The no deposit bonus (or in English “No Deposit Bonus”) can be awarded in the form of free spins, freerolls, free bets or bonus credits from the gambling providers. Sometimes there are also no deposit free spins for registration, but there is a good overview of this on the actual bonus page. This page is mainly about bonus campaigns for regular customers of an online casino.
No Deposit Bonus: What’s the catch?
There are some pitfalls that you should be aware of with no deposit bonus credits in order not to have problems with the online casino later. The following rules are standard at most online casinos:
Turnover: You have to wager the no deposit bonus XY times before you can withdraw it from real money casinos. When wagering, you often lose the entire bonus as quickly as it was credited by the casino.
Deposit: No deposit should be required for a no deposit bonus. But sometimes you can read in the casino’s terms and conditions that you have to have wagered €10 or €20 before you can make the first payout. Then it is not really a real no deposit bonus.
Maximum cashout amount: Sometimes online casinos impose a maximum cashout amount for no deposit bonuses. You can then, for example, only have 100 € paid out of winnings from free bonuses. The amount in excess of this is then forfeited in full.
Max-Bet-Rule: There is usually a fixed maximum bet when playing with a bonus. If you bet more money per spin, the bonus expires. Normally, the max bet rule is €5 per spin.
Bonus Codes: Sometimes codes or coupons are required to receive bonuses. In order to receive the bonus, the promotion code must be entered at the respective casino.
Bonus not always for everyone: Unfortunately, not all no deposit bonuses are available for all players. Sometimes you have to deposit within a certain period of time, or once in the history of the casino. Sometimes these are legally personalized actions that require an email or SMS.
Bonus not for all games: In most cases, the bonus can only be implemented on slot machines. Jackpot slots are usually excluded from wagering. But there may be other restrictions as well.
Important: Despite the no-deposit bonus, only play in reputable online casinos
Many online casinos with rather weak gaming licenses offer bonuses in the form of starting credit or free spins without a deposit. You should think carefully about which casino you sign up with. For players from Germany it is recommended to play in online casinos with a German gambling license. Licenses from Malta, Gibraltar or the Isle of Man are good for players from Austria and Switzerland.