Types of Mobile Casino Bonus
Smartphones are being adopted by ever-increasing numbers of people, and the gambling industry has been quick to adapt to this technological progress. Mobile casinos offering broad suites of games are now commonplace, and players can benefit from a variety of promos.
Advantages of Mobile Casinos
In terms of natural convenience, it's hard to beat playing by mobile. Hundreds of millions of people have them anyway, and the small size yet ever-rising computing power means carrying them everywhere is no problem at all.
The huge public uptake has led a great many casinos and software firms to ensure their games can be accessed by mobile. This is mostly via apps, with iOS and Android the most popular platforms. However, those using the Windows OS can use their phone to visit online casinos without the 'mobile' aspect, giving them access to the entire range of games.
How Mobile Casino Bonuses Work
Casinos create special offers to encourage new players to join and existing gamblers to stick with them, and this is true for their mobile platforms as well. Common promos for new players include a small sum (perhaps around $25 or so) of free spins/credits tied to a specific slot or other game. A similar bonus is a comparable sum in free cash that can be used on a far wider range of games.
Existing players can benefit from what is sometimes called the reload bonus. This involves the mitigation of losses over a given period of time. The player receives a certain percentage of their losses back in the form of free cash.
Deposit matching is another frequent offering which involves the casino putting in a certain percentage (typically 100% but it can be a bit higher or lower) of a player's deposit, up to a certain ceiling. Sometimes this is only for a first deposit, sometimes it can be for later deposits as well.
Restrictions and Limitations
All the bonuses above sound good, and they are, but they do come with strings attached. The detail can vary quite a bit from one offer to the next so do be sure to read the small print.
The two most common (almost universal) limitations are the wagering requirement and the withdrawal cap. The wagering requirement is a multiple of a bonus' value, often around 30-40x. (Free spins worth $30 might have a wagering requirement of $1,200, for example). This is the total value of bets that must be placed before the bonus or winnings from it can be withdrawn.
The withdrawal cap is an upper limit on the maximum you can withdraw. Winning is possible with a promo, but winning more than a few hundred dollars is unlikely, because of this ceiling.
Time limits can also apply to bonuses, so if you don't use your free spins (for example) within the determined time period then you'll lose the ability to do so. These usually aren't tight but obviously you need to be aware of them.
Playing on mobile is incredibly convenient, and the special offers are a cherry on top. Just keep your eyes peeled for the small print and browse the market to find the best deals.