Understanding Online Casino Bonuses

The online casino industry has undergone a spectacular growth in the two decades since its inception. As such, it has become one of the most competitive businesses on the planet. No wonder - there's an ever-growing number of online gambling venues (some independent, some part of major gaming groups) competing for the same audience on a relatively restricted market. And, with many traditional methods of advertising out of reach for them, they rely heavily on bonuses to attract and keep players on their premises.

Most online casinos use the same types of bonuses and player benefits to attract new users to their property. Below you'll find a few words about the most common ones you'll most likely encounter.

New player welcome bonus

A new player welcome bonus - as its name suggests - is a bonus offered by the casino for its new players right after registration. This can be of different types, and it's usually linked to the first (or first few) deposit(s) made by the new player.

Some casinos apply a bonus to the first deposit made by the player. Others extend the bonus offer for several deposits, limiting the total amount a player can claim. The 7 Sultans Casino offers its players a more flexible way to redeem their welcome bonus: they can either claim the whole bonus of 100% (up to $/500) on their first deposit or split it over up to 5 deposits worth $/100 each.

How to claim a welcome bonus

Most of the times, the bonus doesn't have to be claimed specifically - just like in the case of the 7 Sultans, it will be automatically added to the player's account. Sometimes players need to redeem a bonus code to get the bonus - this is specified on the casino website.

No-Deposit bonuses and free spins

No-deposit bonuses and free spins have one thing in common: they are usually not linked to a real money deposit. They are basically the same - in the case of the first, the player gets a certain amount of bonus money to play in any game, while in the case of the second, the spins can be used on specific game types (slot machines, that is) or specific games.

In both cases, players can redeem a part of the winnings generated using them, amounts that can be cashed out after making a real money deposit and completing any and all wagering requirements attached to them.

Reward/loyalty points

Rewards/loyalty points are one way for the casino to give back to its loyal players. These points are earned by players at specific rates at each casino - at the 7 Sultans, for example, each credit played on a slot machine or every five credits played on table games adds 1 point to the player's total. These points can be transformed into various benefits. At the 7 Sultans, players can redeem every 1,000 points (in 5,000 point increments) for 1 cash credit. Based on the number of points generated each month, players can reach various levels, each one with their own benefits - quicker rates of earning points, faster withdrawals, and others.
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