count!…