A promotional code is something you enter into your computer and generates money for you to bet with. Who does not like promotional codes? Such liking from the public has made promo codes a popular marketing tactic of internet gambling websites. However it also attracts the attention of scammers who only want to leech money and information of people.
First of all it is suggested that you only use a promo code that is sent to you by the website itself, such as those you receive when you first signed up or during an event. When a promo code ad you see somewhere in the net looks so tempting, it is probably a scam to lure you out.
You can spot it when you click on the link and it directs you into a website asking you to fill out a form. If you provide them your email address, or worse, your phone number, you will be facing a lot of phone calls from telemarketers and spam emails offering you products. It is also not safe to give your home address to anyone from the internet, or to anyone behind such forms on the internet, you might be compromising the safety of your children and family members that way.
Other things you need to keep in mind is choosing a secure password and good banking security. After all when you gamble, even if you do it online, the money you gamble with have real values. Make sure that only you have access to your account.
You should also keep in mind that promotional codes are there to encourage you to play more. It is supposed to boost the fun experience. If you start browsing the internet desperately looking for codes, or go through extreme measures such as clicking on scams as mentioned above, you need to stop and reflect back on why you do it in the first place.
Promo codes are just that, codes. If you do not redeem them, you will not suffer any loss in profit and you can play as you normally do. There is no need to feel that you have to acquire everything because they are, essentially, “free money”. Converting more credits so that you can put the promo code “$10 every deposit” to good use will end up in a disadvantage on your side.
Keep in mind that there are reasons why companies give out promotion codes. To attract new users and to encourage you into playing- and paying- more. The larger the bonus is, the larger the wager requirement will be too. Your feeling over the, say $500 bonus will make you deposit more money to bet until you are able to cash out your winnings. That is, if you win. After all, casinos both online and in real world have their own house edges, which put them in an advantage against players. Most of the time, people go out of the casino having spent more than they originally planned to because they do not want their bonuses to “go waste”.