Online casino bonuses have changed a lot since the early days of online gambling. One time you could almost guarantee a profit from playing the right kind of casino deposit bonus. But sadly those days are long gone.
As the number of players that knew how to take advantage of these bonus grew, so did the number of casinos that stopped offering them. Nowadays it is all but impossible to find a bonus that will work out to the players advantage.
And if you can find one, there is a good chance that it was a mistake and the casino will refuse to honor it.
Still, there are benefits to playing with a bonus. Some of the best casino bonuses can add hundreds of dollars to your bankroll which can help offset any expected loss from playing your favorite game.
That means, if you are intending to do a lot of gambling anyway, then you should try to find a good bonus to clear while doing that gambling. But if you are only intending to gamble a little, there is really little point in trying to clear a bonus as you will have very high clearance requirements on any decent bonus now.
Also, if you get lucky and win big after only a few games, you will not be able to withdraw anything until the full bonus requirements are met.
Bear all that in mind next time you are signing up with an online casino.