Essentially most of these deals involve the online casino providing you with bonus funds when you make a qualifying deposit. This can be a 100% bonus, meaning you effectively double your money – i.e. deposit €100, receive another €100 in bonuses, then play with €200. Other deals range from anything around 25% right up to 400%, though the latter is usually held in reserve for the high rollers and VIP players. So, let’s explore the things you’ll need to consider…

Minimum and maximum limits

As with all online casino offers, there will be certain terms and conditions that state the limits of the promotion. For example, the maximum amount that you can claim will be stated within the offer itself. Often you’ll see them written out like this: 100% up to €300. In this particular case, then, the maximum you can claim in bonus funds is €300. Therefore, to max out the offer, you would need to deposit €300 in order to receive €300 and then start playing with a total of €600.

There will most likely be a minimum amount that you must add to your account in order to qualify. This is often a low amount, such as €10 or €20. Therefore, be sure to carefully read over the specific terms and conditions for each deal to avoid the disappointment of missing out.

Wagering requirements explained

When it comes to wagering requirements, there are two main types to be aware of. The first of these is where you must play through the bonus amount a certain number of times, while the other is calculated by including both the deposit amount and the bonus amount.

A typical wagering requirement for the first one is around 35x – deals that are higher than this are rarely worth it, but anything below that is well worth considering. This means that if, say, you claimed €100 and the wagering requirement is 35x this amount, then you must play through a total of €3,500. Of course, you can always be picking up lots of wins during this period, making it much easier to accomplish. Also, don’t forget that not all games contribute towards this 100%.

When both the deposit amount and the bonus amount are included, the wagering requirement is usually lower at around 30x. Taking the same example as above on a 100% deal, the deposit (€100) and extra funds (€100) would need to be wagered before winnings can be withdrawn. This adds up to €6,000 (30 x €200). And of course, for both of these types of wagering, there is normally a certain timeframe in which you must complete it, be that seven days or 30 days.

Other types of bonus offers 

Some casinos do things slightly differently. Here, a player must play through their entire deposit 20x within 30 days using their own money before being given the bonus funds and being able to withdraw any winnings from them. Other brands will even offer no-wagering bonus deals. However, the extra funds will often be less than the offers mentioned above. Still, as any winnings can be withdrawn easily, they’re worth considering.