Higher bonus or lower playthrough
All online casinos offer bonuses - both to new players and existing ones - sometimes matching a percentage of your deposit amount up to a specific limit (called Match Bonuses); X number of free spins on a specific game, and even sometimes for those most loyal customers, free chips. But what exactly does accepting a promotional bonus entail, and what are the positives or drawbacks of bonus play? The answers really depend on how you want to play.
Firstly, bonuses are offered as an incentive for players to sign up to a casino, or for existing members to try new games, and/or enhance the length of time they can play - which we expand on below.
Bonus money gives players a lot more cash in their bankroll to gamble with, and therefore exponentially more opportunities to win. Basically, a bonus will extend your entertainment time, plus offer more chances of going on to score some wins. (For tips on optimal betting amounts, see our recent blog on "How To Budget Your Bankroll".)
Bonuses obviously come with 'terms and conditions' and they don't actually represent a 'free' money giveaway from the casino. Even if you win while using bonus money, there are terms associated with claiming your winnings, which is often a staple amongst online casino bonuses. Examples of this would be wagering requirements, where you must wager a multiplier of the original bonus amount within a certain timeframe.
Which brings us to the title of this blog post - which matters more for your gameplay?
Recreational players are often quite happy with a higher bonus (for example, a 500% Match Bonus) that has a high playthrough requirement in order to cashout your winnings. These players are often contented with selecting a number of different games throughout their promotion to find their lucky winning streak, so the playthrough term isn't all that much of a downfall.
And then there are more serious players, that would prefer to get in, and get out - often selecting no promotion at all, or lower promotions that have lower playthrough requirements, and generally know which game is their lucky one, and stick with it. Alongside this, promotions with low playthrough requirements are often offered to loyal customers as a thank-you - allowing them more ease to cashout their winnings. At DuckyLuck Online Casino, it doesn't take you long to get there - we recognize loyalty quickly, and are happy to reward it.
If you'd like to know about the different promotions on offer and the terms associated with them (plus which ones you qualify for), speak to one of our customer service representatives who will take you through the options and deposit requirements where applicable.
Always remember however, that you are not obliged to take a bonus. Many players wager without claiming a promotional bonus and simply use their own money so they aren't held to specific terms.
Either way, at DuckyLuck.ag there is always something for any player type - from the novice, to the recreational, and all the way up to advanced VIPs - we've got you covered.