I’m Simon (a.k.a SimonTheSorcerer), the man behind Simon’s Gambling Blog and the casino bonus guide.
I’ve been playing online for 10+ years, 2 of which was spent as a professional gambler, gambling for a living. And I’ve been blogging about gambling for 7 years on this blog.
I’ve been working with some of the biggest casinos since 2013. However, I only collect the what I consider to be really good offers (more than 90% of casino bonuses are mediocre at best, there are only few exceptional temporary promotions), which you can find below.
There are not many online casinos bonuses on this list, because unlike other gambling blogs who list hundreds upon hundreds of really bad promotions, from online gambling websites they have never even played in, know nothing about, I only list the promotional offers of the few casinos that I’m actually playing in.
Casino Bonus guide
Some of the casino bonuses are exclusive and are only available on this site.
You need use the bonus codes provided.
Please don’t forget to type in the casino bonus code if prompted (when in doubt contact the customer service of the casino).
Casino bonuses & free spins
US players can not register at the following casinos. You can find the US casino bonus offers below this section.
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Betsson Casino and Sports Book
- Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
- 101 free spins on your first deposit
- €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)
US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.
Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
- The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
- Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
UPDATE 2020: The most recent addition, I’ve just recently discovered this gem, focusing on online lottery, but has really good bonuses all the time, it has no casino games though, but if you like online lottery you might want to check their bonuses out (often they have 3for1 promotions, 3 lottery tickets for price of one):
Casino bonuses & free spins for US players
The following online casinos accept US and Canadian players.
- 100% match bonus, up to $400 + 25 free spins, no code needed
- Confirm email or phone, apply code: LADYDAY, make deposit from 21 to 400 EUR/USD and receive 88% + 88 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
- Confirm email or phone, apply code: WEST100 make deposit pf at least 21 EUR/USD and receive 100 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations
- Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
- Free spins wagering x40 applied.
- 7 days to wager bonus.
- Slots wagering allowed.
- Slots wagering participation 100%.
- Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
- Betting Games wagering not allowed.
- Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
- Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
Bet Online Casino and Sports Book
- Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
- +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
- 10% weekly rebate for returning players
Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
- Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
UPDATE 2020: The most recent addition, I’ve just recently discovered this gem, focusing on online lottery, but has really good bonuses all the time, and casino games too (accepts US players too, US online Powerball lottery tickets):
Casino bonus guide
Bonuses might seem like free money. They indeed let you play longer and with more money. However, bonuses have strict playthrough and wagering requirements.
If you are playing with bonus money you agree to the bonus terms & conditions of the casino. This means that you won’t be able to withdraw your money (no matter how big you won), till you fulfilled the playthrough requirements.
There are some rogue casinos, which abuse this (every casino bonus listed on this casino bonus aggregator website offers favourable T&Ms and playthrough and wagering requirements).
If you read this guide you will be able to identify unfavourable casino bonuses, how to compare casino bonuses and determine the true value of these promotional offers.
/This is actually how I made over €3000 from €20. You can read that story below./
- casino bonuses let you play with more money, longer,
- however, you can only withdraw if you fulfilled the playthrough requirements,
- only certain games count toward the wagering requirement (wagering limitation).
I personally only use the best casino bonuses (<35X playthrough). After gambling online for 8+ years I’m very good at finding the best casino bonuses and free spins. Even though I like to be able to freely withdraw my winnings whenever I want and I don’t want to keep track of playthrough requirements and wagering limitations (most online casinos nowadays track it for you) I like to have more money to play with.
And I know I’m not the only. Many people like casino bonuses (especially welcome bonuses) and don’t mind the restrictions.
Casino Bonus guide:
- Casino whoring, a.k.a. casino bonus hunting
- Understand casino bonus playthrough and wagering requirements and limitations
- Casino bonus calculator
The most important section is the part about casino bonus wagering and playthrough requirements.
The casino bonus calculator is quite handy too. If you come across a casino bonus online you can use it to calculate how long will it take to fulfill the playthrough requirements.
If you like this casino bonus guide give it a “+1”:
Casino whoring, casino bonus hunting
I first started experimenting with casino bonuses in 2006 while in college.
Just like many young guys in their early 20s I wanted to make money gambling online.
I was also in need of some quick cash to finance my college education. I turned to “casino whoring” and successfully made thousands of $ online.
It helped me a lot back then.
/Casino whoring is only one of the advantage gambling techniques. You can find them all by clicking on the link./
Casino bonus hunting (a.k.a casino whoring) is about finding the best casino bonuses and then taking advantage of them.
As a thumb rule, casino bonuses over 40x wagering requirement are not very good for the player and should be avoided (most online casinos have wagering requirements between 30x and 40x).
