Online Casino Bonuses – Types and Qualities
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Online casino bonuses are one of the biggest features that players look out for when deciding which casino to join. A casino bonus can offer many benefits to both new and experienced players: the key is understanding how to use them effectively.
It's our aim to provide you with all of the necessary knowledge so you can pick out the best offers suited to your playing style. Casino.com South Africa has the best online casino bonuses available for South-African players, so rest assured: you’re in good hands.
Casino Bonus Types
At Casino.com South Africa, you can expect to find all sorts of bonus offers. We want to cover two main areas:
- Explanation of all the different types of bonuses and promotions available.
- 2Understanding the different qualities of a bonus and how to pick out the best offers for your playing style/preferences.
No Deposit Bonus (Free Bonus)
No deposit bonus, commonly known as a free bonus, can often be found within welcome packages. Nowadays, anyone looking for a new casino to play at will always try and search out the best no deposit welcome bonus. It’s one of the rarer casino bonuses to find but there’s a good reason for that: you get to play for free!
How does it work? It’s simple. Just enter your name and email address into the sign-up form and you’ll get access to the games after registration, with either free bonus money or free spins on the slots. We often reward new South-African players who sign-up with a combination of money and spins, so you can test out both the table games and slots before you make a deposit after registration.
As this type of bonus is completely free, you will need to meet some wagering requirements before you can make a withdrawal on any winnings you achieve through playing favourite games. We recommend you read up on all of the terms and conditions before you claim any type of bonus, especially the no deposit types. It’s always a good idea to know exactly what’s involved.
Deposit Required Bonus (Reload Bonus)
Deposit required bonus has been used by online casinos for years, and it’s one of the most common types of bonus you’ll find when playing at iGaming sites. Our players frequently take advantage of deposit bonuses via our reload bonus deals.
Reload casino bonuses are the perfect way to ‘reload’ your account each month if it starts to run down lower than you might like. They offer our loyal players a set bonus amount upon making a minimum deposit. It’s an extremely useful offer that players look forward to claiming every month.
You’ll also find these casino bonuses available in welcome packages. Fortunately for our South-African players, Casino.com South Africa has one of the biggest and most rewarding welcome bonus offers around. This type of bonus, especially as part of the welcome package, often comes in stages. By this, we mean that each deposit tied into the promotion is rewarded with a bonus.
For example, your first deposit gives you a 100% bonus, your second deposit a 50%, and then another 50% on your final third deposit. Remember, it’s always wise to check the terms and conditions to understand how you can take full advantage of every offer.
A pre-wager bonus is credited to your account instantly but can only be withdrawn, along with any winnings, after the requirements have been satisfied. In simple terms, the pre-wager casino bonuses are stored in your bonus account and will only move across to your real money account when the wagering requirements have been met.
The free and reload bonus types already mentioned above are both pre-wager bonuses, as each of them needs some form of requirements to be met before they are classed as real money. Bonuses that allow you to withdraw the bonus amount are known as redeemable bonuses.
So in the case of non-redeemable pre-wager bonuses, you can only withdraw the winnings and the bonus amount stays with the casino.
After-wager bonus, also known as a post-wager bonus, is credited into your account only after you have satisfied the bonus requirements. It sits in the pending bonus balance of your account and only becomes available to play or withdraw once those specific requirements are met.
At Casino.com South Africa, you are more than welcome to claim multiple casino bonuses. However, you can only have one bonus active at any one time, and they will come in the order in which you claimed them. The only exception to this is for after-wager bonuses, which are only activated once there are no pre-wager bonuses in your account.
Casino Bonus Codes
Casino bonus codes are a great way to claim exclusive and one-off offers. Bonus codes can be used with or without a deposit and offer up all sorts of freebies such as free spins, cash prizes, bonus money, and even our special Golden Chips.
The Casino.com South Africa promotions page is your first port of call if you want to find our bonus codes, but it’s not the only source. We often send out exclusive offers via email and SMS, so it’s always worth your while to opt-in to receive our promotional messages. That way, you’ll never miss out on one of our casino bonuses ever again!
