Fair Spins – a new kind of bonus
bgo casino have made a bold move by moving away from the traditional sign-up bonus offers towards something they call ‘Fair Spins’
A Fair Spin is a free spin on selected slots games (see the allowed list below) and you get ONE Fair Spin per every £/€1/10kr you deposit when you first fund your account.
On first glance, it doesn’t look that impressive, especially when you compare it to other casinos who are offering sign up bonuses AND free spins.
However, where bgo hope to set themselves apart is by making all winnings wager free. In other words, whatever you win on your free spins you get to keep as cold hard cash. Other ‘free’ spin offers make you wager your winnings a number of times before you can cash out – and, as you can guess, the number of times you have to wager is designed to bring you firmly into the level where the House Edge is back in the casino’s favour. In other words, you’re unlikely to walk away with anything.
So bgo is taking a bit of a gamble here. They’re calculating that new players won’t win significant amounts on their free spins. If they do, and then choose to play on Table Games with zero wagering, it will be interesting to see if bgo think it’s profitable in the long term.
No matter what, though, bgo deserve credit for shaking up what was becoming a pretty stale market place, one where players were getting tired of never actually getting hold of their ‘free’ money.
If it takes off for bgo, I can only imagine we’ll see other operators following suit pretty quickly.
Significant bonus terms and conditions
- This welcome offer is not available to customers depositing using Neteller or Skrill as a payment method.
- This offer is only available to new bgo accounts and once per person/account.
- This offer entitles new customers to 1 free spin for every pound deposited up to 50 free spins, on their first deposit. For example, deposit £22 and get 22 free spins.
- There is no wagering requirement on winnings from the welcome free spins.
- Minimum deposit of £10 required to trigger free spins.
- Minimum withdrawal is £20.
- Free spins can only be used on the following games: Starburst, Hansel & Gretel, Aloha Cluster Pays, and Shangri-la Cluster Pays.