Casino Offers – Sign Up Bonuses From UK Online Casinos

Whilst the main focus of our site is sports betting offers, these days, all top bookies offer a full range of gambling facilities. At the very least you can expect an online casino, packed with all your favourite games, as well as plenty you may never have tried before. Lots of people who love betting on football, horse racing or any other sport also enjoy the odd hand of blackjack, spin of the lots or want to chance their hand on the roulette wheel. With modern online bookmakers offering a one-stop-shop, with all these as well as odds on the big game, why not see if your luck is in?

What’s more, in the same way that bookies try to attract new customers with free bets, when you use the casino for the first time, you can usually claim a casino offer too. At most sites you can claim both promos, so if you’ve had a free bet or another welcome offer for sports betting, you can usually still claim whatever casino goodies they offer. Here we will take a general look at how such promotions work, as well as provide more detail on the different types of offers you can expect to see. We’ll then look at what important terms and conditions you should be aware of, as well as explain how one online casino differs from another and what you should be looking out for.

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How Do Casino Offers Work?

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Casino offers work in much the same way as free bets and welcome offers for sports betting sites in one sense. That is to say the central premise is the same: you have to make a deposit, possibly then gamble with it (but sometimes the initial deposit may trigger the bonus) and you will be granted extra “free” bonus funds.

With a bookmaker, you are more likely to only receive a free bet once you make a bet, whilst with an online casino the deposit is often sufficient to trigger the extra funds. The flip side of that though is whilst a free bet on sports usually yields cash winnings that are yours to withdraw, when it comes to casino promos, you usually have further wagering to do before a withdrawal is permitted.

Of course, offers vary between sites and according to the individual promotion. However, here is a broad guide to what you should expect, though as ever, checking the core Ts and Cs (at the very least) is always advised.

1. Sign Up & Make a Deposit

Obviously, the first thing you will need to do is join the casino in question. Alternatively, if you already have a sports betting account with them, just head to the casino section. You may need to make a deposit, or, if you already have funds you might need to transfer them from a bookmaker wallet to a casino one.

Depending on the promotion in question you might need to opt in, enter a bonus code or click on a specific link. This might need to be done when you make the deposit, before, or even after. Details of the process will be shown on banners in the casino section of the website, or possibly under a promotions, bonuses or offers tab. This material should provide you with the most important terms and conditions of the offer. In addition, it should also provide a link to the full Ts and Cs.

2. Initial Wagering

Depending on the nature of the offer you may be credited with the bonus, free spins or account credit as soon as you make the appropriate deposit or transfer. However, you may also need to wager a certain amount before the promo is triggered. For example, the offer might be summarised, or advertised, as such: “Deposit & Wager £10, Get 50 Free Spins”.

As you would expect, once you have made the relevant deposit and placed stakes worth the correct amount, the free spins or bonus funds will be added to your account. Often this happens instantly and also automatically, though you may need to wait for 24 hours or so, and/or claim it. Claiming the offer might entail contacting customer services or visiting the account section of your site and possibly the bonus/current offers area.

3. Rollover: Wagering Requirements

Once again, there is a lot of variation when it comes to your next move, dependent on the terms of the promotion. If the offer gives you a percentage bonus based on your first deposit, for example, “100% Bonus Up To £100”, then you will normally need to wager a certain amount before you can withdraw any funds. Or more accurately, any withdrawal before that point will see you forfeit the bonus.

If the deal gave you free spins, some sites would allow you to keep winnings garnered from these. However, at other sites, winnings from such spins will be converted into bonus funds and these will carry wagering requirements similar to those touched upon above.

4. Time Limits & Maximum Wins

It is important that throughout all these steps you are aware of any time limits that might apply. For example, a casino bonus might only be valid within a week of claiming the bookie offer for gambling on sport. Alternatively, there might be a limit between depositing into the casino and claiming the offer, or between claiming the offer and completing the first step of wagering.

One of the more common restrictions concerns the time you have to complete the bonus rollover detailed in the previous section. For example, once promo funds have been added to your account, you might only have seven days (or less, or longer), to complete the wagering requirements. If you have not done so, all bonus funds and winnings from them may be lost.

