When gambling in a brick and mortar casino gamblers are plied with free drinks, meals and hotel rooms. The equivalent in the online casino industry are bonuses of all shapes and sizes. Bonuses are mostly in the form of ‘free’ cash or free spins. The first bonus on offer when depositing is the Welcome Bonus. Online Casino’s welcome their first-time visitors with open arms and encourage them to make their way around the site using these free bonuses.
While often there can be catches to the Welcome bonuses on offer, they can also bring with them great reward. Just this year a gambler Nickelj87 used their Welcome Bonus to play True Sheriff, by Betsoft and ended up winning 55BTC at Betcoin.ag.
What Makes a Great Welcome Bonus?
The most obvious aspect of a great Welcome Bonus is how high the percentage is that the casino will match your deposit. Most casino’s offer 100% as a minimum match on deposit while some do go higher. This often comes with a cap amount.
Along with the free money, casino’s give away Free Spins. This will allow the player to become familiar with the site but also with specific games for future play.200 Free Spins is a popular number of Free Spins on offer by a lot of casinos currently.
Another added bonus could be in the form of a Free Play Bonus. This is usually given by way of free credits to be used up in a certain period of time.
You need to check the restrictions on the Welcome Bonus. Those with the fewest restriction and that is available for use in your country would make for the best option.