The sports betting bonus is an incentive that the bookmaker usually contributes towards the money you deposit. It means that upon depositing a given amount of money, you will be rewarded a percentage of that amount and then allowed to use it and play with it. Upon successfully fulfilling a set of provisos known as the wagering requirements, you will be allowed to claim your earnings. However, bonuses come in all shapes and forms, and a closer examination is necessary.
By their nature, bonuses differ and we can distinguish between free bets, (no) deposit bonuses, matched bonuses, and lately mobile bonuses. All of these are rather self-explanatory, but let us take a closer look that will disperse any ambiguity that remains.
Free bets are among the best sports betting bonuses, providing newcomers with a quick sum to wager and multiply. However, most free bonuses will detract the amount of ‘free money’ you received, and only allow you to claim the winnings instead. Nevertheless, it is a fair deal and one worth taking any day. Usually, it is at a bookie’s discretion who qualifies for the free bet.
The deposit bonus means that the bookmaker will reward you with an amount equal to a percent of the sum you (first) deposit. An extension of the deposit bonus is the matched bonus where the bookmaker adds 100% of the sum you deposit to your bankroll.
If there is one sports betting bonus worth your while, this is the mobile offer that sports bookmakers have introduced recently. In general, it matches the most common welcome bonus on the bookmaker where you are playing at. However, it may be an independent bonus, which can be used alongside with the desktop version of the welcome offer, effectively doubling your starter’s capital.
Why Does It Matter?
While customers appreciate watching live sports and making a wager, they equally cherish the comfort of keeping an eye on their bets without having to be tethered down to a desktop computer. The fact that bookmakers have been able to introduce a mobile app that offers the same functionality as the desktop version of the website has been a major breakthrough in the industry and a resounding success.
No Deposit Bonus
A bookmaker may periodically award this bonus to loyal or struggling customers, without asking them to deposit any cash.