A deposit bonus is exactly as it sounds. A bonus on top of a deposit made. These come in all forms, ranging from first deposit bonuses through to reload bonuses. However, all in all, each of these is provided on top of a transfer of funds made by you into the casino account you own. Pretty simple so far, right?
Looking firstly at the bonuses you’re able to receive on top of a first deposit, these are probably the most commonly seen at online casinos. This is due to them being advertised quite heavily on the homepages of each website, so you’ll probably find imagery of promotions like, “Up to €1,000 casino bonus on your first deposit”, or “200% on top of your first deposit”. It’s fairly infrequent to come across a platform which doesn’t offer something like this, and really, the only huge difference between the promotions being offered will be the wagering requirements, which we’ll get to shortly. Most bonus options on a first transfer will only require you to make the minimum deposit in order to benefit from it, and this usually rests in the €5 – €20 range. Others will provide a sort of step ladder approach to it, offering you a certain percentage on top of a transfer between the range of x and y, or a higher percentage on top of a greater deposit amount. In that instance, if you see an offer for 100% on top of your first deposit of €10 or more, making a deposit of €30 will see the casino provide you with €30 in bonus funds.
When it comes to the reload bonuses, these work in exactly the same way, although they’re on any transfer of funds that are not considered your first deposit (or are part of a first deposit package). The offers for these particular promotions tend to be a little bit different to the newcomers’ ones discussed above, in the sense that they’re generally not so generous with the percentage amount given. So, in that instance, it’s fairly common to see something like, “25% reload bonus up to €50” as an offer.