How to maximize on casino bonuses to increase winnings

Online casinos normally offer incentives to players as a way of encouraging customer loyalty. Bonuses are a common promotional feature that can be capitalized on by players to enhance their chances of winning.  The emergence of loyalty programs has actually spawned a breed of players known as bonus hunters who use their wits to maximize their casino bonuses. This is actually an accepted practice as long as it is done in accordance with a casino’s terms and conditions.

Bet Small

One of the most common methods of maximizing your bonuses is by making smaller bets.  In reality there is not much you can do to influence the outcome of casino games but increasing the amount of times you bet can slightly increase your chances of winning.  So, making several smaller bets is more feasible than trying to ‘hit a lick’ off one bet.

Confirm Percentages and maximum amount

This is one of the most important aspects to consider when choosing bonuses.  Most casinos match your initial deposit with an equivalent amount.  In such cases the maximum amount of deposit that qualifies for a bonus ranges from $50 to $150.

You can calculate your ideal initial deposit by taking into account the bonus percentages and maximum amounts.  For instance, if the advertised bonus percentage is 150% and a maximum bonus amount of $150, the ideal deposit amount would be $100. This means that you’ll get a $150 bonus in addition to the $100 deposit which amounts to a total of $250 at your disposal.

Understand the wagering requirements

Just like business contracts that contain plenty of fine print, wagering requirements have plenty of details that should be understood before redeeming any bonuses. At times you will find a 500% match bonus that may look attractive but upon closer scrutiny of the wagering requirements, you’ll find that it comes with so many conditions that make it less viable than you may think.

Avoid bonus abuse

Online casinos are always on the lookout for new clients and they often go extra mile to please them.  However, casino operators are big on fair-play and do not appreciate attempts by players to try and game the system. Bonus abusers are generally frowned upon and many casinos have added new rules and regulations to deal with this menace.  A good example is a relatively new rule adopted by casinos that prevents players from exceeding their maximum stake when playing with bonus funds.  In such cases, if you surpass your maximum stake, you may be flagged by the casino operator as what is known as an advantage player. This may lead to voiding of all bonus funds and winnings.  To avoid any unpleasant surprises, it is important for players to read the terms and conditions relating to bonuses, more so if they are playing higher stakes games.

Avoid any overt attempts to beat the casino using tricks since the operators are quick to identify bonus abusers. As a player you’ll risk the forfeiture of winnings and possibly all your deposits if any anomalies are detected.