Free play bonuses are a good way to get familiar with an online casino. You get free playtime and/or a small amount of money to try out certain casino games. A Free Play bonus is similar to a no deposit bonus, but slightly different, because only after the playtime is passed, you are allowed to keep the profit you’ve made. This profit is converted to a bonus you need to unlock. How this works? Read our free play bonus explanation below.
If you are offered an online casino Free Play bonus, also known as free bets bonus, don't be fooled by the large amounts of money that are promoted. You'll often just receive a certain amount of credits, and not the actual amount of money. You might think the amount is yours, or will be yours, but this not the case, unfortunately. You only get this amount to play with for a limited time. Sometimes an hour, sometimes for the entire day. Any credits you have won will be converted to a maximum bonus (you have to unlock).
Free Play is nevertheless a great way to become familiar an online casino, because you can just play without using your own money.
“Freeplay bonuses are a great way to try out a casino, without using any money”
Free Play tip: It's best to win only a small figure during your free play time. This way, the amount of money you’ll have to wager is low. The amount of money you win unlocking the bonus is not influenced by the wager, so make sure you maximize your profit then!
You sign up at Casino X at 8 pm and get $88 as the initial credit to play with. You’re not very lucky, and you are left with just $25. You go to sleep at 12 and the next day at 7 pm you try again. In just 1 hour you win $75! At 8 pm your bonus time is up, and your account says $100 in credits.
“Free play credits do not have a wager, the resulting bonus does”
However, the maximum amount you can win at this casino using the free play bonus, is only $15. So your 100 credit are converted to a $15 bonus. You can’t withdraw this bonus just yet, you will have unlock it with a wager of 30x. 30x15 = 450,- which means you will have to bet $450 before the money is actually yours.
To withdraw a won amount of money, you'll need to make a deposit first at some casinos, so the casino can check your identity.
In a free play bonus you will get – as explained above – a starting amount and often a time limit to play with. With this starting amount and time limit you can play all casino games the casino has to offer, so you can really get to know the casino and get the hang of casino games. After the time limit, the remaining amount is the bonus (with a limit) you will have to unlock.
In free spins bonuses you will get a number of free spins on one or multiple selected casino games. After you run out of free spins, it's the end of your bonus time. The amount you have won during these free spins is the actual bonus you will have to unlock.