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No Deposit Bonuses - A Welcome Guide
No deposit required bonuses are often where gamblers begin their online casino experience. It makes sense to start with risk-free bonus money until you've found your way around at least one casino and know what you are doing.
Lots of online casinos offer new members a welcome bonus without requiring a deposit. Usually, these no deposit offers come in the form of free bonus money (ie. $/€/£10 free) or free spins on a particular slot game or a selection of slots. There are other less-common forms of free bonuses that don't require a deposit - it was quite popular a few years back for online casinos to offer a 'free hour' of playing with members able to collect (up to a limit) any profit at the end of the free hour. This and other no deposit bonuses are still doing the rounds at various casinos so don't be surprised if you see a mixture of different types of free bonuses or promotions listed here at OCNDR.
Free spins? Bonus spins? Extra spins? What?
The term 'free spins' is worth highlighting. Lots of online casinos are informing websites such as ourselves that they now want their 'free spins' to be described as 'bonus spins' or 'extra spins' or whatever. Magic spins, perhaps? The spins haven't changed, they still require no deposit and the terms haven't changed. All that's changed is the casino pandering to ridiculous, inconsistent (putting it very mildly) licensing 'guidelines' that do nothing but make things seem more complicated than they really are. So if you see a mixture of 'bonus spins', 'extra spins', etc. when they're clearly free spins, you'll know why we've described them as such. Most sensible casinos continue to correctly identify their free spin offers as 'free spins', handily enough.
We'll recommend some of the best no deposit bonuses further down this page but first, some tips and advice to remember when playing with these freebies. It's especially important to read this information if you're a newcomer to no deposit bonuses or online casinos in general.
Tips & Advice
- Always read the bonus terms and conditions. Then always do the same for the casino's 'general' t&c as there could be something in there specifically related to no deposit bonuses that wasn't mentioned in the bonus t&c. This is a mistake made frequently by lots of players - new and experienced.
- Check for the allowed/disallowed game(s) that can be played with the no deposit bonus. Is there a maximum bet limit? Is your country excluded from membership? Search (CTRL+F) the bonus and general t&c pages for potentially relevant words and phrases such as 'no deposit', 'maximum', 'excluded', 'bonus', etc. and the name of your country.
- Almost all bonuses come with an attached 'wagering requirement' (especially when there's no deposit required). This will usually be a multiple of the bonus amount or winnings generated from free spins, depending on the nature of the free bonus. For example, if you receive $/€/£10 free as a sign-up bonus (or win the same amount playing free spins) that has a x25 wagering requirement then you will need to place a total of $/€/£250 ($/€/£10 x 25) in bets to reach the wagering target. That's if you don't run out of funds first, of course, but that's part of the fun for many players - chasing down the wagering target, trying to beat the casino with their own money. We've displayed the wagering requirement and a t&c link for every no deposit bonus here at OCNDR.
- Most online casinos require members to make an initial deposit before being able to cash out for the first time. There might also be a request for ID. This will be required for you to withdraw your no deposit bonus winnings. You should not have to wager or play anything with the money you deposit (unless you want to - but see below) and the best policy is to make the minimum deposit allowed and withdraw it along with your no deposit winnings. Once you've got your money, you'll know for yourself that the casino can be trusted to pay if you deposit and play again in the future.
- A few casinos DO require you to play with your first deposit by attaching wager requirements to your deposit and existing winnings. This wager requirement must be completed before cashing out so there's a chance you could lose your deposit along with the 'free' winnings you had. If this is the case with any no deposit bonus at OCNDR, we'll be sure to let you know.
- Enjoy yourself! As with lots of things in life, these bonuses come with rules and conditions but they should be seen as a risk-free way to have fun trying different casinos and various games. Don't expect an easy win - those wagering requirements can be tricky to beat but lots of players do win and go on to withdraw completely free winnings (we've done it several times).
If you're living in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA or Europe/use euros then we suggest you start with our country/currency-specific pages and menus for where you reside. You'll see a drop-down menu in the left-column of this page (and every other page at OCNDR) containing no deposit bonuses available to you. Click on your country's flag to read more about the bonuses - or use these links:
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Players in some other countries will also be able to claim the bonuses we've listed for those above. Likewise, people living in the above countries can also take no deposit bonuses in different currencies. For example, someone in North America can still join and play at an online casino that only operates in euros, as long as the casino itself does not exclude American-based players, of course.
Not all casinos will offer your currency as a banking option but all conversion to/from your own currency and that of the casino is usually done automatically without any real input required from you, ie. you could deposit your euros (if you live in Spain) into a casino that only offers US$ play. So you'll purchase dollars into your casino account and the appropriately converted amount of euros will be charged to you. Likewise with cashouts, you would withdraw your winnings as US$ (the casino's currency) but that money would convert into euros when it reaches your bank/e-wallet account, assuming that your account is in euros, of course. Most online casinos offer different currencies (and languages) but even if your local currency is not supported by a casino, there shouldn't be any problems. Depositing, playing and withdrawing is done in the same way.
We recommended using the free XE Currency Converter to calculate the conversion value of different currencies.
We encourage you to use our dropdowns/country-specific pages if your country/currency is listed but no matter where you live, you should check our Mega List of ALL no deposit required bonus offers from reliable online casinos. Pretty much the entire planet can claim free bonuses somewhere in The Mega List where every bonus is listed with included/excluded country info and a link to the casino's t&c.
See below for a list of this month's recommended no deposit bonuses available to new members around the world from a variety of casinos. We've tried to provide a selection of the best no deposit required bonuses that are available to lots of different countries and playable in various currencies. Hopefully, we've included at least a couple of bonuses that are valid for where you live and in a currency you are happy with. It's a good place to begin if you're just getting started with no deposit bonuses. If a casino has specifically EXCLUDED certain countries, we've shown them in RED. If the casino has shown only INCLUDED countries then we've shown them in BLUE. Once you've found your feet, it's time to hit The Mega List.
