If you are a new player and want to make a first deposit, Aced will match your deposit with a poker bonus of 100% up to $500. That by itself is already a remarkable poker bonus but additionally to that bonus you will also be able to earn extra cash when winning with certain hands (like 4 Aces, a Royal Flush,...).
If the first deposit bonus indeed should prove not to be enough for you, you will be able to take advantage of the periodical reload bonus. The minimum first deposit amount is set at $20.
You are eligible to receive a reload bonus every now and then at Aced. When the periodical reload bonus becomes available, it will be brought to your attention via the same e-mail address you have used upon registration. You will then also be informed about the detailed conditions for the specific reload bonus. If the reload bonus or any of the poker bonus offers change or there are additional offers, you will of course be contacted directly by Aced.
You will have 60 days to clear your Aced Poker Bonus. The bonus offered is incremental (as opposed to a lump sum deal). That means you don't have to clear the whole bonus at once or lose it - you can clear as much of the bonus as you are able or willing to and if after 60 days there is still some bonus amount left to clear, this amount (and this amount only) will expire. You will be able to clear the bonus in increments of $5. The rate of clearing is set at 1.250 VIP Points for each $5 - and at Aced you should be able to earn points quickly if you are a dedicated poker player.
When it comes to gathering VIP Points Aced manage to distinguish themselves from other poker rooms. While in general all poker rooms will reward you for playing in real money games, Aced went further still. You will earn points for generating rakes in Cash Games and for tournament fees like in any other room but additionally you will be rewarded with quite a few bonus points with the already very popular Outs promotion. While these extra points are not taken into consideration when clearing the bonus they are nevertheless quite valuable as we will explain a bit later.
Whether someone who only plays poker every now and then for an hour will be able to clear the whole poker bonus is hard to determine. However this is where the incremental bonus system really pays off and is to your advantage. If you indeed want to be an occasional poker player and yet long for a poker bonus, you should always decide to go for incremental bonus offers so you won't lose out on the whole bonus when the deadline expires and you weren't able to gather enough points to clear it all. Aced's incremental $5 structure is well suited for beginners and occasional players alike while more dedicated players will want to clear that bonus as well as use the extra VIP Points earned through Aced Outs in order to either cash them in or buy bonuses.
Earning VIP Points - as mentioned - can be done in two different ways: Aced will reward you with VIP Points for playing in cash games and tournaments (1 point per $0.10 of contributed rake in a cash game, 1 point per $0.10 of tournament fees). Be aware that contributed rake means that if you play a heads up and the pot generates $2 of rake, you will be awarded with 10 points for the $1 that you contributed. A fair deal but something we nonetheless want to point out as it might lead to confusion or frustration for new players otherwise.
The other method to earn VIP Points is of course the already famous Aced Outs promotion that rewards you with additional VIP Points whenever you achieve some of the goals (win 2 hands in a row, ...). While these points do not count towards clearing your Aced Poker Bonus (as is being wrongly advertised on some sites) they are nonetheless a most welcome gift. You can either simply cash them in, use them for tournament buy-ins, buy something in the Aced Store, buy bonuses,... As you can see, VIP Points are very powerful and can be used in a lot of different ways. Keep in mind that VIP Points earned in other ways than cash game and tournament fees do not count towards advancing in VIP Levels (that also includes tournaments that pay out in VIP Points instead of cash).
You may decide not to make use of the whole $500 poker bonus and only deposit $200 for example if you are not planning on playing high stakes poker at the beginning anyway. And once you have cleared the first deposit bonus you can still take advantage of the reload bonus offers later on. Whichever way you decide to go, the Aced poker bonus indeed is an excellent choice for everyone due to the possibility to clear it in small steps.