Welcome bonus is the bonus online casinos offer as an incentive with your first deposit (or sometimes even more)
The Casino Welcome Bonus, also known as the sign-up bonus is the casino welcoming you as a new customer. Typically you will be offered a bonus match as a predefined percentage of your deposit and in some cases other goodies such as free spins or raffle tickets.
Before claiming any bonus, make sure to go through the terms for your welcome bonus. Identify when your bonus is cashable and what are the wagering requirement conditions.
Claiming your bonus will vary between casinos. Most of the new casinos do not need any input from the player so you would simply sign-up, deposit, and the bonus automatically added to your account. Some casinos require you input a “bonus code” to claim the offer, you would typically insert this before you confirm your deposit after which the bonus will be added automatically to your account.
Every Bonus offer comes with wagering requirements and minimum deposit requirements which vary between casinos and offers, so make sure you understand the requirements before committing to any offer.
Warning: In cases where the bonus was not assigned to you after you have made your deposit it is highly recommended you contact the casino support before placing any wagers. In most cases support will manually assign the bonus to you manually, however, should you start wagering you would be risking your bonus.