Casino Free Spins Guide
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Free spins are the most popular type of casino offer.
These tend to be quick and easy, and you have a good chance of making a profit.
We recommend completing most of these offers before moving onto the other categories.
What Do Free Spin Offer Involve?
Free spins are an opportunity to play on a casino slot game for free, without using any of our own money.
So a free spin costs us nothing, but we have a chance to win money from that spin, which is ours to keep.
Usually we must wager a certain amount of our own money, to then receive the free spins.
“Wager £10 on the slot Halloween Fortune Get 10 Free Spins to use on the same game”
Once we have decided that this offer is worth doing, we would open the slot Halloween Fortune.
We would set the spin size to 20p (the smallest spin value). Then we can do 50 spins to wager £10.
We then get 10 free spins, in this case worth 20p each. We play these and hopefully turn them into some nice profit.
But Why Would I Stake £10 For £2 Of Free Spins?
A question we often hear is why is it worthwhile to wager £10 of our own money to get just £2 worth of free spins.
Remember that slots have an RTP, or Return to Player. This is the average amount of money that the slot will pay back to the player (discussed here).
We can use this to determine whether an offer is worth doing.
Slot RTP is usually over 95%, which means that wagering £10 would cost us, at most, 50p on average ((£10*0.95)-10).
So for the above offer, we are losing 50p on average to get £2 worth of free spins.
This means the offer will be profitable on average.
Are All Free Spin Offers Good?
Free spin offers are not born equal.
Some will be fantastic offers with lots of +EV.
Others may have just a few pence of EV. And some will be -EV.
Free spin offers vary in:
- How much money we have to stake
- The number and value of the free spins that we receive
- The RTP of the games involved
Plus, some free spin offers come with wagering requirements on the free spin winnings.
So we shouldn’t assume that just because a casino is offering us free spins, we should do it.
Whilst new to casino offers, only complete the offers that we recommend. If you do see an offer that you think might be worth doing, Contact Us and we’ll be happy to take a look.