Even though geographically American online casinos are not reality (yet), be assured that online casinos for USA players exist. It's too big and lucrative a market for online casinos to ignore, and so many of the top online casinos have found legal ways for USA players to move their money in and out of their casinos, through various e-wallet setups, wire transfers, and prepaid cards. When choosing an online casino, one thing you'll want to do is compare bonuses and choose a casino with a bonus structure that suits your bankroll and playing style. Here are some tips.
First, do not settle for a casino that does not have a big sign-up bonus. They want your business and are prepared to pay to get you in the door. Whether you go for a high maximum casino bonus or a high percentage match will depend on the size of your bankroll primarily.
Generally speaking, if you have a big bankroll and want to make a big initial deposit with the chance of getting paid back a lot, look for bonuses offering high maximum payouts. If you want to make a smaller deposit, look for bonus deals with higher match percentages. Sometimes you can get your first deposit doubled or tripled. If you have no bankroll, look for no-deposit bonuses. They really do exist.
Wagering requirements are built into all casino bonuses. You have to bet a pre-determined amount at the online tables to get the best bonuses. There are a number of strategies for helping you maximize your bonus payouts. Low house edge games and hedging are two ways of doing this.
Every reputable casino will have some games that count towards your bonus wagering in which the house edge is lower. Craps and Pai Gow Poker are usually two of the games with the lowest house edges, with house edges of 2-3%. The lower the house edge, the more likely you are to come out ahead when your bonus clears.
Hedging your bets is another strategy and works on sites where you can play games like baccarat and roulette to clear your bonus. For example, betting equal amounts on red and black on the same spin in roulette puts the total amount wagered towards your wagering requirement, and minimizes risk. Many, if not most, online casinos do not allow hedge bets to count towards your bonus wagering, however. Newer casinos are more likely to, so it's worth reading the bonus terms and conditions to find out.
Remember that to clear your online bonus you have to have enough funds in your account to meet the site's wagering requirements. Additionally, bonuses are offered for limited times, and you lose the bonus once that time is up. If you empty your account before clearing your bonus, you may or may not have time to reload before the bonus expires, so be careful.
Online casino bonuses are how casinos draw in new business, and you should definitely sign up for sites with generous bonuses. Once you do, however, be sure you follow the terms and conditions exactly, keep track of bonus expiration dates, and ensure your account has enough funds in it to meet wagering requirements so you can maximize your use of online casino bonuses.