What is the first deposit bonus?
At every online casino you can receive a bonus with your first deposit. There is only 1 casino where you don't get a bonus which is No Bonus Casino, they have an unique concept which is perfect for people who don't like to take bonuses. So if you don't like to take a bonus in an online casino than No Bonus Casino could be a good option.
The name first deposit Bonus says enough about the meaning of this bonus. It's the bonus you get when you make the first deposit. This is in 70% of the casinos a bonus of 100% and in other cases 150% welcome bonus or even 200% first deposit bonus. The maximum varies a lot between €100 and €500.
Most casinos give you the option to disable the first deposit bonus or you can contact the helpdesk if you don't want the first deposit bonus. Because of the wagering requirements connected to a bonus it's not always comfortable to take the bonus. We will talk about this later in this article
First deposit bonus in more steps
Some casinos offer big bonuses of 100% up to €500 or €1000. In most cases you will get this in more steps/deposits and not with your single first deposit. If you get a maximum of €1000 with your single first deposit then we advice you the read the terms and conditions very carefully because they must be very strict.
An example of a first deposit bonus in steps is at BGO Casino where you get a bonus of 100% up to €200 for the first deposit, 100% up to €300 with the second deposit, 100% up to €300 with the thirth deposit and 100% up to €200 with the fourth deposit, making it a total of €1000 maximum.
So always read the content of the first deposit bonus when there is a big maximum bonus amount because the first deposit might only be up to €200 or €300.
Free Spins with the first deposit bonus
With some casinos you can also get free spins next to the first deposit bonus. The free spins can be rewarded in different ways and the most common are:
- You get the free spins automatically when you make your first deposit with or without using a promotion code
- You need to contact the live chat support to get the free spins like with Omni Slots
- You get the free spins in parts, for example 20 free spins daily for the next 7 days
- The casino promotes free spins but they give a bonus for the value of the free spins. Sometimes they don't have the technical facility to give free spins or they believe that a bonus has more advantages for the player. Players can play on all games with the bonus and are not limited to 1 or 2 games in case of free spins.
Read always the bonus terms for the free spins / free bonus because in most cases there is a maximum pay-out amount for winnings earned with free spins or free bonus and there can be a wagering limit for bonus money and if you go over this limit the casino is entitled to cancel your withdraw request.
Nothing is for free, also not at online casinos. Each bonus, including the first deposit bonus have wagering requirements and we always advice you to read this very carefully. You don't want to loose a big win because you didn't meet the wagering requirements.
Below we have some common wagering requirements and tips when you use a bonus. You can also find more information in our article Everything you need to know about Wagering requirement
- Read carefully if you can pay-out the bonus amount or only the winnings you make with the bonus. This depends per casino and where you can only pay-out the winnings the bonus amount will be deleted once you request the pay-out
- Read if you have to wager only the bonus amount or the bonus amount and the deposit. If you see a casino with very low wagering requirement (like 20 times) chances are that you need to wager the bonus amount plus the deposit amount. So if you make a deposit of 50 euro and you receive a bonus of 50 euro and the wagering requirement is 20 times, then you need to wager a total of 1000 euro (20x50 bonus + 20x50 deposit)
- In most casinos to reach the wagering requirement only slots count for 100%. Other games count for a lower percentage and some games like roulette and baccarat don't count at all. On Roulette you could put 50 euro on black and 50 euro on red and then it's very easy to reach the wagering requirements without loosing money.
- Most casinos have a maximum bet when you play with bonus money. They do this to prevent big winnings with bonus money because many slots have bonus rounds with multipliers which can give you big winnings and players place higher bets and spins with bonus money than with their paid money.
What are the best first deposit casinos?
This depends of the situation and your needs as a casino player. Just read the situations below to help you choosing a casino
1. You don't want to receive any bonuses
You can do three things:
- Choose any online casino you like and don't select the bonus offer
- If there is no option to select a bonus then ask the support to delete the bonus. Just look out not to play first because then they can't delete it anymore.
- Choose a casino who don't offer bonuses like No Bonus Casino
2. You are a highroller
In this case you need to find a casino which offer a high maximum bonus to get the best out of the bonus offer. A good choice could be Slots Magic where you can get a bonus of 100% up to €1000. So with a deposit of €1000 you will receive another €1000
3. You make small deposits
In this case you need to choose a casino with a high bonus percentage and you don't need to look so much at the maximum bonus. There are casinos who offer a welcome bonus of 200% for example.
4. You like to receive free spins
In this case you need to choose a casino who also give you free spins with your first deposit. There are many casinos who also give free spins but we recommend Omni Slots where you get 50 free spins with your first deposit.
Whatever casino you choose always read the bonus terms before you make your deposit. You might need maximum 10 minutes for this but those 10 minutes can save many problems afterwards. Also look out for the 'too good to be true' offers. In these cases you definately need to read the terms very good because in the end every casino needs to earn money