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Best online casino bonuses, points to consider for casino bonuses

 Online casino players who have had some experience gambling online are the first to tell you that picking the best casino bonuses could make you or break you. Gamblers new to the online casinos are often memorized by the high-value bonuses and seldom take the time to actually "investigate" a free money bid by a gambling website. There are a few points that ought to be made when we talk about finding the best online casino bonuses and we will cover the most important ones.

 First and foremost, lets make one thing clear - the best online casino bonuses have nothing to do with the monetary value of the offer. A lot of gamblers new to the online casinos, when given a choice, will select a gambling website which offers the highest dollar amount as a sign-up bonus, which oftentimes could be your biggest mistake. Always keep in mind that almost all of the bonuses offered by the online casinos come in the form of a percentage rate of your deposit, while the dollar amount represents the highest possible bonus you can receive from the online casino.

 Let's look at an example - Golden Casino, a reputable online gambling website found on our best online casinos list, currently gives new players a $555 bonus. The promotion run by this online casino, however, is actually a 100% match-up bonus, up to $555. So in order to get the full $555 a player must deposit $555 or more after they open an account. Not many people have the financial ability to fork out such a big amount at once, hence the minimum deposit amount at this online casino is $25. In actuality you can deposit as low as $25 and your online casino bonus will be $25 and not $555. Some of the more experienced online gamblers would laugh at this, but there are tons of people new to internet gambling who would appreciate this point. On the other side, Bodog Online Casino, another recommended online gambling website, has decided to avoid the confusion created by this money-vs-percentage dilemma and is simply offering 10% online casino bonus on every deposit you make. It doesn't get any simpler than this.

 Now that we have covered the most important point in selecting the best online casino bonuses, let's move to the most controversial side of these types of casino promotions - the terms and conditions of the bonuses. Although every online casino will give their new customers a bonus, the terms and conditions of those bonuses are not created equal. Each online casino decides how they will proceed with the bonus, which results in different play-though requirements and withdrawal prerequisites. It's extremely important to understand that even the best online casino bonuses will carry some requirements before you are allowed to withdraw your winnings. When you decide to take a free money bonus offer at an online casino, you must obligate the terms and conditions in order to withdraw any money above your initial deposit.

 Let's go with an example again. Here are the rules for using the casino bonus at Golden Casino: Once you're in the casino and playing, you can withdraw your purchase and any winnings earned from that purchase at any time you like. To play with the Welcome Bonus or to withdraw the bonus as part of your winnings, however, please note that you will need to fulfill a wagering requirement of ten (10) times the combined value of the purchase and bonus before you can do so. Furthermore, if you wish to withdraw before fulfilling the wagering requirement, you will be advised by the Cashier system that you have not met the wagering conditions and that the withdrawal will be automatically re-deposited into your casino account. If you still wish to proceed with a withdrawal, the original bonus amount and any winnings will be deducted from your withdrawal request and the casino will return the balance of the funds. So if you deposit $50 and get the $50 welcome bonus, you will have to wager $1,000 ($100x10), before you can withdraw your bonus as part of the winnings.

 Another rule comes to play here, which takes us to our next point in choosing the best online casino bonuses - the game restrictions. Some games carry a very small house edge (yes, even at the online casinos) and the gambling websites usually place a restriction on these games. For example, at Golden Casino all forms of Blackjack, all forms of Progressive Blackjack, Video Poker, Hold 'Em, all forms of Craps, Tri-Card Poker, all forms of Roulette, Let Them Ride, all forms of Baccarat, War, Red Dog, Pai-Gow Poker, Mulligan Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker game is restricted until you have met our wagering requirement. Other online casinos, such as Las Vegas USA, increase the wagering requirements on those games from 40 times your deposit to 100 times your deposit. Make sure you always check the terms and conditions of the casino bonus, before claiming one.

 But in the end, you are not required to get a bonus at an online casino when depositing money. Depending on the casino you have chosen, you can either contact the customer service to opt out for the bonus or simply declining the bonus, as is the case with most online casinos. But know that the wagering requirements of the online casino bonus are not meant to trick you into losing your money, but to avoid gamblers known in the industry as "bonus abusers". Those are players who sign up at an online casino with the simple goal of getting the bonus, meeting the wagering requirements, withdraw the money and never come back. If you are looking for the best online casino bonuses to simply get the most bang for your buck - you are on the safe side. If you win big - you will easily meet the wagering requirements; if you lose - at least you would play twice as long, thanks to the casino bonus.

 Published on 08/21/2008

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