What are the best casino bonuses?

What makes one casino bonus the best one? What can be considered a bonus offer that is actually good for the player and not necessarily good for the casino? How to understand which is a good bonus and which you should avoid at all costs? Let's dig in!
Updated: Nov 20 2020
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Best casino bonuses - from best to worst

Casinos offer their players a number of different casino bonuses. You might have heard about many of them, but what are they and which are actually good? We'll start with the best types of casino bonuses and finish with the worst ones. And by worst we really do mean the really pointless ones.

No deposit no wager casino bonuses

The best possible casino bonus you can ever come across is no deposit and no wager bonus - two in one. This means that the casino gives you free money or more often free spins just for creating an account. And you don't need to even make your first deposit to get it. What's even better is the fact that there are no wagering requirements, so you are free to do whatever you want with the winnings - keep playing or make a withdrawal.

No deposit bonuses

Second best bonus type is just no deposit bonus. You get bonus money or more often free spins just for creating an account. But if the term no-wager is not used, it means that before you are allowed to withdraw your winnings you need to wager the money x times. How big the wagering requirement is, it depends on the casino.

No wager casino bonuses

Casinos sometimes also offer you no wager bonuses. For you to get them you normally need to make a new deposit.

Low wager casino bonuses

Some casinos might not offer you no wager bonuses, but their wagering requirements might be low enough to make sense - think of 3-10x wagering requirement.

Free loyalty bonuses

After you have already joined a casino and have played there for a bit, some casinos might give you free bonuses just to keep you active. These bonuses might have a wagering requirement attached them or it might not. The main thing - normally you don't have to do anything extra to get them. The casino just notifies you that your bonus has been added to your account. Use it!

High wager deposit casino bonuses

And then there's the worst kind of bonus, and for obvious reasons, the most common one. Bonuses that the casinos are offering you together with your deposit. And in this case there are also high wagering requirements attached to the bonus offer.

Things to consider with casino bonuses

Normally casinos list a lot of different details and requirements that come with the bonus offer.
Sometimes there's a winning limit - meaning there's only X amount of money your free spins can give you. Should you win more, you still won't be able to withdraw more than the set limit.

Sometimes you can wager the bonus money only on certain slots. Normally, if that's the case, they are most likely not slots with very high RTP, neither with low volatility. ,

Usually the maximum bet amount you can use to wager the bonus is between $/EUR 3 or 5, but it can vary.

And last thing to mention - normally all the free spins you are offered are with very low value. Think 0.05 to 0.20 per spin.
Jay Gory
Jay Gory
Jay has been playing in online casinos as well as online poker rooms for nearly two decades and is now sharing his knowledge on Cheers! Casinos.

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What's the very best possible casino bonus?
The best possible casino bonus is no deposit & no wager bonus.

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