Cheeky Online Bingo Sites Choosiness
(A) My Top 5 and (B) How to Choose
I’d love to tell you: “Everything you need to know about where to play bingo online is right here!” But if I did that you would probably say, “Jackpot Jane, this time you’ve really lost your rocker!” Or whatever the expression is . Plus I have more bingo sites hiding elsewhere too .
(A) Top 5 Bingo Sites Online
My top five combine gr8 value with superbly splendid promos and the friendliest communities in bingo land! Try these for size…
|Bingo Site||1st Dep BB||Free Games / Prizes||Play NOW!|
|1||Tea Time Bingo||Deposit £10 – Play with £30!!||5 hours of FREE games every day!!|
|There is no doubt in JJ’s mind that you will absolutely fall in love with this HUGE deposit bonus lovers’ new bingo site!! If you feel the same way I do about bingo and a round of drinks for all then you are in for the best feature of 2012 so far!! TeaTime Bingo [Read more...]|
|2||Bingo Street||200% + up to a fiver extra FREE||7 x £5 prizes from 6pm – midnight|
|Bingo Street’s starting bonus package currently stands @ – deposit £10 to play with £30 or more! You won’t find an easier site to find your way around – plenty of signposts on this street . [Read more...]|
|3||Red Bus Bingo||Min 150%; Scratchcard||9:15pm daily; £1,000|
|This must be the only bus in the UK that’s always on time and has a really friendly driver . And the passengers are lovely too! No wonder with a super-fab scratchcard welcome bonus followed by one of the biggest free bingo games ever, the FREE 1000! [Read more...]|
|4||Bingo Hollywood||300% (limited time!) + 75% recurring bonus||£1 prizes for both 75 & 90 ball games|
|Bingo Hollywood is making the kind of comeback film stars can only dream of! You’ll have to be quick to catch its 300% sign up offer but tbh I’m in love with this site so don’t worry too much! [Read more...]|
|5||Bingo On The Box||300%; (£15 FREE…)||2/hour, Friday PM; Vary – £2 ish|
|Bingo’s popularity on the Box is soaring thanks to this site’s regular big cash prize pots and huge starting bonus package. And you won’t find an easier site to navigate around. [Read more...]|
Well it’s true I’m not sure where every last one of my marbles is and I could never hope to tell you everything about UK bingo sites in a few short paragraphs. But I can give you the bingo basics, tell you where to find the finer details and offer you a selection of my fancier favourites .
(B) Online Bingo Sites – Compare and Play
Online bingo sites can be divided into two main groups –
- ‘Directories’ that provide reviews of bingo sites with information + tips about playing and;
- The bingo sites themselves – where you actually play the games.
Online bingo can sometimes seem like a mysterious playground with surprises lurking around every corner. Bingo review sites try to display reviews and information in a nice way that is free, easy to find and simple to use. Aren’t they nice!
Key pieces of free bingo information that are relevant to players are:
- Geographic location – are bingo sites UK based using UK pounds or in another country with a different currency?
- Type of bingo website – these basically fall into one of two groups: free bingo sites and pay to play sites. But most real money bingo sites will offer free games and some will even have real cash jackpot prizes.
- Sign-up specials – some offer no deposit bingo bonuses, some let you play bingo with no card details required.
- Bingo bonuses – it is worth finding out as much as you can about the kind of rewards online bingo sites offer you while you play, such as deposit bonuses, bonus funds, and loyalty points.
- Payment methods – most ‘bingosites’ will give you the option to pay with a variety of credit cards and other new online payment technologies such as Ukash and PayPal.
- Site design – how easy it is to navigate around the web page and do the things you need to do :0!
- Newness – brand new bingo sites often have amazing bingo bonuses and exciting new features
Let’s take a quick look at each of these…
1. Bingo Sites: UK versus the rest of the world!
This is an easy one to check but in my opinion an important one – play UK online bingo sites. It’s easy to check because UK sites will offer sign-up bonuses in GB pounds. Meanwhile, sometimes sites will only show bonuses in dollars for example; personally I choose to avoid these – there are plenty of great UK online bingo sites so no need to worry about exchange rates or any other nonsense such as legal or tax issues. Read more UK bingo site reviews here.
2. Bingo Sites with Free Money
It’s pretty hard to find ‘bingosites’ that won’t offer you some kind of free bingo cash these days. Gone are the times when “pay to play” ruled the bingo bedroom and you couldn’t play bingo for fun and win money. But that doesn’t mean bingo sites are giving away free cash! These are businesses that want to make a profit as much as you want to win a big bingo jackpot. Well almost as much .
Read more about free bingo here. My personal favourite approach is to sign up somewhere with free bingo no card details no deposit needed, hopefully one that will let me chat for free too, and then if I’m having a good time I want it to have some free games for funded players too, with bigger prizes.
3. Call the Bingo Sign-Up Police!
If only there were such a thing! Maybe I should start the bingo sign-up police force – Bingo Sergeant Jackpot Jane. The headlines would say something like, “Sergeant JJ uncovers bingo tinkering: Jackpot Jane discovers that online bingo sites claiming to offer £21 free in fact only give £1 free and the remaining £20 is only handed over once you make a deposit”.
This is a serious issue though. And also important to me is the no card details bingo business. For me free bingo should mean free bingo, no card details and no deposit required. But that’s another story…
4. Bingo Site Bonus Splendidness
Bingo sites UK plc has developed an enormous range of bonuses (“BBs”) to attract and entice you to play big money bingo games. It is worth being aware of these so that take advantage of the good ones:
- No deposit bingo bonus – free bingo cash to spend before you even make a deposit with a site
- First deposit bonus – an additional freebie ‘bingosites’ give away once you make a deposit. Careful! This freebie is often included in bingo sites’ “Free Bingo” claims – see above.
- Re-deposit / reload bonus – more BBs are often available from bingo sites every time you deposit.
But remember huns, these BBs can usually only be spent within the bingo sites with free money that you win them on. And there are likely to be restrictions on how and when you can withdraw bingo winnings made using BBs.
5. PayPal Bingo vs. Ukash
For some of us PayPal is the one and only payment method and PayPal Bingo Sites are the only way to play – no need to hand over credit card numbers etc. The trouble was that until recently there weren’t that many of them. A great new PayPal bingo site with no deposit bonus is Bingo On The Box.
So Ukash had stolen a march in this area since there have been many bingo websites with Ukash accepted for a long time. But bingo with PayPal is becoming easier by the day.
6. Site Design
Almost last and definitely not least is the site design. This can make a big difference to your enjoyment of bingo sites online. In my opinion, the best bingo sites are those that make everything easy for you – sign-up, deposit, bonuses, play, and most importantly for me, chatting!
7. New Bingo Sites?
I truly believe new bingo sites are well worth a look. There is a small risk that, being new, there will be less people to talk to in the bingo chat but I reckon that just makes it easier to be heard :0! Good luck choosing a bingo site that you like the sound of, hope it works out for you!