We have seen, in the recent past, a rise in the number of online casinos that offer their members the opportunity to play poker which are also giving them access to what are referred to as ‘poker bonus codes.’ Indeed, virtually every online casino that offers poker as a game nowadays offers these codes at one time or another.
Many members on first encountering these codes find them rather baffling. That is understandable, because without some background information, it is rather hard to make sense of poker-bonus codes. Their name, for one, offers very little insight as to what they could be.
In actual fact, poker-bonus codes are usually alphanumerical codes that you enter when loading money into your online poker playing accounts, with their entry qualifying you to get the poker bonuses that are inherent in them. Put in simpler terms, your entering of the poker bonus codes when loading money into your poker playing account is likely to see your account credited with higher amounts of money than you would have directly loaded into the account. Thus you could find a particular poker online casino (or online poker room, as some like to be referred) giving an arrangement where, upon entering a certain code (usually a cryptic combination of numbers and letters such as ‘xtd5f’), you qualify to be given a bonus that could be quoted in monetary terms or in percentage terms. This way, if you load some $100 into your online poker account, you end up with a balance of something like $105, with the extra $5 being the poker bonus you will have gotten.
The end result is what turns out be – for all purposes and intents – free money that the casino offering the bonus gives you. It is like a discount. Some online casinos will quote the poker bonus you stand to attain by entering the poker bonus code as a percentage, but almost always with an upper limit to it. This is like where you are told that upon entering the poker bonus code, you will have 5% of whatever your load into your account added to it- but with a limit of, say, $50. This way, if you load $100 into the account, you find the balance reading $105. Loading $500 and entering the poker bonus code will give you a balance of $525 under this scheme. Loading $1000 and entering the poker bonus code will give you a balance of $1050. But loading $2000, and entering the poker bonus code would still give you a balance of $2050, because as you will have been told, there is an upper limit of $50; so that even if the amount you load into the account can qualify you for a higher bonus, the $50 is still the most you can get under the arrangement. Of course, the upper limits to the poker-bonuses vary (they are not always $50).
The inner workings of the poker codes are not that complicated either. What usually happens is that a member’s entry of the bonus code triggers a function or an algorithm inbuilt into the playing platform’s software backbone, which ultimately ends up in the addition of the higher amounts of money into the players account than they would have directly deposited.
The poker codes are best viewed as being a member attraction and retention strategy employed by the online casinos that give them; with a trend having been established where more people are inclined to registered and stick with the online casinos that give these poker bonus codes.
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