5. Win & Withdraw!

The next step is the best and everyone’s favourite. Hopefully, if Lady Luck or her lesser-known compadre, Lad Luck, has been on your side, you will have completed the bonus rollover requirements and have a tidy balance available to withdraw. You can check how you are getting on in relation to the terms of the offer by contacting customer support. Live chat is recommended. Alternatively, under the account area, you may be able to find details of what percentage you have completed.

Some online casinos will make it very clear once you are free to withdraw, either through a pop-up message or by showing two separate balances, one for bonus funds and one for real cash. If you see your bonus funds disappear and your cash balance increase dramatically, this will be because you have completed the wagering requirements. All you need to do now is withdraw your cash and decide what to spend your winnings on!

Types of Offers

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We have already touched upon some of the different types of offers that exist, but we will now go into more detail about these. These are the sorts of promotions you are most likely to see but sites often change their promos and come up with different and more inventive ones quite frequently, so this is not exhaustive.

Free Spins

Many online casinos now offer customers free spins because they are very popular. The simplicity of this style of promo appeals to many, especially those new to playing at a casino. Such deals do not typically have large wagering requirements or complex Ts and Cs.

You might, for example, earn 10, 30, 50, or 100 free spins for wagering just £10. Some of the most generous casinos now offer a massive 300 spins, though you may need to deposit a little more, or make multiple £10 deposits in order to claim these promos. Free spins are often only valid on specific slots, must be used within a relatively short time frame and usually have a low value per spin with 10p being common.

Due to increasing pressure from the government and the bodies that control how betting sites can advertise and promote themselves, online casinos tend to favour more simplistic offers these days. This can make them seem less generous on the face of it. However, because the terms and conditions beyond the attention-grabbing headline offer are more player-favourable than in the past, they can often work out being more generous.

This applies across all offers but with free spins promos it tends to mean that winnings are now yours to keep. Some sites may offer free spins where winnings require further wagering prior to conversion into cash and subsequent withdrawal. But more and more casino sites now offer wagering-free free spins. Check the Ts and Cs to clarify this as it makes a huge difference to the appeal of any such offer.

No Deposit Bonus/No Deposit Free Spins

For total newbies or those that are simply very low on funds, by far the best type of casino bonus is a no deposit offer. With this promo, as the name indicates, you do not need to make a deposit and risk any of your own cash. Instead, you just join up and you will be granted either some funds with which to play or some free spins.

In line with what we said about such offers becoming more favourable to the player, there is a chance that any winnings from the spins or bonus cash will be yours to keep with no further wagering attached. This is not always the case and, again, as per the info above, this does tend to mean that these freebies are smaller. You might get just 10 or 20 free spins, for example, or perhaps £10 of free casino credit.

In the case of the £10 no deposit offer you would not be able to withdraw this straight away. At the most generous end of things, you would have to play at least £10 in the casino, but after that you may well be able to withdraw any winnings/remaining funds.

Deposit Bonuses

Deposit bonus offers are probably the most common type of promo offered by most casino sites. These are usually promoted in percentage terms, for example, as we mentioned earlier “100% bonus up to £100”. The percentage might be 50% or lower, whilst some online casinos may offer 200% or more. Equally the maximum value of the offer also varies a great deal, with some casinos offering £10 and others prepared to give you £100, £200, or perhaps even more.

With this type of promo the bonus funds are usually added either when you make the deposit or once you have wagered the value of the deposit once. You will then have to complete a certain amount of wagering, or rollover, before you can make a withdrawal. This is usually specified in relation to the deposit, the bonus, or the two combined. As an example, the terms might state a wagering requirement of “20 times deposit and bonus combined”. As such, if you had claimed the full value of a 100%, £100 bonus, you would need to wager £4,000 before being able to withdraw any winnings – that is to say, 20 multiplied by (£100+£100).

Deposit bonuses can also be slightly more explicit, for example, “Deposit £10, Get £50 Free”. In some ways these are the same, just worded differently: so such an offer could have been promoted as a “500% Bonus Up To £50”. However, you might also see an offer advertised as “Wager £20, Get £20 Bonus, 20 Free Spins and £20 in the Live Casino”. This is really a hybrid offer, as detailed below.

