Welcome bonuses are bonuses that online casinos give to new customers only. They are incentives to get new customers to sign up and play on their website. They are generally received once a new customer registers and deposits into their account. The welcome bonuses come in all shapes and sizes. This day and age almost all online casinos offer welcome bonuses, some players will specifically sign up to an online casino based purely on their welcome offer. It can be an important part of choosing the right online casino for you.
Most commonly online casinos are offering welcome bonuses that matches the amount of your first deposit. Example you deposit €500 and the online casino will match it. Either 100% of the deposit amount or a percentage of that amount. Some online casinos will even offer this type of welcome bonus over a number of deposit – usually three and with decreasing match percentages. Keep in mind though that these sorts of welcome bonuses are subject to wagering requirements – like always read through the terms and conditions before you jump on the bonus.
The other popular welcome bonus is the free spin welcome bonus, this can in conjunction with the above type of welcome bonus or a stand-along welcome bonus. Usually the free spins are limited to either just the one slot machine or over a series of slot machines and can range in 5 – 100 free spins. There are some online casinos that offer more than 100 free spins but generally speaking the max is about 100. These are mostly given over a period of time. So you would receive X amount of spins per day for X amount of days as opposed to all the spins at the same time.
So how to claim the welcome bonus? That depends on the online casino you’ve signed up to but basically you’ll need to find out if the online casino uses bonus codes – kind of similar to online shopping codes or alternatively some online casinos will just apply the bonus automatically once you meet the bonus requirements – which for welcome bonuses is generally a minimum deposit and it must be on your first deposit.
The above is the most important thing to keep in mind. If the welcome bonus has a minimum deposit requirement of €20 and you only deposit €10 you will miss out on the welcome bonus all together. It will not activate for you if you deposit the minimum requirement on your second deposit. Generally speaking Welcome bonuses are activated when your first deposit meets the bonus requirements – which is why it’s so important to read the terms and conditions.
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