Online casinos always want more customers, they are businesses after all, so they try to attract you with promotions and generous offers. One of the most common of these offers is free spins.
As the name suggests, free spins are a set number of cost-free spins on a slot. In effect letting you try out a slot without risking any of your own funds, but still with a chance to win real money. This is why casinos give out free spins, to lure in new, and retain existing customers. Hoping that you will stick around and play some more after you’ve finished your free spins. Sounds great, right? A chance to win money for free? What’s not to like?
There are normally some strings attached to free spins as casinos don’t like giving away money for free. Firstly, the free spins tend to be at the slots lowest possible bet level, which is often quite low. This will make it hard to win any substantial amount of money unless you get lucky, as winnings in slots are based on multiples of your bet level. Second, any winnings made with the free spins will almost always be subject to wagering requirements, and as we just said, odds are you won’t win a substantial amount, making it hard to finish the wagering requirements unless you get lucky.
As always with any promotion, read the terms and conditions to avoid any surprises, like limitations on the withdrawal of winnings or high wagering requirements. Also, don’t get carried away in the heat of the moment, keep to your budget and play for entertainment purposes, not for monetary gain.
Even if free spins often aren’t as great as they are first perceived, they are…free (well, unless they’re part of a bigger promotion, like a deposit bonus with added free spins). It’s not like you will lose anything but your time by playing them, and if you do get lucky you just get some money for free. Not bad, right?