I have enjoyed playing at land based casinos for several years, and still visit my local casino from time to time, but there are a few things that bother me. Being a smoker limits my playing options, as there are designated areas or rooms for smoking in Canadian casinos. I also hate how crowded it can get. People are constantly bumping your chair when trying to walk by, and it can take ages to get a drink. My wife and I go together, but can rarely sit side by side and play the slots. Then you see some couples sitting at two machines but only playing one.
I had thought about trying an online casino for years, but never did because I was always worried about getting ripped off. Finally one night when I had the itch to play slots, but didn’t want to bother with the annoyances at the casino, I decided to try playing online.
I had played at Maple Casino for fun as a ‘guest’ for quite a while and always enjoyed the games, so I signed up for a real money account and claimed their one hour free play bonus offer. Many casinos offer this type of bonus. You are given a certain amount of money to play with for one hour and they advertise that you can keep the winnings with no deposit necessary. Reading the fine print tells you, for the bonus at Maple Casino, you can only claim up to $100 and you must deposit $40 in order to claim it. On top of that, once you claim the bonus, you must wager it 30 times before you can cash out. It doesn’t really seem fair to advertise it the way they do, but you will find it is still a very good bonus after seeing others.
Every online casino offers a welcome bonus, and it is very important to read the terms and conditions of each bonus before you decide to claim it.