There is a lot of competition in the world of online casinos, since there are no lavish hotels, restaurants or theater acts to help bring you in to an online casino, online casinos need to come up with different ways to attract people to their online pokies. The first marketing tool you’ll usually come across is free bonuses. These are bonuses that you get just for signing up. They usually aren’t very big bonuses, and the terms of the bonus usually mean that you won’t be able to withdraw any of the money you win without first making a deposit. They are still real money for free though, and this is a pretty appealing offer.
Not every casino will offer bonuses like this though. Since you won’t be able to withdraw with a deposit and the casino isn’t making any money from players who don’t deposit, many operators look at these bonuses as being a big waste of everybody’s time and will simply offer bigger deposit bonuses instead. Deposit bonuses are pretty much the standard for online casinos, there aren’t many (if any) online casinos that don’t offer some kind of deposit bonuses.
No matter what kind of bonus you receive from an online casino, be sure to check the terms and conditions. Every casino will have it’s own little rules, and it’s important to avoid ending up in a situation where you can’t collect your winnings because you played a game that wasn’t allowed under the terms of the bonus.