Say “no” to the bonus
Sometimes, the bonus that is offered to you will only reduce your chances of winning. You need to evaluate them carefully, and, again, carefully read the conditions attached to the bonus. Here are a few guidelines:
a playthrough higher than 30x is extremely difficult to accomplish, so avoid casinos that offer it!
table games, such as Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, are generally excluded from the calculation of the playthrough; if you are interested in playing these games, then the bonuses will be useless to you, so reject them!
Slots typically offer an interesting risk vs reward ratio; it’s probably “the” game where bonuses make sense!
Conclusion on bonuses
It is difficult today not to see a casino or an online site that offers bonuses. It is now a tool in their marketing arsenal. Whether it’s a first deposit bonus, a second deposit, a third deposit, a weekly, a monthly, or any other type bonus, you should not rely on appearances. You should carefully read the conditions that come with the bonus, to make sure you are at least likely to “benefit” from the bonus money, i.e. be able to convert it to real money into your account in order to withdraw it.
Some sites, especially the sports betting sites, offer a bonus of $10 or $20 only to their new players. Ridiculous compared to the bonuses of several thousand dollars that are offered by online casinos, isn’t it? Well, not exactly. In fact, most operators that offer bonuses tend to associate the word “free” with them. But the only bonuses that come close to being “free” bonuses, i.e. bonuses awarded without – or at least with a minimum of – conditions attached, are the “very small” bonuses.
Don’t fall in the trap. Be an advised player. Do your due diligence, and be safe online.