What is a free spins bonus?

A free spins bonus is essentially a ‘free go’ on a game. The beauty of a free spin bonus is that you don’t have to play with any of your own money, therefore you can test out a game, or have a free go on a game you’re already playing without a financial risk.

How does a free spins bonus work?

An online casino will award a player a number of free spins, for example, 30 free spins. This means they’ll have 30 free goes on a game. Any winnings generated from the free spins will be added to your account.

Why are free spins offered to players?

Online casinos offer their customers free spins for many reasons. The main reasons are as follows:

  • Free spins are awarded for customer loyalty.
  • Free spins are given to players to try out new games. Online casinos can then take the learnings from the game to perhaps tweak and refine the game.
  • Free spins are given to attract new players to an online casino.

What type of free spins offers are there?

There are a few variations of a free spin bonus offer:

  • No deposit free spin: This type of free spin offer is the most common. However, most no deposit free spins come with wagering requirements. Meaning you’ll have to wager a specific number of times in order to withdraw your winnings obtained from the free spins.
  • Free spins if you deposit a specific amount: This type of free spin offer means you’ll be awarded free spins, once you make a deposit – i.e. deposit £100 and get 100 free spins. So whilst the spins themselves are free, you’ve had to deposit some money into your account in order to get the offer.
  • Free, free spins: This type of offer is rare, but does happen. In this instance you’re awarded free spins, with no deposit required, or any wagering requirements. Although it’s rare to come across this type of free spin, if you’re offered it, take it! But make sure you read any terms and conditions associated with the offer carefully!

Wagering requirements

Whilst we’re here, we can’t ignore the fact that wagering requirements are very real and are often associated with free spins offers. Wagering requirements are essentially the number of times you’ll need to wager in order to withdraw any of your winnings. Typical wagering requirements usually range between 20 – 50 times. We recommend you read the terms and conditions and understand the wagering requirements to assess whether you’re truly getting a good deal, or not!

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