You know how that Dire Straights song goes, “Money for nothing and your chicks for free?” What if the lyrics were actually, “Money for nothing and your chips for free.” At Silver Oak, we’re making this remix a reality, so you should pay attention. Opportunities for getting real money for free in this world are few and far in between. When you find one, you should milk that golden goose for all it’s worth.

Now, the strategy for making real money for free detailed here isn’t guaranteed, it’s going to take a little bit of luck to pull off, but it’s absolutely free to try in every way. The concept is having real money deposited for free into your Silver Oak online casino account (you’ll create one for this), and then turning that free deposit into a lump of money you can withdraw and use however you desire.

Step 1: Get the Casino Software

Before you can do anything else, you’re going to need to download and install the casino software. Start by clicking on the download button:

This should start a download (or download prompt). Save that file, and open it once it’s completed. It will run through the setup, just follow the on-screen instructions. Once you have it installed you’ll be ready for step 2.

Step 2: Create an Account

When you open the freshly installed software the first thing you’re going to see is the welcome screen. Follow the instructions to create an account; it shouldn’t take you more than a couple of minutes. Be sure to use your real information, as it will be required when you request your withdrawal of real money.

Once you’ve filled out the form and followed the steps you’ll have an account. Log in and step on to step number 3.

Step 3: Get your Free Money

To get $50 of real money for free you need to head to the cashier from the software and find the link for “Redeem Coupon”. Enter the coupon code FREE50SILVER and you’ll have half a bill show up in your account instantly. Or Look for other first-time sign-up bonuses!

Step 4: Turn your Free Money into Real Money

The first thing you need to understand is the fine-print of the free money bonus you’ve been given. Before you can cash out your free money (turning it into real money) you need to spend some time in the casino.

The first stipulation is the minimum rollover. In order to qualify for a withdrawal you need to make wagers totally the amount of your free money (the $50) at least 30 times on slot machines or 60 times on table games. To do this we recommend being the tortoise rather than the hare. Make smaller bets, and make a lot of them. While making money is fantastic, your goal is just to be making the bets, so it’s more than okay to just be ending up around even.

The second caveat directly affects the first one. You are limited to the table games approved for this sort of deposit bonus. You can play any games you like, as long as they are not Roulette, Craps, Pai Gow Poker, Baccarat, War or Sic Bo. Playing these games will not help you in converting your free money to real money.

If you follow these rules, make smart bets and get a little lucky, you’ll find yourself with an account full of real money ready to be cashed out. While not everyone who follows this guide will be successful it’s entirely free to try… and all you have to do is play games in the process. So you have that going for you.


Simon is an overactive gambler and the Staff Writer here at Silver Oak. He loves casino bonuses, online slots, and using the em dash too often. Currently, he rests his typing hands in Vancouver, Canada.