Free Spins

Free spins, or sometimes bonus spins, are one of the most common online casino promotions you will find. Whether you receive them as part of a welcome package, as a bonus offer or win them during a promotion, free spins are great when you love slots and don’t want to wager any of your own money.Read more

Free spins, or sometimes bonus spins, are one of the most common online casino promotions you will find. Whether you receive them as part of a welcome package, as a bonus offer or win them during a promotion, free spins are great when you love slots and don’t want to wager any of your own money.

What are free spins?

Free spins are exactly that: slot machine spins that you don’t have to use your own money with. When you play slots you can often hit a bonus feature that includes a number of free spins, which will have the value of your last stake when the feature was activated. Thus, any wins will be multiplied accordingly.

When an online casino offers free spins as part of a bonus or promotion, those free spins come at a preset value (usually the smallest stake a slot machine allows for), but you won’t have to use any of your own funds to use those free spins.

It is also possible to get free spins that have a higher value. Some online casinos offer so-called super spins or mega spins, which can be worth €1 or more.

Additionally, you should know that free spin offers are usually tied in with a specific slot machine. No matter what kind of offer you are looking at, free spins will be available on either one slot or a small selection of slots. Rarely can they be used on just about any slot you like.

Finally, free spins almost always have wagering requirements, meaning that any winnings from those spins need to be wagered a certain amount of times. Some online casinos, however, don’t impose wagering requirements on free spins, which means that any winnings will be added to your real cash funds. But more on that later.

How to get free spins

Free spins are a very attractive incentive casinos offer to new players as well as existing ones. Especially online casinos that focus heavily on slots will have free spin offers, often in abundance. Those come first and foremost as part of a sign-up offer. Sometimes you merely have to register in order to receive free spins. Other times you will need to make an initial minimum deposit to get them.

Quite a few online casinos have regular offers that include free spins. Among those casinos are Guts, Rizk, Thrills, Casino Club or Casino Cruise.

At SuperLenny, for instance, the BUX system is employed. You can earn BUX by regularly playing at the casino or by completing missions. Those BUX can then be exchanged for sets of free spins, which you can choose yourself.

At Guts.com on the other hand you can peruse offers twice a week that come with free spins. And at Rizk you can win free spins, super spins or even mega spins when either spinning the Wheel of Rizk or by winning them at a Rizk Race.

Additionally many online casinos run special promotions upon the release of new slots. NetEnt is particularly popular here. Simply keep an eye out on new slot releases and check your favourite online casino as you may get a few free spins to play with, usually even without having to make a deposit. For other special free spin offers or promotions pertaining to slot releases you should also check our news section, because we do our best to keep you informed there.

Free spin winnings and their wagering requirements

Free spins come with their own set of conditions when you claim them. It doesn’t matter whether those free spins are part of a sign-up offer, welcome bonus or if they are won during a promotion. All terms and conditions should always handle free spins separately from other bonuses.

Those terms may determine the slot games free spins can be used on, what the value of the free spins is and how free spin winnings are handled. At most online casinos free spin winnings are converted into bonus funds. These bonus funds are then subject to wagering requirements. Typically free spin winnings need to be wagered between 20 and 35 times. More than that would be unusual and pretty strict.

Free spin terms also dictate for how long free spins are available once they are credited to your account. Depending on the bonus or promotion you may have to use them within 24 hours, but 3 to 7 days is usually the average.

In any case, it is vitally important that you read the terms and conditions pertaining to free spins carefully, especially since you don’t want them to expire or have your winnings removed for some reason.

Free spins without wagering requirements

Some online casinos offer free spins without wagering requirements. We have already listed a few of them above. Nowadays it is more common than you might imagine to find casinos with such offers, but it is still the exception.

Unless you manage to win free spins as part of a promotion (for instance at Rizk), there are usually requirements that need to be met before you can claim such free spins, however.

Any free spin offers at Guts.com usually require an advance deposits. Some promotions include advance wagering. A popular type of offer there has you wager €100 on a particular slot (or on any slot) and you receive 5 free spins on another slot. If you wager more money, more free spins can be yours.

Other casinos may require you to wager your initial deposit a certain number of times (at least once, but sometimes five times) before you will receive free spins.

So, as you can see, even when winnings from free spins end up being real cash, no casino is actually just giving those free spins away for nothing. It’s all in the small print, so make sure to read it all.

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