What is a reload bonus?
What is a Reload Bonus?
A reload bonus at an online casino is a bonus granted to players when they deposit more money in their online casino accounts.
What is a Reload Bonus?
A welcome bonus gets you through the door, a refer a friend bonus gets the sites more customers, the reload bonus makes sure that once all those customers are through the door, they keep on playing. The reload bonus rewards players for continuing to use their online real money gaming account.
How does the reload bonus work?
Some reload bonuses are straight up bonuses; you deposit x amount per month, and you receive x amount in credit free from the casino. Other types of reload bonuses however are linked to a specific type of payment method. In these cases it is only reloads through that method that will give you the reward. For this reason, it is always very important to find out the details of any reload bonuses and any payment option bonuses before you settle on your preferred method of payment. There are not usually monetary maximums on the reload bonus but there is nearly always a minimum, and there may be time limits. The minimum deposit that you must make in order to claim the reload bonus can vary from casino to casino, and must be taken into account when setting your deposit amounts, especially when taking any time limits into account. Equally, some casinos will give you a flat amount and some will give you a percentage amount. Let's take for example a casino that offers a weekly reload bonus with a $50 minimum, and a $5 flat reward. In this casino, it is more worthwhile to make weekly deposits of $50 than a monthly deposit of $200. However, in a casino that gives monthly rewards of 10% on a first deposit over $50, it is more worthwhile to make a one off deposit of $200.
Why is the reload bonus so useful?
The reason with the reload bonus is one of the best bonuses available is two fold. First of all, you're going to put money into your online casino account anyway, so you might as well be rewarded for it. Secondly, and possibly more importantly; the reload bonus is an ongoing bonus. People find themselves bedazzled by the welcome bonuses that offer huge amounts of money for free, and pay little attention to the reload bonuses. These people are missing out on a golden opportunity. Whilst the welcome bonuses seem very attractive, they are one-offs whilst a reload bonus will continue to reward you over and over again for as long as you're using the site. Monetarily speaking, the reload bonus will in the middle to long term provide you with rewards that outweigh the sign up bonus many times over.