Multiple Deposit/Repeat Offers

We mentioned earlier that some promotions may require multiple deposits and these are reasonably common. The headline promo might be for “500 Free Spins” but rather than being able to claim all 500 in one go, you may need to make five separate deposits, each triggering 100 spins.

From the casino’s point of view these are great as they get you coming back to the site over an extended period. You might be able to claim 100 each day for five days, but possibly 100 a week for five weeks. Either way, it is possible that through this repeated usage you grow to like the casino and playing regularly becomes a habit.

In a way such promotions are similar to reload offers, a separate type of bonus that is usually classed as an offer for existing customers (see below), rather than new ones. Such bonuses may be available indefinitely on a weekly or monthly basis but are usually less generous than a welcome offer for site newbies.

Hybrid Offers

In recent times, although this now probably means the last decade (we’re getting old!), hybrid offers have become more and more common. Such promos combine multiple different types of welcome bonus into one. For example, a sportsbook might offer a welcome free bet of £20 but also a £10 casino bonus and 10 free spins, as well.

Alternatively, an online casino might offer a bonus for new customers where some of the offer pertains only to the live casino, another element is valid on a games or “Vegas” suite that only includes slots, another part can only be wagered on table games, such as blackjack and roulette, and yet another part of the bonus comes in the form of free spins on a particular slot.

Hybrid offers encourage you to try different elements of a sit and allow you to do so with either a reduced risk or greater playing time for the same money. The most common deals these days tend to simply tag free spins onto the main element of the deposit bonus. Even so, this is a nice little extra, especially where winnings from the free spins are paid as withdrawable cash.

Existing Customer Offers

Once you have joined an online casino there are many different reasons why you might choose to stay and play there regularly. Their promos and offers for existing customers are certainly likely to influence that decision and these deals come in many forms. Details of these can usually be found under the “Offers” or “Promotions” tab of a site, or you may see them advertised on the casino homepage, or even receive an email or notification depending on your settings. We have already touched on reload bonuses but you should also look out for:

  • Win Boosts – From time to time, a casino might offer a boost on net winnings over a certain period. This might be game-specific and only applies if you win over the promotional period.
  • Loss Rebates – In some ways, this is the opposite of the above but you might get money back (either as cash or bonus funds) if you are a net loser over a specified period. This too might be specific to a named game, slot or area of the casino.
  • Suite-Specific Offers – As well as the main casino, many sites have sub-areas/casinos specifically for the likes of live casino games, slots or something else. Often there are supplementary promotions available for these after you have claimed the main welcome offer.
  • Free Spins – Many sites offer 5 or 10 free spins on a semi-regular basis. These may be granted entirely when you log in or you might get an email to notify you. Alternatively, and more regularly, sites offer free spins when you wager a certain amount on a named game.
  • Free Competitions & Games – Many online casinos offer free-to-enter competitions or games. Prizes might be just a few free spins, right up to large cash sums or things like concert tickets or even holidays!

What Else Do You Need to Know?

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When it comes to casino offers and using online casinos generally, things are far safer and more straightforward now than they have ever been. Assuming you are using a fully legal, UK-licensed casino, strict rules applied by the likes of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) mean that there is not too much you need to be careful about.

Terms and conditions should be prominent, easy to understand and fair. In addition, how offers are promoted and advertised should be simple and not misleading. Even so, checking the most important terms of an offer is a must before you decide to join a casino and claim the promo. There will not be anything there designed to trip you up but as with any promotion, such as one in a supermarket or restaurant, there will be basic terms you have to adhere to.

We have already touched on some of these but will now go into a little more detail about what you should be aware of. One thing we have covered sufficiently above so won’t mention again here is the issue of time restrictions. Make sure you don’t miss out due to waiting too long to claim or use an offer, or to complete the wagering.

Wagering Requirements in Relation to the Bonus

This is perhaps the most important thing to check when it comes to a bonus. £200 “free” is great, but if you can only make a withdrawal after wagering it 100 times, the chances are you will not be making a withdrawal at all. Of course, with a little luck you might, and even if you don’t, you’ll still have had £200 of extra casino fun but a big part of the thrill of playing in an online casino is the winning, so claiming a promo that gives you very little chance of walking away in the black might not make sense. It is also vital that you check whether the wagering figure applies only to the deposit, only to the bonus value, or to both combined.

