Probably the best part about being brand new to an online casino is the Welcome Bonuses. Every casino is fighting between each other to offer the most free cash to entice players. While the competition continues to heat up, Australian players can take advantage by collecting all that free money to boost their bankroll and place more bets for less money of their own. Any casino that doesn’t offer a Welcome Bonus is to be avoided, but it’s become such an industry standard that you’ll be hard pressed to find one.
How It Works
A Welcome Bonus is just another way of saying “Deposit-Matching Bonus.” When you make your first deposit, the casino will match it by a certain percentage. This can be anywhere from 25% to 100% or more, depending on the casino. How to claim the Welcome Bonus is dependent on the specific casino as well, so be sure to check before you make your deposit. Sometimes you are required to copy and paste a promo code, sometimes it’s as simple as checking a box, and other times the casino will give you the option via email after you make your deposit.
The Welcome Bonus can also be limited to your first deposit, or the casino will continue to deposit-match for your first three to five deposits. Online casinos range in promotions the same way they range in game selection, and both should be determining factors on whether or not you register.
The main stipulation is that every casino has a maximum of how much they will match, clearly presented when they say something like “up to $200.” But a fine print stipulation comes in the form of a “rollover requirement,” which sounds complicated, but is a lot simpler than you might expect.
The casino will tell you how much you have to wager before you can withdraw your winnings. For example, a 25x rollover would mean that if you deposit $50 and receive a 100% Welcome Bonus, you would have a total of $100 to play with. In order to withdraw your money, you would have to place a total of $2,500 in wagers. This is not how much you have to win or lose, it’s simply how much you have to bet. Playing Slots, Blackjack, Roulette, Video Poker, or any number of the fast paced games will have you burning through that rollover in no time and able to withdraw your money. For this reason, some players choose not to take advantage of the Welcome Bonus, but without a rollover requirement, players would just be able to register, make a deposit, take the bonus, and withdraw. The casino is rewarding you for playing, not for typing in your personal details.
Basically, if you don’t take advantage of the Welcome Bonus, you can withdraw at any time. If you choose to take the free cash to play with, you have to play enough to meet the rollover requirement. Everyone is different, and no one can tell you how to enjoy your online betting experience, because the whole point is to enjoy yourself!