This bonus is typically given when you deposit money into the casinos. Usually the amount of the bonus is tied to the amount of the deposit in some way.
Occasionally both the deposit and bonus are ‘locked’ until the wagering requirements are met, whilst other times you can withdraw your deposit at any time and forfeit the remaining bonus.
The original, and probably the most common, casino bonuses offered by many online casinos. It is very simple to claim – make a deposit and your initial amount will be matched by the casino, or in some cases, more. The value of the bonus will change from casino to casino, so a 100% bonus is obviously a doubling of your deposit, a 200% bonus will see your initial deposit tripled and so on.
Multi-Stage Bonus Match
This type of casino bonus is for all intents and purposes a match bonus, however, instead of one bonus, you get a bonus on your first series of deposits made (e.g. bonuses on your first three deposits). Often these bonuses can only be claimed until you make a withdrawal, so make sure you read through any and all bonus rules!
Cash Back Bonus
A cash back bonus is a form of compensation given should you have had a losing session and is where the casino will return to your casino account a percentage of the losses. In some cases this is free money, whilst in others it comes as a bonus with play through requirements attached to it. But still, it’s nice to get something back when you lose.
These are often looked upon as loyalty bonuses, and is where the casino at which you are playing will offer you a bonus when you make an additional deposit. They can be offered daily, weekly or monthly and are basically a deposit bonus offered for making a deposit on a certain day or within a certain period of time. The frequency, size and amount of reload bonus you are offered may depend on your previous activity in the casino. eg: Those that play more, might get bigger, or more frequent, bonuses.
Deposit Method Bonuses
Some online casinos will flip you a bonus simply for making a deposit using a certain method – normally for deposits made by eWallets or a prepaid voucher deposit such as Ukash or PaySafeCard. Once you make the deposit using whatever method the casino has requested, the bonus is usually added instantly to your casino account. These bonus are typically a low percentage of the amount you deposit – in a range of 5 to 15% of your deposit amount.
Beware of Sticky or Phantom Bonuses
As far as sticky or phantom bonuses go, this is when a casino gives you a bonus and when you meet the terms and requirements of the bonus and request a withdrawal, then the bonus amount is taken away from the withdrawal. So if you had been given a €100.00 bonus and requested a cash out/withdrawal of €200.00, then you will receive €100.00 in total.