Online Casino Bonuses – Types and Features

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Bonus Types | Casino No Deposit Bonus | Deposit Required | Winning Real Money | Wagering Requirement


For many online casino players, finding the best casino bonuses is almost as exciting as winning a hand in Blackjack or a jackpot in an online slot game. The bonus money, or spins, can be used while playing real money games and can give you that little bit extra to win.

MansionCasino UK is dedicated to providing our UK players with the best possible selection of bonuses and promotions. From Welcome Bonuses and Reload Bonuses, to VIP programs and Golden Chips, all you need to do is register your online casino account to get started.

Casino Bonus Types

MansionCasino UK has a variety of bonus offers, starting with the Welcome Bonus. This is how we welcome new players to the casino and help get them started on the right foot. Once a player has registered their account, and they’ll find many opportunities to receive additional bonuses and promotions as they continue playing real money casino games.

The most popular types of bonuses are:

  • Casino No Deposit Bonus

While it may be one of the most sought-after bonuses by casino players, it’s not always available. However, there are a few situations that you’ll find a no deposit bonus offer. It’s used from time-to-time as part of the Welcome Bonus; it’s our way of assisting a player who registered their casino account but isn’t quite ready to make a deposit. Sometimes, we’ll reward players who show loyalty to MansionCasino UK and a thank them with this bonus.

In both cases, it gives the casino player a chance to minimise their risk by playing with “house money”.

The no deposit bonus will allow you access to real money games and give you a chance at coming away with a win. However, before you can withdraw any money, you will need to meet the minimum wagering requirements. These requirements change the timeframe you have to make the bets, or how many bets you make with that money.

It’s essential to read the Terms and Conditions when you claim a No Deposit bonus, so there are no misunderstandings.

Deposit Required Bonus

This is the most common type of bonus. After you make a deposit, whether it’s your first or fifteenth, you can be eligible to receive one of these bonuses.

When it comes to Welcome Bonuses, MansionCasino UK consistently has the best and most rewarding offers.

While the offers will change throughout the year, one of the common types of Welcome Bonus is the matching funds. For example, if you make a £50 deposit, you’ll be eligible to claim £50 in bonus money, giving you a total of £100 to gamble with. It’s important to understand the wagering requirements that you have to fulfill in order to withdraw the money won with the bonus money.

The excellent bonuses don’t stop once a player has joined the casino and made their first deposit, though. A Reload Bonus is often offered on a specific day of the week, and it rewards players who make additional deposits.   

At MansionCasino UK, we’re always updating the bonus offers, so visit the Promotions page to see all the latest bonus offers. 

Pre-Wager Bonuses

A pre-wager bonus simply means that the bonus money is instantly added to your bankroll, albeit with some wager requirements. Until you meet the minimum wagering requirements, any money that you win while making bets with bonus money goes into a separate account and is marked as “bonus winnings.” As soon as you surpass the wager requirements, all the money is transferred to your general account and can be used how you see fit or withdrawn from your account.

Pre-wager bonuses can be either a no deposit or deposit bonus, and usually fall into one of two categories; redeemable or non-redeemable. You can read more about these categories down below.

After-Wager Bonuses

Also known as a post-wager bonus, this type of bonus is only awarded after you’ve fulfilled the wager requirements. Some Welcome Bonuses and Reload Bonuses have the option to be treated as after-wager bonuses.

The advantage of using this kind of bonus is that once the money is moved into your account, you can use it how you see fit, and with any online casino game. You’ll have the option to withdraw it immediately, unless it’s a non-redeemable bonus, and then you can only withdraw your winnings.

MansionCasino UK has many different types of bonuses running simultaneously, but players can only have one active bonus at a time. For the most part, the bonuses are activated in the order they are claimed, with the lone exception being the after-wager bonus, as it is only activated once the wagering requirements are fulfilled. 

Casino Bonus Codes

If you choose to opt-in to promotional emails and SMS from MansionCasino UK, you should receive special bonus codes from time-to-time. The bonus codes can be redeemed with or without a deposit, and they can reward you with bonus spins, Golden Chips, cash, pre-wager, and post-wager bonuses. 

The codes only last for a limited time and are usually based on events or holidays, so you’ll have to act fast. For the latest information on these special codes, check out the Promotions page today.

