Free Spins – No Deposit Required

There are a number of different bonuses and promotions that you will discover when spending time at White Hat Gaming casino sites.  One of the most tempting comes in the shape of no deposit free spins. Which are free spins you are offered for simply signing up at a casino site, before you even make a deposit.  The wise among you will immediately assume that this offer must be too good to be true, but is it?

The true answer to that question is yes and no. While no deposit free spins do what they say on the tin to a certain degree, they are not as straightforward as they first appear.  Luckily, we’re here to stop you having to drag yourself through the small print and finer details to work out exactly how these things work.  So, allow us to take you on a journey into the world of no deposit free spins, and help you get a full understand of what they are, and how they work.

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What Is a No Deposit Free Spins Bonus?

At the most basic level, no deposit free spins are just that, free spins you are given without the need to make a deposit.  You are not just given them, you have to sign up for an account at your chosen White Hat casino, but you do not have to make a deposit before you use your spins.  No deposit free spins are not usually particularly high in number, they can range from as low as five, to as high as 20. Some may go above or below these limits, but that’s rare.  To make things as easy as we can here, we will work with a hypothetical situation in which you are given 10 no deposit free spins from a hypothetical online casino.  So, you’ve signed up, and you’ve been given 10 free spins. These will usually be limited to a small number of games, so you choose the slot that catches your eye, and now you’re ready to start spinning.

Then what?

How Do No Deposit Free Spins Work?

Once you start your spins, there are two possible outcomes. The first, is that you take 10 spins, no wins come in, and that’s you done. That’s the simple way.  But what if you win? What if the reels fall in your favour, and you pick up a tidy sum from your free spins? Can you then withdraw it?  As online casinos can obviously not just throw free money at their customers, it is not that easy, but it is not impossible to make money from no deposit free spins if you’re lucky.  However, as is often the case with promotions, you do have to be aware of the small print.

The Finer Details

So, let’s break down the extra bits that are attached to no deposit free spins, namely, wagering requirements and withdrawal limits.  Wagering requirements will tend to be attached to no deposit free spins bonuses, and these are what makes winning less likely.  For the sake of an example, let’s run with a 35x wagering requirement, which is pretty average for such promotions.  Say you receive 10 free spins with a value of 10p each (mainly because that makes the maths easy), you would then need to wager 35x the value of your spins, so £35 in this case, before you could withdraw any winnings you made from your spins.  It certainly is not impossible to win £35 or more from £1 worth of spins, and if you do, any additional money can be withdrawn from your account like any other winnings would be.  Withdrawal limits are less frequent, but can still appear with no deposit free spins. These put a limit on the amount of money you can win from your free spins. This limits tend to be pretty high, so you rarely have to worry about them.

Are No Deposit Free Spins Worth It?

The truth is, you likely won’t win much, if anything from no deposit free spins. However, they do give an opportunity to try out some slots at a site you have just signed up for without depositing any money, so there is very little (in fact, nothing) to lose by taking them if they’re offered.  You never know, you could get lucky and end up winning a little amount after the wagering requirement has been covered, and if not, you can spend some time playing some fun slot games free of charge!

Bonus Spins – Deposit Required

There was a time when all online casino welcome bonuses fell into one simple category, you’d make a deposit, and you would be given a bonus, maybe 100% or 200% your deposit, for example.  While this bonus structure still exists, with both welcome bonuses and deposit bonuses for existing customers, there are a host of different ways welcome bonuses can now function, and one of the most popular recently has been with Bonus Spins.  Now, it should be pointed out before we go on, that Bonus Spins, which are also known as Extra Spins and by a few other names, depending on what site you are playing at, were once known as Free Spins.  The reason this is no longer the case is simple, these spins are not free. We’ll get into that further later in this article, but bonus spins are a much more accurate name for this bonus.  That isn’t to say that bonus spins cannot lead to some nice wins and treats though. So, without any further preamble, let’s get into the ins and outs of bonus spins, and explore what exactly they are, and how exactly they work.

What are Bonus Spins?

Let’s start with the basics, Bonus Spins are spins that are given as a bonus. Okay, so that bit is probably clear, so let’s go into a bit more detail.  Let’s say you are making your first deposit at a White Hat casino site, and that site offers bonus spins. You will be given a set number of bonus spins (usually) depending on how much you deposit.  There is usually a minimum amount you just deposit to trigger the spins, and a maximum number of spins you can receive.  In some cases, you can receive hundreds of Bonus Spins, which is fun in itself, because you get to try out a bunch of the slots that are available at your chosen casino site, without having to spend any of the money you have deposited.  But, can you actually win any money from these Bonus Spins, and if so, how?

To answer that question, we have to get into the finer details of how Bonus Spins work, and what caveats and small print can be attached to them.

How do Bonus Spins Work?

Once you have made your deposit, you will be given your Bonus Spins, and you can immediately start using them.  Often, you will have a time limit on these spins, so it is advisable to use them as quickly as possible. It is also worth noting that, in most cases, the spins will only be valid on certain slot games available at your chosen White Hat Gaming site.  Once you start playing with your spins, you may find that you pick up a few nice little wins along the way, and your logical next question is, can I withdraw them?  Unfortunately, as is often the case with bonuses and promotions, it is not that easy. But, at the same time, it is also not impossible, it just takes jumping through a few necessary hoops.  The main hoop is a wagering requirement, which is similar to that you will find attached to bonus money.  A wagering requirement is an amount of money you are required to wager before you can access any winnings you get from your free spins.

While the number of spins can be much higher depending on how much you deposit, let’s use a 10 spin bonus as an example, and assume those 10 spins have a worth of 10p each.  So, in order to take any winnings from your free spins, you would have to wager 35x the value of the spins.  In this example, the 10 spins have a total worth of £1, so the wagering requirement will be £35.  There are two ways you can do this, you can deposit and wager £35 of your own money, and hope the payout is enough, or you can see if your winnings from your spins will cover the wagering requirement.  While it is not impossible to win £35 from a £1 batch of spins, it is also not likely, but it’s worth seeing if this happens, before considering whether to wager your own money.  Whatever way you decide to play it, Bonus Spins are a good way to experience a new site without having to wager any of your own money.  If you win a little along the way, all the better, but it’s best not to assume this will happen, as it is very possible it won’t.