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SpinYoo Casino

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100% First deposit bonus up to £250 + 100 bonus spins.  


18+. New players only. Min Dep £20. Max Bonus Bet £5. Offer: 100% of 1st deposit up to £250 + 100 Yoo Spins on Starburst, Book of Dead, Fire Joker, Gonzo's Quest, & Big Bass Bonanza respectively (first 20 credited on 1st deposit; rest credited at 07:00GMT at 20/day). Spins expire after 23:59GMT on day they’re credited. Winnings from each 20 spins capped at £50 & credited as bonus. Bonus funds expire after 30 days, are separate to Cash funds, & subject to 35x wagering of bonus + deposit amounts. Only bonus funds contribute to wagering requirements. Bonus funds can only be used on slots. Full Terms Apply. Play responsibly.

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Casino Charles

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Register and deposit €25 for 250% bonus up to €1500  


Registrations and only for their first deposit. Upon depositing, you must select the "Welcome Casino Bonus" from the drop-down list. After that, the bonus will be awarded automatically to your account. Minimum deposit amount for this bonus is £25 Maximum given bonus is £1500 Welcome Casino Bonus can only be wagered on slots This Bonus cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. Bonus amount is subject to a wagering requirement of forty-five (45x) times. Full T&Cs apply.

Where have all the Free Spins Gone?

You may be asking yourself where on earth have all of our free spins gone? I mean they use to be everywhere and whenever you joined a new casino or were just a loyal player you would benefit from free spins.I won’t go into mountains of boring details here, but in short the term ‘free spins’ can’t be used from promotional purposes. The Gambling Commission had come to a decision that the term can be deemed as misleading to players. This means all gambling sites including, bingo, casino, slots, sports and lottery sites must stop using the word free spins. You will see ‘free spins’ around since so many players are familiar with the term. But you’ll likely see it teamed with another i.e. within terms and conditions ‘free spins/bonus spins’ may appear together. This until the term free spins is completely fazed out. Plus technically the use of the term ‘free spins’ only applies within a promotional and advertising capacity.

What are Free Spins/Bonus Spins?

Free Spins are a number of spins given to players in a promotional capacity. Sometimes you get Free Spins through signing up to a casino, with or without making deposit. It’s a way you can try out a new slot game or casino. You may have seen a casino, slot or bingo site promotion like, Deposit £5 and get 20 Free Spins.

What are the terms and conditions attached to Free Spins/Bonus Spins?

Terms and Conditions are always attached to free spins, this is very normal. I’ll give you a general sense of what t&c’s are usually attached to free spins by casinos. But do keep in mind terms can slightly change from casino to casino.

  • Free Spins can apply to several slot games, not just one. So it’s worth asking live chat for extra information.
  • You can only use your round of free spins once
  • Any winnings accumulated from free spins are often capped to an amount. £50 is quite a common amount.
  • It’s likely you will need to make a deposit to unlock your bonus/free spins winnings
  • Play-through requirements apply. This means you will have to play a certain amount of times or through a certain amount of money to unlock your free spin winnings.
  • Sometimes a deposit must be made to activate free spins. This really depends on the promotion. If the promotion is say, deposit £10 to get 500% plus 50 free/bonus spins, then you need to make a deposit. But if the promotion is say No Deposit 50 free/bonus spins, then no.
  • Winnings from your free spins are initially considered bonus money. It can then be converted to real money ie. real money you can withdraw. To do this wagering/play-through requirements must be met.
  • Some casinos put a time limit on the validity of free spins after a deposit has been made. This term is something I haven’t seen too often but it’s worth checking. Some casinos state that your free spins are only valid within 24 hours of your deposit.

What are Free Spins called now?

There’s no set or official term for free spin terms. Well, I guess it was free spins. But since the term ‘free’ is not banned casinos have to replace that word with something. Bonus Spins does seem to be the term emerging to replace Free Spins.Here are a few terms which have replaced ‘free spins’ but basically mean the same thing: 

  • Bonus Spins
  • Slot Spins
  • Promo Spins
  • Spins
  • Extra Spins
  • Casino Spins
  • Fair Spins

 I hope my article has made things a little clearer for you. If you have any questions and you want to speak to a neural party instead of a specific casino. Feel free to message us here at we can help you understand casino and player terms.

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