Free Spins For New Players

In 2017 The UK Gambling Commission started to clamp down on how welcome offers were described by online gambling services. Free bets, free money and free spins at times may not have been a “free bonus” as they instead incurred a wagering condition should a player wish to withdraw winnings after gambling with their bonus. Whilst it’s good news that this area of confusion is sorted out, it has actually led to even more confusion with some brands offering free spins that are free and others offering ones that have wagering terms.

What is a free spin

A genuinely free spin offer is where you are offered X number of plays – perhaps for making a deposit or joining as a new player – and any winnings generated from those spins are paid into your cash wallet. These winnings will be withdrawable and have no wagering terms. Some sites, such as Bgo.com, call them fair spins. Winnings from these offers tend to be capped.

What is a bonus spin?

A bonus spin is when you’re required to meet a wagering term on any winnings generated from awarded spins. For example, new players on Jumpman Slots can win up to 500 spins on Starburst after making a first deposit. These are awarded to you “free” but after playing the winnings are subjected to a x65 wagering term. We will always refer to such offers as bonus spins!

Win Up To 500 Spins
Slots Gold

New Players Only. Min deposit £10; max bonus conversion £250, terms apply, x65 wagering requirement 18+. begambleaware.org.

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Slot Crazy

New Players Only. Players must register a valid credit or debit card to receive free spins. Withdrawal restrictions apply: wagering 80x free spins winnings. Wagering requirements vary by game. T&Cs Apply. 18+. begambleaware.org.

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New Players Only. Spins valid 7 days. 25x wagering on bonus wins, max withdrawable amount £50. T&Cs apply 18+. begambleaware.org.

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Costa Games

New Players Only. Players must register a valid credit or debit card to receive free spins. Withdrawal restrictions apply: wagering 80x free spins winnings. Wagering requirements vary by game. T&Cs Apply. 18+. begambleaware.org.

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New Players Only. Predefined bet amount of £0.25 per spin. Free Spins (FS) must be claimed within 48 hrs of receiving the email and expires after 14 days. FS wins are are capped at £20 Bonus, exc. JP win 18+. begambleaware.org.

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Paddy Power Games

New Players Only. 30 Free Spins Added to accounts verified by SMS, x1 Wagering, Selected games only. x25 wagering on matched bonus (£10+ £30 bonus), eWallets excluded. 18+. begambleaware.org.

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888 Casino

New Players Only. £88 is granted in FreePlay (FP). FP must be claimed within 48 hrs of receiving the email and expires after 14 days. FP wins are credited as bonus and capped at £15, exc. JP win 18+. begambleaware.org.

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New Players Only. Varying wagering requirements apply: Slots 80x, Slingo 60x. Transfer cap: £100. Further T&Cs apply. 18+. begambleaware.org.

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Wink Slots

New Players Only. Max 30 Free Spins [FS] available for 7 days. FS winnings are granted in games bonus after all FS are used. FS wins set at £1 - £4 (per 10 FS). To withdraw games bonus & related winnings, wager 30x the amount of bonus. Withdrawal restrictions & T&Cs apply. 18+. begambleaware.org.

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Bgo.com

New Players Only. 1 free spin for every £1 of first deposit up to 50. £10 min deposit + 2.5% fee (min 50p). 3-day expiry on Free Spins. Cash balance withdrawable at any time, £2.50 fee. Free spins available on selected games only 18+. begambleaware.org.

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Casumo

New Players Only. The welcome bonus is split in 5 deposit bonuses to a max of €1200 and 20 free spins every day for the first 10 days. Bonuses must be wagered 30 times. 18+. begambleaware.org.

30 No Deposit Bonus Spins
Betfair Casino

New Players Only. UK&IRL only. Free chips are released over 3 days, 10 per day. Chips will expire at 23:59 GMT. Eligible games only. x1 wagering on winnings. SMS verification required. 18+. begambleaware.org.

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Slots Force

New Players Only. Min dep. £10. Max bonus £50 Withdrawal restrictions apply: wagering 40x Bonus & 40x Deposit Wagering requirements vary by game. 18+. begambleaware.org.

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New Players Only. Players must register a valid credit or debit card to receive free spins. Withdrawal restrictions apply: wagering 80x free spins winnings. Wagering requirements vary by game. . 18+. begambleaware.org.

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New Players Only. , New Customers. No deposit required. 20 free spins at registration. 7 days expiry. Winnings awarded as non-withdrawable bonus. x40 wagering. 18+. begambleaware.org.

Wagering Terms

To add to the confusion, sites do offer no deposit spins to players. For example, Costa Games will offer 5 spins to new sign ups, but any winnings come with a wagering term. So technically they’re no deposit bonus spins. The sooner this confusion is sorted out the better! If you’re visiting a new slot site or casino and aren’t sure whether you’re getting a bonus spin or a free spin then check the wagering terms and conditions. Ideally you’d do this anyway as it’s a good habit to get into. If a site has no wagering terms (e.g Power Spins, PlayOJO) then you don’t need to worry about any wagering conditions.

What is a wagering condition?

This is the amount you’re required to play before a casino will release funds so that you can withdraw. For example if you deposit £10 and get a £10 bonus with a x40 wagering term then you’ll need to play through £400 before you can take out any winnings. The UKGC want to clamp down on this kind of practice so we anticipate that in the future more sites will offer free spins with no wagering, but any wins you receive will be very small.