How to Use Free Spins and Keep What You Win
We all like getting something for free and online casino operators are happy to provide. They do it for their own benefit as well as ours; without a constant influx of new members and existing ones coming back over and over again, they wouldn’t be able to survive. It’s a win-win situation providing the attached terms and conditions are fair and the requirements achievable, which is not always the case.
Free spins offers can be very deceptive. Some operators will make a song and dance about the (high) number of spins they’re willing to give away in the hope that you’ll neglect to read the small print and realize what extortionate conditions need to be met in order to withdraw. We’ve seen many try to hide unfavourable terms by placing them amongst difficult-to-read general terms but happy to point them out once the player requests a payout.
To cut a long story short, getting familiar with all strings attached is a must and should be done before claiming free spins or any other promotional offer found at a gaming site or received via email or SMS. If you’re unable to find all relevant information or don’t understand what you have read, contact the operator’s customer service department and ask them to clarify. Finally, we’re here to help and so are other experts such as freespinsdoctor.com
Ok, so you found out all that you need to know and you’re still interested. Verify that there are no restrictions in terms of country of residence or deposit method used, claim free spins and go try your luck with one of the available slots. Don’t forget that the only way to withdraw whatever wins you manage to score is to play them through the required number of times. It will probably be easier to do if you bet on slots that contribute 100% rather than alternative options with a much lower contribution.
Keep in mind that slots differ in terms of win potential, RTP and volatility. There is no strict rule and, obviously, no guarantees, but it might be safer to play titles with low variance and high return to player. These should give you more time to do the required wagering and qualify for a withdrawal. Make sure not to perform any kind of actions that promotional and general T&C describe as forbidden, such as place stakes higher than the defined maximum while having an active bonus, or use bonus funds purely to progress through bonus stages of certain slots.
Some casinos will warn you about attempting to build up the feature value of a game while having an active bonus and then redeeming it once the wagering requirement is met to get paid out in real cash; this would be considered fraudulent play and winnings would be confiscated. Not playing by the rules could result in forfeiting the bonus itself as well as any winnings but that’s easily avoided if you know what they are and act accordingly.