Bonuses given away by the casinos are very common practice. Let's explain shortly the offers.
1. Welcome bonus.
This bonus welcomes you by the casino when you first visit and subscribe. For that reason, it is also named the 'New Player' bonus, or 'Sign Up' bonus. This bonus can be very high (i.e. $1,000). Do not fall for high bonuses because the higher the welcome offer, the higher the Wagering Requirements!
2. No Deposit bonus.
With this bonus you can try out the casino games free of charge. In other words: you don't have to to make a deposit. You can win cash while playing with the 'No Deposit'-bonus.
3. Free Trial No Deposit bonus.
In this case, you get FREE cash without making a deposit to try out the games but ... your winnings can NOT be cashed. So, it is NOT possible to withdraw your cash. You have to play in the 'Real cash' modus after your free trail session.
4. Match bonus.
With this bonus, the casino 'matches' the amount of cash you deposit with them. This match gets you a certain maximum amount. Example: a 100% match bonus up to $100, means that you will have $200 to play with when you deposit $100. The 'up to' is important! You'll never get more than $100 bonus!
5. Percentage bonus.
With this bonus, it's all about the % mentioned. The casino offers to pay a percentage of the cash you deposit with them. Example: you deposit €100 and the bonus = 50%, then the casino adds €50. Your total amount to play with = €150. Sometimes, this % bonus has also a 'up to' (maximum) amount.
1. Loyalty bonus.
Each casino has a loyalty club and a VIP Club program. Loyal players must be rewarded (so they come back!). Usually you become automatically a member of the VIP Club when signing in. The result is that you earn points (Comps) with every bet you make. VIP Clubs work with 'levels'. Once you reach the highest level, you will be offered special 'Loyalty bonuses'.
2. Reload bonus.
The purpose of 'Reload bonuses' is to keep gamers returning to casino, so that they make further deposits. The procedure is mostly the same as the 'welcome' or 'match' bonus. Some casinos offer a weekly or monthly 'Reload Bonus'.
3. High Roller bonus.
This bonus also rewards players who spend plenty of cash! Usually this bonus is expressed in a % for large deposits over £500, £1000, or even more. Not for starting players!
4. Cash Back bonus.
This bonus gives the players some of their gambling cash back to them. The cash is awarded back to players who have lost cash during their gambling sessions. Example: the Cash Back bonus = 50% and you've lost €1,000. Result = €500 back! Casinos are not crazy! If you have a positive balance, you won’t get the cash back!