Free Spins vs. Match vs. No Deposit

If you know anything about online casinos, you know that many platforms offer a plethora of different types of bonuses. If you're new to the industry in general, you might not know the differences between the types of bonuses a platform might offer. This article is here to guide you through three types of bonuses as well as compare them to each other. We're covering free spin offers, match bonuses, and no-deposit bonuses!

Free Spins

If you're a fan of poker or blackjack, skip this section because free spins are not for you. However, if you love a good slot game (and many of us do) you'll know that free spins are what a player strives to obtain. If you don't have to pay for spins, you can win (or lose) without sacrificing your wallet. Free spins can be included in both deposit bonuses, and no deposit bonuses. If you claim free spins from a no deposit bonus, that means you'll receive a batch of free spins usually just for registering for the casino and confirming your account. Free spins can also be awarded as an add on to a deposit bonus. As long as you can comply with the terms and conditions associated with the free spins, you'll be fine. You'll need to comply with the minimum deposit requirement and comply with any wagering requirement that needs to be fulfilled before you can unlock your wins. Some casinos require you to input a bonus code to claim the free spins, while others do not.

Match Bonuses

Match bonuses are a different animal, especially compared to free spins. For one, you aren't limited to only using the bonus on slot games. However, some match bonuses will limit the type of games you use them on. For most match bonuses, your deposit will be matched either fully or partially. For example, many casinos will offer a 100% bonus claimable up to $100. So if you deposit $100, you'll get $200 to play with. Match bonuses do come with limits though. The bonus withdrawal will oftentimes be capped at a certain amount, or they'll only match your bonus up to a certain amount. Welcome bonuses can be match bonuses, along with free spins, multiple deposit bonuses, VIP bonuses and reload bonuses.

No Deposit Bonuses

I briefly mentioned no deposit bonuses when I was explaining free spins, as free spins are usually given out as a no deposit bonus. There are also cash no deposit bonuses, though. Usually a no deposit bonus is a type of bonus that can only be claimed once. Sometimes it's available as a welcome incentive for new players. You might need to verify your identity via ID to claim it. Some casinos make you input a bonus code before you can collect your bonus. Regardless it's easy to see the appeal of no deposit bonuses, as you essentially get free money to play with. However, it's important to remember you cannot just sign up for a casino and withdraw the no deposit bonus. That's why terms and conditions exist, as the wagering requirement forces a player to play through the bonus before they actually cash out the winnings. After all, a no deposit bonus is supposed to be used to play casino games, and usually try out a casino for the first time.