Betfair Prize Pinball is a free-to-play promotion offered by Betfair Casino. It’s a game of chance where you have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes, including free spins, casino bonuses, and even a daily jackpot of £1,000 (or more).
How to Play Betfair Prize Pinball
To play the game, you must first be a registered customer of Betfair Casino. Once you have logged into your account, you can easily access the game through the Prize Pinball tab on the Betfair website. It’s important to note that Prize Pinball is available to selected customers only (ie: those that haven’t been bonus banned), and you can play the game once per day between 00:00 and 23:59 UK time.
To start playing, simply click on the “Play Now” button and watch as the animation of the Prize Pinball machine unfolds. The ball will descend and bounce around the machine, eventually landing in one of the slots at the bottom. If the display shows “YOU WIN!” after the ball comes to a stop, congratulations! You have won a prize. The prizes are determined at random and can include free spins, cash prizes, casino bonuses, or even the daily jackpot.
The prizes on offer are as follows:
- 1 Free Spin – A whopping single free spin worth
10p5p. It comes with no wagering requirements but must be spun within 2 hours of being won. The spin must be used on selected slots, which include: Dynamite Riches, Bugsy’s Bar, Buffalo Mania Megaways, Wild Arcade and a few others. UPDATE – Clearly 10p was too generous as Betfair have dropped the free spin to 5p, which is now only available on Jigs and Reels.
- Casino Bonus – The casino bonus has a longer expiry of 24 hours, and comes with a 1x wagering requirement. As with the free spins there are set games you can play with it, which include Big Bass Splash, Age of the Gods, Oil Tycoon, Rabbit Garden and others.
- Slingo Bonus – The Slingo bonus is just like the casino bonus (24 hour expiry, 1x wagering) just for Slingo games. Which include: Slingo Starburst, Slingo Riches, Slingo Fire and Ice, Slingo Centurion, Slingo Classic and Slingo Extreme.
- Bonus Round Entry – The prize you really want to win is the bonus round entry as it gives you the chance of winning bigger prizes, or even the jackpot.
Bonus Round & Jackpot
If you manage to make it through to the bonus round, then you’re in with a chance of winning some real money. Starting at an incredibly generous 10p, the prizes go all the way up to the jackpot:
What we’re all really interested in is the jackpot, which starts at £1,000 each day. If it is won on any given day, then the remaining players ill play a non-jackpot version until the prizes reset at midnight. If the jackpot isn’t won, then it rolls over to the following day:
- Day 1 – £1,000
- Day 2 – £2,000
- Day 3 – £3,000
- Day 4 – £4,000
- Day 5 – £5,000
And so on. The chances of winning the jackpot are slim, but it’s free, so it’s worth a shot. Especially as you’ve also got the chance of picking up some free spins or bonuses along the way even if you don’t hit the big one.
Betfair’s ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ Pop-Up Pinball Machine (aka Publicity Stunt)
Being the little attention seeking chaps they are, Betfair ran a survey to see which is the most skeptical city in the UK (there is a point, we’ll get to it shortly).
The survey involved 2,000 people across the country, revealing that three-quarters of Brits admitted to feeling apprehensive when offered something for nothing. However, Mancunians emerged as the most suspicious, with 29% stating they would be very sceptical of any freebie.
The research conducted by Betfair Casino then delved deeper into the specific items that Britons would refuse, even if they were offered for free. When it came to cold hard cash, 32% of Mancunians said they would turn down £10, and this percentage increased to 35% when the amount rose to £1,000. Surprisingly, even a free cup of coffee, a bunch of flowers, or a car would be declined by a significant number of residents.
There are various reasons why people are so reluctant to accept freebies. According to the survey, 52% of Brits believe that a gift comes with strings attached, while 33% fear that they would be expected to reciprocate in some way. Additionally, 15% of respondents expressed concerns about the quality or legitimacy of the gift itself.
Putting it to the Test
To promote their new prize pinball promotion… er, sorry, to test the results of the survey, Betfair Casino installed a pop-up pinball machine called “Everyone’s a Winner” in Manchester City center and promised that every player would receive a prize. However, despite this guarantee, many passersby chose not to participate, reflecting the inherent scepticism ingrained in the city’s culture.
Some did decide to give it a go though, and one of those players were glad they did: Adam Matthews from Salford. To his surprise, he scooped the £1,000 jackpot prize. Reflecting on his initial hesitation, he said, “I can’t believe it. I was out shopping with my sister and walked past the shed because you always think there’s a catch. But I’m glad I came back to give it a go.”
Sam Rosbottom, a spokesperson for Betfair, acknowledged the deep-rooted scepticism in British life, culture, and humor. He described it as “our gift to the world” and emphasized that people in the UK are not easily impressed or fooled by scams and tricks. Manchester, in particular, has become synonymous with this cynicism, distinguishing itself as the cynicism capital of the country.
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyway, back to the promo at hand. Here’s all you need to know:
Q: How often can I play Prize Pinball?
A: You can play once per day between 00:00 and 23:59 UK time.
Q: Who is eligible to play Prize Pinball?
A: Prize Pinball is open to eligible customers aged 18 or over in the UK and Ireland.
Q: What happens if I win the jackpot?
A: If you win the jackpot, it will be added to your account as cash with no wagering requirements.
Q: Are there any restrictions on using the prizes?
A: Free spins and bonuses have specific terms and conditions, including expiration dates and eligible games. Make sure to read the details when you win a prize.
Q: Can I play Prize Pinball on my mobile device?
A: Yes, Prize Pinball is available on both desktop and mobile devices.