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Claiming Your New Player Welcome Bonus at Online Casinos

Posted On: Sept. 2, 2015

Claiming your new player welcome bonus at any online casino is relatively straight forward, but you could miss out if you don’t read through the bonus terms and conditions. For example, you generally only have a certain amount of time to claim your sign up bonus otherwise it could expire. You could have anywhere from one day up to one month to claim your bonus and if you don’t claim it within this time, you will only have your initial deposit to play with.

Most online casino new player welcome bonuses available today usually take the form of a matching deposit bonus and this is designed to match your deposit by X amount. The most common matching deposit bonus is the 100% match bonus and this means that the casino will match your deposit so that you will effectively be doubling up on your first ever deposit. For example, a 100% matching deposit bonus worth up $100 means that you can deposit up to $100 and the casino operator will match your deposit by up to no more than $100. If you do go ahead and deposit the full $100, you will end up with $200 to play with.

You should also be aware that most online casino bonuses come with wagering requirements which you cannot avoid. You generally have to wager anywhere from 20x to 50x times the bonus amount. If you deposit $50 with a 30x times wagering requirement, you would have to wager a total of $1,500 before you could withdraw. If you deposit just $10 with a 30x times wagering requirement, you would need to wager a total of $300 before you could withdraw, and so on. Wagering requirements also generally have to be completed within a certain amount of time otherwise you will lose your bonus cash.

You can find some great online casino bonuses with relatively low wagering requirements at many of today’s best online casinos. Some of our favourite Microgaming casinos include sites like Jackpot City Casino, Spin Palace Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino, Royal Vegas Casino, 32Red Casino, Betway Casino, Ruby Fortune Casino, Roxy Palace Casino, Gaming Club Casino, Red Flush Casino and Casino-Mate.

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