Reason I like Bovada #5:
Many online casinos give you a big matching bonus when you sign up and make a deposit. For example, deposit $100, get a $100 match bonus, so you have $200 to play with. They also give smaller bonuses for subsequent deposits.
Of course there's a catch. You can't just deposit $100 and then cash out for $200. You have to do a lot of betting before cashing out the bonus. Playthrough requirements vary from casino to casino (and bonus to bonus), so check the rules.
Here's what I like about Bovada's bonuses vs. the other guys'.
- Most games count. At many casinos, play on the most popular games doesn't count towards the wagering requirement. Sometimes the only thing that counts is slots. At Bovada, everything counts except craps and live dealer games, though with anything but slots the playthrough requirement is higher (and clearly spelled out in the terms).
- The terms are right up front. You don't have to hunt for them, the summary is right there on the bonus page, with a link to the nicely-formatted complete rules.
What I don't like: Like many casinos, Bovada can cancel your bonus if it looks like you were trying to just meet the play-through and then cash out, or if you strategize your play to maximize the bonus potential. (See the terms for examples.) This could hurt players who weren't trying to game the system if their play looks suspicious. I haven't heard of any such cases but it's possible. My advice: If you accept a bonus, play normally, as though the bonus wasn't really there.
See Bovada's current Welcome Bonus