How to Claim the Bonus
Before we get into the bonuses themselves, it is important to know how to claim them. When you download the software to play, be aware of what the software asks of you. You will be able to figure out whether the game really is free to play, or if it is powered by a deposit based bonus.
The Most Common Bonuses
Since we mentioned them already, let's discuss what a deposit bonus is. This type of bonus rewards you when you put in, or deposit, a specific amount of money into your account. Some websites may even reward you if you choose a certain service provider as well, so it will benefit you if you read all of the different bonuses that are offered.
Also mentioned above were the free play games. This type of bonus offer is just as the name suggests, it makes certain games free to play. Unlike the deposit bonuses that reward you after you put money into your account, a free play bonus lets the player try out a few games before they put money in. If you win some money when you are playing a free play game, you will be required to make a deposit before you can claim your cash. Most sites require that you create an account within a week if you want to claim all the money you won.
Different Types of Accounts
Just like there are different bonuses, you can set up different accounts as well. The two most popular types of accounts are the bonus accounts and cash accounts, both of which will be explained below.
- A cash account is the easiest to explain because it is simply the money that you have deposited into your account. This money is instantly accessible to you and you are able to withdraw it whenever you feel the need; there are no strings attached to this account.
- A bonus account, on the other hand, can be a little trickier. Money that has been won using a bonus can only be redeemed after you have met the wagering requirements. These requirements will be different depending on that casino as well as the game that is being played, but they will require a player to play a set number of games or bet a certain amount before they can claim their winnings.
While this may seem like a very difficult thing to accept, this method keeps the casinos in business. Since there are players that will leave as soon as they win money, the casino loses both members and money when these people play. In order to keep the site running and the winnings big, the bonus account and wagering requirements are implemented.