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Online Casino Bonuses for US Players

It is likely that a bonus offer is one of the most important reasons, if not the most important, for signing up with an online casino. They provide the enticement, because they literally add money to your account. They take various forms, but they are all part of the intense competition that takes place between online gaming establishments.


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Top 2017 US Online Casinos

A listing of the 2017 best US player accepting online casino sites can be found featured below. Use Visa, MasterCard and Amex (in some cases) to make secure and reliable deposits.


Deposit Bonuses

By far, the deposit bonus is the one that is most prevalent. For the new player, this is promised going into the relationship, and the way it usually works is that the money that is offered as part of the bonus is deposited into your account, as a percentage of what your first deposit is. Many casinos offer 100% as a bonus on your initial deposit. What this means is that if you deposit $100 into your account, the casino will match that with an extra $100, so you can start out your relationship with the casino with $200.

The bonus comes with conditions, however, as you knew it probably would. You must qualify to cash out as bonus, and customarily what this entails is that you have to put into action an amount that equals some multiple of the sum of the deposit plus bonus. This is called the "wagering requirement." The more liberal wagering requirements are in the neighborhood of a multiple of 25, expressed as "25x." The requirement of 40x is probably closer to the standard.

Many online casinos give you one signup bonus, while others make more extensive offers. You'll find that some of them actually pay a bonus on the first five or six deposits, which usually must be made during a specific period of time after signing up.


No-Deposit Bonuses

Imagine getting a bonus from an online casino before even having to make a deposit. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Well, it is hardly uncommon, as there are more than a few casinos that offer a "no-deposit bonus."

This can be done in different ways. What sometimes happens is that the customer receives a small sum; say $10, in order to "try out the games," with the ability to keep the winnings and put them into an account. The more inventive way for an online casino to do it might be to stake you, the customer, to a comparatively sizable amount of "free money" and give you time (usually an hour) to play the casino's games. This happens after signing up, but before making a deposit, so you will have already downloaded the software. You are allowed to take whatever you win during this period and put it in your real money account; that is, the real money account you will eventually have to fund. There will also be a limit placed on what your winnings can be.

Casinos differ on the games they will let you engage in during this "free play" period. Some will designate certain games and restrict play to those only. Others may require that you only play their slot games. The clock is ticking, and at the end whatever you have won, within the specified limit (check the contest rules on this) is placed in your account. Then you will have to make a deposit to get your account going. Even if you don't win anything during free play, the casino will usually give you their normal sign-up bonus.


Loyalty Rewards Bonuses

Any online casino worth its salt has some kind of program that rewards you for frequent play, just as an airline will continue to give you frequent flyer miles. If a casino doesn't feature this, it may not be worth investigating, because you will be missing out on some of the extras other players are getting elsewhere.

Casinos reward loyalty to varying degrees. Some of them have a "loyalty program" or "VIP Club" that you are automatically entered into when you sign up. Your play is then tracked, and you will be given credit for playing the various games. Generally you'll get more credit for playing slots, although the other games will count for something as well (there are tables for this on the casino website). There is a conversion rate as well; when you bet a certain amount of money, you are awarded a point. Perhaps ten points gets you one dollar in your account. And it goes from there.

You might progress from one level to another in a VIP program. One popular program has a Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum level. As you move from one level to the next, you are eligible for benefits, which may include prizes, extra reload bonuses and cashback rewards. The more imaginative a casino is, the more worthwhile they make it to play often.