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  • VIP Program

There are several different VIP levels at MansionCasino UK. As you play different games and your cumulative deposits begin to add up, you’ll start progressing through the levels, and with each new level, the bonuses and benefits get bigger.

Special VIP bonuses are awarded frequently, sometimes even daily or weekly. As a VIP member, you will be assigned your own Account Manager, who will make sure that everything is running smoothly. You will also be eligible for tickets to special events, higher deposit and withdrawal limits, exclusive gifts, and more. Get all the latest details on the MansionCasino UK VIP program page.

  • Cash and Cashback

A cash bonus is a real money that is gifted to the player. It has no wagering requirements attached to it and can be used however the player wants.

The cashback bonus can be viewed as an insurance policy for the player. All qualified players will receive a percentage of the net losses accrued at the casino.

Check the Terms and Conditions for the latest details regarding how and when a cashback bonus can occur, and how much money can a player lose before qualifying. 

  • Golden Chips

Receiving Golden Chips is a big part of the MansionCasino UK loyalty program. These chips can be used at any table and are treated like real money.  While you can only use 1 Golden Chip per hand, it can be combined with regular coins or chips to increase the size of the bet.

All money that is won on a bet with a Golden Chip will be considered bonus winnings and have to meet the minimum wagering requirements before it can be redeemed.

  • Slot Machines

With several hundred online slot games, MansionCasino UK has one of the biggest collection of these popular online casino games. UK players love playing the slots because they often have excellent bonus features and modifiers. 

The most lucrative slot machine bonus is the progressive jackpot, which collects a percentage of each bet made on a game, or collection of games, that can grow the jackpot to well over a million.


As you can see, not all casino bonuses are created equally, and since you can only use one at a time, it’s important to look at the quality of the bonus to determine if it’s worth it for you to claim it. Here are some of the most crucial quality factors to look at:

  1. Amount: How much money can you receive for this bonus, and if there’s a maximum or minimum deposit that you need to make to get it.
  2. Game Context: Some bonuses can only be used on specific slot games or table games. If you’re not planning on playing these games, claiming the bonus can prevent you from getting a bonus you can use.
  3. Redeemable or non-redeemable bonus: All bonuses will fall into one of these two categories:
    1. Redeemable Bonus: A Welcome Bonus is a prime example of a redeemable bonus. The player will receive the bonus money, and it can be used when playing most online casino games. However, in order to redeem the money and change it from bonus money into regular money, you will have to meet the wagering requirements. Once this happens, the bonus money can be added to your general bankroll or withdrawn.
    2. Non-Redeemable Bonus: Let’s say, for example, that you receive a £50 non-redeemable bonus and, with that money, you win £100. The £50 bonus money cannot be redeemed and must remain in your account. However, £100 that you won is yours, and it can be withdrawn at your convenience. 
  4. Wagering Requirements: To prevent players from claiming a casino bonus and then simply withdrawing it, all bonus money must be used a certain amount of times before it can be redeemed. This is commonly known as the wagering requirement, but is also called the playthrough and rollover.

The wagering requirements change for each bonus, so it’s important to look at the Terms and Conditions for each bonus before claiming the bonus.

Generally speaking, there are three main types of wagering requirements at MansionCasino UK:

  1. Multipliers of the deposit
  2. Multipliers of the bonus
  3. Sum of the deposit and bonus

A practical example of a typical wagering requirement is if you receive a Welcome Bonus of £30, and it comes with a 10x multiplier of the bonus, you will have to make £300 worth of bets in order to redeem the money.

Another factor to consider is which games you choose to play with the bonus money. Table games are valued differently than online slot games. For example, a £5 bet on a slot game will be counted as £5 towards redeeming the bonus money. On the other hand, a bet on roulette is valued at less than the £5 wager. Not only that, but the value will change based on which roulette bets you make, with 50/50 bets such as red or black will require more usage before the bonus money can be redeemed.


If all of this sounds confusing, don’t worry. It can seem overwhelming at first, but as you play at MansionCasino UK, you’ll see that it will all become clear. If you have any questions, our award-winning Customer Support staff are ready to answer your questions 24/7 via telephone, Live Chat, or email.

Now that you understand your bonus options, register your online casino account and claim your Welcome Bonus. Then you can start playing all your favourite online casino games for real money today.