No Deposit Slot Sites
Apart from at sites such as bgo – which is both a bingo site and a casino – and sites such as Maria Casino – which is basically a casino with a bit of bingo – the range of slots on offer at bingo sites can be quite restricted and if slots are your thing, a slot site or casino will have a much bigger selection of slots to choose from.
Even for those players who do like bingo, there is an argument for keeping slots play and bingo play completely separate because of the mechanics of bonus. The problem is this: suppose a player has received both a bingo and a slots bonus and plays the bingo bonus through, completes the wagering requirement and is left with cash winnings – but the wagering requirement of the slots bonus is unfinished with slots bonus including pending winnings outstanding. At most bingo sites, if the player now continues to play slots to work further on the wagering requirement, they will be playing with their cash bingo winnings and not the remaining slots bonus, and this will go on until they either complete the wagering requirement or run out of cash. On the other hand, playing slots and bingo at separate sites with completely separate wallets removes the possibility of losing cash winnings from one while trying to complete the wagering requirement for the other. It also allows players to mix and match the bonus offers to get the best of both instead of compromising with a combined bingo and slots offer.
There are literally hundreds of casino and slot sites which are open to UK players and no deposit offers can be very helpful to players who want to get a feel for several different slot sites before committing to one of them.
No deposit slot offers come in two forms:
- Slots bonus – if you are thinking of going for one of these it is important to check which slots it can be used on. Many slot sites have a list of excluded slots (which may include high variance slots such as Dead Or Alive, high RTP slots such as Bloodsuckers, and/or all slots from certain providers). Another thing to check in the terms and conditions is whether there is any “maximum convertible” rule (restricting the amount of withdrawable cash that can be won as a result of bonus play).
- Bonus spins – these are often called free spins but there are almost always strings attached. To be truly free, the winnings would have to be paid in withdrawable cash and while there are a few bonus spins offers where this is the case, none are for non depositing players.
The usual deal with a no deposit offer involving bonus spins is this:
1) The spins are for use on a specific slot or occasionally a short list of slots
2) They usually have a short expiry time (24 hours is not uncommon)
3) Winnings from free spins are paid as a slots bonus (which may be for a restricted range of slots) and this may also have a short expiry time
4) The wagering requirements are worked out on the value of the winnings not on the value of the spins themselves
5) There may be a cap on the amount that can be won initially from the free spins and/or the amount that can be converted to withdrawable cash after completing the wagering requirement
Not all bonus spins work in the same way; 888/Dragonfish powered slot (and bingo) sites that give out spins on Pariplay slots such as Magical Forest show the wins in points. After all the bonus spins have been used the points are converted into a bonus subject to a maximum which will be specified in the terms and conditions. At sites where the bonus spins are on Starburst or other Net Ent slots, it works in a much more transparent way; the spins are played with all paylines active at the lowest coin size and the winnings you see are what you get as a slots bonus.
No deposit slot bonus offers are harder to find than no deposit free spins offers but have the advantage of being usable on a much wider range of slots, often over a longer period of time. Whichever type of no deposit slots offer you take up, however, a deposit will almost certainly be required in order to withdraw any winnings.