Casino codes are strings of alphanumeric characters given out by online casinos to redeem bonuses, which players are required key in during the process of registration. However, all online casinos do not require the entering of casino codes. Many of them run on software that keeps tracks of players operations and automatically credits the different types of bonuses as they accrue. For example as soon as a player registers and makes a real money deposit or accepts a no deposit casino bonus, the casino will credit his account with the “sign up” bonus without the player asking for it. Similarly when a player refers a friend through his account and that friend completes the required formalities the player will automatically get the “refer a friend” bonus. However many online casinos, especially those powered by RTG and Microgaming, require players to enter the given casino codes while opening registering at the casino or opening a real money account at the casino’s Banking portal. The entry of these codes alerts the software to keep track of the player’s operations from the perspective of bonuses and wagering requirements. The entry of the casino bonus code by the player is a confirmation that the player is interested in the bonus. This resolves a lot of problems that may arise later. For example many players are not interested in accepting a bonus offered by the Internet casinos. They find the wagering requirements futile and do not want to waste time and energy keeping track of whether they have complied with the wagering requirements. In many cases the software is auto programmed to block all withdrawals if playthrough requirements are not met. The players then have to inform customer support that they are not interested in the bonuses and the tech team has to deactivate the bonus links for these customers. The players’ payments are delayed and the casino team has to perform additional useless tasks and hence there is frustration all around. Therefore more and more online casinos are using a system of casino codes. If the player does not enter the code then he does not get the bonus and if the player enters the bonus code then he automatically gets the bonus and has to meet the wagering requirements before asking for withdrawals.
Casino codes serve another purpose as well. Few players land up directly at online casinos while surfing the web. They usually access the casino after reading a review or article about the casino at the hundreds or thousands of such sites that are proliferating on the Internet. Sometimes online casinos offer enhanced bonuses to players who approach the casinos through such sites. Also the casino may be placing their advertisement on the site or having some other type of commercial relationship. Hence it is important for the Internet casino to know which players have been referred through that site so as to give them the enhanced bonuses promise and also to know how many players have come from that site so that they can evaluate the effectiveness of maintaining a link from that site. In order to do this customers coming from such sites are required to enter the given casino codes.