On most top gambling platforms, you only have the chance to realise one starter bonus regardless of how many sites you play on. For example, if you joined any of the Sky family of gambling/betting sites, then you would realise the opening bonus for one site, but you are then unable to realise another starter bonus for the other sites.
Therefore, if you join SkyBet for example and take a starter bonus, you can’t then access the starter bonuses on Sky Poker, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino or Sky Bingo.
Most of the top sites follow this rule but there is one exception and by cleverly utilising your bonuses alongside your deposited cash, you can use your accrued cash to help trigger several bonuses without having to continually add money into accounts from your bank balance.
[toc] The sites that it is perfectly possible to realise several bonuses on, is the Bet365 family of sites.
Bet365’s Golden Rules for Starter Bonuses
Bet365 have a very different attitude to starter bonuses compared to almost all other major online sports books, poker or casino sites in that they allow and encourage users to trigger more than one starter bonus. However in order to do this there are some golden rules that players must follow in order to do so successfully.
You can only have one bonus active on your Bet365 account at any one time
What this means is that regardless of what site you used to join Bet365, whenever you have a bonus active on an account (and it does not have to be a starter bonus, it can be another form of bonus you Opt In to) then you cannot trigger an additional bonus with another Bet365 site. At least not until the first bonus has expired or been completed.
What this essentially means is that when you join Bet365 and trigger a starter bonus, then you need to let that bonus either be realised fully, or expire at the end of the stated time period, before you can then access another bonus.
Always check the wagering requirement for any bonus you receive from Bet365
The different Bet365 sites have different wagering requirements for their bonuses (and these wagering requirements are often amongst the most user-friendly available in the betting industry today). As such, you should always double check what the wagering requirement is on any bonus and try to realise the bonus fully within the time allocated where possible.
Remember bonus cash is not transferable and cannot be withdrawn
You will already be more than likely aware that you are not allowed to withdraw your bonus funds until they have been realised by completing the wagering requirement. In the same vein, bonus funds cannot be transferred to other Bet365 accounts and must be used on the site on which the bonus was activated.
Always read up on how your starter bonus is awarded and paid to you
With some Bet365 sites, your bonus is required to be earned by you using the site and spending real cash when doing so. On others, your bonus is made available to wager with once you have played through your initial deposit amount. It is always sensible to check how your bonus is paid to you, so you can understand what you need to do to work towards fulfilling the wagering requirement. The different Bet365 sites do have different rules as to how bonuses are activated, so it is always sensible to double check this before you start.
Maximising your Online Bonuses at Bet365 for the best possible deal
Let’s now assume that you want to join Bet365 Sports as a new customer and want to make the most of that offer and indeed, every offer on Bet365’s family of sites, without it costing you huge amount of money each time or by missing out on an offer by depositing on a new site without realising the starter bonus.
How can you do this? Well, it takes a little time and patience but the financial rewards are well worth it.
First off, join Bet365 Sport and realise your starter bonus and check out the wagering requirements and how your bonus is paid to you in order to understand what you need to do to earn your bonus cash.
You then have the stated period (90 days) to complete the withdrawal requirements of the offer (to play through your deposit plus the bonus three times). Your Bet365 Sports new player bonus will therefore be active for either 90 days (if you don’t realise the full bonus), or the number it days it takes you to play through the full withdrawal requirement.
This is important as it is only at this point can you join another Bet365 site and trigger a fresh new player bonus. If you deposit with another site and play on it before your bonus has expired, then you won’t be eligible for that starter bonus when it does expire.
However, if you keep your action on the one Bet365 site you have joined until the bonus has expired, or you meet the withdrawal requirements, then when you do deposit on another Bet365 site, you CAN claim the started bonus.
And if you have some cash left in your Bet365 Sports account at this point, then we can use our next tip in order to trigger the next bonus as cheaply as possible.
Using the Transfer Funds rather than Deposit option to save money
Let’s say now that the 90 days have passed since you opened your Bet365 Sports account and you now have some money lying in your balance. Say now you want to trigger the Bet365 Poker
opening bonus. You can now save money by using the cash available in your Bet365 Sport balance to trigger the Bet365 Poker bonus.
This is done very simply by transferring cash from your Bet365 Sports account into the Bet365 Poker account. Bet365 does not distinguish between these cash transfers and a fresh deposit from a credit card/debit card or similar, which means you can use the money in your Bet365 Sports account to trigger the Bet365 Poker bonus.
Then once the Bet365 Poker bonus has expired or has been fully realised, you can then do the same transfer of funds from Bet365 Poker into another Bet365 account and realise another bonus. Simple!
By doing this, you do not require a credit/debit card deposit for every Bet365 bonus, provided you have funds in your account able to be transferred at the end of each offer.
Don’t Forget your On The Move Bonus at Bet365 Sports
Finally, when you join Bet365 Sport you can also qualify for another great offer, the On The Move Bonus which could be worth as much as £50 as a free bet. However, you cannot access this bonus and a new player bonus at the same time (as you are not allowed more than one bonus in operation on your account).
Ian has been a lifelong avid poker player, and is also well-versed in the worlds of online sports betting, casino gaming, and the burgeoning eSports industry. UK-based Ian has written for several years for a wide variety of online publications, and is especially adept at bringing readers inside the latest and greatest games.