The VIP program at Casino.com South Africa is full of unique and exclusive offers. The South African VIPs who get invited to this prestigious club are rewarded with daily, weekly, and monthly bonus offers.
But that’s not all: there are many more benefits available for those lucky enough to join. You’ll also receive your own personal account manager, who will treat you with gifts, invitations to special events, cashback offers, and higher deposit limits. For all the VIP package details, please our VIP Page.
Cash and Cashback
Cashback is one of those bonus offers that is loved by all casino players, especially our VIPs. The offer is simple: Casino.com South Africa will refund a percentage of your net losses either as a bonus or a cash bonus. You know what a bonus is by now, but a cash bonus is the best of all our bonuses.
Why? A cash bonus comes with no requirements and you’re free to use it as you wish.
Golden Chips are special bonus chips designed to be played on our table and card games, such as blackjack and roulette. You can mix and match these with real chips to increase your bet size, but only one Golden Chip can be used per bet. Winnings from your golden chip can be given as cash or as a bonus with wagering requirements.
Slot machines are without a doubt one of the most popular casino games that we offer here at Casino.com South Africa. It’s the in-game bonus rounds that attract most of the attention though, with plenty of irresistible prizes available. Expect to see treats like cash bonuses, free spins, and big jackpot prizes.
You’ll need to spin a winning combination of symbols to trigger the bonus rounds in most of our slot games. As each game is different, it’s best to check the rules beforehand.
Free spins are a slot player’s best friend and you’ll mostly find these by playing the slot games mentioned above. However, due to their popularity, the free spins bonus can also be found within our welcome package and our monthly offers.
You might that these free spins are available on specific games, with wagering requirements attached as well. You can find out more about these on our free spins page.
Claiming online bonuses at Casino.com South Africa is a lot of fun and they can boost your playing experience ten-fold. However, you need to pay attention to the qualities of each bonus in order to pick out the right one for you.
The four main qualities of a bonus can be described as:
- Bonus Amount
- Game Context
- Wagering Requirements
Always pay attention to the bonus amount being offered and how this adds up to the total value of the offer as a whole. Check the terms and conditions to see if a deposit is required or not. This ensures you know where you stand before you claim.
Many bonuses come with game-specific requirements, so make sure you only claim bonuses that allow you to wager on the games you enjoy playing the most. Checking the terms and conditions to fully understand which games are eligible will put you in control of your bonus. And that creates a better gaming experience for you overall.
Redeemable / Non-Redeemable
A redeemable bonus is added to your bonus balance straight away. You can use this for wagering on casino games only. Once the bonus requirements have been met, the bonus along with any winnings will be moved across to your real money balance. You can then continue to use the money or withdraw it.
A non-redeemable bonus works very much like the redeemable bonus, except for one big detail: the bonus money itself is never available for cash out. Only the winnings made from the bonus will be moved to your real money account and available for you to withdraw.
Wagering requirements are the most important details that you need to pay attention to. But what exactly is a wagering requirement?
The wagering requirement, also known as the rollover or playthrough, relates to how many times you need to wager the bonus until it becomes free to withdraw. For example, a $30 bonus with a 20x multiplier means you will need to make a total of $600 in wagers to satisfy the wagering requirements.
The three different types of wagering requirements are:
- Multipliers of a bonus amount
- Multipliers of a deposit amount
- Multipliers of both deposit and bonus amounts combined
In addition to the wagering requirement multipliers, you should also be paying attention to the game contribution percentages that apply to the wagering requirements. This is important because games are weighted differently. For example, 100% of your wagers on slots will count towards the total wagering requirements.
However, wagers on table games like roulette and blackjack do not hold as much value — sometimes as low as 5-10%. With this in mind, it always pays to understand the game contributions so you can determine if your playing style suits the overall bonus requirements.
Casino.com South Africa has some of the best online casino bonuses available, so rest assured: you’re in the right place. We recommend that you regularly check our promotions page and opt-in to receive our promotional messages — both ensure you get your hands on all of our exclusive bonus offers.
As for now, come and join the fun! There’s a huge list of games for you to enjoy!