The Most Common Types of New Player Bonuses



When you register at an online casino as a client, you will be able to take advantage of several promotions and rewards provided by the website. One of the very first of them you will encounter is the welcome offer made to first-time clients also referred to as a new player bonus.

Match Offers



The majority of welcome offers you will come across will belong to this category. Considered to be especially generous, they are also generally larger than other promotional offers routinely offered by online casinos.

In most instances, these offers provided by virtual wagering establishments consist of an amount which is a percentage of the first deposit you pay to your account. And as a result, they are often referred to as match offers.

For example, an online casino in Canada like PlayNow may provide a welcome promotion of 100% for first-time deposits of up to $200. Hence an initial deposit payment of $150 on your part will mean that you will receive an extra $150 issued to your account.

Some casinos even go a step further and issue similar payments for second, third or fourth deposits as well.

No Deposit Offers



Promotional offers in this category do not require any deposits to be made and are simply issued to your account following the registration process. An online casino may offer a no deposit reward of $15 to first-time clients, for example.

Free Spins



Occasionally, a virtual wagering establishment will also provide free slot spins to their new clients. It is worth noting that these free spins may take the form of a no deposit offer, i.e. an online casino may provide 30 free spins on a particular slot, rather than free cash.

At deposit offer casinos, however, they are rarely, if ever offered alone and will often be provided as part of the new player cash bonus issued by the casino. And in some instances, such a casino may provide 25 free spins on a particular slot.

Wagering Requirements



New client offers like other promotional offers made available by online casinos have certain terms and conditions attached to them. One of the most important of them happens to be the wagering requirements they come with. Also known as playthrough requirements, they are the number of times you will need to play through an offer in order to be able to withdraw any winnings associated with it.

It is worth noting that they vary depending on the establishment you are playing at. One online casino may have a wagering requirement of x25 for its welcome offers while another may set the value at x35.

Lower wagering requirements are generally preferable to those with higher values. It is also worth noting that it is possible to find generous offers with lower wagering requirements as a result of searching carefully.

Sticky and Non-sticky Offers



Being offered large sums for free can be exhilarating. However, it is worth noting that at certain casinos, these sums can only be used for wagering on games and cannot be withdrawn with any winnings. Offers in this category are generally referred to as sticky promotions.

It is worth noting that certain online casinos do permit clients to withdraw the bonuses they were issued along with their winnings and such offers are known as non-sticky rewards. The best means of being able to tell which your offer happens to be is by carefully reading the terms and conditions attached to the bonus, which is a step that is always highly recommended.