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Making a new deposit to be able to continue your casino journey is always nicer when you get to play with more money than you deposited. Just making a regular deposit won’t allow you to do that, but using a Reload Bonus, will. Reload bonuses are the ones you receive after you have used your Welcome Bonus and is a bonus already given to existing UK players. There are quite a few different kinds of casino reload bonuses, even ones that are aimed explicitly at live casino or sports players. However, the most common ones are known as a ‘match bonus’ and a ‘free spins bonus’.
A Free Spins bonus is a commonly used bonus, especially when it comes to new game releases, where the casino is eager for you to try out the new game. These are the Free Spins that you receive for use on a selected slot game, and depending on the casino, any winnings from this slot will either be in the form of cash or bonus money. Some casinos might give out Super Spins, or Mega Spins, which are in actual fact Free Spins that have a higher value per spin than usual. Keep in mind however that, higher value spins often come in smaller numbers, so if you get an offer where you can choose to get either 40 Free Spins or 10 Super Spins, the choice is yours. Of course, the more spins you have, the longer you will be able to enjoy playing them.
The Match Bonus might be the most popular casino reload bonus given by online casinos. A Match Bonus is an offer that will match your deposit to a predetermined percentage in bonus money. If you get a 100% bonus and you deposit £20, you get £20 in bonus money in addition, and you then have £40 to play with. If the match bonus is 10% and you deposit £20, you would only get a £2 bonus.
Casinos want players who play with them regularly, and over a long period, and once a player becomes a so-called ‘active’ player, they can expect to receive communication such as emails and SMS’s with offers to take part in. These offers might differ depending on how active the player is, or how much money they are wagering. Don’t worry, even players who only play a couple of times a month will receive offers, so you can be sure that you will get suitable rewards for you.
The way a bonus is activated in your casino account differs from casino to casino. Some online casinos might automatically add a casino reload bonus to your account, while others will provide you with a bonus code that you have to enter to receive your bonus manually. The code might, for example, need to be entered before you make a deposit. Depositing without using the code will mean that you forfeit the offer for that deposit and you will have to make a new deposit after entering the code to receive the offer. The bonus codes provided by the casino are personal to you, so you can’t share them with your friends.
Last but certainly not least is the bonus wagering. Almost all bonuses will come with some form of criteria that you have to meet to convert the bonus funds into real money. It’s essential that you read through any terms and conditions of a bonus so that you understand how to wager it in the best way. Some casinos might, however, give players bonuses that are without a wagering requirement, which is, of course, the best type of bonus!