A Short Guide to Casino Promotions

Special Promotions
There are quite a few things to love about online casinos. Some like their game variety, others like their looks, and some appreciate their responsive customer support the most. But the first thing to catch your eye about an online casino is its promotions. Casinos use promotions not just to attract new players, but also to maintain their existing ones.

Let’s see what types of promotions casinos offer today and what’s there to know about them.

Opening bonus

The first promotion a player stumbles upon when registering an account is the opening bonus, or welcome bonus, offered by a casino. This can usually involve no-deposit bonuses (play money given free to the player), deposit matches and sometimes free spins.

The Red Flush Casino offers its new players an opening bonus worth $/£/€1,000 (depending on the currency they use) spread across their first three deposits. Of course, these bonuses come with play-through requirements – the Red Flush, for example, requires its new players to play through the welcome bonus amount 40 times before cashing it out. But the requirements are usually easy to fulfill, putting more cash into the players’ pockets.

Periodical promotions

These change from one casino to the other. They can involve deposit matches tied to certain days or hours of the day. I’ve seen a casino offer players a deposit made after midnight, for example. The weekly promotions offered by casinos usually consist of freerolls and deposit matches, but often involve free spins on certain games as well.

The Red Flush casino offers its players a new, major promotion each month. These usually revolve around either a time of the year – Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. This November Red Flush players have the chance to spin the Wheel of Fortune for guaranteed cash prizes, free spins, reward points or other surprises.

Yearly promotions

I have to admit that Red Flush and its sister casinos are the only ones I’ve seen offering such great prizes. Every summer the Fortune Lounge – the company behind the Red Flush Casino – offers its players a chance to win tickets to a Caribbean cruise. This year 50 lucky players had the chance to win their dream vacation by playing their favorite casino games. The promotion was first organized in 2006, and it’s returning year after year ever since.

Rewards programs

Another way for the casino to give back a bit of cash to its players. Land-based casinos offer their patrons complimentary drinks or a buffet. Online casinos have no way of doing this – instead they offer cash. With every dollar spent players collect Reward points, which can later be exchanged for various benefits, or even cold, hard cash.


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