Real Money Gambling Guide

Casino Bonus Types

An online casino bonus is usually a cash incentive awarded to players for making a deposit into their account. However there are also plenty of other online casino bonuses currently out there. When you register an account with any online casino today, there will be a generous welcome bonus waiting for you, some more generous than others. The main casino welcome bonus is a 100% matching deposit bonus, which allows you to double up on your first ever deposit up to a certain amount of cash.

For example, a 100% matching deposit bonus that is worth up to $/€/£500 means that you can deposit a maximum of $/€/£500 and whatever you deposit, the casino will match this by 100%, so if you deposit say $/€/£100, you will receive a total of $/€/£200 to play with. Some online casinos offer a 50% match up to X amount, but some offer as much as 200%, but the actual amount that of cash that you can claim will vary a great deal from one secure portal to the next.

The other type of bonus is called a No Deposit bonus, which is a bonus where you will receive free cash without having to actually make a deposit into your account. You may only receive a $/€/£1.00 bonus, but you could receive up to as much as $/€/£10.00 or more. Again, this will vary a great deal depending on where you are playing. Not all online casinos offer No Deposit bonuses, so consider yourself one of the lucky ones if you do manage to receive this wonderful casino bonus.

The other types of bonuses are the monthly reload bonuses. If you make your first deposit of the month on a certain day, perhaps the 1st, 2nd or 3rd of the month (or the first Sunday of the month for example), you will receive a matching deposit bonus worth X amount of cash. There is also the Refer a Friend bonus, which rewards you for recommending the casino to your friends. You will receive a cash bonus when your friend signs up and then makes his or her first deposit.

The last notable online casino bonus has to be the Alternative Payment Method bonus. Sometimes, a gambling operator may have a special set up with a company like Visa, PayPal or some other e-payment company and if you deposit into the casino using that particular method, you will receive some kind of cash bonus. As well as the ones mentioned in this article, there are numerous other types of casino bonuses, but these are the most common.