As opposed to welcome bonuses, which are awarded strictly upon a player’s first visit to an online casino, other casino bonuses may be awarded multiple times or seasonally. Though we may categorize nearly every online casino bonus other than the welcome bonus, these typically have at least one feature in common: They are usually based on the size of deposit and the maximum bonus reward is almost always limited.
High-roller bonuses award the bigger-budgeted of players with a higher percentage match on casino bonuses. High-rollers may also be targeted in welcome bonus offers, and the veteran high-rolling player will be able to cash in on several bonuses at once when checking out a new spot.
Cash back or “reload” bonuses are offered by some casinos, especially to regulars; these return a certain amount of the player’s losses as a “reload” in his/her account at the end of some designated time period, typically month’s end.
Referral bonuses are given by some online casinos – though the number appears to be decreasing steadily through the years – to players who recommend the site to friends. If the referral makes a deposit with the casino, the player will be credited an amount usually between $20 and $100.
Special bonuses are everything not covered in the above, including seasonal bonuses (the Christmas/New Year’s season is, as you’d expect, particularly fruitful for these); special-occasion promotions (some casinos offer “free chips” on birthdays or to denote a half-year with the casino, etc.) or prizes earned through loyalty points, a.k.a. member rewards.
Anything else I should know about casino bonuses?
Yes. We realize it’s a pain in the butt, but read that small print in the “terms & conditions” text you are shown upon registration. You absolutely must know the details of the play through requirements before accepting a bonus. Bonus playing money is fantastic, but actually turning it into bankable winnings is far better.