One of the main things player´s compare when they are comparing slots casinos, is the bonus offer. Although this is an important consideration, it shouldn´t be the only criteria that you use when making a choice. With that in mond, we have pulled together a summary of the different types of slots bonus offer you will see in the market.
Bonus offers range from a top up on your deposit, to free play money to free spins. In some cases, there is no risk involved in accepting a bonus. In other cases, you need to front up some cash in order to be entitled to the bonus.
1. Match Bonus. Usually £/$/€ 100-300
This bonus is a top-up of your deposit, otherwise known as match, as in “for every pound/dollar/euro that you deposit, we will match you with 2”, and so on. They are generally quoted as a percentage match (so a 100% match would double your deposit).
Often you will find casinos offering much larger match bonuses, such as £/$/€500- 1200 and so on. These larger match bonuses are normally spread over a number of deposits, say between 3 and 5.
2. No Deposit Bonus, No Purchase Needed. Usually: £5-30
This is the simplest to explain- you are just given money to play in the casino (as a test). The amounts are usually lower, and there are conditions. You will need to play a minimum number of bets before you withdraw any money- the so called wagering requirement. This is to stop people simply claiming the bonus and then immediately withdrawing it.
3. Free Spins
Very similar to the no deposit bonus, but normally restricted to one slot game. Again, you have to meet the wagering requirements before withdrawing any money.
4. Freeroll Tourneys
This is a free entry into a slots tournament (no buy in fee). You play against other players, trying to maximise your virtual bank roll so that you appear on the winners list on the leaderboard. The winners normally get a free entry into a money tournament or win a cash prize. Again, this is a good no-risk option.
5. The Free Spins Casino Bonus or 1 Hour Free Bonus: from £500- £3000
We used to see a lot of this kind of bonus several years back, but it´s much rarer now. Maybe it´ll come back into fashion. The idea is that you get a certain amount of play money (we have seen offer up to £/$/€3000 and above. There is no need to deposit, and you are allowed to transfer any winnings over and above the original amount into a real account. At this point, you would need to make a deposit.