Poker sites are always looking to attract new players, which is why Deposit Bonuses are often so generous and well-publicized. But sites sometimes offer perks for existing players as well. With Reload Bonuses, poker sites add money to your account when you make a deposit, even though you are an existing customer.
When can I get a Reload Bonus?
If you frequent a particular poker site, it’s worth checking their promotions pages every month or so — particularly around big poker events like the World Series of Poker—for Reload Bonus offers. They’ll often be offered no more than once or twice a year. Reload offers are also usually sent out through promotional emails to existing customers, or customers who haven’t played in a while to entice them to come back to the site.
How do I get a Reload Bonus?
It depends from site to site, but you’ll get your Reload Bonus either by depositing money during the bonus period, or by entering a special code when you deposit (also within that period). These bonuses will have a period when they are valid and only deposits made during this time will be eligible for the bonus.
How much are Reload Bonuses?
Reload Bonuses can be up to 100% of your deposit, however, they usually have a lower limit than first-time Deposit Bonuses. Sometimes Reload Bonuses take the form of perks like tickets to tournament games and other benefits in addition to straight up cash.
Can I withdraw my bonus cash right away?
Definitely not. As with other bonuses, you’ll need to “clear” your bonus by playing and betting a certain number of hands before you can withdraw your bonus. Remember, poker rooms are not in the business of giving away free cash so you can hit the withdraw button, so be prepared to play with your bonus money.