People who are new to the online casino world can be attracted to the massive casino bonus which is often advertised and then they become disillusioned by the fact that they never achieve the bonus but the answer is to read the terms and conditions of the offer. Here at casinos.ie we agree that a casino bonus is often hard to achieve but a casino bonus should not be thought of as a way to make money but rather as a means to play longer. A casino bonus for a new player usually comes in the form of a matching deposit bonus which means that the casino will match whatever you deposit into the online casino and this can be a 100% match which it often is for a first deposit but it can also be 50% for second or even third deposits but this free money is not easily converted into withdraw able cash as there are what is called play through requirements. These play through requirements as applied to an online casino bonus mean that you will have to stake the bonus amount a number of times before whatever remains can be taken out of the account. A point to watch about the casino bonus is whether this play through or staking requirement applies just to the bonus amount or to the bonus amount plus your original stake. It is also very common for the play through on the casino bonus not to count on what are called low risk games such as roulette or blackjack which means if these casino games are what you wish to play then your casino bonus will never be realised. We are not against the casino bonus as it can give twice the fun as you can play twice as long but to avoid disappointment do not expect to walk away with additional money.