Bonus Top 4 - Best No Deposit Required Bonuses : February 2020
No deposit bonus: $/€30
Terms: Max cashout $/€100, x30 ($/€900) wagering required - See Full T&C
ACCEPTED countries: Australia, Canada, Finland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, USA
Brango is best known in Australia, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, USA, Nordic countries and lots of other locations around the world, although most of Brango's client-base is American. Brango offer various banking options but the casino has reported players in some countries having difficulty depositing with standard methods (you can thank your government for that). As a result, many players have jumped onto the Bitcoin (or other crypto-currency) bandwagon and enjoy Brango's INSTANT CASHOUTS every day. First-time players can claim a $/€30 bonus with no purchase/deposit necessary, simply by using bonus code BRANGO30 in your casino account cashier. The terms of this free bonus are - no exaggeration - brilliant. The wagering requirement is a bogglingly-low x30 and you can cashout up to $/€100. Another big plus, the games you can play with the free money at Brango are FAR more flexible than the usual 'slots, keno, blah' only routine. Do check the bonus T&C for full details though.
Brango is a 100% solid online casino and an excellent choice for players in any accepted country. Your first FIVE deposits are each eligible for a 100% bonus up to $/€400 so there's a maximum of $/€2000 in bonus cash up for grabs, with really attractive terms and conditions.
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No deposit bonus: $20
Terms: Max cashout $100, x70 ($1400) wagering required - See Full T&C
ACCEPTED countries: Canada and USA only
We are delighted that SlotsPlus Casino is offering an exclusive sign-up offer for new American (and Canadian) members joining via OCNDR. Use our links to SlotsPlus on this page or anywhere on our site to open a new account at SlotsPlus. Enter bonus code OCNDR in the cashier and you will be credited with a $20 free no deposit bonus. Use your free $20 to play any RTG slot games (except progressive jackpots), keno and scratch cards.
The cashout t&c can seem a bit confusing at first glance (hence its own paragraph here) but is easily explainable and offers a fair deal for players. It's an interesting offer with varying options and degrees of risk and chance for players - we think we like it. Starting with the scariest news, the wager requirement is a tough one at x70 ($1400) so you'll need some lucky runs or a couple of big wins to make it through to cashout time. The maximum withdrawal from the OCNDR no deposit bonus is $100, but the minimum cashout from SlotsPlus is $150. Therefore, as with at most online casinos, you will need to make a first deposit before withdrawing your no deposit winnings. Your first deposit will need to be at least $50 or whatever amount is required to reach the $150 minimum cashout. Players can immediately cashout all winnings if prepared to incur 'payout fees'. Alternatively, you can decide to risk playing with your first deposit with a x5 wagering requirement and cashout with no fees deducted, assuming you don't lose your winnings in the process! As mentioned, it's an interesting freebie and definitely one for players who enjoy the challenge of beating the casino.
SlotsPlus has been a highly rated casino for longer than we can remember (the casino opened online in 2002) and has always had a top-drawer reputation, particularly with USA and Canada based players. Solid service, good games from RTG and fast payouts are the order of the day for SlotsPlus' members. First-time depositors can take advantage of a tempting 400% bonus up to $10,000 which should be enough for even the deepest pockets to start with. Use promo code 400BONUS to claim the 400% first deposit bonus.
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No deposit bonus: 30 FREE SPINS on Betsoft slots
Terms: Max cashout $62.50, x60 wagering required - See Full T&C
NOT ACCEPTED countries: Canada, China, Hungary, France, India, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar, Netherlands, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Sweden, Syria. Players in the USA are ACCEPTED excluding the states of Columbia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington
Gossip Slots is giving OCNDR visitors an exclusive bonus that you won't see on the casino's website - 30 FREE SPINS on Betsoft slots with no deposit required. To get your free spins, open a new account at Gossip Slots from this website, head to the cashier and locate 'enter coupon code' - that's where you should use the exclusive bonus code FREECOINS to immediately activate this special bonus. You'll get to play on different Betsoft games and spread your 30 spins around the various slots if you want to. To locate the eligible games, click on 'free spins' in the menu and it'll show the games you can play using your free spins. When we claimed the bonus, we got to choose from four Betsoft games - Giovanni's Gems, The Angler, The Slotfather 2 and Tigers Claw. We tried all four slots and ended up with a total of $73 after our free spins, so we scored more than the max $62.50!
Gossip Slots is popular worldwide including often-blocked countries such as Australia, UK and USA (see above for full list). US$ is the currency you'll be betting with (and shown in your balance) but any deposits or cashouts will be automatically converted to your own local currency, if not US$. As well as Betsoft games, members also get access to games from Arrow's Edge and a choice of two different welcome bonuses available on each of your first four real money deposits. There's a 250% balance-boost up to $2000 or if you prefer playing bonus slot spins then you can instead claim 150 extra spins - it's up to you which offer to go for and remember you can claim FOUR of these offers in total. Gossip Slots demonstrate nice flexibility by allowing members to combine both welcome bonuses during your first four deposits to help you have a proper look around the casino and get the best advantages of both welcome offers. For crypto-users, Gossip Slots also pay a 200% bonus onto any first-time Bitcoin deposit and Bitcoin cashouts are cost-free.
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No deposit bonus: $25
Terms: Max cashout $50, x30 ($750) wagering required - See Full T&C
NOT ACCEPTED countries: Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Iran, Iraq, Moldova, Montenegro, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia, UK, Zimbabwe USA players ARE accepted
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