By Jerry Whittaker
There are any number of free online casinos, and a number of reasons why they do what they do. In some instances because of the UIGEA in the USA an online casinos will allow US players, but only allow them to play free. In other words, no real money play! So, often when an online casino says “no US players” – they mean in terms of real money gambling.
In other instances there are free sessions and incentives for new members as well as to reward loyal members – these are also referred to as free online casinos, quite simply because they have free offers available; it is just a matter of “degree”. There is no such thing as a casino online that does not offer real money gambling, even if you are only in for the fun, they are in it for the business. This means in the majority of cases any free offers at an online casino are offered as incentives for new members to join in the fun and to remain loyal players.
You will find no-deposit bonuses, free spins, freerolls, redeposit bonuses and hours of free play or simply just the opportunity to try out games by playing them in demo mode. What we have noticed is the fact that it is only the very good sites which offer games in free or demo mode without the player first registering at a site. Playing in demo mode is simple to do, but things get slightly more complicated when free online casinos are offering real money incentives to play. For example, if they offer no deposit bonus. The no deposit bonus is rarely more than between £5 or at the most £10 for the UK player and wagering requirements as well as a first deposit would have to take place before any withdrawals of winnings could be made.
In certain circumstances free online casinos will offer new members a specific amount of credit to play and give them an hour to make as much as they can with this money. In this situation it pays to read terms and conditions – in fact it always pays to red the terms and conditions, paying special attention to wagering requirements. Let’s say you find a site that you like and they offer a new player £500 and one hour in which to play. The new player is generally required to place a prerequisite amount of wagers – say 100 wagers, during the time provided (1 hour) and the player needs to win £20 over the £500 while any actual winnings the player gets to keep are capped at £100. This is not something the site goes into detail about on the home page, remember that free online casinos are attracting players with honey. All the information any player needs to know will be found in the T’s & C’s.