Which Games Apply to the Bonus?

It is absolutely vital that you check what games are allowed with any bonus or offer you claim. Some promotions might be specific to a named slot or type of game (such as blackjack or roulette). If you play another game you either won’t be credited with the bonus at all or any wagering you do will not count towards the rollover. Thinking you have completed the wagering requirement and cleared a tidy sum, only to learn that you have not even started is a hugely frustrating feeling. Thankfully, it is one you can avoid easily enough by checking the Ts and Cs.

Just as important to note is that despite simplifying their rules, many sites still weight games differently. What we mean by this is that £1 wagered on slots might not be worth the same as £1 gambled on blackjack or roulette. It is not uncommon to see slots count 100%, meaning that £1 wagered deducts £1 from the rollover total. But blackjack and roulette might only count 5%, meaning that you need to wager £20 on them in order to reduce your wagering by £1. In some cases, these games may be entirely excluded.

There are two related reasons for this. First, such games, and others that might have a lower contribution to the rollover, have a lower house edge than slots and other games. This means that in some cases it might be possible to play these games using bonus funds and on average expect to win if they counted 100% towards the wagering.

Second, with many of these games it is possible to wager in such a way that the overall risk is very low. In roulette, for example, you could bet on every number. That would guarantee a loss on each spin but with a 500% bonus, if the wagering was valued at 100%, you might be able to quickly and easily lock in a win overall.

Eligibility: New Customers & Geographic Restrictions

Perhaps the most important thing of all is that you are even eligible for the promotion in the first place. In the case of welcome bonuses, the main thing is that you almost certainly have to be a new customer. If you have already joined the main bookie but are now checking out their casino, you should check that you can claim both promos and also that there are no time constraints on when you can qualify for the casino. Lastly, you should check geographic restrictions, though if you are based in the UK or Ireland you are usually fine.

Are All Online Casinos the Same?

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As we have noted, different casinos have different promotions but they vary in other ways too. When you choose an online casino to play at, there are several things you should consider and the welcome bonus (and offers for existing customers) is just one of them.

Perhaps the most important is that they are a site you can trust. Playing and winning is rather pointless if you can’t withdraw your funds. Thankfully, all of the casinos we feature are safe, secure and highly reputable and the fact they have a licence granted by the UKGC should give you plenty of peace of mind.

Withdrawal Times

Included under this umbrella area we should also add that being able to deposit and – more importantly – withdraw quickly and easily is vital. Our favourite casinos offer a range of payment methods, most of which are instant, allow small deposits and do not charge any fees. Equally, the best sites have no, or very low, minimum withdrawals and process them instantly.

This is another area where better regulation has improved things for punters. Assuming you play at a UK-licensed casino, rather than an offshore, unlicensed one that operates in legal grey areas, you should not face any major delays. Any extra verification or ID should be requested before you make a deposit, and the reversal of withdrawals should not be permitted. In the best-case scenario, cash from a withdrawal should hit your bank account in seconds.

Range & Quality of Games

Perhaps the next most important issue is the range and quality of games that a casino site provides. Some players love slots, others prefer card games and some favour novelty games and instant wins. Many casino fans like to play a mix of all these games and more but whether you love playing a live casino game, loads of different slots or one particular type of roulette, it is important your casino of choice provides this.

The very best online casinos offer games from multiple providers and have hundreds or even thousands of top-notch titles to choose from. When it comes to slots especially there is a big difference between the best and the worst. Some slots offer poor graphics, few bonuses and special rounds and limited stake options. In contrast, the best are immersive, with sounds and graphics, plus gameplay, that make the whole experience so much more fun.

Quality of the App

If you want to play on mobile, which many people do nowadays, checking out the app for a site is also a good idea. Once again, the gap between the best and the worst is significant. In addition, not all online casinos have dedicated apps. Whilst the mobile-optimised version of the casino can often be good, if you intend to play on mobile a lot then an app will typically be faster, more reliable and easier to use.

Customer Support

Last of all it is worth noting that standards of customer support vary significantly too. Hopefully you won’t need to interact with a casino too much but if you are a regular player, the chances are that you will need to contact them at some stage. Live chat available 24/7 is the gold standard when it comes to this, ideally with well-trained staff and short waiting times.