If you’re a serious gambler, whether that’s online or offline, you’ve probably come across the terms ‘bonus hunting’ or ‘casino whoring’ before. It’s a fairly controversial tactic that some gamblers employ for getting the most out of casinos without having to spend much of their own money. It’s basically a process where you jump from casino to casino looking for the best bonuses, whether that’s sign-up bonuses for new players, or other big bonuses such as huge pay outs. It’s all about using this to your advantage to reduce and in certain cases eliminate the house advantage, and then repeating the process all over again.
So, now we understand what it is, what are the main advantages and disadvantages of this process?
- If you do successfully find online casinos that offer these types of welcome bonuses, or low deposits for new sign-ups, etc. you can end up saving a lot of money as you start, or even as you continue to develop, as you can just take advantage of these free pay outs
- Only a small personal investment is usually required to sign up to these types of casinos offering these welcome bonuses, so you won’t need to part with much money to qualify for them
- You can start to identify which casinos you like best and would like to make a longing commitment to sign up to without having to actually part with much cash in the process
- You can perfect your game, and start to identify which types of games you like playing and are best at, without having to spend too much initially
- This process can take a long time to get to grips with, and you always have to be on the ball and on the look-out for great new discounts and bonuses that are actually worthy of your time and energy
- You won’t benefit from any loyalty bonuses that are offered to loyal players who have stuck with the same online casino for a long time
- There are finite possibilities for welcome bonuses, as there are only so many online casino sites out there that you can sign up to, to receive the bonus
- Due to the volume of players ‘casino whoring’ in this way, many online casinos have caught onto this method, and have made the odds higher in favour of the house for these bonuses, so sometimes, they’re not even worth it
- Signing up to lots of different sites with your credit or debit card can be a little confusing and hard to keep track of, which can end up costing you more cash in the long run if you have to pay for membership fees, and forget to cancel your membership, for example