The end of the year is nearly in sight. After polishing off that last bit of turkey and dressing, you will want to do some quick browsing for great online casino and poker coupons that only come around during the Holiday season. Here are some quick tips to help you know what to look for and how best to ensure your bankroll stocking is stuffed with value.
Freebies – No Purchase Necessary!
If you are the non-depositing or freeroller type, this is definitely the best time of year. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Free Spins on Christmas Games – There are always a number of new slots that get launched around this time of year, as well as old Christmas themed slots being brought back to be featured on your favorite casino site. Casinos often offer free spins on these holiday themed slot titles to attract new customers or reactivate existing members.
Do some Google searching for popular holiday slots using words like Santa, Christmas or Rudolph. Toss in some broad terms like “free spins” or “no deposit spins” and you will likely uncover a whole host of results to keep you busy for the rest of the year.
Holiday Freeroll Tournaments – Whether it is poker or casino you enjoy, there will no doubt be freeroll tournaments to celebrate this season of giving.
Grab a pen and paper, make a list of your favorite casinos, and then take a page out of Old Saint Nick’s book; check that list at least twice! You can scroll down the tournament lobby for upcoming freerolls, make sure your email filters are not blocking promotional emails from your active casino and poker rooms, and perhaps even contact support and ask if there are any big tournaments for Christmas.
Prioritize, mark your calendar and make sure you have a seat in the best freerolls this year!
Check Online Gaming Communities – Our community here at nodepositbonus.com isn’t the only game in town. There are many forums, facebook groups and blogging communities that will have something special for their members. Now is a great time of the year to join and share.
Remember, be courteous and only share events and passwords that are open to anyone. Be a giver, and not just a taker. Make a post, comment on a blog entry, or refer a friend to your favorite online casino community, and you will be doing so much more than the vast majority of players who grab codes and go. That community will be incredibly appreciative. Trust me!
Open Those Free Chips! – You will no doubt be emailed with very nice looking holiday themed emails, and in some of those emails, expect to see gift graphics advertising free chips, no deposit required.
Pay attention to the casino rules as far as how many free chips you can use before making at least one deposit, so you don’t have any nasty surprises spoil your holiday spirit. Free chips always abound this time of year, so either keep an eye on your inbox if you have a number of casino accounts, or sign up for a few no deposit casino bonuses at trustworthy sites and wait for the Christmas bonus offers to start rolling in. You will not be disappointed!
Depositors Get the Best Gifts!
If you have some spending money and want to reap the best rewards, then the holiday season is by far the best time of year to be a depositing player.
Advent Calendars – Most online gambling sites will have some sort of calendar, such as the “12 days of Christmas” or even a full 31 day calendar. Many of these will start as hidden, and as each day arrives, reveal the prize and how to get it.
To take full advantage of Advent Christmas calendars at online casinos, you will need to make a deposit. Most of the prizes are awarded after a minimal risk such as a small number of wagers on a slot game. Some prizes are awarded straight away for deposits. While there may be a trinket here and there for the no deposit player, the majority of goodies will be reserved for members who have a little of their own coin in the game.
Holiday Overlay Tournaments – An overlay tournament is one in which the tournament awards more money than is taken from the players in entry fees. If a tournament has a $10 buyin and awards $100 in prizes, and only 5 players join, then you have $50 in fees, so the house is kicking in the other half of the prize pool and you do not have to compete against more players to get it.
During the holidays, there are many high prize pool events, and most of the time they only require a small buy in fee of $10 or less. Even the ones with higher buy ins will generally have ample satellite opportunities for a good (or lucky) player to get in cheap.
I have been playing blackjack and slot tournaments at Miami Club Casino, and they regularly have tournaments with $10,000 or $15,000 prize pools with $5 buy in fees. Less than 150 or so players join some of these. Even taking into account that some players will rebuy, the casino no doubt ends up kicking in a good portion of this prize pool.
Bottom line, during Christmas, the prize pools tend to bloat to even larger amounts, so players gain a lot of value by participating in these. Furthermore, a depositing player has the option to look for the small buy in events, and not just the freerolls. The small buy in events have a lot less players entering them. Fewer players entering means fewer players to beat to snag a meaningful prize.
Christmas Matching Deposit Bonuses – Since all of the casinos and poker rooms are competing for the holiday players, you will surely see matching deposit bonuses with favorable wagering requirements and a nice total dollar amount.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask!
One final tip. Practically every online casino these days has live chat support. If you are new to a casino, the customer service department is working overtime to get you to become a depositing player. Do not be afraid to pop into live chat and ask for any special bonuses that are not published. If you like a particular game or slot, ask if there are any bonuses on that game or free spins codes for that slot machine. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Good luck cashing in on casino and poker promotions during the Christmas season! Please leave feedback or your own tips in the comment section, “speak your mind”, below.