Electraworks Ltd Casinos

Electraworks Ltd is an operator of online casinos and bingo sites.  They are part of GVC Holdings, owners of Coral, Ladbrokes, Gala sites and Betdaq.  We will be using some of the Electraworks casinos regularly on Team Casino, including: 

  • Party Casino

  • Party Poker

  • Bwin

  • Sportingbet

  • Foxy Games

  • Foxy Bingo

The purpose of this guide is to discuss how to approach a number of the regular promotions offered by these casinos.

Foxy Games and Foxy Bingo

These two casinos do regularly run promotions.  At the moment, these usually only have 1x wagering requirements on free spins and bonuses, and so the offers are fairly straightforward.   The rest of this guide is more applicable to the other casinos listed above. 

Party Poker and Party Casino

Slightly unusually, Party Poker and Party Casino are separate websites, but the two share the same user login information, same cash balance etc.  By signing up to one of these two sites (at the time of writing we recommend the Party Casino welcome offer on our Welcome Offers page) you will then be able to use the same login details to access the other site.  Whilst any cash in these accounts will be shared across the two casinos, the promotions operate completely separately. This means, for example, that if you were offered a bonus on Party Casino, it would need to be wagered on Party Casino, not Party Poker.  Slightly confusingly, this bonus would still show in your total balance on Party Poker, but it wouldn’t show if you went into your My Bonuses page, and it wouldn’t allow you to complete any wagering on there.  

Bonus Before Cash

The great thing about these casinos is that they use bonus funds before cash funds, even with deposit match offers like ‘100% up to £50’.   This means that we can attempt to wager bonus funds without risking our own money. This makes it much easier, and lower risk, for us to complete their promotions, and makes some promotions, that wouldn’t be viable if the casino was cash first, well worth doing.  For more information on the implications of cash before bonus casinos, and to find out which are cash first, please see our guide here.

Daily Free Games

All of these casinos regularly run Daily Free Games.  These are well worth doing, and you should often win free spins, bonuses and also deposit offers, each of which are discussed below. You can find each of these Daily Free Games, and information on how to complete them, on the Reload Offers page.

Deposit X Get X Free Spins

These casinos often run deposit for free spins promotions, and you may also receive such offers by email, or as a prize from a daily free game.  These offers usually come with wagering requirements on the free spin winnings, so you should check the offer terms and conditions for this information.   Despite this, as long as the offer simply requires us to make a deposit to qualify for the free spins, rather than us needing to wager a certain amount on a specified game, we can be confident that this offer is going to be +EV.   This is because we know that they use bonus funds before cash, and if we choose to wager our deposit on blackjack (using the blackjack strategy) this would only cost us 5p of EV on average for every £10 wagered. Any amount of free spins (such as the usual 10 or 20 free spins) should have a value greater than our expected blackjack qualifying loss – as long as the wagering isn’t something silly like over 50x, and you follow our approach as outlined below.

We would approach one of these offers as follows: 

  1. Deposit the specified amount, using the required promotion code where applicable
  2. Play the free spins.  If you have a choice of slot to use the free spins on, we want to try and find a high RTP slot (using a site like slot catalog: with a higher minimum spin value (free spins will be worth roughly twice as much on a slot with 20p minimum spins compared to a 10p spin value). 
  3. Any winnings from the free spins will now go into our bonus balance (assuming there is attached wagering).  We should now check on the My Bonuses page what the wagering requirements are, and also see what games are excluded from the wagering.  Table games usually contribute less than 20% towards the wagering so aren’t appropriate, and we should also check if any slots are excluded from the wagering.
  4. We should now open a high RTP slot, such as Golden Tour, and attempt to wager the bonus funds.  This should be done by using a large spin size, 50p+, and we would recommend making use of the autoplay tool.  If we bust out of the bonus, we should stop spinning immediately, otherwise we just continue until we have completed the wagering requirement.  
  5. Once we have bust out of the bonus funds, or have completed the wagering requirement, we should wager our deposit once on blackjack, using £1 hands and the blackjack strategy.  You might consider instead wagering your deposit by doing a matched sports bet – but this may look more suspicious than wagering on casino games.

No Deposit Free Spins

Occasionally we will be offered, or will win from a Daily Free Game, free spins which do not require any deposit to be made.  These will almost always come with wagering requirements, but we can take the same approach for these offers as the above instructions (just disregarding the part about making a deposit). 

