One of the best and easiest way to play free slots online is to find a casino which offers a “free spins” promotion. The way these kinds of promotions works is that the casino has a particular game they want to promote to new players. To incentivize new signups, they allow a player a certain number of free spins on that game. If the player has a positive bankroll at the end of his session, he gets to keep the money.
These kinds of offers are great and risk-free, but keep in mind that they are a means of getting you to sign up and deposit real money at the casino. These offers also come with some restrictions. For example, most of the time you’re not allowed to “quit while you’re ahead” when you’re using these free spins. You have to use all of them before cashing out.
Another common restriction is a maximum cash-out amount, which is usually a relatively small amount—maybe $25 or $50. It’s hard to complain about a restriction like this. After all, you’re not risking any money, so free cash is free cash. And you got to play the slot machine game for a while, too.
Some casinos also offer “no deposit required” signup bonuses. Just for signing up and registering a new account at a casino, you’re given a certain amount of real money to play.
Usually these no deposit bonus offers are small—less than $50, and often less $20 or $10. But they do give you the chance to try out the casino’s slot machine games without risking any of your money, and you also have the opportunity to walk away a winner.
Finally, all the online casinos we’re familiar with allow players to try their games for free in “play-money” mode. You get an arbitrary amount of chips to play with, and your bankroll goes up and down. But this money is just “play money”—it has no real world value.
Playing slots—or any other gambling games, for that matter—in “play-money” mode is something that’s never made much sense to us. It might be a good way to check out a casino’s software to see if you’re going to like playing for real money there. But that usually doesn’t take long.
We do know some players who do nothing but play the free, play-money games at online casinos. They find the sights and sounds of the gambling games entertaining or stimulating. We don’t see much point in that, but if it works for you, great.