However, it is very complicated with many factors (e.g.: playthrough limitations, casino software used, country you are from, type of bonus etc…) influencing the actual value of a casino bonus (use the casino bonus calculator below).
I have selected the best casino bonuses I could find on this webpage. If you know of any casino bonus (or free spins) that I might have missed – remember, wagering requirement must be under 40x – let me know in the comments below.
Understanding casino bonus wagering and playthrough requirements, and limitations
Online casinos by law are required to disclose the casino bonus terms & conditions.
However, many online casinos choose to hide it in the unlikeliest places. Also, not many people actually read them.
/This why I have collected the T&Ms for all the casino bonuses on this webpage, so you don’t have to spend hours searching for them on the websites/.
Casino bonuses are always covered by a playthrough requirement and wagering limitation.
Be it welcome bonus, free spins, no-deposit bonus, match bonus etc…
Wagering and playthrough requirements
Simply put, the wagering and playthrough requirement is the number of times the bonus amount (or in certain casinos, your deposit + the bonus) needs to be wagered before the bonus can be cashed.
Usually it is around 20 – 30x (or more) depending on the casino, the casino bonus type, your country of origin.
As a thumb rule: if the playthrough requirement is over 30x, then it’s not a very good bonus. If it’s less than 30x that’s a good bonus, and if the playthrough requirement is less than 20x (it’s very rare), then it’s one of the best casino bonuses.
Most casino bonuses have wagering requirements of 30x or more and it is almost impossible to find a bonus with less than 20x wagering requirement (I have found only two, both of them are on this list.).
Let’s take a look at wagering requirement, using three examples.
Example I., – 100% match casino bonus
You have a 100% $300 first deposit match bonus. After checking the terms and conditions it turns out it has a 30x playthrough requirement.Which means you need to wager the deposit + bonus amount 30 times.
You have deposited $300 and now you have $600 to play with.
Before you can withdraw your winnings you must place a total of 30 (wagering requirement) x ($ 300 [deposited amount]+ $ 300 [bonus amount]) worth of bets.
That means you need to wager $18,000 before you can withdraw your winnings.
To make matters even more complicated, every casino bonus comes with wagering limitations.
That means, that the casino games with the lowest house edge are discounted.
They simply do not count towards your wagering requirement, or count much less towards it.
Example II., – No deposit casino bonus
You get a $7 no deposit bonus after registration.
After reading the terms & conditions you realize this has a wagering requirement of 20x BUT the wagering requirement is calculated the following way.
A minimum deposit of $20 + the bonus amount.
So that means ($7 [free bonus] + $20 [minimum deposit you must make before you can withdraw your winnings]) x 20 (wagering requirement). That’s $540.
You have to wager $540 in total, much less than in our first example. This is much better bonus.
It is important to understand bonus jargon and to be able to understand and compare bonuses.
Example III., welcome casino bonus
You get a bonus of $ 25 welcome bonus on your first deposit. The minimum deposit to be eligible for bonus is $100.
The bonus has a playthrough requirement of 32x.
So you have to wager ($25 + $100) x 32 = $4000 before you are eligible for withdrawal.
If the wagering requirement wasn’t complicated enough, different casino games count differently towards the wagering requirement.
Usually slots are favored and classic casino games are discouraged.
The numbers vary from casino to casino but in general, Keno counts 100%,
Roulette, Sic Bo and Pai Gow 50%,
Blackjack and Punto Banco, Baccarat 10% towards the wagering requirement.
Video slots always count 100% toward the wagering requirement.
Example wagering limitation: you wish to play Sic Bo with a $300 match bonus with 20x wagering requirement and you deposit $300.
/((30 (wagering requirement) x ($ 300 [deposited amount]+ $ 300 [bonus amount] )) x 2 (because Sic Bo only counts as 50%)/
That’s $36,000. And if you wish to play only Blackjack, then it’s $180,000!
Simon’s casino bonus calculator
Use this easy-to-use casino bonus calculator to determine the actual value of a casino bonus.
It will calculate the amount you need to wager before you are eligible for withdrawal (it also takes the wagering limitations into account).
And it will also give you an estimate how much time it will take to get there.
Update: for some reason the embedded calculator is not accessible, till I can fix it you can access the calculator here.
Disclaimer – Calculation of the time to fulfill the wagering requirement is based on my play style. You might be faster or slower.
If you know any great casino bonus, which is not yet in the list, or if you have any question about any of the casino bonuses, playthrough or wagering requirements let me know in the comments section below.
You can also just ask me to take a look at a casino’s promotions and tell you whether they are any good. I would be happy to do it.
Last updated: 2021-01-22
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