Deposit X Get X Bonus

A common prize from the daily free games of these casinos, in particular Party Casino and Party Poker, seems to be an offer to deposit a certain amount in return for a % bonus.  For example deposit up to £100 get a 25% bonus up to £25. 

With many casinos, particularly those that use cash before bonus, these would be considered high risk offers that we would recommend avoiding.  However, given these casinos use bonus funds first, these offers are +EV and can certainly be worth doing. This is because we can attempt to meet the wagering requirements of the bonus without risking any of our money.   This does not make the offer risk free however, because we would always recommend wagering your deposit once on blackjack (with £1 hands) – or you could perhaps consider wagering it with a sports bet. 

Before beginning such an offer, we should check what the wagering requirements are (normally 35x the bonus amount) and make sure that we are happy with this and the other offer requirements – like if the bonus has to be wagered on any particular games.  Note tables games often don’t contribute 100% towards the wagering requirements, so we should check this before attempting the wagering. 

We should also consider whether we have a sufficient bankroll, and risk tolerance, to complete the deposit wagering, as recommended as part of these offers. 

Then to complete these offers we can:

  1. Make a deposit using the required promotion code to claim the bonus
  2. If eligible, blackjack will be the best game to complete the wagering on.  If you are unsure if blackjack contributes 100% to the wagering requirements, then you can complete a hand or two and then go to the My Bonuses page to check your wagering progress.  If blackjack is contributing 100%, then I would recommend a large hand size, of £5+ to maximise the EV from this offer and also reduce the time spent on wagering (although consider that a larger hand size is higher variance so you will profit less frequently).  
  3. If blackjack (and equally roulette) do not contribute 100% towards the wagering requirement, then you should use a high RTP slot, such as Golden Tour to attempt the wagering.  This should be done by using a large spin size, 50p+, and we would recommend making use of the autoplay tool. If we bust out of the bonus, we should stop spinning immediately, otherwise we just continue until we have completed the wagering requirement.  
  4. Once we have bust out of the bonus funds, or have completed the wagering requirement, we should wager our deposit once on blackjack, using £1 hands and the blackjack strategy.  You might consider instead wagering your deposit by doing a matched sports bet – but this may look more suspicious than wagering on casino games.

No Deposit Bonus

Occasionally we will be offered, or will win from a Daily Free Game, a bonus which does not require any deposit to be made.  These will come with wagering requirements, but as these casinos use bonus funds before cash, these would be completely risk free.  We can take the same approach for these offers as the above instructions (just disregarding the parts about making a deposit. 

Winnings Being Paid Into Cash

Occasionally, when wagering a bonus, you might notice that if you hit a big win, the winnings go into your cash balance, rather than staying as bonus funds.  It’s not always clear why this happens, but it is worth keeping an eye out for this, because if it does happen to you, this money does not need to be wagered, and so can be guaranteed profit from the offer.  

Cancelling Old Bonuses

It is important to make sure that when we complete an offer, we are not left with a bonus, with wagering left to complete, on our account – because this could cause problems when we go to complete further promotions.  If you are wagering bonus funds, and are about to bust out, you will often find that you are left with a small bonus balance that you are unable to exactly wager, for example you are left with 16p in bonus funds. We don’t want to leave this 16p bonus sat on our account so we have two options.  We could do a 20p spin on a slot (risking a very small amount of our own cash) – if it loses the bonus is gone, if it wins we would need to keep spinning until the bonus was gone or we completed the wagering. Alternatively, we should be able to cancel the bonus, by going to the My Bonuses page, finding the bonus and then selecting the option “Drop Bonus”.  

Balance In-Play Glitch

Members seem to occasionally experience an issue with these casinos whereby after completing an offer, they have some money showing in their balance as being “in-play”.  This seems to either mean that you have an active bonus round or incomplete win on a slot, in a game you were playing, or the site is slow to update the finished amount. Party Casino and Party Poker are two of the sites that are slow to update and usually the inplay balance will disappear by itself once it updates.  If you have double checked all the games you played and there's nothing there, then its just a slow system and you should wait an hour or so and the system should update.

Still Unsure Or Having Issues?

If you’re at all unsure about any of the contents of this guide, whether an offer from one of these casinos is worth doing, or you are having issues completing an offer, then don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.