Like any business, online casinos need to attract new customers. One of the most used tools to do this is to provide new players with free bonuses. This practice begins in brick-and-mortar casinos with free chips and drinks. Pretty much every online casino in the world will offer a welcome bonus to players depositing for the first time.
Welcome bonuses generally include some sort of deposit bonus. A deposit bonus is where a customer makes a deposit and the casino matches a certain percentage of the deposit, as a bonus. If the percentage is 100% it’s commonly referred to as a match bonus. Occasionally the bonus funds get split over a few deposits. Some online casinos might also add exclusive bonus rewards such as free spins.
The term deposit bonus and reload bonus is interchangeable, so be on the lookout for both.