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Reload Online Casino Bonuses

By: Fabian Rictor, Tuesday August 4th 2009
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Reload online casino bonuses are deposit bonuses given to existing players at the online casino. These bonuses are awarded when existing players make deposits at the casino. They are very similar in nature to welcome bonuses. The only difference being that the welcome bonus is a one time bonus offered to new players.

The reload bonus is characterized by the following parameters. The first is the percent of the deposit that is given as bonus. Whereas welcome bonuses are usually more than 100%, reload bonuses are usually less than 100%. The philosophy is that once a player signs up at an online casino there is a natural resistance to switching to another one and therefore the incentive required to retain the player is less. The second parameter is the minimum deposit required. Since the online casino is offering a freebie it expects the player to make an investment that justifies the bonus. The third parameter is the maximum limit of the bonus. All online casino bonuses have upper limits because no online casino would like to have an unlimited liability. The fourth parameter is the wagering requirements.

Online casinos do not usually offer reload bonuses on all deposits. However different online casinos have different methods of allocating the deposits on which reload bonuses are offered. The most common way is offering the reload bonus on the first deposit of the week or the first few specified deposits of the month. Some online casinos set aside specific days of the week for reload bonuses. For example VIP Slots online casino offers a 75% reload bonus on the first deposit on Tuesdays, a 50% reload bonus on the first deposit on Thursdays and a 100% reload bonus on the first deposit on Saturdays. Many online casinos try to make the reload bonuses more interesting by couching them as promotions. These promotions are varied from month to month thereby giving a variety in the reload bonuses offered. This breaks the monotony of being offered the same bonus all the time.

Another tactic that online casinos employ to make bonuses more interesting is by restricting the wagering to certain games. This also helps the online casino to draw traffic to the games with higher house edges. Cherry Red online casino offers a 150% bonus for slots on weekends, whereas only a 100% bonus for other games. Since players get a better deal for playing slots they would be tempted to take up the slots bonus even though they face a higher house edge playing slots. Sometimes reload bonuses are linked to wagering on new casino games just released. This encourages players to stray away from familiar games and try out the new ones.

Most online casinos have VIP clubs in which they offer better incentives to the players who wager more by placing them in the higher VIP levels. Players in the higher VIP levels often receive better reload bonuses. Reload bonuses may be offered more frequently to such players or with higher percentages of deposits made or with higher maximum limits. In Level 3 of the VIP Club in Golden Casino the reload bonus is 25% of the first deposit on any one Sunday in a month. In Level 9 the reload bonus is 100% of the first deposit on every Sunday of the month.

Players are advised to read the terms and conditions of the reload bonuses carefully before availing of the bonus.

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Comment by: Thorton On: December 26, 2009
Love these kinds of bonuses really think that they're by far the best of the best types of bonuses especially if they're never ending, lol...
Comment by: Smitty On: December 09, 2009
Yeah I too am with you guys on this these bonuses are probably the best kinds of online casino bonuses that can be taken advantage of online these days. I think that people including myself that is like to know that they'll get a little something extra for their loyalty with any particular casino with each deposit made at that online casino. The reality is that there are so many choices for us as players in terms of where we can go and play so casinos that know and appreciate that fact are going to continue to get our business.
Comment by: Lilian Black On: November 16, 2009
100% guys! Getting deposit bonuses on each deposit is the best and an offer that I think that Slots Galore is now offering from what I've seen. It's not a 100% up to X though it's a 25% deposit bonus on each deposit you even make at the casino which I still think is a pretty good offer. There are some online casinos out there right now who are offering 100% match bonuses up to X on your first several deposits at the casino but there is a limit with most of these types of bonuses.
Comment by: Ponto Rio On: November 03, 2009
I'm a huge fan of the re-load bonus and beleive it to be one of the best bonus types available at online casinos no doubt!
Comment by: partyboy007 On: August 28, 2009
These kinds of bonuses are great... just when you think you're welcome bonus is up you get a chance to take advantage of yet another. It's really a great thing if you ask me. I love casinos that offer these kinds of bonuses!
Comment by: Andrew K. On: August 18, 2009
I think like everyone else when we first start playing we start with the no deposit bonuses, then we move on to deposit bonuses and then we move on from there to recursive deposit bonus such as is with re-load bonuses. I too like everyone here am in favor of these kinds of bonuses over others that are offered including the new fad with online casinos which seems to be the free credits/free money bonuses which are essentially glorified no-deposit bonuses.
Comment by: charlie62 On: August 12, 2009
I tend to choose and play at casinos that offer re-load/multi-level deposit bonuses I find these bonuses to be attractive but more then that they compel me to want to join up with certain online casinos and play there.
Comment by: Sharon Wallace On: August 05, 2009
I have to agree with Peter and think that reload bonuses are very much the same as bonuses that are structured like multi-level type bonuses. I beleive that in the future that most bonus offerings made by online casinos will be some sort of multi-level bonus which again is the same as a reload bonus allowing you to claim bonuses on several of your deposits and not just the first deposit made at the casino.
Comment by: Peter Cullen On: August 04, 2009
I also would say and have to consider reload bonuses as not being all that much different then staged bonuses that are offered by casinos. Even though casinos may promote large welcome bonuses (ie. in the case with Go Casino) they say they offer players 20K in free welcome bonuses but the fact is that you can't claim up to 20K on your first deposit. So these staged bonuses can be considered the same as reload bonuses as far as I'm concerned.

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