Free Spins & Bonus Spins

Free Spins

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.

A genuinely free spin offer is where you receive 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.

Are Bonus Spins Free?

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!

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 PlayOJO) then you don’t need to worry about any wagering conditions.

Wagering Terms

A Wagering Term (also known as wagering condition) is the amount you wager before a casino will release funds so that you can withdraw. For example you deposit £10 and get a £10 bonus with a x40 wagering term. With this offer you 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.

Popular Sites Offering Free Spins Or Bonus Spins

100 No Deposit Bonus Spins
Visit Paddy Power Games

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20 No Deposit Spins
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30 No Deposit Bonus Spins
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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. Terms Apply.

10 No Deposit Bonus Spins
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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. T&Cs Apply. 18+. begambleaware.org. Terms Apply.

5 No Deposit Bonus Spins
Visit 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. Terms Apply.

£88 No Deposit Bonus
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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. Terms Apply.

50 Free Spins
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New Players Only. Up to 50 (20p) free spins on for Reel Royalty. Winnings paid as bonus credit with 20x wagering requirement. 7 days expiry. Max withdrawal from bonus winnings £50. 18+. begambleaware.org. Terms Apply.

Win Up To 500 Spins
Visit Slots Gold

New Players Only. Minimum deposit £10. £8 maximum win per 10 spins. Maximum bonus conversion equal to lifetime deposits up to £250. x65 wagering terms apply. 18+. begambleaware.org. Terms Apply.