The humble free spin has been a staple of the online casino world for many years and is used to attract new customers and reward loyalty in returning players.
Since wagering requirements have come under fire we’ve started to see some excellent offers crop up – with no deposit needed, no maximum winnings and no wagering requirements. These are currently the exception, not the norm, but certainly an indication that things are moving in the right direction.
On this site we list free spins from UK licensed online casinos. The offers are split into sections and are listed alongside the key terms and conditions so you know exactly where you stand with each promotion.
Free Casino Spins For January, 2020
For the most part the offers seen on this site are pretty self explanatory. Some sites may have a few things that need to be done in order to trigger the free spins – such as registering a debit card or mobile phone number – but any thing like this should be clearly stated in the terms of how to claim the offer.
There are a few questions that seem to keep cropping up from our readers though, so we’ll run through them now.
Q. Why are free spins limited to specific games?
A. Most offers will either specify a specific game or set of games that your spins can be used on. This is often for technical reasons as not all games are capable of handling this type of promotions – especially if the casino uses games from multiple software providers. This is why you’ll commonly find that the games you can play with your spins are from NetEnt.
However, this isn’t the only reason and if they wanted to we’re sure casinos could find a way to do it. Different games have different coin values and numbers of pay lines, meaning they cost different amounts to play. Specifying the game that you’re allowed to use your spins on allows the casino to control the cost of the promotion.
If you look at the table below you’ll see a difference of 6x between the most expensive and the cheapest games which means that 20 spins on Starburst would cost the casino £2 but 20 spins on Alien Robots (in 243 payline mode) would cost £12. Quite a difference!
|Game||Min Coin Value||Paylines||Min Cost Per Spin|
Q. What do I need to do to get my free spins?
A. This varies from casino to casino. The type of offer you’re claiming also makes a big difference – for this reason we’ve split this answer into two parts:
No Deposit Offers
No deposit free spin offers are pretty straight forward. Just register and they’ll be in your account, right?
Whilst this is true in many cases, some casinos require you to complete verification tasks first before awarding the spins. This is to ensure that only eligible players receive the offers and to stop underage players from claiming.
There is no hard and fast rule but you could be required to register a payment method to prove your ID (even if no payment is taken) or you may need to enter and verify your mobile phone number.
Deposit Based Offers
When the offer you’re claiming is based on a deposit, it should go without saying that you’ll need to make a qualifying purchase to receive the spins. However people often get caught out by minimum deposits.
For example, if a casino only requires a £5 deposit to claim your spins but your payment method of choice has a minimum deposit of £10 you actually have to deposit £10 not the advertised £5. This could be a clever bit of marketing by the casino but often minimum deposits vary by payment method and the one that you have chosen has a higher minimum. In this scenario it’s worth checking what other options there are.
Q. Help, I didn’t get my spins!
A. This isn’t actually a question, but we’ll let you off and answer the question that you should have asked.
If you didn’t get your free spins, don’t panic, sometimes you need to do something to make them appear – fry this troubleshooting checklist:
- Make sure you have met all of the requirements laid out in the casino terms and conditions and that you’re eligible for the offer.
- If you registered on a different day, check to see if the spins expire after a certain period.
- Log out and back in to the casino software, sometimes your account needs to be refreshed before the spins appear.
- Check if you need to launch a specific game (often the spins are sitting waiting for you).
If none of these work then contact the customer support of the casino. Make sure you contact them before doing anything else in the casino (such as depositing) as this can complicate things unnecessarily.
Q. What is the value of the free spins?
In most cases you’ll receive the minimum bet played on the maximum number of lines. So using the examples above each free spin on Starburst is worth 10p.
Some casinos offer only the minimum bet on the minimum number of paylines (ie: one) but these offers are only worth pennies and often aren’t worth bothering with.
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