I'm mostly curious about land based casinos. What usually determines the amount of sign-up bonus when they say "bonus up to $ some high amount" Is it determined by the amount of matched play or is it sometimes other factors?
Of course, I'm wondering about what ways to maximize that bonus and whether it will be worth it.
Related side note: I once returned to a Vegas casino I hadn't visited in 5 years, and tried to sign up as new, and they still had me on record. :(insert sad face here)
Upto is a four letter word.
They can differ so much that I don't think there is a norm. Some give you a card and your bonus is in the form of mailings. You might get four $25 mailings, or some tell you to play all day and your bonus is based on points earned. In one casino, I was told to play $1 on the card and come back for a bag of cookies.
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Now that I think about it, I should've have specified if one doesn't live in the area of the casino. I no longer live in a casino town, and the couple nearby I've already visited.
So, if I got a mailer, it might have to be good for a long time.
Seems like Vegas and reno casinos may offer something immediate for tourists that might not come back for a year. Or maybe they send out such long term mailers?
Maybe one of those shrimp cocktails.
My latest sign up was with a new slot operator that took over the slots concession inside my supermarket here in Vegas.
With your new signup you got to spin a wheel for freeplay between $5 and $100. I got $10.
First and only time played in a Vegas supermarket or gas station. Ran thru the free play on 7/5 Bonus, cashed out about six bucks and tossed the card on the way back to my car with the box of pasta I stopped in to get.
My previous sign ups were years ago and never amounted to more than $10 of free play. I think one locals casino gave me $5 of free play.