When a casino offers a welcome bonus that requires you to make a series of deposits, it seems difficult not to view the arrangement cynically as something of a blatant (and obvious) attempt to extract a larger amount of money out of yourself … I actually suggested this to the (very pleasant!) Redbet support staff when I was asking for the full details of their welcome bonus arrangement and was given an answer along the lines of, by offering multiple reasons for a player to come back and play when they first join, it increases the possibility of them getting to know the ins and outs of the casino, the game selection, and most importantly, a bigger chance of them hitting an early win and so making a withdrawal – I guess I can see both sides, and despite my initial reservations, I guess I must admit that the prospect of a further bonus, and a further 100 spins, certainly was enough to make me want to return, even though it was only a 50% bonus this time around. And I definitely did learn much more about the casino and software on the second visit too…. So whilst I still aren’t sure my suspicions were entirely unfounded, I do at least admit that this multi-stage welcome bonus arrangement can have benefits for players now!
Sadly for players taking up this offer today, your 100 free spins are now on Starburst, a game which I truly hate with every bone in my body. It’s no co-incidence that Starburst is the number one game of choice among NetEnt casinos for handing out free spins on – this supposedly low variance game has a MAXIMUM win of just 500x your stake, and despite this low maximum win, I have NEVER to this day managed to find any evidence of anybody actually hitting that win, and I have searched the internet well for this! In fact, I discovered, if you have 13/15 spots on the screen with the BAR symbol, which is the biggest hit on YouTube, you don’t even get 400x your bet for that. My point here, is that these free spins, which have a supposed worth of just €10, are really pretty useless. When I took this bonus my spins were on the far better ‘Piggy Riches’ game. Hopefully Redbet will do something about this soon and change the game again!