All About Traditional and Sticky Bonuses

At JackpotCity there are a variety of different bonuses available for you to claim and add value to your game play but traditional and sticky bonuses, in particular, are especially important bonuses that maximize your winnings.

The online casino industry has grown tremendously since it first began and continues to grow at a rapid pace. The larger the industry grows, the more we need to offer our new and existing players bigger and better bonuses. Traditional and sticky bonuses are very different, but nonetheless, value adding bonuses.

Understanding how these bonuses work is key to maximizing their potential. Knowing how to use them to their full value does ultimately give you the best advantage.

Traditional and Sticky
Bonuses Explained

Traditional bonuses are those that are added to deposits. They are largely offered as welcome bonuses but frequent players will find them offered at regular promotions. An amount, or percentage, of a deposit is placed into your account upon depositing a certain amount of money. Once wagering requirements are met, the full bonus amount and any winnings may be withdrawn.

Sticky bonuses, on the other hand, cannot be withdrawn at any stage. Sticky bonuses, of any amount, are given purely for wagering purposes. They are often referred to as non-cashable bonuses. Sticky bonuses tend to last indefinitely. This means the amount is placed in the account and can remain there for an indefinite amount of time. Be sure to check the terms and conditions as some sticky bonuses are considered phantom bonuses and only last until your first withdrawal whereupon any bonus amount remaining disappears.

Always monitor sticky bonuses if they are offered as phantom bonuses. This way you won’t lose any amount of the bonus by making a small unnecessary withdrawal before the full amount is played. The best way to do this is check the balance of your account before withdrawing any winnings and making sure the full bonus has been played. If a huge win outweighs the remainder of the bonus you may decide to forgo it.

Is One Better Than the Other?

If you are wondering which of the two types of bonuses are better, you will find them equally valuable depending on what you wish to gain from them. While traditional bonuses allow you to withdraw the amount, sticky bonuses are bigger.

When it comes to the initial deposit offers, traditional bonuses are typically offered as 100% of the deposit and sticky bonuses tend to range from 200% to 400%.

In many instances the sticky bonuses may be the better option as the traditional bonuses have wagering requirements to meet. The terms and conditions of each particular bonus offer should however be read before claiming either.

What to Know Before Claiming Bonus

Many types of different bonuses need to be earned before being claimed. This is the case with such bonuses as earning comp points for every value of money spent, making a deposit and even registering an account.

Traditional and sticky bonuses tend to only require sign up and making a deposit. They do however have requirements once they are claimed. For anyone who does not know what a wagering requirement is, it is the amount of times, or value of, the bonus amount that must be played through before the bonus amount and any winnings can be withdrawn.

Always remain stringent when playing with a bonus. Both traditional and sticky bonuses may essentially be free money to wager with but playing with them as though they were real money will result in smarter play and thus potential winnings.