1. Do not deposit too much!
All casino bonuses are used to seduce players to make a deposit at their casino. These bonuses are most often deposit bonuses where your first deposit is matched with 100% by the casino. The maximum amount for these first deposit bonuses can be up to thousands of dollars. It is however not always smart to make full use of this maximum bonus amount. When you make smaller deposit you might get less bonus, but you will have a better chance to clear this bonus completely before it expires (often 30 to 90 days).
2. Select the most effective game
Casino players usually have their favorite games to play. Make sure you know whether the bonus you like to receive can actually be played with this game. Casino bonuses can often be cleared with slot machines because of the relatively low-payout for players. When you prefer playing blackjack or roulette you have a better chance of winning (e.g. using blackjack schemes) and therefore this is not always interesting for the casino.
3. Understand the bonus conditions
Make sure you read all bonus conditions before making a deposit. There are often limitations on how to deposit and withdraw but also the instances in which the bonus can be cleared differs a lot. It can be preferable to have your bonus paid per $10 cleared so you do not have the risk of failing in.
4. Look for payment methods with extra bonuses
Sometimes it pays to make your first deposit with a selected payment methods like Neteller or Moneybookers. Online Casinos are sometimes partners of dedicated payment processors and by giving you extra bonuses they can help each other with more business. These extra bonuses are sometimes 15% to 25% of your deposit amount. Make sure these payment bonuses can be combined with your regular deposit bonus.
5. Withdraw your winnings!
This last tip might seem easy, after all that is why you started playing right? However do not take this lightly, casinos give bonuses to players to make them play at their casino, and this is what usually happens! So even when you consider yourself a serious “bonus hunter” you are also likely to play with your bonus money. It might feel like free money to you, so why not take a free gamble? Make a commitment to yourself to withdraw your money from the casino when you have cleared the bonus, think back of the hours of steady low-risk blackjack you have had to play for it. Good luck!