Bonuses are essentially offered by sportsbooks and casinos to either entice new players to join or to keep existing players playing.
They are for the long term benefit of the house and come with a whole set of wagering requirements, i.e. playing through the bonus amount say six times before being able to withdraw any money, however they can be used to your benefit so long as you know how the system works.
Sportsbooks will rarely make it easy to understand how long you have to use your bonus or what your rollover requirement is, although they have to publish the information so be sure to always do the boring stuff and check out the terms and conditions on every offer before going for it. Read more about sports betting bonuses here:
Upon signing up for the first time to a new sportsbook or casino account many will offer you Free Bets or ‘No Deposit Bonuses’ which, to put it simply, is free money to play with.
The reason these promotions have caught on so well is again extremely simple to understand; the casino or sportsbook does not require you to deposit any of your own cash in order to receive the bonus and therefore you can try the product completely for free! Read more about free bets and no deposit bonuses here: