This is the best bonus that a casino can offer you. Especially if you are new to online casinos or to gambling in general. In the beginning it can be quite tough to make a deposit, so a free bonus before having any obligations can help take the barrier away. However, you do need to create an account before you can receive that bonus. But other than that, the bonus is completely free. The casino hopes that the bonus will turn you into a regular player as you can understand. But in the end it’s all up to you.
Types of no deposit bonuses
No deposit bonuses come in two kinds; a monetary and a free spins bonus. When you get a monetary bonus you usually get an amount of €10 or a little more that you can use freely in the casino. At any game you want. So you can decide to play slots, table games, jackpot games or any game in the live casino. It’s up to you. However, if the casino no deposit bonus consists of free spins, you are usually limited to one game. If you are like me and love NetEnt, you are in luck. Because most of the times free spins are valid on NetEnt games. This is not only due to the popularity of the slot provider, but also because NetEnt charges less than its competitors for free spins. After all, casinos still have to pay for these rounds and they prefer to pay as little as possible. So it might be that this has something to do with NetEnt’s popularity. More people try their games in comparison to other providers, because if that’s the only option you have with free spins, you have to. And then it’s only natural that the player falls in love with the games. It’s actually a pretty nice and cheap marketing tool if you look at it like that.
Something that you need to pay attention to when it comes to no deposit bonuses is the wagering requirement. A wagering requirement is something you need to fulfil before you can withdraw your money. Usually when you deposit money, you need to wager the entire amount at least once before you can request to get it back. This to avoid money laundering in the casino. But with bonuses the wagering requirements are much higher. For a normal bonus this ranges somewhere around 25 to 45 times and with no deposit bonuses this can even go up to 55 times. So make sure you know exactly what the requirements are to avoid disappointments. Also, when you play slots, the games usually count 100% towards the wagering requirements, but table games often don’t count and card games sometimes only contribute 25 to 35%. It’s best to read the rules before you start wagering. Because it has to be done within a specific time frame, otherwise you lose the bonus.
Tips on how to use the bonus
My first tip is to always stick with slots when playing with bonus money. Whether you are wagering or not, that doesn’t matter. It’s important to create a habit to increase the chances of you ending up with some extra cash. These don’t necessarily have to be NetEnt games as there are many other slot providers that you can try out. If you like fruit machines for example, you can try slots by Amatic and if you like graphic effects and introduction movies you might appreciate games by ELK Studios. But even if you like neither, you will always find something that appeals to you. And you don’t even have to look that hard.