As of last Friday, ShadowBet Casino has updated its welcome bonus for all new incoming players. But is this new ShadowBet welcome bonus good or bad news for Canadian players?
Previously, the welcome bonus used to be up to $1200 + 520 free spins over the course of an entire year. Now, the $1200 match-up bonus has remained the same. But ShadowBet has changed the 520 free spins granted in a year to 200 free spins granted in the span of 10 days. That's 10 days since the activation of the welcome bonus, not since the player signs up to the casino.
The ‘old' welcome bonus (the one active before Friday 14th of April) is still valid for already existing players who signed up to the casino based on it. That means that for any player who joined ShadowBet Casino before Friday, their free spins still amount to 520 over the course of a year.
Is the new ShadowBet welcome bonus good or bad news?
Well, honestly it depends. 520 free spins sound like a lot more when compared to 200 (more than twice the amount, in fact). But the old free spin bonus was rationed out per weekend – which can be restricting for those players who like to use up their free spins as fast as possible. When seen in this light, the new free spin bonus is much better in terms of usability and getting the most out of your match-up bonus and free spin bonus combo.
However, the new welcome bonus comes with its own restrictions. Technically, the free spins can only be used on four specific NetEnt games (Attraction, Lights, Pyramid: Quest for Immortality and Starburst). However, since NetEnt games aren't available for Canadian players this wouldn't be possible. So, in the case of Canadian players and players from other restricted countries, the free spins can only be used on three Play'n GO slots: Cloud Quest, Enchanted Crystals and Gemix.
Overall, we don't think this is a bad change. Sure you get less free spins overall, but you get to make the most out of your welcome bonus in a shorter time frame. And ShadowBet Casino has other promotions to keep things interesting throughout the rest of the year.
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