Purchase Bonus

The online poker industry consists of thousands of sites all trying to appeal to poker fans in order to win and retain customers. Unlike live casinos, online poker rooms can be frequented 24 hours each day. This is why the majority of the online poker rooms do their best to appeal to poker players and to encourage them to play regularly by offering free money and bonus promotions.

The purchase bonus was developed to reward poker fans for depositing cash at casino sites. The bonus is paid out when a player makes an online deposit into his account with the online poker site. Usually the purchase bonus is matched by the poker room, dollar for dollar on the player's original deposit, or a percentage of the player's real money deposit is paid. These bonuses are credited to the player's account, enabling him or her to enjoy more poker gaming for less money. Of course, the more they play and try to win at poker, the more cash they will inevitably invest at the poker site.

Other types of purchase bonuses are paid to a player when he or she uses a preferred transaction method to carry out a deposit at the online poker site. Most poker sites accept a wide selection of payment methods including credit cards, debit card and wire transfer facilities. Many reward players for using online transaction methods such as Moneybookers and NeTeller to name a few. Players can regularly receive extra cash when they make purchases if they use a site's preferred deposit method at all times.

Players that join new poker sites are often tempted by the initial bonus or welcome bonus. But regular purchase bonuses are often more lucrative and end up creating more online playing opportunities. The astute player will ensure that he signs up with a poker room that matches his deposits dollar for dollar, giving him twice the money to spend on Internet poker games.