CASINO GUIDES

WHAT IS THE HOUSE EDGE

The house edge is the advantage that the casino has over the players. It’s like a small fee the casino takes from your bets over time.

Progressive Slot Machines
CASINO GUIDES

PROGRESSIVE JACKPOTS

Progressive jackpots are prize funds that grow rapidly, the amount is not fixed, and the more people play, the bigger it gets!

Online Bingo
BINGO GUIDES

FREE BINGO GAMES

Mecca has some of the best promotion offers around and you can currently get a generous welcome bonus when you join online.

BONUS OFFERS & PROMOTIONS

Cash promotions and welcome bonuses have always been a popular way for gambling sites to acquire new customers. But it’s worthing remembering that nearly all these promotions will come with terms and conditions attached, make sure you do read them before joining.

Some offers give you a cash matched bonus and others offer free spins but most will require you to making a cash deposit first before releasing bonuses. It’s fairly standard industry practices to require you to wager/risk bonus cash multiple times before you’ll be able to withdraw it from your gaming account.

I detail any significant terms and conditions which are tied to casino bonuses and free spins.

Bonus Cash

Your guide to games, casinos & bonuses

BONUSES

PROMOTIONAL OFFERS

Mr Play

MR PLAY OFFER

Welcome Package

100 FREE SPINS + UP TO £200 BONUS

Terms and Conditions apply. New players only. 18+. Min Deposit £10. Welcome package splits over 3 deposits, 35x wagering requirement applies to match up bonus. Offer valid for 1 week. 100 spins split to 20 spins a day for 5 days. 50x wagering applies to spins. See full terms. 18+ begambleaware.org. #ad. Please bet responsibly.
Betfred

BETFRED OFFER

BET £10 GET £50 IN BONUSES

New customers only. Register (excl. 13/04/24) with WELCOME50. First bet £10+ at Evens (2.0)+ on Sports within 7 days to get Free Bets: £20 In-Play, £20 Acca & 50 x £0.20 (£10) Free Spins on Fishin’ Frenzy within 10 hours of settlement. 7-day expiry. Eligibility & payment exclusions apply. Full T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org. #ad. Please bet responsibly.

VAVE SPORTS OFFER

Cryptocurrency (₿) Sports Betting

100% Cashback Bonus

This offer is only available to new players who made their FIRST deposit. All players must be 18+ years old and of legal age to gamble. 100% Cashback bonus is available ONCE for each player. The minimum deposit required to get the bonus is 20 USDT or equivalent in another cryptocurrency. Maximum cashback amount is equal to your first deposit amount. Maximum Cashback bonus amount is 1 BTC or equivalent in another cryptocurrency 18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way. Full Terms apply. 18+ begambleaware.org. #ad. Please bet responsibly.
Mecca Bingo

MECCA BINGO OFFER

SPEND £10 for a bonus up to £120

NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. DEPOSIT AND STAKE £10 ON BINGO TO QUALIFY WITHIN 7 DAYS OF INITIAL DEPOSIT. SOME PRIZES HAVE WAGERING REQUIREMENTS AND EXPIRY DATES. SEE FULL T&CS FOR MORE DETAIL. 18+ begambleaware.org. COUNTRY RESTRICTIONS APPLY. #ad.

Jackpotjoy

JACKPOTJOY OFFER

PLAY £10 GET £50 OF FREE BINGO OR GET 30 FREE SPINS

Click for full Rules. New members only, must opt in. Min £10 deposit & wager. 30 day expiry from deposit. 18+. Free Spins: on Double Bubble. 1p coin size, max lines. Bingo: Advertised ticket value based on £1 tickets. Game availability & restrictions apply. 18+ begambleaware.org. #ad. Please bet responsibly.

Betfred

BETFRED CASINO OFFER

STAKE £10 ON SLOTS

GET UP TO 200 FREE SPINS!

New customers only. Opt In required. £/€10 min stake on Casino slots within 30 days of registration. Max bonus 200 Free Spins on selected games credited within 48 hours. Free Spins expire after 7 days. iOS app restrictions may apply. Email/SMS validation may apply. Not available in NI. Full T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org. #ad.
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CASINO & SPORTS BETTING

Online casinos and sports betting platforms use bonuses to attract new players. The bonus can take many forms; it could be a cash offer, free spins or complimentary bingo tickets. You should also note payout rates, for example, the fasted payout casino in New Zealand as well as in other countries, depending on where you live.

On this page, I take a detailed look at the various bonuses currently available from multiple merchants. I will let you know if a deal is a good one for players like you. It’s worthing pointing that some offers are not what they seem – always read the terms and conditions before you sign-up. Rest assured, I will let you know the key terms and conditions of any offers featured on this site.

CASH MATCH

The ‘Cash Match’ is typically the type of bonus you’ll see advertised on TV or online. Deals usually have two components, the customers first cash deposit, and the merchant’s match offer. For instance, a ‘Cash Match’ deal might be advertised like this ‘Bet £10 Get £20′. The £10 is the amount a new customer must spend to claim the ‘free’ £20 from the sports betting operator or casino.

This style of bonus will almost always come with significant restrictions. You could be required to gamble your bonus cash a minimum number of times before withdrawal. The money you win with the free cash could be locked in a bonus account, meaning you won’t be able to withdraw it quickly. You could also be limited to spending the money on specific games or wagering it on certain events or odds.

Restrictions don’t automatically mean that a ‘Cash Match’ bonuses are a lousy deal for the customer. Casinos and Sports Betting platforms suffer a significant amount of bonus abuse. The restrictions are usually in place to mitigate customers who take unfair advantage of promotions.

FREE BINGO TICKETS

New and existing bingo customers could claim free bingo tickets with selected bingo rooms. Sites like Mecca Bingo and Jackpot Joy offer promotional free bingo games regularly. The number of free cards you can get is dependant on the terms and conditions at each website. Some sites will give free tickets exclusively to new players as a sign-up incentive, or you can earn free tickets based on your real cash deposits over a period of time.

FREE SPINS

Another popular bonus at the moment is the ‘Free Spin’ promo. Gaming sites will offer new customers free spins on their fruit machines as a signup incentive. The number of free spins you can claim could range between 20 and 100.

The ‘Free Spins’ offer could be either a stand-alone deal or combined with a ‘Cash Match’. Most of the time, you’ll be asked to deposit your own cash before you can claim the free spins. However, the amount is usually reasonable – between five and ten quid.

It’s worth pointing out that you should compare the value of the free spins across different offers. Ten free spins with a value of £1 are worth more than 30 free spins worth a penny!

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