Have you been offered a money bonus from an online casino recently? Of course you have. I receive them on a daily basis and not only that, I get them from casinos I’ve never played at or even registered an account with. Casinos want to make those bonus offers hard to resist. In fact, I’ve seen some that area applied automatically to my account and in order to get them taken off, I have to contact the casino’s customer support and request to be excluded from the bonus.
See, online casino bonus offers are seldom a good thing for a Caribbean Poker player. Okay, often it’s debatable if they’re really a good thing for any player, but bonus offers are often geared mostly toward online slot games. The problem with these offers is that they come with restrictions. Sometimes far too many restrictions. First there’s a play through requirement before you can withdraw any money. Now, that may not always seem bad because most of us enjoy playing online anyway and a play through requirement is an excuse to play more. But read carefully, often the play through is based on the player playing slots. Play any other game, and the play through goes up. Caribbean Poker may count as 20 cents on the dollar. Or it may not count at all, because these offers often exclude games.
But the big downer when it comes to offers and the reason I’ll have a casino exclude me from an offer – a limit on how much I can win. Read the terms of the offer carefully. Sometimes you can only win twice or three times the bonus amount. So, if I accept a free $20 offer, I can only win $40. Now, look at that progressive jackpot on Caribbean Poker. Do you want to win that only to have the casino point to a bonus offer you accepted and tell you that you can only have $40 of the thousands you just won? I don’t.