Free spins are what online casino players like the most. With free spins you can play for real money and win real money without paying anything.
What are free spins?
Free spins are rounds on slot machines which you do not have to pay for. However, you still play for real money and you keep what you win.
Free spins, similarly to regular paid spins on any slot machine, have their value. When betting your own money, you determine how much one spin will cost. Free spins can also be cheaper or more expensive. This depends on the casino and the type of promotion. However, the free spins usually offered by online casinos have quite low bids. But you don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
Where do free spins come from?
Free spins are a gift from the casino which you can get on different occasions. Firstly, you usually get a welcome bonus after registering an online casino account, which often also includes a certain number of free spins. Secondly, free spins can be a prize in a promotion or competition organised by the casino. Sometimes they are the main prize, and sometimes an addition to the prize money. Thirdly – free spins can be obtained from the casino as a gift, just as an incentive to continue playing when you have not visited the site for a long time.
You will also get free spins when playing on particular slot machines, but in these cases they appear as a bonus game that is part of the machine’s algorithm and not a casino promotion. The value of each free round is the same as your last paid bet – for example, if you are playing Mega Fortune for €1 per spin and you get 10 free spins, then each of them will have a bet level of €1, of course at the expense of the machine. The winnings from this series are immediately credited to your current casino account balance.
And getting back to the free spins from casino promotions – what can you do with the money won from free spins?
If you have received or won a certain number of free spins, you can use them either at one particular slot machine or at any machine from the same provider. So let’s say you have some free spins, you played 50 times for free and won some money in these free rounds, e.g. €20. You are bound to win something because it would be impossible to not get any winning lines in 50 rounds. And nothing disappears from your account – after all, it’s all free spins!
Winnings earned during free spins are usually treated as a bonus by the casino. This means that before you can withdraw your money, you have to first use it to bet a certain amount of times. In general, the conditions for the withdrawal of bonus funds in casinos require them to be wagered from double the amount to up to 45 times the amount. So in other words, if during your free spins you have won €20 and the conditions for withdrawing the bonus assume a 10-fold wager, then in order to be able to withdraw the money, you must bet at least €200.
Of course, you do not have to have €200 to do that. It’s all about the total sum of placed bets, and sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. You can spin 100 times for €2 and withdraw the bonus money you earned from free spins.
Free spins and regulations
As with all things which are for free, it is important to be familiar with all the rules of free games. You just have to read the terms and conditions. It may turn out that it’s just not going to be worth the cost. Why? Sometimes, especially in new and little-known casinos, you can receive a lot of free spins as an incentive. But to withdraw the winnings from these spins, you will have to wager them at least 45 times and only use your “real” money. You will end up paying more than you earned and instead of free spins you will be stuck with a much higher number of non-free spins.
Of course, these situations are rather rare, but you have to remember about it and stay alert. Usually free spins are great fun and result in big winnings. The most interesting option for any player are free spins on jackpot machines. With a little luck at the expense of the casino, you can make a small fortune, and then meeting the minimum wagering requirement and withdrawing your money won’t be a problem!