Ever come across the phrase ‘no deposit bonus code’ in online casino circles but know what it means? If you answered yes it’s your lucky day because in this article I’ll explain exactly what no deposit bonuses are, what no deposit bonus codes are, and importantly just how quick and easy it is to claim and use them.
Because of how I learned to use no deposit bonus codes, I’m happy to share the ins and outs of these enticing casino bonus offers with you.
What is a no deposit bonus?
First things first, understanding what a no deposit bonus is. Aimed solely at new players, a no deposit bonus (just as its name suggests) does not require you to make a deposit to claim and use it. In other words, it’s a 100% free online casino bonus offer that doesn’t entail the transfer of funds of any kind to redeem.
This is in direct contrast to regular online casino welcome bonuses (or matching, match or sign up bonuses as you may also know them) that always require an initial deposit or deposits to unlock. Considered the ‘new generation’ of new player bonuses, as of 2018 no deposit bonuses are huge all over the world.
To claim a no deposit bonus do what I do – just sign up for a new account at the casino offering the bonus. There are a few conditions, however. For instance, you must be of legal gambling age, a new player at the casino (i.e. not an existing account holder), and live in a country the casino accepts players from.
The best thing about no deposit bonuses is that you can withdraw a portion of your real money winnings derived from them. That is if you have luck on your side and you meet the bonus wagering requirements listed in the bonus T&Cs. This is the number of times you must wager your bonus or bonus winnings.
What is a no deposit bonus code?
Now we come to the crux of the article of what are no deposit bonus codes and how to use them. These are actual codes comprising a few letters and numbers that are usually related to the bonus in question. For example, an exclusive $30 no deposit bonus that’s exclusively for slots play may have a code “SLOTS30,” or something similar.
It’s important to understand that a no deposit bonus code is essentially just a key you must use to unlock a particular bonus. It has absolutely no bearing on the size of the bonus, nor any of the terms and conditions that accompany it. When I was learning about bonus codes I was curious if all no deposit bonuses come with codes.
The answer, I found out, is no they do not. Whether a bonus needs a code to unlock it or not is purely up to the respective casino. In other words, some online casinos choose to accompany their offers with bonus codes with the aim of making it a little more exciting for players to claim them, while other casinos don’t feel the need to bother.
How do you use no deposit bonus codes?
Using no deposit bonus codes is as easy as pie as I found out. All you have to do is find a reputable, licensed and safe online casino with a generous and worthwhile no deposit bonus and an accompanying bonus code. Then you can follow the super simple steps I’ve highlighted below which you’ll find applies to most casinos and bonuses:
- When you’re on the casino homepage click the first Register, Sign Up, Join Now or similar button or banner you find.
- A new casino account registration form should automatically pop up for you to fill out in full before you submit it.
- As part of this process, some casinos may have a special ‘bonus code field’ for you to type/copy & paste the code. Other casinos may require you to type/paste the code in their cashier/banking page, and others still may ask you to provide the code to one of their support agents via Live Chat. Regardless, just give the code to the casino when asked.
- Once you’ve successfully signed up for a new casino account and provided a no deposit bonus code, your free bonus should be unlocked, ready for you to use.
- To do this just log in to the casino using your unique username and password combination. In the case of a no deposit cash bonus, your account balance should show the bonus amount. In the case, a no deposit free spins bonus, the listed slot game should be preloaded with the specified number of free spins.
- Now all you have to do is enjoy using your 100% free no deposit bonus.
This is exactly what I do whenever I source a worthy and lucrative no deposit offer. So whether I claim the bonus for Silver Oak Casino or any other premier online casino site, the steps are pretty much the same as those highlighted above. In other words, once you mastered these simple steps you’ve basically mastered no deposit bonus codes.
What are the main kinds of no deposit bonuses?
Now that I’ve explained what no deposit bonus deals are, what bonus codes are and how to use them, it’s time to tell you about the three main kinds of no deposit bonuses. Although they’re each different in their own way, it’s important to remember what they have in common which is that they’re 100% free for you to claim and use.
No deposit free spins bonuses
These bonuses are aimed at slot fans and involve a specified sum of free spins you can use on one or more listed slots. The number of free spins awarded will depend on the casino, but I’ve claimed offers from 15 up to 200. What I’ve noticed about these bonuses is they’re often used to showcase a casino’s best, most popular slots.
So if like me you’re a massive slot fan, free spins no deposit bonuses are for you.
No deposit cash bonuses
With these bonuses, you can claim a fixed amount of bonus money which you can use to play a variety of games. For instance, casinos offering cash bonuses usually allow you to use them to play slots, keno, bingo or scratch cards. The amounts offered will vary from casino to casino but in my experience fluctuate from $10 up to $100.
The fact you can use no deposit cash bonuses to play more than one type of game is why they’re my personal favorite.
No deposit 1-hour free play bonuses
Although not as common as free spins or cash no deposit bonuses, 1-hour free play bonuses award you a respectable amount of playing funds (like $1,500), a specific slot game to play and 1 hour in which to rack up as much winnings as possible. Once your 60 minutes is up you can play your winnings like regular bonus cash.
At some casinos, you can cash out your winnings as soon as you’ve fulfilled the bonus wagering requirements. At others, you might be required to make an initial deposit to release your winnings. That’s why I recommend you read the T&Cs of a bonus before you claim it so you know exactly what’s required to get the best out it.
So now you know everything you need to know about no deposit bonus codes and their purpose. For my two cents, I’m easy either way. Give me a bonus with a code or without one. As long as a bonus itself is worthwhile with achievable wagering requirements, I’m happy to claim everyone that crosses my computer and/or smart device.