So many casinos now focus all of their promotional budget on acquiring new players and give nothing back to those players who are loyal and give them business on a regular basis. Whilst this model may well work in the short term, any very large, long running business knows its not a strategy for sustained growth and profitability, hence the reason supermarkets everywhere put so much into their loyalty cards and schemes.
With that in mind then, its nice to see Redbet offering a daily incentive for depositors, though it must be said a measly five free spins does seem a tad on the tight side to me. Honestly, it wouldn’t be so bad if the value of these spins was bumped up, perhaps in the way that Thrills and Leo Vegas do with their “Super Spins”. Or perhaps they could have the free spins genuinely free – and so free of any wagering requirements, like Guts or BETAT regularly offer. They have at least gone in the right direction by halving the wagering requirement from their usual 40x down to 20x, but seriously, you have zero chance of even getting through 2x unless you get a really decent hit, and with just five free spins to try and score one, your chances are predictably poor.
Worse still is the choice of games offered – Starburst and Lights are really terrible games in my view, and Twin Spin isn’t much better – what on earth is this trend with NetEnt for creating games with no bonus rounds anyway? Whilst other providers new on the scene are churning out games with innovative bonus rounds and fancy HD graphics, NetEnt seem determined to regress the on-line slots scene right back to its most basic and boring beginning. The other two games, Wild Water and Wishmaster are a little better, though Wishmaster is a terrible choice for a freespins game because you still pay for your spins whilst a feature is active, therefore even if you hit one you won’t get to play out the whole thing as you only have five spins, and the feature is lost when you switch from free spins to real money play!
All in all then, a pretty poor effort from Redbet – they do offer some nice promotions for the regulars, I actually got a 400% bonus via text from them just last week – but this particularly offering really does let them down.