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Online Casino Bonuses

All casinos offer some type of signup bonus when you join a casino. Depending on the type of online casino bonuses the casinos offer will determine the type of game play you should play. In turn accepting a signup bonus or any ongoing casino bonuses are all governed by the casino's T&C's. Hence you should have a clear understanding of each casino bonus for each different casino that you wager at; it may affect your game play.

Free No Deposit Bonus

Not all casinos offer this, however the venues that do will have a T&C's governing the use of this bonus. Some even allow to cash out your winnings if you reach a certain play thru (wager x amount). Always check to see what the Terms are before wagering.

Signup Bonus

This pertains to your first deposit at the casino. In essence, the online casinos will offer you a percentage based on your deposit. EG - A casino may offer a 100% signup bonus up to £100. This means that if first deposit is £100 you'll receive a 100% match on this deposit.

Cashable Bonuses

This basically means that if you follow the play thru requirements associated to this bonus you will be able to cash out the bonus and any winnings.

Sticky Bonus (non cashable)

Although this casino bonus can be used for wagering (included with you deposit) it can not be cashed out. What this means is, if you have followed the play thru requirements and you decide to cash out your winnings the sticky bonus is removed (deducted) from your winnings. Because of this type of bonus it is very important that you find out what type of bonus you are receiving before you deposit any funds.

Bonus Pros

If you are a slots play bonuses are a way to even up the house edge. Although slots can be profitable, they can go through cold cycles. As such, having a bonus to buffer you through these cycles can mean the difference between being cleaned out or still having credits in your account.

Bonus Con's

Every bonus has some type of game play requirement, most of these exclude games that present the house with a very low edge or a casino game that the player can place two bets where one guarantees that the player will win. To prevent this type of wagering the casino will exclude certain games from being played while putting a casino bonus into play.

Bonus Play Thru Requirements

Naturally this depends on the online casino at which you are playing. However to provide a generic type casino bonus guide, I'll explain the main principles.

Lets say you accept a 100% signup bonus. The casino may say you have to wager (put into play) both your deposit & bonus 20 times. EG a deposit of £100 + £100 bonus = £200 x 20 times of play thru. In layman's terms you have to put £4000 into play (win or loose), before you can request a cash out. This may sound like a lot but with the casino (especially here at Wager2win UK) this is not as hard to do as you may think.

From experience the most likely casinos that this will happen at are those powered by Microgaming™ (these make up the majority of casinos here at Wager2win UK).

Casino Bonus Overview

Accepting a bonus really depends on the type of game play you enjoy. If your main objective is to play any game within the casino games suite (without restriction) then don't except bonuses. However, if you don't mind being excluded from certain types of casino games whilst fulfilling wager requirements and have a clear understanding of what type of bonus you've received, then accepting a bonus may not be a bad idea. It really is all about your personal choices.

If Gambling Becomes a Problem

In the UK there is gamcare who provides a anonyomous service for people with problem gambling issues. Some casinos also offer in house gambling problem support too. You can also find help at gamblers anonymous who hold meetings all over the world. Simple contact them and they will provide assistance in contacting help in your Country.

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