If you play UK slots online one thing that you’ve noticed is that every casino out there wants to give you bonus money. Sometimes they’re so enthusiastic about it that bonus money is credit to your account unless you call up and tell them specifically not to give you the money. Though most often you need to use a coupon code to claim the bonus. Don’t worry, they’ll be happy to tell you what the coupon code is and what’s available to you. It’s not something they hide. So why are online casinos so eager to give you bonus money to play slot games?
Well, to begin with, it’s a great marketing campaign for them. They can draw in more players by giving them more money to play with. So deposit £50 and they’ll double that so you have £100 to play with. It’s a tempting offer because the more money you have to play with, the longer you can play. Which is something else that the casinos are interested in – keeping you playing on their slot games. So, this keeps you there. So, it’s all good, right?
Well, here’s where you have to do some work as a player. When the casino gives you bonus money it comes with strings attached. The first is usually a limit on the games you can play. They like slots players because the odds on the slot games are under their control, but some casinos do offer bonuses for video poker, blackjack and other games. But then there’s another string to look for. The casinos require a “play through” of the money they gave you which means you’ll need to play the amount you were given and often your original deposit amount through 10, 15, 25 times or more before you can actually consider the money yours.
Here’s the biggy. Let’s talk jackpots. See, the play through and all that wouldn’t matter at all if you won a big progressive jackpot with that bonus money. Who cares if you have to play £50 through 20 times when you just won £500,000 or more. But that’s the problem. Most of these bonus offers exclude playing progressive slot games, though they may include slots with smaller jackpots. So, check that before you take the offer because if you like to play progressive, you’ll need to play on your own dime.