Matched Casino Bonuses and How They Work
Mobile casinos – and online ones – offer many different types of bonus, such as no deposit casino offers, but the most common welcome bonus is a matched deposit bonus. Here we take a look at how matched casino bonuses work and how they work.
What is a Deposit Bonus?
All of the casinos we work with offer a welcome bonus to new customers and most of these take the form of a matched deposit bonus. In simple terms, just make a deposit at any of our brilliant mobile casinos and your deposit will be matched with a bonus.
Many online and mobile casinos offer a 100% match of your first deposit, meaning if you add £50 to your casino account you’ll get a £50 bonus and thus have £100 to play with. Much more generous than your local bricks and mortar casino in the “real world”! However, other mobile casinos are even more generous and may offer a bonus of 200%, 300% or even 500% of your initial deposit.
One of the most generous casino bonuses we can remember for a long time is Coral’s offer that gave you a 500% bonus up to a nice £50. Those depositing just £10 would get a bonus of £50 while they also give you a completely free £10 bonus to try them out before you commit your own cash. Read our Coral Casino Review for all the details.
How do These Bonuses Work?
- Deposit £100
- Bonus of £100 is added to give £200 balance
- Wagering is £200 x 20 = £4,000
Generous as the top mobile casinos are, they aren’t charities and sadly you can’t just withdraw your bonus and head to the shops!
All matched bonuses carry wagering requirements before you can make a withdrawal and these are usually the bonus amount multiplied a certain number of times or, more commonly, the deposit and bonus combined multiplied.
For example, if a casino offers new customers a 100% bonus up to £100 and the rollover is 20 times the deposit plus bonus, the wagering required would be thus:
Terms and Conditions to be Aware of
All the mobile casinos we work with our first rate and totally trustworthy and they aren’t trying to catch you out. The bonuses are like marketing and are designed to attract new players by giving a little value to the player and the associated cost to the casino being considered a fair price to pay to get new players to try out their product.
That said, in order to make sure they aren’t taken advantage of, there are various conditions that may apply to the casino bonus you have claimed and here we list the most common.
- Time Limits – Certain time limits may apply in terms of how long you have to claim the bonus once you have joined the casino and then how long you have to complete the wagering once the bonus has been added
- Bonus Codes – You may have to enter a bonus code when you make your qualifying deposit or claim the bonus
- Qualifying Games – Many bonuses count different games differently with regards the amount they contribute to the rollover needed. Slots usually count at 100% whilst games such as blackjack and video poker often count at smaller percentages or sometimes not at all
- Geographic Restrictions – UK players are usually welcome to most bonuses with the lowest wagering but players from certain countries may be barred from bonuses or may have higher wagering before withdrawal
- Bonus Money – Real money is almost always used before bonus money and you can usually only withdraw any funds from your account once the bonus wagering has been completed
- Low Risk Bets – Low risk bets, such as betting on both red and black in roulette, may not count
- Maximum Bet – Some casino bonuses may have a maximum stake that can be used when clearing the bonus and stakes above that level may forfeit the bonus or not qualify towards the rollover
- Mobile Only? – Most bonuses are playable on mobile, tablet or the standard online version of the site but some may not be valid on a particular platform