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If you are British-based and you fancy a flutter at a land-based casino, walking through the door can feel like a daunting prospect. We’ve all seen the lavish high-rollers in James Bond movies, and other Hollywood blockbusters, who splash the cash at the baccarat tables. Fortunately, the UK’s bricks-and-mortar casinos are nowhere near that intimidating. In fact, when you walk through the door of some of the biggest land-based casinos in and around Blackpool, you will be rewarded with new customer sign-up offers.

Blackpool’s Grosvenor Casino offers a £20 bonus on becoming a first-time player. Genting Casino, which overlooks Blackpool’s promenade, doesn’t offer special promotions and bonus offers straight up to new customers, but those who are registered regularly receive promos over time, including free chips to play with at the roulette and blackjack tables. Head further south along the Blackpool promenade to the pirate-themed Coral Island Casino. Coral Island does not require guests to become members to play its new live and automated casino games. However, regular players receive black cards that entitle them to free snacks and drinks while they play.

Of course, UK-based casino lovers also have the privilege of being able to legally create accounts with some of the best iGaming operators that allow them to play video slots, table games and even live streamed dealer games from the comfort of their own home and on the move. The majority of iGaming brands licensed by the UK Gambling Commission tend to offer lucrative, no deposit promotions that are specifically targeted to UK residents.

No Deposit Bonuses: Exactly What It Says On The Tin

The most appealing of all iGaming offers for new customers, no deposit bonuses are given to new sign-ups without them having to deposit a penny of their own money. From the moment you hit that ‘Sign Up’ button, your no deposit bonus will be sitting immediately in your new account ready to be played with.

It’s worth pointing out that most no deposit bonuses have wagering requirements attached, preventing you from withdrawing the funds immediately into your bank account. Sometimes these wagering requirements can be hugely weighted in favour of the house, with 20x wagering requirements resulting in an average £10 no deposit bonus needing to be wagered 20 times (£200) before it can be withdrawn. Always keep your eyes peeled on the wagering requirements before being lured in with enticing bonus money.

Matched Deposit Offers: Tiered Bonus Money

Aimed at those new customers who are prepared to deposit some of their own cash to play, matched deposit offers see iGaming operators match the amount of fiat currency deposited by their new sign-ups with additional bonus money. Some matched deposit offers will also be tiered, giving new customers bonus funds on their first three, or even four, real money deposits.

These are also known in the iGaming industry as “reload bonuses”, as they encourage new customers to reload their accounts with more funds as part of their welcome package.

Free Spins: Sample The Latest Video Slots

In many cases, online casinos will also offer new customers a collection of free spins, eligible for use on specified video slots. This is a great opportunity for beginner iGamers to become acquainted with the concept of video slots without having to spend any of their own cash.

Furthermore, it also gives iGaming operators a chance to spread the word about brand-new video slot titles and build a sense of excitement around new releases and available jackpots; particularly with new technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) now becoming a fixture in the world of iGaming.

Refer A Friend Bonuses: Get Rewarded For Driving More Business Their Way

An increasing number of iGaming brands are also incentivising new customers by offering referral bonuses for referring friends and family members to sign up and play. The type of referral bonus will vary from casino to casino.

It’s possible you could receive a percentage of your friend or family member’s first deposit, or a set bonus figure. Regardless, it is a great opportunity for you to build up some additional funds into your playing account and help your friends have the same amount of fun in the process.

It’s not uncommon for iGaming operators to dish out promotions and offers at random, too. It may be because you’ve not visited their site in a while and they want to entice you back, or it might be due to a release of new games that brands want you to sample. Either way, iGaming offers remain plentiful to UK-based customers, so it’s important that you continue to take full advantage when the time is right.