The world of free spins just got bigger – with the expansion of no wagering free spins. What was once a handful of operators gifting players free spins with unachievable wagering requirements attached has developed into an offering of more and more online casinos offering free spins with no wagering requirements attached whatsoever…
Well, the UKGC has stipulated that wagering requirements are probably unfair and, as always, the honchos at the commission are on the money. We love slots and adore free spins. Wagering requirements, not so much.
Finally, the online casino industry has caught up.
Wagering requirements made bonuses feel like a climb up Everest in Primark-brand underwear compared to their wager-free siblings which are closer to a gentle spring saunter around the foot of Snowdonia in a cashmere sweater (while wearing decent underwear, of course).
But hold up. Some people like wagering requirements, no? The answer is a most definite Yes and No. Helpful, right? Let’s take a look at wagering requirements, why they suck for the majority of players and where you can get your mitts on some free spins without having to worry about wagering requirements if you luck out.
The problem with wagering requirements
The trouble with wagering requirements is that they stress players out. Wagering requirements within a set time limit were never truly fair, and we all knew deep down that the casino was getting a better deal.
Wagering requirements could be seen as the online casino equivalent of having to do lines as punishment on a school blackboard. Do you think Bart Simpson (real-world age, 32, at time of uploading) was happy writing the same sentences repeatedly in the opening sequence of the animated TV classic? Probably not. Wagering requirements often felt like punishment for taking part in a bonus – the casino gives with one hand but takes more with the other.
Pros and cons of no wagering free spins
Sometimes it’s easier to list the positives and negatives of a problem to help spot more easily which way you should go. Although, we think the argument is pretty straight forward and we think you’ll agree…
- You get to keep your winnings without having to wager something ridiculous like 20x – 60x your winnings
- It provides players with the chance to try new games (aka move over BoD and Starburst)
- As well as new games, free spin players can try out new casinos
- Withdraw your funds at any time without losing your bonus balance
- A stress-free promotion for players, whatever their budget
- More time to chill and play your favourite slots with a greater reward (so, none, basically)
Where to find no wagering free spins
When it comes to finding no wagering free spins, you have a couple of options:
- Spend hours floating around pages 2+ of Google (it’s dark down there, trust us), clicking on various search results, waiting for ads to load on spammy third-party sites, wondering why the hell half the content is in Russian, clicking on what you think is a no wagering casino redirect only to discover that the site’s data is inaccurate
- Head to NoWagering’s free spins with no wagering section.
Are no wagering free spins here to stay?
As the philanthropist who shares his surname with a self-serving snack bar, Warren Buffet – or at least his finest speechwriter – once said: “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”
Clearly not a fan of skinny dipping, what the financial giant was getting at is the fact that we’re sometimes unaware of how bad we have things.
Since wagering requirements have diminished (yet, sadly not quite been abolished) we’re now aware that free spins with no wagering are awesome.
It’s rare to see (serious face, come on) casinos becoming less generous with their welcome offers unless they’re subject to bonus abuse (typically claiming more than one bonus per IP or household).
So, we’re going to tentatively say that it’s highly unlikely – to borrow from sénior Buffet’s allegory – for the wagering tide to turn back.