Understanding Online Casino Free Spins

Table of Contents:

Types and Features | No Deposit | Deposit Required | Winning Real Money | Wagering Requirement

Introduction

Free spins are an integral part of any online casino, coveted by players and embraced by the industry. The biggest sites tend to be the most generous with their offerings, and that’s why you’ll find a huge selection of them right here on Casino.com CA. We offer a range of free spin bonuses to all Canadian players, giving them a chance to try our best games.

Not quite sure what free spin bonuses are or how they work? Then read on—you’ll find everything you need to know below:

Free Spin Bonus – Types and Features

A free spin bonus is a type of casino bonus made available to new and loyal members. It provides players with a fixed number of complementary spins for one or more slot machines. Here on Casino.com CA, free spins are used across a host of different bonuses, including:

No Deposit Free Spins

A no deposit free spin bonus is not tied to a deposit and is often provided as a way of promoting certain games. On Casino.com CA you may be offered a no deposit free spin bonus as a way of inviting you to play a new game or as part of our VIP program.

These bonuses always come with wagering requirements, which means any money you win needs to be wagered a set number of times before it can be withdrawn, but on Casino.com CA we have some of the lowest wagering requirements in the industry.

No deposit free spins are one of the most sought-after bonuses. They are especially popular with small-medium stake players, for whom 10 to 50 free spins (the average range for this bonus) goes a long way.

Despite their popularity, no deposit free spin bonuses are rare, but you will find a selection of them on Casino.com CA.

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Deposit Required Free Spins

These bonuses are tied to a deposit and are often available as part of a larger Welcome Bonus that includes bonus credits. You will find such bonuses here on Casino.com CA and can unlock the free spins as part of a bonus breakdown, whereby a set amount of spins are awarded every time you make a deposit and meet the stated criteria.

To get the best return each time, make sure you read the terms of the bonus and understand how much you need to deposit to qualify.

VIP Program

The Casino.com CA VIP Program is one of the biggest in Canada, providing regular players with a huge number of daily, weekly and monthly VIP rewards, including gifts, event invitations, tournament tickets and, of course, free spins.

You can learn more about these rewards by visiting our VIP Program Page.

Loyalty Program (Casino Club)

We like to reward loyal players here on Casino.com CA and one of the ways we do this is through our Casino Club’s Loyalty Program. Like our VIP Program, this awards regular prizes, free spins included, but unlike our VIP Program, it is available to all players, regardless of stake level.

Every time you play games, complete challenges and collect badges/trophies, you will receive virtual coins. These coins can then be traded for free spins on many of the slots in the games room.

Slot Machines

Some free spins are limited to specific slots, others can be used on any slot games in the casino. If there are any limitations with regards to where the spins can be used, these will be stated clearly on the bonus page, often in the main text.

In Canada, Playtech's Age the of Gods slots is definitely the most popular game among free spins players, but NetEnt's Starburst is on its way to become a great hit too.

There is no right or wrong way to use free spin bonuses, but many players prefer to stick with low volatility slots when they have a small number and high volatility slots when they have a large number. That’s because low volatility slots typically pay out smaller amounts of money frequently, while high volatility slots pay out larger amounts infrequently.

In other words, 20 spins on a high volatility slot may return nothing at all, but the same amount of spins on a low volatility slot will likely return some credits.

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Winning Real Money

Free spins are a type of non-redeemable bonus, as you can’t cash them in or withdraw them and you can only claim the money that you win by using them. Every time you win with a free spin, the money will be transferred to your balance and can then be used to play more slots or table games.

If there are no wagering requirements the money can also be withdrawn.

Wagering Requirement

Wagering requirements are often attached to free spin bonuses. Also known as a “rollover” or “play-through rate”, a free spin’s wagering requirement refers to the amount of times that your winnings need to be wagered before they can be withdrawn.

Often displayed as a double-digit number with a multiplication symbol, the wagering requirements must always be met before the bonus money becomes cash and can be treated as such. For instance, a wagering requirement of 20x means you need to wager the money that you have won 20 times before it will be unlocked.

If you win $10 using free spins, this means you will need to wager $200 before it can be withdrawn. Bear in mind, that “wager” does not mean lose. If you spend $1 spinning a slot and win $2 from that spin, it will still qualify as $1 wagered.

Refer to the Terms and Conditions of the free spin bonus to determine if it has a wagering requirement.

Conclusion

Online slot machines are the most popular games on any online casino, generating millions of plays every single day. For many players, casino gambling wouldn't be the same if not for these jingling, jangling, brightly-coloured machines, and here on Casino.com Canada we love these games as much as you do.

That’s why we have a varied selection of free spin bonuses, as well as deposit bonuses, no deposit bonuses, loyalty programs and more.

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