Take advantage of other easy bonuses
At online casinos deposit bonuses are the most common benefit alongside free spins, but the internet is full of other interesting benefits that are worth taking advantage of. Especially if there are so-called easy bonuses, such as free spins or otherwise player-friendly benefits, you should always check them out too.
Note the following questions:
- How many free spins can you get with the deposit bonus?
- Is the offer a non-sticky bonus?
- What is the minimum deposit for the welcome bonus?
- Is the wagering requirement favorable?
From these questions, you get a little indication of whether the bonus is “easy” or less favorable. For example, at some casinos you can redeem a 100 free spins for just €1, while the normal minimum deposit would be €10-20. In the case of a low deposit requirement, it's actually very easy and risk-free to redeem the bonus.
Non-sticky is also one of the factors that makes bonuses more favorable. The non-sticky bonus means that you always play with your own money first and only then with bonus money. So if you happen to win within your own money, then you can discard your bonus and cash out the winnings whenever you wish.
However, the biggest factor influencing bonuses is the wagering requirement, because if it's too high, you will have trouble cashing out your winnings. Most 200% deposit bonuses still have a reasonable wagering requirement (around 35x bonus), but on the other hand sometimes it can be for example 45x deposit + bonus. The difference between the two is really significant, as shown in the example below:
In case of a common 100% bonus up to € 100, the above wagering requirements work like this:
- €100 bonus x 35 = €3,500
- €100 deposit + €100 bonus, ie €200 x 45 = €9,000
The difference between these two wagering requirements is therefore really big. Needless to say, wagering €9,000 can be a pretty difficult. From this example, you can understand how big of a role the wagering requirement actually plays.