What Are No Deposit Bonuses?
No deposit bonuses differ from regular deposits in the way that there is no need to make a deposit with real money to the casino to obtain it. Regular and more common deposit bonuses only offer the bonus after a player has made a deposit that meets the minimum deposit requirement.
No deposit bonuses usually come in the form of bonus money, but they can also be free spins. Bonus money is often usable across the whole casino in any games, whereas free spins are often allocated to be used in a specific game. No deposit bonuses are loved by Canadian players for a good reason: they offer a great way to test out a casino and its games yourself without risking any of your real money. If you do win using the bonus money awarded to you, you would have to keep playing with it until you have met the wagering requirement.
What Types Of No Deposit Bonuses Can Canadians Use?
Now let’s go through the different types of no deposit bonuses in a bit more detail. These are the three most common types of no deposit bonuses on offer at casinos in Canada.
No Deposit Bonus Cash
This is free cash offered in the form of bonus money. Bonus money is often usable in all games across the whole casino platform, so you can spend it however you like. All wins are also credited as bonus money, which you then have to keep spending as bets to meet the wagering requirement. Always check the terms and conditions to find out how large the wagering requirement is. No deposit bonus cash offered to new players is often quite small, usually not exceeding CAD 25.
Free Spins No Deposit Bonus
This type of bonus differs from the cash variant in the way that free spins are often offered for one or more games. This is always clearly stated on the offer. The casino might offer a few options, for example by offering the free spins in three different types of slots or across all slots created by a specific game studio. Usually you will not get any more than 50 free spins without making a deposit. All wins made by using free spins turn into bonus money which has to be wagered in the same manner as when you receive bonus money in another type of offer.
Free Play Bonus
Free play means that the casino will offer the player a chance to play free of charge for a specific time period. All wins during this time will be credited as bonus money which then needs to be played with to meet the wagering requirement. If you play fast enough and on profitable games, the free play bonus can be very lucrative, possibly winning you a couple of hundred dollars in bonus money. The time restriction will be extremely strict though, so you will not be able to play after the time limit has ended and all the time you spend not playing during free play means money not earned.