Hello! This is a casino article that talks about online casino bonuses and what they are. If you have no clue like we did a few years back, then you should definitely pay close attention!
When we first tried online casinos somewhere in the year 2015 or so, we were very surprised by how most of the sites seemed to be referring to stuff like welcome offers and deposit bonuses. For us, these were words that carried no meaning. In fact, we kept looking for new casinos and everywhere we would turn our heads, we bumped into these same exact terms. Of course, we did know that bonuses were supposed to be good things, but we kind of only wanted to play instead of accidentally joining any clubs or spam lists. After all, we did not know if there would be some secret strings attached—nor did we really care to find out.
After a while of searching for the perfect online casino to try, we finally settled on one specific place. For the life of me, I cannot remember what this casino was, but our stay there would be short-lived anyway. We did get ourselves a casino bonus, but it was not enough to keep us going for long. Instead, we struggled with the new games that we tried, and, before we knew it, we had exhausted our balance already without even enjoying what we did all that much.
Fast-forward 3 years and we are now better equipped with all the online casino knowledge that we need. We know just about everything there is to know about bonuses, and we especially know not to play slots that are too complex and colourful!
Casino Bonuses in a Nutshell
More often than not, casino bonuses appear in a format of X% up to £Y. One perfect example would be 100% up to £100. What this means is that all of your pounds (up to £100) will be met with a 100% extra bonus. In layman’s terms, if you put in 20 quid, you get 20 bonus quid on top of that, totalling your balance all the way up to £40. We did spend some time running away from bonuses, but once we realised how they worked, we were pretty much hooked on using them. After all, if you love gaming, you will always much rather play with £40 than with just £20.
There are some downsides to playing with bonuses as well, however. We had to learn this the hard way, but there are typically some terms and conditions associated with your welcome bonus. Instead of reading them, we were so naïve that we thought that there were free meals in the world. Turns out there are not! Lesson learned!
Our advice for you is to always read every goldarn term and condition that you can find! Especially keep a lookout on things like wagering requirements, rollovers, maximum conversions, maximum bets, and even expiration dates for your bonus! Little did we know that some casinos would gift you with bonuses that you need to use in as little as 24 hours…
Do not make the same mistakes that we made! Read the fine print and click on every link that you can find to unearth even the most secret of terms and conditions. Some less-than-stellar casinos will do their best to shield you from learning the truth behind their bonuses. Then again, some casinos really have bonuses that you should peruse that could definitely work in your favour!
Keep your eyes open and you should be good!