Free Spins FAQ

Free spins have taken the online gambling industry by storm and are a wonderful phenomenon if you understand how they work and how to take advantage of them. However, free spins are often misunderstood and can cause some confusion amongst some online casino players, particularly those new to the industry. We hear common questions from keen gamblers who are tentative about snapping up a tempting free spins offer, so here we have compiled a handy list of commonly asked questions relating to casino free spins – check them out and you’ll be confidently spinning those slot reels for free in no time!

What are Free Spins?

Free spins are free games on slot machines at online casinos. Typically, the player has to stake real cash in order to spin the reels of an online slot game, but during a free games round, the reels can be spun for a set number of times without a real cash deposit. However, real money can still be won from free spins.

How Do I Get Free Spins?

There are a few ways for an online casino player to obtain free spins on a slot game. Firstly, many online slots have bonus features embedded into their gameplay and these bonus features quite commonly consist of free spins. Bonus features are typically triggered by landing at least 3 scatter symbols on the reels of the base game, so the player is likely to have placed at least one wager in order to trigger the free spins feature.

Next up, free spins can be claimed via online casino promotions and bonuses. The welcome bonus is one of the most common promotions offered by casinos and these can consist of free spins or bonus credit, or a combination of the two. To claim a free spins bonus offer, you must qualify for it. This might be by placing a minimum deposit (this is a deposit free spins bonus) or simply by registering with the casino (this is a no deposit free spins bonus). Usually, once you have qualified for the bonus, your free spins bundle is added to your casino account immediately and you can play them as soon as you launch the specified slot game.

Do I Need to Place a Deposit to Claim an Offer?

That depends on the terms and conditions laid out by the casino for the free spins bonus in question. If it is a no deposit bonus, then you needn’t place a deposit in order to claim it, however, you will likely be required to register and provide some details (name, email address, date of birth, for instance).

If it is a deposit bonus offer, then you will be required to place a minimum deposit. For example, a casino may offer “25 free spins on Gonzo’s Quest slot when you deposit £10”.

Can I Claim Free Spins Bonuses on Mobile?

Yes! These days, mobile casinos work in very much the same way as desktop-based online casinos. Often, if a casino is offering a certain free spins offer, that promotion is available to snap up via your mobile or your desktop – however you prefer to play.

Can I Use My Free Spins on Any Online Slot Game?

Not usually, no. Generally, free spins offers are limited to one particular slot game, or a group of slots. Players will find that Starburst, Book of Dead and Gonzo’s Quest are common slots that are eligible for free spins offers, but always check the terms and conditions of the bonus to be clear on which slot(s) you can play for free.

Do Free Spins Always Require a Bonus Code?

Sometimes, casinos require a bonus code to be used in order to claim a free spins offer, but this isn’t always the case. If a code is required, it should be made clear by the casino at the time of registering or placing a deposit. There is no difference between the quality of free spins offers that require a bonus code and those that don’t.