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Playing on online bingo sites

Any experienced online bingo player will have to admit – even begrudgingly – that finding a new site they enjoy can be great fun. Yes its nice to have your old trusted favourites such as Jackpot Joy and Tombola. But it's always worth taking a look at what else is out there...

What to look for in a bingo site.

This will all depend upon what you personally require. And the truth is that we all value different aspects of online bingo. Below are some of the factors that we may be looking for in new bingo sites:-

Welcome bonus.

These bonuses can range from doubling your deposit to 500% or more! And the amounts you can receive your bonus on alter too. Gamesy's sites such as JackpotJoy and Sun Bingo will allow you to gain several hundreds of pounds by making a large initial deposit.

No deposit bonus.

This is where a site will allow you a small bonus for simply registering – usually £5 - £10. There usually certain rollover requirements before you can withdraw any winnings but this is definitely a good indicator that a bingo operator has faith in their own site.

Large jackpots.

Many of us aren't interested in winning £10 here and £20 there but more in going for that life changing win. It's tantamount to playing the lottery – just so much more fun!

Various game options.

As any player knows who plays a number of different sites, there is an unlimited range of game option out there to play. There are the usual 90 ball and 75 ball options but also all other amounts you can think of. Plus speed bingo and team bingo and quiz bingo and loads of TV themed ones. Many bingo sites will also have other game options such as slots and scratch cards. And also most large online bookmakers such as William Hill, Ladbrokes and Betfair also have their own bingo rooms.

Links to your local bingo club.

If you enjoy playing traditional land bingo then you may well find that you benefit from using their online site as well. Both Mecca and Gala Bingo are perfect examples of this where you can use promotions in both and even withdraw your online winnings at your local club in real cash.


Any bingo operator who fails to provide chat rooms with their games are doomed to failure today. The community aspect of it all is what will draw so many players in and keep them there. Foxy Bingo is a great example of this as can be seen from their TV adverts.

Payment options.

Not the most exciting factor to look at compared to others but this can make a difference. All of us to a degree are uncomfortable with leaving our personal bank details strewn across the web. Which is why an option such as PayPal could be a deciding factor when it comes to deciding upon a site.

Mobile options.

More and more of us play bingo and other games on the go. Things moved from playing just in the local club or village hall to playing at home. And then on from that to playing on your phone anywhere and at any time. Surprisingly there are still sites which don't cater for the mobile customer.

Ongoing promotions.

To just look at welcome bonuses and no deposit bonuses can be a little short sighted. Yes its great to have them but over the long term its best to have further benefits offered to us as players. Some sites will specialise in regular promos with fantastic gifts and cash prizes.

Free Bingo.

If you play simply for the love of it then some of the free bingos sites may be perfect for you. Those such as Costa Bingo promote themselves in this way and attract a lot of custom. You will never win big from these but you can most definitely have a lot of fun!