Extra Spins is a term used by online casinos when they are offering spins as part of a promotion. These are not to be confused with ‘free spins’ or ‘no deposit spins’ as extra spins will typically require you to make some sort of deposit. This will usually be made clear in the terms and conditions.
Licensing and regulations within the gambling industry are now very clear about what terminology a casino can use to describe the types of promotions they are offering players. They are designed to prevent the casinos from misleading consumers. Two common terms being used include ‘Bonus Spins’ and ‘Extra Spins’ both of which mean the spins are not completely free, and you are required to meet some terms before you can claim them.
You will frequently find welcome bonuses which include extra spins. For example, with your first deposit of $/£/€20 or more you may receive a 100% match bonus worth up to $/£/€100 plus 20 Extra Spins to play on Starburst. That means you can only claim these spins after you’ve made the qualifying deposit and opted into the promotion.
Even after you’ve met the deposit requirements, there may still be wagering requirements that need to be met before you can claim any winnings. These can vary significantly so pay close attention to the small print of any offers you sign up for. Spins will have an expiry date as well as a certain value per spin. In some cases, there will be a limit to the amount you can win from your deposit bonus and extra spins, and often a maximum bet size is in place.