T&Cs apply | Wagering and T&Cs apply | Commercial content | New Customers Only | Wagering and Terms and conditions apply | 18+ The betting world is full of online bookmakers who offer betting bonuses that allow you to start betting on your favourite sports or events with ease and above all without a large outlay of money.Especially if you are a novice gambler, starting to make a few bets with a bonus given simply for signing up for a particular bookmaker is an opportunity for you to make your first bets without spending money, for the bookmaker represents a potential client acquired.In this article we look together at the various types of betting bonuses that are offered by bookmakers, which may include welcome bonuses, no deposit bonuses, refund of bets or other.
Bonuses without deposit
It is without doubt the betting bonus that everyone would want. Usually it is subject to simple registration on the bookmaker’s website and the bonus will be available on the player account as soon as you send your proof of age. This is because the game, according to regulations, is subordinate to the age of majority and it is right that this is the case.
As soon as the registration procedure is completed and the identity document sent and after validation, the game account with the no deposit bonus will be available for betting.
You cannot expect large amounts of money as a no deposit bonus, but you can still make a few bets and test the gaming platform with “real money” and become familiar with betting.
The so-called welcome bonus is definitely the biggest bonus that online bookmakers can offer. It is a bonus that is added to the first deposit made after registration. The amount of the bonus varies both according to the deposit made and as a percentage.
What does it mean?
For example some bookmakers can offer a 100% bonus up to 100 euros, others for example a 50% bonus up to 100 euros and so on…
In the first case by paying 100 euros you have another 100 euros available in your account, then a total of 200 euros to play.
In the second case by paying 100 euros you have a total of 150 euros to play or to take full advantage of the offer we can make a deposit of 200 euros to have a total of 300 euros to play.
Bookmaker list with welcome bonus
We try to keep an up-to-date list of bookmakers’ welcome bonuses, so please refer to this page for the latest news.
Rules for redeeming the welcome bonus
Don’t think about making a deposit at a bookmaker offering for example a 100% welcome bonus and withdraw immediately!!! That would be too easy and convenient! Usually bookmakers have rules before the bonus can be withdrawn.
Here are some examples of rules before a withdrawal can be made from the player account:
The bonus amount and the deposited amount must be played at least once. This means that if I have deposited e.g. 100 and obtained a bonus of 50 I must wager at least 150 euros in one or more bets before the withdrawal can be made.
The bonus amount before it can be withdrawn must be wagered at a minimum odds, for example at odds of 1.5 (even multiple odds) and the full amount (deposit + bonus) must be played at least once.
These are small examples to show that there are small rules to be respected before withdrawing from the player account, rules which are always accessible by bookmakers’ regulations as per AAMS regulations.
Bonuses with increased odds
These are bonus promotions offered by bookmakers such as 888 and betfair which in addition to standard welcome bonuses also offer this type of bonus. An example:
new members can benefit for the Juve – Carpi match from the winning juve promotion at a price of 3 instead of 1.5. In essence, the favourite is quoted at an extraordinarily higher rate than the standard rate.
Bonus on the first bet
Some bookmakers offer this type of promotion in addition to the normal welcome bookmaker, which consists of a refund of, for example, 50% or 100% on the first bet made, both winning and losing. For example betclic, among others, offers this type of promotion.
Loss Refund Bonus
If you could always win this promotion with your bets it would have no reason to exist, in fact you can also lose everything at a bookmaker where you have opened a gaming account and deposited money.
This promotion consists in this, if within e.g. one week / one month money has been lost, with this promotion the bookmaker returns to the player a % of the loss, e.g. 50% of the lost amount.