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Bill Spins - The Facts on O’Reilly’s Background

Bill Spins - The Facts on O’Reilly’s Background

Bill O’Reilly, or ‘Bill Spins’ as he is known, is the latest member of our team. In our latest Q&A series our chief editor, George Bush gets to know ‘Bill Spins’ a little better taking a look at his background and the role he plays here at GoldRushSlots.co.uk.

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George Bush Q&A with Bill O’Reilly

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Bill O’Reilly and I oversee the casino welcome bonus that is offered at Gold Rush Slots. I have been in the online gambling industry for 15 years; most people in the UK online slots industry know me as Bill Spins or O’Reilly Spins.

G. Bush: Throughout the industry, you are better known as O’Reilly Spins & Bill Spins; how did you get those nicknames?

O’Reilly Spins: The names come from my days working for a slot games developer where I used to work out the win percent of reel spins. My old boss gave me the nickname O’Reilly Spins as I came up with the idea of free spins for one of the new video slot machines being developed. The names O’Reilly Spins & Bill Spins just stuck.

G. Bush: When you first joined us in the office your American accent caused a bit of a stir, where are you from?

O’Reilly Spins: Yes, well-spotted ha-ha, I grew up, in Levittown, N.Y., the famed post-war tract suburb on Long Island.

G. Bush: Tell us a little about your background & what life was like growing up on Long Island?

O’Reilly Spins: Although I went to a private school and my father ‘Bill O’Reilly Sr.” worked for a big oil company, I had a normal working-class childhood of second-hand cars, a small home with one bathroom, summer vacations to Miami aboard a Greyhound bus, a father "who never earned more than $35,000 a year in his life." in high school, the better-off kids scorned me for my "two sports coats," bought at the unfashionable Modell's.

My father got promoted at the oil company and we moved to Westbury, Long Island, my mother Angela, still lives in the Levitt-built house. Westbury Long Island is a "middle-class suburb a few miles from Levittown," where I attended a private school. My late father, Bill O'Reilly Sr., was a currency accountant with Caltex, an oil company; Angela "Ann" O'Reilly was a homemaker who also worked as a physical therapist.

G. Bush: What does O’Reilly Spins like to do in his downtime?

O’Reilly Spins: My two main passions are travel and maths. I am probably one of the few people in the world that like to work out tax increase and decreases from world economies. When I travel, high-end hotels in Cancun and Caribbean are my first choice.

G. Bush: So, how did a working-class kid from Long Island become “O’Reilly Spins”?

O’Reilly Spins: I have always been fascinated by numbers, even when I was a kid I used to work out my father’s taxes and could work out percentages when I was 5 years old. When I left high school, I got a summer job in the tax office at the oil company where my father worked. With my talent for numbers, I was soon headhunted by an online slots developer where I was tasked with working out win percentages of slot spins.

Free Spins and Bonuses at Gold Rush Slots

Now that you know a little bit about me, it’s time to share with you my passion: promotions, welcome bonuses and free spins. They dont't call me Bill Spins for nothing, you know!

I love casino bonuses. The higher the percent and the greater number of free spins, the better. But what, exactly, is a casino bonus – and why do they have percentages attached? An online casino bonus is a fantastic incentive for players to sign up to and play at a particular casino site; new players receive a financial or free spins reward and the casino attracts new custom. Win-win! There are various types of bonuses offered by online casinos in the UK; each with its own set of advantages and individual terms and conditions (always read the T&Cs to find out the wagering requirements of a bonus).

Welcome Bonus

The welcome bonus is the most popular online casino bonus out there, and is an exclusive offer for new players. This bonus usually has a percentage attached, for example: ’50 percent up to £300’ or ‘100 per cent up to £100’. In the first example, the casino matches the player’s first deposit with 50p for every £1 deposited, up to a maximum value of £300. In the second example, for every £1 the player deposits, the casino will match it by 100 percent up to the value of £100. Some very generous welcome bonuses can even stretch as high as 300%; meaning that for every £1 deposited, the casino awards £3! When searching for a great casino welcome bonus, always look out for a generous bonus percentage. Follow this link to find out more about casino bonuses.

Reload Bonus

The reload bonus, or the existing player bonus, is essentially the same as the welcome bonus but for players that are no longer new. The casino may offer a deposit match bonus of 100 percent up to £50 on the player’s next deposit, for instance.

No Deposit Bonus

Since you aren’t required to place a deposit to claim a no deposit bonus, these are often smaller in value than welcome and reload bonuses. The most common no deposit bonus is £5, but some casinos have been known to offer as much as £10 or even £20, though its rare. Nevertheless, you can’t grumble at free bonus money so snap these up when you can. The online casino will usually require only your registration details before awarding you free bonus cash.

Free Spins Bonus

The free spins bonus – aka The O’Reilly Spins Special! This type of incredibly popular casino bonus is a hit with online slots enthusiasts up and down the land. With a free spins offer, the casino gifts the player a bundle of free spins at a set amount, for instance, 20 free spins on Book of Dead slot game. You will often see free spins bonuses included within a welcome package, such as: ‘100 percent bonus up to £200 plus 25 free spins on Starburst slot’ . Free spins bonuses are also often offered to existing players and as loyalty rewards. Most of the time, free spins will be playable on a selected slot game; but occasionally you may have a choice of slots on which to play through your free games. Reel spinning without risking my own cash? Yes please! 

Bill Spins’ Casino Bonuses at Gold Rush UK

So, you now know a little bit about online casino bonuses, but I can practically hear you demanding ‘But what type of bonuses do you offer at Gold Rush, Bill?!’ Well, this is the most exciting part. I love free spins (the more the better, remember?), so what better way than to welcome new players than with the opportunity to win up to 500 free spins on their first deposit? These spins can be played on Fluffy Favourites, Rainbow Riches, Gonzo’s Quest and more popular premium slot games!

I am passionate about thoroughly spoiling our players, so rest assured that there is plenty more where that came from. Beyond the welcome period, Gold Rush players can enjoy many more regular promotions. I can offer you 5 percent daily cashback, a birthday bonus or free spins of the month with 20 free spins on top slots, for example! Furthermore, I love to host special seasonal promotions such as the current Christmas Very Merry £10K Giveaway and the £9K December to Remember with sensational real money prizes to win. There are unlimited ways to win magnificent prizes, bonuses and free spins at our website throughout each month and our players simply adore it. Want in on the action? Take advantage of the Bill Spins bonus today!

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