Getting bonuses from casinos is surprisingly easy. Withdrawing them, on the other hand, can be a little trickier. If you're wondering what the requirements might be, we've outlined the whole process below.
Something for nothing sounds too good to be true, and there are withdrawal terms that need to be considered with casino promotions. That said, it's not that difficult to find and get special offers, whether these are free spins/credits/cash, or deposit matching/referral bonuses.
These special offers are commonplace and can be found either directly on casino sites or on review sites. The latter makes more sense because they helpfully put together a list from various establishments, making it quicker and easier to check than trawling through umpteen casino sites yourself.
Generally, a bonus requires a code. This is entered in the casino after signing in (usually in the 'cashier' section) and then the offer is activated. If no code is required then the special offer will be activated upon registration/signing in.
Now for the cloud to go along with the silver lining. You cannot just activate a cash bonus and immediately withdraw it, as that would be the casino literally giving money away. Certain requirements almost always have to be met.
There's a ceiling, the withdrawal cap, to practically every bonus. This means that you'll have maximum winnings of around a few hundred dollars, although specifics vary from one deal to the next. Whilst you can finish ahead with promotions, you're very unlikely to have a big win.
In addition to this, there's a requirement to bet a certain multiple of the bonus' value (perhaps 30 times as much, so $20 in cash might have a playthrough requirement of $600). What this effectively does, as well as taking longer, stopping immediate withdrawal, and perhaps getting a new player into the habit of betting, is reduce the chances of finishing ahead. Casino games are obviously likely to finish with the casino ahead (that's the whole business model). The more bets one makes, the greater the likelihood the result is red for the player. If you have the choice, slots tend to offer better rates of return than other casino games for this requirement.
This might sound obvious, but casinos allow for a wide range of banking options. Each has their own pros and cons, and sometimes you can only deposit, and not withdraw, with a given method. This might be due to the nature of the option or because of a geographical restriction based on law.
When you're deciding which promotion to pick, it can be wise to give as much consideration to the requirements as the bonus. Fortunately, there are plenty of offers from which to choose.