Welcome Bonuses are bonuses available on registration of account. Just as its name says, it is a welcome package, be it a deposit or no deposit bonus, free bets, free spins, access to tournaments. Welcome bonuses are an incentive created by operators to get users to register and test their services with an added value pack, the bonus. These welcome bonuses are also known as registration bonuses or sign up bonuses among other such variations of names, but basically are the same thing, so you need not be confused on these bonus name differences.
Please view below table for a list of welcome bonuses:
There are several common bonus types used in welcome packages, such as deposit bonuses or betting bonuses. Some of these bonuses may require the use of a bonus code at registration, but all details are explained along with each bonus. List updated for 2018.
- The deposit bonuses are quite straightforward, as these are matched as a percentage (most common is 100%) with the first deposit. This means that a 100% bonus up to $100 will bring a player an extra $100 bonus on a $100 deposit – like a deposit $100 and play with $200. In same category we can include the no deposit bonus – which as simple as it sounds – a bonus offered without a deposit requirement. Reload bonuses are also something linked to a deposit, but these are offered to subsequent deposits (not the first one). Even so, we included reload bonuses here as there are occasions when operators include reload bonuses as part of welcome packages. Deposit bonuses are the most popular type, offered for sports betting, casino, poker and bingo.
- The betting bonuses are common in sports betting industry. These are linked to a bet placed by the user. Betting bonuses have several variations such as free bet bonus, risk free bet. The free bet bonus is a bonus matched (as a percentage) to the first bet placed by the user. This means that the first bet placed by the user will get matched with a bonus that can use to place other bet in the sports betting section. The risk free bet bonus is similar as it is matched to the first bet, but the bonus is offered only if the first bet is lost, hence the name of risk free bet.
- The release restricted bonuses are common for poker games. While the bonuses in poker may still be linked to the first deposit, these bonuses are released to the player account as the user plays and collects points. The details regarding point collection and bonus release terms are available on each individual poker website.