When you are surfing the internet, you are likely to come across and ad that offers free slot machines, or gratis gokkasten. It is only normal to have your doubt when you see these kinds of ads, because is gratis gokken, or free gambling, actually a thing? We have looked up the answers for you and hope to give you a clear answer as to whether or not it is legal to offer “free casino games”.

Try for free

The only way that you can truly enjoy gratis gokkasten in an online casino is before you register. Most reliable casinos offer the option to try the games in demo mode before you actually sign up. This is a way for you to get familiar with the games. Just be aware that you cannot win any real money when doing this. When you are playing in the demo mode, you are playing with fictitious money and therefore also winning fictitious money. It is therefore legally allowed to advertise these casino games for free, but there needs to be a disclaimer in the ad making it clear that no real money can be won.

No deposit bonus

After you sign up, there is also a way to use gratis gokkasten. This is also completely free, but you have to leave your contact details behind, which makes it a little more binding. However, you don’t need to enter payment details just yet. After creating an account with only your contact details, you will be entitled to the no deposit bonus as long as the casino that you play at offers this. Usually this bonus consists of an x amount of free spins or a small amount of play money that you can use for any game you like. Even though this is also free, you need to fulfil wagering requirements as per the casino’s terms and conditions. These need to be indicated clearly or have a clear link where they can be found. If this condition is met, a casino is allowed to advertise this.

Terms and conditions

Coming back to the terms and conditions. Wyou are playing on gratis gokkasten and especially if you are doing this with a no deposit bonus, it’s important to be aware of these as they are legally binding. The money you win with these kinds of bonuses is not automatically yours to keep. You first need to wager the bonus amount and your winnings an x amount of times before you can actually withdraw the money. You should also be careful about wagering the money on the correct type of games. This because some games do not count towards the wagering requirements. Most often this applies to the live casino games, but you should ask the support team of your casino about it if you want to be completely sure.

Online Casino tips

Before you start playing at a casino, whether it is free or not, you should take some of our tips into consideration. First of all, once you start a game you cannot go back. Even if you change your mind or accidentally push the button. Starting a game is final and you won’t be able to get your money back when you lose. That is why it is wise to set a budget before you start playing and stick to it. You are the only one who’s responsible for your money, so you should only play with the money you can afford to lose. While doing that, you should always make sure to play at a safe casino. Your best bet is to go with a licensed casino, preferably from Malta or Curaçao. These are the most reliable licenses.