Bookmakers’ bonuses

Dmitry Khlestkin


First deposit bonus

First deposit bonus – this bonus is used by the bookmaker to try and attract new customers, which means that the client will receive a sum of money in his or her account, after making a first deposit. Sometimes, a qualifying bet or bets will need to be made in order to get a bonus on ones first deposit. Here the amount one receives as a bonus will depend on how much the gambler is will to leave as a stake.

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Before signing up with a betting company, it is recommended that a prospective client should learn the rules of the bonus system, in order to know all the conditions that might be in the fine print. It can be the case that with some bookmakers, the bonus amount for a first deposit can differ, but more often than not they are very similar.

The bonus on offer is normally equal to a certain percentage of the first deposit that is left. This is usually 100% or 50%. In some cases, those looking to receive a bonus on their first deposit must make a qualification bet or bets of a certain amount. However, here the bonus is often equal or near the original stake or stakes.

The bonus is often limited to certain amounts, normally starting at $10 or its equivilant in another currency, while it can go up to $100s or its equivalent. It is often the case, the larger the first deposit, the more terms and conditions are put in place to try and withdraw this money.

Bonuses are paid automatically, normally in the form of a free bet, after the conditions have been met. A free bet is the amount that can be put on a stake, but it cannot be withdrawn. If a gambler manages to win his or her stake, they do not get the stake back, but only the net profit they have won.

In certain cases, in order to withdraw a bonus that has been accumulated by one’s winnings, a certain number of bets on the amount of one’s deposit and/or on the bonus, needs to be made. There is often a time limit on how long a bonus will last, which is usually seven days.

When trying to receive a bonus after making a first deposit, players may be required to register on a ink with an affiliate partner, or may have to fill in a promotion code before registering. These codes can normally be found on the online betting firm’s website or affiliate sites.

Free Bet

A free bet is a form of bonus, which a betting company gives a customer to use as a stake to try and win real money. However, if the customer wins the free bet, he or she will only get the net profit of the winnings, and will not receive any money from the original stake.

Free bets from betting firms are available to customers as part of promotions and loyalty programs. For example, a new customer is often given a free bet after making a first deposit. This is the most popular form of a bonus that bookmakers use.

The terms of free bets are normally similar among the different betting firms. The player should use his or her free bet by a certain time limit, which is normally seven days, while the person is not allowed to place the money on a horse race or other restrictions that the bookmaker may have imposed. Some betting companies have uniformed options for free bets, while others let gamblers choose them. Free bets cannot be withdrawn as money.

Cash bonus

A cash bonus is a form of reward scheme by a betting company, where real money is transferred to a clients account. As a rule, the cash bonus is a form of bonus on a first deposit, however it can sometimes be transferred onto another deposit or other promotions. Cash bonuses, as a bonus on a first deposit, are normally 50% or 100% of the total amount left in the account, up to a maximum amount, which is set by the bookmaker.

It is common place that the terms of use of a cash bonus from different bookmakers means that a customer normally has to win back the amount of the of the cash bonus, before he or she is able to withdraw the sum of the bonus and the winnings they may have won. The greater the amount of the cash bonus, the more bets a player has to place in order to be able to withdraw the money. Some bookmakers set minimum odds for bonuses and set a time limit on when the bonuses can be used.

Loyalty program

A betting company’s loyalty program is a multilevel system of bonuses for regular customers of the firm. Normally these types of programs involve the accumulation of bonus points from new deposits added to ones account or for a certain number of bets placed. These points can be exchanged for free bets or in some cases, cash bonuses. Some betting firms implement a loyalty program as a virtual club for active gamblers.

Loyalty scheme reward programs can last for different amounts of time, depending on the betting firm. This can be for a week or a month, for example. One is able to see the terms and conditions of a betting firms loyalty programs on their websites. These programs help bookmakers to retain customers and also to get clients to place more bets, or but more money in their accounts.

Improved odds

Improved odds are a form of bonuses given out by betting firms, which allow customers to place bets with higher returns. These higher odds can be both temporary and permanent. The Titanbet betting company for example normally only offers better odds for new players on one particular event and for only one type of choice or outcome. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian betting firm, Pari-Match offers permanent improved odds for all its customers. If a player wants to place more than $1,000, he or she can take advantage of this offer and ask the bookmaker to offer a higher rate.

No deposit bonus

A no deposit bonus is different from the other bonuses because they are provided without any conditions and placed on ones account. Normally the requirements to receive such a bonus are higher than usual bonuses, such as having to place a large number of bets, or a large number of stakes. A no deposit bonus rarely exceeds more than $10 or $20.

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