What is a Deposit Match Bonus?
A casino offers match bonuses as a way of boosting money that you intended to play with at a casino. This match is made by a certain percentage of your deposit up to a limited sum of money. The casino sees your deposit as a commitment from your side and then commits to match that investment in the casino with its own investment in you, in the form of a bonus.
How does a 200% match bonus works?
An example of an offer of this kind could look like this: 200% Deposit Match up to €600.
So, if you have €200 that you want to invest into play, the casino will match that amount by 200%, thereby adding €600 (€200+200%) to your initial €200, giving you a grand total bank balance of €800 to play with.
Note that you will not be able to draw the bonus amount, nor will you be able to draw on any wins at all until you have satisfied the wagering requirements of the bonus. At UK Gambling Commission casinos, the terms will be clearly displayed next to or under the bonus. They may look like this: Wagering 20x Bonus (Withdrawal Limit €600). In the case of the above €600 bonus, you will have to wager it 20 times (sum of €12,000) before being able to withdraw any wins. The limit of funds you can withdraw is €600 after the requirements are met.