You may have seen that most online casino advertisements usually offer some kind of bonus or FREE money to get you started playing there. As with most things in the world, nothing is completely free, so before you start claiming this free money and then get angry that you’ve been scammed, I suggest you keep reading and see how this all works.
First of all, you might ask; why do online casinos even offer this “free” money?
It’s part of their marketing and differentiation strategy. In short, online casinos are generally “skins” of a particular software provider, so actually behind the different owners, graphics, licenses etc under the hood there isn’t much difference between say all Playtech powered casinos, or all Microgaming powered ones.
So if they’re mostly the same under the hood, there needs to be some sort of distinction that will convince you to play at “X” and not “Y” online casinos. Apart from graphics, licenses, endorsements and reputation, another way to promote potential players is by giving them something, in this case, a bonus.
Having put that aside, the next question you might be asking yourself is: OK, so Casino X offers $5,000 free, maybe I’ll sign up, take my $5,000, play it and go to Casino Y.
The answer here is also quite simple. To claim a bonus at an online casino, you usually need to make a deposit, unless it’s specifically stated that you don’t, but we’ll get to that later.
Before we get into the beef of the different types of bonuses offered at online casinos, here are some additional terms and points that you should be aware of, so that you can clarify them with a support representative before claiming a bonus, so that you know where you stand and what you claim.
1. Betting Requirements: Most bonuses have betting or play requirements, meaning you have to play a certain amount before you can withdraw your winnings from your account. The average wagering requirement is usually between 15 to 40 times, but watch what you have to bet on. In some cases it is only X times bonus and in other cases you have to bet the bonus + your deposit amount X times. By the way, the latter is more common.
Another interesting piece of news that you should pay attention to with regards to the wagering requirements is, that in most online casinos, if you request a withdrawal before you have completed the wagering requirements, all your winnings to date will be forfeited. Not really fair, but this is the reality.
2. Game yang dimainkan: Pastikan Anda membaca T&C dalam kasus ini. Karena permainan slot umumnya merupakan permainan yang paling menguntungkan untuk kasino online, banyak bonus cenderung hanya berlaku untuk permainan slot. Biasanya kartu awal dan keno akan mematuhi aturan ini.
Dalam kasus lain, Anda akan diizinkan untuk memainkan bonus Anda di semua game; namun tidak semua game akan dihitung 100% terhadap persyaratan playthrough. Misalnya bermain di slot akan menghitung 100% tetapi roulette hanya akan menghitung 30%, artinya Anda benar-benar perlu bertaruh lebih dari tiga kali lipat untuk menghapus persyaratan taruhan dan menarik kemenangan Anda.
3. Persyaratan setoran minimum: Dalam kebanyakan kasus, untuk mengklaim bonus, Anda akan diminta untuk melakukan setoran minimum, yang sekali lagi dapat bervariasi. Ini umumnya jumlah kecil yang mungkin akan Anda setorkan. Biasanya tidak lebih dari $50.
Sekarang kita semua berada di halaman yang sama dan berbicara dalam bahasa yang sama, inilah saatnya kita membahas jenis bonus utama yang tersedia di sebagian besar kasino online.
1. Match Bonus is the most common type of bonus. For every $ you deposit you will be credited X% of what you deposited by the casino. So, if, for example, casino Z offers a 100% match bonus, deposit $100 and the casino will give you an additional $100 in bonus money. This means that you actually start playing at the casino with $200. Match bonuses are almost always limited to a certain maximum bonus amount you can claim. The match bonus can be a standalone bonus as part of the promotion (more common in the US f