Learn the Different Types of Free Spins

Learn the Different Types of Free Spins

Free Spins can refer to bonus rounds and promotional offers in casinos. Free spins bonus rounds are a main-stay of many casino games, in fact, most slots seem a little odd if they don’t include this type of bonus round. In turn, most online casinos will offer free spins as part of a welcome bonus to their players to incentivise them to join, or offer free spins to returning players as part of a VIP or rewards program. 

In this article, we’ll explore the different types of free spins on offer for players, both from their casino of choice and from their game of choice too.

In-Game Slot Free Spins

Almost all modern slot games will include a variant of a free spins round, and some slot machines will even offer multiple types of free spins round within a single game, or give players options for the amount of spins or volatility they’d like to play at. The following slots free spins epitomize the most common types of free spins bonus rounds on offer to players.


  • Cleopatra: The free spins bonus for the Cleopatra slot machine are triggered by land three or more of the scatter symbol (which looks like a Sphinx). Scatter symbols can be landed in any position and when the free spins round activates players will be awarded 15 free spins. This is known as a fixed free spins round with multipliers (but more on those later).

    During the free spins bonus round the Sphinx scatters are not removed from the reels and can be used to retrigger the feature with an additional 15 free spins. Players can win up to 180 free spins from this feature. Alongside this, all symbol wins made during free spins (aside from Cleopatra) will have their value tripled.

  • Siberian Storm: Players are awarded free spins in the Siberian Storm slot machine by landing scatter symbols on the central reel of the slot machine. Only 2 scatters are needed to award players with 8 free spins - which is a departure from the traditional 3-scatter requirement. Like Cleopatra, the free spins bonus of the Siberian Storm slot can be retriggered over and over, up to a total of 96 bonus spins. 


  • Rainbow Riches Drops of Gold: Three scatter symbols (which state the word ‘bonus’) are used to award players with free spins in Rainbow Riches Drops of Gold. Players will be given 8 free spins, but can be awarded additional free spins for each extra scatter symbol that is landed - up to a total of 32 free spins. This is known as a variable free spins bonus.

Casino Free Spins Bonus

Casinos offer players multiple chances for free spins as a way of promoting new or popular slot games, rewarding returning players, or, most commonly, welcoming players to their casino as part of a welcome bonus free spins package. Do note that free spins from casinos aren’t without their terms and conditions, so always read these carefully before accepting. Listed below are the most common types of online casino free spins on offer to players.

Deposit Bonus Spins

This type of casino bonus tends to be available to both new and returning players and requires players to make a deposit over a specified amount in order to receive a package of free spins. The casino will display the requirements to receive the bonus and sometimes this type of bonus will be active across multiple deposits, such as the second, third, fourth deposit, and so on. 

No Deposit Free Spins

No deposit free spins are most commonly awarded to players as part of a casino welcome bonus. These free spins are given to players who register for an account with their chosen casino. Players will usually receive this type of bonus automatically but some sites may require a registration voucher in order for the promotion to activate. This type of bonus is rarely available to returning players unless it is in the form of a loyalty reward. 

Deposit Matching Free Spins

This type of casino bonus will see the casino match the deposit you make (up to a specified value), mostly commonly at 100%. Alongside this, some of the more generous casinos will combine this deposit matching bonus with additional free spins, for an extra treat. It’s worth noting that this type of bonus can sometimes come with a playthrough requirement (which is a set amount of times the total deposit needs to be wagered before a withdrawal can be made). 

How To Claim Your 123 Free Spins Welcome Bonus at Prime Slots

To claim your free spins welcome bonus at Prime Slots upon sign up, follow these steps:

  1. Load up our website (hello, it’s nice to meet you!)
  2. Go to our Promotions page to check out the offers we’re currently running.
  3. Follow the sign up process
  4. Make your first deposit (min. £10) 
  5. Enjoy your free spins on the thrilling Rainbow Riches: Drops of Gold slot


Bonus terms:

First Deposit Only. Min. deposit: £10. Game: Rainbow Riches: Drops of Gold, Spin Value: £0.1. WR 60x free spin winnings amount (only Slots count) within 30 days. Max bet is 10% (min £0.10) of the free spin winnings amount or £5 (lowest amount applies). Spins must be used and/or Bonus must be claimed before using deposited funds. First Deposit/Welcome Bonus can only be claimed once every 72 hours across all Casinos. Bonus Policy applies.

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Tons of different exciting free spins bonuses are just a few clicks away. From classic slot free spins, to great casino welcome bonuses, at Prime Slots we have it all. Sign up with us today and claim our fantastic welcome package for a jaw-dropping 123 free spins when you make your first deposit.


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