How do you make the best out of a poker bonus?
Do you know how to evaluate if a bonus promotion is really worth it?
Believe me, many of them are not!
Bonus are a great way to increase your return of investment. Let’s say you deposit $100 for a 100% bonus. If you play an average poker and keep your first $100, after a while you will have doubled it, with little efforts. So it is a great opportunity.
It all started six years ago. Poker was exploding in the internet, and the poker rooms were doing their best to get new players on board. That was the time of the small bonus, from 20% to 50% of the first deposit. Now you will find some rooms offering up to 200% bonus, but it’s not that simple.
In the beginning, a room would have an instant 20% bonus, for example. After your first deposit, the bonus was added up to 24 hours later in your account. Now, things are a lot tougher.
These are the factors that you should consider while deciding for a bonus:
1. Maximum amount. OK, this room offers a 100% bonus, to a maximum of $50? $1000? Be careful about that. If you have the money to invest, and you usually play high limits, you should be looking for the rooms that offer a higher maximum bonus amount.