Bonuses in online casino
Today there are a considerable number of online casinos. They develop bonus programs that allow players to get more chances to win to attract users’ attention and compete successfully with other gaming clubs. Today we will talk about the most common of them.
Almost all casinos allow their users to receive a welcome bonus when they make their first deposit. Each gaming club determines this amount individually, but it is often 100% of the deposit (but not more than a certain amount, for example, 100 USD or 200 USD) + a few free spins.
Slots are the most popular form of gambling in the world. The casino distributes free spins to encourage gamblers to play them even more. It allows them to try out new slots without the risk of losing real money.
Gamblers can get free spins as part of a welcome or weekly bonus, win a tournament, receive a reward, or participate in the VIP program.
While a welcome bonus is given to every player at the time of registration, experienced gamblers who have been playing at this casino for years can also receive some deposit bonuses.
The fact is that the most significant activity in the casino falls on weekends, so gaming clubs are looking for an opportunity to encourage users to make deposits on weekdays. So, many casinos offer a deposit bonus on Wednesday or Thursday because gambler activity is the lowest these days.
They offer free spins, cashback, or 50–100% of the deposit amount as a bonus. Every casino has its own rules.
Bonuses for VIP clients
Some casinos create their VIP programs. Only players who make big bets can enter here in some gaming clubs, and in some establishments, it is available to all regular users.
In the first case, the casino sees the number of bets you made during the first few days after registration and offers the player to join the VIP club to receive specific bonuses (cashback, free spins, promotional codes, and much more). In the second case, each registered player becomes a VIP club member but begins to receive bonuses only after making several tens or hundreds of bets. The more games the clients play, the more rewards they can get. Some casinos even offer their most avid players a premium car.
Bonus for referring a friend
Many new casinos that are only growing their client base offer customers to invite friends in exchange for small bonuses (often for both a regular player and a beginner). So, each experienced player is given a unique promotional code, a beginner enters this during registration, and they receive free spins or other privileges.
A sticky and phantom bonus
A sticky bonus is a bonus that can be wagered but cannot be withdrawn. If the terms and conditions of an online casino state that the prize is “wagering only,” gamblers can be sure that they have a sticky bonus in front of them. A sticky bonus can be worth as much as a traditional bonus if users are experienced players and have a solid bankroll to start with, and only they won’t be able to withdraw the bonus itself. The fact is that a sticky bonus needs to be wagered differently than a traditional one to use its full potential.
A non-sticky or traditional bonus (also known as a parachute bonus) is a cash bonus that can be withdrawn once gamblers meet the wagering requirements, as per the terms and conditions of that bonus.
One of the most popular types of sticky bonuses is the so-called “phantom” bonus, also known as sticky type I. Phantom sticky bonuses are immediately added to users’ deposits so they can bet and play with them. Once they withdraw money, the premium is deducted from their balance. So let’s say they got a 10 USD sticky bonus on a 10 USD deposit, then they would start with 20 USD in their account. If they finished the game with 25 USD in their balance and wanted to withdraw money, they would receive 15 USD after deducting the 10 USD bonus.
Casinos offer their regular customers reload bonuses. These promotions are rewarded when the member decides to deposit again into their account. Reload bonuses are less common, usually given on a specific day once a week, and have a lower value than welcome bonuses. However, these are still great deals and a source of free loans. Depending on the website, some award free spins and a deposit bonus.
Some casinos offer to get some of their money back if specific requirements are met. They can get cashback as part of the welcome or weekly bonus and by participating in the VIP program. The players themself decide at what point to apply this bonus.
As you can see, there are many different bonuses in an online casino. Each club can independently choose other options and modify them depending on their capabilities and the needs of the players. So, if a casino specializes in slot machines, then it is natural that the club will provide more free spins.
In this article, we have not touched upon another type of bonus, and this is a bonus when choosing a payment method. We will talk about this in the following article.